The Heritage is a quaint, century – old well restored heritage boutique resort with the aura of the old world charm that takes one down memory lane. It serves as a testament to the magnificent architecture and traditional opulence of the Portuguese colonization of Goa. Unlike the other colonial powers, the Portuguese left their own indelible mark on the palatial mansions in Goa inspired by the European architectural style. They bequeathed Goa their resplendent architecture inspired by an eclectic mix of Gothic to neo – Gothic in the form of exquisite mansions now designated as Heritage Homes. Staying in a heritage hotel is an experience in itself. The high ceilings, traditional decor, antique furniture are reminiscent of those glorious simpler days and The Heritage Hotel, Goa will let you relive those wonderful times.
Nestled in the uniquely Goan idyllic village of Siolim, spread over an area of about twenty thousand sq. ft., and set amidst coconut palms and landscaped gardens, The Heritage offers an unparalleled experience transporting one straight into the colonial era with its rich history replete with legends, tales of bravado and plain old yarns. The walls and pillars were built of red laterite stone and local wood while the roof was overlaid with terracotta roof tiles from Mangalore. The exquisite furniture was intricately crafted from rosewood by the local craftsmen. Built in the Indian style ( low pitched tiled roof, wide verandas ) with European accoutrements ( Gothic – style windows, cluster columns ), its architecture straddles both worlds just as Goa still does.
The mansion has an impressive facade with beautiful dormer windows and a long and imposing balcao, with traditional mother-of-pearl windowpanes. A high beamed wooden ceiling roof of Mangalore tiles, replete with skylights, keeps the mansion cool and well ventilated at all times. The flooring is artistically done with designer tiles of the Portuguese era arranged in attractive and eye-catching patterns. The Heritage with its four luxurious and spacious suites comes complete with house staff, which includes 24 hr. security, housekeeper, gardener and a supervisor and is available to rent, either in its entirety for families / friends or for individual couples wanting to take any one apartment on a B&B basis, or otherwise. Our latest addition is four gorgeous poolside villas with modern furnishing and luxurious living space. In a tranquil setting, these villas afford one the opportunity to relax and absorb the beauty of the lush Goan countryside.
Revive the nostalgia at The Heritage, with a truly Goan experience replete with the famous Goan hospitality. Experience complete tranquillity and bliss in this erstwhile Portuguese colony as you roam the casuarina pines and gangly palm trees, heavy with ripe green coconuts, stroll along the famous Anjuna, Ashvem, Morjim and Vagator beaches, wild expanses of white fawn sand and coconut groves, located just 3 – 5 kms from the estate, or ride the riverboat and go fishing along the picturesque Chapora river. Or if you are in a mood for some spirituality, visit the famous St Anthony’s Church nearby with its legends and mysteries, steeped in history. The Calangute / Candolim / Baga tourist belts are only a few minutes drive away!