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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
Noida, India
1 review
“Best hotel service ..Amazingly caring owner and staff !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Surrounded by natural greens, this hotel is like an oasis with clean and neat rooms and the campus. The owner of this hotel is very nice and polite and flexible with guests. No hard n fast rules regarding check out / check in. Their main purpose is to serve is what i felt.Every room as some green space in front of it which makes it all the more special. Rooms are a lil small but then you can book multiple rooms if there are more than 2 people.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Patna,Pune,India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hotel is recommended only if you are good with roads because this hotel is situated in the middle of nowhere and is difficult to locate, especially at night. The property in itself is very beautifully done and has descent rooms and a comparatively small bathroom. The breakfast is average. The best part about this hotel is the peace and tranquility it offers add to that a good library under a huge banyan tree decorated with lamps which is mesmerizing at night. The staff is helpful and also helped us in getting a vehicle. Its a good place to stay provided you memorize the way and you own vehicle to move around

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Our trip to Goa in the month of March was totally unplanned. We ended up going there for a long weekend. Sumit who owns the place was really accommodating and we enjoyed our stay here. Each room has an entrance from the lawn and a restroom. It's a simple no fuss place. It is right behind German Bakery so there was easy access to some good food. They have a really nice library behind the property. They helped us rent a bike and also suggested some really nice places to hang out very close to this property. All in all we were really happy and I will definitely stay here the next time I am in Goa.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

By an off chance on recommendation from Tripadvisor and friends we contacted this place for a room on our trip to goa. We were lucky to get a room availability as it seems they are always full up (no doubt with the elegance of this place).
This place is a paradise in every sence. I have to say and compliment both the ownder and the management of this place for the effort they have put into the place definitely shows through the character. Built behind one of the landmark place in anjuna : The german Bakery, this place is uniquely very serine in its environmen and ambience. The rooms are definitely very cosy and well equipped with all the luxury of a 5 star hotel : yet the price for the rooms is a real deal clincher.
Me and my wife had the pleasure of being invited for drink with sumit in the courtyard and definitely the warm touch to the place comes from the man running it himself. there is every bit of wow factor when you approach this place as it has a big banyan tree and an open library under it. this is something which caught my eye and definitely mrs. mamtani's as she is a avid reader. The service is top class.
To sum it up as i had already told sumit that not only am I going back to this place but i have recommended it to many other friends who visit goa and look for a nice, comfortable, quiet and budget accomodation. Must visit...

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We turned up at Banyan Soul having wandered around Anjuna and decided to stay a little longer. We walked up and the staff were immediately accommodating - we were given a room immediately. Clean, basic, and you're left to get on with your holiday, which was exactly what we wanted. The bathroom wasn't the most comfortable or ventilated, and it would have been nice to have the offer of a change of sheets every couple of nights, but apart from that we loved it: perfect size of room for a couple to share, plain white walls and minimalist design. The location is absolutely perfect - not too far from the beach but not stuck in the middle of tourist-town, and the famous German Bakery is right round the corner for breakfast. There's also a great little reading space on site, with fairy-lights in trees and bookshelves, if you need some time out.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It is a little piece of heaven in a heavenly place: Goa. The staff is really nice and helpful even if some of them cannot speak English at all, which can be a problem sometimes ;-)
The rooms are really spacious and clean.
The manager is really nice and so is the owner.
It is very close to flee-market and just behind German Bakery, which does not serve the best food in Goa, but is a really chilling place with a very kind staff (and most of them are gorgeous too :p).
The only negative point is: they have no swimming-pool, which would be a must! Hope the will build one soon.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

nice and quiet location, away from major roads but still close to the beach. the hotel has only 12 rooms so the service is much more personalized compared to large hotels. They took us to our room as soon as we arrived so that we could get refreshed, rather than making us wait at the reception to finish their paperwork. The rooms were well maintained and had clean bedsheets and blankets. there were full length windows to let the light in, which also was a nice touch. They even put a clothes rack outside each room where you can dry your swimwear after returning from the beach. :)

Since they didn't have a restaurant, they did provide a basic menu with room service. But there are plenty of restaurants nearby who will deliver to your room so it didn't bother us much. The staff were very courteous. Once we ordered Chinese food from a nearby restaurant but they didn't provide forks, but the hotel staff kindly obliged to lend us their cutlery. The owner also has a tie up with a bike rental company so we had the bikes delivered to the hotel for us. Plus there was free wifi internet in all rooms along with cable TV.

All said, great value for money. Good place to stay for a relaxed holiday. Not fancy like the big budget hotels but definitely has a class of its own.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Anjuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Banyan Soul 2.5*
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