Upon arrival the staff was very inviting to my son and I. We were greeted immediately, and check in was quick. This is a very nice and peaceful resort and you do not need to really leave the premises to gather anything. One note though is the beach is private for the Dona occupants, but staff fails to tell newcomers that if you wish to relax on the beach in the lounge chairs you have to pay the beach shack owners a small fee collected by them or buy food then the lounge beds are free. So bring some money to the beach if you plan on tanning, relaxing, or whatever you fancy. Other than this, it is a nice set up. I will most likely return next season
Traveller from India
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, Goa is a five-star hotel located on the pristine white sands of Cavelossim Beach, South Goa. This …More
Wonderful hotel - very relaxing and tranquil. A peaceful haven in the heart of busy Cavelossim. Staff also wonderful - so polite and hard working. The hotel customer service manager Jeremy is superb - so good at advising / recommending on things to see, what to be wary of, how to handle situations - we felt safe knowing he was there for us in case of any disasters. The food is delicious and plentiful - there was extensive choice for breakfast which included omelet, porridge and curry! The pool and the surrounding area was perfect. The rooms were well cleaned and maintained. All in all we had a wonderful stay at Haathi Mahal - we want to go back there!
After reading the reviews on here and having already booked I was really apprehensive, however, given that the outside building would benefit a lick of paint, the inside however and accommodation was more than I'd expected, it's was clean, modern and more than comfortable, housekeeping was delivered daily and being in the holiday industry myself was quite scrupulous but they fulfilled in every part. I didn't eat in the restaurant simply due to my visiting friends in the area and dining with them. The location is fantastic, the beach a stone throw away, lined with friendly beach shacks and amazing food, the other side of the hotel sits on the riverside riverside, this encompassed with their beautifully kept gardens was a pleasure to sit and relax. I travel a lot and have a lot to compare my findings with, my advice is give this place a go, the price is reasonable and you get more for your money than you would expect, the staff are friendly and I have nothing to complain about. Enjoy your time in Cavelossim, head to Seaway Shack and try the chicken xacute with ginger rice, the best I've tasted so far in Goa! I hope that this was helpful for you...
Wedged between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River, Cavelossim is a popular tourist destination, a fact reinforced by the presence of large hotels and resorts. At the southern end of the long, sandy coastline that begins at Vasco de Gama 30 km to the north, Cavelossim feels tucked away. The wide beach is a popular draw, and the village of Cavelossim offers shops and a department store.
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