Goa is all about sun, sand, beaches, bike rides, adventure sports, street shopping, eating, drinking and lot of partying. It takes out the fun side in you the moment you touch the shores of Goa. Well, travel freaks as we are and travel blogging being our passion, The Planet Social did just the same when we were invited recently to the newly launched, India’s first ibisstyles hotel in Calangute, Goa.
Beautifully perched; just a short walk from the North Goa’s famed Calangute and Candolim beaches, this new-bee is really taking away the praises of people who believe in sinking in the pool of living in style. This hotel stands out from the pack of hotels that Goa offers. You will see an amalgamation of sharp, modern designs with stark colored decor that instantly cheers you up.
Decor, Facilities & Hospitality
The property engulfed us in its stunning vibes that triggered us to explore more. A beautiful property that is just right for a family vacation, a lazy leisure holiday with friends or a short weekend fun getaway.
Its surroundings reverberate Goa’s relaxed beach vibe with inspiring local art and design that are embellished throughout the walls and decor. The unique sea design theme is highlighted throughout the hotel lobby.
We checked in to this beauty for 2 nights and 3 days and we were told that the best was about to come…The service and the facilities that this group offers wass immaculate and very interactive. Smiling and helpful staff who are willing to make your trip pleasurable made it all the more better. Must say the entire property has been designed keeping in mind the safety and entertainment of kids of all age. An absolute wonder for the younger ones who ran and figured out a lot to do while their parents are busy with check in formalities.
The brand new 197 room property will appall you with its pool facing rooms and generous balconies. Staying true to its unique brand individuality, the hotel is deeply influenced by its Portuguese heritage and charm that are infused with a contemporary twist.
Our room had a lovely signature Sweet Bed which was so cozy and comfortable and was a blessing in disguise during the night after we rampaged the city and beaches and hotspots the entire day..signing, dancing, driving and having loads of fun. The room was warm and inviting with a huge wall art and vibrant interiors and most importantly WiFi enabled. It had a spacious bathroom and the regular in house tea/coffee maker, mini bar, laptop compatible digital safe, 32” LED TV, digital air conditioning control and a work desk.
Entertainment Zone/ Common Area
Missing in most of the hotels, ibisstyles had a cute little souvenir shop where you can buy some interesting memoirs for yourself and to gift.
Their entertaining zone and kids play area was huge and buzzing with activities like table tennis, football, selfie centre, visualized cricket and they even offer guests GoPro cameras for an unforgettable pool experience, bicycle ride for an enjoyable Goan expedition and outdoor jeep tours to Tivai and Calangute beach.
Dine at “Spice It”
Catering to our gastronomical desires, we had a good time at their all day dining restaurant “Spice It” where Chef Rahul prepared a delicious spread giving our taste-buds a divine experience with the taste of local goan cuisine and a good selection of international dishes. The food was an absolute hit as it did justice to our expectations of trying out local food, the dishes were flavorsome as the spices that they used were organic and natural.
Spice it also offers ‘The Great Indian Breakfast’, a five-hour breakfast which runs from 7.00am until 12pm unlike your other hotels.
The Planet Social had a memorable stay in ibistyles Goa and would love to come back again to this property as our stay was just so perfect. Long weekend coming up this Republic Day. Reach out to the team at ibisstyles, Goa for some great deals.