If there’s one word that best describes the Le Méridien Goa, it would have to be inspired; from the smallest detail to the stylistic elements, the overarching ambience and cuisine, a great level of thought has gone into making this hotel a great experience for the curious and creative modern traveller.
It doesn’t get better than this: the hotel is smack in the middle of the bustle of Calangute, one of North Goa’s most sought-after beaches; set just off the main road, so you can enjoy the peace, quiet and privacy away form the humdrum, yet access the tourist revelry just as easily.
It’s 23 miles (37 kilometres) north of Goa’s only international airport in Dabolim, and is within walking distance from the Calangute beach itself. Everything you need, from restaurants and shopping to up-market bars and nightclubs, is within easy reach.
Style & character
Staying true to the classic Méridien ethos, the hotel breathes a chic, contemporary, yet casual style with an accent on convenience and functionality for travellers. You’ll find decorative elements such as tastefully curated art, while music is subtly yet upbeat. Throughout the hotel, the emphasis is on ultra-minimal design; clean lines, lots of clear glass, offset by blocks of colour – either a splash of upholstery or a quaint Goan-inspired wall mural.
Service & facilities
From essentials such as airport transfers to the frills of a fitness centre, steam room and shopping arcade; or assistance in planning sightseeing and exploring the locales of Goa, you’ll find that you don’t have to look beyond the hotel to set yourself up for a memorable trip. The conveniently placed signature bar, Longitude, along with the Plunge Bar and Library Lounge offer space to relax, whether with a cup of coffee and an éclair, classy cocktails or even books and board games.
- Fitness centre
- Kids’ club
- Room service
The 146 rooms are luxuriously sized, dressed in classy, muted colours, with a large ‘LM Discovery Bed’ (apparently backed by research and technology to provide one of the best sleeping experiences), spacious desk and chair, couch and ample storage and pantry space. Larger suites even have a window seat, as well as a day bed.
Plug sockets are well located for maximum convenience. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the pool or the lush villages in the neighbourhood. A large television, chargeable minibar, safe, kettle with coffee and tea, snacks, iron and ironing board and ample toiletries come as standard.
Food & drink
Latest Recipe, the all-day dining restaurant boasts a formidable spread of international options, including Plenty of hearty house salads, gourmet burgers, wraps and the famed Goan curries. The breakfast buffet has everything from fruit, fresh juices, cereal and an assortment of cold cuts and bread, to a smattering of interesting North and South Indian, Asian and continental favourites, as well as an indulgent dessert, ice cream and hot beverage spread. The Sunday Brunch – extensive, with international offerings – is worth staying on for.
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