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Siolim House

Siolim

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Siolim House is a beautifully restored 17th century Goa-Portuguese house in the North of Goa and is located in the quiet Siolim village.  Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this charming hotel retains its colonial heritage whilst offering a relaxing setting and its culturally rich history.

THE HOUSE

Siolim House is situated south of the Chapora river, in the district of Bardez. The house is located at the entrance of the local and unspoiled Siolim village. Formerly home to the Governor of Macau, this old mansion was beautifully restored in 1996. Its distinctive features are antique furniture, large olive windows, huge rooms and beautiful gardens filled with bougainvillea and frangipani.

 
An enchanting courtyard, flanked by large white columns, has rooms on all sides and an open dining area.  Situated in the centre, the area is boredered by insignia- marked wrought iron gates and opens onto the garden and swimming pool. Siolim House captures Portugal’s vast colonial empire within its estate.
 
Additional accommodation is available at 'Little Siolim', a more intimate annexure, and comprises of three rooms.
 

THE ROOMS

Built around the courtyard, each room offers a wide space and is impeccably furnished with antiques, brightly colored linens and has plenty of comfortable common areas. At Siolim House, the rooms are named after 17th-century trading ports and have elegant and individual decorative detail.  


LARGE SUITES

There are seven large suites, each of which is spacious, cool and elegant. All rooms are the tiled floors and gilt and bronze-edged beds with silken fabric, and draped with mosquito nets. Frescoes outline the walls, with some rooms having 18th-century Bidri work. The bathrooms have marble and wooden flooring and are fitted with a colonial style bathing.  

SUPERIOR SUITES
Superior suites are on the first floor of the main house. Each is furnished with a four poster bed and antique furniture, has wooden floors and a grand en-suite bathroom. These suites include the three rooms in the front house - Macau, Macassar (the large romantic suites) and Malabar (two bedrooms). In keeping with the hotel’s wishes to maintain the integrity of the architecture, this particular accommodation is not air-conditioned. With this in mind, the high ceilings and large space of the suites provide for a cool temperature. 

STANDARD SUITES
The four Standard rooms, which include twin or double bedded suites, offer four poster beds and antique furniture, a unique terracotta tiled bathroom with shower, in-room amenities and a safe. Three of the rooms are air-conditioned for those visiting in the Easter and summer.    

THE STORY

Siolim House is a 350 year old Heritage Hotel in Goa, built in 1675. It is a site that dates from the earliest times of the Portuguese occupation of Goa and was beautifully restored as a home in 1995 by owner Varun Sood, which now doubles as a private seven room heritage boutique hotel.

Surprisingly hidden from view behind a tall row of Ashoka trees, the house understates its stature as one of Goa's most unique and oldest manor houses. There are very few examples of the aristocratic late 16th century 'Casa do Sobrado' style of Goa-Portuguese architecture remaining in North Goa.  

The manor once housed the governor to Macau, and a family of administrators that included a governor to Mozambique.  

The hotel is classified as a 'Heritage' Boutique Hotel in Goa by the Department of Tourism.  

In 2001, Siolim House was a finalist for the UNESCO Heritage Prize, which considered its exceptional history and the work they did to restore this building.

In 2009, the owners completed a second renovation to bring back more detail and more features.  

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RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • 17th century Goa-Portuguese manor
  • UNESCO Heritage award finalist
  • Grand palatial rooms
  • Beautiful décor of antique furniture 
  • Tranquil rural setting in Siolim Village
  • Charming garden with pool
  • Open air courtyard
  • Smaller annexure on property
  • Cooking and Yoga Classes

CONTACT

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Address:

SIOLIM HOUSE
Opposite Wadi Chapel
Wadi, Siolim, Bardez
Goa 403 517
India

Phone:

+918322272138

+918322272138 | +918322272941
+919822584560

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FACILITIES

-Free wifi in common areas

-12.5m Pool with separate children's area
-Mini gym/weights room
-Massages on site
-Boat rides/ watersports available
-TV/Games/X-Box/Play Station room 
-Library with wide choice of books & films
-Home-style cuisine, by the their Goan chefs
-A car with driver & Honda scooters for hire
-Walks and excursions (on request)
-Babysitters (on request)

PATISSERIE DELICIEUX

Opened in 2012 by Lucie Mason of Siolim Cooking School, in association with Siolim House, is Patesserie Delicieux, a traditional French pastry shop that follows the finest cake tradition in the world. This pattesserie- boulongarie offers a selection of fine pastries and breads that uses only natural ingredients and dairy products, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no compounds and no substitutes.  With locations at Siolim House, Morjim and  Miramar, as well as couters at Magsons Hymart and Inox, Panjim, Patesserie Delicieux addiiotnally offers home delivery of cakes and desserts. Call: +91 9604887740.

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