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“Nothing extraordinary”
Review of Luisa by the Sea

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Luisa by the Sea
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nothing extraordinary”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This place is nothing extraordinary ... And if you love to spend the whole day in the beach then it is certainly NOT the place for you. Reaching the beach will require a lot of energy, time and resource if you are travelling with family.

The property is filled with villas at every corner and needless to say, more the money more beautiful the villa !!! But the rooms are airy, sunny and spacious. However, you need to manage here everything on your own from pin to plane. You need to buy even the basic things that you take for granted in a hotel such as tea, coffee and oh even water! Forget the beer !!!

To simply put it, if you are the type who loves little luxuries of staying in a hotel then this is not meant for you. And if you are in love with the sun & sand like me, then stay away from it please!
But if you are the type who loves to extend your daily routines/ household chores even on a vacation then bang on ! This is the place for you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have recently returned from a wonderful six week holiday at Villa 59. The location is perfect, close to many restaurants, bars and shops and just a five minute walk to the beautiful beach. The villa (and the resort of Luisa by the Sea) is very quiet and peaceful if you just want to chill out on the lovely veranda which faces the idyllic swimming pool.
Sunita Saldanha (the owner) and her team (Anjali & Amita) were marvellous; nothing was too much trouble. Any problems or requests were dealt with with prompt efficiency. We loved it so much we have already booked the villa for 2014 and we hope to return for many more years to come. We have always stayed at hotels in Cavelossim in the past but found that they seem to be favouring corporate business and weddings more and more which we believe is to the detriment of ordinary holidaymakers, so we decided on a change of accommodation this time.That decision has been justified and we wish we had made it years ago.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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joie_devivre69, Owner at Luisa by the Sea, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you for your write up about villa 59.
Anjali and Amita were delighted at your appreciation and remembered you as warm and kindly guests.
We look forward to your visit next year.
Do stay in touch at joie_devivre69@hotmail.com or (91)9821081420
We are also have a facebook page Goa Holiday at Luisa by thes Sea Cavelossim
We would love to see some of your photos if you care to share.

A bientot
Sunita
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Fantastic villa for a family or large group of friends. We were there for a wedding at the nearby 5 * Leela hotel and this was the perfect base for us. Close to the shops, beach and restaurants, everything was on the doorstep. The swimming pool although lovely was a little murky and I was unsure about swimming in it, but apart from that it was lovely. Stunning gardens and friendly staff. All amenities in the villa make it a home from home.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Have been to Cavellosim several times and have been keen to stay at Louisa by the Sea because of it's excellent location to the beach and the many restaurants on offer.
We were so pleased to have got in touch with Sophie George, she was so helpful when booking and recommended Tobias (villa 61) as we wanted a one bedroom villa for 2.
From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. The villa is surrounded by lush, well maintained gardens and overlooks a small swimming pool.
The veranda is very spacious and lovely to sit out on (just be aware of the mosquitos in the evening and bring plenty of deet!)
The accommodation has a lovely, well furnished open plan kitchen and living room, and separate bedroom with a comfortable bed and ensuite shower room.

We were very impressed that the villa was cleaned daily (apart from sundays) and the bedding and towels changed regularly. (quite unusual in Goa). Sophie also popped by at least once a week to check we were ok.

We stayed here for 3 weeks, part of an 8 week tour of Goa and this was by far the best accommodation we have had on this trip and indeed on other trips to Goa.
Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to return ourselves another time.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Having been to Cavelossim for the past 4 years staying in hotels and appartments, We were really looking forward to a new experience of a villa, and we were not disappointed.
The two bed room villa was great with all the facilities we could need, cooker, fridge, microwave etc.
Every day we had the cleaner come in and do a marvelous job and even did our washing for us, and this was not expected. When we had a few maintence jobs carried out she worked on to escort the contractors, which was very welcome.

The whole estate is well maintaned with the pool done daily, but it was amazing to see people swimming after the chemical treatment in the evening, but as most of the signs are in english i suppose the russians can be excused or is it just their way to do what they want?

Sun loungers are on a first come first served bais although many have villa numbers on them, but how many eastern europeans play by the rules, some thing the so called site security could work on as things do go on that shouldn't. Sunday morning yoga class for 20 plus russian ladies who just arrived from all over and set up around the pool, to soft porno photo session around what was thought to be a deserted pool!

All dealings with the owner JP were first class, he responded to emails very quickly and his site rep Jayson and the cleaner especially, were first class.

A villa well worth visiting.

Room Tip: Villas around the big pool are the best, that is unless you can get one on the river
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Luisa by the sea's Tobias villa owned by Sophie George, will always rate as my best ever Goa experience. It is absolutely true to being the closest you will experience a home away from home and yet experience a holiday The villas are well maintained and in pristine condition with perfect layouts, really beautiful verandahs and sit outs. The landscaping and greenery is prim and proper, and you will not find any plant/shrub/lawn unkempt. The staff is extremely helpful and responsive. Unlike other stays, Luisa gives you the privacy you always want when on a holiday; you don't get any people on your face (neither other guests nor unwanted staff). Have been there with friends and family over many occasions and it has always drawn me back. The location is just perfect, with the river on one side and the sea in front across the road. Restaurants, shops, medical stores, liquor stores, local eateries, spas... everything you need are bang outside the gate, a few meters away. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well equipped and the fisherman's wharf is only a couple kilometers away. Bring you bbq and you have all the ingredients of your own bbq by the lawn/pool party. Talking of pools, there are 2 of them in the complex, both well maintained and clean. Through the most part of the day the pool is well covered by the greenery, trees and the palms trees. You can stroll to the beach and plonk off at the shacks on the beach, look for Pipkins its one of the best on this strip. Riverside Restaurant which shares the boundary with Luisa is also a good Goan restaurant located on the river. All in all Luisa/ Tobias is 5 stars from me. Just go there, relax, let your hair down and enjoy the sun.

Room Tip: Speak with Sophie George - +919823595505
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed here in November 2012 in villa 23. The accommodation was very clean, the housekeeping services were excellent. There are walks and views of the river and the beach is only a short walk away.
When we were there the restaurant on site was not open plus the large pool was only open for the latter half of our stay however there is an adequate smaller pool on site.
Close enough to enjoy a stroll in the evening to the many restaurants nearby. Taxis are available outside the complex gate. The local supermarket (Watson) will deliver to your door after you have chosen your goods.
Angela Demello(owner) was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Luisa by the Sea

Property: Luisa by the Sea
Address: Mobor,Cavelossim, Cavelossim 403731, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Cavelossim
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Cavelossim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Luisa by the Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Luisa By The Sea Hotel Cavelossim
Luisa By The Sea Goa/Cavelossim

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