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Heritage Hotels in Goa - Part 01

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Goa’s rich cultural history has had many influences on its landscape. The charming Goan-Portuguese houses now sprinkled across the state, capture the essence of Goa’s unique architectural heritage. Some of the centuries-old properties have been brilliantly restored to offer travelers an authentic experience. Here is the first of a series of heritage hotels in Goa!

FORT TIRACOL

Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel enjoys a unique and secluded location on the northern tip of Goa. Set within a former fort, stay in rooms tastefully designed with colonial contemporary interiors. There's also an alfresco garden restaurant and a church on premises.

CASA PALACIO SIOLIM HOUSE

Siolim House is a beautifully restored 17th century Goa-Portuguese house in the North of Goa and is located in the quiet Siolim village. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this charming hotel retains its colonial heritage whilst offering a relaxing setting and its culturally rich history.

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GRANDPA'S INN HOTEL BOUGAINVILLEA

Granpa's Inn aka Hotel Bougainvillea is a 200-year-old Goan-Portuguese mansion situated on a quiet street in Anjuna. Stay in three categories of suites overlooking a pool and landscaped gardens.

SHANTI MORADA

Shanti Morada is a charming boutique concept hotel showcasing Indian art, culture and tradition in a superlative ambience. It is tucked away in the picturesque village of Saligao far from tourist laden streets. Magnificently restored from the then Casa de Morada which was built in 1897, Shanti Morada offers an enchnating haven that lives up to it's name and entices all the more.

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LAR AMOROSA

Lar Amorosa is a boutique bed and breakfast situated on Chogm road in Saligao. Sleep comfortably in the nine rooms that include two family units, decked in colonial style furnishings, and relax in the backyard swimming pool.

ISLAND HOUSE

Island House is a charming family-run homestay tucked away on the picturesque Divar Island. Enjoy a quiet vacation in this lovingly restored centuries old Indo-Portuguese house, sampling seasonal local produce, lazing about in the gardens, and cooling off in the backyard pool. Cherish evening conversations with your hosts fueled by drinks and dainties.

PANJIM INN

Panjim Inn offers a charming heritage hotel- the perfect place for a romantic holiday in Goa’s capital. Transformed from more than a century-old heritage building and styled with luxurious period furniture and contemporary art, while also offering old fashioned Goan hospitality and delectable local cuisine, Panjim Inn is the ideal destination for an authentic Goan experience. Panjim Inn offers an enchanting terrace restaurant in its rear garden, as well as the Gallery Gitanjali art gallery across the cobbled street.

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SURYA KIRAN HERITAGE HOTEL

Surya Kiran Heritage Hotel is a 100-year-old Portuguese villa set in the heritage neighborhood of Campal in Panjim, in close proximity to cultural and entertainment attractions. Sleep in the five individually appointed rooms, overlooking the gardens. Hang out with friends at the cafe, the bar, or the art gallery on premises.

CASA MENEZES

Casa Menezes is a 300 year old heritage homestay situated in the Goan countryside village of Batim. Stay in regal suites of this ancestral home replete with antique furnishings, and original art. Enjoy the library with books on Goa while listening to ambient tunes, or cycle around the village and birdwatch at the nearby lake.

FIGUEIREDO HOUSE

Figueiredo House is a magnificent ancestral home in Loutolim, with a rich history spanning over 400 years. Experience old world charm at the property punctuated with vintage furniture, exquisite artefacts, gardens, and courtyards. Sleep in the five well-appointed rooms, cool off in pool, or enjoy on-request meals prepared from heirloom recipes. Soak in the grandeur of yesteryears while browsing through the brilliantly preserved museum next door.

CASA SUSEGAD

Casa Susegad is a tastefully restored 150 year old Indo-Portuguese mansion in Loutolim. Surrounded by ornamental gardens, rest in the five artisticaly decorated rooms. Savor homecooked Goan meals along with local wines and enjoy refreshing cocktails as you swim in the courtayrd pool at the back.

ARCO IRIS

Arco Iris is a family-run 19th century Goan homestay located in the sleepy surrounds of Curtorim. Relax in the individually decorated rooms overlooking the botanical courtyard. Dine with your hosts enjoying local flavous, and stroll about the property's expansive grounds.

VIVENDA DOS PALHAÇOS

Vivenda dos Palhaços is a Portuguese-Hindu hacienda in the village of Majorda. Located inland, a few minutes away from the beach, this private retreat is South Goa's first boutique hotel. It is an eight bedroom heritage mansion with contemporary decor elements and an air of exclusivity. It does not feel like a hotel; the atmosphere is more like a vacation with friends. Eat. Sleep. Drink. By appointment.

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