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Ciaran's
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Stayed for 4 nights with 3 friends. These are by far the best beach huts on Palolem Beach. We stayed here after reading all the good reviews on trip advisor and the place didn't disappoint. Good standard of hut, don't expect 5 star luxury but perfectly suitable for India. 4 poster bed with Mosquito net, plenty of room and a shower with hot water as and when needed. The food at Ciaran's is really good the fried Calamari was a favourite of ours. There was always plenty of food available at breakfast. Marvin was really friendly and helpful with good knowledge of the area. A great place to relax. Wi-fi is freely available in the restaurant and reception area for those that want to use it. We had a great stay and I would certainly go again if ever in Goa.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

I have recently returned from an amazing stay at Ciarans, I was in the beach hut with sea views next to the restaurant and despite the review from a previous person who found it too noisy I thought it was fine. It was always quiet after 11pm which was fine . The matress was so comfortable and the seaview was amazing, The staff were so friendly ,especially Krishna. The food was amazing. Eggs, porridge, bread, fresh fruit or cereals for breakfast. The food was definitly the best on Palolem beach. The sea was so warm and the beach was quiet. Ciarans is a little more expensive than anywhere else but is worth every penny. It truly is paradise and i will definitly be back It is easy to go alone as everyone is so friendly.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

I found out about Ciaran's from tripadvisor and decided to stay there after reading all the good reviews.

Without a doubt this is the best place to stay in Palolem beach. The accommodation is lovely, the staff are excellent and the food is amazing!!

The atmosphere is nice and relaxed as you're right on beach and staff are really friendly and helpful. You'll find that everyone wants to stay here and are really disappointed if it's fully booked, but will still come here for food and drinks as its the best place around.

I will definitely be returning and would recommend this place to anyone planning to visit Goa. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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John C, Manager at Ciaran's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thanks a lot for the review.We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us,and also happy to know that we have kept our standards to meet your needs.We shall try our level best to make sure that Ciarans stays this way in the nearest future too.We also do hope that you would recommend it to your close ones and come to Ciarans again in future.

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was our first stop in India and our plan was to stay here for 4 nights. However we found it impossible to leave and ended up staying for nearly 2 weeks!! The rooms are great (we stayed in about 5!) and it doesnt get much better than waking up to the sound of the Indian ocean. One of the highlights of Ciarans is the staff, who quickly became our friends. Marvin is the main man and in the restaurant area, Krishna, Govinda and Poop are always on hand providing service with a smile. If you want a nice espresso - ask for Govinda! The food is also very pleasant, especially the seafood and freshly made chapati and nan. Complimentary Afternoon Tea is also a lovely touch. A great place to stay and nowhere better to just relax and take it easy!! I will most definitley be coming back.

Room Tip: Book early to avoid having to move around!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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John C, Owner at Ciaran's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thanks a lot for the review.We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us,and also happy to know that we have kept our standards to meet your needs.We shall try our level best to make sure that Ciarans stays this way in the nearest future too.We also do hope that you would recommend it to your close ones and come to Ciarans again in future.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

It’s hard to find enough superlatives for Ciaran’s Hotel. I’ve just completed my second annual pilgrimage and am having severe withdrawal symptoms back in London. For those that think primarily with their stomachs, Ciaran’s centres around a beach view restaurant and bar, stocked with ice-cold drinks and fuelled by a tandoori oven. Rarely has fresh seafood tasted so good, so good that most guests struggle venture further down the beach to sample other options.You will see what I mean when you get there.

Our room was a garden hut complete with a four poster bed, draped in mosquito netting, an en suite bathroom with solar powered hot water and a secluded front balcony with hammock, chairs, and a glimpse of the sea. More importantly, we were only a short waddle away from the restaurant and the sun loungers on the beach.

For me, the best thing about Ciaran’s is although the ambiance is ultra-relaxed, the service is is ultra-efficient. Whether it’s laundry, airport transfers, a day-trip to the Anjuna Markets, or a boat loaded with a bucket of cold beers to Butterfly Bay that you need, nothing is too much to ask for, and everything is sorted efficiently and quickly behind the scenes. Which, in turn, gives you more time to think about your next meal and to make sure you work your way through that menu.

Room Tip: Two tips from me: firstly, if you want to be in the quietest huts, ie furthermost from the kitchen t...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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John C, Owner at Ciaran's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thanks a lot for the review.We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us,and also happy to know that we have kept our standards to meet your needs.We shall try our level best to make sure that Ciarans stays this way in the nearest future too.We also do hope that you would recommend it to your close ones and come to Ciarans again in future.

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Additional Information about Ciaran's

Address: Hno 233/A, Palolem Beach,Behind Old Syndicate bank, | South Goa, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Canacona > Palolem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Palolem
Price Range: ₹ 2,000 - ₹ 5,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The crescent shaped bay of Palolem Beach is lined with swaying coconut palms. In the heart of this idyllic location lies Ciaran's, a handful of boutique beach cottages set around lush green tropical gardens. We hope you can join us in this breathtakingly beautiful corner of Goa. ... more   less 
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Ciaran`s Hotel Palolem
Ciaran's Palolem, Goa

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