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4 star resorts in Goa

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Mindi, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mindi

    Mindi New Member

    I am from Mumbai, and I wish to take my parents to Goa for a holiday. I want them to be staying at a posh resort, and I have looked at some of the 5-star ones, which are quite costly.

    I think I would go down one star and probably opt for a 4 star resort. I would like some help from the forum to give me some suggestions for some 4-star resorts in Goa with the price.
    The ideal locations would be anywhere in a tourist area and a good distance from the beach.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Mindi, welcome to the forum!


    When it comes to facilities and amenities, four-star resorts are actually more affordable yet convenient options. They provide top-notch services as well, even rivalling that of the five-star properties' services. In Goa, you would find a myriad of four-star properties, available in many tourist cities and beaches. It can be very confusing though, since not all four-star resorts have good reputations. In this guide, we would highlight some of the best four-star resorts in Goa, those that are located nearby the different beaches of the state or tourist areas. This way, you can plan your vacation in the state more easily and be assured of a relaxing and comfortable holiday this season.

    Best Four-Star Resorts in Goa

    1. Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort - This four-star resort is located just 950 metres away from the Candolim Beach, which means it's around 9 minutes of walking away. Since it is located in the Candolim area, you can easily access tourist attractions like the Fort Aguada and the Our Lady of Good Hope Church. The property has that combination of modernity and tradition, in that it has a trendy building with modern rooms and another heritage buildings with Portuguese style of architecture and rooms. There's a swimming pool area, with a separate section for the little ones, as well as lounges on the sides. The rooms at the modern side of the property has minimalistic designs, with neutral hues and a window overlooking either the pool or the garden. The Portuguese building features traditional architecture of the colonisers, along with the high ceiling rooms flanked by gorgeous geometric patterns on some sides. The reception area also features Portuguese elements, from the stained window artworks and tiled table. You can also choose from two dining options, Citrus Cafe, their multi-cuisine restaurant specialising in Indian delights, and Republic of Noodles, their Pan Asian cuisine restaurant. There's also a small activity centre on the ground floor of the modern building, where games like carom, chess and pool can be enjoyed. Other facilities like a spa, fitness centre and business centre are also available in the property.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Candolim Beach (950 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 7,299/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 8,299/Night, Heritage Room at Rs. 10,798/Night, Heritage/Terrace Studio at Rs. 15,298/Night and Heritage Suite at Rs. 27,297/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Electronic Safe, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, DVD Player and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Private Swimming Pool in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Swimming Pool, Restaurants, Internet, Parking, Fitness Centre, Spa, Bar, Business Centre, Activity Centre and Travel Desk
    • Address - Vadi, Bardez, Goa, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 398 8188
    Lemon Tree Amarante Resort (Image from Lemon Tree)

    2. Heritage Village Club Goa - The Heritage Village Club Goa is located in South Goa in Arossim, just 350 metres away from the Arossim Beach. It is also just a walking distance away from other beaches like Majorda Beach and Cansaulim Beach. Attractions like the Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Mother of God Church are also easily accessible from the property. The resort is spread around a huge swimming pool and lawn area. There are various sun lounges as well as hammocks for the usage of the guests. The lobby area has this Portuguese vibe to it, with the tiled flooring and the stained glass windows. Rooms are uniquely designed but most feature a balcony overlooking the pool or the lawn. You can choose from two main restaurants, Chutney (Indian Cuisine) or Mango Terrace (Goan), as well as some bars/lounges, Casa Rosa Bar and Restobar Forrest. During night time, there are performances as well, like dancing, singing, acrobatics and magic shows, to entertain the staying guests. Other facilities like a spa, fitness centre, parking, activity centre and business centre are also available in the property. Internet is available but you need to pay a surcharge for it. Other than that, the services provided by this resort are top of the line, warmth and hospitality would surely be enjoyed by the guest here.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Arossim Beach (350 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 5,083/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 6,099/Night, Club Room at Rs. 7,099/Night and Grand Club Room at Rs. 10,299/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Telephone, Balcony, Work Desk, Satellite Television and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Parking, Internet (Surcharge), Spa, Activity Centre, Fitness Centre, Business Centre, Evening Entertainment, Bars and Travel Desk
    • Address - Arossim Beach Road, Cansaulim, Arossim, Goa 403712, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 669 4444
    3. La Grace Resort - The La Grace Resort is about 18 minutes of walking away from the beautiful Benaulim Beach. It is a walking distance from the Holy Trinity Church and within a few kilometres from the city of Margao. Its location is very serene, away from the chaos of the commercial areas but still easily accessible to and from such areas. Much like the former properties, the resort has a central swimming pool area. The facade is of red and white, there's a common terrace area in each floor. Rooms are very simple in design, with just neutral hues and complete amenities. Dining options include Venus, their multi-cuisine restaurant, and Sun Dial, their 24 hours coffee shop. Meals at both restaurants are quite good, almost having this home-cooked taste to them. There is also a small children's play area with some slides and swings, plus other amenities. There's an in-house spa and fitness centre as well. The best feature of the property is their very competitive pricing, having lower rates than the other properties in the area.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Benaulim Beach (1 Kilometre)
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 4,000/Night and Two-Bedroom Apartment at Rs. 5,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Satellite Television, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Internet, Parking, Children's Play Area, Spa, Fitness Centre and Elevator
    • Address - Vasvaddo Beach Road, Vaswaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa 403716, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 277 0461
    4. Rococco Ashvem Resort - The Rococco Ashvem Resort is a beach-facing property, just a few steps away from the Ashvem Beach. Located in a quieter area of North Goa, you can also venture in the nearby beaches of Querim, Arambol and Morjim. The property has white facade seemingly obscured by the lush gardens around it. It's best to choose a sea-facing room so you can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from the beach right at your room. Such rooms feature large windows and a private balcony where you can sip your cup of tea while enjoying the view of the Arabian sea. Room designs are contemporary and modern but has a touch of elegance to them. There are two dining options, Sunset Lounge & Bar (Mediterranean and Uzbek Cuisines) and Bar-Be-Que By The Beach (Grilled Dishes). The resort doesn't have its own swimming pool though but who needs the pool when you have the beach right at your doorstep? Plus, there are other activities you can indulge in like a reading a book in the library, strolling in garden and even free yoga sessions everyday. The beauty of this property is that it takes you closer to the beach, at a very affordable price, truly worth every rupee you spend on them.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Ashvem Beach (100 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Standard Double Room at Rs. 3,399/Night, Standard Garden View Room at Rs. 3,999/Night and Super Deluxe Sea View Room at Rs. 6,599/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Balcony (Some Rooms) and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Library, Garden, Internet, Parking, Car Rental and Doctor on Call
    • Address - Ashvem Beach, Mandrem, Goa 403527, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 224 7671
    Rococco Ashvem Resort (Image from Booking)

    5. Anantra Sea View Resort - Located in South Goa, just 750 metres away from the Agonda Beach, is the Anantra Sea View Resort. The location is ideal as a base for exploring the most pristine and virgin beaches of South Goa, Cola Beach and Butterfly Beach. This property is sea-facing, just a few steps away from the silky sands of Agonda Beach. The property is newer, with cottage-like accommodations, brimming with wooden facade as well as interiors. It can take you through a more rustic but comfortable experience in Goa. There is a beach-front restaurant as well, facing the sea, with a Goan cuisine attached to it. Meals are quite delicious in the restaurant so there's no need to venture out for other dining options. There is no swimming pool within the property though. Massage is available by request and there are also facilities for water sports. Internet is available in public areas but signal might be weak due to the location. Parking, travel desk and bicycle rentals are just some of the other facilities in the property.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Agonda Beach (750 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Standard Room with Partial Sea View at Rs. 4,000/Night, Standard Room with Full Sea View at Rs. 4,500/Night and Superior Room with Sea View at Rs. 5,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Electric Kettle, Balcony, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Drying Rack and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Massage, Parking, Travel Desk, Bicycle Rental, Internet and Water Sports
    • Address - No. 124/19, Dhaval Khazan , Agonda Beach, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
    • Contact Number - +91 967 307 4667
    6. Stone Water Eco Resort - The Stone Water Eco Resort is located amidst a cliffside, overlooking the Bogmalo Beach, which is about 2.6 kilometres away. It's the best choice for those who love greenery and scenic beach views. There's a rocky beach access from the property too, perfect for just lounging around or just basking in the beauty of the Arabian sea. It is also not rare to spot swimming dolphins right from your room, quite amazing right? Onto the property itself, the resort has various wooden chalets, with views of either the sea or the garden. The restaurant is set amidst an open bungalow area, serving authentic Goan and Indian dishes to guests. There are two outdoor swimming pools available for the use of staying guests. There is also an in-house spa offering massages and treatments to guests. Internet, parking, conference hall and events hall are also available for the use of guests. If you want a bit of an offbeat beach experience, then you can opt for this eco-friendly resort, located amidst lush greenery and stunning beach views.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Bogmalo Beach (2.6 Kilometres)
    • Room Rates - Garden View Cottage at Rs. 4,708/Night, Premium Sea View Cottage at Rs. 5,297/Night and Luxury Sea View Chalet at Rs. 10,260/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Desk, Sitting Area, Dining Area (Luxury Only) and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Swimming Pools, Restaurant, Spa, Internet, Parking, Conference Hall, Garden, Events Gall and Travel Desk
    • Address - Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem Beach, Vasco da Gama, Issorcim, South Goa, Bogmallo, Goa 403806, India
    • Contact Number - +91 888 828 2828
    7. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort - Just a minute of walking from this property and you'd reach the Utorda Beach. You can also easily reach nearby beaches like Majorda Beach and Benaulim Beach from this property. Rachol, which has several heritage sites, is just 15 kilometres away from Planet Hollywood Beach Resort. This property is set upon a vast expanse of land, having its own outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. The aesthetics of the property is very vibrant and lively, with just the right balance of modernity to it all. Rooms are very posh, apt with the property theme of Hollywood. Rooms overlook the pool, the beach or the garden, so you can choose from any of these views. For dining, you can indulge in Asian and Indian cuisines at their Planet Dailies, or go for Western and Asian cuisines at their Fame restaurant, or maybe just relax in their Cigar Lounge or Heart Bar. Other facilities include a children's activity area, a salon, jacuzzi & steam room and various events/conference halls. There's also an indoor games area with facilities for table tennis, carom and chess. One downside of the property is that it has the highest rates out of all the four-star properties in this list. But hey, if you want to actually feel like a Hollywood star even for a few days, then this is the place to be.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Utorda Beach (450 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Superior Garden View at Rs. 15,000/Night, Luxury Pool View at Rs. 19,000 and Supreme Sea View at Rs. 22,000
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Balcony, Sitting Area, Closet, Electronic Safe, Satellite Television, DVD Player and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Dining Room in Suites)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bars, Swimming Pool, Spa, Salon, Play Area, Indoor Games Area, Garden, Internet, Conference Halls, Jacuzzi/Steam Room, Fitness Centre, Internet, Parking and Travel Desk
    • Address - No. 30/3, Acsona Waddo, Uttorda Beach, Salcette, Goa 403713, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 675 1000
    Planet Hollywood Resort (Image from Planet Hollywood)

    8. Bay 15 Cabanas by the Bay - Bay 15 Cabanas by the Bay is merely six metres away from the Odxel Beach, a hidden rocky beach in the Dona Paula area. Dona Paula Beach is also just four kilometres away from the property. The capital Panjim, where you would find most of the Portuguese heritage sites, is just six kilometres away from the resort. This is the best feature of the property, it is ideally located yet exudes this serene and tranquil vibe. It is centrally located, where you can easily access the northern or southern sides of Goa, your choice. As the name suggests, the property has 15 cabanas either overlooking the Arabian sea or the pool area. The cabanas are quite distinct wooden cottages, filled with all the wonderful modern amenities that you might ever need. Still, there's this rustic and natural atmosphere, perhaps because of the proximity to the beach. For dining, the Bay 15 Lounge Bar & Restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean and Indian cuisines, even having different menus for each. For authentic Goan cuisine, do try out their Harbour Grill, which also offers a scenic view of the sea. You can even arrange for a romantic and private dining experience with the management to surprise your loved one. Other facilities include conference hall, events hall, outdoor swimming and lawn area. Internet is also widely available in the property but signal might be weak due to its location.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Odxel Beach (6 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Sea View Cabana at Rs. 5,500/Night and Pool View Cabana at Rs. 5,500/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Safe, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Balcony and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Conference/Event Halls, Lawn Area, Internet and Travel Desk
    • Address - Odxel Beach, Dona Paula, Panjim, Goa 403206, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 245 6231
    9. De Alturas Resorts - Just 1.7 kilometres away from the Sinquerim Beach is the De Alturas Resorts in Candolim. It is also just 4.3 kilometres away from the Aguada Fort. It is close to the busy market areas of Candolim, Calangute and Baga as well. The property has a cream yellow facade, reminiscent of the Portuguese style of architecture. There's a central swimming pool, with luxurious lounges and even dining areas. The reception is very lavish, with black soft couches and marble flooring. Rooms either have hardwood flooring or marble flooring but all feature a balcony overlooking the pool area. They have an all-day dining restaurant known as the Flame 'N Grill with cuisines ranging from Indian, Continental, Chinese and Goan. There's also a poolside bar, serving alcohol-based beverages to adults. Other facilities in the property are conference hall, fitness centre, travel desk, spa and jacuzzi. Internet is also widely available, free of charge, for staying guests.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Sinquerim Beach (1.7 Kilometres)
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 3,350/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 5,500/Night and Super Deluxe at Rs. 8,250/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Electronic Safe, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Desk and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Bar, Conference Hall, Fitness Centre, Spa, Jacuzzi, Swimming Pool, Internet and Travel Desk
    • Address - Survey No. 42/2, Sinquerim Road, Baman Vaddo, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 671 7676
    10. Chalston Beach Resort - This resort is just six minutes of walking away from the Calangute Beach. It is also just two kilometres away from the famous Tito's Lane in Baga. Founded in 1986, this property has been attracting many tourists from then until now. You can choose from their normal rooms in the newer resort building or their standalone cottages, spread around the garden area. Both types of accommodations feature complete amenities but an advantage of the latter is that you have your own private patio to lounge in, complete with sitting areas. For dining, their in-house restaurant serves Indian, Goan, Chinese and Continental cuisines. There is also a swimming pool area, average in size but well maintained. There is a small indoor games centre where you can enjoy playing billiards and table tennis. Other facilities in the property are internet, parking, travel desk and car rental. A downside of the property is that it doesn't have an elevator so make sure you book a room on the lower floor or maybe just rent a cottage for convenience.
    • Nearest Beach (Distance) - Calangute Beach (600 Metres)
    • Room Rates - Standard Room at Rs. 4,366/Night, Standard Large Room at Rs. 4,956/Night, Superior Room at Rs. 5,900/Night and Superior Garden Cottage at Rs. 8,470/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Satellite Television, Desk with Chair and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Indoor Games, Internet, Parking, Travel Desk, Car Rental and Garden
    • Address - Baga Road, Khobra Waddo, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 227 6080

    With these four-star resorts on hand, you can now enjoy your vacation in Goa. The list is very varied, including beaches in both the southern and northern part of the state. These resorts are located facing the beaches as well, so you or your loved ones can enjoy the view of the beautiful Arabian sea while in your room. Further, they are located in prime areas, where you only need to walk a bit to reach tourist spots, markets and other commercial areas. I hope this helps you!