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“Budget business hotel near Panjim city”
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Orion Hotel
Ranked #6 of 13 Porvorim B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a nice hotel in Porvorim which is about 5 kms from Panjim city and about 10 kms from Calangute beach. The room tariffs are quite reasonable. The rooms are pretty much spacious. They have only 2 floors with rooms. The Gym was under renovation for quite some time and was not operational during my stay. I have stayed here for multiple times during the past 8 to 10 months for a week or two on business trips. There is a roof top swimming pool as well, but the same is very small and I guess has been created only for namesake. The room service is decent enough. Food is average with certain dishes tasting good (such as chicken sizzler in barbeque sauce). There is a mini bar too, but the fridge is not cold enough in some rooms. The hotel is clean and the staff is courteous and polite. There are twin rooms available as well (i.e. there is a door in between 2 rooms which they will open on request – it’s locked otherwise). The breakfast is decent with not much variety and daily variations though. They call the hotel as a 4 star one, but it is no more than a 3 star hotel. There is a wine shop just outside the hotel so you can keep buying alcohol whenever you want. There is a CCD, Dominos and Baskin robbins on the other side of the road. All in all, considering the room tariff, the hotel is good.

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Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
3  Thank swaran_fca
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HotelOrionPorvorim, Front Office Manager at Orion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

Dear Guest,

First of all, thanks a lot for taking out time to provide feedback about us on a public platform. We are extremely happy to get such a wonderful feedback from you. Your feedback on our services gives us a perspective and enables us to work towards our shortcomings.

We are pleased to know that we were able to match your expectations regarding accommodation and house-keeping services. . We go an extra mile to make sure that you have a great time during your stay. However, we have sincerely noted down your remarks regarding the breakfast & about Minibar refrigerator & GYM renovation work. We promise to take appropriate steps towards it and to make your next stay memorable with us.

Thank you once again for your remarks and we look to welcome you again and to provide you an unforgettable experience.

Regard
Orion Management

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The hotel is below average. Rooms stings and very bad in the rainy season. U can get better hotel in panjim or near to bagga beach for less amount in goa. I will not suggest this hotel to any one.The breakfast was horrible. The only good thing was bread.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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HotelOrionPorvorim, Front Office Manager at Orion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for reviewing our property on the public forum and are glad that you choose us during your recent trip to the Goa. Our team strives to comfort every guest with utmost care and ensure to offer a relaxed stay.
We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and will investigate the issues mentioned by you. We assure to take necessary actions, if applicable.
Your feedback is highly appreciated that enables us to work upon the areas that need improvement. We would love to host you again during your next trip to Goa.

Best Regards
Orion Hotel Management

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Rooms are spacious and the room service is good. However, the food is over priced and is very average in taste. Hotel is around 7-8 KM far from the famous North Goa beaches - Calungute/Baga etc. It is located in a commercial complex and is best suited for business trips. Not a good fit for those seeking leisure.

Room Tip: Choose a room towards the back of the hotel. Rooms facing roadside are too noisy and there is 24 hou...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

For a 6 night trip, stayed here for a night due to its proximity to Goa's capital Panaji, Old Goa and Donna Paula. We stayed in the Deluxe room which has a balcony with a view of national highway of Goa-Mumbai. Do not try the food there as they dont have good staff specially restaurant manager Mr.peter who got lot of attitude problem . Cleanliness good. The only thing that disappointment us was when we entered the room in the night we found smell in room, so we asked for another room and without any hesitance Front office manager upgraded us to next higher category room.Front office staff is very polite and excellent in provide local attraction information.Entire Front office team include front office manager were helpful to me to celebrate my husband birthday on short notice of period given to them to arrange on stuff specially at 11.00pm..........................I believe hotel Management need to think about there food & beverages service department is they want to improve...........Overall is was lovely experience except poor experience from service restaurant.

Room Tip: Deluxe room are much better then Executive room overall facilities and amenities are same in both ro...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

For a 4 night trip, stayed here for a night due to its proximity to Goa's capital Panaji, Old Goa and Donna Paula. We stayed in the suite which has a hall with a bathroom and a bed room which again has a mater bathroom with a see through glass to the bed room.
Did not try the food here so cannot comment.
Cleanliness good.
The only thing that disappointment us was when we entered the room in the night we see 2 big lizards roaming the room, so we asked for another room and without any hesitance we were given the next available suite.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

It was not the same as it looks like. I had been there for 6 nights Jan 2012 and there's nothing good about this Hotel:
1)Hot water for bath! Its not available for the whole day & If you are lucky and can get the hot water, after 10mins it goes somehow warm and then cold...
2) Not near to Baga and Candolim beach at all!! you have to take a taxi and its sth like 30mins to 40mins (depends on traffic) and each time you have to pay 250 to 400Rps (January is the high season & sometimes even 500Rps). Don't forget if you want to come back after 12am the prices are almost doubled.
3) There is no cancellation!!! When we arrived there and saw the poor condition we asked them to stay for 1 night and cancel the reservation, they replied: "You can cancel, But we are not gonna give you any money back"!!!
4)The breakfast sucks!!!! boiled eggs remained from rhinoceros era! No coffee at all!!! there is been sth like coffee but that was not coffee, just brown sweet warm water!!!
5) It was noisy!!! Since all the drivers in here have got a huge tendency to blow HORNS! you have to wake up at 6 cuz the hotel is situated on the main st!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank sisili
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

i stay this hotel in month of June for short trip with my family. Good Hotel for families for stay easy accessible to beaches,cities,shopping center as centrally located in cities with good accessible to national highway for Mumbai & pune.
Another big advance famous hospital like RG Stone near by at walk able distance.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Orion Hotel

Address: Nh 17, Porvorim 403521, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Porvorim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Porvorim
Price Range: $39 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orion is a 4 star business class hotel in the heart of Alto Porvorim, Goa. Conveniently located on NH-17 and close to the Assembly complex and Secretariat, Orion is the ideal destination for a business traveler. Orion is the ideal destination for a business traveler. Only 3kms from Panjim and 8kms from Calangute beach, it is even best suited for the leisure tourist. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service, fine cuisine and contemporary technology come together to create an experience that is both grand and intimate, making Orion the brightest star hotel in its class. The 42 rooms comprising of 24 Executive, 16 Deluxe rooms and 2 Elite Suites are not only roomy, but also far removed from the mundane. Hotpot, a multi cuisine restaurant, caters to the diverse palates of guests coming from different parts of the world; famous for the sumptuous variety of dishes made from the master chef's secret recipes. A well equipped bar in hotpot calls for a bit of indulgence and allows one to wind down in the night. Galactica-Crucial meetings. Cheerful Gatherings. A banquet hall, a conference room,a convention center,a meeting area.Galactica is all of that and more. Fully equipped with state of the art facilities like sound system and video conferencing and with a capacity to house 135people at once, Galactica offers both the freedom and space to conduct critical business meetings or cheerful social soirees. ... more   less 
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