Booked a deluxe beach front hut in advance (so no doubt paid way over the odds), arrived at check in early by 0930 and the monosyallbic man on the desk allowed me to check in which was great. Initial hut was right next to big seating area of restaurant so asked to move to the adjacent hut which was empty, After much head scratching and several phone calls i was allowed to move.
Super comfy bed, amazing view out to ocean from bed, room very cool, bathroom was a bit naff but its not like you spend any time in there. Ate a few times in the restaurant and food was always great and the beer cold.
I really wanted to love this place, its a nice set up, lovely restaurant area and chill out sofas, and room was great though way over priced - as seems to be the goa way of late. But for some reason it left no lasting impression me, and I can only put that down to the staff, With the exception of 2 of the lads, staff couldn't appear less interested in guests if they tried. A couple of the guys I literally didn't see them do a thing for the few days i was there.
All in all though I would still recommend it as in lovely position at end of beach - just hope next year the staff are a bit more interested in their guests!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papillon Beach Huts Palolem, Goa