Siolim is a large village, situated along the Chapora
river in North Goa, and almost all Goans will know where it is. If you
want to locate it on the map (courtesy LP), below, Siolim is just beyond
Anjuna on the north coast, and towards the coast from Mapuca. When you
reach St. Antony's church in Siolim, take the road going towards Chapora,
100m later you're there! There is some info below on getting to Goa,
House, History and Amenities
and seventy five years of history. An old colonial Goan manor house, one
of the very few remaining in the 16-18th century Indo-Portuguese style of
the casa de sobrado, which preceeded the casa de patio style.
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,
you are looking to spend a holiday in Goa, India Siolim House is now
ready to welcome you. Now Goa's newest small luxury "Heritage"
Property (India's answer to the Paradors and Relais et
Chateaux), Siolim House is a recently restored 300 year old
Portuguese era manor house that once belonged to a governor of Macau.
Ater an extensive restoration that lasted more than three and a half
years, we have have opened Siolim House to welcome discerning guests
looking for something other than a 'five star' Goa hotel.
entire restoration of Siolim House was done with a view to it being a
home, and therefore we were very generous in our use of space. In a
building that had twenty four rooms there are today only seven suites
and seven bathrooms. No necessity was felt to cram rooms in, and so we
have spacious public areas and three very large halls! No walls were
broken except for the one around the courtyard to open it up. Otherwise
one room was made into a bedroom the other into a bathroom and so on.
Siolim House into a hotel de charme came as we realised that that
welcoming guests would help us keep Siolim House in perfect shape, and
give it the character that comes with welcoming people from all over.
That way we also did not have to worry about the Goan monsoon storms
that had wreaked so much havoc on the house when we decided to take on
the enormous restoration job. During this period, when we used only love
and traditional materials, natural stones and marbles, to repair,
replace and renovate Siolim House, we also learnt a lot about
traditional Goan architecture and the results of 500 years of Goan
colonial history. Siolim House retains Goa's traditional cha
style, very similar to the pure unfrivolous decoration seen in classic pousadas
and quintas throughout Portugal.
to call Siolim House any thing but a home, so call it yours while you
enjoy your holiday and unwind on nearby beaches, that are among Goa's
most wonderful. Once our guests visit nearby Mandrem, Morjim and Ashwem
beaches they can never go anywhere else, and Siolim House is hugely
fortunate in being located so close to these beaches where you can
really feel you own miles of empty beaches. You can also enjoy Goa's
alternative culture or see Goa's historical and cultural sights.
Malabar suite (room1)
Malabar suite (room2)
Bath- Why the throne? Because we left the stairs as they were -
the world famous (in Goa!) Goan 'piggy toilets' used to be on top.
hot and cold water shower with good pressure
are ceiling fans in every room
tailor made itineraries to discover the area
car with driver, and Honda scooters are available at an extra
portable phone can be made available for calls at cost plus a
"all meals" plan, whether on a full or partial rental
or a b&b basis. Fresh fish each morning (you can come with
us to examine the catch) includes Pomfret, Snapper, Rock Bass,
Crab, Shellfish, Mussels and lots more...
sitting, massage, yoga, ayurvedic treatments from trained people
available on call
m lap pool with children's area
for use at liberty