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Afonso Guest House

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we discovered this guesthouse by chance when we missed a flight and had such a lovely time exploring the neighbourhood around that we have added Panjim to our primarily North goa - beach bumming holidays. Stayed a nght here again and just walked around Panjim. The hosts are lovely to talk to and very good about recommending new galleries or...

Thank Meghna_Singhee
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A classic Portuguese house in a quiet street with easy access to everything worth seeing in & around Panjim. You will be welcomed and well looked after by Jeanette & Clifton who offer a lovely mixture of old world charm & modern sophistication. The roof terrace is a real bonus. Very good value for money and highly recommended to anybody...

Thank BenidormSanSeb
Seattle, USA
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

9am checkout. Rs2500 for one night in double bed with two twin sheets as only blankets. Nice people. Great location. Nice rooftop. Expensive breakfast. Wonderful water pressure and hot water. But 9am checkout!!!

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The house is very nice and perfectly located in Panaji close to the bus station (to go to beaches or Old Goa) and good restaurants (such as Viva Panjim). And the owner and her son are lovely. They gave us very good advices not to miss the things to be see around, they were very kind and helpful. We felt...

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Paderne, Portugal
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at Afonso Guest House from Mar. 4 to 8. As soon as I arrived I knew I made the right decision. The trees outside and plants and greenery inside gave the house a certain peacefulness. The Afonso family are very friendly and helpful and the staff are very warm. Breakfast on the veranda was great and the location of...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a by-lane in the Fontainhas area of Panjim, this quiet place of the Afonso family is warm and welcoming. Mrs. Afonso welcomes you with a smile and basic do's and dont's that come along with home stays, although this one is not one. The family lives next door. Rooms are quiet. A/c may need some servicing coz...

Thank Girish D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable stay at Afonso, which is very close to all attractions and restaurants of Panjim. Clean rooms, with lots of trees around. If you are lucky, can get chance to play of their cats. Highly recommended.

Thank Prakash_Kishan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending almost a month staying in budget accommodations throughout india with rooms having no toilets, filthy mattresses and sheets and no fans or ac, I decided to spend some of the money I had saved on a more comfortable accommodation for one night while I was saying in Panjim while I was travelling from Gokarna to Varanasi, I was...

Thank Isaac M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for two nights and very nice it was.Madam and Clifton could not do any more to help. Good wi-fi and a nice room with double and single bed.The house is tastefully decorated throughout in the old quarter of Panjim.Just 50m away is Viva Panjim an excellent restaurant,good food reasonable prices,easy flat 10 mins to bus station.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect combination of Portugal and India. Lovely owners. Checkout time is 9am which is early - but on the other side I was invited to check in at 10:30 in the morning which was great! The breakfast terrace is heaven and the rooms are spacious and cozy! Thanks for a great stay.

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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 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: $47 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
Afonso Guest House Goa/Panjim
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panjim
#3 Business Hotel in Panjim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
#3 Family Hotel in Panjim
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“I suppose the rooms not facing the road are quieter during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles Lamagirish, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is a bit of street noise, so ask for a rear facing room during the cool season when windows are kept open.”
 of 5 bubbles Twice_the_Money, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take the rooms on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles WanderfulWeekendz, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask Janet - she will know what's best for you. Also check out amazing rooftop”
 of 5 bubbles SimonHD2014, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms are better. Beware of windows that overlook into very close by neighbors”
 of 5 bubbles Kumaresh_sekaran, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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