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WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Panjim
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Hong Kong, China
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“Overrated and a little overpriced given the season and discounts elsewhere”
Reviewed 21 September 2009

We decided to stay at the Panjim Inn because it came recommended in our Timeout and lonely planet guidebooks.

On arriving we were surprised by the cost of the room. Given it was monsoon season you could get rooms for as little as 400 rupees, this hotel were still asking nearly 2000 with plenty of vacancies. After a quick look around the area we decided to pay it with a little negotiated discount.

The hotel is quaint and has a nice antiquey feel and charm but the room was not especially clean by Indian standards. We stayed in over 20 hotels all over India and frequently came across marked sheets and towels, something you just get used to, but the sheets were filthy here so we had to request new ones which were also very old and worn. You only want the antique theme to go so far! I also had to wear my flip flops after showering as the floor was filthy. Unfortunately the bed was rock hard, another common feature in India and the air con noisey so I didn't sleep a wink.
On the positive side, the room was nicely furnished with dark wood antique looking furniture that fitted the old Portuguese style of the building and area. We also had plenty of windows featuring lovely large wooden shutters. The beer on the terrace was pleasant although slow in arriving.

We hired a moped and drove to Old Goa which was about 10km away and we also drove south to explore the beaches and coastline or the nearby towns. I would recommend getting a moped it as there is a lot to see near Panjim but it doesn't take that long. We only stayed 1 night and it was definitely enough for me. We didn't go to Goa to stay in a town so we headed south to Colva and back to the beach.

I can only think there is not much in the way of mid-range hotels in this area if this was what our guide books were recommending. Maybe the hotels other property across the road is more comfortable, its certainly more expensive. We stayed in much better heritage hotels up North in Rajasthan so this didn't really feel as special. If you are going to stay here don't expect too much.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2009

WOnderful hotel!!! would have liked to see more indians and some indian breakfast but not complaining.

a must do thing when visiting goa....stay in panjim inn and visit braganza and fernadez mansions in chandor

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Panjim Inn is beautifully set out and furnished. I stayed in one of the superior rooms and though more expensive I still think it was very good value for money. The breakfasts would have to be the highlight and are they would be great value for money. I heard mixed reviews about the restaurent but the breakfasts and dinner I had at Panjim Inn did not disappoint. I recommend the honey pancake and bebinca.

The other big postives were the staff and the hot showers. The Staff were very helpful, friendly and professional at all times and the shower was the best I had in all of my travels in India. It seems like a simple pleasure but was great to go to bed feeling clean and refreshed. I've yet to master the art of feeling that clean after a bucket bath!

  • Liked — The Showers!
  • Disliked — It could do with a kettle in the room
  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 July 2009

A hotel with a charming character and in a good location for walking around Panjim and for visiting the surrounding area and further afield. I stayed in one of the 'superior' rooms - even though it was more expensive, I still found it good value - good size, comfortable and quiet at nights and the inclusive breakfasts were just fine.
There is a small bar and restaurant. I only ate there one evening. The food and service then was nothing special but fine if you don't have the time or energy to eat out.
All in all, a great place to stay for a few days if you are there to see Panjim and the local area and culture.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

I really loved my stay in Panjim Inn, the rooms were excellent and I really loved the cooked breakfast, It really makes me think what kind of person would complain about it, Do peopel realise this is India! The ghecko's were a little scary, but I'm a wimp.lol. Panjim itself has not much to do and even Goa is not really up to much for me, but Panjim Inn made the stay a happy one, they also have indian/western food to eat on the terrace and even alcohol and beverages ina lovely leafy courtyard. Would recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2009

A quaint place situated in Panjim. Situated on a coloured street, panjim inn has an old world charm. The street is so beautiful. You are far away from the beach and the bustle of the city. So if you want a place where silence is a virtue than you must stay here.

The restaurant on the first floor has archiac furniture. YEs archiac but thats the way the place is built. Even the room have beds that are stlyed decades ago. The rooms are spacious atleast the one which was given to us. The hotel was generous enough to give us a larger room for an amount that one had to pay for a smaller room. As this was our first time at the inn, they wanted us to get a real feel of his hotel. The rooms were spacious and the bed was made for a king.

The food is good. Continental is served. You can sit in the balcony and read a book. No one will disturb you. And its nice to take a walk around the hotel because this is the quieter side of panjim. at the next corner is an interesting shop which scuplts unique nameplates. IT tempted us to make one for our flat. Alas the material was breakable so we did not want to take a chance.

Back to the hotel. Good place to be. Worth the money. No frills. So if you like old world charm and like an untidy look because old world furniture gives it that kind of appearance, then this is the place to stay. yes and if you dont like noises too

  • Liked — the king size beds
  • Disliked — cleanliness could improve
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2009

This hotel is very beautiful and has a lot of character. The location is great and it is near the shops and restaurants and river.
The rooms were very spacious with a lot of character and old furniture. The room was clean and there was a fridge full of cold drinks.
Staff were helpful and it was easy to book a taxi to take us back to the airport very early in the morning.
There is a bar/restaurant outside in a garden area and on a balony which was great after a days sightseeing.
Great value.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn
Address: E - 212 31'st January Road, Panjim 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Panjim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Panjim
#4 Business Hotel in Panjim
#4 Romantic Hotel in Panjim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goa's first Heritage hotel in a 130 year old family home owned and managed by the same family for over 5 generations.Located In Asia's only Latin quarter of Fontainhas with its windling alleys and quain byelanes.Each room is full of character with period furniture including four poster beds,carved almirahs and contemporary art.To experience the charm and nostalgia of a era long gone in a gracious Heritage mansion, come stay with us at the Panjim Inn. ... more   less 
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