Have just got back from our second visit, and it was, if anything, even better than the first this time last year. The hotel is a haven of peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting just a short tuk tuk ride (or slightly longer walk if you're feeling energetic) from Palolem and Patnem beaches. This is about as far south as you can go in Goa, and much less package touristy than further north.
The hotel has 6 rooms - some standard, some deluxe and one in-between. It also has a smallish but very nice swimming pool, just about the only place with one in the area apart from the large 5* Intercontinental, so a definite added bonus.
The Oceanic is owned and run by an English couple, Les and Sheila, who look after everyone with care and attention, and the Indian staff are also very good. Breakfast in the small courtyard is a wonderful start to the day, and the food served all day is great. You'll definitely want to eat out at the many beach shacks as well, but if you've had a hard day and want to dine in, it's a great way to finish the day and stagger the short distance back to your room! Very good and reasonably priced wine too, and in the unlikely event that you can't finish the bottle (well ok, the second!), they'll stick it back in the fridge for the next time.
The only possible thing to watch out for is that there's no airconditioning just overhead fans (although Les is contemplating installing it at the expense of his carbon footprint!). This year was no problem as the evenings were fairly cool, but last year when the weather was hotter and more humid it took a few evenings to acclimatise.
All in all a fantastic place to stay and great value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully simple and elegant rooms, surrounded with lush garden, Oceanic is an exclusive boutique hotel an oasis of calm and positive energy. A romantic abode to relax and unwind. It's a short stroll from the lively beach of Patnem and Palolem. At Oceanic we pride ourselves in having a very high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. Our restaurant offers delicious organic food. Our Bar will do best to quench your desires. Our aim is to give our guests the best possible holiday. We are reputed for going out of our way to help our guests; Oceanic is a home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanic Hotel Canacona
- Oceanic Hotel Goa/Canacona