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Vivenda Dos Palhacos

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Costa Vaddo,, Majorda 403713, India
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Ranked #1 of 8 Majorda B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guragon
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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Melbourne
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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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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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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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