Goa is one of the most attractive places to visit in India. Popular for its beaches, night life, architecture and food, it is the most sought after tourist destinations. Goa is easily accessible by road, train and air from the entire country. Everyone’s favourite beach destination has much more than sea, sand and seafood to keep one coming back for more. Goa’s unique Portuguese heritage, natural beauty, buzzing nightlife and culinary scene makes for a heady mix that’s known to have drawn people back, time and again.
Having become the country’s premier seaside destination, the hotels in Goa cater to tourists at any given time of the year, and there’s no dearth of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a frill-free beach-side shack, a midrange resort further inland, a luxurious property with all the trimmings of the city’s Indo-Portuguese heritage or a spiffy five star hotel perched on the beach—Goa promises to meet all your expectations. If you’re travelling to Goa during peak season, we suggest you book well in advance so you get exactly what you’re looking for.
I was lucky to have stayed at a newly opened property this time at North Goa. The Hyatt Place, at Candolim is located amongst the busiest areas like Calangute and Baga just a stone throw away.
Hyatt Place is quite a big property with nice and open feel. As you enter the place you get a casual and relaxed feel of being at a holiday destination. The reception is a camouflaged by making it like just a counter which converts into a bar counter on the other side which opens up in the all day dining restaurant.
Very well groomed staff and the place, I must say. It took just 5 minutes for allotting us a room, which by chance I did not like much as it was on ground floor; I like to stay in higher floors (personal choice). Without any tussle, I was allotted a nice room on the first floor facing the swimming pool.
Rooms are nice and spacious, though not too big. It had almost all the amenities like the wardrobe, iron, Safe, bathrobe, Tea/coffee maker with replenishment’s, a big 40 inch LED TV with TATA SKY connection. I loved the couch inside the room which was quite big and can even serve as a bed for one person / child. Air conditioning was bang on chilling, though lighting in the room was not that bright. I asked them and got to know that they are already working on it and installing more lights. Bathroom was aesthetically done, with all the basic amenities in place.
House keeping people mostly came on demand to clean the room as well as bathroom. The In room service is good and the staff is very courteous and more than ready to help. I spoke to many staff members during my stay and was fully satisfied with their responses and behavior; each one of them had full knowledge about most of the hotel’s facilities and features. I also met the F & B Manager who had a good experience of working in hotels and it was really nice talking with him and discussing about the hotel and kitchen.
They have only one F & B outlet, Gallery Cafe 24/7 which is an all day dining restaurant as well in room dining is also catered from here only. We had a nice experience as far as the food is concerned. I cannot say everything was gourmet quality but yes it was fairly good. The breakfast buffet as per the Hyatt Place norms throughout the world comprises only of 4-5 dishes. But here in India , for us pampered souls they are doing a full fledged B/fast which includes North Indian, South Indian, Continental, Eggs Station, Health foods which spreads onto at least 12-15 dishes plus beverages. We also tried the in room service and the quality and taste of food was really nice, even the service was done well in time.
The Pool is beautiful with an arrangement of an Instructor who manages the Gym as well as the Pool. Everyone loves to be in the pool especially the children who enjoy it the most .In our case also, my daughter had loads of fun at the pool with other children.
Due to location advantage, one does not have to go far to get anything or experience the nightlife. Just move out of the hotel and you land up on the main road which is a big market full of eating joints and supermarkets. The vicinity is Calangute, which happens to be the most happening place and beach for the tourists.
Overall, it is a beautiful property at an awesome location with awesome staff and hospitality. Next time, when heading to Goa, must stay at Hyatt Place for sure.
- Gallery Hosts available 24/7
- Free Wi-Fi and remote printing everywhere
- Free public computers with high-speed internet access in the Gallery
- 24-hour StayFit Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touch screens
- Smoke-free hotel
- Free on-site parking area
- Outdoor pool
- Odds & Ends offers a menu of must-have items for guests to buy, borrow or enjoy for free
- 147 guestrooms
- Hyatt Grand Bed
- Swiveling 42” flat screen HDTV
- Hyatt Plug Panel
- Cozy Corner is the perfect place to sit back and relax (sofa sleepers in all guestrooms)
- Individual control air-conditioning
- Separate work space
- Telephone with voicemail
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Mini Fridge
- Tea/coffee making facility
- In-room safe
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