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Afonso Guest House

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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 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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All reviews jeanette and clifton rooftop terrace viva panjim lovely guesthouse hot water latin quarter place to stay great hosts fontainhas area where breakfast is served authentic goan home away from home a lovely stay rooms are clean three nights walking distance visit goa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came to Goa for a wedding and I was do glad to have found this place. Located in the historic Fontainhas district of Goa’s capital, Panjim, there is history on every corner and the whole area is beautiful in a shabby chic kind of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed with our children (5 and 9 years) for 4 nights. The hotel and the rooms are charming, especially the beautiful roof terrace that gives a wonderful opportunity to relax away from the heat and the noise of the city. Well situated right in...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank SiAnLi22207
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location in Panjim, reasonably quiet area but in walking distance to both the casinos and good restaurants. For those interested in architecture there are a number of old styled houses nearby to get lost around. Staff are also very helpful/friendly.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Cathalleslie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sincere gratitude for making my stay a super pleasant one. The terrace garden is a little piece of heaven itself. Orchids and roses and ferns and Jasmine! Ahhh nothing better to wake up to that perfume and birds chirping. Not to forget the 2...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Passenger15164082524
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my stay at Afonso Guest House. Clifton was a wonderfully thoughtful host and the rest of the staff were friendly and helpful as well. The immediate neighborhood is beautiful and the rest of Panjim is easily accessible from here.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Julia H
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Mark P
August 28, 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
I booked a pickup through the hotel, its about 45 mins away and cost about £15. Everybody seems to use Uber, which saves getting ripped off all the time.
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July 7, 2017|
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Response from JulesGoneIndia | Reviewed this property |
When you check in, they will need to know if you will take breakfast at the guest house or elsewhere, so they can place an order for fresh bread in the morning. The breakfast is convenient and it's served on a lovely... More
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April 4, 2017|
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Response from polli396 | Reviewed this property |
Not a hotel for honeymooners, in my opinion. Hospedaria Abriga de Botello looked lovely and we ate at a place called Desbue which was part of La Maison Fontainhas hotel, wonderful food, lovely staff and the welcome we... More
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"The rooms facing the street on the 1st floor are perfect!"
Mar. 23, 2018
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"All the rooms seem to be fine as there are just a few ."
Dec. 27, 2017
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"Arrive early, or you might be luck as it is popular"
Dec. 12, 2017
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"Checkout time is 9AM, so plan in advance/let them know if you want to leave late."
Nov. 9, 2017
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US$42 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
afonso gues house hotel panaji
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictPanjim
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