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Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in Panjim
Certificate of Excellence
india
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed here some time back on a package for three nights and each day the service levels were erratic. Friendly restaurant staff. they forgot to bill me the minibar on check out and when i reminded the cashier, he said if its not billed dont pay for it. Took a spa treatment and it was very good. Great location. Rooms not clean

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

The best thing about this Hotel is its location. Otherwise its a typical boutique hotel for Business travellers. Avoid if you are visiting Goa on a holiday unless you want to stay in Panjim. Service and food is decent and rooms are at par with Vivanta standards elsewhere. If travelling during the off season hotel rates can be quite a steal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

This property is more like a business hotel in the fun state of Goa. In the capital city of Panjim, close to the Miramar beach, its got all the flavour of Taj property- warm staff, good food and comfortable rooms. However, service lacked effectiveness and there were many delayed responses. Breakfast was wholesome and truly delicious which I believed was the highlight of the 3 night stay. Conference rooms were jaded and felt as if they needed to be done up a bit. Being bang in the city, the markets, the river Mandvi and Miramar beach -its all close by and walkable distance but if you are in Goa to enjoy the beaches and have relaxed fun in shacks and on the sand, this is a hotel you definitely should avoid. Its got the comfort but not the Goan charm and thats what I truly missed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Mylor Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Having visited Goa a number of times on business and stayed in resort hotels with mixed experiences, it was good to find a hotel with the Business Customer in mind. The design is hardly cutting edge, but the atrium is fairly impressive. Rooms are a good size and quiet, but a bit of decoration could have been in order (chips on bath surround). The A/C proved somewhat difficult to adjust warmer, solved by turning it off. The town out look is uninspiring. The breakfast room (Latitude?) was disadvantaged by playing Christmas Carols at a high volume.
The hotel is fairly central and appears to have good security.
In all, for the business customer in Goa, I recomend

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Taj Vivanta is easily the best 5 star option in Goa for its sheer value for money. You can get a nice room here for an affordable 5k to 7k with breakfast. This makes it the best 5 star for its affordability. As the name suggests TAJ, they would never dissapoint you with their service. every member of their staff from the bell boy to their Manager are all fine examples of what polite and efficient service is all about and other hotels in Goa can learn from them. The rooms are the typical Taj rooms, nice and super spacious. The bed is nice and comfortable helping give quality sleep. The Comforter on the bed which is its the a little secret I extracted out of their room service staff this time round is what am told makes their beds more comfortable than in most other 5 stars. Am told its this comforter that makes all the difference and not the big thick mattress. Unusual service requests such as pen stands, post it's paper, pencils, pens and extra pillows with usual requests of complimentary fruits, newspapers, and without request greeting Elephant made of towel showing great artistic sense and ability are just some USUAL things that their staff is able to provide you with. Add to that the standard chocolate(1/2/3)that they leave by your bed side each evening post room cleaning. At the reception, Mr Anurag is particularly helpful in trying his best to meet your expectations of great service. Kudos to him and i believe if he keeps up his good attitude, a promotion to him should be in order. Enjoy their mornring breakfast buffet which is easily the most elaborate and lavish in Goa and comparable to the best in the World. Here to the staff is excellent in meeting all your needs, right from placing you on a table of your choice to filling up that glass of water of yours just when its about empty. Ask the chef to provide you with pink salmon if you fancy it and don't quite find it on the menu. The chef would not dissapoint you. A terrace pool with the sun beating down on it, accompanied once again by great staff handy with towels whenever you need them, a super must try SPA, great gym to work out in. A special mention of their calamari resturaunt where the chef makes decent sushi (I tried it all) which goes very well with some sparkling wine/ champagne. Try it all as this Taj would not let you down. Its conveniently located in the heart of Panjim City. Go stay here!

Room Tip: Just let them give you a room. They would not let you down. Ask for Anurag at the reception desk inc...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I was there to attend Goa film festival so Taj Vivanta was the ideal choice for me as the festival venue was close to it. I have stayed there for 5 days and my experience was close to perfection.
If u're there don't miss the breakfast with so many varieties of nutritious yet delicious brreakfast ..

Room Tip: Select a room either on 2 or 3 rd floor
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Nice location, in the very heart of the city. Good and courteous staff. Overall it was a very nice experience and stay.

It is also just round the corner of the Kala kendra situated in Goa, where the International Film Festival (IFFI) takes place.

The Food spread and options are also very good at Vivanta, even for vegetarians. It has a lavish spread for one.

Their Chinese and Japanese cuisine restaurant - Tamari, is also worth a try, with the staff being very courteous and soft.

Overall, a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: All the rooms are city facing, so there isn't much of an option.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 > North Goa District > 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 Business Hotel in Panjim
#2 Spa Hotel in Panjim
#2 Luxury Hotel in Panjim
#2 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
#2 Family 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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