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The Village Guesthouse

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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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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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South Wales
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said by all the positive reviews already? I've stayed at The Guesthouse for the last two years and absolutely loved it and I'm gutted I'm not going this year. Staying at The Guesthouse made my holiday. The staff are all very helpful and polite. Yes Yogi makes the best cocktails in the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a brilliant (but unfortunately all too short) stay at the Village Guesthouse in April. This was our first visit to India and we had a wonderful 5 days in Palolem before heading to Chandigarh to attend a wedding. Janet and Goran are excellent hosts and should be proud of their amazing house which has been lovingly restored to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute. Rooms are spacious with A/C, fan and all other amenities. Great breakfast served at a lovely garden. And to top it all, owners are very friendly and will go the extra mile to help with anything needed!!! Best place to stay in India!

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

janet and goran are such good hosts that they made us want to stay for as long as we could. we literally could not have enough of their hospitality. right from the pick up from the train station to the drop off to the bus station, every bit of the trip was simply AWESOME. their genuiness in treating us was... More 

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