Hidden among the narrow a lanes of the Latin Quarter in Panaji, the capital of Goa, this grand colonial townhouse dates from the early 1800s and is still owned by the original Goan family. Each of its 24 rooms has a wonderful old-world charm, with period furniture, sepia family photos and (in some) carved four-poster beds. The same family runs the beautiful Panjim Pousada across the road, an old Hindu house with nine rooms.
+91 832 222 6523, panjiminn.com; doubles from £35 B&B. Monarch (monarch.co.uk) flies from Gatwick or Manchester to Goa from £371 return