The Taj Aguda has fabulous staff who were always ready to help make our stay comfortable. They were always cheerful, and here we would like to mention Rose in particular who always greeted us so chearfully each morning at breakfast and remembered which room we were in. The pool staff, waiters, and excursions staff were all great.
The hotel itself is showing signs of age in a few small areas but generally was very nice.
We had some difficulty with the TV but we hardly watched it as we normally ate in and listened to the entertainment provided.
We didn't eat in town because there are enough restaurants in this hotel and its sister hotel next door (free transfer between them) and the price was reasonable and we knew it was cooked in a 5 star kitchen so no worries about getting ill. All very nice food.
Location is good as overlooks the beach and sea. Quite near the town.
Transfer to and from the airport was very useful as it was complimentary.
We had the breakfast included in our price plan, and it was good with a choice of both European and Indian.
Location is perfect if u want to stay in Candolim and close to the beach. It is a 5 mins walk to the beach but the road is secluded after 7 pm. The property is getting old and needs refurbishment. The AC was leaking and they couldn't fix the problem as it got repeated in day 2.
Breakfast is average though the spread is wide. Service at breakfast leaves a lot to be desired. Pan Asian restaurant is very good and recommended
Pool is nice.
I booked through Expedia and I chose an option to pay at the hotel, however hotel somehow decided to charge my card before my check in. I wanted to pay through the different card but left with no choice. Very inconvenient, called the hotel but no flexibility was shown. I am sure it doesn't make a lot of difference to the hotel, but small things do count. I have shared my concern with Expedia as well.
I booked two rooms for three nights for a family of 5 from 8th Nov to 11th Nov 2015. Hotel staff at the reception, pool area and dining area are very gentle and helpful. The night security guard at the pool area is always alert and wishes everyone enthusiastically with a big smile every time anyone passes by. Rooms and the pool are clean and the fridge is stacked with essentials at very affordable price tags. Easy access directly to the beach from the hotel is definitely a plus. Free parking is available and the gatekeeper at parking is always ready to guide you for parking properly. 15 % discount at the shack on the beach was a pleasant surprise as the food and the ambience there is excellent. The place is very well maintained. I highly recommend this place, at such affordable prices it's a grab.
Traveller from Mumbai
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We recently stayed here for 2 days and overall experience is awesome.Sinquerim beach is in a walkable distance.Different modes of commutations are available.The pool side sitting arrangement is really good and provides a relaxing ambience.The music sets the party mood.Breakfast is lavish.Staff response is prompt.Cleanliness is well maintained.
Only con is that there is barely any difference in facilities between a party room and a suite .Overall a fantastic stay at the hotel
I stayed at Golden Tulip with my husband for 5 nights and enjoyed my stay. We booked a deluxe room with pool view and the room was very spacious and comfortable. The swimming pool was also really good. The drawback in this hotel is the food which is very expensive( 5 star hotel price) and not worth the money as we had a bad experience with ordering a Biryani one night which was the spiciest biryani we have ever had (and wasn't good on the stomach). Also the staff at the breakfast buffet are not very responsive and we had to wait for ages after ordering anything. The breakfast spread was good but they had the same items throughout the 5 days that we stayed there.
In general the hotel is in good location with good restaurants and eateries nearby. We hired a scooter to go around the beaches nearby as it can be tiring walking to the beaches in the humid climate and they are not of walking distance.
Traveller from Aus
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Pocket Guide: Goa Candolim Beach - Fort Aguada Hotels
The Candolim Beach in North Goa is a perfect alternative to the crowded beaches of Calangute or Anjuna. 15 km from Panaji, it can be very easily reached from Mapusa and Calangute. For those who prefer a serene and tranquil beach environment, this is the one of the best options. The area provides abundant opportunities for snorkeling, fishing, and diving. Being a prime tourist destination, the area has a number of hotels and guesthouses in the close vicinity of the beach. A must-see landmark at Candolim is Fort Aguada on Sinquerim beach—the best-preserved Portuguese fort in Goa.
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