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Alila Diwa Goa : Enjoying the salty sea breeze and the lush paddy fields are like two sides of the coin. Not everyone gets to enjoy both of these scenic attires while basking on the beach. Alila Diwa at Goa had the pleasure of inviting you to both these enticing experiences along with sophisticated décor, ‘feel at home’ ambience and fantastic amenities for a fun- filled satisfying check- out.
Hey folks, this is Debanjan Basu signing back in for yet another blog from me. Thank you for reading my blogs and giving me the inspiration to keep writing. Today I am here to share something about Goa.
Goa is the best place in the world as it is well known for its susegad pace of life, exotic fish curries, pristine beaches, legendary festivals, phenomenal architecture, dazzling parties, razzmatazz nightlife, nature and tourist friendly surroundings and versatile activities. Which ardent traveller wouldn’t wish to check this place?
Well, I was no different! I decided to check out some good hotels in Goa. The myriad of choices was, however, confounding for me. I finally came up with three choices. I would like to share some of the noteworthy features of all three hotels in Goa before I tell you my final choice!
The first one was Granpa’s Inn. It is a family run hotel and is known for its cordial ambience and home-like settings. It offers the following exclusive features:
- The accommodation at the inn includes standard rooms, ancestral suites and poolside suites.
- The inn offers basic facilities like room service, front desk, travel desk, internet access, doctor-on-call and round the clock security.
The second hotel was Mapusa Residency which has great outdoors to make the lodgers enjoy the ambience of this holiday town. It offers the following features:
- The accommodation options include Double Room, AC Room, AC Deluxe and Suite Rooms.
- The residency offers facilities like a banquet hall, internet access, laundry, travel desk and sightseeing services.
The last hotel was Calangute Residency which shares a prime location near Calangute Beach and also shares easy access to the neighboring locales. It offers the following exclusive features:
- It offers 30 well designed rooms characterized as Deluxe Room and AC Room. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, AC, room service, electric kettle and private bathrooms.
- The residency offers facilities like a restaurant for the epicureans, swimming pool, travel desk, round-the-clock front desk, car hire, etc. for individuals & families.
Needless to say that the features & facilities offered by Calangute Residency were fulfilling my requirements and I made my final decision to stay in this hotel.
The Crown Hotel Goa | Image Resource : asmwcoe.org
The Crown Hotel Goa : Goa is a go to place when I think of a vacation destination and finding a good hotel is really difficult. When a friend suggested the The Crown Hotel in Goa, I was skeptical, but on reaching there I was excited that it was so close to the Panjim beach. The services included a free breakfast and also tour guide.
One of the most important tasks to be dealt with while planning a trip to any location is booking an appropriate accommodation in the city. I like to plan my trips in advance to avoid the last minute haste and chaos of rushing from one hotel to other to find a decent accommodation. You can easily book popular hotels in Goa online from the comfort of your home or office.
I searched for all the available alternatives for accommodation in Goa and finally selected a beautiful resort i.e. the O Hotel Goa for my stay in the city. The check – in timings for the resort is 2 pm and you need to check out the next day 12:00 pm. The resort comprises of 75 rooms to cater to the accommodation needs of tourists from all parts of India as well as abroad. The hotel is renowned for its culture of hospitality.
The extremely courteous staff and modern facilities offered by the hotel attract tourists from all parts of India. There is also a luxurious spa in the hotel premises. The in – house restaurant and beach in the hotel compound offers an exotic ambience to guests. The traditional local Goan cuisine served at the hotel restaurant is lip – smacking.
The beautiful and elegant rooms are tastefully designed to offer a very lavish and comfortable experience to the guests. The resort also organizes various recreational activities for clients such as sight – seeing, camping etc. Located on the Candolim beach in North Goa the O Hotel is also preferred by nature lovers owing to its serene location. The major tourist attractions such as casino Royale, Naman, Reis Magos Fort and Splashdown Waterpark lie in close proximity to the hotel.
All the modern amenities such as gym, free wi – fi, laundry service, air conditioned and spacious rooms, room service, banquet facilities and meeting facilities etc. are also offered by this eminent hotel in Goa. Hence the O Hotel is a preferred choice for both business as well as leisure travellers. Water sports such as snorkelling, skiing, boat bonanza etc. are also organized by the hotel.
We were pretty excited about our visit to New Delhi and were looking forward to the whole experience. After our flight, security checks and luggage collection procedures were done, we headed towards the exit. While we walked towards the exit gateways, we admired the heavily lit and detailed beauty of the airport.
This airport has been renovated just about two years back and through its well structured designing and passenger friendly environment has been adjusted as the fourth most favored international airport destination by the tourists and official bodies through extensive surveying on a worldwide scale.
On the exit, we were received by the cab service we had hired to take us to our resort Ashok Country Resort. This resort located on Rajkori Road, Kapashera is one of the most upcoming resorts in New Delhi. Located at a very close distance of 4 km from the airport, this resort is packed with highly sophisticated and top of the line facilities for its guests. After our check-in, we were escorted to our rooms where we rested for an hour before ordering snacks from the highly detailed menu. The food was just awesome, and we devoured even the last bites of it with high regard.
After the snack time, I decided to explore more of the resort. The resort is established on luscious green fields and has all the facilities that a guest may desire. Right from spa, restaurants to banquet halls, you name it; is present in this resort. The rooms are very well designed leaving plenty of space for the natural light to illuminate the whole area.
The banquet halls are spacious and have the capacity of handling even the most top end conferences and other functions. The staff is very well trained and is extremely courteous and outreaching to the guests’ requirements. The resort also allows pre-booking, and some exquisite offers are available in case of the same.
The resort experience was in itself an extremely good omen for the upcoming trip and as we retired into our rooms after dinner, I was hopeful more would keep coming.
Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi : On my last business trip to Delhi, I decided to reside at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Being close to the airport and Gurgaon, this hotel was perfectly convenient for me. My stay was more than luxurious. I had quite the vacation I was looking forward to thanks to the high quality services at this hotel. The exquisite Asian and continental cuisines will surely satisfy anyone.
After landing at the Satwari airport, we were left speechless by the unique beauty of the state. It can’t be described through words and is definitely a must visit place if you want to see heaven on earth. Since it was summer, we didn’t face any problem due to fog or any such thing. We were really excited and wanted to start our exploration but then we realized that our bodies were too tired to do so.
We had booked our stay beforehand at one of the best hotels available in the state and they had arranged for a car to pick us up outside the airport. The ride to the hotel was a great one. The roads were a bit bumpy but the beauty of the surroundings had made us go crazy. Finally, after travelling for a while, we were standing in front of the Hotel Colonel’s Retreat Kashmir. It is said to be one of the best in the business and extremely popular among travellers from different parts of the country. They greeted us with a warm welcome and took us directly to our room. It was designed in a manner to give you an idea about the age old tradition of the state.
I must say that the rooms were extremely unique in terms of design. It was tailor made for leisure travellers. We were very tired and so decided to get a good sleep and get out of the jet lag. We freshened up and didn’t realize when all of us fell asleep. I woke up after Subho, one of my children, woke me up. It was already getting dark and the beauty of the place in the lights was awesome. We were also feeling a bit hungry, so all of us got ready for a stroll in the premises of the hotel. We could feel the freshness in the air and were very impressed with the cleanliness of the roads and pavements. The local people were very interactive and helped us in gathering solid information about must visit places. We returned back early to the Hotel Colonel’s Retreat Kashmir since we didn’t want to be late for the trip planned for the next day.
After landing at the Hyderabad International airport after nearly a three hour flight we went straight to our hotel. Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad was booked by me for the purpose of stay. Taj hotels as it is quite evident are the most trusted name in the hospitality sector for many years. I always prefer to stay at luxurious hotels whenever I am travelling with my family and so Taj Falaknuma was the best choice for this purpose because of the luxury and comfort they provide is unmatched anywhere else.
The location of the hotel is very nice with easy accessibility to various tourists’ places of the city. The hotel’s distance from airport was almost 20 kilometres. When we reached the hotel, the staff welcomed us courteously and gave us some refreshment drinks. They completed our check in formalities very soon and escorted us to our rooms. The rooms were quite luxurious just like the hotel.
The facilities offered by Taj Falaknuma are very luxurious. They have all kinds of modern amenities and facilities from room service to Internet and from business centre, gym, a swimming pool. 24 hour front desk, beauty salon, are all present to take care of all the requests of its guests. Our rooms were very big and they were equipped with state of art modern technology. We decided to take shower and get ready to have our lunch from one of the restaurants of the hotel.
Taj Falaknuma has an array if in house restaurants which serves entire range of local and international cuisines. The names of these restaurants are very amazing according to the royal culture of Hyderabad. Restaurants like ‘Adaa’, Celeste, Jade veranda;
The Royal terrace all offers a wide range of dishes from Indian to Multi continental for the satisfaction of taste buds of all its guests. The coffee shop is also there at the hotel for all the tea and coffee lovers.We went to the in house restaurant to have our lunch and decided to go out to visit the places of interest.
The first place that we decided to visit was the Spanish mosque of Hyderabad.
Leonia Holistic Destination Hyderabad : I visited this hotel with some business colleagues last year and couldn’t wait to take my family for a surprise anniversary celebration. My kids had the time of their lives exploring the 200 acre mind blowing destination with unfailing energy. The aqua theme park became the topic of the ‘How I Spent My Holiday’ essay at school. The Movie Theatre became my wife’s favorite event of the romantic night.
I came to know the true meaning of luxury by accommodating in Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur. This upscale hotel had everything to make a luxurious five star hotel. The combination of contemporary style and furnished comfort made a perfect mood for relaxation. The wooden flooring and amenities were charming.
Majestic interiors made me think twice before leaving the room. The ultimate relaxing instrument was the Jacuzzi in the bathroom. By staying in the room, I had the access to every possible thing. From LCD televisions to mini bar and internet facility Blu Hotel provided everything. Extraordinary food of Chinese and Indian restaurant was a taste of Blu to remember.
This marvellous hotel is mostly known for its interior decoration and design but for me it was the generosity of the hotel staff and crew. For every service no matter it is huge or petty it was, they provided with their expertise whole-heartedly. For reducing the daily life burden Blu Hotel also provides spa and a health club.
The spa treatment was heavenly. With affordable prices, it was the best way of leaving all the tension and strain behind. Outdoor swimming was also a way to calm minds from the pressure and rigidity. With an extensive area of more than 20000 square feet including places for social and corporate events and the additional benefit of car parking area, Radisson Blu creates an exceptional and unforgettable lifetime memories. The lavish and sumptuous hotel had everything in it.
Courteous and attentive crew backed by grand rooms made my stay notable. After my luxurious stay it was time for me to be little holy and historical. I thought to begin my journey from Deeksha Bhoomi, which is a scared monument of Buddhism and also regarded as the pilgrimage centre.
I booked Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur using my app for hotel booking. This hotel has its own distinctive appeal. I was most thrilled by the complimentary services by the hotel. The Wi-Fi zone in the whole hotel made me stay connected to my business. The all-time dining facility was tremendous, because passengers like me whose flight landed late in night could also have the entry to quality food anytime.