Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 62
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Red79 Fantastic beach Resort
I chose this resort for its easy access to the long golden sand beaches of Goa and was glad that I was not wrong on that score. Every day, in the morning and evening, we could access the beach after just 5 minutes of walking and catch glorious views of sunrise on the hotel side and sunset on the sea side.
Later I realized that the hotel was also on the direct bus route to Margao, the nearest town some 17 kms away. So for just Rs. 20 each way, we could sample the way locals travel, and buy cashew nuts, babinca (a wonderful Goan sweet meat), and Goan spices.
I was happy to be accorded the welcome due to a Club Member and the upgrade to a slightly bigger room with a view of the pool. The room amenities were fine and amply met our needs of bath robes, tea, coffee and drinking water. Wi-Fi in the room was also great.
The restaurants attached to the hotel viz. The Beach Grill and Whispers of the Orient are fantastic. Surprisingly, they served dishes at almost the same rates as the other nearby beach shacks but in vastly superior hygienic conditions. So although we did venture out to the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf, which is 15 minutes away on foot, it is not really necessary to go anywhere outside the resort for your meals.
The swimming pool is a bit on the small side but was not too crowded. With a maximum depth of 4 ft 3 inches, and a separate kiddie’s pool, it was also very safe for every member of our family.
I was a little disappointed with the breakfast buffet. I specifically disliked the bakery items which looked to me stale. There were NO local Goan dishes. There were no whole fruits like bananas or apple. Choice of juice and cold cuts was limited. The spread was not at all like any other Holiday Inn I had stayed in, including Delhi or Cochin in India.
Hotel transport was expensive. I was charged almost Rs. 1000 more than what the taxi from the Holiday Inn Taxi union would have charged me for the Airport pick up. So for the return airport drop, I made my own arrangements.
On the whole, however, it was a fantastic holiday that I won’t mind repeating every five years or so.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Good experience
Facility need to upgrade the bathrooms especially the shower heads
February 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 It was the worst hotel in india.
I'm a samsung employee in marketing team.
Holiday inn is so far, so good before arrive this hotle.
When I checked in the hotel.
I couldn't find my name on the reservation list. Even though I had a my booking print out.
so I wating for long time to check it with manager.
I spent a lot of time in front of desk with my friends decause Manager & staff is too much late it.
Even One friend of mine didn't get a room. so he stayed beside hotel in stead of this hotel.
It was the worst service in the world. terrible.
I will never recommand your hotel in the future. also I will share it with our collegue in samsung.
February 1, 2016