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Phoenix Park Inn Resort Goa

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Aarush, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Aarush

    Aarush New Member

    I would like to get some reviews and detailed information about the Phoenix Park Inn Resort Goa.

    I would first like to know what the food quality of the resort restaurant is like and the kind of variety they have for breakfast. Some good resorts and hotels only have a limited choice for breakfast which is not good especially if you are paying extra for it.

    Other queries I have are the type of rooms they. I would like to know the different rooms available with a rough cost per night.
    I will be traveling to Goa in December, so have plenty of time for the booking, and so want to make sure I make the correct resort choice.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Aarush, welcome to the forum!

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    (All images from Booking)

    Background

    The Sarovar Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1994 in Mumbai in India. It is one of the country's largest hotel chains, comprising of luxury, mid-range and budget properties. In partnership with Carlson Companies, a Minnesota-based hospitality business, the Sarovar Hotels & Resorts also manages the chain of Park Plaza and the Park Inn hotels in India. They have over 70 hotels in various cities in India, like Agra, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and many more. In Goa, the hotel has two properties, one in Baga and another in Candolim. This guide would be about the four-star property in Candolim, the Phoenix Park Inn Resort.

    Location

    The Phoenix Park Inn Resort is located just 600 metres away from the Candolim Beach. Its location is perfect, just off the main road so you're away from the noises but still easily access the restaurants and other prime areas of Candolim. Restaurants like Butter Finger's, Vivenda Kafe, Cafe Jazz and Lobster Pot are all within walking distance to the property. For your basic needs, the Newton Supermarket is situated just a few metres from the property, to its northern side. The Shri Shantadurga Temple is merely 400 metres away from the resort. The Aguada Fort, one of North Goa's most popular heritage sites, is around five kilometres away from the resort.

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    Candolim Beach (Image from Ojoswi)

    Vibe

    From the outside, the Phoenix Park Inn Resort features a Colonial Revival style of architecture. The buildings has the typical gabled roofing, porches and a largely symmetrical design, which are all elements of the mentioned architectural style. The facade is a mixture of tamed yellow for the walls and reddish orange hue for the roofing. The reception area is quite lavish, with a high ceiling flanked by a gorgeous chandelier piece. The touches of elegance like the plants and miniature statues give it a more regal vibe. The rooms and restaurants feature the same design which somehow, transports the guests to the bygone era. If you love the classic beauty of the past, then you would surely enjoy the architectural brilliance of the property.

    Rooms

    There are around 128 rooms in the property spread around various three-storey and four-storey buildings. You can choose from three different types, namely: Standard, Premium and Deluxe. The rooms basically have a more modern design but the addition of Colonial Revival style of furnitures and design elements provide a nice balance to the overall aesthetics. For instance, instead of the usual hardwood flooring used in this architectural style, marble flooring was used instead in the rooms. Other features, like the wooden-framed work desk chair, regal sofa sets and classic window draping, add an air of glamour to the rooms.

    Types of Rooms + Their Rates

    Room TypeViewProperty RateAgoda Rate
    StandardGardenRs. 6,132Rs. 4,901
    PremiumGardenRs. 6,334Rs. 4,309
    PremiumPoolRs. 6,897Rs. 5,385
    DeluxeGardenRs. 7,354Rs. 5,626
    DeluxePoolRs. 7,986Rs. 5,990
    The table above highlights the different types of rooms in the property. The most affordable is the Standard Room, which measures around 350 square feet, featuring a balcony overlooking the garden. The room costs around Rs. 6,132 per night if you book through the hotel's website. The mid-range type is the Premium Room, wherein you can choose between a garden-view one or a pool-view one. This type of room costs around Rs. 6,334 to Rs. 6,897 per night from the hotel's website. The most luxurious staying option is the Deluxe Room, which mainly overlooks the pool, but there are also others that overlook the garden. This type of room costs around Rs. 7,354 to Rs. 7,986 per night.

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    Room in Resort (Image from Booking)

    From the table above, you can see that the rates for the booking website, Agoda, are slightly lower. Thus, you can also opt to book a room from that website. For example, the Standard Room costs around Rs. 4,901 per night through this booking website which means you get around 15% of discount. The rates above already include the levied taxes so there are no hidden charges. Rooms usually include the following amenities: Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television with Satellite, Direct Dial Telephone, Safe, Tea/Coffee Maker, Work Desk and Attached Bathroom.WiFi access is usually available in the rooms as well.

    Restaurants

    There are three restaurants in the property that you can choose from. However, the third one is a seasonal restaurant so you might not encounter it open depending on the time of the year of your visit. Restaurants are open all-day long, except for the seasonal one which is open only during dinner time.

    Dining Options

    RestaurantOpeningScheduleCuisine
    ChaporaAll-Year Round7:30 to 22:30Goan, North Indian, Continental & Chinese
    SalAll-Year Round7:30 to 22:30Indian and Chinese
    ColvalSeasonal (October to May)19:30 to 22:30Grilled and Barbecued
    The first and main restaurant is Chapora, which is open all-year round. This is also the venue for the complimentary buffet breakfast that the property offers. The buffet breakfast is quite extensive, with cuisines ranging from Goan, to Indian and more. You can choose your preferred egg preparation, sunny side-up, scrambled etc. and it would be cooked in front on you. The buffet spread is also commendable for its variety of seafood and Indian dishes. A favourite amongst guests is the Paneer Butter Masala, creamy and tasty, plus good for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. Sal is the open-air cafe serving light snacks of the Indian and Chinese variety. And finally, there's Colval, their seasonal restaurant, open from October to May only. It serves delicious grilled and barbecued dishes.

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    Chapora in Resort (Image from Booking)

    Facilities + Services

    The property has an Outdoor Swimming Pool, separate areas for adults and children, with a few sun lounges around. Lush gardens surround the swimming pool which add to its relaxing effect. During night time, the swimming pool area is the venue for the property's hit Gala Night. This is mainly a buffet cum musical event, there is unlimited food and evening performances to keep the guests entertained. It costs around Rs. 600 per person which is certainly value for money.

    For the adults, there's a small but functional Fitness Centre. Its amenities include weights, bench press and treadmill. There's also an in-house spa, Tatva Spa, offering treatments and massages to guests. The spa has two beds and various amenities like a sauna and foot bubble machine. There's a small in-house Library as well, with a few books that you can read. It is open-air though so it can get a bit uncomfortable during summer season. In the garden area, there's a small Children's Play Area with some activities that they can enjoy.

    There's an on-site shop, Taylor and Jeweller, where guests can have their suits or dresses made. They can also buy authentic jewelries from here. Other facilities include Conference Halls, Banquet halls, Business Centre and Currency Exchange. There's also an on-site Travel Desk, for the guests who have inquiries about sightseeing or ticket booking.

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    Banquet Hall in Resort (Image from Booking)

    Services offered by the property for a surcharge are laundry, room service, courier and shoe shine. If you plan to explore Goa on your own, you can rent out vehicles such as cars or bicycles from the property as well. The services of a doctor during an emergency situation can also be availed.

    Hygiene + Quality

    The property and its staff has been highly rated for the excellence imposed upon hygiene. Rooms are kept immaculately clean, prior to booking and during the guest's stay in the property. All areas, from the exterior, to the interior, are all quite clean, even the swimming pool and lobby area. It is rare that you'd encounter any issues with the various restaurants on-site as most have expert chefs that ensure the safety of meals. To top all these, the staff serve the guests with warmth and hospitality, almost all the time. In fact, it is the unique selling point of the Phoenix Park Inn Resort, which makes them a lovable accommodation option in Candolim. Every request or need of the guest would be taken care of, which is really what customers want.

    Conclusion

    Overall, the Phoenix Park Inn Resort is truly a value for your money property in Candolim. Its location is quite prime, easily accessible yet away from the noises of the busy areas. Rooms feature a classic design but intermixed with modern elements as well. Dining options are only a few but the food options in each are varied, especially with the Chapora restaurant. Various facilities like a Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre and Spa are also not missing. Last but not the least, the management and staff are trained very well, they serve with warmth and passion, which can only make your stay more satisfying and comfortable.

    I hope this helps you!:)