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Divar Island Guest House Retreat

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01/06/2017 02/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This homestay was such a nice surprise during our trip through the South of India. The host family were amazing, always going out of their way to look after us and make sure we were having a good stay. They gave us a tour around the island to see the sights we might not be able to find alone, and...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Viva, Viva, Viva Bonderam!!! Yes, we had been to Divar Island for the annual bonderam fest and boy, it surpassed all our expectations... Yes, for a tiny island, it is just incredible to see the joie de vivre of the local community.. The icing on the cake for this experience was our stay at Divar Island Guest House. From the...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a week at this lovely homestay and we had a great time. Everything was really relaxed and the owners Jan and Arati are quite friendly. The staff at this place prepare excellent food and we had steak, fish and chips, chicken curry, khao suey in one week . The island is close to old Goa...

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1Thank 574gauravg
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place was recommended to me by a friend who knows the owner, Jan Bostock. Upon meeting Jan, he proved to be the 2nd funniest bloke I have ever met. A larger than life Pom with an infectious character. The next 24 hours proved to be the highlight of my trip to Goa. A small group of friends were with...

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1Thank John H
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It has to be the best place we visited in Goa, a peaceful getaway away from the city. Initially, being in a friend group of 9, we were hesitant to go there for lunch thinking that it is a guest house run by a family and hence we might feel a bit restricted. The tourists were mostly foreigners and it...

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Thank PiyushMittal28
Ghaziabad, India
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Ok, may be the name I suggested sounds a tad exaggerated, and too long. But it does not mean the experience was any less memorable. First of all a much deserved apology to Jan, Arati & Nana for not reviewing the place sooner. No excuses and here is our redemption. Megha & I found out about the place from Air...

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Thank PKMannadiar
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We spent a memorable three days at the Guest House. The occasion was my little boy's first birthday. So we had the whole family and close friends land in Goa for the event. We'd booked the entire main house (eight bedrooms) so it really felt like we were at home together. The villa is beautiful and you can feel the...

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1Thank Maithilee_S-J
New Delhi
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Amazing getaway in Goa, this old Portuguese villa has many stories to tell. Quiet and detached from the mainland, this is a peaceful getaway. The rooms are comfortable and classy , there is a lot of space to walk around and relax and the staff especially Loku make your stay worthwhile with their constant and patient attention to guests. Stayed...

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2Thank Sheetal I
Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a wonderful place right in the heart of Divar Island, the staff were super friendly and the food was excellent. The house has a long history and is full of interesting objects. There is a free ferry to transport you to the island from the mainland and a bus that takes you right to the house but be...

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2Thank Tarima7762
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We landed up without a plan & the experience was awesome .. spent time from afternoon till evening. Great to see the effort in restoring an old Portuguese property reviving its glory. Warm hospitality and great food. The moment one enters, it feels like home. My kids got into the pool within half an hour of landing there and had...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Good Day to you and thank you for looking at Divar Island Guest House Retreat. We are a small family run concern and first and foremost you must know, this is not a hotel but our home. We are a . Mum, (Jean), My wife (Arati) my daughters, (Alisha and Anya) not forgetting our German Shepards (Simba and Junior) both well mannered but bark sometimes when they first meet you and lastly Me (jan) with the support of my right hand men, Luku and Geet. We try our best to ensure that your stay with us is comfortable and hopefully eventful fun and social wise. You can have peace and quite if you prefer or just join in. Our rooms are serviced hot water by a Solar system, so once the water is out and it has gone cold, you must advise us and we will but the water heater on or bring you a bucket of hot water. We dont have 24 hr staff so it would be helpful if you advise us before everyone has gone to bed. (We are available 24hrs just in case of emergency but in case you want a snack sorry when we have gone to bed the food stand is closed). If you have booked a particular set package, that is what you will receive, should you wish to order additional items, it is no issue but there will be an additional charge. Should you wish something that is not on the Menus then that is Ok as we will arrange it for you but you must give us some notice to go get the shopping or fresh produce. The ferry runs 24hrs so if you do come back after 2.30am please use the old Goa ferry point and it cost Rs55.00 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Divar Island Guest House Retreat

Address: 45, Porbhu Vaddo, Divar Island 403403, India
Region: India > Goa > Divar Island
Price Range: €35 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Divar Island Guest House Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs rooms and those in the main building are nicer.”
jamesbT1314PB, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the annex would naturally tend to be quieter.”
ParthUdayShah, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not miss their fish and chips and ask Luku to make Khao Suey, a Burmese main course dish!!”
Puneet_Ramaul, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are all good. If it is not at maximum occupancy - they will give you the choice.”
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“We did not stay overnight.”
PiyushMittal28, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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