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“Even better the second time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Art Resort Goa
Palolem Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Palolem
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Even better the second time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

After our wonderful experiences of the Art Resort in February 2011, we now stayed there once more in December 2012. We didn't think it possible, but it has gotten even better! The staff, kitchen, etc. seem exceptionally well-organized now. There is more art on display. BTW, the local modern artists get all the revenue from every painting that is sold, with zero profit to the hotel owners, which we found very cool. On most days, you can find one or two of the artists hanging out at the resort. Everyone is extremely friendly and easy to talk to (as opposed to Mumbai for example, where most of the people we talked to had only a very rudimentary grasp of English). The guests seem very open-minded and young at heart. There are three more huts than before, and the restaurant area has been expanded: you can now have candlelight dinner directly by the ocean. The food is exceptional. We especially recommend the salads (everything washed with mineral water). In addition to the varied menu, they always have some specials: for example, on Christmas Eve, they had Schnitzel and fries (one of the owners is Austrian). :) Lobster and other seafood specials have to be ordered one day in advance so that it's always fresh.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Really nice stay. Among the many shacks on the beach, seems the neatest and most interesting. Great staff, good food, great experience. Tidy rooms and nice exhibitions adding character. And what a view

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Art Resort is a great option at the gorgeous Palolem Beach. The huts are only metres from the beach and are all decorated with simple and contemporary fittings. Ours was a lime green with white curtains around the deck for privacy and our own hammocks and outdoor sitting. The huts are basic but modern, and absolutely spotless. Art Resort is at the southern end of the beach and only a 10 minute walk along the beach to the main street, but the beach is lined with restaurants, bars and shops so we thought the location was perfect. The staff at Art Resort really make this place, they are friendly and attentive and the owners are the same. It's got such a great vibe to it. The food at the restaurant is awesome, although we had so much choice that during our stay we'd enjoy happy hours cocktails on the beach and then wander along to the many bbq's on offer with to-die-for fresh fish on offer everywhere, including the cute open air Art Resort restaurant. Do make the effort to get to Palolem beach, it is further south in Goa but it was a simple and interesting 1hr taxi ride, and the beach is beyond stunning, with little development and just the right mix of buzz and relaxation. We had to force ourselves to leave. And when you go there, do stay at the Art Resort, it's everything you need and more to make your stay in Palolem perfect! I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: The bed was a smidge hard. Ask for a room near the front of the beach - although they're all di...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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37 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I was looking for a nice and clean place right on the beach. Usually hotels on the beach are not clean, but this was a pleasant exception. There are 4-5 cottages right on the beach and all are beautiful. It is a very new place and hence the rooms and bathrooms were clean. The bathroom floor and fittings were new and up to the mark. The food in the restaurant is one of the best on the Palolem beach. The staff was very courteous and helped us get the moped and cab. The rooms were cleaned regularly. Although they have musquito nets, make sure to take Odomos with you.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had tow cottages green and orange for five days , it was lovely stay with very nice rooms and the hole resorts is very clean and full of beautiful details. The stuff is very compentent and friendly, the owners have very day good tips for nearly everything you my need. My recomanation: Have breakfast with pancake and real spicy dinner at the sun set.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We visitied Palolem last year, and stumbled across Art Resort one morning for breakfast. We were immeditately envious of the guests staying there, and returned each morning for breakfast. So this year we decided to stay at Art Resort - and loved every minute of it.

It is without a doubt one of the best accomodations available on the beach - sea views, sounds of the ocean at night, located at the quieter end of the beach - fabulous. The staff are brilliant, and the owners are fabulous. They clearly love what they do.

Whilst Art Resort is at the more high-end price range it does warrant it's rates. The Cottages/huts are cleaned daily, comfortable beds, slate bathroom floor and western facilities are a welcome addition. If you're looking for clean, stylish, comfortable accomodaiton with a sea-view and the sound of crashing waves at night - this is your place.

Room Tip: Ask for the sea-view yellow hut!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

I really like the rooms food and live music by dan......
The thing I didn't like was waiter working there wad asking for sex.... I went to party with him. Ithink silent disco..that waiter use to serve me everyday.But when he come to know I have no boyfriend then ask fir sex it was really socking.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Horst S, Inhaber at Art Resort Goa, responded to this review, March 25, 2012
We are very sorry for what had happened and would like to take the opportunity to kindly ask you to accept our apologies. The waiter in question was there for one week as a test-run but he does not work for us any longer.
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Address: Palolem Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
Location: India > Goa > Canacona > Palolem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Palolem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Beach Huts Cottages Resort Hotel RestaurantBeschreibungWe run our restaurant, our bar and our beachhuts as a family business with hight quality and European cleanness standards and Indian atmosphere. We love to do this job and to guarantee that our guests feel personally welcome and have a great time with us.As well we run a non-profit-gallery where we exhibit and support young and talented Indian artists.Our motto:Art of Living & Art on the Beach ... more   less 
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