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Siolim House
Ranked #1 of 9 Siolim B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

We had a beautiful spacious room on the first floor. we liked the house a lot.

I think the bathroom wasn't that clean though. when we came there were couple of big dead insects on the ceiling glass of the shower.Towels were not changed every day.

we woke up nearly every night because we felt cold and there was no duvee or something thicker than a sheet in December.
The Staff was friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was ok. Would be better to put the toaster at the buffet to do it ourself as the toast came sometimes cold and too hard.
Dinner was also ok.

The garden and pool was really nice and the living room on first floor with tv,books and chess.

Its a nice Heritage Hotel but little things just ok.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank swisa
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Siolimhouse, Owner at Siolim House, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Dear Guest
Thanks for your review - it is very helpful to me. I'd like to address your concerns also for the benefit of others reading this

Agreed we were late in putting the duvets out on the bed this year in December and it does get chilly at night sometimes. Apologies.. Had we realized we would have acted immediately - although there is a duvet in the cupboard always.

We generally do not change towels each day as an 'eco friendly' thing - maybe we did not advise you this beforehand, apologies again. However if you want a change - we are ever ready to do it.

Of the insects you speak about probably the Glass steam shower cube in the wooden bathroom - yes its entirely possible that insects may have fallen from the roof overnight and missed our eye - again apologies - I hope you understand that Siolim House is a very old house with the tiled roofs and so it happens once in a while, that insects fall down which is one of the difficulties in the upkeep and maintenance of such a place - but we are mostly diligent in keep the floors etc clean. The bathroom does not have a wooden false ceiling like the other bedrooms do. Therefore on top of the cube it may have been missed. Wont happen again - we'll make sure.

A toaster will be added to the breakfast table immediately.

Otherwise thanks for all your comments - and we of course will try to enhance the positive and remedy the inconveniences.

best regards

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

if you want to stay away from the chaos of the Northern Goa beaches this is an ideal place to start your reconaissance of the Goa area. Tranquil small place, good food, nice wines, large swimming pool, beautiful rooms, excellent service. Do not forget to rent a a scooter though, otherwiae you might find yourself a bit isolated. The hotel organizes this quickly, the area is beautiful and can easily be visited this way. Roads are relatively small and quiet.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I couldn't have been happier from stumbling onto the Siolim House.

Excellent service: everyone was friendly and beyond helpful. Answered all questions we had and made sure we were comfortable and waited upon when needed. We never felt like we were been taken advantage of (unlike other areas of India).

Excellent food: the food was wonderful! Appealing presentation, savory, and perfect proportions (they will adjust according to your appetite).

Friendly atmosphere: smiles all around. Friendly and welcoming without being overly invasive.

Desirable location: Away from the 'tourist' scene. However, the Siolim House is located close enough that you can visit various beaches and hotspots with no problems all in a days time. We were even able to rent a scooter from the Siolim House, minimizing our reliance on a taxi driver.

Activities provided: my husband and I decided to participate in the cooking class offered. It was well instructed and all in an afternoon. It gave us the opportunity to see the local market and taste local cuisine as well as get to know some of the locals. We even got the recipes to take home with us.

Overall we would highly recommend this hotel to everyone. It actually feels like more of a home than a house. When we return to Goa we will definitely be staying at the Siolim House again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank abcdef17
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in a beautiful room the size of a small apartment! The house has been lovingly restored and is charming full of fine furniture and has the most beautiful lush garden with a freshwater swimming pool. However, we found the atmosphere cold and unfriendly. The staff appeared detached and we did not feel welcome at all. There is also no bar so nowhere to relax in the evenings over a drink to meet fellow guests although drinks can be ordered via a waiter while you are waiting for dinner. There is nothing locally in the way of restaurants so you are tied to the hotel in the evening and we found it a bit dull. Having said that if you are looking for a secluded place just to chill out and recharge your batteries in a lovely setting than this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Usaphobes
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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
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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
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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
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Thank Vasanthe
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Address: Near St Siolim House, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > 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 9 B&Bs / Inns in Siolim
Price Range: $129 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Casa Palacio Siolim House Hotel Siolim
Casa Palacio Siolim Hotel
Casa Palacio Siolim Bardez
Siolim House Goa

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