Ratings based on 197 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Lausanne

Luxury in South Goa

Posted Jul 2, 2017
Pros: Everything. The hotel is gorgeous and when it comes to comfort, they have thought of everything. Prices are also extremely reasonable.
Cons: nothing
Location: There are a number of well-known local restaurants close by: Fish Ka and Martin's Corner. Also two beaches. I recommend the bread making excursion.
The Alila Diwa Goa is the resort to choose if you want to be pampered in luxury. The grounds of the resort are gorgeous and the service provided by the staff is exception. It is 5-star all the way. In addition to having a lovely infinity pool and a yoga studio with a view of lush fields and palm trees, the Alila Diwa Goa also has a number of experiences that you can sign up for. I made bread with the village baker and learned how to mix cocktails with the mixologist at the resort. They also have cooking classes and other activities. Both of the experiences I did were well worth the money and an interesting way to experience life in South Goa - especially meeting the village bread maker and learning her way of life. Sherwin, the Concierge, also provided tips on where to eat in the village and what you could see that was nearby. The area is in the countryside so if you are looking for the party scene of North Goa, this is not for you. But if you want a relaxing escape where it's safe to walk around, this is the place to be. I look forward to visiting again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our resort. I am delighted to know that you were happy with our product and services and that you had a memorable stay with us. Thank you for complimenting the team for their good work. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, WA

Very comfortable,intimate setting

Posted May 28, 2017
Attentive to detail, great staff, accommodating. Beautiful setting
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Your positive comments are very much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to the beach

Posted Apr 14, 2017
Check in was unique, very personalized and not your usual "here's your room key and there are the elevators". We received a cold sweet drink and cold towels which was most welcoming, and were sat down in reception and everything was explained including upgrade options. The staff are very well trained, and provide a great experience. The quality continued throughout our stay. Diwa wing was nice with its own little reception. Diwa options were great- happy hour/teatime snacks included. Room was spacious and bathroom luxurious. Breakfast buffet was good. Could have had more choice in Indian options, but all food was really tasty. Fishkas restaurant is right outside the hotel and has awesome food at a good price. Pools were great, not too busy either. Beach is fantastic and quiet. Lovely sand. Shuttles to the beach always available, we never had to wait for one. We were well taken care of right up to our taxi home. We were seen off by the staff - a really nice personal touch. The taxi driver even got us trolleys at the airport; full service till the very last minute! I will definitely recommend this hotel for families, although there's not a whole lot for kids.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your fabulous and detailed review! It is wonderful to know that you were happy with our product and hospitality and that we were able to make the stay memorable for you. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. See you soon! Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston, Ma

Really nice hotel!

Posted Apr 11, 2017
Close to the beach, walking distance!! Great service
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review. I am delighted to know that you had an overall great stay. Thank you for complimenting the team for their good work. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

The place to stay!

Posted Apr 6, 2017 on Orbitz
Pros: The attention to your room is unreal. The housekeepers are like ninjas, you turn your back and they have taken care of everything.
Cons: They could be more flexible on check-in times.
Location: Great location, restaurants nearby, shopping nearby, definitely go to the spice farm!
This was our first visit to Goa and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, they will go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. The food is excellent with options from Indian, French to American for every meal. The beach is a quick buggy ride away and its also a fantastic experience. You can spend your day relaxing on the Arabian Sea while the local beach bars bring you food and drinks to your liking. You can't go wrong, period.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am delighted to know that you had an overall great stay. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great Stay

Posted Mar 27, 2017 on Hotels
Great stay, amazing property. The pool is amazing and has the right temperature by evening too.Staff is very courteous & friendly. Will surely come back here.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2017 by Siddharth Savkur, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great review of our resort. I hope that you will notice more exciting improvements at the resort on your next visit. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London.

Lovely hotel

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Excellent Hotel. Staff were brilliant. Will definitely go back. I would rate the hotel 6 star if possible.Food was amazing. Thank You all at Allia Diva for making our stay memorable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 17, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review. My team and I are glad to know that you were very happy with our product and services and that your stay with us was memorable. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hungary

Nice hotel, mainly for pensioners.

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Pros: The room is really nice, the balcony is great, we were on ground floor, with easy access to pool. Breakfast is fantastic.
Cons: This is a huge hotel, having approx 25 sunbrellas around the pool is simply not enough. Pensioners rushed to reserve their sunbeds at 7am with towels.
Location: Even prices are very high inside, don't worry, just step out of hotel, and you find restaurant "Fhiska", right on other side of road. The best!
I wanted to pay with cash, but they charged my credit card one day prior to arrival. I'm just asking, wouldn't it be enough to do it - or discuss it - at time of check-in? The hotel is quite expensive, during our stay it was 90% loaded with pensioners, most should be from UK and Russia. We found staff could have been more attentive. The beach is accessible by shuttle. It's free of charge. The pool is nice. On day of our arrival, I requested a late check-out by 4PM. I was told, they try. On day of check-out, we were almost thrown out of room by 2PM; they said they are fully booked.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 16, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Your positive comments are very much appreciated. My team and I are glad to know that you were happy with our product and services. I am sorry that your stay was marred by some negative experiences. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from uttoxeter, uk

Fourth time here

Posted Mar 11, 2017
Pros: Everything
Location: Location is great, lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance, but not a commercial area, it's great to just walk around and experience Goa
Booked the Alila last minute knowing we wouldn't be disappointed having been here before. The hotel is immaculate, all staff are pleasant, polite and very helpful. Breakfast is great, lots of choice and again, good service. The hotel grounds are beautifully kept, lovely big pool, always plenty of towels. It is a ten minute walk to the beach and some parts are a bit scruffy, but this is India and there is always the shuttle bus to take you and bring you back. These run every few minutes. The beach is lovely, three beach shacks to look after you for food and drinks which are very cheap. The rooms are lovely, huge bath tub, plenty of towels and a great super king size bed with lovely sheets which seemed to be changed every other day, and always lots of bottled water in the room. Our room was on the south side facing the paddy fields and it was lovely and peaceful. The Spice restaurant is lovely, more expensive than eating out but worth it. Hoping to return again next year.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 13, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your great review. Your positive comments are very much appreciated. My team and I are glad to know that you were happy with our product and services and that your stay with us was memorable. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lovely property

Posted Mar 9, 2017 on Hotels
Lovely property, secluded but with easy access to the beach - via a shuttle or a ten minute walk. The only downside of the property was the egg station at breakfast, staffed by some of the most unhelpful gentlemen ever, making substandard eggs. Don't make basics like ham & cheese omelet or even bacon! But their lack of service was made up by the rest of the staff at the breakfast buffet. Loved the restaurant Fish Ka located just opposite it, had authentic Goan food and great service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 13, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our resort. Your positive comments are very much appreciated. We have noted your feedback about the service at the egg station and will take corrective action. I hope you will notice more exciting improvements at the resort during your next visit. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to our resort. Warmest Regards, Siddharth Savkur General Manager