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“A romantic getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Fern Gardenia Resort
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Canacona
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A romantic getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

Palolam is one of Goa's best beaches and this property was a cherry on the cake. Cutesy and cosy, set away from the crowded area, an ideal place if you are looking for a romantic getaway. The rooms are like cottages and you feel like you are in a wooden hut, with all amenities like hot shower, cozy and soft bed etc. The restraunt though looked small with very few options, we loved the food here as it tasted so good. The pool is small, but decent size and there is not much to complain about the property. They could probably renovate their reception area as it doesnt give a great impression, however it did not bother us. We were also given a free pick and drop to the beach, multiple times a day and it was ideal for us. Loved our stay here, would love to come back and stay for a longer time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank choprayash
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

I had a wonderful experience at this resort. Everyone loves goa but since i had a wonderful place to stay my stay was even better thanks to the wonderful staff and service i got at this place.
I would recommend this place if you do visit this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bhaskar_d77
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Mumbai
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Nestled far away in South Goa is this cosy place perfect for individuals looking for solitude. Close to the famous Palolem beach, but would necessarily need an own vehicle even though they have a pickup and drop but only till about 7pm, so night walks at the beach get restricted. Menu is limited but whatever on it is very good. Individual cottages with good landscaping give it a perfect ambience. Only disadvantage is the size of the room being too small can get claustrophobic. The staff is polite and helpful.The pool is neat and clean but is the only place of activity, so can get boring if children accompanying you.
Also location is a disadvantage if one wants to travel around and especially indulge in water sports which are far.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rajiv02013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Pluses : Well kept setup, co-operative & helpful staff, clean swimming pool, complimentary pick up & drop to beach..
Minuses : Excellent wooden cottages but sans ventilation. Hope my suggestion of installation of mosquito screens on windows is implemented promptly.
Menu very limited.
Except swimming no activity in the hotel. A few indoor sports would do.
Tip : To satiate your taste buds explore Palolem beach. Dropadi, Silver Star & Spicy Bella to name a few.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hormaz Shethna
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Essex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

I have just returned from a four night experience at The Fern Gardenia and had a brilliant time.

The accommodation is excellent, with bungalows discreetly nestled in the beautiful gardens, around a fabulous swimming pool. The staff cannot do enough for you and a car/driver is on hand to take you to the beach and restaurants whenever you wish to go.

Nothing is too much trouble for them and they go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Room Tip: All the bungalows appear to be located around the swimming pool and are very private.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Anne T
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very lovely resort with cute individual cottages. Pool was very clean and a little oasis. Staff were very helpful and the shuttle to the beach was efficient. Breakfast was what you might expect but was suitably adequate. We very much enjoyed our stay here and although loved the buzz of palolem beach, it was great to get back to the little slice of tranquility.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Chloe R
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Very good resort and friendly, helpful staff it's really great to see.The Pool is good with a Bar and the guy could Wayne on a reception was really helpful coz I wanted to change my dates coz of sum reasons n he was ready to help, I was really happy that i came to this wonderful resort in Goa.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Baby145
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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:
#1 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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