New in town: Minimalist Hotels finds a home in Goa’s capital

For a memorable time in Panjim, there’s a new address in town that offers not just rooms, but experiences, too
WARM WELCOME: A perfect staycation awaits you at Minimalist Hotels in Panjim.
WARM WELCOME: A perfect staycation awaits you at Minimalist Hotels in Panjim.Photo: Minimalist Hotels

There’s excited anticipation to tick off that Goa sojourn that has been on the bucket list for long, and then comes the meticulously planning of every detail to make the trip memorable.

With the backdrop of serene landscapes and thrilling experiences, Goa is that one holiday destination which leaves visitors speechless, with that feeling of awe like being lovestruck for the very first time.

WARM WELCOME: A perfect staycation awaits you at Minimalist Hotels in Panjim.
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However, it’s sometimes those unforeseen circumstances, like the worst-timed puncture, missed flight or an unexpected lockdown, that turn out to be quite memorable in hindsight.

While travelling to a new places, a bit of adventure is welcome. But, let’s be honest, most of us love an escapade with the comforts of a luxurious sanctuary.

And, if you are among those who aimlessly scroll in search of suitable accommodation, there’s something new awaiting you in Goa.

UNWIND & RELAX: Indulge in luxury and comfort at the hotel.
UNWIND & RELAX: Indulge in luxury and comfort at the hotel.Photo: Minimalist Hotels

Specialising in design-led hybrid hotels and offering luxury lifestyle, Minimalist Hotels, the young hospitality brand now calls Goa home as Minimalist Panjim opens its doors to those heading to Goa.

“Well, Goa was always on our minds when we started expanding and researching destinations to grow the brand,” says Kanika Ahuja, marketing in-charge at Minimalist Hotels.

“Goa’s got a mix of the Portuguese heritage and the modern Indian vibe. Our vision aligned with Goa’s aesthetics especially that of Panjim,” adds Kanika.

WARM WELCOME: A perfect staycation awaits you at Minimalist Hotels in Panjim.
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Like their other hotels across India, their latest in Panjim takes inspiration from Japandi architectural and design practices.

“We’ve, however, ensured to blend the beautiful takeaways from Goa’s historical past, with Portuguese architecture. So, all in all, it’s Japanese, Scandinavian and Modern,” Ahuja explains.

Having started operations on May 1, 2024, Minimalist Panjim has already caught the eye of many. With 27 well-furnished rooms, a pool, their co-brand Fika Coffee Co (on the ground floor) and a space to host private events, Minimalist Panjim promises just the right ambience to unwind.

With 27 well-furnished rooms, a pool, their co-brand Fika Coffee Co (on the ground floor) and a space to host private events, Minimalist Panjim promises just the right ambience to unwind.

Speaking about her favourite space, Ahuja says, “There are many, but my favourites include the poolside which is quite self-explanatory, the ceramic and the library grid on the ground floor where we have sourced the ceramics from local suppliers, and a great collection of repurposed books, a corner that I love!”

Apart from the library, the ground floor also houses a café, their own co-brand Fika Coffee Co, that specialises in freshly-brewed coffee, all-day breakfast menu and meal bowls prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

They are also working towards introducing a few local gems to the menu.

SERVED WITH LOVE: Minimalist Panjim houses a café that serves delectable delights.
SERVED WITH LOVE: Minimalist Panjim houses a café that serves delectable delights. Photo: Minimalist Hotels

Located in the capital city, Minimalist Panjim allows easy access to major tourist attractions in the vicinity like Fontainhas and Divar Island.

“We provide localised tours to these places hosted by one of the local experts. And, if you stay with us, you should take at least one experience to see the real Goa, beyond the beach,” Ahuja recommends.

A one-stop solution for vacationers heading to Goa, Minimalist Panjim is offering a monsoon package ‘Minimalist Monsoon Club’, where Goa is showcased beyond the beaches with three unique local experiences priced at Rs 30,000 per person.

WARM WELCOME: A perfect staycation awaits you at Minimalist Hotels in Panjim.
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“You can make bookings through our official website. We keep running multiple offers and you get a chance to become part of our community and unlock benefits as well,” says Ahuja, adding that they are also available on all major platforms such as MakeMyTrip, Airbnb, Booking.com and Agoda.

All in all, the hotel’s amenities, be it comfortable and aesthetic rooms with beautiful views, good food, pool time, along with the available tours, makes staying at Minimalist Panjim a practical option and a memorable experience.

What more could you ask for! You can finally tick off that Goa sojourn from your bucket list.

CHILL OUT: Soak up the sun by the pool at the hotel.
CHILL OUT: Soak up the sun by the pool at the hotel.Photo: Minimalist Hotels

DETAILS 

WHERE: Near Bal Bhavan, Campal, Panjim

CHECK IN: 2 pm CHECK OUT: 11 am (A few packages provide the perk of an early check-in and late check-out)

CONTACT: +91 92898 54325

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