There aren't many places to stay in Margao and this was acceptable for just something overnight. It's a little tricky to find initially, so it helps to have a map printed out for the taxi driver. The hotel was right in the centre of Margao and just across the road from a decent restaurant - Longuinhos (where we ended up for cocktails, dinner and breakfast!). The ability to book via Agoda was a plus but we didn't feel that it offered value compared to the lovely Goan guesthouses that we stayed at for the rest of our trip.
There was hot-water in the bathroom, provided you knew how to turn it on. The air-conditioning was noisy, as it was an old-style, window unit. There were a few power cuts in the town during our stay but the hotel seemed to have its own back-up supply, so we were not affected. Our room definitely didn't look as nice as the photographs but maybe they are in the process of refurbishment?
The staff on the front desk were very welcoming but when the young lad offered to arrange a taxi to take us onwards to Palolem, we were quoted double the starting price of the drivers in the street. This was our first trip to Goa and we over-estimated how long it would take us to travel from Anjuna to Palolem, so we opted to break the journey in Margao. Having said that, it is convenient for visiting the mansions in Chandor and Quepem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether on a business trip or a holiday, the centrally located Om Shiv Hotel provides you with all the comforts and convenience to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. Soaring six stories into the sky, Om Shiv Hotel is ideally located in the very heart of Goa's commercial city Margao. It is in the immediate vicinity of Government offices, business houses, shopping & entertainment centers. Om Shiv Hotel is truly the perfect place for a wonderful Goan holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Om Shiv Hotel Goa/Margao