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Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went to visit Goa but we have got all the things in Dona Sylvia Beach Resort. White sand Beach was superb. Every staff was very helping. Food quality was superb (As we were from North India - we got pure veg food according to our taste), Special food menus for kids also.
Overall full rating to Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, South Goa.

Room Tip: All rooms are good wherever you stay @Dona Sylvia Beach Resort.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank SAMEER_GUPTA_2012
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Where I came from, we would have called this a chalet.

First impression upon entering the property, BASIC. The decoration is very 80s to 90s. Nothing fanciful.

Room was again, basic. TV is old fashion but with lots of channels, mainly Indian.Very limited International programs on offer. Bed squeak, mattress and pillow felt cheap. Cupboard make noise very time you open it. Safe was not working. The whole furnishing looks cheap and way passed used date. Bathroom a disaster. It stink, floor wet, vanity top looks like 60s, stained mirror, only provided cheap shampoo and bar soap, that's it. The aircon in room was not cold and the hot water was none. Even after fixing it, there was still no hot water for shower.

Indian food in restaurant OK. Ambience nonexistent. Staff was friendly though.

Had the most disastrous massage in their spa. They poured warm oil all over me, and oil stink. You lay totally naked on the table which is utterly slippery and you keep sliding off and in danger if falling off the bed. When it hit me and later confirmed that the oil that was poured over me was recycled over and over, I asked for the session to be stopped. I scrubbed for 4 days before getting rid of the smell. For hygiene reason, I would suggest the resort to stop using this method or offer an alternative for guest to use new oil at a higher price.

Verdict - pay a little more and stay in an international chain. This stay was the most horrendous experience

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mamagagachia
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We visited the resort in August 2012 .The resort is situated at cavelossim beach, it is beautiful and people here are friendly. The way to beach is thru the resort only which make it ideal for relaxation and stay. Vegetarin Food was average they need to get some variety but some of its NonVeg food was realyy delicious....There is lot of greenery in the resort which make it very beautiful and cottages are made in goan style which gives a great look. Overall a pleasant stay...

Room Tip: pls choose room sea facing
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank abajaj007
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Beautiful manicured lawns, courteous staff, lip smacking food, private beach, huge clean pool and plenty of activities. A must for people wanting to enjoy the warmth & hospitality of Goa. Spent 3N/4D at this fantastic hotel and needless to say, I will be returning to the land of warmth, fun and hospitality and DEFINITELY to Dona Sylvia.

Room Tip: Take the rooms, closer to the beach.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Canes1311
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were a group of 6 adults , all cousins at Dona Sylvia from Aug15th to 18th 2012, We had a great time inspite of our late checkin at 4pm, we had hot lunch served and a smooth pickup from the airport (Complimentary as part of the package). The Rooms were excellent choice Beach facing and lawn facing Room No:85A and 86A. Ideal setting for our freedom party. Though the rooms was not too spacious for 3 adults with an additional cot added, the patio or balcony made the stay more relishing with a round table and 6 chairs provided in a banquet style.
The food B'fast/ lunch and dinner was all served at Sea Gull restaurant (Being Offseason) and the spread was great. Relaxed timings and the resort full of amenities like a great Sauna, Jacuzi, steam room and spa facilities. The games being pool volleyball, badminton, tennis and football madeup for all the macho games.

The Amalia Bar served complimentary drinks between 6pm to 8pm and also served as the entertainment center with live shows singing, dance etc and Live band music. The villas are spread out (171 of them) with lots of private place among guests and we never had to stand in a queue for any amenities.

The checkin and check out were smooth, though the red band hadcuff sounded odd, it made sense when the resort staff served us by a mere sight of the band on all the three days without enquiring again n again -- which package or which room number etc, thus made us more relaxed.

Finally awesome beach can be accessed by a short walk of a couple of minutes through a lovely pathway, Pristine white sand beach -Cavellosim, far better than the North Goa beaches. Beach is shallow and we can venture out into the sea for a long time, we have services of water sports provided by Jack in the sea during season time and in the Sal river during non season time.

The pool should be one of the biggest and among the south goa properties, Cleaned quite often and attended by pool staff from 7am to 7pm every day. All in all a great proprty visit all through the year. The great sounding Benny- The master Chef was the perfect hostand he would give snippet of advise and recommend what to do. We had a great time !

Room Tip: Choose Beach facing rooms no 83A, 84A, 85A and 86A are excellent view
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank ShashikiranBangalore
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