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“temporary cosy home in Goa”
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Afonso Guest House
Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Panjim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Arriving from hectic Mumbai after a long and exhausting train ride I felt immediately welcome and home at Afonso. Jeanette and Clifton were just lovely and I enjoyed my beautiful room. Having breakfast on the roof or sitting there in the evening with a nice view away from any noisy streets was wonderful. You can feel that the whole place was created and is kept with love, personality and a sense for tradition and comfort. It is ideally located and I really hope I can come back one day - thanks, Jeanette and Clifton!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Clifton makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive, This is a really charming place to stay. Situated in a lovely old area away from the main street traffic noise, next to a charming old Portugese church, surrounded by tropical pot plants, complete with two resident (shy) puss cats. All you need in the bedrooms without the distractions of electronic gizmos. This is your ideal base for exploring Panjim.

Room Tip: Next door to Viva Family Restaurant for Goan cuisine.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank SimonDHK
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place with everything you've ever wanted or dreamt of A vacation home like a dream in the Midst of the Goan heritage properties
At a most convenient location
worth a Chaple and a restaurant next door.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank Alice D
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My colleague and I found the Afonso Guest House to be a wonderful property. Bang in the centre of the picturesque Fontainhas. Walkable from Panjim city centre, and the landmark Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The post office, supermarket, bike rentals and restaurants are all quite close by.
Aunty Jeanette and Clifton are excellent hosts. Their help was invaluable when it came to us finding our way around Goa.
The breakfast terrace is beautiful. The furniture in the house is old and lovely. The texture on the walls do merit a special mention. The heritage home is kept spotless.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Mathew G
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I would highly recommend the Afonso Guesthouse! Jeannette & Clinton are so welcoming and absolutely wonderful hosts! The guesthouse is beautiful, has AC, delicious breakfasts, and has a church right down the street! It has lovely homey feel, along with a slight European flair, and it is in a quiet part of Goa. Jeanette and Clinton were super helpful in helping us plan our day trips and navigating the city. I would recommend Afonso Guesthouse to anyone visiting Goa!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank marykatevanderwoude
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Additional Information about Afonso Guest House

Address: Near Saint Sebastian Chapel | Fontainhas, Mala, Panjim 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Panjim
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panjim
#3 Business Hotel in Panjim
#3 Family Hotel in Panjim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
Price Range: ₹ 2,410 - ₹ 3,517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 three 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 traveler 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 
Also Known As:
Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
Afonso Guest House Goa/Panjim

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