Bad experience at Hilton Arpora
on Dec 25, 2017
Rooms are old and amenities do not work. Food is nothing to rave about. The location is average. The staff was however polite and that was the only comforting factor. Overall, the hotel is not worth price paid.
free shuttle to the beach
on Dec 23, 2017
The hotel is well maintained. It has a nice feeling and we as guest felt very comfortable. It offers several sitting areas. The gym is adequate for a workout.
We were on vacation and used the shuttle to reach the beach. It is a short ride to beach, Baga.
The shuttle bus leaves the hotel at 11 am. Pick up from the Baga beach 15 minutes after the hour. This drop off point gives you the opportunity to explore other beaches by just walking along the coast.
The hotel staff, one of the best. Always, genuinely willing to help and have a conversation to see if you are doing okay and enjoying your stay.
We had every breakfast and dinner at the hotel. We enjoyed both onsite restaurants. The menu selection was great. We found very enjoyable the 5 nights we spent at this Hilton property.
Execellent hotel with focused services
on Dec 22, 2017
Stayed with Family during Goa visit and liked the facilities and extremely satisfying service. Best example was, being the hotel sold they managed to provide wash and change room at 0900hrs wherein the check out time is 12Noon.
Also, Food is good. Special thanks to Muani at front desk, managed to get us a car in 5 Minutes though the car was not upto the mark of a 5 star hotel and the services provided.
Overall, happy with the product offered and services provided.
on Dec 20, 2017
It is Hilton so it has to be nice. Awesome experience, so clean and well maintained!!!
Awesome stay.. Best food very nice ambience.. I would definitely visit again and recommend to all
The hotel only offers wifi if they sense you'll give them more business. Our package did not include breakfast. Upon informing them that we'll have breakfast and pay for it before we leave, the staff readily offered us wifi. This is heights of cheapness coming from a property like Hilton. When we inquired about wifi before informing about our breakfast intention, the hotel simply denied our request.
Excellent quiet hotel in a great location
on Dec 17, 2017
This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel in Arpora and we plan to go again next year. It is an excellent, clean hotel with friendly efficient staff and comfortable king size beds. This hotel is set back from the road with 24h security at the entrance. It is located across the road from the biggest night market in the area that starts at the end of November during the peak season. This is great as you don’t get caught up in the traffic getting to it. The hotel has a free shuttle bus every hour to Baga beach/town from 11am to 7pm. There is also a big taxi company just inside the complex entrance. We prefer this location than the hotels in Baga where it is much busier and nosy. The rooms are spacious and the king sized bed is a must for us. The standard in this hotel is very good, like all the other Hiton by Doubletree hotels. In the rooms you could be in any country! All the staff are very efficient and friendly.
The only negative for me is that there is no bright light near a mirror when putting makeup on in the evening when it is dark. Also when sitting at the dressing table to do my hair, you are too low to see in the mirror on the wall. The latter isn’t a big deal as you just have to stand up but the low lighting when putting on makeup is a problem. I have mentioned this to staff on a couple of my stays but nothing has been done. However I still rate this hotel very highly. We always stay in a lagoon facing room, which is quiet and very private when you sit on the balcony.
The pool is a nice size and pool towels are provided. Only one negative is that they need a few more sun umbrellas.
Baga beach is busy, also Calangute and Candolim beaches are busy but this hotel is about a 25-35min taxi ride to several lovely quieter beaches where there are beach restaurants well spaced out, each with only a relatively small number of sun loungers right at the edge of the sea. The taxi cost from this hotel to our favourite Mandrem Cafe on Mandrem beach was 16000 rupees this year for a return trip, so still great value for UK visitors, especially if there are 4 of you in a taxi. Usually the taxi driver stays all day to take you back, as the beach restaurants have a drivers hut. Fantastic location and great hotel!