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Ciaran's

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Hno 233/A, Palolem Beach,Behind Old Syndicate bank, | South Goa, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Overall a really poor experience at Ciaran’s. Real arrogance by the management who barely acknowledge you once they have taken your payment. We didn’t find anywhere else in Goa, in fact quite the opposite. The waiting and bar staff were efficient enough but again certainly not friendly – again versus the reception we got elsewhere in Palolem and Goa generally.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were celebrating our tenth anniversary so we splashed out on a sea front hut which was worth the money. Having a tiny verandah right on the beachfront was such a joy. A hedge gave some privacy without spoiling the view. The bed was huge and comfortable with quality sheeting. Be aware that these are beach huts though and walls... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

What a slice of paradise! The comfiest beds I've slept on in 3 months travel, the best views and amazing food. The staff at ciarans are so lovely, Krishna is always smiling and will have some fun with you! The curries are also some of the best I've had! Thank you for having us!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We found it by chance and a lot of good luck really. I was looking for an Hotel and a chap on a Motor-cycle came up to me as we were still in our Taxi from the Airport. He showed us a few places but when I saw Ciarans and the wonderful Thatched Cabins I immediately wanted to stay there.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 12 nights...and it's probably my 6th or 7th time. I prefer the garden huts & the garden looked great this year! There isn't anything else on the beach near this standard & in my mind Palolem beach is the nicest in Goa. There are 2 beach front restaurants . The Tapas Bar is a great change from the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice spot on the beach. The entrance, or way till the entrance is a bit weird but once you have reached the place, it is fine. Sea view is great, from the restaurant or some of the bungalows. Bungalows are simple, nice which does not prevent one or two bugs but that is fine. Mosquito net are very welcome.... More 

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Thank bigotn
Ciarans_team, Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this review

Dear Bidoth Thank you very much for your review and compliments to our resort and restaurant. We apologise that you have troubles with the flashing in the toilet but it is difficult to improve if we do not know about the problem during your holiday so please inform us about any inconvenience on time if you come again. Best wishes... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I came here with a friend and got the sense of romance, so I hope to return one day with a special someone as I know it will be a memorable experience. We arrived around 12:00 and were looking for somewhere to stay luckily there were vacancies and we had a hut that was a close walk to the restaurant... More 

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Ciarans_team, General Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this review

Dear Freckle_Eye Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy that you have got romantic feelings at our place. We have two more romantic places by the way (neelchand.com and cassoibyciarans.com) so you can visit them also next time:)) Best wishes More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at ciarans for 3 nights, 1st night was at one of the sea facing cottage overlooking the beach to the left upto Neptune valley, shifted to a room away from the beach after the spa surrounded by trees and greenery all around that was to my liking. Service ok nothing exceptional at their restaurant and tapas , food was... More 

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Ciarans_team, Guest Relations Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this review

Dear Serene Thank you very much for your review and the compliments to our service, food and SPA. Hope to see you again next season Regards More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I've been a regular to Palolem and have stayed in many different shacks/rooms over the years. Ciaran's is the nicest of all the places I've stayed at (and also the most expensive). It's as luxurious as you will get for a "shack" on the beach. We stayed in a non ac cabana facing the garden/lotus pond behind the restaurant and... More 

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Thank Ann J
Ciarans_team, Guest Relations Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this review

Dear Ann J Thank you very much for your review and we are happy that you noticed the design of our property. It is pity that you were not impressed from the restaurant much but we do understand that all guests have different food preferences. It is likely that if you come back, you might like our other places to... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

After flying into Goa we got a taxi down to Palolem. We arrived quite late and didn't know where anything was. Our taxi driver even got lost. We were told to walk down a back lane leading past local house that led on forever. Suddenly, an oasis appeared. Amazing huts with a largely lit pond came into view. The restaurant... More 

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evgorov, Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank your very much for your review and time which you spent at our hotel. Sometimes its't so bad to got lost ;) We hope to see you again next year More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The crescent shaped bay of Palolem Beach is lined with swaying coconut palms. In the heart of this idyllic location lies Ciaran's, a handful of boutique beach cottages set around lush green tropical gardens. We hope you can join us in this breathtakingly beautiful corner of Goa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ciaran's

Address: Hno 233/A, Palolem Beach,Behind Old Syndicate bank, | South Goa, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
Location: India > Goa > Canacona > Palolem
Price Range: $30 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Ciaran`s Hotel Palolem
Ciaran's Goa/Palolem
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