on Nov 29, 2019
It was a conference with 60 people and I chose Caravela for its marvellous architecture (among many 5-star hotels in South Goa)!. The Resort is beautiful with its greenery, well maintained and serviced rooms with attached balconies. What struck me most is the very caring and helpful staff, always smiling and ever-ready to please you - be it the Duty Manager and the team comprising: Mayur Sharma, Joanna, Mudit, Kavita or the Conceirge team who took care of the airport transfers.
The Chefs Jesuraj, Nilesh, Niranjan, Birendra & Prasenjit who pleased our taste buds were always around. The live band was just super duper everyday. And of course, Edmundo, the illusionist has me glued to his tricks!
How can I forget Diniz, the man who helped me right from A-Z, on his toes seeing to every minute detail to ensure my conference was going on well and the guests were happy. The entire team comprising Rakesh, Rohit, Raghu, Shekhar and Siddharth worked tirelessly to make my event a success!
To sum it up: great hospitality, amazing food, cool greenery, lovely beach et all......
The Management of Caravela must be proud of all you guys!
Just a tip: Please do something about the net connectivity.
Varca Beach : An almost perfect place with a near Zero Crowd
on Nov 4, 2018
I would say it’s the most serene beach in Goa in terms of cleanliness and silence. Hardly any crowd during the daytime or evening.
Best thing - Clean and Tranquil
- No shacks , drinks, food nearby
- Need to travel quite a distance to reach here
- Amazing Beach Resorts like Varca Palms and others nearby
Overall - If you want to relax and spend time with your partner, it’s the best place to go !!
Note : please take a 2 wheeler with enough petrol in it to return back if needed. 🌝
Varca beach Club mahindra resorts - Goa
on Sep 14, 2018
We were in this resort for a week from August 31 to September 7th. The weather humid but yet the resort as we enter, invites you to a sprawling Lobby and the front desk . Flow of people in groups either checking in OR check out. As we walk to our rooms - the studio room, well manicured garden, lots of palms and smaller shrubs, so shady and two swimming pools on either side and the path goes past vast area of lawns on either side leads to the beach.
This resort was complete by itself and one of the Best of the Mahindras. The staffs were polite and respectful to everyone. The dining area had excellent spread all the time! very delectable meals, each day of different cuisine. For vegetarians, not to worry, all different types of dishes available. Dining area staffs were very helpful and courteous, coming forward to help us and get what we need to the best of their ability. Special names have to be mentioned here, like, Krishna, Lal Krishna, Shiva, Roshan, Ananth, Santosh, Phalguni was so sweet and smiling. All were so friendly and made us feel comfortable.
Guest relations Macdona, was ever so helpful and made sure our rooms were up-to our satisfaction and if not she got it ready to suit our requirements. She helped us get our taxi on time and made arrangements to a taxi to take us to Dandeili a three hours drive from the resort .
The Activity room is full of activities, the painting, sketching, colouring, board games like carrom board, chess, scrabble, snookers, throwing the ball into the net. It's so much fun to be in the activity Room and we spent some quality time there. People of all ages could be seen here, the young kids are taught painting and drawing and kept engaged to the fullest. It was great to meet Kumkum, Neeraj, chandini, and others were so friendly and helpful.
Sitting in the lobby except for the mosquitoes hovering over our head and feet was comfortable, but the day time was good. We get our Wi-Fi only in the lobby and the Activity Room. Lobby was always filled with people, which was a happy scene to watch by and relax.
There is always Live guitar played by a very pleasant guy. My husband enjoyed singing some rare old songs like ' tararee araree araree '. It was always 'gaga' atmosphere there - bustling activity yet so comfortable and peaceful.
on Jun 11, 2017
I visited this place in the middle of December 2016 with my husband and my 3year old boy to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
From the first look, the place looks it has been in operation for a long time. Its not got that brand new polished look.
It is exactly as seen in the pictures.
The location is good as the cottages are at a stone's throw away from the beach.
There is no beach view from the cottages but only greenery and garden.
The beach you walk into from the hotel is non-crowded and clean.
There is plenty of staff for different jobs and they are helpful.
The room is neat, tidy and well equipped with Tv, A/c, fan, There was no minibar and no locker, infact we had to sign a declaration stating that we are solely responsible for the loss or theft of any belongings .
The buffet breakfast is average.
The restaraunt which offers food to the hotel occupants, even though plenty of options are available serves average food(that is nothing great as such).
The place offers total peace in a laid back relaxed style. The pool is clean.
So, overall you can relax and enjoy the beach and the swimming pool by the sun, sand and the sea but not in luxury.
With the given discount that I got at MMT, the place is okay to stay.
Terrible hotel : Poor service. Awful rooms
on Apr 19, 2017
Do not make the mistake of staying in this hotel. The hotel is in shambles. The fittings in the rooms are falling to pieces. The bathroom is unclean - the taps do not work well. The rooms are unclean. The service is very poor. The food in the free breakfast buffet used to finish. We had to plead repeatedly for the food to be replenished, and it still was not.The only redeeming feature is the location of the hotel - its is almost on the beach.