on Oct 13, 2017
This hotel is centrally located in madgao goa.It is very near to madgao railway station.Hotel is surrounded by vegetable and general market,Rate are moderate and room is quite clean.Local us services runs from nearby hotel.
on Sep 27, 2017
the hotel is located at a walking distance to the madgaon railway station.so its is very easy accessible.as it is near to bus stand where you can easliy take a bus to nearest beaches like colva,varca etc.hotel has two block A and B .so i prefer you to go for block A.stuff is very good,room service is provided,and it is in budget also.
on Feb 15, 2017
My grand parents went to goa recently..and they stayed at this place...according to them, it is an ok staff..and services were also fine..they didnt have any problem....it was 7 storeys high...and they got a room of their choice
Grumpy staff and bed bugs
on Feb 7, 2016
The staff were pushy and grumpy on all encounters we had with them and what's more we had bed bugs all night. So frustrating when you pay for a room and you can't sleep. They said they did have hot water but that's not true or it wasn't working. The positive? Rooms are big.
Budget friendly hotel. Value for money.
on Nov 5, 2014
I keep visiting Madgaon and other parts of Goa for business and find Hotel Poonam the best hotel in terms of location, value for money and cleanliness.
I have stayed here on more than 10 occasions.
The hotel is less than 2kms from Madgaon Railway Station which is the main railways station in Goa for most long distance trains. So even if you reach the station at an odd hour when there is no mode of transport to take you to the hotel one can easily walk down in about 15minutes. I usually travel from Mumbai to Madgaon by the Mangalore Express which is the most convenient train to reach Madgaon in time for a morning meeting.
The staff at the the hotel is friendly and helpful & so are the owners (the son handles the hotel a long with his mother & his father who is a lawyer). They are generally there at the reception during office hours.
The biggest advantage of this hotel is that most of the customers are businessmen who stay for 1-2days generally in the new wing and getting a room here is not an issue.
Most people who prefer the old wing are businessmen or professionals who intend to stay for longer duration.
The higher rooms in the new wings are uncomfortable during the evenings, especially during summers even with the air conditioners and it's better to chose a lower floor to avoid maximum exposure to the daylight.
The old wing has normal lodge like rooms which are not too great but decently clean.
I have visited and checked out almost all hotels in this budget and found that Hotel Poonam was the best.
I have never stayed at any other hotel in Madgaon.
The only other hotel in this budget worth mentioning was Hotel Panchsheel which is a 5 minute walk from here.
Next time I plan to stay at Hotel Panchsheel.
Overall Hotel Poonam is a decent hotel which is located in the prime market area and is complete value for money.