We were planning a trip to Goa and were choosing hotels. My first priority while choosing the property was that it should be close to the city centre and shouldn’t be overpriced. We had a good experience with Tourism Development Properties in other states and thus was not hesitant in looking for options in GTDC. Was happy to see that they had many options available but was confused which one to choose. I sent a mail to the GTDC office asking them to suggest an option after briefing them with my needs. They were prompt and quick in their reply and suggested Miramar Residency. I checked out the feedback available on various sites and was satisfied. I did an online booking and payment for the Suite. On reaching Goa we found that this was a good property with ample space for my son to play. The Miramar beach was right next to the property – in fact they have a side entrance which leads you to the beach. This place was just 5-6 minutes to Panjim (18th June Road) and another 5-6 minutes to Dona Paula Bay. Conveyance is easily available – you have options of three wheelers, taxis and buses available from right outside the hotel. The hotel has options of Normal AC Rooms, AC Suite (both in the main building) and Deluxe rooms (AC) in cottages – 4 rooms in one cottage. There is ample greenery. The rooms are big and are decently furnished with all necessary amenities. One has plenty of eating options – the hotel has its own restaurant – Foodland, a fast food outlet of Foodland and a Nescafe counter. The food at Foodland is decent and would even be liked by North Indians. The Nescafe counter serves some excellent bakery items – our favourites were Chicken Burger and the yummy Kulcha with Butter Chicken. One gets complimentary breakfast at Foodland. This is a buffet breakfast and one can gorge on the variety of dishes available – from dosas to paranthas to pao bhaji to masala omelettes, from bread toast to idli, fresh fruits, tea and coffee.
Across the road you have an option of Cafe Coffee Day. The road which takes you towards the Science Centre becomes a street food paradise in the evening; one can gorge on Pao Bhaji, Ragda Patties, Other Chaat items, shawarma etc. Located very near to the hotel in Miramar, near Miramar circle, bang opposite the beach entrance on Dr. Jack de. Sequeira Road, there is a small roadside joint (very old joint) which is very popular with students and residents residing nearby – D’Silvas. D’Silvas is famous for Pao Cutlet or Bread Cutlet. You have options of various type of cutlets, we opted for Chicken Cutlet. What you get is simply delicious – a crispy thick cutlet served inside traditional Goan Pao/Bread along with some crispy salad. The pricing is amazing looking at the quantity and quality of the dish.
Within walking distance you have the option of Cocoberry and US Pizza. There is an outlet of Mongini’s also in the US Pizza complex along with a hyper market Magsons. The staff at the hotel is courteous and polite and also help out in planning your sightseeing options in Goa. We picked up the South Goa tour operated by GTDC and were surprised by the professionally managed tour.
The Goa Science Centre is also walking distance from the property. The property also has a small swimming pool. During our stay we found many of the guest using this (including us also). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We have used this property twice and found everything (in terms of service and food) same. A big thumbs up.