North Goa, India
Siolim House is a 17th century luxury boutique hotel set within the sleepy village of Siolim in northern Goa. Tastefully restored from its colonial past, Siolim House successfully blends old and new alike, and showcases a totally different side to Goa.
At a Glance
Old Portuguese manor house beautifully restored and only offering seven suites
Delightful swimming pool to spend a few days relaxing beside, and ideal in combination with a beach hotel to get the balance between countryside and coast
Just 10-minutes from the beach by car
Lovely Goan cuisine on offer
Siolim House was once the residence of the Portuguese Governor of Macau and it unfortunately fell into disrepair after they left Goa. It was carefully restored to its former glory by owner Varud Sood, using many of the old traditional techniques and retaining many antique fixtures and fittings. Siolim House takes you away from the touristy beaches and is an ideal spot to spend two or three days in combination with a beach hotel so that you can see a little of the countryside before kicking back on the beaches. Set in lush gardens and with an inviting swimming pool, Siolim House is an ideal place to pick up a good book and spend a few days away from it all.
The rooms and suites are huge, and during restoration the original 24 rooms were merged into seven guest rooms. Expect high ceilings, exposed wooden floors and grand mosquito net clad four poster beds. For families we suggest the two-bedroom Malabar Suite and for those on a honeymoon, the Macao Suite is the suite of choice. Not all rooms have air-conditioning, but all have ceiling fans which is absolutely fine in the usual traveling season of October to March.
Siolim House has an inner courtyard and also lovely gardens featuring the dining area and pool beyond. Food is generally Goan, using locally caught fresh fish, but they can cater for all tastes and palates so long as you ask the chef. Breakfasts are continental such as serving organic eggs and homemade yogurt. They also lay on cookery courses if you want to try your hand at rustling up Goan specialties. Siolim House has a in-house masseur who can offer various treatments. There is a small TV room and a salon with sofas.
There are nine rooms and suites at Siolim House. Alongside this, Little Siolim offers guests a three bedroom villa about 5-minutes away from the main house. The three Suites (Macassar, Malabar & Macao) are not air-conditioned, which is only really an issue in the hotter months from mid March to September. Features of all rooms include hair-dryers, daily room service, tea/coffee making facilities, fruit basket, safe, laundry facilities and ceiling fans.
Children are welcome at Siolim House, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.
Siolim House has a dining area, 12.5m swimming pool, TV room, small lounge and massage treatments are available.
Guests staying at Siolim House can enjoy yoga, Ayurvedic treatments and massages, walks to visit neighboring villlages and tours to Old Goa, Panjim and further afield. Our Travel Consultants can also arrange longer day trips to Hampi and famous national parks.
Location & Directions
North Goa, India
Siolim House is located in the village of Siolim about a 15 minute drive from the nearest beaches including Vagator and Anjuna.
When to go
The monsoon season begins around June, when the hot temperatures of summer are cooled with an influx of clouds and rain. On average, the hottest months of the year are April and May. The best time to visit Goa is between late October and early April. The peak tourist season is from mid-December to mid-January, when the weather is near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going beyond 32°C.