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“Beautiful resort with the best staff! Peaceful Holiday!”

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Karwar - Emerald Bay, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Karwar
Certificate of Excellence
Goa
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Beautiful resort with the best staff! Peaceful Holiday!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This review comes in very very late. It was our most cherished and memorable holiday early November 2013.

Yes its not on the beach but the resort's location is very peaceful, although its on the main road once you cross the Goa border, its easy to find and from the first approach of the security guards and their smiles.. the rest just follows smoothly.

The front staff, you have GRE Yogitha who manages your booking and also makes sure your stay is a memorable one. The F&B manager Mr Bhim Singh, would come table to table and make sure that we were being fed well and happy with what we would order (same applies to all the guests staying there) We also have the Spa staff who are extremely good in their field. Santoshi, Sunita and Satish.. kudos to them

Kudos to the Kitchen staff who made sure they did their best to serve us the best of continental , chinese, indian.. the Mushroom fricassa, chicken fricassa, and rawa halwa.. too too good.. could smell the shudh ghee in the rawa halwa. Thanks to Mr Bhim Singh for making sure our meals were well taken care of, though we did mention that the buffet breakfast takes the cake.. it was really a good spread and well enough to give you a great start to your day!

Many complain about the rooms being small tc.. its a fact they have 3 types of rooms,
1. Superior room
2. Deluxe Superior room and
3. Suite room
The Suite room has a seperate living room area which has a sofa cum bed and is very comfortable and the suite is good for 4 adults or 2 adults with 2 or 3 children depending on your comfort. The superior and deluxe superior just a bit bigger than the other. Its best to call the hotel directly and speak with either Yogitha, Manish, Sushma and get the best rates and they are the best to advise the rooms that would be good for your stay.

Thanks once again to Mr Bhim Singh, Yogitha, Sushma, the activity team Anand and Tushar, Sunita , Santoshi and Satish (SPA) and the smiling and helpful bell boys, security guards and room service staff, Rakesh Housekeeping team head.. for his unique towel designs which my son loved as each of the 4 days that we stayed we had a different design, puppy, swans, hearts.. thank you so much.

We would definitely go back to Emerald Bay, for a nice rejuvenating, energizing, peaceful and calm holiday!!!

Room Tip: Opt for the corner rooms whether you opt for the suite, deluxe superior or superior rooms. 5th and 6...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed in this hotel as part of the timeshare service from Sterling holidays. Rooms were above average. Rest of the hotel was good. Though the view of the sea is exaggerated in most reviews. From the windows on one side of the hotel one can just catch the faint blue outline of the sea. Its not as close as you would expect. Otherwise it is located well, close to the town. Karwar is a great place to visit and this hotel compliments the stay well.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

The service by resort staff is mind blowing and excellent. The resort staff take care of their tourists who stay in their resort properly,excellently and make sure that all the need of tourists are catered too and the hospitality of all the resort staff was mind-blowing and excellent

Room Tip: All the rooms in the resort are excellent
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights this month and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The suite we were allotted had a mesmerizing view of the ocean on one side and greenery on the other. Karwar is nothing like Goa and I wonder why even the comparison. The hotel has a great location and hence an ideal place to stay, if in Karwar. The hotel manager Mr. Pradeep Banerjee was very helpful and did his best to help us have a memorable stay. A special mention needs to be made of the F&B head Mr. Bhim Singh, whom we know from our trip to Kodai a few years back. An epitome in hospitality and genuine concern for the guests, he mingles with each guest in the restaurant and strives to deliver to the best of his capability. We did not have to worry a bit for our 4 year old daughter as Mr. Singh ensured she got everything as per her taste. He even ensured we get the best of services in Goa where we were headed next, a true gem of a person. Overall we had a great time.

Room Tip: Opt for a suite on the higher floor, preferably with a sit out facing the sea.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed for 3 night in nov 13. Hotel is at a good location, near to the highway. surrounded by Palm trees & greenery. Hotel is neat & clean. Rooms are clean & comfortable. Food quality & taste was not upto the mark and we mostly ate at Amruth Hotel & other places in Karwar town, which has excellent seafood. Pool is decent & holiday activities in hotel for kids are good enough to keep them busy.

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pune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2013

everything in this hotel is worse ..the rooms are tooooo small... food is fine .bt not wort the money.the staff is rude and unhelpfull.they say they provide extra bed ....bt provide dirty smelly materess that to when v call housekeeping for abt 5 6 times
.and also the pics puton web are fake..
plz don't be the streling member and nerver visit this place .
ya u can surely cum if u want to spoil ur holiday...
plz I would like to say STAY AWAY FRM STRELING HOLIDAYS RESORTS ...
THEY STINK AND SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Karwar - Emerald Bay, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Sterling Holidays! We are concerned about your experience during your recent stay at Karwar – Emerald Bay. We have already brought this to the attention of the resort management.

At Sterling Holidays, we are committed to achieving high customer satisfaction levels and are deeply regretful that we were unable to demonstrate that commitment during your holiday with us. Karwar – Emerald Bay is an award winning resort, recognized for maintaining exceptional standards in its category. We request you to consider the issues you faced as an unfortunate exception.

We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you better by holidaying with us again.
We look forward to welcoming you at any one of our 19 resorts soon!

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team.
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

When u enter the premises of the hotel, u assume its gonna be a boring sort of a place.. but, the welcome drink offered, changes your mind totally!! the front desk staff is really courteous and polite.. room service is really efficient and quick.. however, the buffet selection and taste is strictly average.. Ask for dosas in breakfast buffet !

The activity center,located on the first floor, has many options to keep a family with kids occupied..

The pool has a different shape and is well maintained.. however,, the surprise lies in the SPA!
Very modestly priced- discounts are offered for sterling members. The spa is neat and clean.. the massuers are trained keralites.. Ladies- ask for sunidha.. !

Room Tip: choose a suite on the 6th floor! very comfortable!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Karwar - Emerald Bay, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: National Highway 17, Sadashivgad Toll Naka, Karwar 581 301, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Uttar Kannada District > Karwar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Karwar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Karwar - Emerald Bay, A Sterling Holidays Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to the estuary where the Kali river meets the Arabian Sea, and with the Sahyadri mountains forming a backdrop, Emerald Bay is a full-service Sterling Holidays resort that offers some beautiful glimpses of an unspoilt, unexplored region of India. The backwaters of the Kali River add to the beauty of this place. Karwar is a great holiday destination due its close proximity to Goa. A combined holiday in our resorts - Villagio in Goa and Emerald Bay in Karwar, will work as a great way to spending long vacations with loved ones. ... more   less 
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