The Most Desirable Hotels In Goa For Every Budget
With tall standing palm trees, sparkling waves as the night descends, calm azure of Arabian sea, an enthralling past of Portuguese legacy and myths, sumptuous cuisine with a mix of Malvani spices and grated coconut, Goa charms solo travelers, honeymooners, friends’ groups and office convention alike.
The state of Western part of India has experienced footfalls from different strata of society. Once a heaven for esoteric hippie culture, tourism industry has splurged in Goa as the docile beach-side shacks have recently turned into humble accommodation for travel enthusiasts during peak season.
However, this is not to mean there is any dearth of luxury living options. Following is a list to highlight the best stay options in Goa that suits affordability and appeasement at the same time! Worry not readers for the list contain economy, mid ranges and luxury options and meant to fit your budget.
Orion Hotel, Panjim
Located at Panjim at a distance of 8 km from the most happening Calangute beach, Hotel Orion Goa mostly caters to business travelers with a destination mall, Mall-de Goa being adjacent to it. It has in house multi cuisine restaurant and a banquet hall ready to be rented for conferences of parties. Rooms are of decently cozy with a dash of fine service. Rent a bike for a quick ride to the amazing beaches of Goa, nearest of them being Calangute!
Neelams The Grand, Calangute
Staying true to atrium architecture, decked up with hanging intricacy of flowers and vines, Hotel Neelam The Grand Goa is a huge hotel with 150 well furbished rooms and suits. Rejoice at the en-suite balcony, dive in to azure blue water of the pool or shed some sweat at the well equipped gym, arrange for a conference at the hall for your employees, The Grand will leave you with opportunities aplenty. It is located close to the beach. Management can even arrange for a extravagant beach wedding on your request. Calangute beach boasts of amazing shacks that play old school pop music under the fairy lights as the night descends on the coast!
Ginger Hotel, Panjim
Strategically located near Miramar beach, Ginger Hotel Goa offers an array of service for guests starting from restaurants, gyms, conference, a shopping mall in near vicinity as well as doctor on call. Well equipped to serve the purpose of a business traveler, Ginger is an award winning chain of hotel in the category. Since it is located in the mid of city, you can choose from a plethora of activity rather than going into regular beaches. A quick ride in a bike can take you to any beach you prefer of the tiny state on the western coast. Indulge in shopping for the choicest of souvenirs in the markets close by. The quirky silver jewellery from Goa is an all time favorite!
Grande Delmon, Panaji City
Located at the heart of Goa, Panaji City, Hotel Delmon Goa stands a class apart for corporate travelers who want to get the work done as well as find some respite in fun and frolic. The huge breakfast spread is wholesome and a great way to kick-starts the day. Save your time with super-fast Wi-Fi and drive towards the azure blue beaches to bask under the glory of sunbath. Devour in the delicacies of coastal servings. Once back to hotel, you will find a welcome in spacious rooms with all modern amenities in place! What a fun way to end a business trip!
Keys Ronil Resort, Calangute
Baga stands tall as the quintessential party place of Goa. With the majors of night party scene Titos, Mambos, and Brittos Café, standing at a stone’s throw, Keys Hotel Goa caters to travelers with a business plan and leisure activities alike! USP of this property is close proximity to the ever buzzing beach of Baga, the quintessential best one of the lot! Relax by the pool at night as the party scenes get over with the choice of a cocktail served to your taste, only at Key’s Ronil, Goa! Baga often hosts flea markets with a range of budget quirky offerings. Do indulge in a shopping haul for your near and dear ones.
Fortune Acron Regina, Candolim
Located at a much coveted location near the picturesque Candolim beach, Fortune Hotel Goa is one of the hotels welcoming differently-abled guest with specific suite designs. Efficient crews, exquisitely designed rooms, an array of options for fine dining, the hotel stays true to the hospitality brand of ITC. A perfect venue for destination wedding, the hotel houses a conference hall as well. Check in service is much applauded of the hotel for they surely know how to value guests’ time. Indulge at the night market at a walking distance while taking an evening stroll. Do not forget to witness the sunset by Candolim beach. It is a quieter beach with fewer shacks that prepare amazing sea food, cooked to your taste.
Citrus Hotels Goa, Calangute
The largest beach of North Goa, also referred to as the Queen of beaches, Calangute, stands witness to a frantic nightlife. At a close proximity to the beach stands Citrus Hotel Goa, the hotel that can accommodate both business and leisure travelers at ease with an array of service ranging from coffee shop, bar, health club, swimming pool, banquets, parking etc. St. Anthony’s Chapel and St. Alex Church are located at walking distance as well. It is a much loved abode for those who love the sound of waves by the side of a pristine beach.
The O Hotel, Candolim
Look no further but Candolim beach to find your bout of pleasant luxury seamlessly married to peaceful serenity at the O Hotel Goa. A humongous haven with 74 luxury rooms as well as presidential suite, the hotel lets guests take a stroll on the craftily decorated lush tropical garden, unwind at the rejuvenating spa, dive into an infinity pool overlooking the Arabian sea, savour coastal delights at the in-house fine dining restaurants. The decision to stay with them in short makes up a perfect vacation plan with all the leisurely activities suited for a destination like Goa! While staying at Candolim, do not miss a visit to the elegant fort Aguda, a time borne descendant of Portuguese history.
Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim
The legacy of hospitality dates back to more than four decades for the exemplary institution Hotel Fidalo Goa, a significant landmark of Panaji Goa. An array of art galleries lies in close proximity to the hotel as well as many haute shopping destinations and local attractions. It is ideal to conduct a banquet function with the wonders of spectacular interiors and grand architectural features beautifully restored to their original brilliance. The never ending choices of spa, fine dining restaurants, elegant rooms, smooth service always at your convenience, makes Fidalo the ubiquitous destination for those seeking pleasure of vacation in a business trip.
Godwin Hotel, Candolim
Once you have the allure of luxurious stay, an excellent breakfast spread at the outdoor sitting arrangement and exotic drinks, Godwin Hotel Goa will blow your mind with the proximity to beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna to it’s side. Let alone be Candolim, for the hotel is situated right at the heart of the native town, by ancient Fort Aguda. Well equipped with a lounge and pool, the hotel is spectacular in the area of cordial service as well. the rocky crescent and swaying palms Of Anjuna beach makes up for a beautiful sunset scene. Candolim is the cleanest beach with white sand on Northern part of Goa. In my opinion Baga is the best though for it stretches across miles dotted with tiny shacks by side and constant vigil. The Baga River flows to the north of the beach. You can find the amazing water sports in this beach. All these area lies at close proximity of Godwin Hotel. To top it all, Godwin will accommodate you in lavish premier rooms with exotic views of the land. What are you waiting for?
Resort Rio, Baga
The opulent Hotel Rio Goa Resort, sprawling an area of 10 acres at the bank of Baga River, Arpora, redefines luxury with glee. The obvious choice for those seeking a rejuvenating ayurvedic spa therapy, Resort Rio presents the royal grandeur of Zara, the spa. Pondering over the architecture of the grand palace, it is indeed a work of marvel. With ease it provides the feel of luxury and comfort as guests take a moment to appreciate the stunning view of the sea. The resort also boasts of a much acclaimed in-house ethnic vegetarian restaurant “The pride of Goa” and the largest conference facility of the town. Closely situated near Baga beach, you will feel the vibe of partying and sunbathing, the essential Goa experience with ease. Rooms are well endowed with intricate details fit for an extravagance stay. Indulge in villa stays for family travelers with a pool plunging by the side only at resort Rio. This is the perfect place to soak in the grandeur of holiday in vibrant Goan culture.
Cidade de Goa, Panjim
A quick escape from the thriving city life, Hotel Cidade de Goa, literally translates to Goa Citadel, is the perfect destination for leisure seekers by a tranquil lesser known beach of Vainguinim. Vibrant murals bearing the touch of old Portuguese occupiers, the resort stands apart in architectural design, carefully preserving the feel of a old village. Holistic Ayurveda treatments at the spa to revitalize your soul, impeccable culinary expertise cooked to the taste of a food connoisseur, Indian indulgence and Latin exuberance play hand is hand in the abode of Cidade de Goa. Sea view rooms with ample amenities, attentive service with personal touch, relaxing atmosphere and a well connected business centre, gymnasium for health enthusiasts, the resort is even kid-friendly too. My pick from the resort will be Swedish body massages that Clube Saúde is renowned for. The passion for life is overflowing everywhere making it a much sought after destination during peak time.
With an array of accommodation spurring up with hospitality offering, Goa hardly ever has any dearth of choices when it comes to hotel booking. However the problem starts when you want to make sure you get the exact experience you are looking for the best value of money spent. The guide is hopefully going to address the issue for we have done the tedious part of research for you already. Trust this to be a ready-reckoner for it is difficult to book a decent stay in Goa during season. The tourist influx lives up to the hype. All you need to do now is to choose your best pick and start packing the bags.