Wow! What cleanliness! Mrs Afonso and her son surely knows how to run a guest house.
Located in Fontainhas area of Panaji. the guest house must be having around 12 rooms spread in 3 floors, all with attached bathrooms. We had taken 2 rooms for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay there. The rooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean. The charges and house rules were reasonable. Bed linens were spotless and rooms cleaned everyday. They serve only breakfast. You would anyways be out for the whole day, so lunch and dinner would expectedly be done outside. Parking outside the guest house in the open is safe as we had parked our car too for 4 days.
Interacted with the owner on a number of occasions (frenly banter) and she suggested us places to visit we hadnt visited earlier, like the Reis Magos fort, which was a revelation!
My only suggestion would be to stretch the check-out time from 9AM to 11 AM. Tourists prefer to sleep late and 9AM seems too early morning to me (lol).
Would definitely stay again whenever we need to stay in Panaji.
Thanks for your hospitality madam!
- 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 three 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 traveler 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
- Also Known As:
- Afonso Gues House Hotel Panaji
- Afonso Guest House Goa/Panjim