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#11 of 105 hotels in Panjim
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Rooftop terrace
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Anita R wrote a review Nov 2022
Bangalore6 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a very comfortable stay at Afonso guest house with 3 of my friends. The family who owns it - Jeanette and her son Clifton, are very warm,hospitable and helpful. Their staff are also very friendly and efficient. The house is very pretty and has an excellent garden.The rooms are very clean. Overall we had a good experience, also because the location is close to many sightseeing spots and eating places
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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debudpg wrote a review Oct 2022
Durgapur, India110 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here while on a solo trip. I am 62 & a foodie. This plave was a perfect place to put up and hunt for good Goanese non touristy food. The mother & son duo Jeanette, her son Clifton, are perfect hosts and a repository of information. They go out of their way to advice you on all things required. I was so much interested in moving in public transport & they helped me in all. They also serve a typical goanese breakfast which you might give a try. The rooms and washrooms are sparklingly clean. The AC & Geyser works perfectly. Room service everyday. I am not used to change of towels everyday for environmental concern but they changed it. Better if they change after asking for it. Located at good length from everything in Panjim. I would surely revisit this place, this time with my family.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Explore64727473656 wrote a review Oct 2022
A serene and quaint heritage house located amid the cultural and colourful neighborhood of goa. Afonso Guest House is beautifully managed by the lovely owners and their team. An ideal place to stay in panaji.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Tom F wrote a review Aug 2022
Cork, Ireland22 contributions2 helpful votes
A clean, simple room in a beautiful atmospheric building in a fantastic location right in the heart of the latin quarter. The host was warm and kind and the homemade bread & jam for breakfast was delightful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Olga d wrote a review Aug 2022
Rotterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions3 helpful votes
Authentic Portugese house in the heart of the Portugese quarter. Beautiful comfortable rooms. Lovely rooftop terras. Breakfast service with homemade mango jam. Very clean. Taxi service available. The owners are very nice, warm and helpful. They gave tips on touristic attractions, shops and restaurants. They have been very helpful and supporting when I had a problem with delayed luggage. The place is close to the centre of Panjim and there are many options for good restaurants and bars. The railway station is nearby. I strongly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Riya wrote a review Aug 2022
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A beautifully maintained Portugese house with abundant monstera plants and herbs that give the place a fresh, homely feel. Located in the heart of Panjim, this is an affordable stay with a cute setting & super nice hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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AD R wrote a review Jul 2022
Shillong, India5 contributions
Good, clean room, great for budget travellers. Neat and clean room, decent facilities, no room service but you get basic bread, butter and omlette as breakfast. Managed by family who are very decent but strict, recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Puja wrote a review Jul 2022
Worldwide3 contributions
I recommend any solo traveller or family to stay in this beautiful hertitage home which is converted into a guest house for anyone who want to soak the old Portuguese culture in the colourful neighbourhood of fountainhas.the owners Afonsos are very warm and treat every guest like family. Rooms are clean and the beautiful terrace garden with a view of the chapel just adds to the beauty of the stay.i highly recommend anyone who is looking for a reasonable and comfortable stay at Afonso’s guest house. The old goa charm and warmth you can find here. Great location,clean rooms, warm owners 💚💚💕
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Becky wrote a review Jul 2022
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Jeanette, her son Clifton and their lovely staff went above and beyond for my partner and I, helping us with recommendations, taxi and laundry services and even with local medical care when my partner was sick. They were so flexible, friendly and always available when we needed. The room was beautiful, comfortable and very well maintained, and Afonso is stunning and perfectly located in a gorgeous neighbourhood with everything you need close by. We recommend the breakfasts of Goan bread, mango jam and honey, and delicious tea and coffee on the leafy rooftop patio! My partner was back for the second time and we will definitely return again. We couldn't recommend more. Thank you so much Afonso Guest House!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SD wrote a review Jun 2022
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It was like a blessing to visit and stay @ Afonso Guest House in Panjim..the location is amazing and the warmth u feel after meeting Jeanette is what one has to experience..the cleanliness and decor makes it a perfect safe place for any woman solo traveler I would recommend.. Seems like found a new home now on for every visit to Panjim..Love you Jeanette
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$44 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
afonso gues house hotel panaji
LOCATION
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictPanjim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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AFONSO GUEST HOUSE - UPDATED 2022 Reviews (Goa/Panjim)

Frequently Asked Questions about Afonso Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Afonso Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Fontainhas (0.2 km), Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (0.4 km), and Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Afonso Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Afonso Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What are some restaurants close to Afonso Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Caravela Cafe and Bistro, Hospedaria Venite, and Viva Panjim.
Does Afonso Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Afonso Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Afonso Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Afonso Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (0.7 km), Fort Aguada (6.2 km), and Mahalaxmi Temple (0.6 km).