The Fern Kadamba situated on the new Old Goa Panaji Highway is an upscale 5-star business hotel that is also known as Goa’s first eco-sensitive property and it is rightly located in the Heritage Centre of Goa. The property is owned by Milrock and managed by Concept Hospitality Private Limited.
The Fern Kadamba is an eco-friendly boutique hotel having all the rooms in the hotel come fitted with an energy saver panel. The hotel offers 31 Winter Green Rooms, 11 Winter Green Premium Rooms, 4 Fern Club Rooms, and 2 Hazel Suites with contemporary and heritage views. Goa’s rich heritage pays tribute to the hotel’s furnishing, art, and cuisine, set amidst the lush greenery of a sprawling property.
According to the General Manager of the property Mr Rajeev Kumar, he has never faced an issue with the occupancy. “Each type of property has its pros and cons and managing a small property is easier compared to the large one. On the one side, we are doing exceptionally well with our occupancy rate but at the same, we feel sad when we have to refuse many of our repeated clients due to the unavailability of the rooms. It leaves a bad taste in guests when we say “NO” during their future booking. Also afraid to lose the large size of business which has more benefits in terms of source of income.”
According to him, Fern Kadamba is highly recognized amongst corporate clients. “We have 88 hotels across the country and overseas and besides the unit sales, we have 9 regional sales offices in different locations in India,” he said adding that their presence is very strong in Metro and 2nd-tier cities. “Our business comes from various channels and sources and according to me, word-of-mouth publicity gets more than half our job done. Every happy guest refers us to their contact and references and that works very well for us.”
Speaking on the USP of the property he said The Fern Kadamba comes under the upscale 5-star business hotels segment having all the modern facilities and being situated in the heritage centre of Goa. “Our hotel has 48 well-appointed rooms along with various options for Banqueting and Multi-cuisine dining. We are also one of the Eco-Sensitive hotels striving hard to adhere to the go green factor and our state-of-the-art recreation facilities make our property special among others. The hotel also has other facilities such as Spa & Salon, Squash Court, 3 Layered Swimming Pool, and the Largest Gymnasium setup.”
The Fern Kadamba also has multiple options when it comes to the Banqueting facility and they can cater from 10 pax to 400 pax for any social and corporate requirements. It has meeting rooms with different capacities besides the hall and an open-air Poolside lawn for large Banqueting or events. Easy access to the property and massive parking facilities attract guests to us for their events.
GUEST ROOM & FACILITIES
Four room types – Winter Green, Winter Green Premium, The Fern Club, and Hazel Suite | High-speed Internet |Air-conditioning, hot & cold water | In-room dining | Housekeeping | Flat screen TV with iso+ channels of entertainment & International news | Ensuite bathrooms, suites with bathtub | Full-length wardrobe | Ironing board on request | Pillow menu | Digital in-room safe | Complimentary in-room tea & coffee facility J Mini-bar | Business desk.
Includes outdoor swimming pool set next to Cafe Tinto. Modern & equipped fitness centre with steamed bath & Spa on the second floor. Besides this, there is an ultra-modern squash court & Card Room.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Fully-equipped business centre | Express check-in & checkout | Comprehensive travel assistance —sightseeing tours, travel desk, foreign exchange conversion, ticket booking, city & airport transfers | Laundry set-vice | Smoking area | Free car park | Safety deposit box | Access facility for the differently-abled.
Tarshish – Speciality restaurant serves authentic Indian & Mughlai Cuisine.
Café Tinto – a unique coffee shop on the first floor overlooking the swimming pool. Serves buffet breakfast lunch & dinner along with International & Indian Cuisine
Garrafào – TheBar- a well-stocked bar to quench one’s thirst with beer, international spirits, and cocktails.