Saturday, March 6, 2021

IBIS STYLES GOA CALANGUTE - HOTEL REVIEW

My social media accounts are flooded with the posts of ‘GOA Trip’. Those lovely pictures posted by friends and family remind me of last year's trip to Goa. That was my first trip to GOA

For so many months we were restricted to travel anywhere and were bound to be at home because of the increasing cases of COVID 19 Pandemic. Those lockdown days were really depressing for everyone, especially for the people who love traveling. And now gradually when things are getting back to normal we all really need a short trip. But still, we can not take chances and be careless while traveling. As there is still no vaccine for COVID 19 disease, we only can take precautions to prevent it and to be safe.  

While planning a trip, the most important thing that clicks into our mind is ‘Where to stay in Goa?’ Obviously, the place should be safe, tidy, good food and family-friendly. There are so many options to stay in GOA like, hotels, resorts, shacks, homestays, etc. You can go for any of them as per your budget and needs. 

Well, Today I am going to share my experience with the hotel I stayed in. This post is going to be very beneficial for those who are planning to visit GOA and are confused with the question “Where to stay in GOA?”. Exactly, this post is going to be a ‘HOTEL REVIEW’. 

After the environment, with which I was really fascinated was the hotel I stayed in. The hotel's name is Ibis Styles Goa Calangute. I found it a Budget-friendly hotel in GOA as well as a Family-friendly hotel in Goa.

Hotel IBIS Styles Goa Calangute Review - Where to Stay in GOA


IBIS Styles is one of the properties of ACCOR Hotels. IBIS Style is also located in different parts of the states in India. It's a 3-star hotel and I would say one of the best hotels in Goa near all popular beaches. The hotel is located 5 mins away from Tivai beach, 7 minutes from Calangute, 10 minutes from Candolim, and 10 minutes from Baga beach, if you travel by bike or car. 

IBIS STYLE GOA HOTEL VIEW

When you enter the hotel, the staff welcomes you with a welcome drink and a beautiful flower tiara. The hotel staff is very cooperative and well behaved. They manage everything within the time. The reception area is beautifully decorated and has a proper sitting arrangement. Your luggage will be carried by the staff to your room. 

The hotel rooms are not so big, not so small but sufficient for couples and 2 kids. All of their rooms are pool views with a small balcony. The hotel is surrounded by greenery. They have a centralized Air condition system with remote control with which you can manage the temperature accordingly. As I said it is a Family-friendly hotel therefore it is designed accordingly.  People who are with their Kids need special facilities and the hotel provides all from food to play and a pool area. They have separate pools for kids and adults. You can enjoy their play area with your kids. If you are a fitness freak you can easily find a gym for your routine exercise. You can also enjoy cycle riding inside the hotel area.

IBIS STYLE GOA CALANGUTE HOTEL ROOM

The breakfast is complimentary and perfect for every age group. You will find varieties in breakfast buffets every day. They have a restaurant called ‘SPICE IT’ and a bar ‘THE HUB’ where you can enjoy your drinks and food. They also provide food in your room. 

They have good room service. You will have a neat and tidy room every day. The washroom has all the complimentary toiletries. We planned to visit places with a bike so we asked them if they can provide any. Luckily they also arrange bikes and cars for rent, though there are many dealers out there we found it safe to get it from the hotel. You just need to have ID Proof with you. I would advise you to check your bike properly and always have pictures or videos before getting charge. 

IBIS STYLE GOA BIKE ON RENT

We were there for 5 days and it was amazing to be there. The hotel is near to everything as it is in the center of the Calangute. We booked the hotel from their website and it was hassle-free. If you want there are other websites too from where you can book it. 

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HOTEL AMENITIES 
  • Online Check-in
  • Parking available
  • Free WIFI/Internet Access
  • Accessibility for the people with reduced mobility
  • Air Conditioned
  • 24 Hrs Reception service
  • Laundry(paid)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool area for adults and children
  • Gym center
  • Beat and water sports (Paid)
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • 1 Restaurant 1 Bar
  • Room Service
  • 2 Meeting Rooms with copy/print service
I think that I have covered almost everything about my hotel experience. Below are some questions I have found related to the hotel, I tried to answer them and I think the rest of the things will be covered in those questions. 

Question: What are check-in and check-out timings?
Answer: Check-in timings are: 15:00 & Check-out timings are: 12:00

Question: What are the languages spoken by staff?
Answer: They can speak English as well as Hindi, which I think is enough to communicate in India.

Question: Is Bathtub available in Rooms?
Answer: No, there is no bathtub in rooms but you will get a hand shower.

Question: What is the cost of booking?
Answer: the cost of reservation depends on the season and other factors, you can check their website for the updated information.

Question: What is the distance between airport and hotel IBIS Style Goa?
Answer: It is 19.4 Kms and took 1 hour. 

Question: Is there any Casino?
Answer: No casino available in the hotel.

Question: Do they provide Cab facility for the airport?
Answer: Yes they do. You can book a cab for the airport one day before check-out.

Below is the ADDRESS and Contact number of the hotel for reference:

Address & Contact details:
IBIS STYLES GOA CALANGUTE HOTEL
Survey 166, Naikawaddo, Calangute Bardez, 403516 - Goa, INDIA
PHONE. (+91)832 6716000 - FAX. (+91)832 6716099

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Product Review | Hyaluronic Acid+Vitamin E

 PRODUCT REVIEW - SKINCARE / BEAUTY PRODUCT

Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review

So, Today’s review product is a Beauty Skincare product. The much-needed product in winter. I am going to give a review on a Skincare product known as “Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser”. So without wasting the time let's get started.

Company Claims: Pond’s super light gel is an oil-free moisturizer. It provides you with non-sticky glowing skin. The moisturizer contains Hyaluronic Acid+Vitamin E. Company claims that it is for all skin types and suitable in all seasons to use. 

Product Description (Product review):

Consistency: Pond’s super light gel, as the name suggests, is a Gel-based product that is non-stick, non-greasy, smooth, gel form, neither runny nor too thick, it's just perfect. Easily goes absorbed in the skin.

Color: The color of the product is light blue and gel form just like aloe vera gel. 

Fragrance: It has a very light or mild smell that goes off after a few minutes of application.

Packaging: The product comes in a round shape blue plastic container. Covered with a peel-off silver sheet. 

Pricing and Weight: 147 g of product is at Rs. 299/ MRP. You can get the product online at a good discount. 

For ingredients please refer to the below image.👇

PONDS SUPER LIGHT GEL OIL FREE MOISTURISER INGREDIENTS

Pros:
  • Non-sticky, non-greasy, and very light on the skin.
  • Very mild fragrance which stays for some time. 
  • It has Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E
  • It quickly absorbs in the skin.
  • It is an oil and Paraben free moisturizer 
  • Easily available in the market as well as Online 

Cons:
  • No SPF 
  • Only suitable for oily to normal skin 
Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review

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My Personal Honest Product Review on ‘Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser’ after Use:

Pond’s super light gel is of course a non-sticky and non-greasy moisturizer, as it is in Gel form. Like every time in every skincare product review I mention that I have dry skin and it becomes extremely dry in winters. As the company has mentioned that it is for all skin types, but I am absolutely not happy with the product. It disappointed me when I realized that it hardly stays on my skin for 1-2 hrs. No doubt it is completely absorbed by the skin and smooths your skin too. But there is no moisture in it. When I apply it, it feels like I am applying aloe vera gel on my face. It has the same texture as an aloe vera gel product has. 

Frequent Questions about the Product:

Is Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser good for Oily skin?
As the product is of Gel based therefore it is absolutely suitable for Oily skin. 

Is Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser good for Dry skin?
After using the product, with my personal experience, I would say ‘NO’. This product might be good on oily skin but it is not for Dry skin. It might work in summer on dry skin.

Product Review Ratings: 3/5

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Honest Review Of Online Dry Fruits Purchase - Product Review

 Product Review - Dry Fruits

Dry fruits review - Juzbaat.com

Health Benefits of Dry Fruits: We all know the health benefits of dry fruits. They are full of healthy vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and rich in fiber too and all are essential for a healthy body. They are immunity boosters. 

Best Time To Eat Dry Fruits: As the dry fruits are full of energy, therefore, they are best to consume in the morning Or can say one can take them as a morning snack. Dry fruits are heavy and warm in nature therefore the best season to consume them is ‘Winter’, though they can be taken in any season. It's always better to take small amounts of dry fruits at a time as they are high in sugar and calories and may create problems if taken in large amounts.

Effects of Dry Fruits on Skin and Hair: As dry fruits are rich in essential oil and antioxidants, they help you to keep your skin healthy glowing, and prevent aging. These are also good for healthy growing shiny hair. 

Cost Over Real/Fresh Fruits: Dry fruits are costlier than fresh fruits as they need more labor, energy, and equipment to preserve. They can be consumed for a long time. 

This time we decided to purchase the dry fruits online, as there were good deals on them. Rather than typing the whole thing I have created some important points below :

Product Descriptions :

Product Brand: Nutraj Signature (Dry fruits combo pack) and Tulsi (Anjeer(Figs))
Quantity: 1Kg Dry fruits Combo Pack (Almonds Plain 200g, California Walnuts 200g, Roasted Pistachios 200g, Plain Cashews 200g, Raisins 200g) and 500g Figs (Anjeer)
Price: 1kg Dry fruits combo pack (Rs. 1099), and Figs (Rs. 499)
Delivery time : 3-4 days depends on the location
Website: Amazon India

nutraj dry fruits - juzbaat.com

dryfruits review - juzbaat.com

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anjeer - juzbaat.com

After the use, I am hereby to give an honest product review of Online dry fruits purchase. We got both products within the given time and in perfect packaging. Walnuts and Figs (Anjeer) were in airtight packets while the other dry fruits were in normal plastic packaging. I have attached the pictures for your reference.

Product Review Ratings:

Taste: 4/5
Packaging: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Delivery: 4/5
Quality: 4/5

Recommendation: I am fully satisfied with the products I received and of course I would surely recommend them to you too. 👍