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Vivenda Dos Palhacos

Certificate of Excellence
Costa Vaddo,, Majorda 403713, India
Vivenda Dos Palhacos
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent just one night there with my family on my way to the airport for flight back to UK. I will certainly go again next time I am in Goa. The rooms are extremely comfortable with unusual ornaments and pictures, mainly from the heritage of the family who own it. The pool and surroundings are lovely, and the food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came across Vivenda Dos Palhacos while looking for interesting and beautiful places to stay in South Goa and booked it for an extremely special occasion several months in advance. From the generally positive reviews, we gleaned that the hosts were warm and welcoming, and there was a common pool for guests to use; these were special draws for us... More 

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New York, New york
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151 reviews 151 reviews
72 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying at Vivenda four years ago for 5 days, we knew we would return. This time we decided to treat ourselves to 9 days. What a wonderful way to unwind after 3 weeks of marvelous sightseeing. It was great to be back in this charming hotel that feels like a home. We were delighted to be greeted by the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed in this delightful home with my husband and two older teenage sons in January this year. It really did feel as though we were friends staying as family guests. Charlotte and Simon made us very welcome and ensured that we knew how to amuse ourselves during our stay. We had detailed written instructions for our taxi driver for... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Vivenda dos Palhacos is a lovely small hotel. It feels almost like staying in someone's home. The house is built around a small pool and lounging area, and the rooms are decorated with charm and taste. The hotel staff are very friendly, as are the hosts (Simon and Charlotte) who are usually around during the day. An excellent breakfast is... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This has been absolutely perfect! A smal boutique hotel which feels more like a home away from home! The service is amazing and the staff is friendly and polite. The quality of the food is fantastic, whether western or Indian cooking. Charlotte and Simon are great hosts! The rooms are slightly on the smaller side and the dogs can be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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380 reviews 380 reviews
62 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Reserve for meals & you will be surprised to find excellent western food at amazing prices. Salads that are safe to eat & tasty. Well worth it when you are all curried out! Plus a beautifully restored old Portuguese house.

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West Mids
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This accommodation was recommended by our travel company Audley Travel so we were expecting a high standard. However the write up we had before hand was not true reflection of what we found. The facility was rustic which was great however it's level of cleanliness in the bathrooms in particular was poor. The drain in our bathroom was full of... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The sort of place that you feel relaxed in as soon as you enter the door and are greeted by the, in our case, bar staff in the kitchen. Simon is a very helpful owner and organised us a driver and places to visit that he thought might interest us. We visited many of the old Portuguese mansions/houses in the... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Not on the beach, but the property is so wonderful. Old Goa style rooms - the property is full of books with a nice kitchen, dining area inside. The breakfast was great and the fresh food we ordered for lunch was also great. Call them up and ask them to describe the rooms - each one is so different! Would... More 

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