Goa unravels differently to different people. For long, I linked Goa to Workplace offsites( That's is the highest reason for my visiting Goa!) or to holidays when you are either Young or Retired, with its Beach, Booze, Clubs and absolute irreverance for any routine!
So this time, when we had 4 days break, and a extended family get together planned with 1 senior citizen, 3 children ( aged 1,3 and 9), and 4 not so young, and defintely not so old adults, the choice of Goa as the holiday destination could go horribly wrong...
But it went beautifully , and the reason for this was 100% the Property we booked: the Grand Hyatt at Bambolim. The property is new, and breaks the "South Goa is Swish" paradigm. The architecture is classical, but not intimidating. Its styling is charmingly modern, and does not pretend any unnecessary heritage
It is cleverly planned and convenient to walk around. For example the Pool, lawns and Spa and the main Dining hall are very close to each other. It gives a sense of a large property. The pool looks the best - very open with diffrent depths, baby pool, waterfall corners, like a central waterbody around which the property is made.
This property does not have the advantage of a great beach adjacent, but one does not miss it at all because the Lawns overlook the sea and one can spend all the time in the manicured comfort, and still soak in waves and sea breeze.That makes this property quite an all season hit.
The spa is also classy, and good masseurs. The indoor pool is like a final secret underneath!
The service is very nice, warm and professional. The staff is curteous,has easy manners, is friendly and helpful. All these matters when one has multiple and continuously changing requirements for children and seniors.
The rooms are nice with a balcony or a sit out. Club rooms come with an access to the club lounge, which gives you all day access and complimentary Tea,cofee, milk. The lounge also serves a limited but sufficient hot and cold breakfast spread and a sundowner evening spread of canapes, snacks and early dinner if you wish...Did I mention the Drinks are on the house in these hours!!..
The food options are pleanty, with 7 resturants ( with one award winning one!). The main Dining hall serves the best buffet. The food in the continental resturant has some way to go, The poolside food is also very good. But I personally liked their Room service the best. They get food in smart tiffins in picnic baskets, along with cutlery. Quite different from large trolleys that move up& down the corridors and if left unattended , looks distasteful.
So if you have had a long day doing Pool, spa and lawn play and don't want to bother going to a resturant, then switch on the TV, cuddle on the bed and order room service !!
Now for the Trump card of the property ( works only if you are with Kids )- A full fleged activity center which runs from morning to evening for kids! And baby sitting offered for late nights too... They have a proper schedule, nice large space and very frendly staff.
Corporate Offsites in Goa is a good business, so I am not too sure if any hotel can refuse them, however If Grant hyatt maintain its standards and are able to service and balance their guests requirements, and have ways to ensure the all types of guests are attended well, the property will be an experience to look forward to !
- 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