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Review of Farmagudi Residency

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Farmagudi Residency
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Ponda
Marathi manoos
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107 reviews
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“Basic resort”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

If you want a place just to sleep and enjoy Goa otherwise, any of the Goa tourism hotels provide you good options. of their many resorts Farmagudi Residency is one located in Interior Goa, about 3 kms from Ponda.

On a hill slope the resort is specious property with cottages with two rooms each spread across the slope. Little odd in design, still they provide spacious rooms to accommodate 2 or 4 inmates.

Cleanliness is alright but maintenance is questionable. Do not be surprised to find some latches not working or some lights not working. Linen and room otherwise is reasonably clean.

Resort has a restaurant but you will not get anything before 8 am. Rather, in most of the Goa standard opening time for restaurants is 8 am with very few exceptions. Restaurant is acceptably good and most of the choice on menu is Punjabi rather that Goan. Service within restaurant is slow and room service is still slower. It takes almost 30 minutes for one to get a cup of tea.

Staff, however, is courteous and very helpful. They usually do not say no to anything but take their own sweet time to do the things.

The resort is quite centrally located if you wish to visit Goa of Temples. Most of the famous temples are withing 6 kms radius. Panaji is 28 kms and Margaon is 20 Kms from the place. Hence nearest beach is almost 24 kms at Kolva.

Except for end of December and some short time period just after Diwali festival, one should not find the resort full throughout the year.

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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2011

been here just last week ie feb 15-20.. stayed in A/c cottages..
the location is very gud..d rooms r average but gud..this hotel lacks parking space n a gud restaurant..d small canteen is gud though..the lawns n surrounding area is quite nice..Mr.gawas is co operative n frndly..
the service of d restaurnat is poor..overall cheap n nice hotel to stay..

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

We stayed for one night in a non A/C Room. The first room we were assigned to was inacceptable. When we entered there was a disgusting smell of clamminess and mold, after entering the bathroom we knew why – the ceiling was almost completely black of mold. In the bedroom the window was broken and in the room we found ants, cockroaches and a gecko. After complaints we got a new room which was OK on the first view, but still not really clean. We had dinner in the attached restaurant which was good with a nice service around. Finally we had a short night with a lot of traffic noise and left early.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

We visited Goa in themonth of November 2008. We travelled from Bombay via car. Farmagudi Residency is a hotel run by Goa tourism corporation( government body)
It is placed on a small hillock and has great location. We had booked an executive suite (Hall+ /A/c bedroom). THe rates were very reasonable (35 USD). The hotel has got ample space and has good greenary. It also has a restaurant which is marginally expensive. THe service is not very prompt and restaurant doe not accept cards.( only cash). Overall it is an OK to good hotel

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai, India
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

As most Government hotels go - they have the best locations to stay at. Unfortunately, they're also not very good with the upkeep and with service. Booking GTDC hotels is much easier than it is in other states, unfortunately the focus seems to have been on the beachfront properties and not the hill ones.

GTDC Farmagudi is located close to the temples and wildlife sanctuary at Bondla and makes for a good place to base yourself if you're tired of the beach route. A friend was getting married nearby so we were put up there. Several of the rooms had moss and smelled odd. Someone complained that there was no faucet in their room. We took a peep at the dormitories which were badly in need of upkeep. The restaurant is decent - edible indo chinese and good seafood and eats. Not too much variety in food and drink, the Ruchiras at the other GTDC properties are far superior.
The only advantages are they organize tours and transport and are active throughout the year i.e. not only in tourist season.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Farmagudi Residency

Property: Farmagudi Residency
Address: Opposite Pharmacy College, Ponda 403401, India
Region: India > Goa > Ponda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Ponda
Price range (per night): ₹ 982 - ₹ 1,309
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmagudi Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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