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Afonso Guest House

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint little guest house is tucked away in the surreal streets of a heritage site. Beautiful experience. Well kept,simple and charming rooms.The hostess and her son are friendly and helpful.We spent an evening chatting away with the hostess and we had a wonderful time. Feels like home, I miss it although we went there for only 2 days. It... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice and clean guesthouse near the St.Sebastian Chapel in the heritage part of Panajim. We stayed here for 1 night and enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the roof top terrace with self made goan bread by the friendly owner. A very good restaurant for dinner is just next door. The owner is very friendly, she can organize taxis,... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are clean, spacious and centrally located. However, I found the host to be quite rude (the elderly lady and not her son). She actually made a couple of statements to me and husband like, "You South Indians do eat quite a lot, don't you?". If you stay here, beware of this lady!

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place , it is in the city, and easily accessible by autos, cars . It is not very far from the bus stand. A lovely church is nearby which is so close.I love to hear its bells ringing . The typical Goan neighbourhood casts a lovely spell . The reception by Clifford, the owner was so warm... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 days, over the Diwali weekend. Easily, one of the best places you could stay in in Panjim. The hosts (Jeanette and Clifton), are extremely polite, helpful and accommodating. The guest house is a home away from home, tastefully (yet minimally) decorated to reflect the charms of Goa. If you are looking for a feel of... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Afonso's is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are not only very clean but everything is also well working. Breakfast is sober but tasty. People who expect more, please go to a star hotel, for me this is the right quality for the right price + you get it served on a nice & cosy roof terras! The... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights at Afonso Guest House and we were thoroughly looked after during our stay. Both Jeanette and Clifton were really helpful and gave us plenty of ideas and activities to do in the time we were in Panaji. We can recommend Afonso as an excellent place to stay. Our room (6) was kept very clean, with plenty of... More 

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Delhi
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

1. Similar hotels in the vicinity were available at half the price. You feel like a fool once you find that out at Panjim. Well, those hotels are not there on the internet. But yes, they are available at half the price. 2. Very good location for me. But this depends on what your business is at Panjim. 3. Cleanliness?... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great place to stay in the center of Panjim. Very clean and tidy with a nice rooftop to read and meet others. Just a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the riverside, the bus station and the sights. Perfectly, if you want to discover the city of Panjim and Old Goa in 1 to 2 days.

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Hyderabad, India
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are a type who wants to stay in a House atmosphere, then this is the right place. You can get all basic facilities like Bed, Bath, BreakFast & WiFi. Added advantage is Owner of the guest house is extremely helpful.

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The Afonso Guest House, run by Panaji's reputed Afonso family, is more than just a guest house to its many patrons. Nestled in the capital city's quaint Latin quarter of Fontainhas, it is a veritable bridge between Goa's Portuguese past and Indian present. A favoured haunt for many an adventurous traveller for over two decades, its hospitality and peppy spirit show no sign of aging and are still as fresh as they were back then. It makes no pretense of being luxurious; instead, Afonso Guest House prides itself in being simplistic and practical. With its friendly and welcoming hosts, it's truly your home away from home-clean and functional, the rooms are airy, and equipped with everything a traveller might need. However, the clincher is its lovely terrace graced with potted plants where traditional Goan breakfasts are served to guests every morning, overlooking the whitewashed St Sebastian Chapel. So, if you seek home in a foreign land, come over! Really! You won't regret it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Afonso Guest House

Address: Near Saint Sebastian Chapel | Fontainhas, Mala, Panjim 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > Panjim
Price Range: ₹ 2,394 - ₹ 4,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
Afonso Guest House Goa/Panjim
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Panjim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
#3 Business Hotel in Panjim
#3 Family Hotel in Panjim
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“Take the room on top floor”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles S0umenN, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor are better.”
 of 5 bubbles Karnik_Arun, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs facing the street has window and is ess claustrophobic”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaScaglia, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The son of the owner is not very helpful and feels its ok to walk around with no shirt on”
 of 5 bubbles neildonovan81, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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