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Holiday Inn Resort, Goa

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Address: Mobor Beach, Cavelossim, Salcete, South Goa, Cavelossim

Traveller's Rating
Overall Score:
4.5 out of 5
Star Rating : 5 Star

Average Price: Rs.7899

Hotel Amenities
Gymnasium/Health Club
Ayurveda Centre
Laundry Service

Submitted by Evguenia

Very friendly and helpful staff. Hotel is clean and nicely decorated but many areas were under construction outdoors. It was monsoon season and so only 2 restaurants were open which was disappointing to us.
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out of 5

Submitted by Meher

This is an excellent hotel. The kids suite is very comfortable if you are travelling with kids and the kids loved sleeping in bunk beds. The complimentary breakfast buffet spread was excellent and although we did not have the buffet meals the candlelight dinner we had at their Fish Grill restaurant at the beach under the stars was excellent. The staff were very courteous and helpful and made our stay very pleasant. It would have been nice however if they had provided us with complimentary drop-off and pick-up from the airport.
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Submitted by Kaaran

Though the overall property is good and lives up to expectation of a 5-star, the rooms are quite basic and do not seem to give a feeling of spending a holiday in a 5-star. However, the overall stay was value for money. In case one is considering a quite and peaceful holiday, then this may not be the right choice as Holiday Inn Resort seems to be always crowded as it offers competitive rates.
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Submitted by Sumit Saraswat

It was a great stay at this resort. I stayed with my family for 3 nights and 4 days. The room service was prompt and excellent, great food, beautiful property, clean private beach. Business centre facility was also available at reasonable rates. The resort has a health centre, swimming pool, restaurant and discotheque. Overall excellent.
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Submitted by Guest User

The hotel is excellent, sevice is satisfactory and the staff is co operative.
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Distance From Area
  • Colva Beach, 11.56 Km
  • Margao, 12.11 Km
  • Palolem Beach, 20.87 Km
  • Canacona, 20.94 Km
  • Ponda, 25.75 Km

  • Holiday Inn Resort Hotel Description

    A drive uphill amidst shady trees alternating with a fence of bougainvillea plants, takes you to the Holiday Inn Resort in Goa. This 15 year old resort is built in traditional grandeur with majestic architecture spread over 25 acres of vast rambling land. The driveway is beautiful with colonial lights fitted all along the way. A big garden adorns the porch and a flight of stairs leads you to the reception and the lobby. The lobby is enclosed on one end by the reception, while the other end is the domicile for the many souvenir shops selling antique jewellery, pashmina shawls and other crafts. A local musician playing the saxophone or some other form of live melodious music is always present to welcome guests to the resort.

    The lobby is balconied, so if you look down, the Cafe Mardi Grass, a multi cuisine restaurant, with provision for indoor and outdoor seating beckons you for a pleasurable dining experience. Beyond the balcony lies the swimming pool, an indulgence in itself and a beauty to behold. The swimming pool is jeweled with the pool bar, serving exotic drinks. A stone cobbled pathway alongside the pool (on both sides) leads to The Fish Grill, a seafood specialty restaurant serving local and international flavours.

    A short walk from here directs you to a beautiful place full of life next to the revolutionary sea, popularly known as The Sundowner Bar, open all day serving exotic and regular drinks, light snacks and live music. Adjacent to Cafe Mardi Gras separated by a small pond with goldfish, lies The Whispers of the Orient Chinese restaurant, with a seating capacity of 57 persons and is open only for dinner. With a traditional oriental setting and delicious food to match, it has a display with little Japanese dolls and fans and Chinese tea cups. The Village Restaurant is the resort's multi cuisine buffet restaurant serving Asiatic and Mediterranean cuisines in a local fishing village setting.

    The resort boasts of 203 rooms, divided into 147 Standard rooms, 36 Club rooms, 2 Deluxe Suites and 4 Garden Suites. The Standard and Club rooms are similar with the only difference being the room size. The Standard room, which is also the basic room, is a compact room equipped with a double bed, satellite television, sofa chairs, cupboards, individual room temperature control, room service and laundry service. Every room has an attached bathroom with either a shower cubicle or a bathtub. Besides this, simple bathroom amenities like soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and towels are also provided for. The Club rooms are the same, just varying in size. The services and amenities and services remain the same. However, the 4 Club rooms open to the sea, while others open to the sprawling lawn or the pool.

    Again, the Deluxe and the Garden Suites are quite similar in services and amenities, except the fact that the Garden Suites open to the well manicured garden while the Deluxe Suites open to the pool or beach. The Deluxe Suites are beautifully ornate with two bedrooms with exquisite decor and attached bathrooms, separate drawing and dining room, bar, satellite television, telephone, tea and coffee maker, self controlled air conditioner, Wi-Fi in the rooms and complimentary fruit basket and wine and cookies upon arrival. Both the bathrooms have bathtubs and are richly furnished with amenities like soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, gel bath, shower cap, shaving and sewing kits.

    Kids can have a treat here in the special Kid Suite with a fun theme atmosphere filled with books, toys and computer games to keep them entertained throughout the day. Also, the Activity Centre is a storehouse of creativity nurturing the child's imagination with a lot of fun. Adults meanwhile, can dig gold here at the Hacienda de Oro or the House of Gold. This in-house casino is meant for those who are strong spirited and can take risks at the variety of slot machines, black jack machine and the derby machine in a Mexican setting. The Party Zone discotheque is an ideal place to go hip shaking for an exhilarating experience.

    Holiday Inn Resort also houses The Twist and Curls beauty salon and the resort's very own Ayurvedic centre Keralayur offering a range of relaxing rejuvenation programmes such as Ayurvedic oil applications, reflexology, aromatherapy, Yoga and meditation. The Gym and Fitness Centre is the perfect place to sweat it out and then chill out in the steam, sauna, and Jacuzzi present there. For sport lovers, it is a haven of delight as they can indulge in tennis or go swimming in the sea. Alternatively, they can partake in water skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, go on banana boat rides, water scooter rides and dolphin cruises. This resort also aims at providing complete luxury to the business travelers, which is why a fully modern Conference Hall with a seating capacity of up to 200 persons with all business facilities is present here.

    To sum it up, Holiday Inn Resort is a perfect holiday destination, for leisure or business travelers.

    Don't Miss
    The Fish Grill restaurant and the way onwards from here to the sea. Also the driveway and entrance; after all, the first impression is a lasting one!

    The resort's location near the Mobor beach in south Goa away from the nuances of everyday life make it one of the choicest places of travelers. The airport is 42 kilometres away and the closest railway station at Margao is 15 kilometres away. The market is around 1.5 kilometres away and the Mobor beach is within walking distance from the Resort.

    Area Attractions

    Dabolim Airport (36 Km)

    Located 29 kms from Panjim, some airport facilities include currency exchange, a book shop, handicrafts emporium, a duty free shop and facilities for the physically challenged. There is a prepaid taxi stand within and outside the premises.

    Margaon Railway Station (18 Km)

    One of the two main railway stations in Goa, Margaon is in the southern area of the state and services the Konkan Railway line, which has trains plying from Mumbai and other destinations including Delhi.

    Mandovi River Cruise (40 Km)

    The best way to take in the scenic beauty of Goa is on a river cruise, giving you breathtaking views of the lush greenery. While the day cruise involves folk dance performances and a chance to spot monuments, the moonlight cruise offers stunning sights.

    Old Goa (42 Km)

    Old Goa is dotted with convents and chapels painted in cream. It showcases giant facades and gilt altars of the well preserved churches. The most famous is the tomb of the 16th century missionary, St. Francis Xavier, whose remains are preserved in the Bas

    Calangute Baga Beach (55 Km)

    Among the most popular beaches in north Goa, both the Calangute and Baga beaches are thronging with crowds soaking in the sun and splashing in the sea. Shacks and stalls line these palm fringed shores.

    Dona Paula (43 Km)

    Steeped in myth and romance, the beach is named after Dona Paula De Menezes, the erstwhile Viceroy’s daughter. This is where the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries meet the sea. The Dona Paula beach houses the National Oceanography Institute.

    Panjim CIty (40 Km)

    Visitors usually give Panjim a miss from their itineraries, not aware of its quaint old district. Fontainhas still retains a Portuguese air with colourful houses and old churches. Clean and not congested, the city is unlike any other.

    Colva Beach (5 Km)

    Unsullied, golden sands, palm groves and fish laid out to dry on the shore, Colva Beach in South Goa offers this and much more. Hotels, souvenir kiosks and snack bars dot the beach and fishermen trawlers can be seen in the distance, anchored in the sea.

    Titos Night Club (58 Km)

    The club is synonymous with Goas nightlife. Located on the Baga beach, this indoor night club has a multi-cuisine restaurant called Brass, an outdoor pub and also Mambos, a 24 hour coffee shop and boutique.

    Cavelossim Beach (0.5 Km)

    Located 11 km south of Colva, this beach has soft white sands, and is dotted by black lava rocks. It is not usually full of tourists, and is a good place to unwind. One can even hire a boat to watch dolphins. The food is great around Dona Sylvia.

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