Very bad. Images are very deceptive. Stay away.
on Jun 26, 2017
The hut is shabby and gloomy. Not at all a pleasant stay. The entire hut was made of plywood. Bathroom was just ok. No TV. No toiletries provided. Even no water bottle provided. Had to ask for it and was chargeable.
The bedsheets were dirty. The room tiles oozed out salt water and made it extremely difficult for us to stay in it. Also the hut was covered in astic to prevent from rain. But that made us feel suffocated with no proper ventilation. The photos appear to be good . In photos the hotel appears to be spacious. But they are not at all good. With tiny huts situated close by . No privacy at all. The lanes in the hotel were too narrow.
The entire stay made us feel sick and ruined the charm of Palolem for us.
Only saving grace was the caretaker who took good care of us.
A wonderful eco-friendly place to stay and unwind yourself
on May 7, 2017
This property is very unique as compared to other beach resorts in Goa. The reason being you find a lot of greenery, tress and plantation all around this resort and the way they've structures their huts is very special coz it gives each hut a privacy. I have stayed at this place twice and it was no doubt a amazing experience. Palolem beach is just 3 to 4 mins walk from this resort. If you are looking for a stay very close to Palolem beach along with some privacy & peace, this is the place to live in. But if you are looking for a beach touch place, music and crowd then beach huts might be a better option. A/C rooms in Shawnels are fantastic. The only suggestion I would like to give Shawnels management is to start serving tea/coffee & breakfast.
Cute place, but aircon didn't work
on May 2, 2017
We had a superior A/C double tucked away on the side in a beautiful garden.
The room and bed were fine, but the aircon kept switching on and off all night. We turned it off, but the fan was really loud as well. We didn't sleep at all well. We told the manager in the morning and he didn't seem to care saying it was a brand new A/C unit.
We checked out and are now staying at a beach hut with A/C for less money right on the beach.
I'd skip this place and head straight to the beach if staying in Palolem.
Fake Information made us move
on Apr 25, 2017
Webpage and information provided are fake. For instance: 50 meters to the beach mean 500 meters walk through a village passing open toilets and mountains for garbage. The superior room was not available because the place has just seen a renovation which is not reflected on the website. Very disappointing and we left even before checking in.
Wonderful stay in an oasis of calm!
on Apr 18, 2017
Loved the location of Shawnels, literally a 3 minute walk to the beach and just down the lane from the German bakery. Was lovely to have a break from the beach to come back to this lovely little oasis of calm! The gardens are beautiful, lots of greenery, flowers, pots and ornaments. Swinging chairs and fairy lights...Lovely! The manager/caretaker 'Ram' is a pure gentleman. Very kind and helpful. Our 9 year old son had a great time with him playing games and chatting! Our room was as it appeared on the photos. Don't expect to have room cleaned and new towels provided every day.....Not that you need it.....But if you ask, they will be provided and cleaning done! Air con was a must in April and was refreshing to come back to. Had an amazing time here and will definitely return one day. Thanks for a great stay x. P.s. Bidesh M review is all lies. No smell of liquor anywhere.