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Neemrana's Ishavilas
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Siolim
Bengaluru, India
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71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous Place! A home with everything.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Our friend's family of 4 & our family of 4 stayed 3 nights from the 22nd -24th Oct in Isha Vilas. There are 3 bedrooms in the main villa, each one furnished with antiques in its own unique style. We had taken all 3 rooms so the kids had a room to themselves & the whole villa with a fabulous pool to ourselves. The staff were very attentive & provided to all our needs especially the home cooked meals. The manager Newton & the staff particularly Laxman & Digambar were very good.The place also has a spa & yoga shala. Even though the beaches are a 15 minute drive, we got to explore some excellent beaches up north like Morjim, Vagator & Ashwem.
Looking forward to staying here again.
Shirish Vijayendra & family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

Neemrana offers the unique opportunity to step into a stylish Noble Home and call it your own and we are pleased to learn that you were able to enjoy Ishavilas to the fullest.

Your compliments about the food and the warm service have been conveyed to the team. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

My 2 sisters and I chose to spend my mothers 60th birthday at Ishavilla's last month and we could not have chosen a more ideal place! We wanted to stay in a more intimate place rather than a big impersonal hotel/resort and Ishavilla's was perfect for that. The property itself reflects elements of the Asian culture in terms of design and aesthetics. There was a large pool and a beautiful outdoor area where we spent most of our time. (Ideal place for a session of yoga as well). The guestrooms were very well sized (much larger than a typical hotel guestroom size) and beautifully designed. The property is a true example of luxury at an affordable price. Our food and beverage experience was exceptional. We had Chef Gregory Bazire (also the owner of Le Poisson Rouge in Goa) personally cooked us a 5 course gourmet dinner. Being part of the hospitality industry myself- I can safely say that this dinner was of a michlen star quality. The personalized and customized service from the entire Ishavilla's team, was not only reflected during our stay at Ishavilla's but from the very minute we made the inquiry for the booking- this attention to detail is what captured me the most. It goes without saying that it is a must to at least once if not more, experience hospitality, "The Ishavillas Style"!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your warm review about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

We are pleased to learn that your mother’s 60th birthday celebration was a memorable one. Thank you for choosing Ishavilas to celebrate this very special occasion.

Your compliments about the property and the food & beverage experience have been conveyed to the hotel team.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Where do I start?! From the moment we arrived at Ishavilas, to the moment we left I and my partner felt nothing but a warm welcome. This property is simply amazing. The place is so picturesque and peaceful..The rooms are spacious and quiet and it is clear that the staff take a great pride in their workplace and in contributing to the well being of their guests. This has made us want to go there ever more! Can't recommend it enough. Cheers.

Room Tip: All four rooms are unique, in its size, furnishings and colors.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

It is heartening to learn that you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the property. Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the team.

We thank you for your patronage to Ishavilas and the Neemrana brand in India. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our Isha Vilas experience was truly amazing. This small but very unique property was exactly what we needed for our short vacation. It provided the privacy and also a homely environment. Though all the 4 rooms were occupied but still the atmosphere was simply perfect for our very private relaxing vacation. One could use the swimming pool till late in the night. The staff was very courteous. We would recommend this property to all who want to be away from the hustle bustle - but can get into the thick of it with ease in 15~20 minutes.

Room Tip: We took the Terrace Suite which was great with a balcony surrounded by trees which have grown to ove...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your encouraging feedback about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in the Terrace Suite.

Ishavilas provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and rediscover yourself along with warm and personalised hospitality and it is heartening to learn that you were able to relax and rejuvenate.

We thank you for your patronage to Ishavilas and the Neemrana brand in India. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The first thing that strikes you as reach Ishavilas is how non imposing the property is! The greenery is lovely, rooms and every corner is tastefully done. The property has a very aesthetically done pool and dining area. Thats not all the best part is a beautiful "yogashala" : truly any Yogi's delight. The room is well ventilated and peaceful. It is ideal to conduct a yoga class for about 12 people or practice meditation. For those who want to conduct a Yoga/meditation retreat it is a very suitable choice. A lovely spa room is very helpful for those who want to enjoy a relaxing massage or other treatment. Simple home cooked meals are served and the staff is eager to help. The property gives a very cosy feeling and has a very calming effect. It is a little away from the maddening and boisterous crowd that throngs the beaches.

Room Tip: Kailash room is amazing!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Ishavilas holiday home in Goa. We are delighted to receive your compliments about the rooms, the pool, the yogashala and the spa.

Your compliments about the greenery have been conveyed to the horticulture team at Ishavilas that strives hard to maintain the same. We have also conveyed your compliments about the food and the service to the Chef and the team.

It is heartening to learn that you were able to relax and rejuvenate at Ishavilas. This is exactly what we strive to achieve.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Ishavilas is a "non-hotell" in the quiet Siolim village i north Goa. The house is absolutely beautiful, with four individually furnished rooms with lots of antiques and nice furniture. The garden Is if possible even more beautiful with statues, buddhas and loats of thick greenery. The big pool has a mirror mosaique Ganesh statue.
Even though the house and garden are lovely, the biggest assets are the staff and the owners, who made me feel like one of the family.
Can't recommend it enough.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind and valuable feedback about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

Your feedback about the service, the rooms, and the ambience is heart-warming for the entire Neemrana family.

We thank you for your visit to Ishavilas and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I just got back from our first India trip yesterday. We were visiting Mumbai for business and continue to GOA for a holiday. Stayed in Ishavilla for 7 days and we really love the place. Ishavilla is situated in the village of Siolim, away from the beach crowd. It is quiet and with lots of greens. The kind of environment we love. It feels like home and we were really being taken care of. It was really nice to have personal touch from the people who works there. Mr. Newton, the manager, takes the effort to talk to us every day, making sure we are happy and even suggest us things that we can do, information we can refer to. There is a cook that cooks for us when we need a meal, and a driver that takes us around without having us to engage other car hire service outside. Everyone in Ishavilla takes the effort to make sure that we are comfortable with our stay there, which we really did!

We took the master bedroom suite, Terrace Suite, which is really huge and nice. Since we are not into parties, we spend most of the evenings in the room relaxing after having a nice warm meal in the villa.

What makes this place a unique experience is also the opportunity to go marketing with some of the folks in Mapusa market, selecting ingredients that I can show the cook how to make Malaysian nasi lemak and curry chicken. We had so much fun in the kitchen that day. We hope that the owner will like it when he visits Ishavilla later this week to try out what the cook learned :)

It is definitely a place that we will recommend to people. And, we will be back again. Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful experience in GOA.

  • Stayed August 2012
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Ishavilas, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Ishavilas holiday villa in Goa.

We are delighted to read about your experience at the Terrace Suite.

This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always heartening when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love.

Your compliments about the service and the cuisine have been conveyed to the team at Ishavilas. Our local cuisines with a different palate experience are for gourmets who travel with their taste buds – and also enjoy eating with their eyes! Your interaction with the Chef sounds very exciting and we hope the outcome matched up to your expectations !

We hope that you will visit India again soon and continue to discover our 27 properties across the country ! On behalf of the entire Neemrana team we thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Property: Neemrana's Ishavilas
Address: 103 Vaddy House No, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Siolim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Siolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Neemrana’s first 'Noble Home', Ishavilas is a private, fully-serviced luxury villa located in the sleepy town of Siolim in Goa. The villa takes its name from the Hindu word ‘Isha’ which means the formless primordial source of creation. Not the average rental villa, it was designed and built by a series of two Owners since 2000 for use as their second home. As a home, it is being spruced up and decorated as more art arrives. Ishavilas is nestled amongst nature’s tropical bounty of leaf and fruit, abundant trees and a blooming garden. This beautiful Portuguese-colonial house, with its grand entrance and long driveway, is a true tropical haven of tranquility. Conveniently placed on the edge of Siolim, Ishavilas receives and pampers like a home, but also evokes an exotic and luxurious lifestyle, unique only to the Orient. Gilded pediments above doors, objets d’art, gold braid cushions on antique furniture set the style indoors while stone statues dress the garden of crotons and pathways. You will feel very much as if you are stepping into a private home rather than a rental villa. ... more   less 
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