Fontainhas is Goa’s throwback to a European history peppered with stories in its architecture and the folk who live here. Narrow lanes are bordered on each side by coloured houses that reflect Portuguese architecture – in contrast to the traditional Goan aesthetic in the rest of the state. Casa Fontainhas is a town house in this picturesque Latin Quarter of Panjim, renovated to retain the old-world charm of the area but cleverly furnished with modern conveniences that add a touch of the 21st century to the heritage home. Take a step back in time, relive the languidness of the past and soak in the culture of this cultural quarter in Panjim.
Located close to the heart of Panjim, you are barely five minutes away from any convenience you so require – from shopping to food and entertainment. If you’re a homebody, you’ll certainly feel comfortable as Casa Fontainhas has every necessity, including a washing machine, refrigerator, kettle, and crockery. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, have charming antique four-poster beds, and toiletries in all three en-suite bathrooms.
With a fully equipped kitchen, you can whip up that early morning coffee for the breakfast table overlooking the street, or throw together a quick drink at the kitchen bar before heading out for the night. The area is filled with traditional bakeries that sell delicious items made from grandmothers’ recipes as well as restaurants with both authentic Goan and Portuguese as well as modern cuisine.