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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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Grade: 83 out of 100
38Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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
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Date of stay: December 2019
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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 2019
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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
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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 2019
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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
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Martina C. wrote a review Jan 2019
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This was the worst hotel I've ever been to. Where do I start? First of all, the manager demanded we paid upon arrival; when we asked to see the rooms and leave our luggage first, he refused, saying that even though we hadn't liked the rooms, we still would be charged for them. That was only the start. We were given two filthy and badly built cabins, none of which had hot water. One of the two cabins' bathrooms didn't even have a roof (which was extremely unsanitary, considering the sheer amount of birds in area - see picture attached). There were also weird peep holes on the 'walls' of the bathroom (see pictures). Furthermore, the door between the open air bathroom and the room was broken, so at night the temperature dropped significantly in the room and left us freezing, so
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Date of stay: January 2019
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charl0tte296 wrote a review Jan 2019
Jodhpur, India55 contributions19 helpful votes
I didn't stay here but ate here a few times and I fully recommend it! The food is beautiful! The staff are very friendly and helpful as well, and the location is perfect. Beautiful for an evening meal on the beach. On a slight side note though (not sure if it's connected to the accommodation), I wouldn't use the massage place just in the back next to the beach bungalows. I went for a back, neck and shoulder massage and a head and neck massage. It advertises women will get a woman masseuse but i didnt, and the man took me in and just stood there waiting for me to undress, watching me. I didn't feel comfortable so had to ask for a woman and then had to wait a while for her to come. Then the head massage was done by the man and he took me back outside to sit outside on a chair
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Date of stay: January 2019
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wendyed wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom743 contributions26 helpful votes
Adored this placed cant rate it highly enough. The best part of the beach in the area. Amazing hut with a a killer view . Food is excellent and wonderfully prepared with ac cre and attention to your liking. Staff were wonderful . Owner really good . I will return
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Date of stay: March 2018
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SLG wrote a review Apr 2018
Icmeler, Turkey23 contributions10 helpful votes
We have had the most awesome week here at Papillon! We’re already working out when we can return to this Gem of a place! We were met by the owner on arrival who promptly took our cases to our room. He then introduced us to the Papillon Team. Without this team, our stay wouldn’t have been half as good. They worked tirelessly round the clock to ensure we had everything we needed or wished for. The room was good and all we needed for a comfortable stay. It was cleaned everyday and when ourAC broke, it was fixed immediately. The food is also good too so this place ticked all our boxes. The cocktails need a special mention though as they were delicious especially the strawberry daiquiri! However we like to try different establishments when we’re away and the huts are only a short
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Jonny780 wrote a review Mar 2018
Berlin, Germany5 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a very nice time at Papillon where we stayed for around a week. its located at the quite south end of the beach which is great place to settle at palolem. they offer simple huts like most places but with everything you need and its good value, especially the ones with direct sea view. the restaurant is a very nice place to relax at daytime as well. The friendly manager aaqib makes sure you get everything you need. We would come again.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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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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