New Goa Airport Lounge – Good Times Bar Review

By | February 12, 2020

This article is contributed by Mouli, a long time reader & contributor at Cardexpert. Here’s his review of the newest airport lounge in Goa: Good Times Bar.

I didn’t have any expectation because of the previous reviews about the Goa Port Lounge which was probably the worst airport lounge in India known. While on the way to boarding gate, I saw a guy walking with TFS in his dress and I enquired about the lounge access. He mentioned the new lounge location and few other details.

It appears that the lounge was opened this late 2019, hardly few months old when I accessed the lounge. Here’s a quick review & some snaps,

Location

You can see the Good Times Bar opposite to Gate D and E in the domestic departure.

Check-in

Lady in the reception said we can have buffet soft drinks as complimentary but only for selective cards. This is the first lounge that mentioned card names that are accepted and they didnt allow me to go through the list or take a snap of the list of Accepted cards,still I managed to find few that I listed below. A lot of people were unable to use their cards in the lounge.

  • HDFC Diners, Infinia
  • SBI Prime and Elite
  • Yes First
  • HDFC Platinum Debit card
  • IDFC First Debit Card

Interiors

Interiors are good but its not big, around 75 can be seated and not all the tables has charging point.

Food

Dinner Buffet: It has good number of options and food was delicious. They had a mix of all cusines: Pasta, Noodles, Sandwhich, Rice, Briyani, Chicken gravy. Best of all is the desert Strawberry Chenna and another Chocolate mix.


Bottomline

  • CardExpert Rating: 4/5

A new airport lounge in Goa is definitely a great news as its one of the prime holiday destination in the country. That said, it seems they decided to limit the access only to premium cards to avoid the crowd. This may of-course change in future.

Ideally they should have 2 or more lounges at Goa Airport to accommodate everyone. What say?

Have you been to the newly opened Goa Airport Lounge? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

A Credit Card addict, minting reward points & air miles for years. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury hotels. Helping Indians choose a right credit card and enjoy luxury travel at affordable cost.

32 thoughts on “New Goa Airport Lounge – Good Times Bar Review

  1. Sam

    I accessed this lounge using my Diners/Infinia in November, so this has been open for a few months now. It’s a decent lounge, albeit a bit crowded. Buffet is good, but limited snack options, and only a few soft drinks available.

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  2. Gautam

    Hi Mouli,

    Good review.
    Going next month with friends , who don’t have the cards mentioned in your post..A couple of questions
    1. Did they insist that name on the boarding pass match with name on the card?
    2.Safe to assume that even PPs will also not be accepted?

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  3. Mouli

    Gautam

    1 No, I used 2 of my credit cards for my friends and they said explicitly that they don’t check for names
    2. I think If you use PP in domestic lounge, it would be charged and I haven’t tried PP so far

    Thanks,
    Mouli

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    1. Gautam

      Mouli,

      1. Thanks for confirming. Now I am certain at least 2 people can access the lounge.
      2. My PPs just say complimentary access, don’t explicitly mention only International lounges. Any way I can get this checked?

      best,
      Gautam

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    2. Udit

      I always use Priority Pass to access lounge in Mumbai and Delhi. Never been charged a dime.

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        1. Prashant Tekriwal

          I beg to differ here. I once used my Yes First PP in Bangalore Domestic Airport and I was charged Rs ~2200 (inc. Tax).

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    3. Sharathkumar Anbu

      If am travelling with my friends, I can use my additional cards for friends but if they carry my card and enter lounge, they won’t be allowed.

      There should be at least one boarding pass matching the card holder name.

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      1. Mouli

        Sharathkumar Anbu,

        Not everywhere.there were instances where my friend carried my card in my absence and still he was allowed.
        Even in Goa its same,they are not expecting that at least 1 name should be matched

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  4. Vipy

    Hi Mouli, nice review of the lounge. Could you confirm if priority pass is accepted at this particular lounge?

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    1. Mouli

      Pranav Sharma,Vipy

      Sorry,I am not sure on PP. I don’t remember seeing PP in the accepted list

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  5. Sudheer

    Do they accept any Visa infinite debit card and SC ultimate credit card?
    and what about Amex platinum/platinum travel credit cards?

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    1. Mouli

      Sudheer,

      Few guys came with Amex and it was not accepted.One thing here is that they don’t accept anything in general like visa ,master.Few bank visa card they are accepting

      To be safer on the safer side ,you shall carry all you have

      The accepted card list was big and they didn’t allow to take a snap of that

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  6. Nikhil

    I Accessed this lounge on 29 sep 2019 with my HDFC diners black for me and Yes premia card for my friend, They don’t check card names with boarding pass. The lounge is quite small, though food quality was decent.

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  7. neil

    i was in Goa this week and casually asked if this was a lounge. to my surprise it was. they have a sheet with photocopies of cards they accept. They categorically rejected Regalia. Was able to get thru with IndusInd AMEX Voyage. they offer a 200 ml Coke or sprite. The food selection is very elementary but better than paying 250 bucks for a Subway ;-). Alcohol is available on paid basis.

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  8. Arnab Chaudhuri

    Is ICICI Emeralde Amex accepted there ??? or INDUSIND legend signatue card ???

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  9. Umesh

    I was in Goa and used this last Sunday only. My observations

    1. Limited but good food options. Taste was good
    2. Small area but we were 5 and didn’t had problem getting the place.
    3. Not all cards are accepted and again it depends on the varient.
    HDFC Infinia – Visa only . Mastercard is not allowed. Same with Regalia
    Yes first preferred and exclusive – Master card
    Strangely none of Amex direct cards are accepted I believe. However they accept Amex issued by other banks such as ICICI, INDUS ETC…

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  10. Dhruvil Patel

    Much awaited article & must needed lounge. Visited Goa 3 times in 2019 & with 6 high end credit cards in wallet still sat ideal.
    Thanks Sid & Mouli, a big thumbs up for this info & contribution.

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  11. Mouli

    neil,

    What time you went there?
    I was there during the dinner time and options were as good as in any other lounge.It has lot of options for both veg and non-veg

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    1. neil

      I was there at about 2 pm. very limited options atleast for vegetarians. They had Rice – dal!!!! i finally grabbed some red pasta and few spinach corn sandwiches.

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  12. Neil P

    Thanx for the info. I regularly travel to Goa, and this is very welcoming news.

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  13. Rohit

    Nothing Surprising if they are restricting. Been to Chennai lounge domestic yesterday and it was so much crowded that i Had to stand and eat 🙂 was there during lunch and food was incredible much better than KLIA airport 🙂
    Didn’t expect that especially with domestic terminal. But the crowd had to stand in line for swiping .HIgh time they have a separate lounge for super premium cards and PP.

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  14. Nilesh Desai

    A few people asked about the Priority Pass is usable or not. We were in Goa towards the end of Jan and were a large group. I specifically asked about PP and the lady said PP is not acceptable.

    But I guess there are a lot of cards which are accepted, I didn’t catch the full list. We used the following to get 12 of us.
    Infinia, HDFC Diners Black, HDFC Platinum Debit, SC Ultimate, Yes First.

    Multiple of each of these were used including add ons.

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  15. Chintan Shah

    I have visited the lounge on 17th Feb with my Indusind Iconia Amex Card along with Addon card with my wife. To my observation they are not checking name on credit card and they just inform us they will charge Rs.1 /- and inform me that buffet soft drinks as complimentary and it is kind of restaurant type as every one come inside take the drink based on menu provided so there is no exclusive for some premium credit card holders or pass holders only.

    The buffet is good they provide both option for buffet Veg and Non Veg, in soft drinks they provide option of Sprite, Pepsi, Miranda and Cappuccino also.

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  16. Vineel

    I do not understand why the other cards are not accepted in this place.
    The food was border line stale. Place was extremely cramped and doesn’t even have a washroom.
    In terms of hygiene, I have seen rats in this place.
    Goa airport should have a lounge as a lot of flights get delayed from this airport.
    In all I found this place so bad that I had complain about it.
    Extremely astonished by 4 star review

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