Holiday in Goa at Siolim House, a Goa heritage hotel in Goa India
Enjoy your holidays at a colonial Goan ancestral villa, one of the very few remaining in the 16-18th century Indo-Portuguese style of the casa de sobrado, which preceded the casa de patio style, India, now a small luxury villa Goa hotel to enjoy in privacy.
Two hundred and seventy five years of history. At one time the house belonged to a governor of Macau, and still has the porcelain china grills that the senhor brought from the east. Later on other members of the family were administrators in Portuguese Mozambique, which is where its other name Mosmimcar, The Mozambican, comes from. Today the house is a home for its family and doubles as a welcoming villa heritage hotel in Goa, India, mostly when the family is not there. The villa is also let out on a weekly basis for larger groups. It is located in an area where there are no hotels and therefore, you are guaranteed an authentic feel of one of the most charming villages in Goa . As regards access to Goas beaches - we can hardly be beaten, that is if you like the remoter less frequented and prettiest beaches of North Goa, like Morjim, Ashwem and Mandrem.
With renovation complete since 2001, Siolim House is now available as a tastefully decorated heritage villa hotel in the typical Goa colonial architectural style, and also for groups of friends and families to enjoy in large groups.
Siolim House has only 7 large suite accomodation named after trading ports of the 17th century (the century in which Siolim House was built), including one two roomed apartment (all with ensuite facilities) sleeping a total of 16. There is also an exclusive guests-and-friends-of-guests-only restaurant, that serves home food. All this built on on a total of 12,000 sq. ft., Siolim House is perfect for those looking for an original place to stay and for some p e a c e....
Note that we do not make a claim to be a luxury Goa hotel, or never wanted to be one but simply promise to offer you our keenest hospitality. Be aware also that there are many things we chose not to have such as in-room TVs, airconditioning, etc, considered standard in 5 star and luxury hotels. Also there may be occasional inconveniences linked with our being in a village or being subject to Goas electric supply. We feel luxury is about you being able to enjoy the time you have and all we do is to assist that. If all this works for you, then in exchange we will offer you anything reasonable based on 100% effort to make your holiday succesful.
The house has seven bedrooms (including two suites) named after trading ports/areas of the 18th century mostly along the Konkan coast where Goa is located, during the time Siolim House was at its prime. Each room or suite has attached tastefully designed large bathrooms.
There is a large garden with bursting bouganvilla bushes and fragrant trees and a pergola in what we call the "secret garden", a fully equipped kitchen, an inner pillared courtyard with a mosaic fountain and a part that even has a step well that provides water for the house. There are several large halls, and an 12.5 meter overflow swimming pool, great for laps! You can see it on the photos page.
Today a small boutique Goa hotel, Siolim House is an exceptional example of Goan architecture - a fusion of European and Indian styles in what was the earliest permanent meeting for the two cultures. As regards the accommodation in our boutique hotel, there are four guest rooms in the front building (Macao and Macassar on the first floor, and Malabar and Bahia on the ground floor), and three (Cambay, Damao and Surat) in the rear around the pillared courtyard. Macao and Malabar are the suites, with the latter having 2 large bedrooms. You can see photos on this site too and the architectural plan for the ground floor and for the first floor will give you a better idea of the layout of the property.
*Telephone, email, free broadband wireless LAN
*A car with driver, and Honda scooters are available on hire.
* Home-style cuisine, using the best local produce, prepared by our goan chefs
* All rooms with en-suite facilities, showers, some rooms air-conditioned
*Yoga classes off site
*Ayurvedic treatments from trained people available on call
*Baby sitting, massages.
*12.5 m lap pool with childrens area
*Cycles for use at liberty
*Walk and excursions to discover the area on request
In the peak season the hotel accepts minimum 6 nights bookings only.
Services available at Casa Palacio Siolim House are
|Internet||Bar||24 Hrs Coffee Shop||Swimming Pool||Laundry|
|Doctor on Call||Safe||STD/ISD Phone||Credit Cards Accepted||Gift Shop|
|Breakfast||Continental Breakfast||Hairdryer in Room||Microwave||Cable Television|
|Car Rental Desk||Fax||Copy Service||Free Newspaper||TV Remote Control|
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Casa Palacio Siolim House has multi-cuisine restaurant that serves
Continental, Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian