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“Easily THE BEST hotel in Goa!!!”
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The Banyan Soul
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Anjuna
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Morjim, India
1 review
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“Easily THE BEST hotel in Goa!!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Great prices, quiet and very clean, friendly and helpful staff, lovely garden and banyan tree seating area... So many positive points its hard to mention them all separately! A unique and charming place to stay with an excellent location in Anjuna. I stayed there for 6 months last year and have been back again this year! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: All rooms are exactly the same, lovely, clean, modern!!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Such a great find! This little hotel is basic but very charming. It's laid-back and serene, away from the main road.

The rooms are modern, well-kept and comfy, with clean bathrooms and fresh towels every day. I loved the private sit-outs overlooking the lawn, and the large sliding doors which made the room feel bright and airy. There's a small library under the banyan tree which is a nice spot to relax with a book and a cup of chai.

The beach and Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market are both within walking distance, about 5-10 mins. The hotel has no restaurant but you can order basic chai, eggs, toast, etc - although service time could get a little 'susegad' :) Being next door to the German Bakery made up for it though - great breakfast selection, good coffee and nice music all day.

Sumit (the hotel owner) is a friendly guy who made sure to personally receive us and ensured we were well taken care of. Be sure to ask him for restaurant recommendations and places or parties to go to. He also arranged for taxis and pick-ups whenever we needed.

Doobie the dog is super sweet & friendly and actually seemed sad to see us go :)

They also have free wifi - a HUGE plus!! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same. East facing rooms get a lot more sun and are brighter in the mornings.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Reasonable price, quiet place and very close to beach making this an excellent place to stay. Best part about this place is wonderful staff, they were all very helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Recommend this if going to anjuna markets.
Great shower and comfy beds.
Extremely reasonable price.
Simple but refreshing.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2011

The hotel is very comfortable, simple but with a wonderful service.
the staff is very attentive and helpful. The rooms are very cleaned
and large, bed very comfortable.The location is perfect, next door to the
German Bakery and walking distance to the flea market.
Ask Sumit, before arriving to arrange a pick up at the airport and to organize
the rent of the scooter. Beaches, Restaurants and music bars are all very easy to reach.
I can consider the Banyan Soul my second home in Goa !

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

The Banyan Soul is a very charming and comfortable small boutique hotel, stylish, quite and very well kept, with a very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are all very tastefully furnished that you feel very comfortable. I think its the best you can in the anjuna area for what you pay. i go back there for sure.

Heinz Ecker, Basel, Switzerland

Room Tip: all rooms have the same size and are in the same style furnished
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2011

The good news: the staff is friendly and helpful.
The bad news: due to poor design, the rooms are very liable to intimate (think bedroom- and bathroom) noises from your neighboring guests.
More bad news: there is no pool, there is no bar, no restaurant, no minibar in your room, even no reception area (unless you want to call the makeshift laundry tent on the roof a reception).
The location is not good either: the nearest supermarket is a 20-minute walk, the beach equally so.

If you are going to stay in Anjuna, stay at Spazio Leisure Resort, which is much better, more central, and costs about the same.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: The Banyan Soul
Address: No 962 1 Behind German Bakery, Anjuna, Bardez 403509, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Anjuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 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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