GTDC Panaji ResidencyHotel, Goa
are few sights to beat the tranquil deep blue River Mandovi
as she greets you with the morning sun slanting off her sparkling
water. Canny guests of Panaji Residency select
the river facing rooms well in advance and they all agree that
there is something about this view that makes them come back to
this hotel time after time.
Maybe it’s the view; maybe it’s the people who keep
this hotel and its 45 rooms running efficiently; maybe it’s
the easy availability of a business centre on the ground floor;
the shopping arcade, Aparant the handicrafts store with only Goan
handicraft items made by Goan artists on display;
may be its beauty parlour.
Or it could be Ruchira the multi-cuisine restaurant that serves
a mouth watering array of delicious fare and the best liquors
at its well-stocked bar. A definite sign about the quality of
food in an establishment would be the percentage of locals who
have their meals there. Ruchira always has a large number of local
Panjimites queuing up a meal. You cannot fool the Goan foodie.
If he comes back to a restaurant, you know the food is great.
Guests say it’s a combination of everything that makes
Panjim Residency hard to beat. This comes from
40 years of providing a home away from home for innumerable guests,
right in the centre of the most happening city of Goa
– its capital Panjim.
Situated just a short walk away from offices, shopping arcades,
the bus terminus and the river cruise boats, you have everything
you want at the Panaji Residency. Though, we
must warn you that it will be difficult getting out of your comfortable
bed in the morning and leaving that wonderful view.
This river changes constantly with fishing craft bouncing restlessly
at the jetty across the water, a passenger ferry chugging across
from beautiful Betim to the capital city, occasionally a barge
will sail importantly down the river laden with its red gold of
iron ore and beautiful yachts from all over the world touch base
at the Panjim Jetty to rest and refuel their
energy for another adventure across the seven seas
|- 45 rooms
||- Ruchira the multi-cuisine
|- business centre
||- beauty parlour
|- Aparant the handicrafts
||- shopping arcade
Around Panaji Residency Goa:
There’s a lot to do in Panjim.
It’s a walker’s city. A short stroll across the road
and over the New Patto Bridge will bring you to the river cruise
boats which will take you on an unforgettable journey up and down
the tranquil Mandovi River. The Adil Shah Palace
which housed the Secretariat of the Government of Goa
is another short stroll to the left. Further in is the calm buzz
of the church square dominated by the Immaculate Conception Church.
Half a minute's walk away is the Jama Masjid and two minutes away
from the masjid is the Mahalaxmi Temple.
You can avail of the daily sightseeing tours or browse the sunny
lanes of Panaji city, or go for long leisurely
walks along the boulevarde all the way to Kala Academy and take
in a play or a concert. The latest movies are shown at the INOX
Multiplex. The Panjim Market is worth a visit, for its colour,
noise and a close look at the unique fisherwomen who reign supreme
over the seafood they sell – a food item that Goans
prize more than gold and jewels.
You can hop on to a bus at the Kadamba Bus Terminus and go anywhere
in Goa; just make certain you find out the timings
of the return trip.