We were staying at the hotel for a shoot and found the hotel below average. There is a layer of dust everywhere - right from the reception to the elevator and all the corridors. The wifi never worked - not in the lobby, not in the rooms. Hot water in the shower was a matter of chance. The upstair corridors and steps seemed like they haven't been cleaned since the hotel opened up. The restaurant staff was not trained and the if a foreign person( I was with a team of British filmmakers) was speaking to them, they had no clue of what was being asked for. My room was okay but it seemed that it wasn't cleaned before I was checked in. There were someone's dirty clothes lying in the closet. For a hotel that is just a year and a half old, it was already showing signs of shutting down. The only people who seemed to be staying there were honeymooners looking for a cheap stay. Every complain to the staff was met with a expression that said, "I would like to help you but I really don't know how to..". For a hotel that is nowhere near the beach - it surely is high-priced. My advise - look for cheaper options near the beach - at least you know what you are getting for that price. My advise to the hotel management - pull up your socks and hire more maintenance staff ( or shut the hotel down soon!). We were filming a travel show for BBC and this hotel definitely won't make it to our programme!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Palms, Hotel & Spa, Calangute, Goa is located in the most happening belt of North Goa, surrounded by lush green hills and just 1.5 km away from the famous Calangute beach, Our Specially designed apartment Hotel is perfect for families, bachelors, getogethers couples, Private kitchen cooking for college students, calm, relaxing yet fun and exciting hotel to reach all happening places around. A door step away from a night life, markets, beaches, malls and restaurants you desire to be in.Come, play at our all night pool table lounge, rejuvenate at the in-house Spa or Cool yourselves into our swimming pool while play basketball too. LOCATION: Dabolim Airport - 40 kilometers, Tivim Railway Station - 15 kilometers, Karmali Railway Station – 20 kilometers, town of Panjim - 12 kilometers, Calangute market - 500 meters, Calangute Beach – 1.5 kilometersHealth & FitnessGym: The fitness gym is open to guests with well equipped machinery promising a complete work out & games around you also to keep you energetic. Spa: The hotel has a fully equipped Spa with well trained staff to give you the strength & peace of mind you desire.Local Attractions: Local Sightseeing, North & South Goa - Fort Aguada, beaches, temples, Old Goa churches, dolphin trips, trip to islands, shopping, Anjuna flee market – Wednesdays (seasonal), Night Market – Saturdays & water sport activities (seasonal), Tour of Panjim, Dona Paula with a boat cruise on the river Mandovi, Local pubs and Night Club reservations, Casinos Entry.Facilities: Doctor on call, Free Wifi internet connectivity in all the rooms, All major credit cards are accepted, Taxi on Call., Foreign exchange, Baby sitting facilities (prior notice 24hrs), Air tickets.Security: CCTV security cameras, hand-held metal detectors deployed at all entry and exit points. 24-hour Security at hotel.ABOUT US: The Golden Palms, Hotel & Spa a group of Luxury hotels in India which leads you to luxury & partying. As known our brand is growing with many other resorts all over india. We originated as Pearls Oceanique Resort in December 2007 & rebranded as The Golden Palms, Hotel & Spa in August 2012. Our chain now has brands in Colva beach goa, Calangute beach goa, Bangalore, Himachal, Mussoorie, Chandigarh, Delhi to bring an experience of luxury living to all guests around the world. We would be honored to have you and your guests at The golden palms, Hotel & spa, and assure you of a truly enjoyable stay and the best of our services at all times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Golden Palms Hotels And Spa Goa/Calangute