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The Leela Goa

The Leela Goa

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Portuguese heritage in South Goa

Enjoy the legendary elegance and breathtaking beauty of this renowned beach hotel in Goa where colonial Portuguese influences fuse with modern Indian design. Found within 75 acres of lush greenery, here you will be immersed in a tropical paradise, a stones throw from the beach. Relax in the swimming pool, enjoy a pampering treatment at the spa, opt for a yoga lesson, play some golf, tennis or volleyball and enjoy opulent accommodation amid tropical settings.

Rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed and feature tropical views. Opt for a Club Pool Suite for ultimate comfort at this 2014 Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Winner. Lastly, for meals enjoy a choice of authentic North and South Indian cuisine using traditional spices, as well as international flavours at four restaurants or relax by the pool with a drink from the poolside bar. An elegant and superior resort, the Leela Goa is ideal for those wanting luxurious accommodation, numerous facilities and an idyllic location in beautiful Goa.

  • Winding lagoons and secluded beach
  • Tranquil atmosphere
  • Mediterranean style villas
  • Elegant retreat

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

It is easy to get lost in the tranquility of this resort but be sure to venture out to nearby Old Goa and visit the historic sites like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bom Jesus Basilica. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 206 rooms
  • Minimum check in age of 21

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

The Leela Goa

  • Away from it all
  • approx. one hour from Goa Airport.
  • Spectacular scenery
2354 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1677
  • Very Good 475
  • Average 122
  • Poor 46
  • Terrible 34

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 21, 2018

Mesmerising Vacation at “The Leela, Goa”

Mumbai, India

Thanks Leela for a splendid and mesmerising experience; it was indeed a serene stay. The beach is very peaceful and is a perfect place for relaxation. The staffs are very helpful and courteous. They made our stay very comfortable. The buffet at “The Restaurant” is well spread and the food is sumptuous. We had gone there for our wedding anniversary; “The Leela” made it a memory to cherish. Thank you.
Jan 19, 2018

Top notch! For the most part

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Top notch! For the most part. I have stayed at all of India''s leading hotels, both in Goa and in the major cities....however...i had not yet stayed at the Leela Goa! Wow! Where to begin.... First off, a heartfelt ''Thank You'' to General Manager Mister Nair, his Rooms Division Manager Mister Kapoor and their devoted excellent staff! I felt right at home at the Leela Goa. There are many other excellent hotels in Goa, and i have stayed at both Taj Hotels, at The Planet Hollywood, and so on. But the Leela Goa is truly in a league of its own. Naturally therefore it is the recipient of several Conde Nast Traveller Awards, and also why the BRICS conference was held here a few years back. The plot of land is huge and beautiful. The biggest asset is that due to smart planning by the first builder, the beach is private. This thankfully means no loitering, no rowdy youths, and, thanks to daily cleaning crews truly clean beaches! There is the general beach area which is lovely and then there is the Club private beach which is the ultimate in privacy and offers more tranquility. The only drawback is, (something the Hotel cannot obviously do anything about), is the loud neighbouring bar/restaurant which halfway through the afternoon starts pumping out some heavy base music, at least the two afternoons/evenings i was there. When eating at the lovely seashore Restaurant Susegado, that does disturb a bit, unless ofcourse you like it, in which case it can be enjoyable. The Tiger prawns are really tasty there by the way. The breakfast is amazing! Just the way the fruit is cut is a work of art! Compliments to all the excellent team at "The Restaurant"". The various buffet options are great; and the eggs benedict are really awesome. If you stay in a Club suite you can enjoy the tranquil excellent Breakfast at the Club. The staff at all the Restaurants, the bars, and anywhere on the property deserve a big hand of applause. It is obvious that they have been very well trained! I had an excellent pedicure and manicure in the Salon, which i can reccommend. Now, despite all this excellence, it is my duty also to be honest about some small points of possible improvement. The beds are very firm..i clock in at 95 KG and still it was quite hard. They most kindly provided a duvet on top of the matress but still i did not sleep well. If i may, my advice would be to get the 3 or 4 centimter thick top matress they have at many luxury hotels all over the world. That way you can keep the strong firm matras and need only invest in this add on. However, i understand the intricaties of central purchasing for a big brand like the Leela so perhaps that is not feasible to do. I have still not had a proper caipiriha in India. It is made with Cachaca, a very specific Brazilian drink. Here it was made with rum which does not work. ( Yes, Cachaca is made from fermented sugar cane, but it is totally different from rum ).. It is like serving someone dahl made of peanuts instead of red lentils..... I had hoped the Leela would make it how it should be. Perhaps it is not possible to import cachaca due to trade regulations? If so i feel it is better not to offer than than to disappoint. I would have loved to sleep hearing nature, however the mosquito sliding doors can not be locked/can be opened from the outside; and it would be great if there were a latch/small lock added so one could sleep without the a/c if one would wish to do so. Though the property is very well guarded it still would not feel safe anywhere in the world to sleep with sliding doors that are not latched/locked. The bmw 5 is great for the airport private pick up, however being tall, i wounded my head getting out and i feel, if i may be so frank a great place like the Leela Goa would look cool with a nice SUV for the guests availing of the luxury pickup. For instance a X5 or mercedes ML.. Just a thought. I have spent several days debating what to do about the compulsory tripadvisor choice for 4 or 5 stars. I feel sleep, food and drink are the pillars that determine the experience. Now, on many levels the excellent Leela Goa is a 5 star experience , but for me the bed was too hard, so that influences things heavily, (and the drink was so not a caipirinha that i left it untouched ), ( also the Pasty chefs were excellent, but i feel more of the other food/ Restaurants could work on improving the quality of the food to come more close to the standards of the Leela Mumbai and Delhi), so i regret i have to go for the 4 stars, which says nothing about the all round level of satisfaction. Having said that, once again my heartfelt thanks to the GM, the Manager and all the excellent staff. The Leela Goa is top notch! Thank you for a wonderful stay! God willing i hope to be back soon!
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The Leela Goa

Facilities

Golf Course

Spend the morning or afternoon on the lush green course with a 12 hole round of golf on this par 3 course.

Spa

Offering a full range of Eastern and Western treatments as well as daily yoga and well being sessions, the resort's luxurious spa is perfect for those that desire a bit of pampering. With an emphasis on Ayurvedic spa treatments, you are sure to leave feeling rejuvenated.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool features sun terraces, pool deck pavilion bar and kids pool.

The Leela Goa

Room Types

Conservatory Premiere Room

The suite offers a mélange of modernity with pastoral culture of Goa. Suites offer a rejuvenating experience of spacious bedroom and a sitting room overlooking the becalming lagoon with state of art day lit bathroom. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Lagoon Suite

The Lagoon Suite offers a modern twist on an authentic Portuguese villa. Luxuriously spacious, with state of the art amenities and two lagoon balcony. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Lagoon Terrace Room

Lagoon Terrace Roomshave one double or twin beds, bath, shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, CD & DVD player, internet access, minibar, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and balcony or terrace overlooking the lagoon. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Club Suite

The recently refurbished suites are equipped with every luxury and convenience. When you step out onto one of your balconies and spot the golf course and ocean, you'll know you've arrived in life. Let your stresses drift away with your own personal butler on hand and access to all the privacy and convenience of the Royal Club.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Club Pool Suite

Enjoy extended living space, absolute privacy and private butler service when staying in a Club Pool Suite. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Leela Goa

Food & Drink

Yali Lounge

With a dramatic, palace inspired setting, the time is always right to enjoy live music and a drink at the Yali Lounge. Whether it is afternoon tea, cocktail hour or a nightcap.

Jamava Restaurant

Jamavar

The Jamavar is the Leela Goa's signature fine dining restaurant offering North and South Indian cuisine.

The Leela Goa

Private Dining

Head to the beach for a romantic private dining experience.

The Restaurant - All Day Dining

Buffet dining overlooking the pool where the cuisine is extensive and multicultural with live chef station. Casual, elegant and informal.

Riverside Restaurant

The Riverside Italian Restaurant

The Riverside Italian Restaurant offers a fine dining experience overlooking the tranquil Sal River. Dress code: Smart Casual (Collared shirts and trousers).

Restaurant

Susegado

Listen to the sound of waves brushing the coastline and feel the cool sea breeze as you enjoy fresh seafood at the beach side grill.