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The Marbella Villa – “the most romantic accommodation in Goa”

10 December 2012 Asia, India 1 comment

Goa: The Marbella Villa

No, these are not my words, it is a quote from the Mumbai’s “What’s On” magazine which considered the Marbella Villa in Candolim, Goa  as the most romantic place where you can rest your head on a pillow in Goa… I read the article only when I arrived in Goa, but I knew before I want to spend a couple of days here !  I already got a glimpse of Marbella Villa and had booked it a few weeks before arriving. We were at the end of an Indian tour and because we had 3 weeks of backpacking across Southern India, I thought of splurging in Goa. And I chose the Marbella Villa. 

The Marbella Villa is a house that belongs to some ages long gone although it had been recently built, at the middle of the 80’s. It is the perfect place to sit and write – a novel, some memories, maybe even some poetry or a blog. It is the place that you truly have a hard time leaving from. It is a Portuguese style villa, restored with great care to detail, a building that explains how the Goan dream took form, the fusion between East and West, betweenIndiaandPortugal.

It isn’t a large Villa – it only has 3 apartments and 3 rooms, some smaller, others bigger …and because I thought that when in Rome, you do like the Romans do, I chose the biggest apartment – Rajastani Suite, an almost royal apartment. It had a large and very welcoming reception hall with chic furniture from another era, a small passing hall towards the bedroom with a fridge for the pomegranate juice and a terrace that wasn’t exclusively ours because we shared it often enough with a white and lazy cat. How not to feel like a Maharajah?

The colonial elegance is completed with a small garden full of flowers where you can have your dinner, and the villa’s position is ideal… you only need 5 minutes by foot to reach the main street in Sinquerim, but the access alley is so quiet and relaxing that even the dogs don’t bark. Maybe also due to the fact that there are so many flowers…

Colonial splendor, relaxation, what else do you need? Well the people you interact with, the ones that work for the Villa Marbella – I always liked the more intimate guesthouses where you don’t speak to the waiters, but more with people that share food with you from time to time. Despite the more elegant location, nothing urges you to play stiff…it was very natural to step down barefoot for breakfast where you could eat a full plate of fruit tasting like fruits!

After you’ll see the pictures, you’ll say – Oh my God, it is so expensive! ….Well, Rajasthani Suite had the price of 4600 rupees in the period we stayed there, that is 70 euros for an apartment where 4 people could live without any problems (17,50 euros per person is an excellent price, isn’t it ?). If you arrive during the monsoon period, Rajasthani Suite costs at about the half (2200 rupees – 35 euros). And obviously you have the possibility to chose between the cheaper rooms, but likewise full of charm, with prices varying from 3000 rupees (46 euros) during the high season (be aware, during Christmas – New Year period the prices rise with about + 50 %) and 1500 rupees (23 euros)…

In case you reachGoa, you can stay here without being reluctant:

http://www.marbellagoa.com/marbella.htm

Pictures of Goa:

Goa: The Marbella Villa

The exterior

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The entrance in the Villa

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The entrance in the balcony

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The welcoming room in the Rajastani suite

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Goa: The Marbella Villa

Goa: the room

The room

Goa: The Marbella Villa

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The balcony of the apartment

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Breakfast

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The back yard

Goa: The road to Villa Marbella

The road to the Villa Marbella

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Goa: Villa marbella

Goa: Villa marbella

Până acum există "1 comentariu" la acest articol:

  1. Sandy says:

    India is the best place for tourism especially GOA is awesome place for world travelers.

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