We had a wonderful stay at the Bougainvillea in Candolim. Th owner/host bends over backwards to make sure his guests are taken care of. The staff is friendly, sweet, warm, and so helpful. They are like concerned family members. The location is great - away from the main crowds, but not so far away that you need a car. The main town and beach were only a 5-10 minute walk away.
The guesthouse is Portuguese in style, brightly painted in yellow, with lush gardens and beautiful foliage. Breakfast is served outside in the garden area, which is very pleasant. The rooms are spacious, with a separate bedroom (with bathroom) and living area. The only minor negative was the decor (mismatched textile patterns and color themes), but other than that, the rooms were very comfortable and clean, which is what mattered most. There is wifi at the guesthouse too, but only in the public areas.
Service was impeccable. Lourenco, the host, even drove us into the city for no charge when we wanted to visit an ayurvedic center. He also arranged for us to have our own driver, who picked us up from the airport, took us on excursions, and took us back to the airport.
The restaurant serves primary breakfast (for a small additional price). They offer lunch and dinner as well, but you would need to reserve and order in advance so they can shop for the freshest ingredients. The meal we had for lunch at the Bougainvillea was one of the best meals we had during our entire stay in Goa. Freddie can cook! Highly recommend their restaurant.
If you want to stay in a safe, friendly, comfortable, clean, and reasonably priced place close to the beach and town, pick this place. You'll feel like you're staying with welcoming family members.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bougainvillea Guest House Goa is built with a Portuguese colonial mansion in mind, the perfect luxury for your holiday. This idyllic location is one of North Goa's very much sought after holiday destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bougainvillea Guest House Goa Hotel Candolim
- Bougainvillea Guest House Goa Candolim