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The Village Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
House No. 196, near Govt Middle School | Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
The Village Guesthouse
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Palolem, partly because of this gem. I visited for my second time recently and it really is a little piece of luxury very close to the gorgeous beach. The hosts are amazing and very welcoming...somewhat eccentric but in a good way for us. We were taught to moped, shown and taken to a local restaurant and talked all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Village Guesthouse is lovely - nice clean rooms, all en suite. It's only 5 mins walk from the beach and main street in Palolem. Was with a friend who had been to stay 5 years previously and had raved about it - the praise was well deserved! I will definitely go back. Janet and Goran were great hosts. Was lovely... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a good class, comfortable, quiet, guesthouse within a short walk of the beach. The Village Guesthouse delivered all this, and much more. Big, comfortable, rooms with aircon, huge wet rooms, shaded balconies and complimentary breakfast complete with REAL coffee. What really makes the Guesthouse special and well worth the price though is the people. Janet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here twice this year and it just gets better every time. The comfort, cleanliness and stylish value for money impress us every time we stay with Goran and Janet. They are magnificent hosts, ministering to the sick and advising the unwary.The communal verandas see an amazing and interesting range of guests from all over the world and Goran... More 

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

Stayed here a few weeks back. Paid 3000rs a night more than I've ever paid before in India expecting great things. The owner was extremely welcoming which I later found out was due to the fact that he (and his wife) were drunk by midday. The location is a good walk from the beach and we later found lots more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at the village guesthouse for two nights, but i wish we could have stayed for longer. The rooms are light, bright with excellent aircon (Although the ceiling fan was enough for us) fantastic shower rooms and great value for money. Gorran and Janet the owners are both great company and excellent fun to be with. (Thanks for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

After the sleeper train from Mumbai and a two hour taxi to Palolem, we were greeted by Janet aka Big Boss. Our twin room was fabulous and 100% worth the money after a basic, busy and cold two weeks travelling down from Delhi. Janet let us settle, offered us drinks and some rolls left over from brekkie (that Goran makes),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Although there is undoubtedly cheaper accommodation available in Palolem, a stay at The Village Guesthouse buys you a little luxury and pampering. The rooms are beautiful, spacious with good European standard bathrooms, beds, aircon and electrics. A lot of thought has gone into the unique design and flavour of each room. Janet and Goran are dedicated hosts, who spend much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I can only echo the other glowing reviews. We loved it here & really hope to return one day. Though Christmas & New Year are party time in Palolem, the Village Guest House remained a haven where we could relax or chat with our hosts & other guests. We enjoyed Yogi's homemade cocktails on the balcony in the evenings, before... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Village for 4 nights together with our friends. The house is nice and it's quite close to the beach - about 300 m. The owners - Janet and Goran - were friendly and helpful AND they speak perfectly English (native) which makes everything easier. Breakfast is served in the garden under the palms.... More 

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