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Olaulim Backyards

Certificate of Excellence
Olaulim, Pomburpa, Bardez 403523, India
Olaulim Backyards

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed with Savio and Pirrko when we were in Goa during the holidays. I cannot say enough great things about our stay, their amazing family and the delicious food we had! We stayed in a beautiful eco-cottage, learned about local spices and foods (how to smoke fish!), and best of all had some of the most delicious (and healthiest)... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beautiful location in the Goan hinterland away from all the crowds of the beach. Absolutely loved Olaulim Backyards with kind hosts where nothing is too much trouble. I ate delicious food where I got to sample many foods grown on the property. There were many activities to keep me busy such as, kayaking, infinity pool, honesty bar, walks and bicycles.... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Words would not express the amount of enjoyment we had for our short but awesome holiday. The rooms (4) are placed at a distance from each other, and natural surroundings. Open dining area and bar. Food was home made, was awesome, fresh fruits for breakfast, along with Poi and other bread, with some home made jam too. They have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed in November 2014 for four nights and had such a lovely time - Savio and Pirrko were great hosts and we enjoyed their company and the food was delicious! We tired dishes that were not available elsewhere; Savio introduced us to the local spirit and took us on a walk around the neighbourhood. We were the only guests... More 

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We have just had two magical days of bliss with Savio, Pirrko, their family and animals. What fantastic hosts. The location is secluded and quiet- no beeping car horns. The food served is freshly cooked and delicious. All organic, and mouth- watering. If you want to be lazy, you can laze by the Infinity pool, if you're feeling energetic, you... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Only had one night here but could easily spend a week. Savio and Pirkko looked after us really well, the food was mostly home grown and all freshly cooked and shared round a large dining table. Loved kayaking up the river at sunset and biking in the morning. Room and outdoor bathroom were amazing. There is no phone, wifi or... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Three nights with Savio, Perko and the extended family is too short a time to do justice to the dream place. The location, the rooms and the open attitude of the owners just grows on you. The food served is fresh and yummy. The spread is small but everything made here has freshness and love stamped on it. There are... More 

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Angles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nothing is too much trouble for this delightful family. A perfect spot by a river and with an infinity pool, boats, bikes, and games. Very reasonable rates and home cooked meals far better value than similar (but inferior) homestays in Goa. This is the best - we cannot recommend it too highly. Plenty to see near by. Book it soon... More 

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If there would have been more than 5 Stars I would have given that too. I had been with my wife to Goa and wanted a place which is isolated but again near to beaches so that in night I could travel, and Olaulim Backyards is one of the best options I have ever seens. The Hospitality from Savio and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I absolutely loved my two nights at Olaulim Backyards; easily my favourite place I stayed during my two weeks in Goa. I travelled up from Palolem to find something quieter and was so pleased I did. Pirkko, Savio and their lovely children immediately make you feel welcome and part of the family. I loved my cottage, very clean, full of... More 

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