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“My best holiday ever”
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Ciaran's
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“My best holiday ever”
Reviewed July 3, 2009

Ciarans is the best place on Palolem beach to stay. The grounds are kept immacutely, the bar overlooking the beach is a great place to watch the sunset. The huts are totally comfortable. I stayed for a week and had the most relaxing holiday I have ever taken. We stayed over Christmas time to escape the throngs of a winter Christmas in London, and we celebrated with fellow escapees for what was one of my most enjoyable Christmases. So good was my holiday I am going back this Christmas for some more.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 3, 2009

On a recommendation booked in here for 7 days. After day 4 we decided it was so relaxing we extended it to 10days. The beach huts are posh by Goa standards, ceiling fans, ensuite bathrooms and showers, mosquito nets, roof terrace or porches. The huts are built around a beautiful garden surrounded by Coconut Trees. At night time all you can hear is the crashing of the waves. Breakfast is served in their open air restaurant overlooking the beach and shaded by huge sails. They have boats converted into sunloungers reserved for residents only which are great spot to people watch and chill out, sun bathe and read a book (which you can borrow from their library). THe restaurant has fantastic food for lunch and dinner, we ate there quite a few times. Lovely fresh fruits and fish caught locally. The staff were friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend Ciarans to anyone who needs to chill out!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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Almaty
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Ciarans was recommended to me by friends of mine who stayed there in different periods of time. Both of them were happy with the location and the service therefore I chose Ciarans as well. I stayed there for 2 weeks in October last year and never regret.

The place is truly fantastic! You get amazing view while having your breafast or sitting in the open air liabrary with a book. Whatever you do you feel you are in paradise. The management (Marvin) and staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean. The food is great and every evening you see a lot of people coming from other places to have a diner in Ciarans.

What was important for me is that Ciarans is not noisy and very relaxing.

To compare I checked other beach huts on the Palolem beach and realized that Ciarans was the best. It definetely worth what you are paying for and this is the only option for me if I go to Palolem once again.

Ignore bad reviews which are not true. You will never regret choosing Ciarans.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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san diego
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

there is nothing bad that i could say about ciarans.
i recommended this gorgeous place to friends and family.
i am going back again this year - with my family. i was so excited to stay again i had to wait to book it because i was too early - booking over a year in advance!
gorgeous huts, sundecks, and great staff.
i cannot wait to go back there!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Stockholm
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

We returned for another week in end Feb to stay in Ciaran's beach huts. Excellent huts , clean and comfortable, turn to sleep and listen to the waves. Most pleasant staff care for your stay and make mot excellent food , dining under the coconut trees, serving delicious fish,lobster,prawn from daily catch,goa disches at reasonable prices. Fantastic breakfasts,tropical fresh fruits, etc. Beautiful glowing sunsets viewed from the bar or library, all in open air . Great boat trips, and a small shopping street nearby. Ciaran's make a difference compared to other huts on the beach, it is clean and they care about you

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

We spent a week over New Year at Ciarans and it was a perfect. 4 poster bed, hot shower, spotless room, private hammock on the roof, library of books, manicured lawn in the middle of the grounds. One night we came back to find hundreds of lit candles leading our way from the beach to the rooms which was really nice.

Ciarans were the first on this beach and they have prime central spot and you can see why they have lasted so long. Quality food - we met up with friends on several occasions who were staying elsewhere and they all ate with us at Ciarans, food and wine was good. Great place to sit and have lunch while looking out over the beach, they also have old fishing boats converted into sun loungers for residents.

Everyone who worked there did all they could to make sure we had a great stay. This was our first time at Ciarans and there were so many regulars staying during our stay who said they come back every year. Easy to see why. Would definitely go back again if I am in the area.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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LONDON
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at Ciarans last Feb, it was our 1st trip to India, we stayed at Ciarans as someone had highly recommended it to us and we had the best time. The people are really helpful, friendly and accommodating. We where there for Valentines night which was great (they had made a real effort) but we had a rain storm that lasted for about 4 hours which made the night even more entertaining, everyone was running around with bin liners on their heads and the evening was still a success! The food we think is the best in Palolem & Patnem - we love curry & fish! We went to Kerala this year which is amazing too, but we still talk about Ciaran's and we are going back there Feb 2010. You get what you pay for big clean rooms, great staff, great food, brilliant location - right on the beach, it is a little pricier than other places but we think it’s totally worth it. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to stay somewhere a bit more special. Thank you Marvin and the rest of the team see you soon H & M

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ciaran's

Property: Ciaran's
Address: Hno 233/A, Palolem Beach,Behind Old Syndicate bank, | South Goa, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Canacona > Palolem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Palolem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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 
Also Known As:
Ciaran`s Hotel Palolem
Ciaran's Goa/Palolem

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