Goa is one place where I can go anytime of the year . An old Portuguese colony ( almost ruled by the colonial Portuguese for over 450yrs ) on the west coast of India , popularly known as the “Rome of the East” is one place to offer you what you can expect from a rejuvenating vacation- - superb sandy beaches, best of coastal climate , clear blue skies and blazing sunshine, immense history , fascinating and unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Old Goa, Goan sea food and feni drink , Goan Carnivals – Colorful festivals , fun loving people , carefree lifestyle, Luxury retreats – What more can I ask??
If you are keen to know more about Goa and its culture , just check goacentral , a tourist information portal that has all the details you wish to know about Goa.
While looking out for new places in Goa , I found Four luxury boutique hotels overwhelmed with beauty. Their comfort and charm can leave anyone ecstatic , overjoyed and mesmerized . Now, I am longing for my next trip……….. to take refuge in my own slice of paradise….. Where do you want to be or would you like to come on a virtual tour with me to discover more ?????
Here we go ………………….
Siolim House - North Goa
If you want to experience the magnificence living of Portugal Colonial house , then Siolim House is the only choice . Situated in the village of Siolim in North Goa, Siolim house is three hundred and seventy five years old house once belonged to Governor of Macau . Presently owned by Varun Sood who bought this heritage house in 1996 , elegantly restored with utmost attention to its architecture, infused with the essence of a true Goan Palacio ,its 22 rooms were converted into 7 large suite accommodation. Siolim house is a non hotel home (As varun calls) , a perfect destination for someone seeking silence with grace and elegance . The best of food is offered with age old village recipes cooked by local aunties. Siolim House was a finalist for the 2001 UNESCO Asia pacific heritage awards for conservation.
Awesome Canopy four poster beds, attractive light hued walls to complement the antique furniture, minimalist décor , Rooms look bright and spacious, mother of pearl windowpanes, hope you did not miss out variety of lovely patterns of floor tiles used in every nook and corner of the house . What a fun it would be to walk barefoot on these floors ??
Isn’t this a relaxed , quiet heaven , a stunning place to unwind yourself ??
By the way our beautiful exploration of Siolim House does n’t end here… As they say “all great things come in small packages” Little Siolim is a scintillating and splendid surprise of a Siolim House. “Little Siolim” is another 3 fully air-conditioned bedrooms building situated as you enter the Siolim village. Little Siolim decor is based on the theme of Mangoes and coconuts and that is why the whole house is painted with yellow . Even the Pillars in the courtyard and pool are all made of coconut tree . Rooms are as lovely as Siolim house. Heavenly colors like Fuchsia, Orange, Red and yellow would brighten and lift up one's mood and spirit. Beautiful Sleigh beds, Antique and chic furniture made me stop and look again. The rich hues used in furnishing , blend flawlessly with simplistic decor and enhance the warmth of the rooms . The house also has an open kitchen fully equipped with all modern amenities for cooking .One can choose to cook oneself or can request for service of chef as desired.
Hope you enjoyed virtual tour of the beauty and peacefulness of “Siolim “ as much as I did.
Watch out for my next post for the other hotels with their stunning beauty and style…………