About this listing
My place is close to restaurants and dining and great views. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
Nilaya in Sanskrit means abode in the blue: "heaven".
This is Goa’s quiet boutique hotel nestles amidst nature in Arpora-Bardez inspired by Arabian nights and Moorish architecture. Surrounded by luscious foliage, wildlife and a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea. Shrouded in mystery, a dreamlike ambience infuses the resort set in 20 acres of parkland. Everything about the hotel is harmonious, including the way its name gently floats off the tongue! The boutique Hotel has been and, is a destination for the elite and discreet traveller.
Gently curving walls hand cut from natural laterite stones and organically shaped free form structures, natural pathways that curve through thick foliage, embraces the 33 meter swimming pool that rises like a blue lagoon on the cliff edge.
The boutique Hotel has 11 guest rooms and 2 beautifully designed tents, each of these uniquely designed and named after elements of nature . All rooms have Terrazzo flooring which is a subtle mixture of marble powder, natural pigments and marble chips. The king -size beds measure 8x7 feet and the size of the room is an average of minimum 600 square ft.( some suites are much bigger)
The decorative elements as well as the furniture are all individually handpicked by the owners and are mostly of Indian origin (lots of unique antique pieces)
Bathrooms are large but do not have tubs, with shower only. Most have a natural opening giving you a sense of Nature. All rooms are individually air-conditioned with super silent split units that can be remote controlled individually. Fresh bed-sheets and crisp bathrobes as well as towels every day. Turn-down service in the evenings.
Interaction with guests
The Experience of any hotel is defined by its biggest resource and that is its Workforce. At This stunning boutique hotel every need and comfort of yours is cared for by our world-class team, yet still in search of a more intimate guest experience, they are committed to individualized service that redefines your service expectations.
Our team irrespective of department or function will go that extra mile to deliver what you need and the way you need it.
Arpora is a quiet town approximately 5 km from Baga Beach .This place is divided into two parts small beach spot and a village.
This place has its own beauties for tourist as well as local people. Arpora is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Baga beach and Calangute, and most of the short stay visitors in Arpora ‘s resort hotels head to these two popular beaches in close proximity.
Picturesque with traditional hamlets where you will see chickens pecking in the yards and goats tottering across the road. Rice fields, salt pans, palm trees and whitewashed churches are common features of the surrounding landscape. Arpora merges into Baga at Baga Creek, a small river that ends in the sea on Baga beach. Heading east towards Anjuna on the north side of the river takes you through Arpora.
St. Sebastian feast is the biggest feast for the Arpora Villagers every year in the month of January. This chapel is situated on the opposite side of grand Pinto Mansion.
Arpora is famous for selling Seafood such as prawns, tiger prawns, crabs, oysters etc. Fishermen take their boats and go fishing in the Sea and sell the fish on the beach in wholesale, thus you can enjoy tasty and fresh fish.
Arpora is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Baga beach and Calangute, and most of the short stay visitors in Arpora's resort hotels head to these two popular beaches in close proximity.
If these beaches are crowded consider exploring Ashvem and Mandrem.
The Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar is a regular attraction in Arpora, and is a great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. For a less tourist orientated market, try the lively Friday market in the nearby town of Mapusa.
For tourists looking for a few weeks of uncomplicated relaxation, Arpora with its nearby beaches and plentiful hotels / restaurants offers all you really need. For those keen to explore, the area can be a good base from which to set out and experience what else Goa has to offer. Some people on package holidays have reported hotel staff trying to dissuade them from leaving the hotel independently. This has far more to do with money than concerns about safety. With a bit of common sense, Goa is a very safe place to travel around.
One may hire a car from the hotel or if you would want to self drive or ride a car/bike can be arranged utilizing the hotel contacts and directly paid by the guest.
Other things to note
Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The monsoon rains arrive by early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons which last till late September.
Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February. These months are marked by nights of around 21 °C (70 °F) and days of around 28 °C (82 °F) with moderate amounts of humidity. Further inland, due to altitudinal gradation, the nights are a few degrees cooler.
Identification - At the time of booking we will require the names and ages of all the members of the party and the residential addresses of the lead guest. On arrival we are required by law to collect identification.
For Indian Nationals: Each member of the party should bring photo ID proof: Passport, Driving License, PAN card.
For Non Indian Nationals: Each member of the party should carry their passport with a valid Indian visa
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I try to make sure all our guests are happy during their stay and I will do my very best to help you with any thing you may need, including information about getting around Arpora,Goa.
I am originally from Goa. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the accommodation, I would love to assist you!