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“Best Hospitality in Candolim” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bougainvillea Guest House Goa

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Bougainvillea Guest House Goa
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Candolim
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best Hospitality in Candolim”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

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.

Room Tip: Just email Lourenco and make your request. He will figure out the best room to suit your needs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank SUSAN L
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West Sussex, England,UK
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We booked this Guest House (16 nights) purely on the reviews and other people's experience. This was my FIRST visit to India,Goa as a British born of Indian descent. Believe me this is one very special visit that you will NEVER forget. By reading all the reviews and updates from other travellers, we personally felt like we knew Lourenco (the owner) already. Booking the Guest House was so easy and straight forward. We even rang Laurenco at first, before booking the entire trip, he was very prompt as well with his replies to our emails,so impressed where we from the start.

We were promptly greeted by Mr Mario (thank you again) the driver as arranged to greet us and take us to our destination. We had booked the Penthouse Suite and OHHHH MYYYY GOD,did that blow me away. Very spacious and clean, fresh flowers everyday,clean towels and bed sheets everyday,the service,the friendly service is outstanding indeed. The balcony was huge and extremely peaceful and the only noise you could hear were bird songs. It's a perfect place to relax and sunbathe in your own privacy. I also found the view from the balcony quite stunning as it overlooked some very beautiful houses with the green forest set in the background. For the second week, we were in the Hibiscus Suite,again truly remarkable.

Breakfast is served in the gardens,yet again in a very peaceful, beautiful and a serene setting. The staff are truly amazing and look after you. We had our first meal there and yet again it more than met our expectations. The fish platter is well recommended. Tip, you have to let Freddie know well in advance if you intend to have dinner there. I would also personally recommend the local nearby restaurant Santa Lucia, which is family owned by Laurenco's sister and brother-in-law Fatema and Mathias. The food there too is mouthwatering and delicious. And yet again just like Laurence and his staff, Fatema and Mathias and their staff were equally remarkable.

The beach is just 10 minutes walk from the Guest House and we almost felt as if we had the entire beach to ourselves as it was secluded, because at the Sinquirm end of the beach it had far less tourists. This is the ideal place to be if it's total relaxation that you are after.

Bougainvillea Guest House is VERY highly recommended and we would go back to the same Guest House again and again for any future holidays to Goa.

May I personally convey thanks to Lourence, Freddy,Augustus, Mr Mario,Fatema, Mathias and staff (please accept my apologies for not remembering all the names) for a truly remarkable experince.

Room Tip: Tip- sometimes late evenings you might encounter power cuts when you are out. Might be wise to carry...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Crawley_Crew
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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

We chose Bougainvillea purely because of the excellent feedback seen at Tripadvisor and hoped sincerely that we would not be disappointed. Am glad to share that we were not and that the overall experience was very good...room as clean and spacious as could be (not to forget the fresh and beautiful lilies), bathroom unbelievably large and courteous, warm and helpful staff.

The guest house is located close to the main beaches, marketplaces and we had a wonderful time riding on an 'activa' arranged for us by Lourenco at a reasonable rent/ day.

I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a clean accomodation, quiet surroundings, close to the activity hub, good value for money and a wonderful staff.

Well!!you may think what else could one ask for and the answer is that since it is not a hotel, do not expect any outdoor activities which a child could engage in. Though breakfast is hot and delicious, cooked and served in the beautiful garden restaurant by a very polite and charming gentleman , don't expect too many vegetarian choices . Also, you need to plan in advance if you'd want any meals during the day, which may not be possible all the time!

Lourenco and team, thanks for making our trip a very memorable one. It was a pleasure being there!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank rupalionthego
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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142 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

Very good Guest house. Lourenco the Owner Is a good Professional. The price Of The Rooms are more than some other Guest house arround but you have everything Security, cleaning, service, taxi, bar, fridge, mini bar, free wifi, laundry, very nice staff...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Nicolas B
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Thane, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

“It’s AWESOME”. This is the only words that can be used to describe the BGH. Very friendly people. Personal attention is given to all the Guests. Basically you are pampered. Beautiful, serene and well maintained property. Nicely planned rooms and very CLEAN and hygienic as well. Good food. A true value for Money. They truly deserve the “TripAdvisor Award”. Excellent work by Lourenco and his team. Next time I visit Goa, I surely know where to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank task1802
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

No words to describe the place..Friendly and Smiling people serve you whole day.

Excellent interiors and very clean and hygienic room..True value for money with all the amenities in house...Destination to crash in my future trip to Goa

Room had well maintained patio type exclusive garden with hammock and sun bed.

Ambience 5/5
Food 4.5/5
Service 5/5

Truly exceptional!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stty1985
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
1,432 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,043 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Very nice guest house built 4 years ago . The reception was excellent , we felt more as guests than customers ! The staff was very sourteous and always one step ahead of our requirements . We arrived late on the first night , we were hungry and the owner drove us to a restaurant owned by his brother in law , they reopened the restaurant and served us a nice snack , then someone drove us back to the hotel !! Talk about service !!!!
The rooms are very big , very clean and very simple ! The decoration is kept to the minimum but there are nice touches such as fresh flowers replaced every two days ! WiFi is free !
The environment is tropical like , you feel like being in the middle of a botanical garden !
Breakfast , not included in our price is excellent . You have to try the Goa bread !!!
The beach is a 10 minutes walk from the hotel and even if you are not the lizard type , you have to go there at sunrise or sunset for the view !!!
If you walk in the other direction , you will get to the commercial street where there are ample stores and good restaurants !
Ask Lourenco , the owner, to arrange for a cab and driver if you want to visit Goa on your own : he will get you a good deal . Send him an e.mail if you arrive by plane or by train , he will have someone to pick you up at a competitive price and with a much safer drive !
It has to be one of the best stays we have had in the world for the price!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank belleretraite
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Property: Bougainvillea Guest House Goa
Address: 83C Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim, Bardez 403519, India
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Region: India > Goa > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Candolim
#1 Family Hotel in Candolim
#1 Romantic Hotel in Candolim
#4 Best Value Hotel in Candolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bougainvillea Guest House Goa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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