G oa in off- season ???? It was the question everyone was throwing at me when i told my plans to visit GOA in first week of August with my 1 year old kid . As GOA comes alive from OCT – May and then goes in hibernation mood for 4 months as Rain god leaves zero possibility for Water sports and Shacks to remain open during monsoon . So tourist inflows drops by 75-80% and first time visitors or people like us looking to just lay around the beach goes during this season .
We have booked our stay at Spazio Resort situated right between Anjuna and vagator beach and has star ratings on Trip Advisor . Based on our stay , my review for the place goes as follow :
Stay Duration : 1-5th August 2015 .
Price Range : INR 2400 -2800 ( Standard Room ) , INR 3400 -4000 ( Deluxe Room )
We were 2 couples , each with 1 year old infant & booked 2 standard room .
Location : Around 50 Km from Goa airport , which took 1 hour for us by Cab . Situated close to Anjuna and Vagator Beach
*Check-in/Checkout : Check-in was smooth and quick well handled by reception at 11 pm in night . Checkout has some confusion regarding our request for late checkout but Management handled it well .
* Cleanliness : Property is Well Maintained and although under expansion , we never felt disturbed .
*Room : Decent size room with option of Double Bed /2 single Bed With LCD TV , Mini bar , Safe Deposit , Sofa , Attach Bathroom / Balcony with ample space to roam around . Bathroom has shower with Hot/Cold Water option 24*7 Complimentary 2 bottle water at time of check-in.( Standard room ) . Whereas Deluxe room have additional Bath tub
* Pool : It was a small size pool with seperate section for kids . Being off season , cleaning was bit irregular .
* Food : Breakfast spread was small ( Again due to off season ) Orange Juice , Bread/Butter/Jam , Cornflakes , Milk/Tea/Coffee , Egg and One Indian/Continental dish of the day and was available strictly till 10 am only . Restro – Bar is Cool and food flavors matches with our north Indian taste expectations .
* Travel Desk : No seperate travel desk but reception helps and guides well in planning local sightseeing and arranges for vehicles including Scooty/Car and Airport Drop at reasonable rates .
*Internet : Hotel has Free WiFi but signal reception is poor inside rooms and have to collect login/password which expires in 24 hours ( Area of improvement )
*Additional Facility : Small Souvenir Shop , Library , Parking
*Observation : Although Hotel Policy don’t allow for Stags/bachelor but during our stay 4-5 bachelor were there and which kept our Female counterpart conscious to enter in the pool .
Overall , They stay was pleasant and being off season the place was non-eventful with zero activity but that is true for entire Goa from June to Sept . We would love to checkout this place again in Peak season ( If lucky enough to get the rooms ) to check the real vibes of the place .