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Vivenda Dos Palhacos

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Costa Vaddo,, Majorda 403713, India
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Charlotte the owner and her team offer a warm welcome to this rustic Portuguese style property. The staff are charming and under Charlottes direction your every need is attended to attentive staff who are eager to please. Whilst the soft furnishings are shabby chic the feel is of being in someone's home. A real highlight is the kitchen with and... More 

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Baar, Switzerland
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my fifth stay at Vivenda, and this is the only place I'll keep coming back to, in Goa! I stayed with a small group of travellers in October 2015. Some of the rooms have been beautifully redone! The gardener has done a great job around the sides of the house, it's prettier than ever! And the rest remains... More 

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1 Thank BuobSwitzerland
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: * Charlotte is a lovely and attentive host. * Great location near the beach (10 minute walk) Cons: * Noisy when busy, particularly parties at the bar (next to your room) * Disorganised staff * Overpriced during the Christmas break. You can get better deals elsewhere. * Make sure you book the right rooms. Quality differs immensely.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

It was the first stay on our honeymoon and turned out to be a superb choice for winding down after a busy week or two. Charlotte was exceptional as a host, with local knowledge, great recommendations and made sure every aspect of the service was 5 star. The food and drinks choices were great, available at any time, superbly prepared,... More 

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Melbourne
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We spent 5 nights here towards the end of our holiday in the south of India. We wanted a relaxing break after a busy routine and we achieved this. We saw a lot of Charlotte, one of the owners - she was very interesting to chat with and had lots of local knowledge to share. She arranged a 4 hour... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Excellent old house, short walk to the beach. Breakfast of good, and the owners are British siblings and very hospitable. There is a swimming pool that we did not use. There are two friendly dogs. The rooms are maintained immaculately. Majorda beach is a short walk on the narrow road, but apparently a short cut exists. In the monsoon the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Initially we (3 couples) had mixed feelings about the property, which is an old Potuguese mansion. But the quaint old world charm caught up with us. The place has lots of old books and photographs, which I liked personally. Our shower area had no roof above (only our room) but coconut leaves swaying above. This was cool, though not always... More 

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Guragon
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The rooms, decor, attention to detail, library of books, inside kitchen where food can be whipped up according to choice and walking distance to beach - 20 / 25 minute relax walk. Wonderful friendly host and staff. The resident dogs are calm but might not be for those who are queasy and do not like "licking" and "wetness" LOL and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The initial impression of this place is magical and lovely. The beautifully redone home, bar and pool are what we expected from the photos. But scratch the surface and you feel like you are at a house party with a bad boy British host (you can see this from other comments). The sister seemed lovely but we only saw her... More 

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London
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There is something magical about Hotel Vivenda Dos Palhaços. If you are looking for a typical Goan experience, you will be disappointed with this hotel. Your stay will feel more like a home away from home. The ambience of the hotel is similar to a colonial summer escape. We were given the Ooty Room, a gorgeously beautiful room with an... More 

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