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“Just the perfect holiday in Gos” 5 of 5 stars
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The Banyan Soul
2.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   No. 962(1) Behind German Bakery, Anjuna, Bardez 403509, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Anjuna
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6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just the perfect holiday in Gos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We chose Banyan Soul after researching on Tripadvisor. We booked for 2 nights initially, but every morning none of us felt like leaving. So there we were requesting for extension every morning and sumit was kind enough to arrange for us. Peaceful, beautiful and a perfect place to wake up every morning and sit under the beautiful banyan tree. All you have to do is have your breakfast at German Bakery, then walk to the beach and party evey night at Curlies or Cabana!
What can I say - this is the place to be!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had stayed at this homestay during our holiday of our 1st Wedding anniversary, and believe me, there could have been no place better than Banyan Soul to celebrate. The accomodation has everything to offer for a pleasant stay. The staff is courteous, rooms are clean, and above all, the owner Mr. Sumit really won our hearts by making surprise arrangements on the D day, Thanks to him for the gesture. The reading section in the backyard is simply artistic. The accomodation does'nt offer any complimentary food, but is reasonably priced. The homestay is just next to German Bakery which offers delicious cuisines to relish for Indians as well as foreigners. The Bike rides is famous in Goa for travellers and it makes no sense to stay near the busy streets of the city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Small, no frills hotel in a great location. Close to all the must-visit Anjuna places but far enough to be removed from the tourist madness. The rooms are basic but clean and very well maintained and the staff are friendly and helpful. We were travelling with our 8 month old baby and they went out of their way to help us. Will in all probability come back here.

Room Tip: Make sure you get your mosquito repellent. Mosquitoes in Goa seem to be on steroids.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The owner arranged an airport pickup with Sonny, awesome driver. Arriving at night, and traveling alone, at first I was a little apprehensive about all the winding roads and dark route that eventually took me to the Banyan Soul just tucked behind The German Bakery (amaaaaaazing food). This place came highly reccomended from another traveler I met along the way, and it lived up to all expectations. By the next day and in the day light, I realized that actually, the location was ideal (preferable to being on the strip)....only a 8 min walk to the beach and easily accesable by taxi at night. The rooms are basic but plenty of comfort....at first felt a little odd with just a sliding door to lock at night on the ground floor but I quickly realized it was safe and the boys at the front were very accomodating. Only one complaint: could have used extra clean towels considering I was staying 4 nights, but I also could have easily just asked:-) Overall, I felt really well looked after and safe, extremely good value.....I would recommend

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's a very cosy, no frills hotel situated in a peaceful surrounding but easily accessible to all the happening places in Anjuna (German Bakery, beach, flea market etc). We booked on a friends recommendation and were very pleased with their crisp service and friendliness of everyone. The owner (Sumit Yardi) was personally there to receive us with a warm smile and ensured that we were comfortable and all our needs were taken care of. As a mother it was very important for me because we were travelling with 2 small kids. The same friendliness reflects in the staff too who are always at your service with a smile.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Jammu City, Jammu and Kashmir, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Have been to Goa on Last weekend and booked a room in banayan soul and stayed there for 3 days. The hotel is amazing and room are neat and clean. The location is close to the beach and the staff is also cooperative. The owner Sumit Yardi is a nice person, had guided us a lot and helped us a lot as we were visiting goa 1st time. so if you are planning a trip to goa banayan soul is the right choice.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the tree library side
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Had booked the place just by looking at the hotel's website and wasn't disappointed. The location of The Banyan Soul is great and easy to reach, very close to Anjuna beach and the flee market. The rooms are clean and nicely sized, the decor is soothing and the toilets are clean and fully functional. The owner (Sumit) is quite knowledgeable about Goa and helpful, if one needs information to travel around the place. Overall the experience was very satisfying and will be visiting again for sure.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Additional Information about The Banyan Soul

Address: No. 962(1) Behind German Bakery, Anjuna, Bardez 403509, India
Location: India > Goa > Bardez > Anjuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Anjuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Banyan Soul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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The Banyan Soul Anjuna, Goa

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