Excellent 8.2
Based on 17 reviews

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About this property

Description

Situated in Divar, Divar Island Guest House Retreat is the perfect place to experience Goa and its surroundings. Only 12.0 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With the city's main attractions such as Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Archaeological Museum, Convent and Church of St Francis of Assisi within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

At Divar Island Guest House Retreat, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers photocopying, printer, taxi service, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

The ambiance of Divar Island Guest House Retreat is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, fan, satellite/cable TV, toiletries are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, pool (kids), garden. Divar Island Guest House Retreat is a smart choice for travelers to Goa, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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Features

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Pets allowed
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 12.0 km
Distance to Airport: 40.0 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 10
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 60
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Excellent



based on 17 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Location 7.9
  • Room comfort and quality 8.4
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 8.5
  • Food and dining 7.5
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Lorna from United Kingdom
Couples
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Excellent retreat 1 to 3 nights on Divar Island
Location Divar Island but close by ferry to Panji & Old Goa. Lovely renovated old Portuguese house & small Pool & well cared for gardens. Host expat Jan from Bradford, Yorkshire his famly & staff
Much enjoyed my second year return 2 night stay on Divar Island (Retired Couple) WITH welcoming Jan, his family, and Indian wife and staff. Perhaps not recommended for stays with children under 11 yrs, as depending on guests, with Jan's pay bar, things can get bit rowdy. Also two large Alsation dogs are part of family, and roam freely around the property, both are NOT aggressive but younger one can get over excited if played with, and may by mistake playfully grab ie 'bite' your arm, hand etc. If you might be concerned about this ask for confirmation of details/ dates of their dogs current Rabies inoculation certificates which they are legally obliged to have. NB Without proof of this certificate, if a dog does break your skin with a 'bite', you will be advised by Chemist Doctor etc to have full course of Rabies injections at hospital/ doctor. This may be worth it if you regular visitor to India, as am told full course of anti Rabies injections gives you protection for 'Life'and treatment much cheaper to have in India, as not covered in UK by NHS
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Hugh from Australia
Couples
Deluxe Room
Stayed one night in October 2015
Hidden Treasure
The Staff , The Staff and The place itself.
A spur of the moment left turn. What a welcome surprise, thank you very much for your hospitality and warm welcome. We will be back to visit you again soon. Cold beer, good company, great bed and nothing was too much trouble.
Reviewed November 03, 2015

Sandeep from India
Solo travelers
Deluxe Room
Stayed one night in May 2015
Within Minutes strangers are friends!
The hosts are fabulous people. Aarti & Ian instantly make you feel at home so much so you find yourself sharing stories, secrets & laughs in no time.
Fun!!
Reviewed June 05, 2015

Lesley from United Kingdom
Couples
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Away from the beach
Llocation, Location, Location
A complete contrast to the endless sunbeds on the beach. We were made very welcome and especially enjoyed chilling out by the pool. The service by Locco? was very good. I would probably describe Divar Retreat as a Home stay as the family were very much part of the experience. A ferry trip to Old Goa brings you back to earth but is well worth it. I traveled with a friend but there was no such heading under type
Reviewed February 16, 2015

Clarissa from Canada
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Relaxing stay among friendly people
Extremely friendly people, lovely old house, good food
I really enjoyed my stay here. Jan and Aarthi were so friendly and even invited me to join them on a trip to Anjuna for the market. Food was fantastic and I was very happy to just retreat back to the guesthouse for dinner every night. The guesthouse is far from the beaches but quite good for visiting Old Goa from. Good for a different experience of Goa.
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Laura from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Review
Garden
Disappointing
Reviewed January 06, 2015

Munish from India
Families with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
A very relaxing experience in homely environment
Homely environment; natural surroundings; peaceful
A very peaceful and relaxing stay. Ideal for those who want to be near the "happening places" but still becaway enough to just be with oneself.
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Claire from United States
Couples
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Charming Guest House on a Fascinating Island
Comfy rooms, family feel, a piece of Portuguese history
Divar Retreat Island Guest House was a charming stop on our Goan vacation. It is a warm, family run homestead, with spacious, comfortable rooms, a great pool and landscaped backyard (complete with a badminton court and roaming family pets), and a spot on a wonderful, away-from-it-all island. We had done a bit of the beach hut hotel/restaurant scene in Mandrem before arriving at the Guest House, and while I think that was an essential part of the Goan experience, this Guest House offered a wonderful counterbalance, with a more local and less touristy feel. This spot is one of the few on the island and, as such, there are not many tourist-focused restaurants and bars, or much tourist infrastructure at all - which for us, was perfect. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhoods and seeing the aging charm of the old Portuguese homes, as well as the beautiful cathedral on the hill (rumor has it that if you throw a couple hundred rupees at the caretaker, he'll even open its doors for you, so you can take a look inside). Luku was also gracious enough to take us out fishing along the river after he overheard my husband mentioning his desire to check out fishing in the area. This place was seriously a perfect 10 for us. Will definitely be back.
Reviewed January 09, 2014

Payal from India
Families with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Nice and relaxing stay
Swimming pool, Bar and friendly staff
The stay was quite interesting and we got to see a very different side of Goa.The staff was very nice and friendly especially Luku and Sandeep. The Bostocks also gave us good company on day one. Though they mentioned that the amount we paid for the bookings was lower than what they typically accept and that they had rejected the reservation initially. I felt that telling us all that was totally uncalled for. What we really liked there was the staff and the fact that they took keen interest in helping us chalk an itineary during our stay. Service was very quick. One other thing that I had some feedback on was the changing room next to the pool. It really needs to be cleaned up during our stay it was in an unusable condition.
Reviewed January 08, 2014

anthony from United Kingdom
Couples
Deluxe Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2013
A home away from home
The hospitality was out of this world. The staff were always ready to help. We had so much fun that we didn't want to leave! A week in Divar Island was not enough
This visit was our second time in Goa and we both agreed that, Divar Retreat Island Guest House Is the Main Reason we want to visit Goa Again! Our only regret is that, we didn't spend the whole 3weeks of our visit there! Everything we expect from the staff and beyond!
Reviewed January 05, 2014



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