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“A royal affair ...this” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Siolim House
Ranked #1 of 7 Siolim B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A royal affair ...this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

A beautiful royal setup .....Lovely location ...amazing interiors.....a place that secludes you from ur daily grind ...tucked into a green goan village.........The pools side is beautiful with a spa besides where you can unwind at the hands of a soothing masseur. The family room / living room is grand with activities like reading and xbox for kids .....

Room Tip: There is everything u want from a peaceful , soul searching ,relaxing holiday. Food services are exp...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Myself, my husband and baby daughter spent a very enjoyable weekend in Siolim House. The rooms are gorgeous and very authentically restored. The suite we had was massive, as was the bathroom. The food was simple, wholesome and tasty, with enough options to choose from. The best thing about Siolim for us was the treatment we got from the staff, they were very friendly and helpful and it was like we stayed in a friend's house for the weekend. They were very considerate and accommodating, e.g. they cooked individual food for our baby, gave us lots of advice about things to do in the area and organised our transport for us which was always 100% reliable. If you go, make sure to do the cookery course which was fantastic.

Room Tip: Macao suite was amazing, huge!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed in this beautiful paradise for only 3 nights and truly had a very good time. The rooms were cozy and comfy, staffs were very warm and friendly, made us feel so at home. tasteful decor and quiet for us to unwind and move at our own pace. Surely recommend this place to honey mooners, and those who want some quiet time out....and to party u can head to the beaches/night spots which are not far away....
People here are always accomodating and giving us answers and ideas to everything we wanted to do, being first timers in Goa....we are surely going back there again....this time with a bit more preparation and time i suppose.....

Room Tip: the Suite on the ground floor is where we stayed.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gorla Minore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

The place is enchanting, quiet, perfect to rest, especially with your family or with your boyfriend, if you are looking for a romantic stay.
The staff made the difference, being helpful, discreet, in a word: fantastic!
Alex, the general manager, was always helpful, gave us precious advices, and was super-friendly.
Peoplemake the difference, especially when it's monsoon season, and you can't properly enjoy the seaside or the swimming pool..
Breakfast was lovely, but the true nice experience was the dinner.. a gourmet one! Congrats to the chef!
You should go, there's so much more about Siolim House, which words could not express!

Room Tip: We had a superiore one, it was very big and comfortable, a little dark, though. We were shown all th...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa M
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stayed here for just one night to experience the Old world Charm while doing a cooking course conducted by the same people at their other property ( little Siolim) - my review on the cooking course is given seperately. The property is on a quiet road opposite the Siolim Church and we were the only guests. The poperty has been painstakingly restored and impressive for a 400 yr old building. My Room was huge and except for a TV, had all the other comforts - a huge 4 poster bed, tea and coffee making facility, a good a/c and the room overlooks a small courtyard. It also had the biggest bathroom I have ever been in ! I found the service though very slow and I guess thats becoz its off season and we were the only guests. The food cost is a bit pricey, but delicious with very limited choice. We wanted the prawn curry, the said they didnt have, we wanted the grilled fish, they said they didnt have, so we settled for the only thing they had - Chicken Xacuti and Rice with vegetables and though it was one portion, the two of us shared as my wife is a very small eater so the cost of Rs.350 for Rice, delicious boneless chicken and ample veggies was great value. What was unreasonable was the cost of alcohol - Rs.100 for a peg of Cashewfeni ( you get a bottle for the price) or Rs.200 for Honeybee brandy ( you get two bottles for that cost in a liquor store). In the evening we wanted to watch some news, so we went to the TV lounge upstairs which also has a library sadly the signal was so bad, we couldnt see anything and came down after having our dinner there. Breakfast the next day was good. Bread, butter, jam, tea, a place of fresh fruits, eggs of your choice and goan sausage chilly fry ! There is nothing around the hotel, but I guess if they had more food options, cheaper bar and if the Pool was used and if only there was TV in the room, it would have been a great place ! For those looking for quiet, good rooms, a heritage property, then this is an excellent place. I couldnt afford this during the season, but at its off season price, its excellent value to experience the Old Portuguese ambience.

I did a cooking class - 2 sessions, taught by their local chef Jane Fernandes in Goan Cooking and I must add it was excellent and I would strongly recommed it to anyone who loves good goan food. I will write a seperate review on this.

The only annoyance was the black dog there.... My wife is scared of dogs after being bitten once, and I found it nice and quiet during the day wagging its tail around us while we had lunch, but god know what happened to it after sundown, it used to just come charging at us which was pretty scary. Repeated requests to the staff to have it chained evoked no response. All they said was, it wont do anything just say blackie, blackie and it will be quiet..... but a dog suddenly charging at you in the dim light is no pleasant affair. Not everyone are dog lovers, and I feel the staff should take some care in keeping the dog in its area. On account of this, my wife stayed most of the time in the room to scared to come out as every time she peeped out of the room it barked at her !

Other than this, I must conclude, its a lovely Property and worth every penny!

Room Tip: Be careful of the dog, and carry or buy your own booze !
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Siolimhouse, Owner at Siolim House, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Hi and thanks for your review.. Much appreciated your comments and the time you took to write it.I'm so glad enjoyed your stay with us. I'll certainly take all this into account...

I wished to get back to you on a few things you mentioned, 1) regards the food.. We are always focused on getting the freshest food and during the monsoon fishes and seafood as you know are not easily available.. We avoid taking risks at that time. After the monsoon of course Goa is a feast! 2) our dog is truly gentle house dog and I'm sorry you felt uncomfortable.. Our house is still a family home and our dog s part of it.. We have trained him to keep away from guests too.. And he's never ever hurt anyone. But well.. when we don't have guests etc he does act as our watchdog!
3) tv agreed. During monsoon and storms we often have poor reception. We have resisted TVs in rooms so far of course...purposely but let's see...maybe fr monsoon it coud make sense...I'll think about it..
Anyways thanks for your comments again, all the best and o come again...

Varun
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Lille, France
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

It is the second time that I am coming to Goa, and the second time I indulge in this little paradise on earth.
The rooms are elegantly spacious, the decoration made with a lot of taste, and the swimming pool corner an oasis of tranquility.
The staff is charming and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
The food at the Restaurant is also a pleasure.
I had thd best time there with my family.

I also took the cooking classes proposed in the annex little Siolim with local cooks. It was a great experience and overall a nice cultural activity to do while in Goa. Now I know how to cook my favorite Goan dishes at home...

Stop by at Siolim House if you are looking for peace and tranquility.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

The Siolim house is a fantastic hotel oozing old world charm and exceptional hospitality. The place exudes character from the moment you enter the gates. The staff were extremely courteous, warm and very helpful. We were made to feel at home from the moment we entered. The main house with its large suites is fabulous. The other rooms around the courtyard are also charming. We had opted for the a/c rooms in the courtyard section but we didn't really need the a/c. The rooms were comfortable with lovely 4 poster beds. The pool is beautiful. The best part of it was the absence of TV's in the rooms (they have one in the lounge) - a welcome change as we didn't want another standard 5 star hotel and the commercialized visit associated with the same. We also saw their new annex which had 3 rooms with a small private pool and a lovely drawing room and open kitchen, ideal for 6 adults (and kids) - thereby taking the whole place for themselves. If you are looking for a non-commercial, quiet and relaxed getaway, the Siolim House is an ideal destination. They bake their own breads and biscuits which are delicious. The manager was very kind to even pack some for us when we left. Totally worth the rates charged.

Room Tip: Take the Macau suite (the largest one) if you want to indulge in space. There is also another suite...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Siolim House
Address: Anthony's Church Siolim House Near St, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
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Location: India > Goa > Bardez > Siolim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Siolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Siolim House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Siolim House is a 350 year old palacio from the times Goa was a portuguese territory. It has all the hallmarks of a period manor and has been restored with all the care it deserves. Now only 7 suites in a lovely village very well located fo rthe beaches and sites, homecooked local cuising, it is very much a home where you will get to experience authentic Goan living. ... more   less 
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