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“A hotel that works!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Off D. B. Bandodkar Road, Panaji 403001, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 44 Hotels in Panaji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Delhi, India
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“A hotel that works!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great hotel for business in Goa / Panjim. Everything works. I was impressed by the attention to detail, the training levels of the staff. Clearly someone is paying attention! Food was good too. Room service was prompt. However, they did not clear the room.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited Goa mid June to present a paper at a conference which was at the Marriot resort. Owing to over booking of delegates some of us speakers were shifted to this property which is nearby.

Businesslike and efficient like anywhere else. Staying here one gets no feel of Goa. However, like me many visit Goa on work and enjoy the quiet efficiency. Good buffet spread for break fast. Most rooms have no view worth mentioning but are usual Taj standard and will not disappoint the business traveler.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

good property. unfortunately a drain runs near the entrance of the premises. not visible from ground but visible from top floors. Rooms are good and neat, typical Taj ambience. watch out the USB charger provided in the room may damage your phone. my nexus behaved odd when i kept it for charging using USB charger. they give complimentary pick up from airport which is quite nice considering distance from airport.

Room Tip: avoid rooms facing the front if you do not wish to see the filthy drain.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Being frequent customers, the management arranged very customerized service to us! It is very good to see familiar faces. Recommend to anyone who like to stay in place like home, but it will be perfect if the hotel could provide free wifi service!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I'm writing this review on behalf of my parents who were Goa for their Anniversary. They mentioned the hotel was amazing, conveniently located, great room with a city view .
Thank you Gaurav Kakkar, the Manager of Tamari (one of the restaurants at the hotel) for personally organizing an unforgettable Anniversary dinner for them at short notice. They said it was one of the highlights of their trip :)
Bottomline, great hotel, centrally located, AMAZING Staff & Service, they really make the hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

VIVANTA BY TAJ PANJIM, GOA
I had an unforgettable experience and a wonderful stay at the Vivanta by Taj Panjim Goa. The courtesy of the management and all the staff was admirable and impeccable service was above my expectation.
A perfect hotel for health and fitness conscious global travelers, this sophisticated hotel delivers premium hotel experiences with efficiency and charming renowned Taj hospitality.
The hotel create an individual atmosphere, that offer comfort as good as home, value and appreciate you as a guest. I have enjoyed every moment at the hotel. All the important places in central Goa only a few minutes walk or drive from the hotel, including many historical places.


Beautiful roof top pool and spa to relax or Bar ‘Tease’ with live music and singer . The Tease bar provides exotic beverages and a unique brand of nightlife to Panaji. Sample the signature Vivanta by Taj cocktails. It will be an exclusive experience to try ‘ Take me home’. It is awesome indeed…….an amazing creation by the mixologist.

When it comes to the menus and food with increasing travel and health consciousness, a lot of travelers ( including me) want to strike a balance between healthy eating and indulgence. The every day Lunch and dinner buffet at the ‘ Latitude’ looked scrumptious and very alive with flavors and creativity... Quality and verities of the food was great. And in case if you are on diet ….. They are very haply to create an especial menu for you. They have provided me a different heath food menu each day.

Dinner at Tamari was exquisite; three different world class cuisines served at Tamari. Authentic Chinese, Japanese and Thai food. …….. Sunday Branch at the ‘Latitude’for family is an awesome affair with live band.

TIPS FOR CENTRAL GOA:
Goa the land of vibrant culture and ethnicity is known for the celebration of a number of colorful festivals in myriad ways. ( for more information ask travel desk). The Famous Goa Carnival was going on when I was there in month of March. If you are in Goa during this time, I recommend one should visit the carnival; It takes place in three different areas in Goa. Cultural events are all the time taking place at the Kala Academy of Goa ( 2-3 minutes walk from the hotel), Fontainhas ( the old Portuguese quarter of Goa) that is 15 minutes distance from the hotel.,. Do not forget to visit the Fontainhas old Art gallery and 31st January bakery with array of their specialties proudly selling since Portuguese time.


Distance: from hotel to Dabolim Airport: 45 minutes by car , to the Panjim Bus stand: 15 minutes, to Miramar Beach: 10 minutes and distance to Casino Jetty for Floating Casino and Boat Cruise Jetty : 10 minutes.

Panjim Heritage Walk ( Fontainhas is approximately 15 minutes distance from Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa)
Starts at Tobacco Square, The Casa De Moeda (Mint House), The Tobacco house, meanders through the ward of Sao Tome, through Corte de Oeteiro to the Catholic dominated precinct of Fontainhas, Chapel Of Saint Sebastian, Welcome heritage Panjim Pousada (a restored 100 year old Hindu home), The Panjim Inn (an over 100 year old Catholic home, also a heritage hostelry) and ends at the Hindu dominated ward of Mala culminating at Fonte Phoenix.

I would like to thank Coo- Veer vijay sigh, GM Chitra seleem, F&B manager Suhash Bose, vijay joshi (executive house keeper and his team), Chef Shahil , chef sudeep, Ronald Meneze, All front office and Travel desk staff for taking great care of everything and making my stay memorable.

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Room Tip: Corner suites are large, All rooms are comfortable and specious but rooms facing river Mandovi have...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

People come to Goa mainly for two reasons, beaches and to see the historic churches and sights of old Goa. This hotel is not well located for beach going but if it's the historic sights you're going to see, it's very conveniently located. It is in a lane just off Bandodkar road in Panjim. If you do however want to go to a beach, Miramar beach is a 20 minute walk from there.
The hotel itself is relatively new. It has very comfortable rooms though not many of them have a good view. From the top floors, and from the rooftop deck and pool you can see the Mandovi river.
The hotel has a bar, an Oriental restaurant and a multicuisine 24 hour restaurant. It also has a cake shop and deli with a small seating area.
The staff are very friendly.
The day I arrived, night actually we were delayed getting in to Goa and I got to my room at two in the night. I hadn't eaten dinner and was hungry. I looked through the room service menu but found no separate 24 hour section (normally all hotels have a limited late night or 24 hour section of the menu) so I called to ask. I was surprised and happy when they said everything on the menu was available. Hungry that I was, I ordered some Pork Sorpotel with Poe (puffed Goan bread) and Prawn Balchao with rice. Both were excellent.

Room Tip: Lower floor rooms have no view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Off D. B. Bandodkar Road, Panaji 403001, India
Location: India > Goa > Panaji
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Panaji
#1 Business Hotel in Panaji
#2 Luxury Hotel in Panaji
#2 Family Hotel in Panaji
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panaji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Panaji 5*
Number of rooms: 170
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