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Coco Shambhala

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very lovely quiet well run property Excellent staff and we enjoyed the peace. Very good service and delicious breakfasts Meals are to be ordered couple of hours in advance as chef actually goes to market for fresh produce. Gives one a wonderful exclusive feel Even more perfect if you take all four villas in a big family/friend group

Thank Sorabjee
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank so much to the staff at Coco Shambala...we had a fantastic time. It was so relaxing and the staff so accommodating. I would highly recommend this spot as a getaway. Great food, driver at the ready and filled with suggestions about where to go and what to do. We loved it!

Thank Traveler32666
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review! The Coco team throughly enjoyed your company and look forward to welcoming you back as friends here, or at our new property opening in January! More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coco Shambhala is an oasis in an otherwise disappointing area. The hotel is peaceful and well managed, in fact the staff make up for the issues in the hotel. To start the villas are spacious and reasonably comfortable. They are kept immaculately clean, the food is very good and the chef and team go out of their way to provide... More 

Thank wisborough1
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review Coco Shambhala & Goa. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us overall, and your kind words for the Coco team have been conveyed. However, it is a great dissapointment to us that you did'nt enjoy our jungle style pool. It is usually the highlight for... More 

New Delhi, India
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124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just one of the best service and customer orientation we have experienced in all our travels around the world. Right from the tag team of Lumen and Savio who run the resort on a day to day basis, to Suhas and Suresh from the Coco Kitchen, to the service staff including Stanley were just amazing in terms of their responsive,... More 

Thank himanshu0072015
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Dear Himanshu, Your review means the world to us. We strive to provide the best possible hospitality as if you are a close friend or family member staying with us. Therefore it is with incredible pride we read your review. This morning we shared your warm words with every member of the team. I am pleased to report you have... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Joanna from KOKOIndia for introducing my family to this gem of a place We loved everything about Coco Shambala The service is perfect The food is amazing The pool is the best in Asia And the villas are fabulously designed We didn't want to leave But we will be back for sure Thank you 3 days wasn't... More 

Thank Dee D
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal place makes you feel like your in Bali not Goa! You can rate the staff 11/10.. Extremely friendly, very polite & ever willing to help in any possible way.. The food was 10/10 could not be better.. Highly recommend this property if your traveling with friends, family or kids.. 👍👍

Thank Karishma B
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Dear Karishma, Thank you, thank you, thank you! We aim to try and provide a complete holiday experience incorporating architecture, excellence in service and special cuisine, but most importantly, we seek to provide a hospitality which comes from the heart. Your review reinforces our belief we are on the right track! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Been meaning to write a review for almost a year! We visited the property in Oct 2015- and it's definitely one worth recommending. LOVED: 1) The food. The chef created a special menu everyday, fresh handpicked ingredients, cooked to perfection & to my (very fussy) husband's taste. 2) Meeting the owners/managers Giles & Shagun. Lovely hosts. Their passion for the... More 

Thank AkankshaGoel
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and for taking the time and thought to go into detail of your stay. We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed the stay (I don't remember your husband being too fussy!) and we look forward to welcoming you back. We are sorry you found the villa a little expensive, however we do feel we... More 

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79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

When you are a goa insider it helps to discover a tucked hideaway. Even though north goa has the reputation of fewer resorts coco shambhala takes service to a new level. We arrived on a monsoon evening and the staff was super efficient. Even though they were preparing for a party in a private villa their attention to detail was... More 

Thank Ruchelleondgo
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

We thank you for your lovely words. True hospitality comes from the heart, and we treat every guest as if your a family friend. Reviews like yours are truly appreciated and reaffirm our commitment to delivering service par excellence. The whole of the Coco team look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have never left a review for anywhere I have stayed before, so writing this should go some way to indicating my view of this place. My husband and I traveled to Goa for four nights in the beginning of September 2016. We were a little anxious about going to Goa during the Monsoon season but thought that we would... More 

Thank amardeepbilon
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Reading your review brings a huge smile to all our faces! The Coco team here take great pride in making people happy, and on this occassion Suresh has epitomised our ethos toward hospitality, from the heart. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the near furture! More 

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50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very lovely property where the staff would go above and beyond to ensure you were comfortable. If you're looking for something off the beaten path, please look no further. Four villas with own jacuzzi's and a nice pool. Home away from home in tropical Goa. Food and drinks were plentiful and well priced. You basically have your personal chef, cleaners,... More 

Thank Meeyankee
CocoShambhala, Owner at Coco Shambhala, responded to this review

Its always such a pleasure to make new friendships! Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon, or meeting you elsewhere in the world! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise - escape to one of the world’s top 25 beach villas* and experience your own exclusive slice of paradise. Coco Shambhala is a collection of four private, luxury villas in Goa, where striking architecture meets the romance of the tropics to give you an unforgettable holiday in breathtaking surroundings. *Conde Nast Traveller - Feb 2010 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coco Shambhala

Address: Patrimonio | Nerul, Bardez 403 114, India
Region: India > Goa > Bardez
Price Range: $468 - $644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Coco Shambhala Hotel Bardez
Coco Shambhala Goa, India
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“First floor have a nice lookout. Having said that, ground floor have private sit out...”
 of 5 bubbles Sorabjee, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4 villas, all good”
 of 5 bubbles wisborough1, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ideally be 4 of you. Each villa has two bedrooms - can't take a single room. Have to take the whole villa.”
 of 5 bubbles himanshu0072015, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every villa is unique”
 of 5 bubbles Meeyankee, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared to receive unexpected hospitality, never seen elsewhere....”
 of 5 bubbles jiju1810, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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