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The Fern Gardenia Resort
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Canacona
Mumbai, India
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Leisure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

As stated in many other reviews this place is great if you want a little peace and quiet as well as have a little more "luxury" than the cheap beach huts at Palolem beach can offer. The small cabins are nice and tidy with excellent AC and clean bathrooms with a very nice shower. The pool is great on hot days and the crew working are polite and helpful. The Spa is still not open but the restaurant and pool bar were in full swing. The hotel offer free taxi to Palolem beach from 9-18 and after that they help get a taxi or rickshaw. We rented rickshaw and went to Agonda beach almost every day as its much nicer than Palolem.

We stayed for a total of 2 days and enjoyed in very much.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank pras_14
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Auckland
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed 3 nights here and it was a very relaxing break from some of our Indian travels. We had a winter green bungalow - it was very small, but well designed, quiet and set in a beautiful garden. Whilst known of them had a balcony / outside sitting area, there was plenty of seating / loungers by the swimming pool. The indoor / out door restaurant was very nice and we enjoyed the buffet breakfasts.Staff were very friendly, smiley and always helpful. They went the "extra mile" and sent something I had left there to our hotel in Mumbai, for which I was very appreciative.
Whilst the resort is about a 20 minute walk to the beach, they provide transport "on demand" during the day and there are plenty of autorickshaws at night We ate at the beach cafes for other meals and got to have some long overdue steak protein!!! eating at Alessandra for two nights - great steak - (for india) The beach was really nice - lots of people, cafe / bars / beach bungalows of varying standards - some with AC, but most were beach shack standard.We would love to return to both Palolem and Fern Gardenia.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

This hotel offers simple but very nice bungalows hidden in a splendid garden. The staff does his work with enthousiasm. At the restaurant the menu might not show very impressive, but the chefs will do everything to please you, even if you dont fancy all too spicy food. The breakfast buffet is excellent, taking in account that the possibilities in that part of India are not the same as in Europe or the States. The swimming pool with the bar plesed us very much. Transportation to the nearby beach is free.The situation of the hotel is excellent for a cultural excursion to Chandor and Margao and to the many mansions of the Portuguese colonial period. Free WiFi is available everywhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank DaLi1033
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great little resort ! Neat elegant accommodation. Close to beach - once you have rented a two wheeler. Away from most of the touristy stuff but close to beaches and fun. the rooms are private and around the pool - all of them are as good as the other - except off-course the size.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Rajavel
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Wivenhoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Small and quiet with air conditioned huts round a clean pool.Great location in the countryside away from the crowds at Palolem but with a free shuttle all day. Nearby Agonda beach is beautiful. Staff discreet and a bit shy but very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Marples
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Additional Information about The Fern Gardenia Resort

Property: The Fern Gardenia Resort
Address: Palolem Agonda Road Devabag | Near Dhavlikar Hospital, Canacona 403728, India
Region: India > Goa > Canacona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Canacona
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,651 - ₹ 9,498
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fern Gardenia Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fern Gardenia Resort is a unique Eco - Sensitive Resort at Palolem beach in South Goa. Apart from being the only hotel in Palolem with a Swimming Pool & Pool Bar, the hotel aims at providing Luxury accommodations to the budget sensitive travelers, which is a first for Palolem beach. Located 1KM from Palolem Beach in South Goa’s Canacona district. About 60kms from the Airport, 2kms from the Canacona Railway Station and 30kms from Margao.The Palolem beach, also known as Paradise beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Goa with crystal clear waters and white sand. This beach has fast become the best alternative to the crowded beaches of North Goa.As of now, accommodations in Palolem were restricted only to the shanty coco huts or guest houses along the beach belt or to the only expensive Star hotel in Canacona which is way beyond the reach of many. The Fern Gardenia is the only hotel in its category which sports all the comforts and amenities of a Luxury hotel but fits in the budget of the average traveler visiting Palolem and Agonda. ... more   less 
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