The Grand Hyatt Goa turned out to be little gem of a hotel. It's relatively new and not as well established as other hotels in the area, but its all the better for that. The gardens are well established and meticulously kept with the ruin of a Portuguese chapel in the grounds as a reminder of Goa heritage.
It's really nicely situated, just South of the capital Panjim, with its own beach that does not suffer from beggars. Local fishermen still actively drag net from the shore which adds to the authenticity.
Guests are typically from India and this drives authenticity in the food which is quite simply magnificent. If your looking for European cuisine then of course it is available but its a bit of a side show.
The accommodation was of a very high standard and in keeping with the luxury intentions of this hotel. Service at the pool bar was pretty poor but the pools themselves were of a good standard and well supervised. The spa facility was a bit naive but trying hard to develop.
Reception was a bit chaotic but they responded to feedback and got things sorted.
So in summary this hotel has a lot going for it and gives and authentic Indian experience with great restaurants and food. Service was patchy in places but for us it did not detract from a fantastic holiday.
The Christmas and New Year celebrations were top class and entertaining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hyatt Goa is an enchanting destination resort and spa set on the calm waters of Bambolim Bay in North Goa, seven km from the capital of Panaji and 25 km from Dabolim Airport. Inspired by a 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace, the resort is spread over 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the water’s edge. Grand Hyatt Goa presents spectacular views from several of its rooms, suites and restaurants. With a wide selection of authentic cuisines and flavours from different parts of the world, the resort’s several restaurants welcome guests with the traditional warmth of a Goan residence. An extensive spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Camp Hyatt facilities for kids offer a complete recreational and wellness experience for couples, friends and the entire family throughout the year. Grand in scale and design, the resort offers the largest banquet facilities in Goa (over 3,000 sq mts) which are perfectly suited for grand weddings, social events, conferences and small and large meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Goa Hotel Bambolim
- Grand Hyatt Goa Bambolim