What exactly is a Hotel in India?A hotel is a commercial business establishment that provides rooms for accommodation purpose paid on a night to night basis. A common question asked during reserving a hotel room in India, is, how many nights would you like to book the hotel room for?
The provision of basic housing, in times past, containing only of an apartment with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been substituted by rooms with modern facilities, including self-attached bathrooms, toilets and air conditioning. Supplementary shared facilities found in most hotel rooms in Goa, India are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television with cable TV ready, a locker, a mini-bar with snack foods and alcoholic drinks, and basic pantry facilities for making tea, coffee& mini snacks.
Luxury features of hotels in Goa consist of bathrobes and slippers, couple of fluffy pillows, mini fridge, twin-sink vanities, dressing table with mirror, and Jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels in Goa may provide additional hotel guest facilities within the hotel premises such as a restaurant, 24 hours Coffee Shop, swimming pool, fitness centre, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services.
Categorization of Hotels in Goa, India.
Shimmering the old magnificence and splendour of Pre Portuguese Goa, most of the ancient houses/mansions of antique times and antiquated forts of history have been turned into Heritage Hotels that provide the tourists with a chance to experience royal pleasure in traditional environment. Most of the Heritage Hotels in Goa are very few and always booked in much advance.
Furnished with world class interiorconveniences& comforts, the Luxury Hotels in Goa, India offer the holidaymakers in Goa with a fine lodging and dining experience. Catering mainly to the upper class officials, the high net worth individuals and the super-rich of India who like to splash and splurge & bask in the luxurious features & facilities that Luxurious hotels of Goa can offer.For example: Tiracol Fort Heritage Resort.
These are hotels situated strategically in the main cities and towns of Goa, where the floating business population of Goa is the highest. For example: Business hotels in Panjim (Panaji) & Margao (Madgaon). The business hotels of Goa have all the business services that will be needed by CEO’s, COO’s and Corporate Executives of Companies. Business Hotels in Goa have common facilities such as Conference halls, Secretarial services, Escort services, Translators, Guides, WI-FI Internet, ISD Telephone facilities in all rooms, Office facilities, Temporary table space, Exhibition halls, Typists, Stenographers, DTP Operators, Photocopying machines, Courier services, 24 hours Coffee Shop/Restaurant, General Store, Chauffeured rental cars, Hair & Beauty Salons, Spas, Massage Centres, Travel Agent services, Florists & Bookshops.
Starred Category (1 Star to 7 Star)
Goa still does not have even a single 6 or 7 Star Category Hotel in Goa. The luxurious hotel that comes close to being a 7 star hotel in Goa is The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort. Most of the 5 Star Hotels & Resorts are located in South Goa as the rich and famous like lots of quiet and privacy. Maximum starred hotels in Goa are in the 5 Star Category and the 3 Star Categories. Example of 5 Star Hotel in Goa is Cidade de Goa at Dona Paula, North Goa.
These are also called economy hotels of Goa or middle class tourist hotels of Goa. Budget hotels are the maximum to be found in Goa as around a little than a million Indian tourists throng to Goa every year for a cheap holiday. The budget hotels provide accommodations for customers from upper middle and middle class families of India.
Resorts are commonly set up in hill stations and sea side tourist destinations of India. The entire beautiful state of Goa being a Beach Resort by itself, many hotels qualifying to be classified as a Resort are found in abundance around the coastal beaches of North and South Goa. Found amidst natural picturesquesplendour, the Resorts in Goa are the perfect place to relish some treasured time with family and friends or in seclusion of a bounded holiday home called a resort.
Important Hotel Groups in India
Hotel Industry is a growingcommercial sector of India and as well of Goa too, that has given a shot in the arm to Indian and International tourism in the country. Taj Group of Hotels, Park Group of Hotels, Radisson Hotels India and ITC Hotels are some of the celebrities in the field of hotel business that are famous for unique services and superb lodging arrangements.
A list of few Popular hotels in Goa
Hotel Embassy Suites
Hotel River Sal by the Sea
Resort Village Royale, Calangute
Resort Park Avenue, Calangute
Hotel Miramar, Miramar