An invitation to indulge, the recently opened Godwin Hotels in the heart of Candolim has plenty
Godwin Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels in India with locations between Haridwar and Rishikesh and soon in Meerut, has launched a new and exciting property in Goa just over four months ago.
Builders by profession, the group has two managing directors, Bhupinder Singh Bajwa and Jitender Singh Bajwa, along with assistant general manager of the group M D Rajan and operations manager in Goa, Ashish Kaushal.
The hotel is easy to locate in Candolim and we were welcomed into the busy reception area where staff and guests cheerfully mingled. As we waited for the final touches to be applied to our room, we were just in time for the buffet lunch.
Godwin Hotels has a choice of dining options with a few outlets still to open. At the lobby level, we enjoyed Golden Glory, a worthy and luxurious restaurant which treats its guests to a delicious ambience. It offers family style dinners and customised meals in addition to classic dishes.
The Maritime Lounge and Bar is a comfortable lounging place which has been interestingly designed and keeps in mind Goa’s alluring seascapes. It also offers private spaces where you can relax in a club atmosphere, enjoy groovy tracks and sip on imported wines, spirits and some rare and unusual brews.
As it was a long holiday weekend, the hotel was fully booked, so we didn’t have much of an option on the choice of accommodation. But as it transpired, this wasn’t a problem as the Executive Room left us spellbound with its luxury with its tastefully designed interiors and modern comforts.
With two other classes of room on offer, the Premier Room is more opulent with its traditional beauty and tasteful interiors thoughtfully chosen. At another level, the Royal Suite has been designed and furnished with careful attention to detail and exhibits a distinctive charm. Spacious with well-cushioned, comfortable beds, a sizeable writing desk, a flat screen television and wooden flooring, the suite is luxury personified.
With the sun peering out through the monsoon skies, the Leisure Seashore – the swimming pool – became my favourite hangout. While a leisurely swim dip was a great way to feel re-energised, my travelling companion enjoyed the shades of the tropical greenery that surrounded us.
The Godwin Goa is a new and exciting hotel where one can break free from the shackles of a hectic and mundane routine. With its warm ambience and modern comforts, it offers a range of facilities and services to help you unwind and relax.
(Published in Viva Goa)