5 nights of pure luxury and pampering at Leela Goa. Our second visit in 3 years.
We stayed in the club suite with a plunge pool/outdoor shower with a personal butler who organised everything we required.
Room was clean, massive with comfortable bedding and sofa areas.
A la carte breakfast, lunchtime canapes and afternoon high tea (with local wines/beers) included for club guests.
All well executed. The beach side restaurant is a favourite. We dined twice there (Susagado). You can choose your own locally caught fish and ask the chef to prepare it the way you want (eg tandoor/curry etc).
The hotel is currently undergoing a mass rennovation (due to complete Oct/Nov 2011). We were not disturbed by this at the club (which has its own private pool for club guests) - The main pool area did have construction going on around it but we chose not to use it.
The grounds are exceptionally well maintained with some very interesting orchids/plants and trees in their nurseries. Worth spending a few hours exploring.
Just next door to the hotel is the less expensive fishermans wharf restaurant which also provides some decent quality meals and locally caught fish.
The beach shacks that provide snacks and bar food had all been dismantled for the monsoon season. Just up the beach from Leela is the Holiday Inn which you can also grab a light lunch if you're out for a stroll.
Evening dinner at Martins Corner is a must. (the hotel can organise a driver) So so service but stick to the fish and you cant go wrong with the flavours. A popular hang out. The cheese nan a firm favourite.
We used the Spa at the hotel almost daily. Staff tended to be a bit shy and reserved so you would have to ask for heavier pressure if you needed it. We flew to Delhi and stayed at the new Leela Palace New Delhi and the spa treatments there we found to be better (and more pricier of course!). Report of that hotel to follow separately.
The beach was practically deserted. We did find that there are many stray dogs that sleep on the beach so would encourage the hotel to clean their section of the beach to keep things hygenic and safe for walkers and swimmers.
Staff were very polite and helpful. Things did get a bit mixed up with some spa reservations so possibly some improvement in communications internally wouldnt go amiss. But not a big deal.
WIFI was also complimentary but it would log itself out within a few mins of non-use so you would have to keep logging back on.
there was also meant to be live indian music in their main lobby bar which we waited for but then when the musicians finally turned up from the dining restaurant they said they were finished for the night.
The main point was to come away rejuvinated, spoiled and relaxed. Mission accomplished.
A few tips that the new Leela Palace in Delhi can learn from.
Will for sure return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combine the opulence and luxury of 5 star hotels, The Leela Goa with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining making it the finest 5 star hotels in Goa. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Leela Goa Hotel Cavelossim
- Leela Kempinski Goa Cavelossim
- Leela Goa
- Goa Hotel Leela
- Goa Leela
- Leela Kempinski Goa Hotel Cavelossim
- Leela Palace Goa
- The Leela Goa Cavelossim