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Bougainvillea Guest House Goa
Ranked #2 of 64 Hotels in Candolim
Certificate of Excellence
Monrovia, CA
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Paradise near the beach”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed at Bougainvillea for two days in May 2014 and found it to be an absolute haven of comfort, quiet, and beauty, plus an outstanding (and unusual) level of hospitality. The bed was large and comfortable, the room was exceptionally clean, the air conditioning was equal to the challenge of the very hot weather, and the entire building is charming and picturesque. We stayed in other places in India that cost more for much less -- we had such a wonderful time that we'd pick Bougainvillea again in a heartbeat!

It is a short walk to the beach and old Fort buildings -- very scenic and beautiful.

The food was great -- a standard English breakfast (we were a little surprised that there wasn't an Indian breakfast option), and then a custom prepared dinner designed in consultation with the chef! He asked what we liked and came up with some truly delightful dishes: a shrimp curry and some really excellent grilled fish. Everything was made to order! Lovely!

The owner, Lorenzo, and all of the staff were genuinely friendly, taking an interest in helping us enjoy our stay to the fullest extent. The ocean sands was a bit polluted with tar from a recent rain, and Lorenzo was quick to offer kerosene to effectively clean it off our feet, personally supervising. One evening I mentioned an interest in ice cream, and he immediately offered to drive us down to Baskin Robbins and wait while we bought ice creams! Wow! He always had time for the smallest concern. We wished that our entire visit to India could have been at this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a garden room on the bottom floor -- it was lovely, with a private patio.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This Guest House Is really a masterpiece with an amazing low rate you find relaxation, peace , serenity, free wifi...and most importantly the way its owner Mr Laurence treats the guest....
His priority is to make his guest feel luxurious and comfortable....
We loved staying there...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Indore, India
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Stayed with my family from 5th june to 10th june and we liked everything about the place, rooms,service including the fresh lilies in the room and the people who manage it. It is the personal touch of laurenco,freddie and levin which made our stay very comfortable.All issues and concerns were addressed with smile and the best thing is that everyone is open to suggestions.Also the location is close to the beach but quiet.If you want to stay for longer duration we would strongly recommend the place.You cant have better value for money.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We spent three days recently in this guest house and we wish we had stayed longer. We picked it based on trip advisor reviews and were a little wary of the very reasonable rates. But this was the best part of our two week vacation in India. It is a beautiful property. Every room has fresh flowers. Lorenzo kindly gave us a room with a private garden that we enjoyed very much. Even with an extra bed that we needed for our son, the room had plenty of space to move around and we absolutely, absolutely loved it. We enjoyed our breakfast every morning. Perfect start to a day in paradise. The service was simply outstanding. And Freddy is culinary god. We asked to eat dinner one night. According to my partner, this was the very best meal he had during the entire week period and we ate really well during the whole trip. My partner and our son shared Goan chicken curry and medallion beef chili fry with rice and they made a special out of menu vegetarian meal for me, all of which were delicious. They buy fresh ingredients and make everything from the scratch. This dinner was far superior to the one that we had at Caravalli at the Taj Village next door to Bougainvillea. Freddy, you promised the recipes! Please email them to me.

To my pleasant surprise, when I was hiking the Fort trail one morning, I found that there is a trail entrance a minute away from the guest house!

We really can't wait to go back for a longer vacation, may be even a month! Hopefully with more friends and family too. We have been recommending this place to everyone we know. It is an absolute oasis!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 days. Longer than we expected. The owner and his staff are very friendly and know what they are doing. There best interest is to give their guest a good service and nice Holliday. This shows in everything they do for you just to make you feel comfortable. Besides that the rooms are amazing!! Best rooms we have seen on our journey for a very reasonable price. If you are looking for a good hotel in goa this is it. We would also recommend it for pack backers if you are tired of uncomfortable rooms. For this rate it's the best you will get in GOA. The food is also very nice. Amigo's

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The rooms are spacious, very well maintained and were as good as new when we stayed there. The aesthetics were good too and the place felt like it was in the middle of a garden. The breakfast was not over the top, but still it was good and clean. The staff are extremely friendly and hospitable. We enjoyed our trip as we had a good place to come back to after an entire day out at the beach. The place is at a walkable distance from the quiet Sinquerim beach and at about 8-9 km from the Baga beach (where there is cheap water sports compared to other beaches). The guest house is at a place that is far from the hustle and bustle, but still navigation from the guest house to the beaches was not at all a problem. Infact choosing a quiet place to come back to after all the water sports is the best choice if you want to fully enjoy your holiday. Bookings are done easily through phone and you are not kept waiting or given false promises about room availability. The prices are not low but at the same time not very costly for all the convenience you get. I would say the prices were little above the moderate. I would recommend this place to any body visiting goa.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Bologna, Italy
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

It is already the 2nd time in a few months that we stay at Bougainvillea GH, cause it really feels like -or actually even better than- home. The small private garden just outside our room is simply paradise. Good location, big and clean rooms, nice breakfast choice, and lovely staff (Lourenco, Freddy and Mario). This place is to come back!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bougainvillea Guest House Goa
Address: 83C Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim, Bardez 403519, India
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Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Candolim
#1 Family Hotel in Candolim
#2 On the Beach 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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