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Navi Mumbai, India
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rooms and courteous staff. Good restaurant. However, the restaurant serves limited menu and the taste is average. Also, the breakfast menu needs improvement. But the location of the resort is good. Beach is at walking distance.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a fern property, it's licensed to some local guy. Hence service not upto the mark. Cons Understaff resort No much variety in breakfast as well for Veg Open air restaurant which creates problem in day as it's hot and misquote will kill you at night Need some maintenance hope done quickly Food not at all great Pros... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The ambience of the place is excellent. Lots of greenery with each cottage being surrounded by lush plants. This gives each cottage privacy and a cosy feeling. As others have said the place is in dire need of maintenance. Lots of things are falling apart. The pool is fun to swim in but the tiles are wearing out. And the... More 

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Thank Venky_Mayya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Cons - The room was quite small and the shower unit in the bathroom had practically no wiggle room. Not much variety in breakfast as well. Pros - courteous staff, the aloo parathas were awesome... ask for their strong masala chai and it is simply awesome. Their flying tigress is a cocktail one must try. Overall... check in if you... More 

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Udaipur, India
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Its 15 minute walk to beach. Free shuttle available from hotel. The rooms are just so small that if end before it start.it just had a bed in it and if you carry a bit luggage with you then you will not find any space. the rooms are isolated from each other and is made of wood. we could spot... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Place is really nice - very similar to European resorts - they have free shuttle to the beach which is 15mins on foot from there. Rooms are very clean with all needed facilities - only smell in the room is disturbing but with this much humidity it's totally understandable. Only bad thing was brakfast which was included in the price... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel yard is very nice, full with green trees and bushes with pool in the middle. Pool is nice and clean, but poolside bar is not working. We took our own drinks and nobody seemed to mind. Staff was very friendly and rooms were cleaned nicely every day, also complimentary water bottles and body wash&shampoo were provided. And tv had... More 

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Thank Ieva J
Ghaziabad, India
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

It is an interesting resort with all female staff - from the bell girl, receptionist, housekeeping etc. The pool is not maintained though. The rooms and spacious and comfortable. Staff was also helpful. The shuttle to hotel is a good initiative. Limited breakfast spread.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Clearly an excellent resort in its day but not maintained well. Staff are not particularly welcoming or friendly. The food at breakfast is possibly the worst we've had on our trip so far. One positive is the shuttle into palolem (which we fell in love with)

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geelong
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quite small but cosy cottages. Rooms require some general maintenance which is typically reflective of India. The gardens surrounding the cottages are beautiful creating a tranquil ambience. Staff were very pleasant and rooms were serviced daily without request. A satisfactory buffet breakfast was available as were meals throughout the day but the service was a bit lack lustre The biggest... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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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 

Additional Information about The Fern Gardenia Resort

Address: Palolem Agonda Road Devabag | Near Dhavlikar Hospital, Canacona 403728, India
Region: India > Goa > Canacona
Price Range: RM299 - RM737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fern Gardenia Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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The Fern Gardenia Hotel Canacona
The Fern Gardenia Resort Goa, India - Canacona
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“There is only 18 rooms in this property on ground floor facing to pool. Makes no difference which one you get.”
 of 5 bubbles kuldeepjainesl, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try their In room dining food, it's good. And Yes, do mention to provide accompaniments along with food or else you will not get.”
 of 5 bubbles pooja_negi27, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the bigger cottages, the basic version is too small.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some cottages overlook the pool, others are tucked back a bit...you could ask for your preference”
  • Cottage entrance on a rainy night, reflected in the water on the path
 of 5 bubbles Barbaragailblock, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that are situated in a corner on the left side of the pool feel more private.”
 of 5 bubbles jkysharma, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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