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“Great hotel but restaurant service is average”

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Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Panjim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Hotel was good, clean pool area, rooms and very modern but the service in the restaurant was terrible, slow & they pretty much ignore you until you have to approach them - even then it's 50/50 as to whether you will receive what you requested.

Would stay again but would have breakfast earlier to avoid the rush.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

I stayed at Vivanta Panaji for 4 nights and the hotel staff are kind and serving. Overall stay was satisfactory. It is centrally located. I enjoyed the sunset at Goa fully from a walkable distance to the hotel

Room Tip: There are only 5 floors and you cant expect the best. It seems all rooms are same
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

i was a repeat guest as my first experience with the hotel was fine. but when i visited the hotel on a package of 4 nights and five days I guess that was the worst decision I had ever made!!!!!! the food was yuk yuk yuk!!!!!! just like a roadside eatery!!!! Housekeeping was pathetic...... inspite of booking room way in advance i had to wait endlessly to get my room......... bad bad bad service!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 3 days, 11th Feb 2014 to 14th Feb 2014. This city hotel in Panaji Goa is not exactly romantic but we noticed many newly married Indian honeymooners during our stay.Like any 5-star business hotel, its rooms are decorated in the same way.
Special mention must be made of JIVA SPA which is complimentary and romantic setting of swimming pool at 9th floor terrace with a small green garden.

Room Tip: With a few dollars more Vivanta by Taj at Aguda Fort Goa has much more to offer in a perfect romanti...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on a quick trip to Goa in February 2014. As others have indicated, this hotel is more of a business hotel, located in the heart of Panaji. If you are looking for a beach resort experience, you are better off at other Taj locations in Goa. However, for my needs, this hotel was perfect. The check-in and check-out was super efficient. The staff at the hotel is very professional and well trained, and offer typical top-notch Taj hospitality. The room was spacious and very comfortable with a good desk and working area. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom itself was quite big by Indian standards, very modern and stocked with top-notch toiletries. I did not use the roof-top pool, but I did use the well equipped fitness center. I did also get a massage treatment at the in-house Jiva Spa, which is highly recommended. The complimentary breakfast is good with decent variety and good service. I did have dinner at the main restaurant and ordered room service the second night. While the quality of the food was good overall, I have to admit I was a little disappointed that the there wasn't more variety of authentic Goan cuisine. The food seems to be tailored more for foreign tourists who might prefer conventional Continental food. Other than that minor issue, my overall stay was enjoyable, and I would certainly consider staying here on my next visit to Goa.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Centrally located and very efficient city hotel. Clean rooms and so comfortable ,excellent food and waiters charming BUT for two ladies who want to sit after diner and chat or relax and have a cup of coffee there was absolutely nowhere to sit except a freezing empty bar or busy lobby. !!! A lounge which looked really pleasant was locked and management gave various excuses for not opening it which contradicted each other. sO we had to go to bed early for three nights!!!! Very poor show and never experienced before in Louis category of hotel. !!!! P s the pool and boys on duty up on roof were exceptional

Room Tip: Probably all good
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Me and my wife stayed for four days from 3rd to 7th March'14.

Our stay was very comfortable. The room was neat and spacious and furnished with great detail.

Hotel staff was quite courteous and helpful. The best part of our stay was breakfast. It has great variety and thoroughly enjoyable. Place at times is quite crowded and hotel staff should avoid seating people in dingy bar for break fast.

I went three times for steam/sauna bath. The facilities are really excellent and staff quite helpful.

Its a great place to stay if you are not keen on beach holiday.

Room Tip: One should insist on two keys. So that if one member of family is inside the room the other one can...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Panaji

Address: Off D. B. Bandodkar Road, Panjim 403001, India
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Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Panjim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Panjim
#1 Luxury Hotel in Panjim
#1 Spa Hotel in Panjim
#2 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
#2 Family Hotel in Panjim
Price Range: £87 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Panaji 5*
Number of rooms: 170
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