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Review of Vivanta by Taj - Panaji

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Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Panjim
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“for business”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

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Staff were helpful beyond their job description. The pool facilities were very good and rooms were clean and comfort.
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wi-fi not included (but it's normal for 5*)
air con was too cold
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location - "nothing to do" for one and "away from the hustle and bustle" to others

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Yorkshire
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

A 5 star that has earned it's pips. Luxury and pampering at a price that you can afford, even if just for a couple of nights to remind you why people enjoy to be wealthy! Nothing is of trouble to the staff, if it is ... they are good actors. Sumptuous breakfast, roomy bathroom, comfy bed, slippers ( handy for the pool if you haven't sorted your beach shoes), plentiful toiletries, bottles of water freely available. Then you go to the roof .... to a beautiful pool with private beds to enjoy soaking up the sun, or shade, in pure comfort. Towels, fresh fruit, and more water provided, complementary, on arrival, and later in the day.

We were lucky to enjoy a drink in the hotel bar, Tease, where we were treated to couture cocktails, and lots of useful info for the continuance of our holiday which we hadn't booked anything for so we could go on recommendations.

Maybe we don't have a lot of experience of 5 star, but as descriptions of hotels go, this far succeeds our expectations. We suggest at least a two night stay to take full advantage of the whole experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LunaYorkshire
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We were thoroughly impressed by the service at this hotel. Stayed five nights in January and all staff across the board were extremely attentive. The life guard/pool boy in particular was professional; he went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The rooms are lovely and very clean. The food, particularly Goan specialities, are well worth trying. We were even complimented with free wine on our final night. I would definitely recommend this hotel if staying in Panjim. We found nearby Baga and Anjuna beaches to be way over-rated and extremely touristy.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RCAH82
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Pune
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

I had stayed here for 3 days and was on business conference. The Hotel is good but i would suggest if you are for fun in Goa, the other properties of TAJ like the VIllage would be best of the choice. This is in heart of the City. Market, Cruises are near by. I didnt like the food here at all.
By Taj's standard the food could have been better.

Room Tip: Try book for Village by Taj' approximately same cost but a better place then this.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karan123Pune
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Glion, Switzerland
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157 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

After staying in its sister hotel the Taj Palace in New Delhi we were pleasantly surprised by Vivanta in Panaji. We were supposed to stay at the Marriott, however they were overbooked - 'shame on them'.

This last minute rebooking to the Vivanta we certainly did not regret.

Well organised check-in with the minutest attention to detail. A very spacious room with good 'Feng Shui'. Great choice in cuisine, the bar appeared a bit empty/boring. The hotel is well situated for walking trips into town, and close to the 'Forrest' park.

Simple, modern, great service. One downside was found by its Spa/Wellness offer. This was below-par, and felt inexperienced and over-priced. You will get far better treatment 'on the beach'.

Room Tip: West-side 3rd floor. Go for the midsized rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

This was my 1st Taj experience. I must say that it was bang on!!! Service was very good.. Food quality was even better... Chef Sahil was a wonderful person as well as very good Chef... Room quality is average nothing extra ordinary.. View from my room was zero but except this point it was a very good experience.. Dont forget to try Angara Lobster!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ParthaAcharya
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Indore, India
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed at vivanta Taj Panaji for 2 nights from 24th jan 2013 , starting from my check in ( with my family ) to the check out every thing was as smooth as it can be . It's situated right in middle of panaji city and you can get every thing you need nearby within minutes of walking , i chose this hotel becoz i wanted a calm stay as compared to the hotels on baga or calangute ( only 15-20 min drive from the hotel) . Mr. Cleto Pereira of hotel was really nice , good turn down service , gr8 food at lattitude , nice pool . Didn't used the spa so can't comment on it .

Room Tip: Choose room on higher floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
Address: Off D. B. Bandodkar Road, Panjim 403001, India
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Location: India > Goa > Panjim
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 Panjim
#1 Business Hotel in Panjim
#1 Luxury Hotel in Panjim
#2 Family Hotel in Panjim
#2 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Panaji 5*
Number of rooms: 170
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