Amble through the heart of Vagator and you are bound to stumble upon The Living Room by Seasons Hotels. Its cosy allure promises an experience that makes one feel right at home.
Opened in March 2011, The Living Room by Seasons Hotels is a state-of-the-art contemporary boutique resort, celebrating a gypsy and Bohemian way of living.
Located in Vagator, north Goa, you will find it is just a short walk from Vagator Beach.
The Seasons Group has been providing progressive hospitality and catering services in the country for the past 18 years as well as in Dubai.
The Living Room introduces everyday objects to the space and brings in a casual opulence common to more private living spaces. The hotel has 27 rooms over three stories and two categories to choose from, each provide a stunning view of the neighbourhood. On offer are nine cosy Study Rooms and 18 Master Rooms which are more spacious. But both categories provide all the comforts and modern amenities designed to make you feel right at home.
After settling in on a sunny Sunday, a leisurely afternoon awaited us! We enjoyed ourselves by the poolside taking the occasional dip to cool us down. The pool is of a good size with a gentle waterfall that keeps the water fresh. There is also a baby pool and a Jacuzzi attached to allow both adults and children a bit of extra play area.
Surrounding the swimming pool is an airy patio terrace offering deep and comfortable sun loungers as well as a shady seating area if required to escape from the searing sun.
After a couple of hours we retreated in doors to enjoy lunch. ‘All Day Dining’, the authentic multi-cuisine restaurant offers rich flavours and textures with carefully selected farm-fresh ingredients with unusual cooking styles. They bring out the flavours in the home grown vegetables, succulent meats and delectable seafood created by their skilled chefs. The menu holds a fine selection of Mediterranean, Oriental and North Indian cuisine – our taste buds were in for a really special treat!
We washed it all down with a few of the house signature cocktails in the comfort of the lively lounge bar. To quote the chef: “Every dish that my team and I put on the table expresses who we are and what we stand for.”
Set to open by the end of this month is the stylish open-air Indo-Arabic experience, Salaam, which promises an evening of culinary delights with a live seafood counter, Arabic grills and North West Frontiers dishes served to you under the stars. The traditional mezze platter promises to be one of the highlights.
With her team, Maria Cabral overlooks operations and ensures that your stay at the hotel is a delight. Her mission is to provide guests with the best of local and international cuisines with a firm commitment towards service excellence, attention to detail and most of all an unforgettable experience. She says “The Living Room is essentially your space, an expression of your personality. So, when you stay with us, remember you are at home.”
The Living Room by Seasons Hotels is the perfect setting for fun, to chill out, and for honeymooners who want to make the most out of their time in Goa.
(Published in Viva Goa)