Situated near the banks of the Anjuna River in the North Goan town of Siolim, just inland from popular beaches at Morjim and Vagator, this elegant boutique inn is among the most historic properties in Goa
, occupying an august Portuguese colonial manor that dates back to 1675. The property was purchased by a twentysomething Indian banker in 1996 and slowly restored and renovated into the elegant but familial boutique inn that it is today. The owner originally intended to turn it into a home, transforming some of the smaller rooms into bathrooms and joining them up with bedrooms to create a total of eight rooms and suites, some with two bedrooms and most with four-poster beds. For those looking for something a bit more private, the inn also offers a lovely separate cottage on the grounds, complete with its own small tropical garden, loft-style upstairs bedroom, and kitchenette. Home-cooked meals can be taken inside the stately home or outdoors next to the hotel's garden pool, and Ayurvedic massages and yoga treatments are available on request.