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Panjim Inn amongst World's 50 best-budget-boutique-hotels
Panjim Inn In 'The Hindu ' -18/09/2011
The Rough Guides lists the Panjim
Inn as a ”Must
See “ Heritage House
on a Goa visit for its Period Furniture
& the Quality of the Restoration
Rough Guides,5th Edition, Goa Guide
Rough Guides Review:
.....We list a lot of
places ,of course, but only a few qualify
for a special recommendation of this kind
,which highlights your establishment as
one of the author's favouries.In order
to draw attention to the fact ,I'm enclosing
a "Rough Guide recommends "
sticker ..........Martin Dunsford,Publishing
Grand 300-year-old townhouse, now managed
as a homely heritage hotel, with period
furniture, sepia family photos, balconies
and a common veranda where meals and drinks
are served to guests. The same family
runs the even more beautiful Panjim Pousada
, across the road, an old Hindu house
which gives you the chance sample what
Panjim must have.
Panjim Peoples : The
Panjims Inn's latest "heritage"
venture, opposite the original house (see
above) occupies a former high school.
It's more upmarket than their other two
wings, but no less appealing for that.
The rooms are huge, fitted with antique
rosewood furniture, gilded pelmets and
lace curtains, and the bathrooms feature
the Sukhija family's hallmark crazy-mosaic
tiling. Tariffs mid-season start at around
Rs5000 per night.
The Independent, The Information Guide
A grand colonial town house conversion,
the Panjim Inn is located in the heart
of the Latin Quarter in Panaji, the capital
of Goa. Hidden among the narrow lanes,
the building dates back more than 150
years. Still owned by the original Goan
family, each room has been individually
designed with carved four-poster beds,
antique furniture and old sepia family
photographs. Meals are served on the veranda.
Lonely Planet Guide on Goa
Panjim Inn, Goa - One of the
reasons Fountainhas is a highlight of
Review by author Marika McAdam
One of the most charming places to stay
in Panaji, this beautiful mansion from
the 1800s has a large 1st-floor veranda
and the fragile elegance of a Chinese
pavilion. The spacious rooms, some with
four-poster beds feature colonial furniture
and are brimming with individual character.
The Panjim Inn proudly and fittingly wields
the distinction of being Goa's oldest
Heritage hotel, a status that the passage
of time can only enhance. Built in the
late 1800s by Francis Assis D'Silveira
and still managed by his ancestors, the
14 rooms of the Panjim Inn all evoke the
type of nostalgia that comes from reading
hardback editions of the classics. The
large suite rooms have small semi-enclosed
balconies, and even the standard rooms
(well, as standard as a heritage hotel
room can be) have an old-style charm that
make this sleeping experience a travel
experience. The small details of the Panjim
Inn stir your imagination as to who traversed
the hallways and make you wish you had
packed something so you could elegantly
dress to do the same.
Panjim Pousada, Goa -A well-renowned
place that still feels like a hidden gem
Review by author Marika
In an old area of Panjim was an old Hindu
house. In the Hindu house was a courtyard.
In the courtyard was an art gallery. In
the art gallery was a spiral staircase.
Up the spiral staircase was a room. In
the room was one lucky bastard.
Lifestyle magazine journalists and art
couture photographers would do well to
visit Panjim Pousada. The many angles
of this multifarious building would grace
the pages of any glossy. Your first impression
is created at the mosaic entry, and the
experience just gets better and better.
The spiral staircases and solid wooden
doors that lead to the rooms hint at the
quality and class that lies therein. Colonial
furniture graces each room and tastefully
minimalist touches like shelves carved
into the solid white walls also add character.
The appropriation of this resplendent
home from the well-to-do Hindu family
was seemingly done without any of its
former grace falling by the wayside.
Panjim Peoples, Goa - Heritage
Review by author Marika
From the people who brought the Panjim
Inn to the Old Quarter comes Panjim People's,
the most decadent of them all. With the
same intention of old-world revival, the
People's is a step up in elegance from
the other options in the area.
If you're lucky enough to get one of the
four bright and airy rooms in this landmark
of Fountainhas, you're in for a travel
treat. Rooms truly do justice to the proud
exterior of this converted heritage building.
Decadent four-poster beds, colonial-era
furniture and tiled mosaic bathrooms allow
you to immerse yourself away from the
entire modern world, despite modern amenities
like fridge and TV. The larger room at
the back of the building has an ornately
carved antique rosewood bedhead which
is an elegant centerpiece. Each of the
four rooms has slightly different character,
though all have private balconies overlooking
picturesque fragments of the Old Quarter.
Situated in Panjim's historic Fontainhas
district, these are the only authentically
Goan guesthouses in Panjim. Retired engineer
Ajit Sukhija and his son Jack provide
warm Goan hospitality, regaling you with
local history while proudly pointing out
family photographs. The best option is
the recently opened Panjim People's, a
four-room heritage hotel (until recently
a prominent local school) with spacious
rooms and modern bathrooms; ask for the
room in which Ajit's mother's lovely rosewood
four-poster bed is the centerpiece. There's
nothing particularly luxurious about the
restored colonial-era Hindu Pousada, but
it offers a taste of Panjim's 19th-century
upper-class lifestyle (along with hot
water). The simple rooms are furnished
with antiques (including four-poster beds)
arranged around an empty courtyard. Windows
and balconies look onto the back streets
and backyards of Panjim's old "Latin
Quarter." The Pousada's older Catholic
sister, Panjim Inn, is located on an old
family property dating back to 1880; as
with the Pousada, rooms vary in size and
price, so it's best to look around before
deciding. You can also browse the latest
offering, Gallery Geetanjali, which showcases
Lets Go, India & Nepal
Panjim Inn A beautiful 18th-century mansion
with a vine-coloured veranda and large
rooms, all with gorgeous antique furniture.
Internet service and A/C available. Hot
showers in all attached baths. Flexible
check-out, generally 9.00 am. Rooms at
the equally lovely adjacent annex, Pousada
Foot Prints - Hand Book
Old character house kept in traditional
style colonial furniture - Four poster
beds, friendly, relaxed.
Guide Du Routard
Panjim Inn: Dans une ancienne maison
portugaise, absolument superbe, 12 chambres
meublees a Iancienne et vraiment
a croquer (on sy sent comme chez
grand-mere). Toutes avec salle de bains
et ventilo. Tres calme et proprete de
riguer. Petite galerie dart au ler
etage : on aime ou name pas ce qui
est expose, mais Iidee est sympa.
Pas de telephone ni de TV, une paix royale.
Personnel aussi charmant que le lieu!
Un autre batiment, appele <<hindou>>,
dans un style tres different, plus aere,
entoure dun patio resemble egalement
a un veritable bijou. A vous de choisir
votre style. Cest une de nos meilleures
adresses car le rapport qualite-prix y
est excellent, quoiquun peucher.