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3 star beach resorts in Goa

Discussion in 'Goa' started by KritiSain, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. KritiSain

    KritiSain New Member

    I am trying to find some beach resorts in Goa, where my parents and I would be staying.
    I have seen a couple of beach resorts, and they don't seem too good, and so I am quite confused to which one I should actually choose for our stay.
    Our budget is Rs2500, and if the property is good, we can actually increase the budget to Rs3000.

    My parents don't like eating at the hotels we stay at, so we would like the resort to be close to eating places.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

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    Part of planning a trip for Goa is the decision on which property you're going to stay in. The resort or hotel that you stay in can make or break your trip. That is why it's vital to research well before reserving for a room in a property. In Goa, there are plenty of options ranging from budget ones, to mid-range ones, to luxury ones. So for whichever budget that you have, there's a suitable property that you can stay in. For those wondering which are the best three-star resorts in Goa that are located near the beach, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we would highlight the best three-star properties in Goa with the criteria mentioned above.

    Three-Star Beach Resorts in Goa (Under Rs. 3,000/Night)

    1. Santana Beach Resort - The Santana Beach Resort is located right at the shores of the Candolim Beach, barely a minute of walking away. The resort is spread across a huge expanse of well-manicured lawns and two central swimming pools. The facade of the two-storey villas is a mixture of white and blue with architectural styles borrowed from the Portuguese. The reception area is set upon an open-air setting with wooden elements and even has a mini library area with comfortable couches. The rooms are refreshingly Goan, with the tiled flooring, wooden furnitures and their own balcony overlooking either the swimming pool or gardens. For dining, they have an on-site restaurant named Olegario's which serves mainly Goan and Chinese cuisines. This restaurant has a unique location amidst the lush gardens and also the smaller swimming pool. If you're looking for other dining options, you have Shivers, which is around four minutes of walking from the southeastern side of the property. This restaurant serves mainly Continental and North Indian cuisines. Tuscany Gardens is also just five minutes from the south of the resort, this one is mostly known for its scrumptious Italian cuisine dishes. Other facilities that you can find in the resort are luggage storage, car rental and parking. For WiFi, it is on a chargeable basis only so if you want to access it, you need to pay around Rs. 100 per hour. As you can see from the website of the resort, their rates are on the higher side and not within your budget. But if you go through other booking sites such as Goibibo, the rates are comparatively lower.
    • Area - Candolim
    • Room Tariffs - Standard Room at Rs. 2,220/Night and Suite at Rs. 2,620/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, Television, Telephone, Sitting Area, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Outdoor Swimming Pools, Restaurant, Luggage Storage, Car Rental, Parking and Internet (Chargeable)
    • Address - Shop No. P-1-2, Quinta Costa Frias Complex, Dando, Candolim, Bardez, Goa 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 83 2247 9556
    Santana Beach Resort

    2. Riva Beach Resort - Just a minute of walking away from the Riva Beach Resort and you would reach the Mandrem Beach. With the picturesque views of both the beach and the stream, this resort is your perfect idyllic getaway. The reception is set upon an open-air area with thatched roofing. There are various types of accommodation options but those that fit within the budget are the Courtyard Cottage and Deluxe Room. The former is a standalone cabin with a private sit-out opening unto the beach. The latter is located in a villa-like building which also has a private sit-out opening unto the beach. Interiors for both types of accommodation are minimalist, with simple walls highlighted by framed paintings and wooden flooring. Their on-site restaurant is named Waterfront and serves delicious Indian and Goan cuisines. The ambience is a bit sophisticated but the outdoor sitting area is more laid-back. There are also plenty of dining options just within walking distance from the resort. Mandarin and Little Tibet serve Chinese and Tibetan cuisines respectively, they're just a little to the southeastern side of the property. To the northwestern side are Freedom Cafe and Cafe Mandrem. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the stream and sea. They also provide for spa facilities such as sauna, treatments and massages. Other facilities such as a business centre, luggage storage, travel desk and shuttles are also available in the property. For those who are adventurous, you can avail of their facilities for water sports and fishing too. You can access WiFi all throughout the resort without any charges but signal strength cannot be assured.
    • Area - Mandrem
    • Room Tariffs - Courtyard Cottage at Rs. 2,800/Night and Deluxe Room at Rs. 2,999/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, LCD Television, Telephone, Safety Deposit Locker, Minibar, Tea/Coffee Maker, Work Desk Station and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurant, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Spa, Business Centre, Luggage Storage, Travel Desk, Shuttles, Water Sports and Internet
    • Address - Mandrem Beach, Pernem, Goa 403527, India
    • Contact Number - +91 93 7270 2533
    3. Sinq Beach Resort - Next we have the Sinq Beach Resort, which is just five minutes of walking to the Calangute Beach. The property is housed in a simple building, almost looking like a house. The reception is spacious though very simple in design, especially with the neutral-hued motif. You can choose from two types of rooms, either the Classic Room or the Deluxe Room. Both has the same contemporary interiors of hardwood flooring, wooden furnitures and white-washed walls. They are spacious and features large windows overlooking the surroundings. Their on-site restaurant is named Ingredients, which serves mainly Continental cuisine dishes. You can opt to dine inside with the simple but elegantly designed interiors or by the poolside, in the opulent cabanas. The nearest dining option outside the property is Pizza Hut, which is a globally known pizza chain. If that doesn't strike your fancy, further to the north are other restaurants, Navtara, for authentic Indian cuisine, and Spice Garden, which also serves yummy local dishes. Sinq Beach Club is a well-known bar slash lounge within the area where you can enjoy grooving to the latest hit while having cocktails. For private parties, you can rent the resort's party rooms instead. Other facilities here are an outdoor swimming pool, parking and internet.
    • Area - Calangute
    • Room Tariffs - Classic Room at Rs. 2,024/Night and Deluxe Room at Rs. 3,074/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, LCD Television, Minibar, Tea/Coffee Maker, Coffee Table and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurant, Bar, Party Rooms, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Parking and Internet
    • Address - Opposite Don Bosco Hostel, Tivai Vaddo, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
    • Contact Number - +91 83 2227 6922
    4. Prainha Resort - Just a minute away from the Dona Paula Beach is the Prainha Resort. The property is set upon lush greenery so it stands out because of its pure white facade with pastel blue accents. The reception is light and airy especially since it has a central atrium where natural light comes in from. The regal furnitures and added decors of lamps and angel wall statues add to the grandeur of the lobby. Onto the accommodation options, you can opt for either rooms or cottages. For the rooms, the walls are of pure white, the flooring is tiled with some patterned ones and the furnitures are charmingly traditional. The rooms also have a balcony overlooking the lush gardens. The cottages are amazingly European inspired, taking you to a different country in just a snap. The interiors are luxe and you even have your own four-poster teak bed. For dining, they have an open-air restaurant named the Beachcomber, which serves Indian, Goan and Continental cuisines dishes. It overlooks the swimming pool so you have great views while dining. Other nearby dining options are Baba Wood Cafe (Italian), Menino's (Multi-Cuisine) and Nautica (Goan). For special events or meetings, the property has a board room with the capacity to accommodate around 30 guests at the same time. There's an on-site cyber cafe where you can do some work or send emails in. Other facilities such as a spa, swimming pool, travel desk and shops are also available on-site. Water sports equipments can be rented from the resort too. Guests can access WiFi for a limited time for free and signal isn't that good as well.
    • Area - Dona Paula
    • Room Tariffs - Standard Room at Rs. 2,280/Night and Sea View Cottage at Rs. 2,910/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, LCD Television, Work Desk Station, Coffee Table With Chair and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurant, Board Room, Cyber Cafe, Spa, Swimming Pool, Travel Desk, Shops, Water Sports and Internet
    • Address - Jetty Road, Near State Bank of India, Dona Paula, Goa 403004, India
    • Contact Number - +91 83 2245 3882
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    Prainha Beach Resort

    5. La Grace Resort - Within 10 minutes of walking to the Benaulim Beach is the La Grace Resort. It is nestled amidst lush greenery of palm trees and shrubs. There are various medium-storey building, around four floors, which surround the central swimming pool. The reception is truly unique with marble flooring, wooden ceiling with some carved parts and a seemingly out of place chandelier. For accommodation options, you have the usual rooms and then the apartments, the former being more affordable. Rooms are very spacious and have more traditional interiors. They even have a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. For dining, the resort has two on-site restaurants that you can choose from. First is the Imperial Venus, their open-air restaurant serving a myriad of cuisines, from Goan, to Indian and to Chinese. The second one is the Sun Dial, which is a 24-hour coffee shop perfect for snacks or small meals. Nearby restaurants to the resort are the Firefly Goan Bistro & Bar and Cavatina Cuchina Grill & Bar. Facilities that you can find in the property are a fitness centre, indoor games centre and children's play area. Internet can be freely accessed all throughout the property, free of charge for all staying guests.
    • Area - Benaulim
    • Room Tariffs - Deluxe Room at Rs. 3,070/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, LCD Television, Work Desk Station, Coffee Table With Chair, Minibar and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Indoor Games Centre, Play Area and Internet
    • Address - Vasvaddo Beach Road, Vaswaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa 403716, India
    • Contact Number - +91 83 2277 0461
    6. Byke Old Anchor Resort - The Byke Old Anchor Resort is located just three minutes away from the Cavelossim Beach. On its other side, to the east, is the Sal River, which gives it a unique location, nestled between the sea and the river. The funky looking ship replica building is where the reception is located. Inside, the interiors are quite lavish with chandeliers and regal furnitures. The rooms and suites are housed in two-storey peach villas. These rooms and suites have huge floor to ceiling windows that open into a balcony overlooking the gardens. The interiors are minimalistic in design with a wooden flooring or marble flooring. There's an on-site restaurant named Rancho, which serves North Indian and Chinese cuisines dishes. There are two sitting areas, indoor and outdoor, which overlooks the river. There are also many restaurants within walking distance from the resort like Saajan Bar & Restaurant (Continental) and Mike's (Multi-Cuisine). The resort also has facilities for indoor games such as table tennis, pool and board games. Water sports equipments can also be rented from the resort. Other facilities such as luggage storage, travel desk, shuttle, shops, business centre and banquet halls are also available for additional charges in the resort. Internet can only be accessed on public areas but there is no charges for it.
    • Area - Cavelossim
    • Room Tariffs - Standard Room at Rs. 1,891/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, Television, Work Desk Station, Sitting Area, Telephone and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Indoor Games, Water Sports, Luggage Storage, Travel Desk, Shuttle, Shops, Business Centre, Banquet Halls and Internet
    • Address - Cavelossim Beach, Mobor, Salcette, Goa 403731, India
    • Contact Number - +91 75 0633 7533
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    Byke Old Anchor Beach Resort

    7. Longuinhos Beach Resort - Last on this guide is the Longuinhos Beach Resort, under three minutes of walking to the Colva Beach. This resort is spread amidst lush lawns and a central swimming pool. The villa-like structures are white in motif with red accents. The reception is neutral hued and just has some sitting areas for waiting guests. Their most affordable room type is the Luxury Garden Room which overlooks the lush gardens. Rooms are simple in design with white-washed walls and wooden furnitures. For dining, the on-site restaurant is the A Tartaruga, a multi-cuisine restaurant serving North Indian, Goan, Continental, Indian and Chinese dishes. Nearby restaurants to the resort are the Boomerang Bar & Restaurant and Caji's Place. The resort also has conference halls for meetings or special events. Other facilities are parking, travel desk, luggage storage, business centre and shops. Internet can only be accessed in the reception area so if you have work to do, you need to do them in this area only.
    • Area - Colva
    • Room Tariffs - Luxury Garden Room at Rs. 2,400/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Television, Closet and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Restaurant, Conference Halls, Swimming Pool, Parking, Travel Desk, Luggage Storage, Business Centre, Shops and Internet
    • Address - Colva Beach, Salcete, Goa 403708, India
    • Contact Number - +91 89 7581 2009

    These are the best three-star properties in Goa that fit within your budget. You have options from the north until the south so you won't need to worry. These properties are also located in prime areas, so you have options for dining outside of them. In some properties, you might need to book through the use of hotel booking sites for discounted rates. Good luck and I hope this helps you!