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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at the Afonso Guest House was really great. The room was very nice and its a quiet part of Goa. The hosts are the best! They cared for us and helped us in our bad situation during a time where no ATM was working for days. We will definitely come back.

1 Thank MareikeSilja
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very conveniently located in the Fontainhas old district of Panjim. Quaint little homestay. Do not expect a Portuguese Mansion or a palatial ambience - this is a cottage style compact room - Just rooms to sleep. There is no living or a foyer or a verandah to chill out. The terrace is the only place to hang out if the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As every year it is wonderful to come back to this wonderful place, which is almost like a second home for me. It is perfectly located within the old quarter of Panjim, clean and safe.The hosts are very helpful and the staff is great. Nice rooftop terrace.

1 Thank Sigrid333
Hollywood, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible India slogan is nothing less than the truth for a single older female traveling alone in India. One of my most memorable stays was at Afonso Guest House in Goa. When my internet was spotty living up in a remote mountain area Ashram and I was unable to book via internet reservation I called, they were very understanding and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tha place is not bad, but is not an exceptional place. The rooms are very basic, there is no living room or place to rest and read a book or talk to other guests. Except the roof for breakfast under the hot sun in the moorning. For the price could Be the breakfast included. They don't accept credit cards at... More 

1 Thank vueltalmundo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a perfect trip, to the Fontainhas area, Panjim, where we found the old Goa and Portuguese style culture and locales enmeshed. With the info gathered from the Afonso family we could visit some untouched places. Also enjoyed the exquisite breakfast in a nearby bakery. It was really an amazing stay at the guest house , clean, prim and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has all what you need for a short stay. Rooms are clean and the entire house well mantained. Afonso and his mother are very kind and open people who provided help and esential information about surrounding and other fields of interest. I recommend this place due to its specific spirit and wonderful and quiet location. Try it yourself!

3 Thank Pan_Pfau
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great welcome and staff.fantastic location with nearby restaurants and heritage buildings .easy access from airport by taxi from airport .walk up the stairs on the hillside beside the guest house for a further peak into Portuguese history

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our stay at Afonso. Clintoff was super helpful and made us feel at home. He gave us lots of tips for places to visit. They were really helpful with check in at odd hours and helped us book two adjacent rooms. The guest house is in a really good location and within walkable distance to the historical centre... More 

1 Thank Nidhi P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the guest house itself OOZES charm! when i first walked up to the place, i found myself pleasantly surprised at the down-home feel this place gave off. once Jeanette showed me my room, i knew i was in good hands. it seems much has been written on the looks of the place and i believe something should be truly seen... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Afonso Guest House, run by Panaji's reputed Afonso family, is more than just a guest house to its many patrons. Nestled in the capital city's quaint Latin quarter of Fontainhas, it is a veritable bridge between Goa's Portuguese past and Indian present. A favoured haunt for many an adventurous traveller for over two decades, its hospitality and peppy spirit show no sign of aging and are still as fresh as they were back then. It makes no pretense of being luxurious; instead, Afonso Guest House prides itself in being simplistic and practical. With its friendly and welcoming hosts, it's truly your home away from home-clean and functional, the rooms are airy, and equipped with everything a traveller might need. However, the clincher is its lovely terrace graced with potted plants where traditional Goan breakfasts are served to guests every morning, overlooking the whitewashed St Sebastian Chapel. So, if you seek home in a foreign land, come over! Really! You won't regret it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Afonso Guest House

Address: Near Saint Sebastian Chapel | Fontainhas, Mala, Panjim 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > Panjim
Price Range: £28 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
Afonso Guest House Goa/Panjim
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Panjim
#3 Business Hotel in Panjim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
#3 Family Hotel in Panjim
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“First floor rooms are better. Beware of windows that overlook into very close by neighbors”
 of 5 bubbles Kumaresh_sekaran, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take the room on top floor”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place”
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 of 5 bubbles S0umenN, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor are better.”
 of 5 bubbles Karnik_Arun, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs facing the street has window and is ess claustrophobic”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaScaglia, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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