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“A good base to explore Heritage Goa”
Review of Old Goa Residency

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Old Goa Residency
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ponda
Reviewed 10 November 2010

Located at Old Goa this Hotel is a good stay option if you are interested in the historical and religious places of Goa. It is in the interiors of Goa and away from the more crowded beach resorts. The hotel is operated by the state run Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). The room tariff is reasonable and available on the website of GTDC.

We checked into an ordinary room without ac and it was quite clean and comfortable. Since it was the rainy season it was humid but not hot. There was a nice balcony to sit out and have our morning cuppa tea. The surroundings were green and peaceful.

We had dinner at the in house restaurant which offered local Goan cuisine. It was run by a private contractor and the prices were a bit high for a restaurant of average standards. The service at the hotel was average.

For breakfast next morning we walked down to a small cafe in the market nearby and had idli dosa and sweet pao with coffee. There are numerous stalls which sell wada pao also.

However this hotel is a good base to explore the magnificent churches of Old Goa. The Hindu temples at Ponda are also nearby, but would require a half day tour by car or taxi. Another fascinating excursion is to take a ferry and explore the Divar and Chorao islands, just across the Mandovi River. The St. Catherine ferry point is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

If one wants to take a break from the beach circuit and explore the heritage sites of Goa at reasonable rates, then this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2010

30-Aug-2010 to 2-Sep-2010

Old Goa residency was nice place to stay. This hotel is an typical old heritage stay with basic amenities full filled. The resurat is very good and everyone there were very cooperative and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2010

if you looking for a low budget hotel which gives decent amenities this is the best but dont expect a lot.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with friends
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3  Thank debonita
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

well its a so so hotel if u r down on cash. not a good location but considering d price d food is above expectations

Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

We were hopeful of a better stay since we read great things about the place on its website, and that it was a heritage building. None of it was true. The rooms were too tiny, damp and falling apart in places. There is moss on the walls and cobwebs in every corner. The rooms and the passages/corridors were not clean and the toilets are grim. The reception area is under renovation. Worse, the staff is disinclined to work and extremely indifferent to any request you make. Their restaurant is managed by a third part vendor, and not great too. All in all, it is disappointing.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Goa Residency

Address: Old Goa, | Near Police Station, Ponda 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Ponda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ponda
Price Range: ₹ 1,161 - ₹ 1,741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Old Goa Residency 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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