Experience a laid back Goan holiday

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Nanu Tarkar Pednekar Rd, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
Your host, Ernesto
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The Space

We are a cozy Inn housed in at 80 year old Indo-Portugese styled building offering modern day amenities at a humble price in the Latin Quarter of Panjim.
At the Royal Phoenix Inn we use our experience to make our valuable guests feel comfortable with our friendly well informed staff. Our common areas have access to WiFi (at a nominal charge of 2$ day) so guests can catch up with family and friends.
We have three Deluxe rooms that are equipped with air-conditioning units, bathrooms with 24hr hot showers, western toilets. Our 2 deluxe suites come with bathtubs, cozy sitting room, western toilets, small library, writing desk and easy chairs to relax after a long day of touring the neighborhood
We are in Goa's protected heritage area filled with bright colourful Indo-Portugese styled houses. The Spring outside the Inn 'Fonte Fenix' is what give Fontainhas it's name,

Guest Access

The rate includes room and breakfast that includes tea or coffee with bread butter jam. Internet is available but at a nominal charge of 2$ a day per device.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $172 /week
Monthly Price: $618 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This is definitely not an airbnb experience hotel. It's just a cheap, basic not-so-old house in Panjim with extremely barebones facilities and no hospitality. Ernesto is an absentee landlord and is not a genuine 'host'. There's just one seemingly weary and overworked receptionist manager there who even argued that we should pay for wifi even though it doesn't mention that on the airbnb site. He tried to claim that the airbnb site hadn't been updated and that it was 'our problem' not his! We held our ground and he grumbled away telling us that airbnb people were really not regular or even welcome.
    It's even cheaper to book through (website hidden) by a pound or two!
    We are aibnb hosts in the UK and make every attempt to follow the airbnb code of conduct with all our guests. This place is just a cheap commercial 'hotel' looking to get extra business any way it can.
    Airbnb is doing a major damage to its reputation (and mine as a host) through allowing such dubious places in India to offer airbnb hosting. We've had two Indian airbnb's in a row with major problems, so airbnb is off the menu now for us out here.
    On the other hand, the view of the temple next door is splendid and it's a real cheap stayover before flying out the next day from Goa. Buyer beware!

    March 2014
  • Ernesto was great host. We really enjoyed our stay with him. The room was very spacious and clean, so was the bathroom. so good internet and thanku again for everything Ernesto ,Highly recommended

    January 2013
  • I wanted to stay in an old Portuguese colonial home, and this was it. It is located in the Fontainhas area of Panjim, an area of quaint houses formerly occupied by Portuguese families. The room was HUGE. It was actually 2 rooms, about 700 sq ft by my estimate. One had 2 beds, and a closet with shelves, the other had a desk, sofa, armchairs, and coffee table. I was awaken by the rooster, which was nice. and I could easily walk to most areas of Panjim. The area is quiet. There are only 5 rooms in the guesthouse. The housekeeper is friendly and helpful, but, alas, he could not quite give me a stable internet connection. He tried hard, but the problem seemed to be with the ISP. This was unfortunate. Sometimes, I had service for hours, but then it would stop, and resume hours later. For most guests who come to visit, this would probably not be much of a problem, but for those who need to be connected, it is an inconvenience. The owner is planning to switch to a new ISP, so this may no longer be a problem when you visit.

    November 2012
  • Ernesto's place was very clean and had huge rooms!
    Though we didn't get to meet Ernesto since he was unwell, but he made our stay comfortable!
    His place is quite central.

    May 2012
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English, Hindi, Português
Sharada Mandir School, Dhempe College of Arts & Science
I love to travel & meet people and what better place than your own restaurant (Ernesto's), Love the outdoors when i have the time, trekking swimming in the wild or at a beach, or night safari's to spot animals, or just kayaking and exploring the rivers
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