Varanda do Mar

near Goa Science Centre Miramar, Panjim 403002 India
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With a stellar location overlooking the Miramar beach, upscale Varanda Do Mar provides guests with impeccable service. The rooms have all the lavish touches that one can expect from a deluxe property with lavish bathrooms, flat screen TVs and balconies that offer sweeping views of the area. The glamour also extends to the rooftop lounge and conference hall which offer panoramic views of the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Plunge pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
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Kids pool
Highchairs available
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Richa D wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India284 contributions44 helpful votes
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Having been frequent visitors to Goa, we usually stay around Candolim. However we chose to stay at the Varanda Do Mar, a boutique hotel in the heart of Miramar area this time. A very comfortable and delightful stay I must say.
Large rooms with attached balconies, king size comfortable beds, excellent sleep quality, warm smiling hospitable staff, attentive service, delicious breakfast (primarily Indian spread.. with egg station, cereals, fresh fruits, toasts, tea, coffee, milk etc.), and above all..awesome location.
VDM is only 4 mins walk from the beach.. practically just need to cross the road. Pls note that this stretch of beach does not have any shacks or sunbeds. It's not the usual touristy beach... but much cleaner, quieter, wider with gentler waves. Perfect for morning and evening walks and gorgeous sunsets. Abs looved it.
Would like to especially mention Mr Abel Morais, the F & B manager, Vivek in housekeeping and all the other staff for making our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Fernandes, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Dear Ms. Richa, Thank you for the lovely review. It is always a great reward to hear such kind words from our guests. It is our number one priority to ensure that every guest leaves our hotel with a smile on their face and the urge to come back. I am very happy that we could meet, and hopefully exceed, all of your expectations. We look forward to welcome you back soon at the Varanda Do Mar. Sincerely, Mark Fernandes General Manager
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Aparna Bhosle wrote a review Jan 2020
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Varanda Do Mar is a great place for families, who love proximity to beaches and eat-outs. Miramar beach is 2 mins away from Varanda Do Mar n if you are the kind of person who likes walks at the beach, views of fishermen catching produce or if you like listening just to the waves in the wee hours of the day, then this just the place to be. Varanda Do Mar is peaceful & quiet, inspite of it’s proximity to the thorough fair roads. The staff (Vishal at the front desk, Mithoon, Sahil, Prakash n all chefs from the Kitchen & the entire house keeping staff) are a added bonus. I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and North Indian food available at the Spice Coast restaurant, at Varanda.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from shanesapeco, Front Office Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Mr. Aparna Bhosle Greeting from Varanda do Mar On behalf of the entire staff here at Varanda do Mar I would like to thank you for taking time to write such wonderful review about our beautiful hotel. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again during your next visit to Goa. We sincerely hope you return in the near future. Assure you of our best attention and personalized services at all times. Thank you
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Saket wrote a review Aug 2021
Mumbai, India39 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Veranda do Mar for 2 nights around Christmas 2020.

Rooms: Got a room on the 5th floor and could see all the way to Miramar beach

Location: About 5 mins walking from Miramar beach entrance. However, not much to do at the beach. It is a wet-sand, family beach. No shacks, couldn't spot many tourists either. The hotel is only a 5min drive from major casinos and 15mins from St Francis of Asisi chapel, Basilica Of Bom Jesus

Staff: The BEST. They helped us rent a car on 26th Dec. Mr Able, the restaurant manager literally drew our entire itinerary for Panjim - marking the sights, helping us navigate. Vishal at the front desk was very understanding when we requested to change our bookings. The cleaning staff never threw tantrums, was thorough and left extra water bottles without asking.

Room service was fairly cheap, food was okay.

Absolutely recommended for those planning a trip to Panjim.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sanjay Rivoncar, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking out your time to rate us. We are glad to see that you have rated your recent visit to the hotel with 5 stars. Your compliments about our ambiance, food and staff delight me. It gives me great pleasure to share your compliments with the team as your valued feedback is a true reward for our team. Able and Vishal staff indeed make a dream team and they thank you for your appreciative note. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon at Varanda Do Mar. Sincerely, Sanjay Rivoncar General Manager
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sayoni sen wrote a review Mar 2021
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We stayed here for 7 days and the hospitality of the staff was commendable. I had to give an online exam during my stay and the hotel staff were very cooperative and helpful in giving printouts of certain documents which were required.
The food in their restaurant is of excellent quality and the service provided by Shekhar , Rajib and team were very efficient.
The cleanliness of this hotel deserves a special mention and the room servicing staff does an excellent job in maintaining it.
This hotel even has an aesthetic interior with great balcony views especially from 7th floor rooms.
I had a very comfortable stay at Varanda Do Mar. The overall environment and the all smiling faces of the hotel staff makes you not wanting to leave this place. The hotel staff goes above and beyond for fulfilling any requirements needed by the guests. I would highly recommend this place for anyone visiting goa as its also located very close to Miramar beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sanjay Rivoncar, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 4 Mar 2021
Dear Mr.Sen , Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments and for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice. It is heartening to note your appreciative comments about our hospitality and meticulous attention to detail. We are committed to consistently providing warm and efficient services to all our guests and compliments such as yours are most encouraging and will always be our greatest reward. Thank you once again for your patronage. It was a pleasure for us to be at your service and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Sincerely, Sanjay rivoncar General Manager
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Nabamita Pal wrote a review May 2021
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Planning a trip to Goa??
Then VARANDA DO MAR should be a part of your itinerary. Amidst this pandemic, this is one place that is well sanitized and maintains its hygiene level for its guests to have a stress-free stay.
Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and essential amenities. It also has a balcony with a serene view. The food served here is simply finger-licking good. I enjoyed every single meal I had there. But everyone has their preferences, especially when it comes to food. So, in that case, they will customize the food to suit your taste buds.
But the best part about this place is the people of VARANDA DO MAR. They are courteous, helpful, and respectfully friendly. They are the true essence of this place.
It's their hospitality and humble nature that our stay at VARANDA DO MAR was pleasant and tranquilizing.
Thank you, Mr. Mithun Das, Mr. Amit Haldar, Mr. Shekhar Pun, Mr. Dilip Patra, Mr. Sharaban, Mr. Pratham Mathkar, Mr. Akshat, and Mr. Rahul.
Thank you for all your help and a hassle-free stay.

And one more thing, there is a virgin beach right across the road, and Panjim market is 5 minutes away from this place.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sanjay Rivoncar, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 19 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out your time to rate us. We are glad to see that you have rated your recent visit to the hotel with 5 stars. Your compliments about our ambiance, food and staff delight me. It gives me great pleasure to share your compliments with the team as your valued feedback is a true reward for our team. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon to Varanda Do Mar. Sincerely, Sanjay Rivoncar General Manager
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Vijay wrote a review Jan 2021
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff : All the staff in the hotel starting from Mr. Lance were very focused on providing the best experience to us.

Roshni was very responsive during the booking process and giving prompt follow up , providing the best room to us and often enquiring about our stay.

The ever smiling Able ensured we got the best of services for our vegetarian food requirements. He went out of his way to suggest the best places to see in Goa and how to go about it. A very friendly person to lead F&B.

Mithun Das guided us about the right choice of food, ensured it was served well in time , hot and made us feel at home in the restaurant .

The Susai, the house keeping person, did a thorough job.

All other staff in the restaurant , Front desk and gate keep enquiring were polite and kept enquiring if we are having a good time !

Hotel facilities: Overall it is a very well kept place with simple and nicely decorated ambience.

The room was spacious with an amazing view, the bath rooms are big enough and always kept clean.

Location : The location close to the Miramar beach and in a clean and green environment make the stay more enjoyable.

Food : Tasty without much oil, more than sufficient quantity and some dishes were delicious , like daal Tadka , coconut chutney , Poha etc.

Opportunities for Improvement :

Speed of the internet to be improved- especially with work from remote is a must for all clients

Some TV channels can be included

English news channels like India Today , BBC etc

Few english movie channels
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: 703,704,705 are see facing with 270 degree views
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Response from Mark Fernandes, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 3 Feb 2021
Dear Vijay, Greetings from Varanda Do Mar! It is heartening to read that our guests value the attentiveness of our staff and their efforts to provide excellent service. We are most concerned with the satisfaction of all of our guests and your feedback is of great value to us. Your compliments on our location of the hote,rooms and staff are much appreciated and I sincerely thank you for the same. It was certainly a pleasure for us to be at your service and we look forward to welcoming you again soon to Varanda Do Mar. Sincerely, Mark Fernandes General Manager
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Imran Kazi wrote a review Nov 2021
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This is the best hotel to stay in Panjim located in about 45 minutes distance from north goa, 1 hour from start of south goa colva beach and 2 hours from south Goa like cola (one of the most beautiful place of Goa), palolem beach. Services of this hotel is excellet. Must try for its food. Tandoor items are delicious. Hotel staff are well behaved and polite. Jacuzzi Swimming pool is good for kids. For adults they arrange another swimming pool in their group hotel Crescent which is just 2 minutes away from their hotel. Their staff Arnit, Prakash, Dilip, Arjun and Shaban takes very good care of the guests. Manager Mr. Lance, is very nice person and he constantly ensures that guests are served nicely. Hotel is very clean and neat and AC’s are in good condition. Bedsheet, linen, pillow all are of good quality and gives high class hotel bed feeling. Overall experiece was superb. You will feel like spending more time inside hotel instead of roaming outside.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Santosh P, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Dear Valued guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review on your experience with us. We are delighted to know that you had a fantastic stay with us. Your words of appreciation for our team members will inspire them to deliver such memorable experiences for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Sandesh wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed at this hotel for over a week and were delighted with their excellent service of the staff . The location of the hotel is just few meters from Miramar beach which adds great value to the stay. I want to thank kitchen staff Mr. Arjun.

In addition to that, I wanna thank other staff members such as Vijay, Rakesh, Gurudas and Sioma
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sanjay Rivoncar, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Dear Sandesh, Thank you for taking out your time to rate us. We are glad to see that you have rated your recent visit to the hotel with 4 stars. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. My team joins me in conveying a big thank you to you. We shall work harder next time to convert your good experiences to best and earn that desired 5th star. Sincerely, Sanjay Rivoncar General Manager
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Arin C wrote a review Feb 2020
Pune, India1 contribution
It was a great hotel to stay on Goa if you are a tourist as this hotel has a great location as it is at the center of Goa. Rooms are really good, specially the Sea View rooms. It’s specious and clean. Hotel staffs are really polite and helpful. Restaurant managers are doing a great job by taking care of every guests with a smile at the hotel’s restaurant. Overall it was an awesome experience at Goa. We enjoyed our first visit, will see you soon again GOA.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from shanesapeco, Front Office Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Ms. Arin C Greeting from Varanda do Mar On behalf of the entire staff here at Varanda do Mar I would like to thank you for taking time to write such wonderful review about our beautiful hotel. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again during your next visit to Goa. We sincerely hope you return in the near future. Assure you of our best attention and personalized services at all times. Thank you
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Akkera srinivas wrote a review Mar 2021
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The location of the hotel is very good and rooms are very spacious and clean it is the mid point centre of goa state near by Miramar beach just 3km far way from the Casino. All the staff are really helpfull such an excellent team super haspitable staff wow decent restaurent thank you Shekhar pun, pratham, amit, sharban who served me green tea in the morning and served me hot breakfast in the restaurent... Highly recommended this hotel
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sanjay Rivoncar, General Manager at Varanda do Mar
Responded 31 Mar 2021
Dear Ms. Akkera, Greetings from Varanda Do Mar! It is heartening to read that our guests value the attentiveness of our staff and their efforts to provide excellent service. We are most concerned with the satisfaction of all of our guests and your feedback is of great value to us. Your compliments on our food and staff are much appreciated and I sincerely thank you for the same. It was certainly a pleasure for us to be at your service and we look forward to welcoming you again soon to Varanda Do Mar. Sincerely, Sanjay Rivoncar General Manager
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Anil Kumar asked a question Aug 2020
Ludhiana, India1 contribution
How much distance from sea and is hotel has swimming pools
Answer from Venture55937220257
Mumbai, India
Had awesome time during breakfast and dinner.... Food was very tasty and hygiene Bar was fabulous and service hospitality especially Cpt Arjun Singh, Suraj and prakash
skamath7 asked a question Oct 2019
Koramangala, India2 contributions
Direct beach view is possible from hotel room windows?
Answer from msanyal2015
Bengaluru, India10 contributions2 helpful votes
You can see the sea far away but only partially through the tall trees.
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Answer from Shane Sapeco
Panjim, India9 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello Mr. Joyston For Food and Drinks Kindly Contact Restaurant Manager Mr. Mithun 8830391053 Thank you
sanjay D asked a question Apr 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India126 contributions55 helpful votes
Require 7 rooms. Please send your mail I’d
Answer from Shane Sapeco
Panjim, India9 contributions3 helpful votes
resv@varandadomar.in
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Gary R asked a question Jan 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom18 contributions11 helpful votes
How much roughly is a taxi from hotel to airport? Is 1500 INR a bit high?
Answer from Shane Sapeco
Panjim, India9 contributions3 helpful votes
Gary, There is another option, you can pickup prepaid taxi from airport, which may be lower priced,
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bhavesh r wrote a tip Jan 2024
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"Debolina airport is nearby so don't book MOPA airport."
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Sanjay G wrote a tip Jan 2024
Faridabad District, India1 contribution
"Enjoy the location proximity to the best "
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The Travelling Walrus wrote a tip Jan 2024
Antarctic Peninsula1 contribution
"Brilliant place to stay if you want to avoid crowds and still be connected to the party scenes as they are at basic travel distance."
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Safari46464447785 wrote a tip Jan 2024
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"Nice place to stay with family. Great location. "
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Freddy Saldanha wrote a tip Nov 2023
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"view is great"
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,979 - ₹6,466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictPanjim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varanda do Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Varanda do Mar?
Nearby attractions include Miramar Beach (0.5 km), Goa Science Centre (0.1 km), and Casino Carnival Goa (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Varanda do Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Varanda do Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Varanda do Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Varanda do Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Varanda do Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Perfect Cup, Waterfront Terrace & Bar, and Schandis Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Varanda do Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a plunge pool during their stay.
Does Varanda do Mar have airport transportation?
Yes, Varanda do Mar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Varanda do Mar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Varanda do Mar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Varanda do Mar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (3.8 km), Fort Aguada (4.2 km), and Mahalaxmi Temple (2.8 km).