Everyone goes to Goa for one reason or the other! I have been there a few times myself! I personally prefer South over North Goa. And you guessed it right, I prefer peace and quiet over party! Goa tourism manages to be in news constantly! If the tourism is high it gets written about, and vice versa!
Earlier I used to think only of hotels as my stay options. But over the years we have started searching for homestays and serviced apartments too. For hotels a service like MakeMyTrip (click here for the MMT Hotel Page) can be useful but for more unconventional options one has to try widely! I have stayed at both at a hotel and in a serviced apartment in Goa. And here is my take! Like all things in life, the best option will depend on your needs!
Size of the Group
When I stayed in a hotel in Goa I was alone. When we stayed in a two bedroom serviced apartment we were 5 adults and two children! For that kind of a group we would need at least 3 hotel rooms! So for larger groups a serviced apartment might be a good bet!
That brings me to the next point budget! I would find booking three rooms in a hotel certainly more expensive than booking a 2/3 bedroom serviced apartment! So if your group is big and wish to save on money, a serviced apartment might work out better! However, whenever I am traveling alone I easily settle for a hotel room!
Length of Stay
Once again long stay tourists might prefer serviced apartment over hotel rooms. After a few days, a hotel room might start to feel like a lonely place! The long term rents also might work out cheaper for serviced apartments. But for a short stay a hotel would work out better where all you have to do is go and enjoy!
But irrespective of where you decide to stay, Goa is going to be fun for sure!
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