Goid choice near Varca Beach
on Dec 25, 2017
Small resort as compared to Varva Beach Resort. There is no direct access to Varcha beach.
Has one small swimming pool. Food is excellent, particularly Gian fish curry. I don't know why club mahindra is charging 12% service charges, 18% GST and surcharge over it. They are defending over GST. I am not satisfied.
on Dec 24, 2017
Very good rooms. Excellent service by every member of the resort. That’s the difference that this resort makes it count when it compares to other resorts nearby. Taxi union will remain a problem for all resorts. But suggest to take bikes which are allowed. Request this resort to tie up with bikes too.
Food and holiday activities per se need to improve in comparison to Club mahindra Varca beach. But you have an option to go to CM Varca beach for a day out and enjoy member discounts too. In this case use a bike as it is just 2 km away.
Overall emeralds palm is peaceful resort with excellent service.
on Dec 21, 2017
Great stay. I have gone back to this place after almost 3 years and shocked to see the staff (Anjan Adhikari) knowing me by name as it is nice feeling to know people remember you. Nice place to be. Nice food. Great ambiance.
Good Stay but away from beach
on Dec 14, 2017
It is characteristic Club Mahindra. 1. Stay : It has 3 wings and all three have their benefits. If you want closer to restaurant then first wing closer to pool is second wing and one away from both is third wing. 2. Food : The buffet is okay but if you want Goan Cuisine them up get better food outside. 3. Staff is prompt and well behaved. 4. WiFi is in lobby and sometimes works sometime doesn't
5 There seems to be restriction on self drive rented cars. Confirm with resort before you go. 6 There is a restaurant just outside resort and the food there is decent. 7. The linen doesn't seem that fresh. But not a big negative. 8. Happening beach Colva 20 mins away. 9. Silent beach Benaulim 10 mins away. 11. No lifts. 12. Good Gala dinner.s
on Dec 13, 2017
First things first....Being a Club Mahindra member I was very hesitant to book this resort for my family trip in the month of December as Varca resort, Club Mahindra's premium property is only 2 kilometres from this one, but on the insistence of a well wishes I booked this as rooms were not available in Varca resort.
Resort: small resort, with limited no. Of rooms, but with ample staff and restaurant seating area (indoor, outdoor, poolside, in bar) limited or no landscaping, but is compensated by activities for kids in kids zone and outdoor activity area.
Check-in: In just 3 minutes, unlike my earlier experience where it took me 45 mins in the neighbouring CM property last year.
Reason: Efficient Front Office staff ( Mr. Ravi and his colleagues) and along with that I did the precheck-in on the app, a day before. They (Mr. Ravi and Mr. Vijay) even helped with medicines for my kids in odd hours (5/5)
Room: 1101 is pool faceing room 1BR room, and probably the best one if you want to be in the middle of action, other wise one whole wing is for seclusion (newly married, small friends group, who has their own way of fun)
Additionally, they have arranged the Pram for my infant kid, which was very cool and helpful thing to do. Hygiene is room is gold crown class, toiletries and other amenities are available and special request can be dealt in no time by rooms service staff. (4/5)
Activity: archery, pellet gun, paintball, kids battery car, segway, gym, Spa and of course pool....as the resort is small...their is never a time when waiting time is more than 5 min for all these fun activity....so you will enjoy these without any fuss... And otherwise too staff with special mention to Mr. Dharam and Mr. Laxman and a small guy, whose name I am forgetting is very proactive to always lend the helping hand to train our kids.
Fun Fact: I even used some saw type tool to cut fresh coconut from the tree in campus and had fresh coconut water then and their itself, which was the great feeling....thanks Ranjan, Alstrom and Laxman for making beautiful videos, while I was trying my hand in this activity. (5/5)
Restaurant: executive chef Mr Saleem is an experienced chef under his guidance allother chefs like Vishal, Harish, Tapan etc work like magician day after day to set beautiful buffets.....bakery in kitchen work of brillience.....for kids (5/5)
Support serving staff under captains mr. Shailendra, Mr. Suvanker, Mr. Teerthdas, and Ghanshyam is very efficient but under sudden load of guests; efficiency and accuracy in terms of handling patrons requests and needs to be increased (3.5/5)
Fun Zone: Jaya, Yanga and Pintu are the pillars to make this resort enjoyable for kids with lot of interactions and evening activities. Special mention to Yanga with whom my very shy kid opened up and helped him acclamalized to the new faces and surroundings. (5/5)
Sight seeing: Taxi union is very strong, so self-drive four wheeler vehicles are very hard to find, so we have to dependent on taxi stand outside the resort, whose prices are in the higher side, but two wheeler can be arranged easily.
Fact check: taxi agrregators like Ola and uber are not available in Goa.
Overall: Experience was very good, and resort manager Mr. Tanay Singh has built a very good team with his trust in them the team is delivering very good and with so many limitations I find this resort under Club Mahindra umbrella is one of the best, at par with that of Kumbhalgarh, which I visited many times. (4.5/5)