The Leela Goa

Goa, India

The hotel

Arguably the ultimate beach hotel in Goa, The Leela Goa rests amongst the 75 acres of lush green gardens and lagoons between the Sal River and a pristine Arabian Sea beach. Reflecting the region’s Portuguese and Indian heritage from its design to its dining, this opulent 5-star hideaway is tucked on the southern tip of Goa. You’ll find luxury extending from its seafront golf course to its elegant swimming pool which features a dramatic waterfall and in its dining - whether you’re overlooking the glittering Sal River for a romantic Italian meal, ensconced in the Indian-inspired Jamavar restaurant or feeling the sand between your toes at Susegado, an exclusive fine dining venue with tables right on the beach (open Nov-Apr).

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf

Where is it

On the southern point of Goa, on a secluded beach between the Arabian Sea and the River Sal. Transfer time from Goa Airport: 90 minutes.

Hotel information

206 rooms and suites are dotted around the resort’s lagoons. All have TV with DVD player, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and iron and board (on request). Lagoon Terrace rooms have a private balcony overlooking the lagoon and tropical gardens with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Conservatory Premiere rooms have an extended indoor sitting space and spacious bedroom (no balcony) overlooking the lagoon, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Restaurant (all-day dining, poolside), The Riverside (fine Italian dining, along Sal riverbank), Susegado (seafood, al fresco beach restaurant, seasonal; open Nov-Apr), Jamavar (fine Indian dining), pool bar, Yali Lounge (tea, cocktails, live music, Aqua lounge and disco. Outdoor pool. Kids' pool. Beach service (seasonal). Holistic and Ayurveda Spa* with steam room and sauna. Salon*. Fitness centre. 12-hole golf course*. Water and beach sports. 3 floodlit tennis courts*. Badminton. Croquet. Boutique/shopping arcade*. Dolphin cruise* (on request). Spice garden tour* (on request). Kids' activity centre. Babysitting service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. 24-hour currency exchange. 24-hour business centre*. 24-hour room service*.

5 nights between 1 May '18-30 Apr '19 and 27 Dec-4 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Did not live upto the expectation!

Dec 1, 2020 nimishmak

We stayed here in the last week of october in the Lagoon Deluxe Suite. Property is huge and buggy service is convenient. Room was ultra luxurious, extra spacious, extra comfy with a lagoon view(personally did not liked much). We opted for a dinner buffet and the food was somewhat a disappointing experience(Bland taste). Food selection was… Read more
We stayed here in the last week of october in the Lagoon Deluxe Suite. Property is huge and buggy service is convenient. Room was ultra luxurious, extra spacious, extra comfy with a lagoon view(personally did not liked much). We opted for a dinner buffet and the food was somewhat a disappointing experience(Bland taste). Food selection was *monotonous* plus *limited* live stations. Service was just mediocre(not a leela standard). Italian restaurant on the river side had an authentic taste. Hotel grounds are very well maintained. Beach attached to the property is the highlight of the property boasting pristine white sands plus excellent service( beach is shared with Holiday inn). P.S taj exotica and holiday inn can be a better option in south goa. Read less
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Dec 1, 2020 kishore k Pune, India

Very nice stay through Diwali. Was skeptical when I took the "all mean plan".....but the buffets were not at all "run of the mill". On the contrary it was fresh food, and some of the best I have ever had. the Gym was great and so was the spa. Lovely musicians entertaining us every evening,
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay in Goa at The Leela

Nov 23, 2020 Ramiah D Bengaluru, India

We had a perfectly wonderful week in Goa while staying at The Leela Goa. On check in, we were upgraded and stayed in a Lagoon Suite. Extremely spacious, great views of the lagoon, very well maintained rooms. The air conditioning was extremely effective and this was a boon as the weather was very warm and humid outside. By all counts this is the… Read more
We had a perfectly wonderful week in Goa while staying at The Leela Goa. On check in, we were upgraded and stayed in a Lagoon Suite. Extremely spacious, great views of the lagoon, very well maintained rooms. The air conditioning was extremely effective and this was a boon as the weather was very warm and humid outside. By all counts this is the best property in Goa. Read less
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Nov 22, 2020 RameshV138

We stayed for 5 nights at the Lagoon Villa and loved our stay. The room (509) was spacious and our daughter loved her separate bed. The beach was the highlight as the swimming pool was closed. The kids' activity room was a great help and freed us up to enjoy a massage and work out. Cycling was fun but 500 rupees per hour rental is prohibitive.… Read more
We stayed for 5 nights at the Lagoon Villa and loved our stay. The room (509) was spacious and our daughter loved her separate bed. The beach was the highlight as the swimming pool was closed. The kids' activity room was a great help and freed us up to enjoy a massage and work out. Cycling was fun but 500 rupees per hour rental is prohibitive. We were pampered by Chef Radha who made yummy puttu kadala one day and appam stew on another day. It was really sweet of him. The buffet lunch was average, particularly the Indian food section and the live counters. Great stay overall. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon trip made special by Leela Goa

Nov 18, 2020 pariksha_thaps

Wow is the first word come to my mind when I remember our honeymoon trip to Leela Goa. The resort is so beautiful and exotic that I skipped my beat. It feels like you are playing in nature's lap. It's a different world altogether. And the most splendid and amazing view is beach side of Leela. It definitely give you the feel of Maldives. Such a… Read more
Wow is the first word come to my mind when I remember our honeymoon trip to Leela Goa. The resort is so beautiful and exotic that I skipped my beat. It feels like you are playing in nature's lap. It's a different world altogether. And the most splendid and amazing view is beach side of Leela. It definitely give you the feel of Maldives. Such a humungous and beautiful resort. Beach side restaurant serves amazing finger licking food with world class hospitality. The reception area of Leela give you a feel of ancient Indian culture of royals. So beautifully decorated. The hotel staff is very warm and cordial. It feels so gala and candid to stay there. Our personal assistant was Laxmi Verma. Such a charming and charismatic lady, she amazed us with her acute sense of hospitality. As we were on our honeymoon, she surprised us with a bottle of champagne paired with delicious cake. Thanks every one at Leela to make our honeymoon so memorable. Loads of love. See you soon. Read less