Panjim Residency, Goa – a Hotel Review
My stay at Goa this time was in Panjim Residency, Panaji. It took less than an hour for the 30kms drive from airport. As I got off the car near the hotel the first thing I sighted was of River Mandovi! It is just across the road! The view from room is partially blocked with thick growth of coastal vegetation. Had it not been for the monsoons I would have got some glorious sunset light filtering into my room, such is the location!
Panjim Residency hotel has 45 rooms with a business center in the ground floor. The check-in was a quick affair.
Among the best things to say about Panjim Residency is that it is well located near several tourist destinations. Of course any tourist would give importance to this. Other tourist facilities like river cruise facilities and market area too are close by. This is one reason why Panjim Residency is rated high among the river facing budget hotels.
They have a restaurant whose facilities I availed during breakfast and evening tea. The breakfast is complimentary and the spread was not elaborate yet catered well to different tastes. One particular item that flattered my taste buds was that of Goa buns. These buns have such a unique sweet taste with a subtle flavor of banana. They are chewy, thick but soft and moist. Goa buns taste very good with hot tea.
There is a touch of simplicity the way they have done up the room. It is spacious for single occupation yet does not scream of luxury. Photographs hung around had local accents. A king-sized bed dominated the room with neat and cosy couple of single sofas by its side. These will serve well if guests spend the evenings and early mornings inside. I curled up in those sipping cups of hot steaming tea each of the mornings with planet-goa for company.
There is a tiny balcony too which I hardly used. But the clothes rack indicated guests can dry their clothing that they would have worn at the beaches. Quite thoughtful indeed! The bathrooms are decently done up; no frills provided just the basic toiletries. Little things that add to joy of living in hotels like lifts, cleanliness, room service, and general neatness deserve a ‘thumbs up’!
No Wifi. Probably they want guests to exit virtual world and plunge in to the real world of Goa. I am not complaining.
Panjim Residency Tariff
AC Room rates vary from Rs.2800 in off season to Rs.4700 in peak season. AC Deluxe rates vary from Rs.3300 in off season to Rs.5500 in peak season. They have cancellation charges. It will do good to have a look at the site while making books.
Panjim Residency Hotel Location
Panaji Residency, Goa is located on Dayanand Bandodkar Marg in Panaji, behind Old Secretariat, Panjim-Goa 403 001.
The hotel is at a distance of 30kms from Dabolim Airport
12kms from Karmali Railway Station
1km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand.