This is my second stay in Palolem Beach Resort. Last time we were in the big deluxe garden bungalow but it was far from beach. This time we actually booked Cuba Premium Bungalows but due to pandemic setback and Coastal Regulations that was closed. Hotels. Com did a quick full refund of our payment and also suggested amicably that now Palolem Beach Resort has been taken over by the same proprietary and managerial group, so we went there and made a booking. We got an absolutely beach facing cottage with AC and geyser, with two balconies, (only cottage *09 has such facility) one facing the sea and the beach and the other facing the cute garden and the food station. The location is very good, and basic amenities were OK in that cottage.
Food was good and the staff polite. The hotel has a privileged location for driving in, right at the main official entrance, and just beside the official car park. Plus all the shops are right next to it on one side and the boat-launching zone of the beach on the other side. For non-adventurous, cozy family trip it is the best in palolem, and mostly for Indian families. However, the most scenic and exotic part of the beach is on the other side, where Ciarans, Art Resort and the erstwhile Cube premium are located, so those who are avid swimmers and tropical beach vibes lovers like us, should try the absolutely on-the-sand huts on the other side of palolem beach.