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“Home run”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alfa Guest House

Alfa Guest House
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Alfa Guest House
Ranked #23 of 204 Calangute B&B and Inns
Mumbai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home run”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

By Marcellus Baptista

Whenever I want to go to Goa the first thing I do is to call Alexandre and book my room at his Alfa Guest House. The reason is simple: it is the most homely place to stay. I have been staying here since its inception. And I have seen the changes over the years, all changes for the better, with the rooms all spruced up, nice and comfortable with basic amenities. The place has expanded and now I choose room # 7 on the first floor that has a small balcony to sit and watch the world go by - well, slowly. There is a TV in the room in case I wish to catch my favourite serials or some sporting action. And I can sunbathe on the terrace if I am too lazy to walk to the nearby Calangute beach. Restaurants and bars and shops are just a short walk away. The place is just rightly located, not bang on the beach and not too far from the action. It gives you that solitude as well as camaraderie of company, depending on your state of mind. I was there earlier in May and now just can't wait for my next trip to Alfa! After all, this is one home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Hi, i had been to goa many times and had stayed in many guest houses but to stay in guesthouse where you are treated like family never seen. Alfa guest house is one of them safe, worth for money and comfortable, the owner s so cool and humble by nature and they were so helpfull. i always suggest my all friends and relatives to stay n Alfa guest house.
cause i want them to experience worth for money guest house and where all guests r treated like a family members.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

it's clean and the owner is very friendly. It would seem that you are staying at your relatives place. Mr. Alexander is very helpful. Don't expect two much from the rooms, it's very basic. The best part is that it is very close to the beach. Great place for friends

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

Situated within a stone’s throw from Calangute beach, this simple no frills hostel- like BB is great for backpackers. The goan family who runs it are down to earth and friendly. We had a room upstairs - super basic, metal cots and thin mattress, but very clean. There is a terrace you can sit out on which has a couple of chairs and a table, and you can see the sea from there (although the family and guests use this place to hang their clothes)
There was no running hot water when we stayed (perhaps because of the power shortages?) but with the temperatures in goa, we didn’t really care, and found the cold (almost luck warm actually) showers refreshing,
The room we stayed in was not airconditioned, but had fan. Although there were several power cuts our room had a nice breeze, so was quite bearable.
If you aren’t looking for luxury and just want a place to sleep and dump your bags while you explore Goa, this is a great option, and far superior to other dingy hostels in the same price range (500 a night for a double room).

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alfa Guest House
Address: Maddo Vaddo | Golden Beach Road, Calangute 403 516, India
Location: India > Goa > Calangute
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Ranked #23 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within 70 meters from the world famous beach "Calangute", offers double bedded rooms with attached bath/toilet, running water, homely atmosphere - one visit will convince you. ... more   less 
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Alfa Guest House Goa/Calangute

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