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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to spend your quality time there. I would say this is not bad at all we found it reasonable and good also. We enjoyed inside as well as Outside. This is near market we had dinner outside.

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South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kudos to Jeanette and Clifton for running such a charming and well kept guesthouse! What makes a good guesthouse or inn? The hospitality of the innkeepers is just as important as the facility and location - and Afonso Guest House hits all three marks quite well. Located in the historic Panjim area of Goa, just a short walk from the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty little guesthouse in the Latin Quarter of Panjim. Very different to the beach and clean, quirky rooms. The owners were great and very helpful with suggestions of things to do and how to get around on public transport. We loved having breakfast up on the roof top terrace.

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1Thank Kate M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Afonso Guest House for two days when I traveled solo to Goa last month. After two days on the tourist infested beaches of North Goa, I was yearning to experience a more local side of Goa. A frantic search online led me to Afonso Guest House. Situated in the old Latin quarters of Panjim and overlooking the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panaji is a great place to break your journey if travelling between north and south Goa. Some lovely old Portuguese buildings and seriously good restaurants such as Viva Panjim, it feels at times that one is in Central America or even Portugal itself, not India. Certainly an affluent and quiet city by Indian standards.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Thought this place looked cool and tried to book from overseas to no avail. Luckily there was room for one night when we turned up as this place was great. Run by a very friendly family who even organised a special deal for us at another hotel the following night as they were booked out. Also great travel advice and...

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Hamilton, Montana
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful on the outside. Right in the center of Fountainhas and short walk to city center. Rooms are nothing fancy, large enough for queen bed, small table and 2 straight chairs. Be prepared for very firm mattress. Plenty of hot water for shower. Very friendly and helpful staff who can help you get a table at the nearby Viva Panjim....

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

super well managed and beautiful guesthouse in panjim. we arrived late in the evening without any problems to check in. the room is very lovel, the staff absolut friendly and the breakfeast was fantastic. there is no better place to stay in goa. next time again 100%!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Afonso Guest House for three nights with our children. It is in an old house in a lovely neighborhood close to central Panaji, with easy walking distance to church square, shopping etc. We were very pleased to stay there and recommend it to others. We enjoyed breakfast on the roof-top verandah and the consistent WiFi. Rooms were...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for 4 nights. We were in love with the place. It was a Goan Heritage house. Extremely clean and brilliantly maintained by Clifton and Mrs. Afonso. They are very warm hosts and nice people. A must visit for any traveler to Panjim who wants to experience the "Portuguese" heritage. We came here after staying in South goa...

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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: $45 - $101 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panjim
#3 Family Hotel in Panjim
#3 Business Hotel in Panjim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
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“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
“Take the room on top floor”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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