Vivanta by Taj, Panjim is a hotel where business meets pleasure in a perfectly balanced way. Nestled right in the heart of the city, its easily accessible and because of its central location, commuting to other places in Goa also becomes easy.
Mr Polkadot, recently during his Goa visit, spent a couple of days in this hotel, as Cruise and Casinos are just close by and Mr Polkadot wanted to indulge in some gaming too. Rather than traveling up and down from South Goa, Mr Polkadot preferred staying near by and also wanted to make the most of it in one single trip. Staying in different hotels is another way of exploring the city better.
He chose to stay in the Deluxe Delight category, a room with day bed by the window, for that comfortable yet leisurely work, a king sized bed for a peaceful good nights sleep and all modern amenities. The bathroom though wasn’t too big, but had all that Mr Polkadot needed, a classy bath tub, separate shower area and of course the special Egyptian cotton bath lines and Abraham and Thakore Bathrobe (BTW Mr Polkadot spent a lot of leisure time in that bathrobe, now don’t get the naughty thoughts 😉 )
The hotel offers an excellent buffet breakfast at their 24 hour dining restaurant Latitude. I mean the spread was huge and they literally cater to the needs of everyone. From regional cuisines to English and American breakfast there was everything. They in fact had a special menu for kids, which as per Mr Polkadot is a great thing in case you planning to visit with family. Another thing that Mr Polkadot loved was the live counter which served something new everyday. Mr Polkadot was lucky enough to indulge in some piping hot Bread Pakodas served with Tapri Ki Chai.
The hotel also has a specialty restaurant serving Asian Cuisine, Tamari, and it does serve some great food. Mr Polkadot enjoyed a hearty lunch at the restaurant on one of the afternoons.
Overall Mr Polkadot enjoyed his stay at the hotel and definitely recommends it highly. When in Goa and you looking at staying in and around Panjim, this is the best option. A business hotel which offers enough leisure and of course the #tajness, the hospitality of Taj Hotels which is always outstanding. You can indulge in the Jiva Spa for some relaxation and after a tiring day, retire to your room for a bubble bath followed by a sound sleep. I am sure you will love the experience as much as Mr Polkadot did.