The Tubki Hotel is about an 8 minute walk from Patnem Beach but just a 5 minute walk until you reach the beach shops, tuk tuks and taxis.
The rooms are huge as are the beds and it provides air conditioning as well as two fans, a fridge and cable TV.
The bathrooms are a wet bathroom with a good powerful shower.
The staff were disappointing, not very engaged and no ownership or follow up if asked for anything and seemed to be more interested in playing pool than looking after the guests.
The restaurant and bar were large, but I didn't eat so can not comment on the food.
The only downside to the Tubki Hotel is the noise. The railway line runs right behind the hotel with trains running pretty much every half an hour and a building site just a few feet away with the workers staring at 7am every single day.
Whilst it is probably the nicest hotel in Patnem, I would recommend staying just the other side of the hotel to the construction site.
To describe this place in one word, I'd say AMAZING. I went with my family to Palolem Goa in March and stayed at Cuba Premium Beach Bungalows for 3 days and I must say this place made our trip wonderful.
The cottages have very nicely constructed and neatly maintained, the sea facing ones are brilliant. Its really relaxing to sit in the balcony attached to the cottage facing the sea.
Food in this place is also great, most visitors stop by their restaurant for candle light dinner by the sea.
What I liked the most is the service here. Everyone working in Cuba were so friendly and hospitable and educated.
We had an issue with our booking on the day of our arrival and Mr. Mitesh (from Cuba Beach Resort) helped us out immensely to get us the room type that we were looking for.
We liked the place so much, so we extended our stay and Mr. Lenin and Ms. Gunjan were so kind and responsible in offering us the room of our choice and also very hospitable throughout our stay.
All the waiters in this place were on top of any issue we had or any help we needed. Overall we had one of the best trips to Goa this time and the credit goes to Cuba Beach Cafe:)
We had 14 nights at The Fern Gardenia and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff at the hotel are really helpful and friendly and nothing was too much bother. A rickshaw to the beach is provided by the hotel between 9 am and 6 pm, we did not attempt to walk to the beach as the roads are quite busy. However, once at Palolem Beach it is possible to walk to Patnem Beach which is the quieter of the two.
We had a fantastic time and didn't want to come back home. Ask at reception for Daya to take you by rickshaw to the beach, he is a lovely man.
Traveller from Hampshire
The Fern Gardenia Resort is a unique Eco Sensitive Resort at Palolem beach in South Goa. Only hotel in its category which …More
Quaint cottages punctuated by palm trees line this crescent shaped beach in South Goa where sunbathers share the beach with local fishermen and sacred cows. The 2 km stretch of soft sand and gentle current is among the most beautiful in India. Secluded Palolem is close to the markets in Chaudi and 1 hour from Dabolim Airport.
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