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Secret Garden Resort

Patnem, Palolem | Canacona, Patnem, Canacona 403702, India (Formerly Secret Garden)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed once here over new year, and once later in March - as we decided to return! We were made to feel so welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. Nazir and Monica helped arrange taxis and rickshaws whenever we required them. We even had a go at yoga which took place in the beautiful gardens. This place is... More 

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Manchester, UK
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Secret Garden is in great spot equal distance from Patnem and Palolem. Nice gardens. Nazir and Monica are lovely hosts, very friendly and eager to help. Sorted us out with scooters no problem, and remedied the (predictable) hot water/electricity issues for us. Overall atmosphere is relaxed, chilled out. Good mix of people staying there. Breakfast (included) is fine - there's... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We booked the Resort, for 2days, We (me and my wife) designed our wedding, (Beach wedding) Host Mr Nazeer and his wife, Helped us in each and every manner, Our all guests was happy to b there, we celebrate haldi and garba night on the same resort, All requirement were fulfilled by host perfectly, The trip cum wedding was awesome

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The hut we were given was no more than a badly built shack, where walls did not meet the roof and let in Mosquitos, my garden shed is better made. The bathroom facilities were appaling, whenever we put the shower on it fused the electricity system in the whole hut. We were left in darkness of over 45 minutes befor... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I landed at the Secret Garden purely by accident and it turned out my favorite guest house in all of India. Nazeer and Monica were such lovely hosts, sharp and witty and fun-loving too. Nazeer's many stories and anecdotes gave a much appreciated cultural context to my travels. He arranged several day trips for me (I'm usually not the type... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a little piece of paradise Secret Garden is. Warm welcome from host Naseer and Monica and a very easy relaxed feel. The huts are the perfect getaway in Goa, comfy beds, mosquito net and hot water shower and the little veranda perfect for chilling out. Loved the yoga and dance sessions and the short walk to the nearby beaches.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We absolutely loved our 11 night stay at the Secret Garden. The huts are basic but spacious with comfortable beds and hot water in the bathroom. There is a fan, a large mosquito net above the bed, and a small porch area with a hammock. Free wifi. It was a relaxing, peaceful stay and we slept brilliantly every night. Delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's such a wonderful place! Tropical and beautiful, and the place is safe. Absolutely incredible hosts with the most adorable baby. Nazir (owner and host) cooks delicious food and his wife Monica is very nice and helpful. The huts are basic but that's all you need. You have incredible beaches near by with loads of small markets. We stayed there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Secret Garden was lovely. We had an extremely short stay. The huts have everything you need. Two beaches are walking distance. We preferred Patnem because it was very quiet. Yoga in the garden was fun. Great hosts!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just came back from India & stayed in the Secret Garden near Patnem Beach. This is such a charming & ethnic place to stay, especially as we were made to feel so welcome by Nazir & Monica. They really helped us ease into our holiday & we were so relaxed. There were 15 of us in total & were all... More 

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