on Nov 25, 2018
Don't ever think to go here..first thing I booked room at Valentine's retreat and last time they called and said renovation work r goin we can't can not provide u room at time so that we will give u other accommodation near there which is sister,brother company...tats y we went to tis thing ..no house keeping...no room service...no restaurant.... breakfast was horrible...10rs dried bread with 2rs jam and butter(both the days they given same )...toaster was not working and they said current is not there itseems... sugar was not there for coffee,breakfast was served near reception... current is not given to this hotel from govt I think....no glass was kept fo breakfast when we requested for water reception guy took one old water bottle and filled water from the pipe which they where using for pour water to plants and given to me and saying it is filtered water....after breakfast u have to go back to ur room to wash ur hands.....if u really want to enjoy with ur family..kindly check some other hotels...PFA of water which they given me...thr is no zero star or else I'll give zero
Not Fit For Purpose - Avoid !!!
on Mar 9, 2018
Arrived here for a one night stay at the end of a group tour. The hotel is about a 10-15 min walk from the main beach in an area with lots of building work. When I checked in there was no electricity. The shower worked surprisingly well for a basic Indian hotel but I had to take a shower in the dark! In the search for a socket that worked I found a lamp with no plug on the end. When I moved the small bedside table away from the wall it pretty much collapsed. I went off to the beach, hoping that the electricity issues would rectify themselves in my absence.
8 hours later there was still no power whatsoever! I asked the woman on the front desk who was very rude and said "one hour". Apparently, she had been saying this all day. When I suggested that they shouldn't operate as a hotel without power the woman just shrugged her shoulders and said it wasn't her fault.
The hotel is poor even by Indian standards, the usual zero hooks or anywhere to put anything. Bed like a board and dirty towels and bed linen. The breakfast, which I saw the tail end of when I checked in, looked really awful. Lots of noisy and selfish Russian guests. Yes, the hotel has a pool but you wouldn't want to sit around it as it is in the shade for most of the day and there's nothing to sit on anyway. Not a big concern as the beach is close by but worth knowing.
I've travelled plenty in India and I'm tolerant of the low standards of accommodation and cleanliness in hotels but what really annoyed me about this place was the attitude of the staff. Rude and unhelpful.
Eventually I checked out without staying the night and found an absolutely beautiful room in the hotel almost next door (Evoke Lifestyle) for just £20 more. See separate review.
My advice on JS Palms, avoid at all costs! Hard to believe that respectable tour companies use this place. It is a hovel and not fit for purpose!
on Feb 6, 2018
Came as part of a tour. Basic hotel with small room with balconies. AC and fan worked and bed was clean and comfortable and the room was secure.
Staff helpful but wifi poor. Water temperature tempramental. Pool available but not risked.
Would not stay again as there are better budget hotels but did the job for 1 night.
Simple hotel, fine for a short stay
on Jan 20, 2018
The hotel is rather fine for Goa and for its price. Advantages:
- not far from the beach, about 10-15 min walking
- calm location, it is ok to sleep because it is located far from the main road
- swimming pool
- breakfasts are not good at all, just toasts and coffee\juice
- internet is very slow, sometimes it does not work at all
- rooms are not very clean
Note: if you want to change towels/blankets or clean the room, just ask staff about that!
Good for Bachelors with open smoking not for Family, No rules except on time checkout. Pathetic Room Service.
on Jan 13, 2018
Breakfast is Terrible and not fresh. Room Service pathetic and ready to ask you to leave before checkout time. Old Rooms with insects and smelly bathroom without exhaust fan.
It a No No for family and specially kids. Please avoid this Hotel if you want a peaceful sleep.