Here you get views over Cavelossim’s white-sand beach, along with one of the biggest pools in Goa.
You get one of the biggest pools in Goa at this place, along with a separate children’s pool and a poolside cocktail bar. There are three restaurants, as well – a main buffet, plus an Indian and a Continental à la carte.
The hotel looks out over Cavelossim Beach’s pale sands. And just outside the hotel doors, there are restaurants and bars, as well as a shopping mall.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
1 à la carte meal per week. Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - until 23.00. Snacks at set times.
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Make a splash in one of the largest pools in Goa. It comes with sunbeds, pool towels and shower area. You'll also be able to play water polo here.
Indian à la carte restaurant
Providing you with the finest Indian cuisine, you’ll have your choice of dishes from all over the country with favourites like kebabs and curries. You're entitled to one visit a week. There's an extra charge for seafood.
Seagull buffet restaurant
The Seagull buffet restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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deluxe bungalow with garden view and balcony or terrace
These deluxe bungalows include a balcony or terrace, air-con, tea and coffee facilities, electronic safe, mini-fridge and a TV.
bungalow with garden view and balcony or terrace
These bungalows include a balcony or terrace, air-con, tea and coffee facilities, electronic safe, mini-fridge and a TV.
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Dona Sylvia is a very nice place, beach is so close that when ever you feel like having fun you are on the beach. Prefer to take beach facing Vila. Pool is also big and full of activities. Nice spread in breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ms. Geetha, Mr. Shawan and Mr. Vincent were of great help to me. Lovely place to stay with family and for business meetings. More
Good hotel in nice setting and close to the beach
We arrived on the Gatwick flight and although early for check in at the hotel were shown straight to our room after completing the necessary forms etc. The room was one of the refurbished ones and was half way between the beach and the pool and was fronted by a lovely garden, which the gardeners kept in good condition. The apartment had a large bathroom, with a larger shower cubicle, toilet and sink and was very tastefully decorated, The sleeping accommodation was a large bed and very comfortable, The safe is at the top of the wardrobe and I did find it a bit high up for me but then I'm only 5'2". Roseleine and all the cleaners kept the rooms really clean and tea, coffee, toiletries and most importantly in India toilet rolls are restocked daily. Towels were changed daily. The main restaurant had a good choice of food, not all Indian, there was always plenty available and restocked regularly even towards the end of the sitting. Twice a week the dinner is served out on the lawn and has more of a BBQ feel to it although the food wasn't that much different to the wide choice usually available. Meliston and Stefford behind the pool bar are really great guys, helpful and so funny. Thank you both. The pool is clean and the pool boys will get an umbrella for you and put in place whenever they can. No mean feat as some of them have concrete bases. During the evening there were always singers in the upstairs bar area and this added to the ambience. You were given a voucher on check in for one visit per fortnight for the 2 Al A Carte restaurants. We tried both and Mama Mia, Italian restaurant, was excellent. The Kebabs and Curries one was ok and my husband enjoyed it. Downsides to the hotel are a lack of toilets around the pool, bar and dining areas. I can't comment on the mens but there were only 4 for the ladies in the whole area. Also there may be wi-fi but you have to pay for it. Amazing really when so many of the shacks and bars around offered free wi-fi if you bought a drink or a meal there. Karen the Thomson rep helps make your holiday she definitely gives 150% to ensure you have a great holiday and sort anything out for you. She's very knowledgeable about the area and can give you loads of tips. It doesn't matter if she's on a day off or finished for the day she'll still help and support you with anything she can. Thanks Karen for everything. The reception staff are helpful but we didn't have much to do with them as you can't change currency there and we didn't have any problems. The beach is beautiful and there are loads of shacks offering sun beds in exchange for drinking and eating there. We favoured Rosarios but I'll say more on that in a separate review. All in all we had a good holiday and met some great people. Finally thank you to all the staff for ensuring our stay was enjoyable but please offer free wi-fi as that may make the difference between us deciding to stay here again or going somewhere elseMore
Two weeks of sunshine
Just arrived back from the Dona Sylva Hotel Cavelossom South Goa, We went for 2 weeks on a Thomson all-inclusive package. The hotel comprises low level bungalow and two storey accommodation. Our bungalow was advertised as âsuperiorâ although the room was basically a small hotel style room with a shared balcony. Beware of shared balconies as many of the bungalows have these. We found it difficult to understand how Thomsonâs arrived at the âsuperiorâ description perhaps they may need to review this. The hotel has a high staff ratio and consequently the service is very good. The food is served buffet style with a wide variety of primarily Indian/Asian cuisine. Although the food is excellent there are little or no European alternatives on offer. There are two theme restaurants but disappointingly you are only allowed one visit to each within the exclusive package. Should you get tired of the hotel there are several bars and restaurants in easy walking distance. The Thomson rep Karen was very efficient an excellent source of information. The hotel is well situated within an easy 10 minute stroll through the grounds to the beach. Shacks on the beach provide inexpensive food and drink in exchange for sunbeds umbrellas. We never went back to the hotel for lunch. On the downside the hotel Wi-Fi is poor and itâs not free (100 rupees per hour). Wi-Fi is free however at the beach shacks and local bars. The hotel is popular as a wedding venue and conference centre. Indian weddings are very colourful but can also be very noisy. During our stay the hotel hosted a company function which swamped the hotel with company personnel and gave us two nights of loud disco style music which obliterated the early part of the evening entertainment.More
An excellent resort and holiday
We booked through Thomson who were as efficient as ever. The flights to Goa and back were excellent and we were well looked after by ground and cabin crew. Our resort Thomsons rep., Karen, was very knowledgeable, helpful and always on hand either personally or by phone. Our room was a standard room and not yet refurbished but nonetheless very comfortable and clean. Cleaning and towel service was offered twice daily. As my wife is disabled we asked the resort by email for a room with specific requirements and the resort staff accommodated us 100%. The resort is located right by the beach and near to local shops and bars which are well worth a visit in particular Mikes Bar and the Jazz Club. There are a few beach shacks which offer good quality food and drink. We used Seaways beach shack and were very satisfied. We were able to use their sunbeds and wifi free of charge. Wifi in the resort is poor and chargeable so not really worth bothering with.More
Our tenth (but not last) visit to Dona Sylvia
Just back from four weeks in our favourite hotel in the world. Refurbished rooms are excellent, the gardens,which have always been lovely, have been made lovelier still and the food on all-inclusive was the best it has been on all our stays. Add to this the wonderfully friendly and helpful staff from management to pool boys and security guards and the holiday was almost perfect. It would score ten out of ten if they moved into the modern age and provided free Wi-Fi. The icing on the cake is the wonderfully friendly atmosphere among the British holidaymakers. Nowhere else have we spoken to and spent time with so many people and made so many real friends. Finally,as others have said, the Thomson Rep. Karen Hall is really top class - the best Rep. we've had in over fifty years of foreign travel. . She is knowledgeable,helpful,a bundle of energy and great fun. Makes a friend of each and every one of us. Already booked for next year - wouldn't miss it for anything.More
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