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Ocean Palms Goa
Ranked #6 of 114 Hotels in Calangute
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kent
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“very good for goa”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

we arrived back on the 4 march after a 2 week holiday. it was my first time in goa and i can say i got what i paid for the hotel itself was very good a good size room with a superking size bed not much room to hang cloths up but included a free safe. the hotel staff were very friendly and the hotel was quite central to all going on outside. if you are thinking of booking this hotel i would say it is good value for money so go for it. im not sure about goa its self but i knew it would not be white sands and butler service so all in all a cheap winter break with perfect weather and nice people

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

The resort is perfectly placed.. its clean.. quiet.. relaxing..peaceful.. has an amazing breakfast .. which is light n healthy.. the service is 24x7 .. and everyone is really welcoming and helpful.

Its not that expensive. and totally worth it.
and suitable for family /buisness /romantic and friendly trips...

im surely coming back!!!

cheers!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calcutta
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

My wife and I traveled for a break from the hectic schedule of daily life - 4 days and 3 nights -Overall experience was pretty good. More details below:

LOCATION
- About 10 minute walk to the nearest beach. It wasn't the "main" Calangute beach, but more like the southern fringes of the beach. In any case, if you're looking for a quick beach outing and lounging around in a shack, that's a lazy 10 minute walk away
- 20 minutes of walking will land you in Calangute beach. That's where you find a much larger crowd and the bustling Calangute area suddenly emerges. You can walk along the beach or go along the main road to do some window shopping or grab a nice cold yoghurt along the way
- 40 minutes of walking along the beach will land you in the relatively quiet Baga beach area.
- The hotel is in an inside lane, leading to the main road. Helps provide a quiet setting, if that's what you're looking for.

CHECK-IN
Quite efficient. Reception folks were warm and welcoming. The lobby was well-airconditioned, which added to the welcome feel of the place.

ROOM
We stayed in one of the suites, with breakfast included in the package. It was definitely a good choice in comparison to a standard room.
- Two televisions allowed for "peaceful" coexistence where I could watch my daily dose of sports and news while the wife dug into all the daily soaps!
- Bathroom was functional - nothing amazing. If you're looking for a bathtub, you won't find it here. Shower was amazing though - good water pressure and constant supply of hot water, if you prefer your showers that way
- Bed was comfortable for a good night's sleep
- Living room - sofa was nothing memorable - very basic without adequate cushioning. The wooden framework ensured that you couldn't really laze around by lying on the couch.
- Balconies - A big plus of the suite was the two balconies it provided you with - one from the living room and one from the bedroom. Balconies had 2 chairs, but surprisingly no table - so if you're sitting there looking to enjoy the cool winter breeze over a beverage of choice, with your companion, it's not ideal.

FOOD
- Food was good but not amazing. Thankfully, the price points were very manageable, so if you're looking to just laze around instead of going out, it won't pinch your pockets to have a meal or two in the hotel.

AMENITIES
- Small swimming pool area but a clean one. Small enclosed area for kids to have a safe swimming experience.
- Small recreational area providing table tennis, foosball, and table hockey
- Spa: small but functional
- Gym - A couple of cardio machines and some weights, in case you really want to work off those pounds during your trip

BIGGEST PLUS POINT
- definitely the staff - very courteous and eager to please. This was quite evident in their f&b section - we had some issues with our gravy in one of the meals. The chef, who was walking around the restaurant, promptly instructed the staff to provide us with some chicken curry gravy , complimentary.

BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT AREA
- We found housekeeping to be a little sloppy in it's work. A few examples to highlight this
a) On the first day, we accidentally dropped one of the glasses in the bathroom. After carefully picking up the pieces from the floor, we kept the broken glass on the counter, expecting housekeeping to take care of it. Surprisingly enough, we went through our entire stay with that broken glass just lying there. It would be a nightmare for anybody traveling with little kids. I am sure a simple phone call to housekeeping would have taken care of it, but it's not something you expect them to overlook consistently.
b) We felt that housekeeping was done in a hurried manner at times -- side-tables a little crooked, newspapers not neatly folded away and put on the table -- small things like this which can add up to the more discerning traveler, stood out as signs of inefficiency and attention

Overall good trip - I would recommend people to this hotel. Hotels can get very expensive in Goa. Ocean Palms provides a good value for money with some excellent service to make your trip a memorable one.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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OceanPalmsGoa, General Manager at Ocean Palms Goa, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear Sir,

Namaste.

Team Ocean Palms thanks you for your comments. We are delighted you are mostly happy with your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back.

We appreciate your highlighting a shortcoming in our services and assure you that we have taken corrective measures so that it does not repeat again.

Warm Regards,

Anil Singh Rathore
General Manager.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

This hotel is great. A lovely chilled out pool area too. The rooms are great with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, plenty of space, a roomy bathroom and power shower and a plasma TV. The rooms were cleaned daily and if you were still in bed when they were due to clean it they would return later on your request. The TV was showing current football matches practically 24-7. This came in handy when we overslept in the very comfy superking bed and almost missed a live Liverpool match we were due to go out and watch at 2am. My boyfriend caught the last 25 mins on the TV in our room. This fantastic bed was firm but not too hard and had plenty of room either side of us. The air conditioning was great, easy to use and not too loud for my normally `prone to any sound` ears. The staff were very friendly although slower service than we're used to. This wasn't an issue as such, but maybe slightly irksome when we ordered the 24/7 room service in the middle of the night. But with limited staff on at night what can you expect really. We never really ate at the hotel as there were too many other exceptional places to eat. Situated at the end of Calangute towards Candolim it's in a great central area. We took a gamble on this hotel as it's new and only had 2 reviews on TripAdvisor but it paid off. Great value for a very comfortable modern hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

When I went it was very out of order. The attitude of the staff was appauling. They told me I could bring friends back for drinks whenever I wanted. But when me and my best mates wife came back for a drink they said 'you cannot bring prostitutes back' I asked to speak to the manager and they refused! It was her 50th birthday thats why we were out there. I was so outraged. I will never use this hotel again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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OceanPalmsGoa, General Manager at Ocean Palms Goa, responded to this review, 17 February 2012
Dear Sir,

With all due respect, we deny your statement made as no associate employed in this Resort would speak to a guest in that manner. As a Policy for our Guests Security and Safety, we do not permit outsiders into the Resort Guest room areas. Our guests are free to entertain in our Restaurants and Bars, and this is presisely what was requested of you by our Asst. Front Office Manager.

We regret that you were offended by our request, but in the interest of our esteemed guests, and Laws laid down by the Tourism Department of Goa, we cannot change our policy.

Thank you,

Yours Sincerely,

Anil Singh Rathore
General Manager.
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Goa

Property: Ocean Palms Goa
Address: Opposite Holiday Street | Gauravaddo, Calangute 403515, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Calangute
#2 Spa Hotel in Calangute
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
#7 Family Hotel in Calangute
#7 Romantic Hotel in Calangute
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,468 - ₹ 10,659
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Palms Goa 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With global warming being a key concern, significant investments are being made in green technologies to reduce carbon foot prints across the world. Ocean Palms Goa too is a part of the drive. A 4-star eco-friendly resort, it is located in Calangute. Ocean Palms offers an affordable quality to business and leisure travellers alike. Blending the intimacy of home with modern amenities, the facilities at this child friendly resort include well appointed air-conditioned rooms, conferencing facilities, a swimming pool, a lounge bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, spa, and fitness services. The resort is located in a quite area of the main road. So you can enjoy a peaceful stay; at the same time it is hop-skip-and-jump away from popular tourists spots. Ocean Palms gives guest the best of both worlds. ... more   less 
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