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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is our second time stay in shining sand beach resort and we are happy as last time.
This resort is at best location on baga beach.
100 marks to chef...just too good.
If you are with family and kids what else you need. You can go to beach anytime and if not in a mood to go anywhere then best to enjoy in swimming pool and relax.
Hotel staff is very supportive.
Rooms are clean and comfortable.
We were stuck on last day due to road work and couldn't take out our cars. Jasmeet, thanks so much for extending our stay free of cost.
We are looking forward for our stay here next year as well.

Thanks
Mitul & Vipul

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Mitul J
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hotel is on the Baga beach stretch , sea view is from the restaurant , hotel is almost 2 Km from the Baga Beach , Britto's and tito's lane along with variety of eating joints are within 2 km radius itself . Much appreciate the coordination From Ms Harpreet and Mr DeSOUZA ,Ms Harpreet coordinated our pick up at late nigh from the airport , would talk about the Pros and Cons Both :

Mobile network is a major concern in the location , phone doesn’t work almost all the times , the hotel provides WIFI but it helps minimal . During card payment the machine had network issue for a good length .

Location – It is right on the beach , can say has a private beach , with a walk the entire baga beach stretch can be covered since left side was Calangute beach and right was Baga beach , but hotel is located little in the interior from the main road so it seems unsafe to come during night , has stray dogs hence not suitable if riding a 2 wheeler .
Buffet Breakfast has bread butter , corn flakes , puri sabji/ parantha / chole bhature / cutlets / Poha all vegetarian but excellent taste and quality .

Food overall was tasty .
Swimming pool is clean and good

Room was spacious , booked a standard room , all rooms have balcony , the sound of the sea can be easily heard inside the room .There are no sea view rooms in the hotel ..

But room rent is little on a higher range compared to the overall setup .

The towels were stained and not very clean , the cups and spoons in the room were dusty and found hair in the coffee mugs , overall not clean , so there should be more focus towards cleanliness as it's also an important aspect to be considered to make a stay wonderful and satisfactory for the guest .Service is bit slow sometimes .
Toilet Paper was re wrapped , surprised to see it
No Tooth Brush Kit

Overall a Good stay coz of the location and food , can ignore the mobile network and cleanliness due to the same . Would definitely visit again

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank saini1shilpy
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

So we were 4 of us and had booked 2 rooms, We had an early morning flight and had called the hotel and spoke to someone called Jasmeet. He told us the hotel is full so an early check in would not be possible. We had no other place to go, so we landed at the hotel at 8:30 in the morning and thought we will just dump our luggage and take off somewhere. The lady at the reception, Harpreet was the sweetest. She gave us a room in about half an hour to crash in and also arranged for the other room by 12pm. All this when we were told that early check in would not be possible. Mind you the check-in time is 2:30 pm. Also a mention for the ever smiling Amandeep at the reception, ever willing to help Ratnesh from housekeeping and Sagar from the Spice Grill restaurant. A particular concern may not be resolvable, but the sheer willingness of these people to get things done to the best of their abilities stands out. They DO make a difference

Pros:
Courteous and helpful staff. 24/7 reception
Location is awesome.. right on the beach
Very well maintained property, rooms as well as the pool
Breakfast is good but Indian.

Cons:
Wifi - stayed in the room farthest from the reception, connection was fluctuating
Spice grill restaurant - Limited options, hardly anything in fish
Most of the English channels not subscribed - again this may not be a priority for everyone

Room Tip : There is only one sea facing room and it is on the first floor, however the view is average as you cant see the beach. A distant ocean with parts blocked by the trees and the property is what you get to see. So its better to stick to the normal rooms and take a 30 secs walk to the beach for the view☺

All in all a great stay and I am definitely looking forward to being back here for my next trip during season time.

Room Tip: Check review for room tip. Character limitation here☺
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ajaz K
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We have stayed here for 2N. Hotel location is superb, right in front of the beach. Hotel restaurant has great sea view. Rooms were quite spacious with a large balcony and very neatly managed, . Complimentary breakfast was decent. We have ordered our dinner twice from hotel restaurant, and food quality was quite good. Pool too was well-maintained though we didn't get chance to use it due to time-constraint. overall we had great stay here and would definitely love to come back. In fact hotel is adding-up cottages so would certainly loo forward to stay in them for next visit.

Room Tip: 1st floor rooms provide more privacy
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mukesh M
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nilesh123347, Guest Relations Manager at Shining Sand Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Hotel Shining Sand Goa!

Many thanks for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. It makes us happy to know that you had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and we hope we continue to be your preferred hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Shining Sand Goa!

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

PROS:

Pretty fast WiFi.
Beach facing.
Neatly maintained swimming pool.
Balcony for rooms.

CONS:
Breakfast needs to be improved .

If you have chosen this resort for enjoying the beaches in the beautiful town of Baga , well you made the perfect choice. This is one of the best resorts next to the Arabian sea.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Karthi N
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nilesh123347, Guest Relations Manager at Shining Sand Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful feedback and for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice.

We are humbled by your gracious compliments and are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Your feedback is most gratifying as it is our endeavor to ensure that our guests have memorable experiences each time they stay with us.

Thank you once again for the appreciative note and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Shining Sand Goa.

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