The Panjim Inn is a small and welcoming family-run property set in the heart of Fontainhas, Panjim’s fascinating Latin Quarter.
What we love
- The self-guided walking tours around Fontainhas are a great way to explore this intriguing Colonial quarter. Wander through the languid lanes of shuttered heritage homes and sun-bleached churches, passing tuk-tuks, cafés and art galleries along the way.
Good to know
- Being a family-run hotel, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, always on hand to give you hints and tips of how to explore the local area.
Experience Goa's colonial heritage
Recognised as the state’s first classified Heritage hotel, Panjim Inn offers a unique experience, where you are sure to be transported back in time to Goa’s rich colonial past.
Each of the 24 uniquely decorated rooms are styled with beautiful period antiques, dark wooden furnishings, striking four-poster beds and one-of-a-kind artwork. They’re also equipped with modern conveniences including air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, which bring you back to the 21st century and add to the comfort of your stay.
The superb ‘Veranda’ restaurant is a pleasant place to spend an evening, serving up delicious flavours of Goa, including famous fish curries and rich Bebinca cake. You’ll also find an outdoor Jacuzzi on the Inn’s top floor which is the perfect place to sit and relax after a day sightseeing.
Exploring Fontainhas, Goa’s Latin Quarter
For those wanting to explore the unique surroundings, the best way to discover Fontainhas is by taking one of the hotel’s self-guided walking trails. This intriguing neighbourhood has retained its character over the years with its narrow and winding streets, which are still to this day, filled with white-washed chapels and weathered heritage homes.
The beauty of Old Goa
Venturing slightly further than Fontainhas, we highly recommend a visit to Old Goa. Around a 15-minute taxi from the hotel, Old Goa is home to breath-taking landmarks such as the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Church of Our Lady Mount, which boasts superb panoramas over the town and towards the Mandovi River. Old Goa is also a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, so every twist and turn of your time there will unveil yet another beautiful historical monument.
Our Expert Opinion
Why not combine a stay at Panjim Inn with time in another of our unique heritage hotels? Contact our reservations team to tailor-make the perfect itinerary for you.
"The history of Goa is perhaps understood best by visiting its capital: by wandering around the bustling streets of Panjim - where the broad banks of the Mandovi River give way to the pastel shades of glorious Portuguese-inspired Latin Quarter."
- Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine