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Arco Iris Boutique Homestay

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House No 1384, Sinai Bagh Near Carmel Chapel and High School, Curtorim 403709 India
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Arco Iris means “Rainbow” in Portuguese, and was built on a sprawling, 1.5 acre terraced property which overlooks a seasonal lake. This supplements the water requirements of the surrounding paddy fields. The proximity to the lake and the Zuari, the abundant greenery in and around the property, ensure a picturesque Goan setting throughout the year. The house itself is styled along colonial Portuguese lines with a high plinth, imposing columns, high ceilings and offers excellent natural ventilation throughout the year. It has been restored, true to its heritage and without compromising the modern day amenities that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the early 19th century.During the restoration process, all efforts were made to preserve the original materials which had originally gone into the construction of the house by using them, at times, for alternate purposes. The end result is a house which reflects a judicious and tasteful blend of the modern and the traditional. With a built up area of around 7,000 sq feet, the house comprises an “entrada” (foyer), “sala” (living room), dining room, four guest bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Three of the bedrooms open onto private balconies. It also has a “balcao” (balcony) in front and a courtyard at the rear. The “balcao”, is the most social part of the house where any daily activity, be it catching up with neighbours, reading morning newspapers, eating , or just plain lazing can be enjoyed. The “sala” or the high ceilinged living room is reserved for formally receiving and entertaining visitors. The dining room is dominated by the dining table which can comfortably seat 8. All bedrooms have been suitably modified to accommodate attached bathrooms with modern amenities. The bedroom colours have been chosen keeping in mind the colours of the rainbow.There is plenty of space to read in the lounges, the dining room, or outdoors in the verandah.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Separate dining area
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Deepika M wrote a review 2 Dec
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We stayed for 3 nights in September 2021 in the Indigo Room. The stay was very comfortable. Benni and Ganesh are lovely hosts. The heritage house is maintained very well. Ratul, the manager cum cook made the stay even more comfortable. He was available to help with any small requests that we may have. We had a great time. Benni was always around to answer any touristy questions we may have, even Zomato ordering suggestions. Accidentally left my charger and Benni was very understanding and sent it to Delhi as well. Will definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from bennita ganesh, Owner at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Deepika for you review. Glad to note that you enjoyed your time at Arco Iris. It was equally our pleasure meeting you guys and getting to know you. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back !! Take care and stay safe.
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Raji Sriram wrote a review Nov 2021
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Aesthetic, spacious, clean and fresh interesting corners offering different settings for unwinding, pleasant domestic help , sumptuous though simple home-cooked breakfast, plenty of music and books, a lake with a raft of ducks paddling busily, close to places to soak in what Goa is known for...churches ,beaches and markets. We were 12 of us from 19 years to 80 years' age group. All of us felt at home . All of this possible because of a warm couple behind the show! Ganesh and Benita were charming hosts. Were with us for a lot of the time and left us to ourselves for a lot of the time! Strongly recommend a stay for large doses of relaxation and de-stressing.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from bennita ganesh, Owner at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Raji, Thank you for your kind words. It was equally our pleasure to host all of you. Glad that you enjoyed your short break with us. All of us look forward to welcoming you back soon to Arco Iris !! Take care and stay safe.
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Uma Ahluwalia wrote a review Nov 2021
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Our trip to Arco Iris for my mother’s 80th birthday was truly memorable. The resort was in a gracious mansion that was aesthetically pleasing. The hosts were simply exceptional, catering to our every need and even going beyond hostly duties to bake a birthday cake for mom. The environment was very conducive for a large family reunion and with much laughter, music, wine and cake it was truly a vacation to remember. I would gladly recommend this place to all who are seeking a getaway!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear U, At the outset many thanks for deciding to celebrate your mom's 80th birthday at Arco Iris. Thank you very much for involving us in all the celebrations. We truly enjoyed our interactions with all of you. So much to learn from your mom !! Wishing her many more happy returns of the day. Thanks once again and looking forward to seeing you all of you again !!!
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MVS K wrote a review Nov 2021
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Better than five Star hotels. Neat clean and safe facility. Hosts an absolute delight. Decided not to go anywhere and sag out at the facility. Food is awesome and the hosts most willing to help. Clean, neat and safe what a wonderful facility
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear MVS, Thank you for your kind words. Absolutely delighted to note that you enjoyed our stay with us. Team Arco Iris is waiting to welcome you back at the earliest !!!
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Abhay Nayampally wrote a review Nov 2021
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My wife and I spent two criminally short nights at Arco Iris and the more I think about how best to describe this place, the more confounded I get about how I can explain what this place meant to us. I am nonetheless going to give it a try. Arco Iris is an absolute gift to all of us. Especially artists and musicians. The kind of internal contemplation and slowing down this place can induce is unparalleled by any other place I've been to so far. All I did for 2 days was sit and think and read and play music. It's peaceful beyond belief. The house is absolutely tastefully decorated and not one corner of it has been overdone or neglected. Everything looks just right and the fact that its 220 years old with a rich and deep history only adds massive amounts of charm to the place. The hosts, Ganesh and Benita are wonderfully welcoming, homely and made our experience there feel like a second home. We spent most of our time there in the premises of the house and the garden because it felt silly to leave such a beautiful place and go do something else. This place has everything one needs for an absolute and much needed slowing down that anyone from the city like us needs desperately. The facilities here are aplenty. Food is excellent and the breakfast we got as part of our package was delicious and made for a morning much looked forward to. This place is very easily approachable by road and is located in a dangerously perfect spot overlooking a lake people by several birds during sunsets. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a contemplative, restful, refreshing, quiet, natural and wholesome holiday. The people are wonderful, the place is run perfectly and lastly and most importantly, it is nothing short of what heaven if it were a place, would feel like. My wife and I cannot wait to revisit this again and we are thinking of making this an annual if not more feature in our holiday plans.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Go for the Yellow room during winter. It has the best view and is beautifully and tastefully...
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Response from bennita ganesh, Owner at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Abhay, Thank you for your lovely review. Truth be told, it was more our pleasure hosting you and Shweta and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Delighted to note that a visit to Arco Iris will be part of your annual/ half yearly holiday itinerary. The experience of listening to you playing the guitar during daybreak has been one of our most profound and moving thus far as homestay hosts. We will treasure the memory. Thank you for blessing the home with the sounds of your music. Greedy as we are, we look forward to more such instances !! All the very best to you and Shweta. Take care & stay safe. Beni & Gani
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Neemrana's Arco Iris Noble Home
LOCATION
IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictCurtorim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Menezes Braganza House (3.9 km), Big Foot Museum (7.3 km), and Fernandes House (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a dining area, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nostalgia, Saligao Stories, and AJ's Goa.
Does Arco Iris Boutique Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Arco Iris Boutique Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Menezes Braganza House (3.9 km), Fernandes House (4.7 km), and Ancestral Goa (7.3 km).