The latest player in South Goa, Sobit Sarovar Portico brings about the much needed balance of luxury and service with their new hotel in Palolem.
The property was launched recently by Mr. Amit Prabhu, Owner of Prabhu Realtors, and Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts amidst great pomp and show.
It is one of 78 hotels across India and Africa managed by Sarovar Hotels and Resorts. The hotel is designed by architect Mr. Kundan Prabhu, with interiors by Mr. Rohan Timple and Mr. Sameer Reddies, and landscapes by architect Abha Sapre.
Located just 500 metres away from one of South Goa’s most well-loved and stunning Palolem beach, Sobit Sarovar Portico aims to promote tourism in the area and offer high-quality service and stay options.
Spread across 5500 square metres, Sobit Sarovar Portico has 48 well-appointed deluxe rooms encased beautifully by quaint architecture that reflects Goa’s history and culture. Intricate woodwork, hand-selected art and sleek lines showcase a blend of Goan and Indo-Portuguese styles. Throughout the hotel, paintings by Pravin Solanke and other art narrate the tale of Goa’s heritage, culture, landscapes, events and daily life. As the ideal destination for leisure and business travellers, Palolem offers romantic escapes, surreal villages and an enlivened air of magic and mystery through the year.
The pool side of the hotel is definitely a highlight, it looks beautiful in the day time and with ample smart lighting at night, its appearance casts a spell! In fact the spacious lobby around the pool serves as a perfect place to just lounge around and relax.
The myriad food and beverage outlets set themselves apart within the hotel, each offering a different atmosphere – the creations of Baaya Design – without losing that singular common thread of true Goan hospitality and quaint architectural style.
Uzo, the bar, is well-stocked with a large array of international beverages styled in a chic, friendly manner. Flavours is Sobit Sarovar Portico’s multi-cuisine restaurant with popular dishes from around the world, served with flair. At Balcão, guests can lounge by the pool as they sip innovative cocktails and nibble on delicious snacks.
A press conference followed by cocktails & dinner evening marking the official opening of this new hotel saw a huge guest list turning out to be a part of this celebration. Apart from attending this celebratory event, we also got a chance to stay overnight at the property and experience its quality service. Right from very attentive and hospitable staff, the hotel can easily boast of its food as well. I have to admit that it was a very decent spread of starters at the event and each item presented was delicious. The main course buffet at the restaurant was even better and I had quite a delightful breakfast the next morning. My stay was a very pleasant one indeed.
Sala de Cristal, a banquet hall in the hotel, offers as an ideal venue for events of any sort, from weddings to private parties, exhibitions to corporate retreats for up to 350 guests. To reinforce that feeling of relaxation, Sobit Sarovar Portico offers O Spa, at which trained therapists ease and relax guests with a wide variety of treatments. In addition, the resort has a well-equipped gym, for children and adults, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel truly brings out the perfect balance is luxury and service without being ultra expensive. Its a decent budget hotel that I am sure will be a game changer in South Goa’s hospitality business.
Sobit Sarovar Portico – Holiday Hotel in Goa
Palolem Down St, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
+91 8322729250 +91 8322729251 | +91 7872296574