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Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Cavelossim
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scunthorpe
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“yet another stay in dona sylvia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

7 feb 2013. just returned home from our stay with all our friends at dona sylvia. i believe anyone would be hard pushed to find a resort where you recieve so much warmth from all the staff . everyone should look to visit this stunning place.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again in Dona Sylvia in the coming season.

Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
Resort Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

The most striking difference is the quality of architecture. Most beach front hotels from Brazil to Thailand have a typical hallway with boring rooms on either sides...Dona Sylvia makes a difference. Rooms are individual cottages spread out in a lush coconut grove & organized as clusters...feels homely & Goan!

Buffet choices are awesome. However, if you stay for a long term you do get tired of the similar menu when you have B/L/D at the same place. There are no shacks on the beach during off-season. Hence you need to venture out for a different meal.

Location is very quiet compared to any other North Goa beaches. Almost feels like a private beach.

There is nothing new to write about room services/infrastructure since it has been highly praised in other reviews. Lot of games/activities for kids too. I reckon they could improve on the live band/music scenario, since it did not sound energetic & didnt get much audience. Would be awesome if they set up a gazebo with bar/food service close to the beach, since the beach seems to be lost in connection with the resort.

Room Tip: There are NO beach facing rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Kumaresh_sekaran
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank You for your valued feedback !! We look forward to having you stay with us again. I am sure you would find some positive changes from your previous visit.

Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
Resort Manager
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Just returned from 2nd visit to Dona Sylvia and it was better than ever. The staff are all so helpful especially Tara in the restaurant who delighted in cooking all sorts of special dishes for us. Rahul in the bar worked extremely hard under great duress at times, as did Cynole at the pool bar. Anything you needed could be sorted out by Benny or Ramswallop. A shame that Dr Alfredo does not do massage on site now but can be visited at his home. The entertainment was very good especally Edmundo the magician. The local taxi drivers are very competent and will take you wherever you want to go and even wait while you are there.Looking foreward to next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Mr. Alan,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

It was really nice to read such a wonderful feedback about our Resort and am truly thankful to you !! Such reviews encourages us to set the bar even higher to meet up to the expectations of our guests.

I look forward to meeting you at Dona Sylvia in the coming season.

Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
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girton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

I was very impressed by the friendly staff,who did anything they could to make our. Stay as good as possible.the cooks produced a wide variety of food on the menu,but would also cook anything you wanted,if it was not on the menu. Tatar was especially good .the head waiters were good ,particularly Benny and rams wallop.The pool was well maintained and there were plenty of sun beds,though sun umbrellas were in need of replacement in some cases.generally there was plenty of natural shade and the gardens were very colourful.The rooms were clean and the air conditioning was good.Any problem however small was soon sorted by Gregorio and his staff.On previous visits we have been very impressed by Dr Alfredo who does still does the water aerobics,but for some strange reason is no longer available on sight to do his amazing pressure point massage. A real loss.The beach is of course excellent and the hotel has direct access.Entertanment is better this year though the highlight is the amazing close up magician Edmundo.i should also like to commend rahul,on the bar who remains calm and attentive at all times.We found trips out were best done in a local taxi and the English speaking drivers are very obliging with of course good local knowledge and the rates are very good with only a small charge for waiting. 50 rupees per hour.Finally,if you enjoy bird watching,contact Rahul Alvares on his website birds in goa.you will have a great trip if you do.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for your review and shall definitely pass on the compliments to the team members whom you have commended. Looking forward to have you stay with us in future, too.

Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
Resort Manager
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is our second visit to the Dona Sylvia and it will NOT be our last!The resort is beautiful in its own right with the gardens lovingly tended every day!the staff are helpful, friendly and just lovely!We emailed the hotel to request a specific room and were delighted to find on our arrival that our request had been granted - we very much appreciated this.In fact the staff will do their best to accommodate any requests.
We cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Goa as this resort has it all- it's simply wonderful!

Room Tip: Choose a room with an independent balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lesley M
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

I thank you for your feedback and am hopeful that we will have many more of your stays at Dona Sylvia.
Please let us know if you have any specific requests vis a vis rooms and other services / facilities.

Regards,
Atool Mulgaonkar
Resort Manager
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Absolutely fabulous the Doña Sylvia just goes from strength to strength. Like others there is nothing to be said that hasn't been said before. Special thanks to Rajesh in the restaurant, Rose our housekeeper and everyone there for making our stay brilliant. Look forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hannah S
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for your review and will surely pass on your feedback to Rajesh and Roseline. We look forward to have to stay with us year after year and give us the opportunity to make your holiday memorable each time.

Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
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Wirral
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We loved this place so much we had to send the manager an e-mail, Below is what we wrote, it says it all.
We returned last week from 3 weeks at your wonderful hotel. I would just like you to know how delighted we were with the hotel and the service we received. We were not happy with the size of our balcony on arrival but were moved within 2 days despite us refusing a shared balcony.
We cannot begin to express how wonderful your hotel is, everything from the hotel grounds, kept beautifully by the gardeners to the top quality food on offer and all this topped by the nicest and friendliest staff we have ever encountered.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday which we hope we can repeat soon.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a large private balcony if you like to sit on terrace or balcony
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortDonaSylvia, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Ma'am,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank You for your review and the feedback you mailed me. It is indeed our pleasure to get this opportunity to serve you. You can inform us via mail in advance before your next visit so that we can block a room type of your liking.

Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar
Resort Manager
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Additional Information about Dona Sylvia Beach Resort

Property: Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Address: | Cavelossim Beach, Mobor, Next to Radisson Blu, Cavelossim 403731, India
Location: India > Goa > Cavelossim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Family Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Business Hotel in Cavelossim
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cavelossim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dona Sylvia Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort is spread over 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the southern coast of Goa, it nestles by the soft white sands of Cavelossim beach. The Resort offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms with all modern amenities in Mediterranean style villas with balconies and open sit-outs. The Resort has excellent conference facilities, extensive options for outdoor events / theme parties and entertainment. ... more   less 
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Dona Sylvia Hotel Goa
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