Five Star and Five Star Deluxe Hotels

Five Star and Five Star Deluxe Hotels
  • Fort Aguada Beach Resort includes the Aguada Hermitage and the Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa, tel # 276211-212,313,214.

    A 45 minutes drive from Goa's Dabolim airport, the 144 room Taj Holiday Village is spread out across many acres of prime property which is on the edge beach. The restaurants have terra cotta roofed cottages having a picturesque view and a centrally located pool that has a bar attached. The village offers facilities like a disco, a billiards room, tennis courts, golf, fitness centre, business centre, beauty parlour, water sports and eight restaurants. These facilities are available to the Aguada Beach Resort and Aguada Hermitage too.

  • The Leela Palace, Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa, tel # 871234, fax # 871352, email:

    The 200-room Leela Beach Resort is a jumbo-size holiday resort with villas set in 45 acres of beach side property. There are pools and children's activity centres to a disco and a casino and plenty of sports facilities are available. The Leela resort is beautifully done but does not have a Goan atmosphere. Mobor is a lively corner in South Goa, though.

  • Cidade de Goa Beach Resort, Vainguinim Beach Goa, tel # 221133. Email: URL:

    Rooms are located in the hotel itself. The hotel is beautifully designed by India's best known architect Charles Correia and has all luxury facilities like tennis courts, pools etc. Vainguinim Beach is about 12kms from Panaji, the Capital of Goa and there is abundant transport. Unlike Baga or Calangute there is not much happening on this beach except during the peak season, October to May. There is abundant water sports facilities available from wind surfing, to boating, to para-sailing and scuba diving. The Barracuda Diving Club in association with PADI International operates from here. They offer a number of courses for experienced or wannabe water sports freaks.

  • Majorda Beach Resort, Majorda, Salcette, Goa, tel # 220025, 254345. Email: ****

    A luxurious resort with facilities like a health club, a sauna, squash courts, swimming pools, and a billiards room. The Majorda offers rooms in its six villas too. Majorda is located at the Majorda Beach itself and close enough to the hot spots in south Goa.

  • Ramada Renaissance, Varca, Colva Beach, Fatrade. Tel # 745208, 745209, 745210.

    The Ramada provides all the luxuries of a fancy resort — pools, sauna, water sports, and even an in-house casino. The beach practically peeps into your hotel room. The hotel also has a few private two-bedroom villas too. Colva beach — where the hotel is located — is a be-bopping place with plenty of restaurants and night spots nearby.

  • Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar, Panaji, tel # 0834-745208, 745209, 745210. Email: ****

    The Ramada provides all the luxuries of a fancy resort — pools, sauna, water sports, and even an in-house casino. The beach practically peeps into your hotel room. The hotel also has a few private two-bedroom villas too. Colva beach — where the hotel is located — is a be-bopping place with plenty of restaurants and night spots nearby.

  • Sarovar Plaza Resort a.k.a Park Plaza Resort, Bogmalo Beach, Goa. tel # 0834-513311,513291.

    The Park Plaza is a dull-coloured hotel of uninspiring appearance that one would expect to find in the centre of a city. The excellent location of the hotel however makes up for its lack of vibrance. It is situated right on the beach and Bogmalo beach is rather secluded.

    All rooms in this hotel provide a sea view from the balconies and the hotel has a health club, a swimming pool, a sauna, a bar, a hair salon, several restaurants. There is facilities for sailing, water skiing, golf course, para sailing, squash, water scooters and several restaurants. It is fortunate that the hotel offers this variety of facilities under its roof as there is little else to do in the vicinity of Bogmalo beach except sunbathe. An ideal place for sun-taners.

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  • Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim, Mobor, tel # 0834-746303, 746304. URL: Holiday Inn Resort

    A three star resort located at Mobor that offers facilities like a pool, two restaurants serving Goan, Indian, Chinese and Continental food, a health club, tennis courts and a 24 hour coffee shop. The hotel is U-shaped and is built around the pool.

  • Taj Exotica, Varca, Colva Beach, tel # 0834-745208, 745209, 745210.

    This new hotel run by the Taj group is cushy and comfortable. The hotel is still offering fairly reasonable Introductory rates. Spread over 55 acres the hotel is landscaped with tropical plants, palms and trees.The hotel offers 136 standard rooms, two presidential villas and two deluxe suites all of them facing the Arabian sea. The airport is 45 minutes from the hotel.

    Its facilities: a restaurant, a bar, a coffee shop, conference facilities, a swimming pool, a health club, tennis, golf, water skiing and wind surfing.

  • Sun Village, Arpora. Phone: 279409, 279410, 279411, 279412, 279413, 279414. Fax: 279415. EMail: deSouza. URL: Sun-Village

    Sun Village, a four star hotel, is situated in the Arpora-Baga hills. The view: salt pan lakes and green paddy fields. It is not on the beach and Baga beach is a walk away. Design: "portrays Lusitanian Portuguese ambience".

    It has 135 air-conditioned rooms with separate living, bedroom and a private balcony, swimming pool, kids pool, health club, massage parlour, salon, shopping center, a multi-cuisine restaurant, pool side snack bar, 24 hour room service, pub with pool table, and a lobby bar.

  • Resort Dona Sylvia, Cavelossim Beach, tel # 746320-29. URL: Dona Sylvia. Email: Resort Dona Sylvia

    A 240-room, four star resort and cottages surrounding a pool located in south Goa. Facilities: tennis courts, Chinese food restaurant, a bar.

  • Ronil Royale, Baga Road, tel # 0832-276183, 276001.

    This three star hotel is not located on the beach. But for the price it is a good deal. Red-roofed Portuguese style apartments overlook the pool. A good restaurant and coffee shop are attached.The room rate is approximately US $ 68 plus 15 per cent taxes for an air conditioned double room. A non-air-conditioned room works out to approximately US $ 62 plus 15 per cent taxes.

  • The Aguada Holiday Resort, ***Baga Road.

    Near the Taj Holiday Resorts. A two star hotel located between Candolim and Calangute beaches in north Goa. The resort offers facilities like a pool, a bar and an in house restaurant and the rooms are sparingly furnished.

  • Silver Sands Beach Resort, Colva Beach, tel # 721645, 721646, 721651.

    A group tour hideout and its sixty odd rooms are often booked out by tourists on package holidays. For the price of approximately US$31.00 plus 15 per cent taxes per double room facilities like access to a pool, airport transfers, health club are thrown in.

  • Whispering Palms Beach Resort, Candolim, tel # 276140, 276426-35.

    Located about 15 kms from Panaji, this hotel offers double rooms for approximately US$71.00 plus 15% per cent taxes.

  • Hotel Mandovi, Dr Bandodkar Road, tel # 0832-4627071, 0832-467072,0832-467073, 0832-224405.

    This three star hotel is located in the heart of Panaji but borders the Mandovi River. Many rooms have a riverside view. If you are not a beach person and would like to live near the hustle and bustle of a city that has been dubbed the Rome of the Orient, then this is the place to come to.

  • Hotel Fidalgo, 18 June Road, tel # 0832-226291, 0832-226299.

    This three star hotel is located in the heart of Panaji and is one of the city's older hotels. It provides facilities like a health club, an in-house shopping arcade and a travel agent. The room tariff is approximately US$35.00 per double room.

  • Nova Goa, Dr Atmaram Borkar Road, Panaji, tel # 0834-223204, 22333205, 46231, fax # 224958.

    A two star hotel located in Panaji. It has facilities like a pool, closed circuit television and a continental, Goan and Chinese restaurant.

  • Resorte de Goa, Fatrade Varca, Salcette, tel # 245066, 245067.