Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa
What We Love
- The rooftop infinity pool
- A "Sammardana" deep tissue massage at Jiva Spa
- City center location, within easy reach of Coco Beach
- Valet parking is free
What To Know
- Popular with business travelers
- WiFi is an additional cost of $12 plus tax per day
- There is a $10 daily surcharge for breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Bang in the center of Goa’s capital, Panaji, this grand Art Deco–style stay boasts breathtaking views of the Mandovi River and the glittering Arabian Sea beyond. The hotel’s 170 marble- and mahogany-clad rooms are spread out over seven floors. For more space and comfort, book a Deluxe Allure Suite (625 square feet), which has such extras as a separate living room, a walk-in wardrobe and free wine. Take your pick from two top-notch restaurants: Latitude serves Goan and other Indian specialities in a palm-fringed open-plan dining room, while the more formal, marble-lined Tamari offers Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine — and a prodigious wine list. Kick back with a Pink Passion (vodka, passion fruit and pomegranate) at the low-lit Tease, or sip a sundowner at the poolside bar overlooking Coco Beach. Round off your stay with an Indian beauty treatment at Jiva Spa.
In the Area
Goa’s cultural diversity and laid-back vibe make it an alluring destination for the seasoned traveler. The famous Goan full moon parties are a thing of the past, but you can still hang with the hippie crowd at Moon Star Restaurant on nearby North Anjuna Beach. Here, feast on paneer tikka cooked in a brick oven with onion and green peppers. For a different experience altogether, ask at reception about the champagne sunset cruise that sets sail from Coco Beach. Farther afield, yoga enthusiasts will appreciate the range of classes, herbal healings and rejuvenating rubdowns at Ashiyana Tropical Retreat.
How to Get There
Although I stayed just for one night at Vivanta, Panaji, the hotel staff left no stone unturned to make my stay terrific. They went out of their way, every single time, to help me out whenever I approached them. From arranging airport transfers (there was a taxi strike) to a very smooth and seamless check-in and check-out, everything was fantastic! The hotel staff also managed to send my wallet that I had forgotten, to the airport, in time, before my flight departed. I would like to name a few staff starting with Smriti, Neeluphur and the travel desk team for giving me a heads up about the taxi strike and offering to arrange an airport pickup/drop, Jason for being extremely efficient and very helpful, Nikhil and Nikita for helping out with the check-in and check-out, and the middle-aged gentleman (sorry didn't get his name!) who was the airport representative for being very polite and helpful during the transfers and the in-room dining staff for being very prompt in their service.
The hotel was clean, the housekeeping team on top of their job and everything was just top-notch!
Thank you very much for such a good time. I hope I'll be able to experience your wonderful hospitality once more, next time with my whole family. :)
I was here for a 3 night break with my mrs from 30 July to 2nd August . I don’t have words to describe the hospitality we received from the moment we walked in to the hotel , taj truely believe in pleasing their customers . The concierge ,restaurants and the spa service were exceptional. The spa treatment we had was truely out of this world , special mention to sunita and the team . The hand made coconut and masala pastes they used were out of this world and the PEHLWAAN Maalish was so relaxing . Concierge were also very accommodating and took us wherever we needed to go , the drivers were excellent. I highly recommend this hotel for guests who want a truely memorable TAJ experience of goa. Even with the food, there were certain dishes we wanted and the staff organised for these to be cooked for us. We will definitely be back and will continue to use the taj hotels .
Gr8 Hospitality awesome food. Make a true memorable experience. You can enjoy the Weather to its fullest without worrying about the after effects of it. You can do Gyming in order to kick start your day or just to relax.