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The Fern Gardenia Resort
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Canacona
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hotel is nice and the staff is very friendly and efficient. They will solve any problem immediately The rooms are cabins, very comfortable. The pool is in the center and is really beautiful, surrounded by greenery. The hotel can take you to Canacona beach, free of charge. The monsoon was nice staying in this hotel. I really enjoyed the monsoon in this hotel

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Me and my husband had a superb time in The Fern Gardenia Resort ! It was a last minute booking and had some technical diffculty getting the room confirmed for the first day ... but the GM , Mr Donald Pereira was extremely helpful and co operative ! The Goan food was simply superb .. home made specialiities .. authentic goan style prawn & fish curry !! The place was absolutely charming ..cosy log huts surrounded by greenery .. and a beaufitiful pool ! We will recommend this place as a lovley getaway and value for money !! Thank You Mr Donald & team for your wonderful hospitality . we hope to be back soon !

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Room
The room is a cozy little cottage with a small TV and a nice bathroom. The bathroom was stinking a bit though. This may not be the case in all the rooms. So you can check it at the beginning and change the room if that is an issue.

Facilities
The two facilities are swimming pool and wifi. The swimming pool is well-maintained and the wifi is available almost throughout the place and it is complimentary!

Food
There is not much variety on the menu. The service is very slow but the food is delicious. We really enjoyed the aloo parantha and poori bhaji breakfast every morning. We went during July which was off-season. So many of the other restaurants were closed and we ended up having all our meals here.

Staff
The staff are polite and helpful but extremely laid back. But I guess staying in Goa for a long time can do that to you :-) They arrange the pick up and drop to the Palolem beach. They also help you hire a bike/car at a slightly higher price though. You can hire them yourself at the Palolem beach for a lower price.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Pros: The resort, rooms, pool look much better than the pics on their website and that felt really good. The rooms are super cute, super clean, the bed is very comfortable, the bathrooms unbelievably clean and as good as the ones you would see at any 5 star property!
The staff is courteous and prompt(we are not used to this in Goa!), property is very well maintained and feels cosy unlike most "resorts".
The buffet breakfast was a treat for the fussy vegetarian in me - it had cakes, idli-chutney(good chutney btw), corn flakes, juices, batata vada (which was average but not definitely not bad).
Not to mention my pure NON-Vegetarian husband enjoyed the salami, fish and sausages equally!
They arrange for (free) rickshaws to the beach and back from 10 am to 6 pm. Free wifi - our cottage was very near the entrance and we did get good signal, so no complaints there!

Cons: It is NOT walkable from Palolem beach, it is a lonely (at night) almost 2 km walk from the beach! But it doesnt really matter because the place makes up for the only negative we could come up with.
To sum it up, we definitely got MORE than what we paid for and would return for sure whenever we are in South goa again!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

we were on a 10 days holiday witch started in ooty then maysoor and banglore.all the hotels we stayed in were great accept this one ,no service terriable food . at 10 am breakfast was finished when asked they told they can give only omelette.wanted to stay for two days but because of terriable service and food checked out in one day dont reccomand it to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great rooms.... small yet clean and nice washrooms... personal cottages and the highlight is the pool....where they have a bar ... amazing setup... all in all a pleasant stay... great value for money... Highly recommended

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Dishajj
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Visited South Goa with a couple of friends for a couple of days in Dec 2012 and stayed at this resort. The property is well located - a convenient walk from Palolem beach with the option of availing a courtesy drop service as well.

Given the fact that we had booked the place directly from their website, we were keen to compare the physical place against the virtual display online. And we weren't disappointed.

Positives:
- Awesome swimming pool. The resort was nearly full during our stay yet the pool never seemed to be crowded
- Clean rooms, comfortable beds
- Cheerful service, typical Goan style - special mention of the restaurant staff
- Reasonably priced restaurant

Could be better
- Restaurant menu very basic. One felt that there was a lot more scope with a little bot of imagination. Thankfully, the beach area more than makes up for this.
- Rooms (we had the most basic accommodation) a little small. Not really an issue since we spent most of our time outdoors, but it would have been nice to have a little more space on teh sides of the bed

Must do
- Patnem beach. This is much better than the crowded Palolem. One can walk down to the market at Palolem beach and rent bicycles for the day (we paid Rs 80/day to a friendly guy called Amarinder)
- Try the seafood - freshly caught and cooked
- Try the Italian food (sorry, I forget the name of this fab place run by an Italian family - located on teh left of teh road as you walk to Palolem beach)
- Visit Agonda beach nearby (disclaimer: this is based on accounts of other visitors, we couldn't make the time or effort to do so)!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Loud_Punjabi
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Address: Palolem Agonda Road Devabag | Near Dhavlikar Hospital, Canacona 403728, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > 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: $71 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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