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“Harmony in Goa”

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Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Harmony can hardly be described. Just stay and relax at Arco Iris and you will feel harmony overwhelming you.
For birders the little lake in front of the property is, specially at sunrise, a place not to miss.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice.
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Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was our second visit to Goa and this time we wanted to experience the Goan culture and not just visit the beaches. We started exploring for homestays and found this highly rated homestay called "Arco Iris". Even though this was a home stay, the professionalism of the owner's Beni and Ganesh was evident right from the time we called to make a booking to the time when we were looking for directions to this this place and beyond when we stayed there for 3 nights.
Arco Iris is located over a 1.5 acre property in the midst of the woods and very close to a beautiful lake. This 200 year old Portugese property is renovated to every minute detail in the house that welcomes you and makes you feel at home right when you set your foot in the door. The rooms are beautifully decorated with colors and lights that make your relax for every moment you are there. There is a huge front yard and back yard where you can spend a lot of time with family and kids. Children had a great time with Feni, the dog,who is extremely friendly.
We could spend almost half the day in the house relaxing, reading (they have a huge collection of books), playing badminton, talking to the hosts and strolling around before we head to the beaches and other parts of Goa.
We were a family of 6 adults and 2 children at a place we could say " a home away from home"

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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bennitaganesh, Owner at Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2015

Dear RB,
Thank you very much for your kind words !!!. Very happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to hosting you again on your India travels. Here is wishing you a Merry X Mas and a wonderful year ahead from all of us here @ Arco Iris !!!
Beni

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

A truly relaxing place to holiday in Goa. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourist cramped hotels by the beach, Arco Iris is neatly tucked in a small cosy village, overlooking a lake and a riverside close by.The food is amazingly good and the caretakers are always happy to brew up a tea or coffee anytime. Always with a smile. The living room is such a lovely place to read, watch tv or relax.

Room Tip: Every room is different and unique.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review about Neemrana’s Arco Iris Noble Home in Goa.

It is heartening to learn that you were able to relax and rejuvenate at the property.

Your appreciation about the cuisine has been conveyed to the Chef.

We hope that as you continue to discover real India with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

My wife and I visited Arco Iris and we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. The property is fantastic, spacious and clean. Our hosts, Beni,Ganesh, Trusha and Trikaya were truly hospitable and made our vacation memorable. The home cooked food is excellent and gave us an opportunity to experience Goan cuisine.

Curtorim is a lovely quiet little hamlet and is a welcome change from the commercialized and crowded North Goa and is a short drive from several unexplored beaches.

We stayed at Arco Iris for two nights and then stayed at the Taj Fort Aguada for a night and our stay at Arco Iris was much more hospitable and enjoyable than at Taj.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about Neemrana’s Arco Iris Noble Home in Goa.

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

We have also conveyed your appreciation about the Goan cuisine to the Chef.

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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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very well maintained place, in a lovely quiet nook of the world. Easy to get to the beach and to the hills / forests. The place has all the modern amenities, very clean and very well run. Extremely good service. Great food. But the best part was the way we become part of their family. The place is like an extended family - with Beni and Gani talking to us about our interests, and sharing theirs - while also ensuring it was not intrusive. Pointing us to other guests who might have a shared interest. And soon, its a gathering at dinner or breakfast. Our daughter did not want to go anywhere else - she wanted to just stay at Arco and be with her new friends.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about Neemrana’s Arco Iris Noble Home in Goa.

We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the property. Your compliments about the maintenance and the cuisine have been conveyed to the team. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Blind option on the web turned out to be the best!!
The place is absolutely cosy and fantastic hospitality. You never feel you are staying in somebody else's house. Beni and Ganesh are a great couple to make your homestay memorable . The home cooked food is just delicious. If you want to tuck away from the maddening crowd of those beachside resorts and inns, Arco Iris is the place. The ambeience and the food are the main attractions.

Highly recommended - our future stay in Goa will be nowhere else.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about Neemrana’s Arco Iris Noble Home in Goa.

We are delighted to read about your experience. It is heartening to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality as well as the cuisine. Your appreciation has been conveyed to the team at the property.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Fantastic experience and one of the best holidays we have had , far away from the madding crowd.
Ganesh, Benny, Trisha and Trikhaya are a family who with their old world hospitality live up to the old Indian adage " Athithi Devo Bava" . So much history in that lovingly restored old house. Curtorim is a little piece of heaven on earth . Sitting on the patio reading or just having a cup of coffee was the ultimate in a relaxed holiday. Will be back soon !!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home

Address: 1384 Sinai Bagh House No, Curtorim 403709, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Curtorim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Curtorim
Price Range: $89 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arco Iris means “Rainbow” in Portuguese, and was built on a sprawling, 1.5 acre terraced property which overlooks a seasonal lake. This supplements the water requirements of the surrounding paddy fields. The proximity to the lake and the Zuari, the abundant greenery in and around the property, ensure a picturesque Goan setting throughout the year. The house itself is styled along colonial Portuguese lines with a high plinth, imposing columns, high ceilings and offers excellent natural ventilation throughout the year. It has been restored, true to its heritage and without compromising the modern day amenities that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the early 19th century.During the restoration process, all efforts were made to preserve the original materials which had originally gone into the construction of the house by using them, at times, for alternate purposes. The end result is a house which reflects a judicious and tasteful blend of the modern and the traditional. With a built up area of around 7,000 sq feet, the house comprises an “entrada” (foyer), “sala” (living room), dining room, four guest bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Three of the bedrooms open onto private balconies. It also has a “balcao” (balcony) in front and a courtyard at the rear. The “balcao”, is the most social part of the house where any daily activity, be it catching up with neighbours, reading morning newspapers, eating , or just plain lazing can be enjoyed. The “sala” or the high ceilinged living room is reserved for formally receiving and entertaining visitors. The dining room is dominated by the dining table which can comfortably seat 8. All bedrooms have been suitably modified to accommodate attached bathrooms with modern amenities. The bedroom colours have been chosen keeping in mind the colours of the rainbow.There is plenty of space to read in the lounges, the dining room, or outdoors in the verandah. ... more   less 
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