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The Leela Kempinski Goa

Star Rating: 5 star

in Cavelossim, Goa, India

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The Leela Kempinski Goa details

Inspired by Indian temples and Portuguese colonial architecture, this gorgeous garden hotel is a calming retreat footsteps from a sandy beach.

Indian temples were the inspiration behind The Leela. Almost everywhere you go you’re greeted by Hindu icons, giant stone pillars and elaborate domes that seem to summon up a near-religious sense of calm.

It suits the hotel’s peaceful location down to the ground. Although the Leela sits on the edges of Cavelossim, its house-style annexes are scattered around 75 acres of tranquil gardens. Tropical touches are everywhere – tinkling waterfalls, lagoons and towering palms – with the hotel’s two pools tucked in the middle. Part of the gardens is even given over to the hotel’s 12-hole par 3 golf course.

The beach is quiet, too. Just a stone’s throw away, this sweep of gold hardly ever gets crowded. One of the best places to soak up its charms is the Leela’s Susegado seafood grill. Right on the sands, this thatched-roof number is perfect for enjoying the catch of the day. Talking of food, the Leela has plenty of other restaurants to choose from. At the Riverside, high-end Italian cuisine is served overlooking the river winding through the gardens. The Café, meanwhile, whisks up buffet breakfasts and light Asian dishes. For fine dining, though, the Jamavar is your place. The hotel’s signature restaurant, this opulent eatery focuses on exquisite Indian cuisine against a backdrop of carved wooden screens.

More relaxation comes in the form of the spa. With its glass-brick walls and bamboo and teak furniture, it’s a soothing setting for Ayurvedic rituals and Asian-style massages.

Last but not least, the rooms are lovely. Blending Indian and Portuguese colonial styles, they’re kitted out with richly carved wooden beds, elegant low-backed armchairs and louvered shuttered doors opening onto garden patios or balconies. The club suites, meanwhile, are the height of indulgence and come complete with a personal butler and in some, a private plunge pool, too.


• 150m to beach • 300m to Cavelossim

Swimming pool

• 2 swimming pools • Poolside bar serving snacks

We also offer Conservatory Premier rooms and Lagoon suites.


• Continental buffet breakfast, waiter service lunch and dinner • The Café for continental and Asian cuisine • Susegado - barbecue and grill on beach • Jamawar Indian restaurant • Riverside restaurant serves Italian cuisine and local fresh seafood dishes • Yali Lounge for cocktails, refreshments and snacks • All restaurants are air-conditioned except for Susegado • Themed evenings • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners


• 3 floodlit tennis courts • Spa • Watersports • Yoga and meditation • 12-hole golf course • Cycling • Gym  • Sauna • 1 hour per day bicycle hire • Badminton • Croquet • Volleyball • Massage and beauty treatments • Sightseeing tours • Pool table • Table tennis


• Aqua entertainment lounge with disco

For families

• Children's pool • Children's activity centre • Cots

Other facilities

• 24-hour room service • Daily newspaper • Boutique and souvenir shop • Handicraft shop • Jewellery shop • Beach goods shop • Photo processing • Games room • Lounge • TV room • Hairdresser • Internet facilities • DVDs • Luggage store • Safety deposit box facility • Money exchange facilities • Laundry service

Room facilities

All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, phone, Wi-Fi, minibar with a selection of drinks and snacks, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes and private patio. Pavilion double rooms have a lagoon view and king-size bed or twin beds, with a maximum room occupancy of 2 adults.





Official rating

5 star

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