Traveling sustainably is about to get a whole lot easier—and more luxurious
MansionHaus, a heritage property turned boutique hotel, is all set to regale guests with its timeless architecture, curated gastronomic journeys and luxury stay at Goa’s most effervescent neighbourhood, Anjuna. MansionHaus is an 18th Century family residence restored by Kezya De Bragança.
The private residence turned luxury boutique hotel boasts of its neo-classical interiors paired with iconic Goan architecture and delicately balances the luxuries of a hotel with eco-friendly sustainable sensitivities. Gourmet cuisine that is organic and local ensures that every meal is an epicurean adventure to be remembered. What makes the venture authentic is that it is spearheaded by a Goan entrepreneur, one who’s family has been deeply rooted in the fabric of the city’s rich culture for generations.
The pre-independence era private residence has been transformed into a luxury hospitality property where old-world Portuguese charm blissfully marries contemporary aesthetics. The property is envisaged as a private escape for the conscious traveller providing comforts, privacy and familiarity of a home enriched by a wealth of history, art, culture. world class hospitality to provide an immersive experiential hospitality that has a warm human connect.
Kezya De Bragança says, “We pledge to offer a true conscious hospitality experience, in harmony with the environment, local cultures, traditions and the communities that uplift them.” The property was a home to Kezya’s paternal grand agnate Marie Antoinette. The Salon Privé previously a ‘Sala’ (room for entertaining visitors) has been named after her and the property layout was retained to exemplify how these spaces interacted for centuries. In restoring the iconic structure, the complex, multi-layered evolution of architecture in Goa and the intricate cultural expressions of Goa have been kept as the leit motif.
MansionHaus’ nine suites come either with pool access, private pool or jacuzzi and range from 310 – 650 sq. ft. Each suite has a garden or overlooks the mansion’s main garden. The restoration has been fashioned with weathered wood, porcelain floors, polished marble, distressed surfaces, and muted fabrics accented by eclectic art on rotation from local artists.
“MansionHaus brings a unique hospitality experience to the discerning traveller who appreciates old-world influences balanced with life’s finer indulgences. Everything we offer here from the luxurious private suites to our culinary journeys is aimed at providing a bespoke private experience punctuated with unforgettable moments.” says Kezya De Bragança.
The hosts ensure that guests have a comfortable stay and a private experience without the service being intrusive. During the stay, guests can opt for the unique experiences that MansionHaus offers – sound meditation, pilates, private Chef’s table with food and wine pairings to name a few.
Vintage cars for excursions
Guests also have access to vintage cars and chauffeurs to escort them for private excursions to experience the colourful local culture, unravelling the hidden gems of North Goa or even a day at the beach.
Food is local and organic
All fruits and vegetables used at the MansionHaus kitchen are organic and sourced locally. The in-room minibars are stocked with locally produced superfoods, preservative free health snacks and pre/pro-biotic Haus made drinks.
The Angler, an experiential bar and bistro, serves as an energy centre for the mansion, offering brasserie style dining taking you from coffee to cocktails over the course of a typical day. From dining by design to communal, al-fresco, private and in-room dining, guests can enjoy the finest, freshest, locally sourced produce from a continuously evolving menu in the most private setting.
Other culinary offerings include an in-house culinary lab Cozinha, that features chefs’ tables by both local and international food artisans.
Commitment to environment
MansionHaus sets the standards for conscious luxury. From building materials to the entire supply chain, the owner Kezya De Bragança has ensured that every decision in the development of MansionHaus is made to minimize environmental impact and maximize commitment to sustainable development. In their efforts, the wood of a 100-year-old ship marooned on the coast of the Arabian Sea has been repurposed to create the Summer Room, the tea is sourced locally, and the glass packaging is recyclable. As a plastic and paper free property, all in room amenities are glass bottled by their very own “HausLab”.
Rooms range from 12,000 to 40,000 rupees per night (£150-£400) with four room categories. MansionHaus is being formally launched this season though it was open for family and friends last year.