Greg De Roeck

Siolim House

with Greg De Roeck
  • Where:Goa

  • Why:South Indian getaway.

  • When:January 2015

  • Who:Me and my boyfriend.

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Highs & Lows

  • Scale was not compromised in the house’s restoration; the superior rooms and their en-suite bathrooms are huge.

  • Plenty of cozy lounging areas too, such as the upstairs sitting room, and a tree house-like nook overlooking the pool.

  • Kate Moss once rented Siolim House for a week. Which shouldn’t count as any kind of relevant incentive to stay there, and yet it does.

  • No reception desk and laid-back staff meant we had to walk into the kitchen to find someone to check us in on arrival.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Heritage boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    17th century Indo-Portugese colonial palace.

  • Location

    Charming north Goan village.

  • Rooms

    7

  • Music

    Nope.

  • Year Opened

    2000

  • Designed By

    Brought back to life from ruin by the current owner, Mr. Sood.

  • Pool/Gym

    One pool + massages and yoga available.

  • Restaurant

    Home-cooked Goan specialties served in the garden.

  • Bar

    Not as such, but you’ll be offered drinks wherever you happen to be lounging.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes, by the pool.

  • Children

    Well-behaved ones, yes.

  • Price

    The 3 superior rooms average £150 per night and are worth every penny.

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