Mine was 12th time in Goa and I have stayed at various locations with different requirement everytime - with friends, with wife, business etc.
If you get a bargain basement price for this hotel from makemytrip.com, then I will recommend this hotel very much, especially to young singles or group of friends. Good choice if you want to hang out and shall come to the hotel only for rest at noon/night.
If you are looking for a 'relax at the hotel with star comfort' do not go to Neelam. In north Goa, go to Riviera or Taj Hermitage Aguada or Sun and sand; In south Goa, if you want the Honeymoon isolation with nearness to the beach go to The Baywatch Resort and enjoy their service and experience. Baywatch is a great hotel story comparable to Taj or Ramada at a comparably very low price.
1. Location! Perfect location - very near (walking) to Calangute, you can hire a bike for 200Rs. per day (petrol on your account, you drive) or a car and roam to all the exciting places. Near to all the great beaches - Baga, Condolim/Sequerium, Vagatur/Anjuna. Close (15-30km) to Panjim, mira maar, dona paula or the temples and churches etc.
2. Rooms in new Neelam are cosy, but not exceedingly good as the 4 star rating.
POOR Service, no response even after several phone calls, no intimation before check out (we were told at 10.15AM to evacuate the room at 10.30AM!), at one time foul smelling towels, swimming pool water is NOT continually treated --- And the worst of all - Very very bad breakfast - smelling oil and eggs, no good variety and not so good prep.
It is not a 4 star hotel by any means - who gave them the certificate should be fired!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand in its true opulent style and grandeur architecture is the blend of perfect hospitality and old world charm. Comprising of 143 contemporarily appointed rooms and suites with large swimming pool, health club, multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop and largest Sports Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neelams The Grand Calangute
- Neelams The Grand Hotel Calangute
- Neelams The Grand Goa/Calangute
- Neelams Grand