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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of five star hotels in Goa. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
“A superb experience. Everything was amazing right from the room, facilities and breakfast. The hospitality of the staff was really good. The way they pampered us they have earned a customer for life.”
Located in the City Centre, the modern Vivanta by Taj Panaji enjoys views of the Mandovi River and Altinho Hills. Providing a rooftop pool, it also has a 24-hour gym and pampering massage at Jiva Spa. This pet friendly property offers free WiFi.
Fitted with hardwood flooring and a day bed by the large windows, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player. A well-stocked minibar and a work desk are included. Bathrooms have a separate bathtub and rainshower.
Vivanta by Taj Panaji is 35 km from Dabolim Airport. Free parking is available.
The 24-hour business centre provides services like laptop rentals. Day trips can be arranged at the tour desk.
Latitude serves a selection of North Indian, Goan and Italian cuisines. Other dining options include Pan-Asian food at Tamari, desserts at Caramel and cocktails at Tease Bar.
“Exceeded all our expectations! Excellent location in the heart of the bustling, colourful life of North Goa. Amazing food at the hotel and the entire staff was incredibly conscientious and helpful.”
Offering an outdoor pool and fitness centre, Le Méridien Goa, Calangute is located in Calangute, 800 metres from Calangute beach. The hotel has a terrace and views of the city, and 5 onsite dining options including Jazz & Grills Goa’s first whiskey bar.
The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property and a Family Kids Club.
You can play billiards at the hotel. Infantaria is 1.6 km from Le Méridien Goa, Calangute, while Tito's Club is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Goa International Airport, 42 km from Le Méridien Goa, Calangute.
“Everything about this hotel is exceptional. The terrace room was so inviting. The bathroom and the toiletries was amazing. The breakfast is lavish. The room service is perfect. The property is out of the world.”
Located along Gonsua Beach, Alila Diwa Goa offers rooms with sweeping views of the paddy fields in South Goa. Its 5-star facilities include 3 dining options, 2 bars and an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property. Free Shuttle Service to Gonsua Beach is provided to all the guests.
The Diwa Club by Alila is a resort within the resort that allows guests the privilege of privacy and exclusivity while enjoying all the facilities at Alila Diwa Goa.
The spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites feature a king-size bed with memory foam mattress, private sit-out, a stand-alone bathtub, walk-in wardrobe and separate work space among other amenities.
The resort is located 20 minutes from the Goa Dabolim International Airport and only 500 meters from Gonsua Beach in Majorda.
Spa Alila serves as a wellness retreat that provides a range of relaxing and rejuvenating western, ancient and ayurvedic spa treatments. It also includes a 24/7 gym and a yoga studio that offers free yoga sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Play Alila Kid’s Club and Teen Zone offer a range of activities for children.
The resort houses Vivo, an all-day diner, The Edge, the poolside bar & lounge, Courtyard Bar, an evening cocktail bar and the award-winning Home-style Goan restaurant, Spice Studio.
“The property boasts a better view of the shoreline than any other hotel in Goa. The staff is very courteous, friendly and attends to all the needs of the customers. One of the best, if not the best, resorts I have been too in my life.”
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa offers luxurious 5-star accommodation spread across 73 acres. Boasting 5 dining options, it features a spa, outdoor pool and fitness facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Just 100 metres from Fort Aguada, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa is about 12 km from Vagator Beach and Chapora Fortr ess. It is a 75-minute drive from Goa International Airport and provides free parking.
Featuring Portuguese designs and private balconies, air-conditioned units are fitted with classic wood furnishings and a DVD player. Private bathrooms have a bathtub, hairdryer and bathrobes.
Guests can enjoy relaxing spa massages after active workouts at the tennis and squash courts. The property also houses a library, mini golf course and water sports facilities.
Offering varied international and local menus, Latitude provides a trendy setting and all-day dining. The resort also has Italian and seafood restaurants as well as 2 bars.
“The staff here are out of this world! Everyone is so attentive and willing to help they made our stay really special. The facilities are great with pool, gym, spa and restaurants. The rooms are also wonderful and comfortable.”
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa offers luxurious 5-star accommodation, featuring a casino, outdoor pool and spa. Offering 3 dining options and free parking, it is a 2-minute drive from Kala Academy Pier.
Featuring spacious layouts, Marriott Goa’s air-conditioned rooms have stunning views. For convenience, a safe, ironing and tea/coffee making amenities. Private bathrooms have bathtubs, hot/cold showers and a hairdryer.
Regular workouts can be maintained at the fitness centre. For leisure, there is a tour desk that organises day trips. Goa Marriott Resort & Spa also provides spa and salon services.
All-day dining with international dishes is available at Waterfront Terrace which also features outdoor dining with poolside views while AZ.U.R. is the transitional lounge specializing in Mediterranean dishes. Other options include Wan Hao Asian restaurant, Simply Grills and 24-hour room service.
Located in the city of Panaji, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is 18.9 km from Karmali Railway Station and a 40-minute drive from Dabolim Airport.
“Attentive staff, delicious breakfast, beautiful beach front property, comfortable room, and lush landscape throughout the property. Overall a marvellous experience.”
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa is a beachfront property offering terracotta-roofed cottages spread across 28 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. It boasts a large outdoor pool with a sunken bar, a day spa and daily buffet breakfast.
A stroll from the sandy beachfront, air-conditioned cottages come with a choice of sit-outs with scenic landscape or sea views. They have a 32-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player and seating area.
Relaxing spa massages await after active workouts at the golf course and gym. Other leisure options include squash and tennis courts and water sports at the beachfront.
Offering stunning sea views and cool breezes, Goan specialities and fresh seafood dishes can be enjoyed at The Beach House’s outdoor dining area. There is also a Thai restaurant and pool bar.
Located on Sinquerim Beach, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa is a 75-minute drive from Goa International Airport. Free parking is available.
“Excellent property with a nice private beach and two other beaches within walking distance. The service was beyond excellent. The rooms were perfect with sunken showers and outdoor showers. Would love to go back!”
ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons along the pristine Arossim Beach which is just a 15 minutes drive from Goa International Airport. It offers an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Arabian Sea, 6 dining options and a spa.
The well appointed rooms and suites look out in to the tropical gardens, the lagoons and water bodies. All rooms and suites feature personal outdoor spaces in the form of a balcony or patio with some rooms also featuring outdoor rain showers and secret gardens.
At ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa you will find a 24-hour front desk and a concierge desk. Other facilities offered at the property include a children's play zone area where kids can enjoy. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including water sports.
The property offers a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours a day. Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa is nestled amidst lush beachfront gardens, featuring exquisitely designed treatment suites and an expansive space for Yoga and relaxation.
Pavilion at the Village Square brings to you the finest Indian and International fare round the clock. It also features an outdoor open kitchen, allowing guests to interact with in-house culinary masters. Kebabs & Kurries offers heritage cuisine while Ottimo Cucina Italiana is inspired by the concept of a homely Italian kitchen. Guests can also try the Signature Goan restaurant or The Royal Afghan – Sea side Barbeque & Grill offering charcoal-grilled flavours of the North-West Frontier under
the stars offering views of the sea.
Arossim beach is 2.6 km away. The Cabo Da Rama Fort is 25 km away while Baga Beach and Fort Aguada are 45
km away. This resort is within 15 km from Goa International Airport.
“Beautiful oasis of tranquility amid the chaos of India that surrounds you. As close to paradise as can be imagined.”
Spread across 56 acres of landscaped gardens, the Mediterranean-style Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa sits along a private beach overlooking the Arabian Sea. It boasts golfing facilities, a full spa and outdoor pool and 6 dining options await guests.
Decorated in neutral colours, rooms feature classic dark wood furnishings. Each comes with a balcony overlooking the garden, pool or sea. Select rooms offer a private pool or hydromassage bathtub.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa is 3 km from Colva Beach and 12 km from Madgaon City. It is a 45-minute drive from Goa Dabolim Airport. Free parking is available.
Sunny afternoons can be spent playing tennis or getting a relaxing massage at The Jiva Spa. The resort also provides a fitness centre and 24-hour room service. Little ones can enjoy a lineup of activities at the Children’s Activity Centre.
“We had an amazing stay at The Leela. Beautiful property, spacious and clean rooms, professional staff, great location close to the beach. Truly a fantastic hotel!”
Surrounded by gardens and blue lagoons, The Leela Goa Beach Resort offers luxurious rooms with a DVD player. Facilities include a 12-hole golf course and an outdoor pool. Free Wifi is available.
Rooms are elegantly furnished and feature a balcony overlooking the lagoon. They are equipped with a satellite TV, CD player and minibar. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and hairdryer.
Guests may enjoy Ayurvedic massage and yoga sessions at the spa, or arrange a sunset cruise at the tour desk. The Leela also provides a tennis court and pottery making classes.
The resort is located 40 km away from Goa Dabolim Airport. Panjim, the capital city, is around 60 km from the hotel.
Leela Goa offers 7 food and beverage options served buffet style, with cuisines ranging from local Indian dishes to Italian food.
“The best hospitality in India. Truly a mind blowing experience! Honestly, don't second guess this hotel. It was perfect!”
Offering a spa centre and sauna and 24-hour concierge service, W Goa is set in Vagator. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or grab a drink at the WooBar.
Some units include a seating area where you can relax while some rooms have views of the sea or garden. Certain rooms offer a sun deck and plunge pool. Rooms feature attached private bathrooms offering free toiletries. Extras include slippers, bathrobe and a hairdryer.
You will find a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. The property offers an indoor play area, fitness centre, yoga classes and a garden.
The W Goa offers a variety of restaurants including The Kitchen Table serving local cuisine and Spice Traders offering Pan-Asian cuisine specially curated by the Director of cuisine. Guests can refuel at the Rock Pool consisting of a naturally carved facade ideally located to enjoy the breath-taking views of the sunset.
The resort also offers car hire, bicycle rental and complimentary high speed internet throughout the property.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 14, 2020