To concur with some of the other reviewers - yes, it is definitely not a Goan experience, but to experience Goa, you should stay near one of the beaches and definitely if you are out seeking luxury and pleasure, there are exotic locales with a fair enough supply of boutique hotels and start properties that one can check out.
But when you opt for the city and that too for a decent budget accommodation, this place would excel on many counts. The location is just off the main streets, a stones throw away from the high street, a couple of minutes away on bike from the Dona Paula bay and neighbour to some good eating joints / restaurants.
The rooms that we were given were decent, clean, well-ventilated with attached balconies. The balcony views were definitely not great, but not ugly either. The rooms were to the rear of the hotel and at night, you can definitely enjoy the lights of the many cruise ships that sail down the Mandovi. The rooms offer enough storage with decent wardrobes. The bed linen is changed regularly as are the bath towels. A decent amount of basic toiletry is supplied. Also, the complementary breakfast, though not great, is not bad and not unhealthy too.
The concierege service, the bell boys and the room atendants were decent and prompt enough.
If you have travelled on your own vehicle, do be prepared to park on the road.
They do have a restaurant offering elaborate meals - again definitely not Goan, but good enough if you are damn tired at the end of the day and just want to hit the bed after some quick bites.
My experience, in summary, was good enough and would definitely consider staying there again, if am looking out for budget options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Palacio De Goa is nested in the heart of Panjim city, with its Portuguese exteriors and contemporary modern interiors. It offer's you all the facilities that go into making your holiday a truly unforgettable experience.The in-house multi-cuisine restaurant "SPICES" serves a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Our well equipped conference hall and banquet services caters to your every need. Other hotel services includes In-room dinning, laundry service, safe deposit locker, local sight seeing tours, boat cruise, travel assistance, Rent a bike-Car, etcSo, come stay at Hotel Palacio De Goa for a truly wonderful experience! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Palacio De Goa Panaji