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Papillon Beach Huts

Ourem, Palolem, Canacona 403702 India
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#13 of 79 Speciality lodging in Palolem
Situated on the peaceful south side of the beach is Papillon, the perfect place to unwind and experience the unique beauty of Palolem.Papillon began life in the season 2007/08 as a beach bar and restaurant and has now evolved to include quality accommodation made from natural wood and bamboo, and ayurvedic massage centre. Papillon is run by Heaven with valued support from their team of hard-working, friendly and helpful staff who believe that nothing is too much trouble.
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Paul M wrote a review Jan 2021
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Until this trip, I’d never been on a beach holiday. But after staying at the Papillon Beach Huts, I doubt I’ll ever find such sun, sand, service and satisfaction anywhere else in the world. Me and my partner were thoroughly looked after during our 3-week stay in this paradise bay. The resort owner, appropriately named Heaven, was more than accommodating - ordering tuk-tuks, dishing out advice and calling in favours to make us feel right at home in an unfamiliar destination. The waiting and reception staff were equally helpful and attentive, and we always looked forward to the delicious meals that came freshly cooked from the kitchen. Honestly, the food deserves a particular mention here. With dozens of eatery options available on Palolem Beach, you’ll be hounded all across the curve to take a seat and dine on fresh fishes, continental dishes, breakfasts, pizzas and everything in-between. All washed down with an aggressively generous cocktail that'll make walking the sandy shores a chore. We should know - we went to a lot of restaurants. But none of them were as consistently delicious as Papillon. From omeletes to ice-cream coffees, butter chicken curries to banana pancakes, grabbing an amazing bite to eat at any time of day was just an order away, and at an excellent price. The lodgings are basic enough, with fresh bedding and cleaning on request, a simple washroom, lighting, sockets, mosquito nets and fans. Most of the lodges are based behind the restaurant and away from the beach, meaning the waves shouldn't keep you up at night. Do take a pair of earplugs however, as the occasional midnight chorus of wild dogs can and will happen! Papillon is based on the far corner of Palolem, away from the bustle and boom of the central curve - and decidedly out of the limelight. Not many tourists make it to this far reach of the beach, and while that's a blessing for anyone seeking a quiet getaway, the restaurant sees far less action than it rightly deserves. With low-lighting and wicker furniture, its scaled-back aesthetic doesn't help to make it stand out in the quiet corner of the bay either. We stayed at Papillon Beach Huts at a precarious point in time, post-Thomas Cook collapse and pre-coronavirus lockdown, so the whole beach was apparently quieter than it had ever been. But after every starlit walk home through the sand and waves, we still couldn't help but feel bad for Heaven, Aki, Sunny and the rest of the boys at Papillon - whose service and commitment to customer satisfaction should be experienced by so many more than the few guests they had. But through every high-tide breakfast to low-light dinner, the boys at Papillon Beach Huts were consistently plain sailing, and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Graham wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
My wife and I booked a weekend at Papillon in February. The folks behind the desk/bar, and Sunny our server took phenomenal care of us, giving us resort-level attention as we stored belongings, ran a tab of tasty meals and memorable mint lemonades and even borrowed money for a taxi. Everything is very reasonably priced for Palolem and our cabin/room was charming and spacious.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
gary g wrote a review Jan 2020
Chesterfield, United Kingdom24 contributions16 helpful votes
After reading some poor reviews,our party of 4 adults arrived a little apprehensive,we had front sea view huts that had a great outlook the rooms were as described a bed with mosquito net,bathroom with hot and cold water a fan and a/c.and they were just huts.The staff at these huts are some of the friendliest and attentive people we have met nothing was too much trouble.We stayed for 3 nights and had all our meals on the beach as we were so took up with the menu and the food.These huts are definitely on our hit list to return
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Front sea view are fantastic
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Bailey wrote a review Jan 2020
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The room was filthy. Way overpriced. No chance of relaxing, since they play music all day long. The sheets hadn't been washed. The bathroom was disgusting. No hot water. I wish I had taken more pics to show the conditions of the place.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Vicky wrote a review Dec 2019
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I stayed 6 nights in a sea facing beach hut and it was the best place I have stayed in Palolem. Very calm and relaxing, and the staff are welcoming and helpful without being too overbearing. Ish and Sunny were the best! Food is delicious, especially the red snapper, and there is decent white wine too. I initially looked at other places on the beach too, but this was by far the best. It is a really nice feeling community too, right at the south end of the beach. Do be aware that if you leave things on your balcony overnight, the crows might munch at them, so best bring them inside! That’s not a fault of the property! My only advice would be for them to provide the huts with a sweep since it can get quite sandy; when I asked they sent a boy to sweep, but I would have been happier to do it myself!! I will be back. Thank you, heaven for this heaven! 😊
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
US$13 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictCanaconaPalolem
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papillon Beach Huts
Which popular attractions are close to Papillon Beach Huts?
Nearby attractions include Silent Noise (0.07 km).
What food & drink options are available at Papillon Beach Huts?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Papillon Beach Huts?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ourem 88, El Diablo - Palolem's Asian Steak House, Cocktail Bar and Cinema, and Avocado Garden Restaurant & Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Papillon Beach Huts?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (14.6 km).