GTDC Margao Residency Hotel, Goa
Situated in the heart of Margao city smiling
benevolently down on the heritage building of the 100-year-old
Margao Municipal Council, the Margao
Residency soars six floors up, offering the lucky guest
a superb view of this charming city.
The 71-room Margao Residency offers business
amenities and a friendly atmosphere which makes guests feel right
at home. This elegant hotel equipped with a mini conference hall,
well designed rooms both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned
and a full-fledged bar and restaurant Preethi Classic which serves
excellent cuisine of all types, Goan, Chinese, Continental...
The restaurant has air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned
Souvenir caps, jute bags, t-shirts handicraft items and miniature
liquor bottles – in short a survival kit for a Goan holiday,
are on sale at the Margao Residency.
Around Margao Residency
Take a trip to the Church of Holy Spirit built in 1564 over the
ruins of a Hindu temple. Walk along the beautiful 18th century
houses such as Joao De Figuereido house – having splendid
collection of antique Goan furniture and the De Silva’s
house – an impressive mansion built in 1790 having a façade
with a roof once made up of 7 gables known as “Saat
Burzan Ghor”. The owners demolished four gables
since maintenance costs were too high.
There are buses and taxis and motorcycle pilots who can take
you to beaches like Majorda, Colva, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim,
Varca are closer to Margao, if you wish to go
further afield, you have the entire south Goa
coastal belt at your disposal.
The Menezes Braganza House at Chandor with its
treasures and antiques affords one a glimpse of the levels of
gracious living prevailing in Goa in days gone
by. As does the elegant heritage home of ace cartoonist Mario
Miranda and his wife Habiba, at Loutolim. While at Loutolim, don’t
forget to keep at least half a day free to explore Ancestral
A visit to the market greets you with a riot of colours and a
very Goan experience of a lifetime. The market place has variety
of shops, textiles, handicrafts and readymade garments.
And then there’s the mad bustle of the city itself, walk
to the green centre of the Municipal Garden and suddenly, even
though the movement of vehicles and humanity continues unabated,
you are enveloped in silence broken only by the chirping of little
|- 71 rooms
and non air-conditioned rooms
|- mini conference
bar and restaurant