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The Fern Gardenia Resort
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Canacona
Pune, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A place you want to come back again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this cosy resort near Palolem and Agonda beach at south Goa. From the moment we drove our four wheeler in the parking lot, the courteous staff and the cosy surroundings made us feel instantly at home. They have a classy pool that overlooks a hill with palm trees in the background..a sight for gods! you can spend hours by the pool, the bar at pool is sufficiently equipped and the restaurant chef is pretty versatile with continental and goanese cuisines. The best part though is the proximity to both beaches, Agonda and Palolem. The resort is not directly on the beach but not too far. Rooms were excellent and they have a shower panel that will tempt you to bath long hours. My son enjoyed the pool and the bath. The staff was polite and we never had any reason for complain. Great place that will surely be visited again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We found our stay at this resort to be SOOOOO relaxing! We loved lounging at the pool, the restaurant was great, and the rooms were very comfortable. Early morning bird watching with a cup of coffee outside the room can't be beat. My only suggestion (and this is really, really minor) would be for management to put door stoppers on the walls near the bathroom and front doors. The first night we were there, we thought the neighbors kept knocking! :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Shimoga, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had been here for a 1D1N stay last week.Awesome place to relax ,Nice staff ,nice location,and most of all it satisfies the very reason we selected it-Less crowded unlike many of the other goa beach resorts.The prices are little bit on the higher side for all the facilities they provide.Worrying part is that you may have to disappoint your taste buds since the food is really bad.We had to have our dinner somewhere outside since we had enough with the lunch.The beach is almost 1.5KM away but the hotel management do not have some tie-up facility with the beach activities like boating to a nearby island ,we had to shell out another 1000 bugs to have a boat ride to the island and that wasn't worth missing.Not to miss the boat ride.Overall there is a vast scope for improvement especially for the food lovers ,they might find it a different experience altogether,way to go Fern Gardenia!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Location-a bit far from the beach , but there is drop off service to the beach untill 18:30
Price- not cheap but fair price include brakefast.
Service- very good.
WIFI- free BUT there is no good reception in the rooms.
Cleanliness- Very clean.
more: A\C rooms, pool and a bar in the pool.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pune, maharashtra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

We recently completed a family vacation for 3 nights/ 4 days at this resort. We were 2 families on a joint vacation including 2 couples, 1 senior citizen, 4 kids. I will strongly recommend this resort if you plan a vacation in south goa. The resort is so fresh with greenery all around, the staff are very warm and friendly, the service is excellent. Even though the restaurant menu was limited but the service was top class - the staff went out of the way on several occasions to meet my needs. Since we had kids, our needs were special and the hotel staff never disappointed us. Needless to say, the resort exceeded my expectations when I saw it in person - better than what I saw in the pictures. I will give credit to the resort manager mr. Donald Pereira for maintaining a high quality of service - please feel free to talk to him and he will not disappoint you. He will give you some good tips on how you can have a great experience during your vacation at the resort. We were impressed with the way he manged the resort

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had such a lovely time at The Fern Gardenia. The resort is small but home-like, and within a day the staff knew our names and was willing to make special requests. The hotel kept the kitchen open late for us, brought out more sunbeds for us, and shuffled around cars and schedules to fit our needs. The Fern is definitely far from the airport (roughly 1.5hrs without traffic) but the surrounding area is lovely and untouched and extremely quiet and serene. We arranged for a customized tour of South and North Goa with the hotel's guide, which was excellent. Also, Palolem Beach is about a five minute drive, and the hotel provides free transport to and from the beach in an A/C car. I hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Doha,Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Throughly enjoyed our stay at the Fern resort i would definately recommend it .....i loved the bungalows and how green everything was...I would go back for sure. I liked the pool and the outside eating area. I wished i had stayed there more than the 3 nights that i did!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yash1985, Owner at The Fern Gardenia Resort, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful review. Look forward to your next trip to our resort.
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Property: The Fern Gardenia Resort
Address: Palolem Agonda Road Devabag | Near Dhavlikar Hospital, Canacona 403728, India
Location: India > Goa > Canacona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Canacona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fern Gardenia Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fern Gardenia Resort is a unique Eco - Sensitive Resort at Palolem beach in South Goa. Apart from being the only hotel in Palolem with a Swimming Pool & Pool Bar, the hotel aims at providing Luxury accommodations to the budget sensitive travelers, which is a first for Palolem beach. Located 1KM from Palolem Beach in South Goa’s Canacona district. About 60kms from the Airport, 2kms from the Canacona Railway Station and 30kms from Margao.The Palolem beach, also known as Paradise beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Goa with crystal clear waters and white sand. This beach has fast become the best alternative to the crowded beaches of North Goa.As of now, accommodations in Palolem were restricted only to the shanty coco huts or guest houses along the beach belt or to the only expensive Star hotel in Canacona which is way beyond the reach of many. The Fern Gardenia is the only hotel in its category which sports all the comforts and amenities of a Luxury hotel but fits in the budget of the average traveler visiting Palolem and Agonda. ... more   less 
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