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“Just stay here! You won't find better!! :)” 5 of 5 stars
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Afonso Gues House
Near Saint Sabastian Chapel, Panaji 403001, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 44 hotels in Panaji
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5 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just stay here! You won't find better!! :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

After checking out three places around the area my partner and I were jumping for joy when we checked in here!! Spotless rooms, great staff and the owners were amazing. The price was good too, relative to other places that were asking almost the same price for half the facilities/quality. We paid 1500rp a night in off season which was a good middle range price.

Mrs Afonso helped us out with a taxi to the spice plantations (recommended if you're into that stuff), where we had a ball!! She was very patient with our indecision and of course wasn't trying to force anything on us. The price was reasonable too.

Even the team installing security cameras at this place were great, offering suggestions for secluded beaches that unfortunately we had no time to visit.

A great experience. Sad to leave this quiet area of Goa. Recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is not a budget option as the Lonely Planet might make you think - it's a very charming, well organized, very very clean place with nice rooms and friendly and helpful staff, but it's definitely not a cheapie! Breakfast is not included in the room rate, the check-out time is 9 am which seemed exaggeratedly early to us and if you want to stay longer, say to sleep in or walk around town a bit and then come back for a shower before you catch you plane, you have to pay half the room rate, so you end up paying quite a bit. This is not to discourage anyone from coming to stay here - just be aware of the price! :-)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here in december 2012 and we were absolutely disappointed. For 3000 IRS per night there was no breakfast included. No soap no shampoo nothing. The room had mosquito nets in front of the windows, but there was a hole in the ceiling so we got eaten alive. Of course we had to have breakfast and we decided to enjoy it on the lovely roof terrace. Sadly it was also very disappointing and highly overpriced.
The Wifi connection was very fast and available in the room.
Afonso Guesthouse is a beautiful house in a beautiful area but it´s just too expensive and not worth the money even though the guy at the reception speaks excellent english and is very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Alfonso Guesthouse yesterday and were welcomed by this lovely family,rooms are very clean,nice service and it is truely a home away from home!! They take care of taxiservice and tripsuggestions!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at Dabolim Airport at 4 am in the morning but since we had prior contact with the guest house they welcomed us though it was very late at night. During our stay we enjoyed a simple but pleasant breakfast at the rooftop terrace, always received with a smile by the staff and what we assume was the owner helped us organize daily trips with prepaid taxi. Overall we felt very safe and comfortable in a place that was very new and different from our culture. In conclusion the owner and the staff have been so helpful and friendly that this have been one of the best hotel experiences we ever had. P.s. the rooftop terrace was so nice!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We found this accomodation after looking a lot of dirty rooms around 31st January street. It was so refreshing to walk into a airy, decorated room and have a long shower. The rooms are in the 200 years old stylishly renovated house that has a lot of beautiul plants all around the house. The owner Jeanette is very very helpful lady that takes care of their guests very well. You'll get free WI FI, daily room cleaning and also you can get nice breakfast at roof top for small charge, Check for rooms and prices up front since it was full in March and we could only get room for 2 days. Warmly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful - they organised very reasonably priced, safe and reliable taxis to the spice plantation (their suggestion which was great), the airport and Agonda. They negotiated for us with a guest house in Agonda (Shanti) when we couldn't find anywhere there on the internet. The rooms were clean and secure, the breakfasts on the delightful rooftop terrace were tasty. Lovely orchids and a flight of fruit bats at dusk. Hot water arrangements were a bit idiosyncratic but worked fine. Washing was done very efficiently and cheaply. it's a great location, very near a fantastic restaurant (Viva Panjim).

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Afonso Gues House

Address: Near Saint Sabastian Chapel, Panaji 403001, India
Location: India > Goa > Panaji
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panaji
#2 Family Hotel in Panaji
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panaji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
Afonso Gues House Goa/Panaji

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