A subsidiary of the magnificent Royal resorts with well-established chains in Jaipur, Shimla and Kerala, the Haathi Mahal is the exact definition of enjoyable distraction from busy schedules and hospitality that one would expect on a holiday.
Haathi Mahal literally translates to ‘Elephant Palace’, which corresponds to their silent motto of ‘larger-than-life’ experiences one is bound to experience here.
A short seven minute walk from South Goa’s dreamy Cavelossim beach, the Haathi Mahal is located 15 Km away from Margao placing it conveniently close to the Margao railway station and the Dabolim airport. Seeking complete satisfaction for their guests, the resort arranges pick-up’s and drops to the airport or the railway station.
A marvellous and ingenious design from an architectural point of view, the Haathi Mahal is crafted to elegance right down to its smallest details. Upon entering the lobby, floors and pillars shine with the richest marble, soothing colours and subdued lighting coupled with plants lined along the walls and pillars create a serene and harmonious atmosphere. Rustic yet modern would be the best way to describe the interior design of Haathi Mahal.
An appealing feature of this resort is the crystal clear azure blue swimming pool. Indulging everyone, a mini-slide with a conjoined waterfall for kids and comfortable poolside lawn chairs along with bar service for adults provides the perfect reprieve for the entire family.
Accommodations in the form of the standard or deluxe rooms provides a comfortable and unbeaten service. Exceedingly spacious and luxurious, the rooms at Haathi Mahal are filled with all sorts of daily amenities like electric kettles, TV’s, fridge, centralized air-conditioning etc. making your stay here utterly relaxing.
The cuisine front offers you a choice delicious international cuisine that can be ordered by room service. Apart from that, the Goan-Portuguese themed restaurant, the ‘Casa Lisoboa’ located on the premises, serves Portuguese, Goan, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine delights such as perfectly cooked Camarao Peri Peri, Pork Vindaloo and other savoury gourmet delights.
Noteworthy, is its quaint little pirate themed english pub, ‘Attwood’s’ bar which seems like a set right out of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Wooden beams, bar stools all around and a massive mahogany polished bar completely stocked and neatly arranged with bottles of whiskey, wine and other assortment of alcohol is furnished with considerable detail that one wouldn’t be surprised if an actual pirate walked into the pub, peg leg and all.
Nothing rejuvenates the body on a good holiday like relaxing day at the spa. Offering some world class rest and relaxation at its renowned ‘Karma Spa’, you can invigorate your senses with healing Warm Stone massage, hot stone massage, Balinese massage as well as traditional Ayurvedic massage to relieve and revitalize your senses. An afternoon with their team of incredibly proficient therapists is sure to leave you lively and renewed.
Professional in every way, stay at the Haathi Mahal is expensive and will take a toll on your wallet but it’s money well spent for the more than satisfying service offered at this gem of an establishment. A fine addition to the chain of Royal resorts, the Haathi Mahal is unique in every aspect and is probably one of the most prominent resorts in Goa.