Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
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... to our separate places!! The guys were staying at alfonso a guest house and we were staying at justa panjim they are both in panjim!! Very green everywhere which was so refreshing to see!! When we arrived at our hotel it was luxury!! Really nice people too and very helpful a nice change from the miserable people of Mumbai!!! The boys then headed over to our hotel where we went ...
... fish with vanilla sauce and vegetable biryani and whoever knows me would be extremely surprised to hear I loved it, but maybe I was just too hungry ;-) What was not surprising is that I loved the chocolate mousse, which wasn't a mousse at all, we got as a dessert and I ate one and a half of them :-D As our primary needs were satisfied, we could finally head down to the beach, where some of the guys had a swim and some of us just stayed out cause we had been too lazy ...
... hollow sections and plastic. [Jane: No offence meant to Spaniards!]
We sat under this shade at the back of the beach with about eight other people and I would say there was no other establishment within maybe a mile. We had had a long walk but after a couple of Kingfishers and a light lunch, we walked all the way back to our village (Cavelossim) along the golden ...
... me, taxi travel in ''Goa'' is cheaper than expected, and three hours later, and convinced the **** was about to start coming out my ears, we finally arrived at ''Hi-Tide Coco-huts'' beach huts in ''Palolem''. Vaila was firmly told on arrival that I didn't care if the place was falling to pieces, if it had a bog, we were taking it. And so we did.
The next few hours, possibly days went past in a blur. I spent a lot of time ******** my brains out, ...
... casual dress was a thong (home made), and he lived there with his partner, which she was also a "nature" person and seemed quite a bit younger than him..
Gosh, was basically a "Hippy traveller" in his time, and learnt various things like Taiji (Tai Chi), ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGoa Marriott Resort & Spa Panaji
The location of the Goa Marriott is ideal if you want to get away for a quick break. It offers sea facing rooms and the spa and gym are well organsised. Service is friendly but the restaurants are a little expensive when you add in the compulsory Service Fee that goes to the establishment and not the service staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Goa Marriott Resort & Spa Panaji
Loved the goa marriott
a group of us visited goa in nov 2005 for 4 days.
We had experienced a hectic, exhausting but exhilirating time in bombay and gujurat and were so lokking forward to some relaxation. that is exactly what we got.
the service was absolutely impeccable. Service with a sincere smile, not 'have a good day' when they really dont mean it!!
people bent over backwards to make your stay good.
the facilities are very impressive, with an open air foyer, gym, spa, pool that abutts the sea.
the rooms were very impressive, clean, had a balcony(excecutive room).
the location is pretty good- it costs 2 us dollars to get to the city center.
do not try the sea food restaurant near the hotel on the main road---not worth it at all.
Everything about this hotel is truly first class!!
Its a Goa!
Fantastic hotel and excellent staff who really couldn't do enough for you. Food was way beyond our expectations and extremely cheap considering this is a 5* Hotel. The rooms and grounds were continuously being cleaned and we had a suberb first time experience in Goa. The location could be better as no beach but we knew this before we travelled.The swimming pool is very small and could be much improved. The only other critism we had is that the hotel caters on an almost daily basis for conferences and outside events, which do inconvienence you if staying in a bayview / riverview room as the sunbathing area is restricted and is extremely noisy at night and into the small hours. However, overall would highly rate this hotel but not if you are beachlovers!
I stayed at the Marriott for two weeks from the 3rd November 2005 and had the most amazing experience of my life. On arrival to the airport, the Marriott's private bus came to pick us up, the journey took around 40minutes. The bus was clean and tidy and the driver was very friendly. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted with complimentary drinks whilst our rooms were being sorted out, initially i was disappointed with the room as it didn't have a balcony but i soon came to realise that i didn't want to waste time sat in the room anyway, there was too much to see and do. The veiws from the lobby bar are not to be missed, the pool is fantastic but not very deep and the swim up bar is phenominal. The pool staff are perhaps the most helpful, pleasant and polite people i have ever come accross in my entire life, they work so hard all day long in the sweltering heat (hello to Milroy, Anthony, Maclon, John and all the other boys). Also the lobby bar staff are fantastic too and work equally as hard (hello to Agnelo, Diogo, Anthony, Jolan, Elton and everyone else). Our room was cleaned every morning and the cleaner would usually leave us some sort of design made from towels on our bed, then in the evening they would come in and have a tidy round whilst you are out at dinner. The restaurants in the hotel are excellent especially the Chinese but try not to get sucked in to eating there every night. I would reccomend eating at Dehli Darbar and Zen (chinese), the simply fish restaurant at the hotel is not to be missed, i had the best meal of my life in that restaurant. The only thing i will say is that if you don't like birds then this isn't the place for you, there are an awful lot of Crows about and they wouldn't think anything of landing on your bed and stealing whatever you may be eating, however when i was leaving i think they were putting up some sort of netting. If you are lucky you will see the dolphins swimming past the hotel almost every day. If you want to visit a beach, i would reccomend that you visit one to the south such as arumble, panolim or just ask your taxi driver as he will know where is best. Candolim, Calangute and Baga beach are very crowded. I would reccomend Goa to anyone, to be honest i don't think i will ever have a holiday that compares to this one!!!
We travelled to Goa for the first time at the start of November and had booked the Marriott on recommendation from friends. It was an excellent hotel with good facilities. The room we had was a garden view which was kept spotlessly clean by room service, who also called in the evening to ask if you wanted your bed turning down! The bathroom facilities were also good. The amount of staff employed cleaning the hotel has to be seen to be believed, there is always someone polishing cleaning and generally maintaining the place. They all stop to speak to you and are courteous to the extreme.
Stayed at the Goa Marriott Resort in August, 2005 and had an excellent experience. The staff, from bell boys to managers, is extremely friendly and accomodating. It was probably the best staff I've encountered in my recent hotel stays. Not even the staff at Peninsula in Bangkok can match. Close, only the staff at the Chedi in Phuket.
My girlfriend & I stayed at the Marriott in February 2005 for 2 weeks. It was a wonderful vacation. The staff were always pleasant and so helpful from the beginning to the end of our holiday.
This hotel is absolutely fantastic and I have to say that I do not think the brochures do it justice. The reception is gorgeous and so spacious the rooms are huge with 2 double beds and are kept so clean, the pool is beautiful with the most comfortable sun beds I've ever laid on. The food is great with a wide range of cuisines available. The best thing about this hotel has to be the staff who are so friendly and will do anything for you. If they haven't got something that you need they will even find a way of getting it for you. The hotel is also in a great location if you want to visit other parts of Goa as it is central so you can travel north, south, east and west easily. The best way to do this is by cab which will cost you around £10 for the day which means they take you to your destination, wait for you for however long you need and then return you to your hotel. All in all I love Goa and this Hotel and will definatley be returning.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel in March 2004. On entering Goa we initially thought "what had we done" as did many others on arriving. However once we were away from the airport and on route we were starting to feel slightly better.