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Hotel Sao Tome Retiro

Near Museum, Firangiwada, Diu 362502, India
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Hotel Sao Tome Retiro
Ranked #4 of 18 Diu B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside St Thomas Church the setting and the view are what give this place its magic. It could be cleaner and the hosts could do more to make it great, it has such potential. I've stayed here more then ounce and the people I've met and the times I've had I will never forget. Sure there are cleaner and... More

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Pondicherry, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The experience of sleeping in a deconsecrated church was really fun. The room was basic, but nicely decorated and you could really see the preexisting church structure. The view from the church roof/dome is breathtaking, especially at sunset. The owners are super-friendly and nice and it is a good place to meet fellow travelers. Of course, sleeping in a church... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Quirky India at its best - unusual rooms in the side of a disused church now a museum, has a wonderful balcony just below the church roof level where fellow travellers congregate and swap tales. Ascend a little higher and you can see the best views in Diu from the very top of the barrel vaulted roof. When enough people... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We choose this place because it sounded like neat place plus promised Wifi AND every other day BBQ. Yes it could be a charming place, nothing a little elbow grease and more personable staff couldn't fix. The bathroom was filthy and the towels reeked and sheet was suspect. The wifi wasn't working and all we got from Isabel, who's in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Some reviews have knocked this place, which I think is unfair. It is budget accommodation at its best, and with the unique twist of being a converted church! You will not find better views anywhere on the island than you get from the rooftop. There is a full 360 panorama of Diu from there and it is an amazing suntrap.... More

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Split, Croatia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The building (former Catholic church) is superb and that is only thing to recommend about this hotel. The sign in the room saying that management of hotel is not responsible in case the valuables disappear should be taken very seriously. Last day of mu stay there I left the money purse in my room. As the doors were secured with... More

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Tampere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The rooms are in an old church which is a very cool idea. You can get to the roof top and enjoy the view. I shared a room with four friends and thus the price was ok. The room was tidy but very basic, but the toilet could've been nicer. At least it was clean enough. The legendary bbq-night was... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Ok this guy charges 550 Rupees for a small, dirty, basic room at rooftop level without bathroom. Two people arrived at one point and due to it being holiday season all the hotels in town were booked and he charged them 200 Rupees EACH to sleep on the roof. That's 400 Rupees and not even have a room! Sorry but... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We were a bunch of seven guys who stayed at the hotel for a weekend. We took a couple of joined rooms and the place ended up being very economical for us. The facilities are basic but the place is clean. Its an old church converted into a museum and partly into a hotel, and that's what got me so... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We spent 5 nights at Sao Tome Retiro, which came highly recommended in both Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. The room rates have gone up and it was way too expensive for the facility, which is fairly basic. Also, though we were there for 5 nights, the "legendary BBQ" supposedly held every other night was only held once. It also... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Sao Tome Retiro Diu, Daman And Diu
Address: Near Museum, Firangiwada, Diu 362502, India
Location: India > Daman and Diu > Diu
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Ranked #4 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Diu

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