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Best 5 star hotels in Goa

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by ChantelleIP, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. ChantelleIP

    ChantelleIP New Member

    My husband and I will be traveling from England to Goa for a holiday, and we would both like to get some help in choosing the right and appropriate hotel in Goa.
    We want a list of the best 5-star hotels in Goa which are located in specific locations selected by us.

    The ideal locations we want to stay in are Calangute, Palolem Beach, Anjuna and Baga. We would like to be close to the beach as well.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

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    (Images from Praveen, Miran, Christian and Uspn)

    Overview

    There's something about luxury hotels that makes them truly worth your money's value. From the warm welcome, to the rigorously trained personnel, to the posh amenities and even up to the unique services they offer to guests, five-star hotels endeavour to make a client's stay as comfortable and hassle free as much as possible. And in Goa, the party capital of India, there are many luxury properties that have come out over the past few years. Usually, such properties are located in prime locations, some are right on the beachfront, others are within walking distance to commercial areas and a few more are on isolated but gorgeous areas. Of course, with their top-notch services and facilities, many guests have been clamouring for five-star properties even more. In the guide below, we would highlight the best five-star hotels in the areas of Anjuna, Baga, Calangute and Palolem.

    Best Five-Star Hotels in Goa

    1. Hard Rock Hotel Goa - Just 15 minutes of walking away from the Calangute Beach is the Hard Rock Hotel Goa. The religious attraction of St. Alex Church is just 900 metres away from the property. The hotel has a very modern design, as is with any Hard Rock Hotel property. The reception area has marble flooring, flanked by wooden platforms where the seats are located. There are paintings of rock icons in the wall which give it a more trendy vibe. There's an outdoor swimming pool as well, quite long and huge as compared to other pools in Goa. You can choose from various rooms and suites which feature elegant furnitures and a contrast of white and dark interiors. Interestingly, Hard Rock Hotel Goa offers the guest an opportunity to play an actual fender guitar, right at the comfort of their own room. Or you can even rent the property's Traktor Z1 DJ Controller, and make your own mixes right from your laptop. There are three posh dining options in the property too, Sessions (Continental & Goan), Constant Grind (Cafe) and Tonic (Poolside Bar & Grill). Other facilities like a spa, fitness centre and shopping centre can also be found in the property premises. For special events or important meetings, there are designated banquet halls and conference halls in the hotel too. On some days of the week, live performances can be enjoyed by the guests at the poolside area as well.
    • Area - Calangute
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 10,665/Night, Deluxe Room With Pool View at Rs. 11,665/Night, Studio Suite at Rs. 13,665/Night and Rock Suite at Rs. 16,665/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Work Desk, Closet, Telephone, Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box and Attached Bathroom (Living Room in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Internet, Parking, Swimming Pool, Restaurants, Spa, Fitness Centre, Shopping Centre, Banquet Halls, Conference Halls, Travel Desk and Activity Centre
    • Address - No. 370/14, Near KFC, Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa 403516, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 674 5555
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    Hard Rock Hotel Goa (Image from Booking)

    2. Novotel Goa Shrem - This hotel is around 15 minutes of walking away from the Candolim Beach. The Our Lady of Hope Church is under two kilometres away from the property as well. Right from the exteriors, you get to sense the exquisite vibe of the Novotel Goa Shrem hotel. The neutral hues of the facade give one a relaxing atmosphere. Before you enter the lobby area, the swimming pool would greet you. This is not your usual swimming pool, as it has this lagoon-like design to it. There are small waterfalls at the end of the swimming pool and huge rocks that gives a more natural impression to it. The reception is very lavish, with its high ceiling, marble flooring and unique miniature statues. Rooms are equally gorgeous, with hardwood flooring plus floor to ceiling windows that open into a balcony. The suites would be adored by the little ones as it has an upper floor where the bedroom is located. All dining areas are with a touch of elegance too. The Square is their Italian cuisine all-day dining restaurant, La Brise is their Indian and Seafood restaurant where you can enjoy an enticing view of the Arabian sea as well and The Little Place is their cafe slash pastry restaurant where you can enjoy small snacks and chitchats with your loved ones. For the adults, there's are two bars, one is aptly named The Bar and the other is the Swim Up Bar located close to the pool. Other facilities in the property are a fitness centre, spa, salon, jacuzzi and tanning salon. For the business travellers, there are various conference halls in the property as well. For the little ones, there's a play area complete with miniature house amenities like a kitchen, dining area and lots of toys to keep them occupied. And finally, the hotel also provides water sports equipments for guests like jet skis and pedal boats.
    • Area - Calangute
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 5,991/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 6,631/Night, Luxury Room at Rs. 7,272/Night and Junior Suite at Rs. 9,407/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, iPhone Docking Station, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box and Attached Bathroom (Upper Floor with Bed Room in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Lagoon-Like Swimming Pool, Restaurants, Salon, Jacuzzi, Bars, Fitness Centre, Conference Halls, Spa, Play Area, Water Sports Equipments, Internet and Parking
    • Address - Anna Waddo, Main Candolim Road, Bardez, GOA, 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 249 4949
    3. The Park Hotel - Just a short minute of walking away from the Calangute Beach is The Park Hotel. The property is located right at the shores of the beach, with its restaurant overlooking the vast Arabian sea. The hotel also has a private access to the beach so guests won't face any issues reaching it from the property. Outside the hotel building proper, there's a small swimming pool, flanked by four-posted lounges. The lobby area has a pure white interior motif, with some quirky seating arrangements. Onto the rooms, though smaller in size, they exude luxury. The ambience is very lavish, with the pure white motif, eccentric lamps and sitting areas, plus unique bathroom. Some suites have their own plunge pool and balcony as well. Their restaurant is named Love, and as mentioned above, it overlooks the Arabian sea. The cuisines served here are both Goan and Western. The motif is pure white too, with some open-ceiling areas that provide the restaurant with a more natural vibe. Peace Bar is their lounge slash bar where you can enjoy alcohol-based beverages. Other facilities available in the property are a spa and fitness centre. Guests, especially couples, loved the one-of-a-kind ambience of the property, which offers seclusion right at the heart of the busy area of Calangute.
    • Area - Calangute
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 8,400/Night, Studio Suite at Rs. 12,400/Night and Deluxe Suite at Rs. 14,400/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Mini Bar, Tea/Coffee Maker, DVD Player and Attached Bathroom (Balcony and Plunge Pool in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Bar, Spa, Fitness Centre, Private Beach Access, Business Centre, Internet and Parking
    • Address - Lane Opposite Calangute Mall, Near Calangute Beach, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
    • Contact Number - +91 880 502 8191
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    The Park Hotel (Image from E-Bookers)

    4. Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village - This property is just two minutes away from the serene Sinquerim Beach. It is also under seven kilometres away from popular beaches of Calangute and Candolim. The Aguada Fort, a heritage site in Goa, is just one kilometre away as well from the property. The hotel has a wonderful setup, a view of the Arabian sea in front, lush greenery around the property and an old-world charm due to its Portuguese architecture. When combined, these factors can make for a truly memorable stay in Goa. The palm-tree lined swimming pool with its clear blue water would entice you to take a dip. As a bonus, there's a separate children's pool area that is shallower and safer for them. The lobby features a largely Portuguese style, with its arched windows and wooden elements. You can also choose from a variety of cottages and villas, all of which have their own balcony area overlooking either the lush gardens or the vast sea. For dining, you have varied options too, Caravela (Indian Terrace Restaurant), Beach House (Goan Open-Air Restaurant), Banyan Tree (Thai Restaurant) and Drift (Bar). For the adventure lovers, the hotel has facilities for water sports that you can rent out. A golf course and tennis court can also be utilised by staying guests. For the health buffs, a spa and fitness centre can also be found within the property. And finally, a business centre along with conference halls can also be utilised by the business travellers.
    • Area - Calangute
    • Room Rates - Premium Indulgence Cottage (Garden View) at Rs. 12,000/Night, Premium Indulgence Cottage (Sea View) at Rs. 15,000/Night, Deluxe Allure Villa at Rs. 20,000/Night and Luxury Bliss Villa at Rs. 42,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Safe, Work Desk, Mini Bar, Tea/Coffee Maker, DVD Player and Attached Bathroom (Bed Room, Living Room and Dining Room in Villa)
    • Hotel Facilities - Internet, Business Centre, Conference Halls, Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Bar, Water Sports Equipments, Spa, Fitness Centre, Golf Course, Tennis Court, Parking and Shops
    • Address - Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 664 5858
    5. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort - While this is a resort and not a hotel, the Lalit Golf & Spa Resort is the only five-star property close to the Palolem Beach. The Palolem Beach is around four kilometres away from the property. However, the resort has a private beach stretch on the Raj Baga Beach area. Along with that, the Patnem Beach is under 20 minutes away from the property too. The resort is set upon a vast expanse of land, with lush greenery standing in contrast to the bright yellow facade of the property. There's a central large swimming pool, with a shallow area for the little ones and a sunken bar for the adults. The entire property boasts of a Portuguese-era architectural style. The lobby has sparkling marble flooring, a high ceiling with chandelier and wooden furnitures. The rooms exude a regal ambience, right from the polished marble floors, up to the royal furnitures that take you back to the bygone era. Even large families can enjoy a stay in their suites, which are quite spacious and features a separate dining or living room area. The dining options are also quite exquisite, with Canacona (Multi-Cuisine Restaurant), Corta's (Goan Cuisine Restaurant), Sirocco (Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant) and Gazebo (Poolside Restaurant). Their sunken bar, Veri Feni, serves a variety of cocktails, wines, spirits and other alcohol-based beverages for adults. The facilities at the property are plenty, from a nine-hole golf course, a play area for the kids, a sports complex, a spa, water sports equipments, textile shop and business centre. For a truly lavish experience, you can even fly in style with the resort's very own private luxury air charter service. What more can you ask for when in this five-star property? Apart from the lavish interiors, the services are also quite of the higher quality, making your stay greater than a five-star property can ever give a guest.
    • Area - Palolem
    • Room Rates - Garden View Suite at Rs. 7,986/Night, Sea View Suite at Rs. 9,983/Night, Luxury Suite at Rs. 24,623/Night and Lalit Legacy Suite at Rs. 114,466/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Balcony, Sofa, Safe, Work Desk, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom (Bed Room, Living Room and Dining Room in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Internet, Business Centre, Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Sunken Bar, Water Sports Equipments, Spa, Fitness Centre, Golf Course, Sports Complex, Textile Shop Parking and Private Luxury Air Charter
    • Address - Raj Baga, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 266 7777
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    The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort (Image from Booking)

    6. Double Tree By Hilton Hotel - This property is just 120 metres away from the Saturday Night Market of Arpora. It is also just under four kilometres away from the Anjuna Beach. The famed Club Cubana of Goa is just seven minutes of walking away from the hotel. The hotel is set upon a quiet area in Arpora, it has a small central swimming pool with plenty of sun lounges around. The architecture of the property is a mixture of traditional and modern Goan styles. Instead of a huge and towering building, the property is setup like a heritage home. The lobby is very simple, with just a few lightings and seating areas around. The rooms are very charming, with their contemporary style and design. They either overlook the lagoon or the swimming pool area. There are three dining options in the hotel, Flame (Chinese, Indian and Continental), (Vegetarian) and Caffeine (Coffee Shop). Other facilities in the property are a business centre, spa and salon. For the little ones, there's a play area as well as an indoor games centre that they can access. Internet is available in the property but you need to pay for it to access to it.
    • Area - Anjuna
    • Room Rates - Guest Room (Lagoon View) at Rs. 5,500/Night, Guest Room (Pool View) at Rs. 6,049/Night and Suite at Rs. 12,499/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Balcony, Sofa, Safe, Work Desk, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom (Bed Room and Living Room in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Business Centre, Spa, Salon, Play Area, Indoor Games Centre, Parking, Internet (Surcharge) and Beach Shuttle
    • Address - Ximer, Arpora, Goa 403518, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 665 5666
    7. The O Hotel - This property is located at a prime area, close to the beaches of Candolim, Calangute and Baga. You can also easily access areas like Sinquerim and Nerul from the hotel. Tito's Lane, where you can find various pubs and bars, is just seven kilometres away from the property too. The hotel is set upon lush greenery with a small pool area complete with sun lounges. As you enter the lobby area, the well-thought of interiors would blow you away. The chandelier, posh seating areas and marble inlays are quite exquisite. Rooms feature hardwood flooring, floor to ceiling windows and glass-panelled bathroom. The suite even has its own plunge pool which means you can enjoy swimming at your private time. Dining options are Kitsch, their all-day dining Goan cuisine restaurant and Addah, their fine-dining Indian cuisine restaurant. There's a bar too at the lobby where one can enjoy wines and other cocktail beverages. Other facilities like a spa, fitness centre, salon and banquet halls are also available in the property. For a romantic adventure, you can even try cruising with the property's very own yacht.
    • Area - Baga
    • Room Rates - O Courtyard Room at Rs. 6,000/Night and O Deluxe Room at Rs. 7,500/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Work Desk, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom (Bed Room, Living Room and Plunge Pool in Suite)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Spa, Salon, Fitness Centre, Banquet Halls, Yacht, Internet (Surcharge), Parking, Swimming Pool and Business Centre
    • Address - Aguada- Siolim Road, Candolim, Dando, Near Kingfisher Villa, Bardez, Goa 403515, India
    • Contact Number - +91 832 304 7000
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    The O Hotel (Image from Booking)

    Conclusion

    If you want some luxury away from home, then five-star is the way to go. You do spend more money in such hotels but they are truly worth it. You can enjoy a relaxing beach vacation and just leave everything to the management of the hotel. At times, it might even be hard to leave your hotel, because it provides everything you might ever need for your trip. Good luck and I hope this helps you!

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