Budget accommodation in Panjim
on Nov 20, 2018
This is a small old hotel that is situated in the middle of Panjim and close to all the city's important spots. A walk away from the Promenade on the mandovi and the INOX, The Immaculate conception Church, the markets -not that you may go there- etc.
The place is small with neat and clean sheets, rooms, toilets and corridors. The towels are also clean and the soap mild & staff are efficient and friendly. The cost is very low and you get bread and eggs for Bfast. If you want veg fare you pop over across the road to Sheetal and get dosa, idly, puri types also on the house.
They change the sheets on alternate days.The lift is on the landing a few steps up from the reception.
You have a choice of travel options from Taxis, Autos, Bike taxis, WALK! You can eat at any of the different hotels check out the Gomantak food. Sea food is great and inexpensive. Goan Delicacies, like Xacuti, vindaloo, sorpotel, sausages are worth checking out in different restaurants . The cruise on the Mandovi is a short one. A little more adventure can be had going out to sea on a launch for 4 hours and maybe catch a few dolphins frolicking in the sea. two timings 9 am and 2 pm
Recommended for any budget traveller
Giving two star for location
on Nov 20, 2018
If they would spend a little money on paint this hotel would be acceptable. But mold growing on the walls kind of makes you want to check out.
Location is very good as many good restaurant nearby. We liked the Sher e Punjab restaurant as best we've had in India. Check out my review as I show menu.
Tip: try and find sim card in airport, hard to get in Goa city. !dea SIM cards are easiest but activation is slow.... Kind of like the elevator at Arcadia.
Tip:. Make sure you remember to get breakfast coupon from hotel as it's delicious and free. Four of us eating no one sick. Order black coffee and tea to mix... Way too much milk and sugar in any drink.
Tip:. I asked for water at Arcadia and I'm pretty sure it was tap as not sealed.... So beware and take care, we didn't drink it. Always be cautious 😀
Splendid hotel in the heart of the city
on Sep 4, 2018
Amazing Hotel centrally located in the heart of the Panjim city on MG road. Walking distance from the Muncipal Market, Inox cinema and the most popular tourist attraction-Mary Immaculate conception Church. The rooms are very spacious and well maintained.
Check out the Dormitory
on Oct 4, 2017
Be prepared to check into a room which has cigarette butts in the dust bin, toilet seat not cleaned, windows that don't shut and doors that don't open... but it has a bed and a fan and an aircon.. The receptionist has a funny logic as to why the bathroom window wont be repaired .. " how will the toilet smell leave the toilet" he quips.. and what about insects, thieves, and not to mention the potential threat from depressed gamblers who throng Panjim for its Casinos...Hmmm.. its never happened before, so it wont happen.. Did we say Denial is a river in Egypt..
Shocking for such a property to call itself a hotel.. may be the city administration should round up such properties after inspection and set some basic standards to run a hotel especially in a heavily tourist infested city.
And the cute receptionist knows that you would have survived a really uncomfortable and insecure night so he asks you coyly next morning " Wont you be checking out today Sir"
" You are damn right buddy, I am surely checking out"
No wonder it is located next to a pathology lab..
very good location and best staff
on Sep 14, 2016
I have been travlling to goa frequently for lat 13 years to Goa and each time i stay at hotel Arcadia. Its almost second home. Its at prime location with all amenities and good staff.
So it is best budget hotel for business travelers.