Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A stay at India's 1st Ibis Styles at Calangute, Goa

Welcome gift - a fridge magnet 

Full service, Value stay
We stayed at Ibis Styles Calangute for a night. The hotel is near a beach, in the Bardez Calangute area off the busy buzzing Candolim road. It’s a huge property (nearly 200 rooms).

It’s the first Ibis Styles hotel in India. The ambiance is vibrant and Goan from the reception to the rooms and bathrooms. All the colours you associate with Goa and its Portuguese heritage. As you know, I’m a travel, food and hotel junkie so we had to experience the new brand, and we did! Read on…

Ibis Styles is a hotel brand which is design-oriented  and aimed at all those who are looking for “the best of the best”, ibis Styles offers an all-inclusive package, with room rates including breakfast and internet access. Globally, each property has its own distinct personality and reflects a colourful, bright and energetic brand spirit. 

Simplicity, interactivity, quality and conviviality are the brand’s core values.
It’s a stylish, full service property with value pricing. Right from entering the double height lounge and reception area, the Ibis Styles will wow you.

The corridors are long balconies, so we got to appreciate the Goan outdoor atmosphere! The rooms are compact and comfortable. All rooms have a balcony and are pool facing.

The service is friendly and prompt. There’s a multi cuisine coffee shop off the reception – Spice it. We had a Goan meal here for lunch and it was very authentic. There’s a bar just off it – we didn’t have a drink here but it looked lively.

Shrimp Goan Style at Spice It

Goan meal at Spice It

The "Longest" breakfast is included in the package extending from 7am to 12 noon! Just right for Goa! The breakfast spread is fairly extensive, if there is something you want but cannot locate it just ask. It may be included and available on request.

This property has 2 pools! Free Wi-fi everywhere. There are conference rooms too!

Here’s what I loved:
The friendly and efficient service!
Free drops to the beach in the Ibis Styles fleet of Thar 4WD (we used it)
All the fun add ons - cycles to go around the spread out property, a free massage chair, free ice cream from the cart and the use of the Go Pro underwater camera!

If you’re looking for a good value, economy stay – this is it. It’s vibrancy is very Goa.

Spice it 

Glimpses of the Longest Breakfast at Spice It

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