If you want a place just to sleep and enjoy Goa otherwise, any of the Goa tourism hotels provide you good options. of their many resorts Farmagudi Residency is one located in Interior Goa, about 3 kms from Ponda.
On a hill slope the resort is specious property with cottages with two rooms each spread across the slope. Little odd in design, still they provide spacious rooms to accommodate 2 or 4 inmates.
Cleanliness is alright but maintenance is questionable. Do not be surprised to find some latches not working or some lights not working. Linen and room otherwise is reasonably clean.
Resort has a restaurant but you will not get anything before 8 am. Rather, in most of the Goa standard opening time for restaurants is 8 am with very few exceptions. Restaurant is acceptably good and most of the choice on menu is Punjabi rather that Goan. Service within restaurant is slow and room service is still slower. It takes almost 30 minutes for one to get a cup of tea.
Staff, however, is courteous and very helpful. They usually do not say no to anything but take their own sweet time to do the things.
The resort is quite centrally located if you wish to visit Goa of Temples. Most of the famous temples are withing 6 kms radius. Panaji is 28 kms and Margaon is 20 Kms from the place. Hence nearest beach is almost 24 kms at Kolva.
Except for end of December and some short time period just after Diwali festival, one should not find the resort full throughout the year.
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- Also Known As:
- Farmagudi Residency Goa/Ponda