We stayed in November 2015 at the early stage of the season. The Inn was undergoing some building work and the corridors had mattresses and bits of tables stacked up which did not make a good first impression. Staff were great throughout and the rooms were spacious with AC and a ceiling fan. Breakfasts were pretty average for the first few days but then changed to a more comprehensive menu ( with decent coffee!). Service at breakfast was very slow unless you got there early. WIFI was very unreliable and be prepared for daily (or nightly) power cuts lasting anything from a couple of minutes to an hour. Our downstairs room had no view out of the window other than a brick wall and corrugated iron sheet ! Despite this, we had a great time in a wonderful place and would go back to this Inn again.
The hotel is well maintained with beautiful panorama and clean beach away from crowds. So those who are looking to spend time either at beach or in swimming pool ,it serves it all. Breakfast offered is of 5* international standard with orientation to indian cousine. Staff is courteous n helpful.
I would overall rate 2.5 for the Hotel for the complete stay.
BUT at the same time if i have been asked not to include the very 1st day, i would rate it 4.5 for the complete stay.
Reason i had booked the Hotel 1 month prior, but when we arrived i was given False promise that the room is facing the drainage problem, later i myself figured out the hotel did not had any empty rooms.
So basically i was asked to stay somewhere else Not far from hotel but again the place no one would like to spend even an hour.
i still managed for the same, finally when i arrived to this hotel i was been asked to wait for sometime
and i found one of the best rooms, only after my complaints.
Honestly if i would remove the first day experience it the best hotels that i have stayed so far.
Beds are the best and the view with Balcony was amazing.
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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