Ocean Palms Goa, Calangute
Phone Number 0-832-2277950
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Goa with kids was not an idea I liked but since it was my wife who came up this suggestion there was very little veto powers I could use against it. My idea of Goa was it being a bachelors' then (it has changed now, of course). Given the kind of apprehensions I wanted to make sure that the hotel I stay is good for the family and 'decent' enough and at the same time not burn a whole in my pocket. After lot of search finally ended up with Ocean Palms Hotel which is located at Calungate, the price and location suited my needs . Reaching the hotel was easy, it is quite near to the main road (though there is a small approach road which seems to hide the hotel from the noise and pollution). The reception was neat, comfortable and tidy. We had reached the hotel before the check-in time and so had to wait (the hotel was fully occupied), but Anthony (front desk executive) ensured that we were comfortable while the room was made ready well in advance than the scheduled check-in time . . There were two kind of rooms available, standard and suite, we had chosen the later given that we were a family of four ( with one kid almost 14 years). The room was good (actually well above our expectations), it was quite big with 2 separate rooms, one having a sofa cum bed and the other with a good queen size bed. Both the rooms had LCD TVs (not that we were going to watch them, but good to know that they are there). The beds were very comfortable (again not that we are going to sleep all the while but . . Both the rooms had their own balcony and the view from our suite was very good (was overlooking the pool). The pool itself is quite small but good enough for the kids. We had seen quite some foreigners having sunbath beside the pool and occasionally getting in to get wet. The pool was very well maintained and there were two guys always around monitoring and supplying dry clean towels. There was a swing beside the pool, but it was more a fancy one rather than any real value. The most pleasant surprise was the breakfast (which was included in our package) in the morning. It was quite elaborate with lot of choice including continental dishes. The dosas were made to order and very delicious. The staff at the restaurant were very helpful and were quick in any request of the guests. Coffee and tea at the hotel was very good . There was an in-house library too where one borrow books and a small play place for the small kids to spend some time. The hotel was advertised as being very close to the Calungate beach, while it is close enough, it is certainly not walk-able. One would need to take a taxi or the Goa famous bikes for rent and visit places in and around this place. The hotel is close to restaurants and a mall too. It is quite conveniently located to go around any place in Goa . The staff in general were quite helpful, but one sore point was that the front desk at the hotel was not well versed in tourist locations around and the directions to reach even the ones which were quite close . So in all it was a comfortable and convenient stay and would recommend to everyone especially those going along with families. As for the rooms I would suggest going for 'palm suites' and ask for the ones with the view to the pool .
Hotel was easy to access as it was near to station. The hospitality was good. The exterior and interior of hotel was good. It was not nearby beach. Food was good and hygiene. Room was spacious maintained and clean, basic amenities like geyser, fridge and AC was in good working condition. Room was clean and maintained. There was good view of palm tree gardens from room. Vehicles were arranged by hotel for sightseeing and shopping. Room service was good and quick. Hotel management was very helpful. The food was available both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, both quality and taste was good. Overall, the experience was good and satisfactory. There were indoor and outdoor activities like swimming pools, play area were present in hotel.
Hotels in Goa are either too messy or too quiet or secluded. My third visit to Goa and the first time I really liked a hotel here. The experience right from booking, inquiry, special requests all through to welcome, keeping promises, service, food, stay, convenience, check-in and check-out was in one word 'smooth' The first thing that touches you about the hotel is the service, I had called in advance for an early check-in due to some medical issues with my wife, they were polite enough to track the same as well as make sure that I was not under any misconception that I would have my way. Yet when we reached there, the lady recognized my voice and actually arranged the early check-in which surely was planned in advance. The room was spacious and well kept. The facilities inside were as much as required. Room service was quick and attending to orders and requests were all swift and neat This property doesn't dwell on the beach( Around 700mtrs away). However, the nice atmosphere created around this place makes up for it, besides the way to the beach is dotted with lots of places for shopping and numerous eateries which makes the short distance seem even shorter. What amused me is that this place provides walking access to numerous restaurants which are few of the best on Goa Coming to the facilities, the swimming pool is decent and well-maintained, I took a dip and felt quite good. Coming to the restaurant, it was quite good, a bit small for many people in mornings, but they handled the crowd well at all times. Breakfast was awesome with live counters for eggs and dosas. Some time must be reserved for breakfast here. There were some indoor games also, which I could not use. They had TVs all around, which made sure that I was keeping a tab at my match :). So overall, a brilliant stay it was with nice service all the time. It was surely a value for money experience as well. Would love to go back to Ocean palms!
The interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was good. The location of the hotel was good and nearby the city. The service and staff were very good and well responsive to our request. The room and restroom were cleaned regularly by housekeeping. The room was spacious and maintained with hot water facility and all amenities well placed. My room's view was non pool facing. Complimentary breakfast was provided was very good. The lunch and dinner was from taken outside. There were activities like outdoor game, gym and pool was organized for family enjoyment. It was a family holiday for relaxation.
The appearance of the hotel was very beautiful. The service was very good. The staff was very cooperative. The basic amenities were working well. I had no any view from the room. I had breakfast in the hotel. They provide veg and non veg food in the buffet system. The quality of the food was very delicious and tasty. A swimming pool, Table tennis was providing by the hotel. It was a trip with family. I did not find any difficulty in check-in and check-out procedure in the hotel. My suggestion is that they should manage a restaurant in the hotel. It was a recommendable hotel.
Ocean Palms Goa is ranked #12 among the 504 hotels in Calangute with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 15, 4-star in Calangute. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 90 photos and 424 text reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Front Office and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,900 to Rs 7,100 per night. The hotel offer 56 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (42%) and Couple (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 51% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Ocean Palms Goa is located at Calangute . Kerkar Art Complex (1 Km), Church of St. Alex (2 Kms), Calangute Beach (3 Kms), Baga Beach (3 Kms) and Baga Retreat House (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Conference Hall and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.