Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa
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Goa was purely on the itinerary for some R&R; it's been hard work travelling through Japan, China and India and this is the first time since mid-March that we’ve taken some downtime, so the break was very welcome. We’re quite good at R&R and quickly settled into a very relaxed routine.
Having a resort with lots of …
After collecting our bags, we emerged from the airport in Goa to a welcome 35C and a very nice man holding a sign with Derek's name on. Better still, the nice man came with an even nicer air-conditioned car to drive us an hour to the Lemon Tree Amarante resort in Candolim. On arrival, we checked out various rooms before settling on a second floor …
... something like: "I'm stuck on a shelf!" hahaha (I still laugh when I remember that scene). I felt exactly like that! To kill the time I played Real Racing 3 on my iPad. I managed to kill quite a bit of it with that game actually… Just before falling asleep I set up my alarm clock for 8am as according to the schedule I should be approaching my stop (Thivim station, not the final one of this journey) at about 9:20am. So I thought I would have plenty of time to refresh myself ...
... Fab meal and lovely company. Really grateful for there hospitality. Out for dinner with Mick and Tina my British friends, tomorrow so better put my vodka hat on. Should be fun. I have two days this week cooking at a locals house. Think I might be cooking at the taj also :) really looking forward to both experiences. I have booked a trip to the jetty where all the fish and prawns are landed. The fresh prawns are cheaper than ...
... 8220;silly and drunk I’m going to get cut on the bushes”. Pah. Ok another plan foiled and we make our way back down the rocks to the beach picking up a few strays on route and stopping for a hindi sing-along with some holidaying Indians sitting in a bar on the hillside.
The evening actually started out a little dire when we went to our favourite cheapy restaurant Brendons and sat outside next to the bonfire, all cosy nice setting but after an ...
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This hotel was beautiful! I spent some time by the pool bar and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Food was delicious and the location was perfect for the music festival I attended during my stay.
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Pretty hotel. Nice pool, nice kiddie pool
Cabs available right outside, bargain for the price including, total hours and sites/neighborhoods to visit.
Walking distance from Nino's Nook. Nino's Nook is good bodega or small supply store.
Walking distance from Acron Arcade - shopping area & outdoor restaurant. Kareoke on Wednesdays.
Clearly under construction, swim-up bar not open, desk staff can help very little with touring info & planning. They barely had a map of the area.
This is a very new hotel set just back from the main Candolim to Calangute road. It is very well managed by a very enthusiastic team of people. Many are ex Taj group employees.
We were at the Lemontree Amarante recently and enjoyed our stay there. Good value, we took the monsoon package. The hotel is not large but well designed, with nice stained glass windows adorning the façade.
We stayed at the Lemon Tree in the off season. The three night packages were very reasonable. The hotel is nearly new and well maintained. The staff are attentive and well trained. The hotel is clean, the restaurant was good but we only used it for breakfast so can't say it was for other meals. The pool is large but shallow so if you like a pool you can dive in to this is not it. We had the standard room which was nicely decorated, the bed was comfortable. Rooms on the ground floor have a glass door at the back. some don't have keys to open them so you need to check to see if the room you are given has an openable door if you want fresh air. The only flaw we found in the room was the bathtub design whihc allowed water to flow on to the bathroom floor which was a small annoyance.
Lemon tree is value for money but.....
Having stayed four days at Lemon tree in goa , I must say it is value for the money I paid as far as the accomdation is concerned but on the service front, it is slack, the front office has no clue of what is going on most of the time and yes do not forget to ensure you ask for an aircon car for pick up and drop orelse they make such a big deal of this small request that one ends up leaving with a bad taste.
Thank you for your response, based on your feedback we will be giving only air conditioned cars for arrival and departure.
I recently returned from a 9 night stay at the Lemon Tree hotel. I was very pleased with the room, the staff, the amenities, and the location. I would highly recommend it to people who want to retreat to a luxurious little oasis apart from the hustle and bustle of Goa.
Have just returned from a 4 night stay with colleagues to relax, after having been in the Meridien in Pune for work. Unfortunately for us the hotel suffered by comparison.. We all had been 'upgraded' to Garden Rooms, which as far as I can tell were the standard rooms which are on the ground floor surrounding the pretty although rather warm pool.
We had a very enjoyable and memorable 28 night stay here Feb/March 2007. We stayed in a standard room which surrounds the lovely clean and immaculate grounds and pool. The room, having an enormous bed, was immaculately maintained with as you would expect, normal 5* fittings/toiletries, room service, mini bar/fridge DVD & Sat TV. Free bottles of mineral water, tea/coffee on tap. Wifi for the laptop.
Just returned from a 4 night stay and cant praise it enough. Was concerned at first that the property would not be well organised as is fairly new. How wrong I was, the staff were friendly and attentive and determined to make your stay a happy one. The property and its grounds were well maintained also with security 24 hours a day at all exits.