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Agonda Beach Rd, Agonda 403702 India
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#8 of 27 hotels in Agonda
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Hendrick and Sofia and their lovely family are the perfect hosts. They are available whenever needed, yet allow privacy and comfort to prevail. The rooms are clean and have views of the sea from the balconies. Their small restaurant attached to the hotel produces a nice variety of homemade choices prepared with flavor and care. The fresh fish caught the same day was amazingly moist and flavorful.
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Raj wrote a review Oct 2021
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Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms, excellent food, amazing cooking, beautiful dish but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the staff. All of the people are incredibly helpful and generous, etiquette and elegant with their time and advice. This was one of the nicest places we stayed in the four days in agonda Beach. Thanks for making our visit to South goa that much better.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Destination71774 wrote a review Dec 2019
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The family helped my wife and I during the super cyclone. The owner helped us move from a terrible night during the storm that almost killed us at the Agonda Paradise. The price was remarkably cheap with full restaurant and bar even during the storm. The room was wonderful and clean with balcony overlooking the beach. The Guest House is in the middle of the Beach area and extremely convenient. I highly recommend this place not only for a bargain but safe and comfortable!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Less than 50 meters to the beach, over looks the beach and sturdy mason building.
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Jackson wrote a review Mar 2019
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Nice, family-run guesthouse. Both Hendrick and his wife Sophia are always there to help whatever you need. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is great - just a few steps from the beach. The food in the integrated resautrante is delicious. Our room was very spacious and has a large terrace with refrigerator. The bathroom is well equipped and everything works fine. The room as well as the rest of the guest house and restaurant is very clean. We felt very comfortable and will definitely come back. Many Thanks Petra
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David W wrote a review Jan 2019
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Definitely five stars! I was well cared for during my 8 day stay in January 2019. The staff was always kind and helpful (and yet unobtrusive). I enjoyed the other guests and I learned that many of them come back year after year. The Maria Paulo guesthouse has three floors and is clean and well kept. I stayed in Deluxe Room # 4 on the middle floor, with a balcony and small ocean view. I loved hearing the surf from my bed. In addition to my room’s private balcony, there is a shared balcony (where the Wi-Fi was better than in my room.) To be clear, my room was not “Holiday Inn” — my bathroom was worn and the toilet gurgled, etc. No problem for me. I loved the relaxed family feeling of the place. The family still lives on the ground floor. The Maria Paulo location is terrific. You can walk 2 minutes to the beach, 2 minutes to the village center (at St Anne’s church). It’s a 5 minute walk to most of the restaurants and yoga in town (walking along the beach or the street. I ate at their own Maria Paulo Restaurant on the ground floor patio at least once a day for 8 days. I always got exactly the meal I wanted. The staff is conscientious and considerate. I love the fresh fish tikka. The dining area does not open onto the beach, but instead it’s fun to watch people walking by on the street out front. Yes, I definitely give it five stars. I hope to return!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nilanjan C wrote a review Dec 2018
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We travelled as a family with a 3 year old kid and booked the guest house for 10.5 K INR / night from December 26 to December 30 , 2018. First the good things i) The cook is excellent and even customizes the food. He was particularly helpful when requested to prepare special meals for my son . He even cooked maggi for us. A big thumbs up for him ! The hotel really does not deserve him. ii) Nice location - just 200 metres from the beach. iii) The owner - Henrique and his wife are very courteous and helpful Now the negatives i) Beware - this hotel does not have any rooms with sea views. What you get is glimpses of the sea in between buildings and coconut trees. Most properties in Agonda actually have better views ii) No value for money and utter lack of professionalism - Breakfast / lunch takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours from the time you order. Beware - if you have to take break fast at 9 AM , order by 7 AM . The bedding is not at all clean and very clumsy. The bathroom is all rusted. Paying 10,000 INR - around 100 pounds and yet you do not have a AC in the room iii) Room service is something which you need to request again and again - On the day of check in the service boy told me very rudely that they cannot come for room service and almost ordered me to take food in the restaurant. It was only when I paid him some bucks that he agreed. iii) The hotel boys and staff (except cook) are very lethargic . They have very few guests in the restaurant (while other hotels are filled up) and they are not willing to work unless their owner is present. Very unprofessional. Infact it is only when Henrique is present that they tend to work actively. iv) Wifi is very poor though they have individual wifi modems in each room. They dont seem to work. All in all - this is a 15 - 20 pound home run guest house and does not deserve to be a 100 pounds room. Its a pity that the owner is very helpful and the cook is very good. But the lack of all round professionalism has left it in a sad state of affairs, They show footbal matches on saturdays and sundays on a giant projector and it is only then that they have some guests . Otherwise the guesthouse receives very few footfalls !! Would not recommend this. There are tons of better places to stay in Agonda. Dunhill on the beach is by far the best . There are many others which are very good as well. But this is certainly not upto the mark. With a little bit more professionalism , this could be converted to a good hotel. However there is no care or concern for the same. Cheers!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Second floor rooms are bigger and have personal balcony but no AC
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Hevg77 wrote a review Dec 2018
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
The property is fantastically located but the standard of the rooms is way below the rating given. The towels were crispy for want of a better phrase and the bathroom was rusty and there was no hot water. The beach view was actually a balcony facing a rubbish dump area and I could not see the sea unless inside and through gaps in various buildings that obscured it. Outside our rooms was a communal area with a bed and fridge which indicated more of a hostel vibe. I am always happy with basic accommodation if clean but this was a £20 a night accommodation not £75 in my opinion. Staff were friendly and accommodating but I felt a few basic improvements would justify that price Agonda beach is beautiful and the accommodation could not be more conveniently located though.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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cacaj wrote a review Dec 2018
Inverness563 contributions211 helpful votes
Since I last reviewed this guesthouse two years ago we have stayed 4 more times and now do not bother moving to another hotel during our holiday. It really is the most conveniently placed in Agonda being right in the centre. We find the family friendly but not intrusive and the staff helpful. The watchful eye of the oldest member of the family makes sure that nothing escapes their attention for long. This year the evening food was excellent. Their attempts to overcome poor local Wi-Fi are ongoing and had some success. The use of the restaurant area for showing large screen football matches ensures that there is no disruption from loud music or late night revels and at present there are no adjoining properties making noise.The price is very fair for the amenities offered.There is no WOW factor but solid reliability has moved this property up to a 5 in my book.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: top floor has the best views and a lovely balcony
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rafael b wrote a review Nov 2018
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we stay at maria paulo the second time and for sure not last time! sofia and hendrik were helpful whatever we needed. the rooms are nice and clean and even a fridge was there. all our breakfasts we took at the restaurant. fantastic pancakes, omlets and fresh juices. we can strongly recomnend this guesthouse.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pritha C wrote a review Oct 2018
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First the good things. The room had a very good view, we could see the sunset and the beach directly from our room. Clean bed-sheet, towels and proper refrigerator. A very nice balcony on the side of room 102. Now why the poor rating? Goa is a place we keep going back to and what always appeals to us is the behavior of the hosts everywhere. I see a lot of reviews praising the hosts here but we received absolutely no welcome from the hosts, besides a young lady who smiled at us a couple of times. The staff (who seem to be non local) seems to be running the show. The owner (man) we have spotted a couple of times but forget about wishing us, he has always appeared grumpy. His mother, an old lady, kept giving us hostile looks and never for once even smiled (which we are ready to excuse considering her age). The staff who run the show are equally non-cooperative and unfriendly. They have different sets of behavior for the foreign tourists and the Indian tourists. They even refused us room service!! When asked for glasses, they gave them to us after much pestering. No water is supplied to the rooms. The only ATM in the area was down and the nearest ATM was 2 kms away. While WiFi connectivity is really poor, their card machine was also not working. We requested them to kindly take us on their bike at any hour (we informed a day before check out) to this other ATM. They flatly refused asking us to take the auto instead which charged Rs. 200 up and down just to draw cash to pay them. Over all, this is far from any experience we have had at Goa so far. The hosts were borderline hostile to us even as they got cozy and offered all sorts of services to the foreigners. I will never recommend this place for staying although their restaurant is the best in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go to room 102 or 103, both of which has a sea view from the room and balcony respectively.
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Joanne G wrote a review Sep 2018
Widnes, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited 2 nights on the run. Watched the football yesterday & tempted back today for dinner. CHICKEN TANDOORI ....AMAZING. Delicious 😁 The staff are so good attentive but respect your space. We will definitely be back keep the TANDOORI burning and the Kingfisher Chilled for us. Thank you for 2 great nights Jo & Dave
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maria paulo guest house agonda beach hotel canacona
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Maria Paulo Guest House- Agonda
LOCATION
IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictAgonda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maria Paulo Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Maria Paulo Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Agonda Beach (0.4 km) and Agonda Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maria Paulo Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Maria Paulo Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Maria Paulo Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Maria Paulo Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maria Paulo Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Breeze, Madhu's Beach Huts Restaurant, and Manveer's Kitchen.
Does Maria Paulo Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Maria Paulo Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Maria Paulo Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Agonda.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maria Paulo Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maria Paulo Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Maria Paulo Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (8.3 km).