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Deepak Sharma

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  • Deepak Sharma
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"Goa River Marathon (2016) review!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2016
Goa River marathon was held on 11 December 2016, I travelled from Pune to Goa by Car.
Not sure if anyone else has written review on Goa River marathon before. If not, let me be the first :)
I will try to write my review more as a traveller than a marathoner.
I know most of the people travel from across the county to participate in Goa river marathon and try to google and search the reviews and options to stay in Goa.
I have been to Goa many times before but this time I travelled only to attend Goa River marathon. This was in my to do list from a long time and I am glad that I completed it:)
Goa River Marathon is considered (by running community) as one of the top 5 marathons of India and it truly lives up to its mark. Below are the few highlights:
1. GRM 2016 route: Starting from chicalim sports complex, South goa--Vasco road (sea adjacent)--Zuari river bridge returning back to starting point is such a scenic and beautiful experience which must be experienced atleast once.
2. Superb management: There were water/aid stations at every one km and so many enthusiasts to support and encourage runners at every 500 meters. This made marathon more like a lively event.
Also, support from Goa police, traffic police and other Govt staff was superb and they left no stone unturned to make this event successful.
3. T shirt quality is good: Adidas t shirt provided along with the BIB is really good.
4. Breakfast is hot and tasty: Buffet breakfast served after run is a real treat. Breakfast was served hot with tea/coffee and BEER! Yes chilled beer was served (afterall it's Goa)
Travel:
I started from Pune on 10th December at 5:30 am by car and took route Pune- Kolhapur- Belgium-Khanapur road- Chorla Ghat- Vasco. I managed to reach Goa at 3:30 pm. The drive was pleasant with little zig zag curves after khanapur road till Goa ( but better that the Anmol Ghat route which is more curves and sharp turns). We stopped by Kamat hotel before Kolhapur for the breakfast and did not have lunch as we had few food stored in the car. The breakfast was good and Kamat hotel is more hygienic than other restaurants in the highway( little expensive though)
Hotel stay:
We stayed at Hotel Z square, Vasco as it is located about 3 kms from chicalim sports complex
Room type- deluxe rooms, paid 4300 for 2 rooms/ 2 nights (AC rooms with breakfast)
Hotel was okay for a short stay, no amenities, no toiletries such as toothpaste, brush etc. Towels, soap is provided.
Car parking is not guaranteed as there is a theatre in the hotel building due to which parking is always full. Parking possible only after 12 midnight.
Breakfast was nothing great, don't expect a buffet breakfast. We were served 2 idlis and tea/coffee on first day and bread omelette the next day.
Safety: hotel is safe and secure as there are cameras installed.
Other good hotel options near GRM venue/ Avisha Residency, Vasco. La plaza garden, Vasco
Let me conclude by saying that GRM is a great experience for those who love travelling and have fitness goals in mind. Cheers!
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Abdul latif patel

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  • Abdul latif patel
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"Superb stay."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2016
Superb stay and relax at Goa with all facilities. All rooms are clean and neat. All points are near by this hotel. All members of this hotel are helpful and friendly and honesty. I enjoyed more and more in this hotel. So superb stay and nice stay. Thanks to all.
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Sachin Padhy

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  • Sachin Padhy
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"Trip to Goa"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2016
The trip is very good and very memorable one. The hotel stay is very nice. We have enjoyed a lot with the people and driver in all the beaches. At last the cruise riding is so nice including dj and disco. Fully air condition. Even the restaurant is also serving many more snacks.
We have enjoyed a lot, in beaches the boat driving and parachut driving is very nice experience.
We stayed at hotel shraddha, which is a very good hotel. Their service is very good, and the food they serve in their restaurant is very tasty, hotel is worth to stay.
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Priya pareek

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"Goa life full of party and beaches"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2016
If you want to see the happening side of life, then Goa is the place to go.
And whoever says money can't buy happiness, he hasn't been to Goa.
Cheap liquor no rules live life king size beaches shacks dinner party bar live singing pubs night life water sports para sailing forts sunset and what not.
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"Goa is awesome place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2016
Goa is awesome place to roam. Their has many places for roaming and their hotel is services very good. This app is good to booking hotels because it's showed correct rates or hotels condition. Through this app book hotel quickly and this app give a. Discount that's why this app is beat and Goa is best place for roaming
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