What I really want to do is give this place a 1 star review and hope that no-one else discovers the place. Unfortunately this would be very unfair to Atul and Pierre who have bought this mid 20th century Goan country house and turned it into a beautiful place to spend your time in Goa.
Spent 5 nights in their annexe in March 2012 and cannot recommend highly enough. The acommodation (big bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and private garden/terrrace area) are simple but stylish, with a huge swimming pool that we had to ourselves for the duration of our stay and a great breakfast delivered to our terrace by their really friendly staff each morning.
You are not in the centre of things at this place (those of you who have exerience in Goa will see this as a good thing) and you will need to make extensive use of either your own transport or the taxi drivers that the hotel can recommend to you. Price wise the taxi's are good for Goa (although expensive when compared to other parts of India).
Within walking distance they have a couple of local style cafe/bars/restaruants which have good simple Indian food although in an 'Indian' atmosphere. Possibly a little intimidating for newbies to India.
All in all this is good value and great place to stay and I am looking forward to returning next year.
Can't finish this review without mentioning that the owners run a little charity for abandoned pets, when we stayed they had 4 or 5 dogs and a couple of cats - all really friendly. My wife wanted to take 'Raj' (a Dalmation type dog) home with her.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Soraya Siolim, Goa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the main road going north towards Morjim Beach is Hotel Soraya (guesthouse), has 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 persons, although 6 is ideal. , situated in 1 acre of peaceful tropical gardens. Also situated in the grounds is "The Bungalow", which sleeps 2 persons, and has its own entrance and garden.Siolim is 5km from Morjim Beach (an Olive Ridley turtle nesting site), and 5km from Anjuna and Vagator beach.The Main House is a magnificently restored Portuguese house with high ceilings and a spacious verendah, with a huge tropical garden with a swimming pool. Also in the grounds is The Bungalow built in the traditional Portuguese style. Maid service and breakfast included. A relaxed way of life awaits you. Shops nearby in this lovely village. Siolim village is surrounded by coconut groves and sunset coves, ideal for biking. ... more less
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