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#13 of 82 Specialty lodging in Palolem
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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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24-hour check-in
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Leah G wrote a review Feb 2022
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
We've been going to stay at Papillon for over 10 years now, and its one of those places that just keeps getting better with time. Placed almost at the end of Palolem beach, Papillon provides a serenity combined with the overall active ambience the beach offers - so it's the best of both worlds. It's owned by Heaven, who is warm, attentive and so very helpful. He really does deliver a 'Heavenly' experience 😁. The staff is just as welcoming, so even if he's not present, you can be sure of being well looked after. The food is amazing as well, whether you're ordering the prawn masala or egg burji. Make sure you try the whole kingfish done Tandoori style, and Heaven's signature pizzas - it's a bit of authentic Italy right there in Goa! We stayed in the beach facing rooms which was air conditioned, spacious and very comfortable. It was lovely waking up and seeing the ocean, and sipping on a coffee on the sit-out as the sun went down. Overall, it's an awesome place to stay and wind down for a few days. Being back home, i miss it already and can't wait to plan my next trip!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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
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gary g wrote a review Jan 2020
Chesterfield, United Kingdom25 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
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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
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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
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Ranja wrote a review Dec 2019
Bangalore District, India2 contributions
My third visit here and it has NEVER disappointed us. Excellent staff and the most helpful owner possible!The food is excellent and this is hospitality at its best. They take care of your every need, they are well priced and the location is ideal. The beach huts are well maintained, clean and very comfortable. It's at one corner of the beach which is perfect for sunbathing. The owner Heaven is so helpful that he has now become a close friend. And each and every staff member serves you quietly with a smile on their face. It is amazing what a difference good hospitality can do for a holiday. I literally can't think of staying anywhere else in Goa. I highly recommend Papillon for the perfect stay in Goa. A huge thanks to Heaven and his entire team for the great work that they do.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kim F wrote a review Feb 2019
Wales, United Kingdom1148 contributions37 helpful votes
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I booked 3 nights here after recommendations from friends. I knew it would be basic but what we saw left me lost for words, Firstly the room I booked wasn't available, manager said occupant was supposed to move out that morning but they'd gone off on a trip and would not be back till late. He asked us to use a different room for the one night. The bathroom floor on this room had a large hole in it with cracked tiles. The next morning our original room become available about 10 am, no better, the hot tap on the shower was rusted closed, so no hot water, the bathroom wall was punctured by nails and screws, diabetics beware, The ceiling fan was clogged with dust / sand and would not turn, there was a vertical wooded step to hut no handrail. We should have moved, but only there for 3 nights and once settled on beach couldn't be bothered. Menu listed 100 % beefburgers, I felt like a change from Indian food and ordered the beef burger, about 20 % beef rest was potato and bread mix, it was mulch
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Rachael.A wrote a review Jan 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions4 helpful votes
Perfect beach front location, great food, delicious cocktails & tasty food. Comfortable cushioned sunloungers available during the day and candlelit dinning tables in the evening. Several times a week they have live entertainment which was very enjoyable.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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valeriacrs wrote a review Jan 2019
Florianopolis, SC22 contributions5 helpful votes
I experienced a very bad stay. First of all, the manager was completely mannerless, he demanded us to pay upon arrival. We asked to see the rooms and leave our luggage first and he refused, acting in a very rude way. We were given two badly huts, hot water Was not provided, rooms were not cleaned and the washrooms were really terrible. In addition to this, the huts structure was not so built very well, so during the night the temperature dicreased significately and we almost freezing in them. the overall ambience was very unpleasant. It seemed no love, care or interest in guests wellness. Also the price was really high for the service given, 50€ per night. Please, avoid it!! Palolem is plenty of other beautiful places that actually provide a very good service, for the same price.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$24 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictCanaconaPalolem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papillon Beach Huts
Which popular attractions are close to Papillon Beach Huts?
Nearby attractions include Love The Green (0.3 km) and Silent Noise (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Papillon Beach Huts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
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, and Art Resort.
Does Papillon Beach Huts have airport transportation?
Yes, Papillon Beach Huts offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Papillon Beach Huts?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (14.6 km).
Does Papillon Beach Huts have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.