- Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Loud, noisy, expensive and dishonest
We stayed at the Cuba Premium Bungalows in Palolem at the end of our 2 week holiday in India. Our idea was to enjoy some rest and beach time at the sea, so we paid extra for partial sea view bungalows (they didn't have full sea view bungalows). There is nothing premium about the bungalows and paying extra for partial sea view meant looking out directly at the restaurant (the bungalows are right behind the restaurant). We were a little bit disappointed as literally all other beach huts and bungalows in Palolem are cheaper and located directly at the beach with proper sea view. However, the biggest disappointment for us was the noise and lack of sleep and rest due to it. Palolem has a lot of lively beach restaurants and bars, but is very quiet at night because they all close at 11 PM... all except the restaurant/bar at Cuba Premium Bungalows! Their official closing time was also 11 PM, but they kept playing loud music and serving alcohol and food to loud shouting drunken guests even at 1AM, with no regard whatsoever for the bungalow guests who expect to get some rest and sleep at night. The stuff was not only ignorant to this situation, they were also dishonest: on check-out they tried to charge us for some food and drinks at the restaurant (bill stamped at 1:15AM), when we intentionally didn't eat or drink there during our stay. If you want to have some rest during your holiday in Palolem and not be overcharged, AVOID Cuba Premium Bungalows by all costs.