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Club Mahindra Munnar Questions & Answers

Chennai (Madras), India

Is club mahindra membership worth it? Are you satisfied and what is the best season and room combination?

over a year ago

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Initially, I was very skeptical about buying the Club Mahindra membership but after hearing a lot about this from the peers & reading the Club Mahindra reviews, I decided to buy it. And to be honest it is one of the best decision I have ever made for my family. I have bought a purple membership as you can visit anytime of the year with your family with this. However, if you are not a frequent traveller & go on a vacation with your family only on holidays, I would suggest you guys to buy any one of the remaining 3 as per your requirement. I have visited 10 Club Mahindra resorts till now & my personal experience has been amazing & even my family loved each and every vacation we spent at the resorts. Resorts offered by Club Mahindra are pretty nice. Since they are situated away from the hustle & bustle of the city you can enjoy a relaxing family holiday. We got a feeling of “home away from home” while we were vacationing at these resorts. The resort rooms are pretty decent & comfortable enough. However, if you want to book a room of your choice you have to do it well in advance. The resort staff is very friendly. They are very kind & help you with everything. They even helped us plan our itinerary at each destination. Even though the food offered by the resort is a bit costly, it is delicious. You get to relish on popular local food. When we were vacationing at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi resort, the chef had even prepared separate soft baby food for my 3-year toddler. We had also visited Club Mahindra Munnar resort during Diwali. We got to relish all the popular Diwali dishes at the resort itself & we had great fun at the resort. We were happy that we got to celebrate this festival even when we were away vacationing. The resort staff also arrange different cultural events & workshops in the evenings. When I had recently visited Jaipur with my family, the resort staff had organized folk dance & music in the evening. Also, my kid was very happy to learn some moves from the staff of Club Mahindra.

Overall, we had a fun family experience at each resort of Club Mahindra. I would personally say it's definitely worth it to buy the Club Mahindra membership.

over a year ago
Bengaluru, India
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I am a satisfied CM member, been member since 2013. We are veges, have two kids and been to multiple CM resorts (some of them affiliate resorts). Plan properly and you would enjoy the experience.

over a year ago
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HI Friends,

Club Mahindra membership is the best!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a newly married and my in-laws gifted me and my wife a Club Mahindra vouchers where we had 7days to holiday in any of their 50 resorts. Since my wife loves Kerala, we chose to go there. We went to their Alleppey resort(Ramada). That resort was so beautiful and had such scenic beauty. We could see the backwaters form the resort and it was so calming. The Resort staff gave us a very warm welcome since it was our holiday moon and made beautiful towel art for us. We were so happy to see this surprise.

We were so thankful to our parents for sparing some of their holidays and giving it to us. After that trip, we decided to enroll for the Club Mahindra membership. Since then we have visited Madikeri, Corbett, and Dharamshala. The views from the resort are amazing. The membership allows you to switch from different memberships. But, according to me, it is definitely worth it. They have destinations abroad as well. The most important thing that we loved was the beauty of their resorts.

over a year ago
Jaipur, India
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Yes ! Worth investing for one of the finest location resorts for peaceful family holiday.

over a year ago
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I am a member of this Club. I recently purchased this membership. I was in two minds whether this plan would be feasible for me and my family but since my children love going on vacation I decided to take a chance.

My experience has been fantastic, from their hospitality to the food to even their resort locations, everything is good.

We have been to some of their resorts in the North as well as South. And we had a great vacation. Their Corbett resort is very nice. Their staff helped us a lot with all the activities that we wanted to see. The Safari was so good, my children had super fun. They want to re-visit it. We even recommended it to our family friends, so we all try an plan our holidays together. When my husband and I avail the Spa services, the resort staff look after our children. We have too many places before taking this membership, but this one is totally worth it. Their places are extraordinary and have so much life in them.

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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Yes very much..I highly satisfied club Mahindra member you just need to plan your holiday 10 to 15 days before or at times we get reservation even five days before of travelling

over a year ago
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Hi people, We have a Club Mahindra membership. It is an awesome product. We feel proud to be Club Mahindra members because of their class apart services. They have never disappointed us. It is always a happy experience with them. The most important part of this industry is the people factor and nothing else. I am very very happy with how their staff engages with the guests. This differentiates them from other companies. Their Ashtamudhi is one of the locations where u would fall in love. It is located on the banks of the Ashtami lake and it has even got floating cottages which was a unique experience for one to enjoy. We also stayed in one of such floating cottages and literally you seem to be floating at night when everything is totally silent. It was a breathtaking experience to see yourself in middle of a lake and that too in your own hotel room. The rooms were also quite luxurious with all the amenities u can ask for.

The place is also quite beautiful with greenery and backwaters all around and it seems to be an out of this world experience at this place. The resort too was quite excellent with a lovely swimming pool and a small but good restaurant where the food was one of the highest quality I have seen in recent times.

over a year ago
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Hello, I am a Club Mahindra Member. Since my family and I hate crowded places, we availed for a blue membership since we can holiday during the offseason and witness the real charm of the place. We have this membership for 5 years and we do not regret purchasing it one bit. When your expectations are met with us brilliant services, one doesn’t need to complain. So cheers to Club Mahindra staff for brightening our holidays and making them so special. The first time we were there for our my anniversary. The resort staff was out of their way to make everything so perfect and special for us. They decorated our bed will fresh rose petals and organized a candlelight dinner for us. What else do we need? However, the only negative part is their Wifi. However, there Is Wifi in the lobby area which makes it ok. Their food is too delicious. We bet they have the best Chefs in town. My wife is usually very picky with regard to food, but she seems to love it here. We have availed for a studio room since we are only the two of us.

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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Yes very much..I highly satisfied club Mahindra member you just need to plan your holiday 10 to 15 days before or at times we get reservation even five days before of travelling

over a year ago
Bengaluru, India
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Good Day Mr.Vivek,

                                                              Please note my views.

I am a member of Club Mahindra Holidays as well as ZEST. I am a member of ZEST since 2007 & Club Mahindra since 2011. While ZEST was 10 yr membership & my Club Mahindra membership was 25 yr one. My experience of Club Mahindra has perhaps been one of the wisest decision that I have taken. I do not regret one bit of it as my most memorable holidays has been with Club Mahindra.

Initially I was apprehensive about taking Club Mahindra membership, but after having experienced their resorts & the service & the way my kids would long for a holiday with Club Mahindra finally made take up the Club Mahindra Membership 4 years after taking the Zest Membership. I have experienced their resorts in Pondicherry, Goa, Kodai, Ooty, Masinagudi.

I took the Red Membership in Club Mahindra which would more or less allow me to take holidays during peak season as well. No doubt that the Club Mahindra membership is expensive, but then at the moment there is no other Holiday company which offers the option of so many resorts & such high service. If you have a family with kids around & you do not mind spending some money, then I would suggest that you should go for a Club Mahindra membership as they are best. You may also say or argue that if I need to spend so much for a holiday membership, I can book one of the best hotels & stay there, but mind you a Hotel is Hotel & cannot match the experience that you can have at a Club Mahindra resort.

I would suggest you choose an holiday experience maybe in Goa or Pondicherry initially & experience a holiday with Club Mahindra before taking a decision as seeing is believing would be the most ideal way to clear your doubts. I am sure that the whole experience that you can have with your family in Club Mahindra resorts, probably you will not have it with any 5 Star Hotel or any other XYZ holiday company. The Holiday experience with Club Mahindra is Inclusive for kids & adults where in you bond with your kids & parents which we all are missing in todays stressful life. The best to describe this would be that is I have very recently upgraded my membership from RED 1BHK to Purple 1BHK which sort of summarises my experience with Club Mahindra.

As Mr.Ajit is suggesting if you have kid around 5 yr old, go for a RED Membership. If you are a couple & do not have kids & afford to take holidays anytime of the year then probably you can go for a lower category of Membership. The annual payment would be approximately about Rs 15k to Rs 16k per year for a Red member & about Rs 20K for a purple member.

The only problem that I face with Club Mahindra regularly is sometimes when I need to make last minute booking during peak season time as the rooms are awlays full & there is no availability. Therefore you may need to plan all your holidays at least 3 months prior when the bookings open to get booking in places of high demand especially Goa & Pondicherry. Incase you decide not to take holiday, you can always cancel them 15 days prior the actual date of holiday.

Please feel free to ask if you may have any more doubt in this regards.

Regards

TUSHAR SHAH

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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I'm a Club Mahindra member since last 3 years. Have taken the membership immediately after marriage and have visited 5 properties till now.

I think it is the best decision we have taken.

Even my family/friends who have visited with us are really happy with the experience and our decision to invest in the membership.

over a year ago
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Invest in a Lifetime of Wonderful Holiday Memories and you can Enjoy your 10 years of Magical Holidays in Club Mahindra Resorts across the world at Today’s Price.

A Small Brief About Club Mahindra Bliss Membership.

1. Classic Membership Card : 750 Points in Every Year

2. Premium Membership Card :1400 Points in Every Year

3. Signature Membership Card :2000 points in Every Year

For Example: 750 Points (Equivalent to 7 – 10 nights credited to your wallet every year for the next 10 years).

Benefits for Bliss 10 Year Membership

1. Accommodation Free

2. Food

 Buffet = Rs.1350 Max (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

 Ala cart (menu) = 25% Discount

 Gourmet Express

3. Spa (Swasta) = 10% Discount.

4. Travel Assist

5. Dedicated Helpdesk

6. Member On boarding

Also, you have the benefits like Advancing, Carry Forwarding, gifting, unrestricted access* to resorts in all seasons*& different accommodation, transfer of membership etc.

                                            *** Price is too Affordable to Every Family Size***

“It’s time to Pack up, Make Every Moment Magical with your Loved ones”

Feel Free to ask For More Details

Thanks and Regards,

Thansif Jamaludheen

Club Mahindra Holiday's

Bangalore

+91-9746052230

over a year ago
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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I am a member of cm .But its worth if u utilize it properly. One thing which i like most about club mahindra is the hospitality and friendliness of the staff which u won't get in any other resorts. But if u can't utilize the holidays its actually waste of money

over a year ago
Pune, India
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very costly affair. You do not get the dates and resorts of your choice. 50 resorts and sold 206000+ memberships. you become begger for your rooms. above 18 days rooms gets lapsed, if you hv stu you can not take more than 4 members in your season so forget about your family of parents, sister, brother. better you plan your holidays and book 5 star resorts of your choice than getting harassed by the club mahindra. also they are charging 15k pa for annual charges which is for non efficient and no cooperative staff salary born by you. calculate interest on membership of 6-8 lac plus annual charges plus harassment for booking resort plus limited 50 locations (only 15-20 are of real use) and take a wise decision. for me it was a worst decision and waste of money. best luck and god save you.

over a year ago
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Ya its worthful only if u plan your vacations 4months before the actual dates that u want to travel in and also worthful only if you holiday only with your own family of 4 means 2adults 2kids.In simple words big no to Club Mahindra membership

I am a purple studio member(2510404) and having some very bad experiences with club mahindra holiday booking

over a year ago
Mumbai
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I hear a lot of people ask if a Club Mahindra membership is worth it. And I see many answers making elaborate financial calculations to justify their thought process.

My view of calculating something’s worth is a bit different. What is it worth to create some of the best vacation memories with your kids? What is it worth that your kids can get to play in sand pits right outside your room (You can do this in Gir). What is it worth that your kids can run between the beach, the pool and the bathtub all day (did this in Goa). What is it worth for your kid to learn towel origami and solar kit making during a vacation.. or a few words of Konkani… or try their hand a pottery or plant a sapling on their birthday or get into a air rifle shooting competition with their dad.. or know that there is unlimited ice cream waiting at the buffet.

You see, this is just the tip of the ice berg on what you can get in terms of experiences at the resorts. And this is what determines the worth of ‘investing’ in a holiday. The moments you sign up for is priceless, especially if you have young kids and super busy lives as parents.

Taking a membership has made me realize one thing – I have subscribed and even compelled my family into having these fun moments every year when we are off the phone and tuned in with each other. Because the days can lapse beyond a point, we ‘have’ to take the vacations. Considering me and my husband have mis-matched schedules, the forced vacation in today’s day is like blessing in disguise.

To me, the membership is very worth it. How many friends do you have who have invested 6L in an FD and using the interest to go for a holiday? – Exactly. People don’t do it because there is always some other priority like home loans, insurances, and even school fees or some unforeseen expenses tugging into us

To comment about the food, it does get a bit expensive but you tend to have options. You have a microwave in your room, can go a la carte. But, to me, the advantage I’ve experienced is to get food customized as per my kids’ liking. At this stage in life, this seems like the exact vacation I want to have.. Will I say the same when my kids are teen agers? Probably – may be not. They may no longer be interested in the kiddie activity at the resorts and will want destinations where they can go exploring. There will be different vacations then. But I will still want one good family vacation a year when we relax and have fun.

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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It is worth it if you can plan your vacation at least 6 months in advance and stick to it. You never get a booking of your choice if you book within a 1-3 month window. Not all resorts are good. I think they have over sold. So, please do not become a member and make a further mess

over a year ago
Amritsar, India
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ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO CLUB MAHINDRA SALES EXECUTIVE BEFORE TAKING THEIR MEMBERSHIP

1. How many CLUB MAHINDRA RESORTS are 5-star. (Gold crown doesn’t means 5-star)

2. Membership is for 25 years then how they advertise a life time holiday.

3. How membership is inflation free (If it is inflation free then CLUB MAHINDRA should not increase AMC every year)

4. What is the matrix by which AMC increase every year (It was Rs12000 approx. in 2012 and increases to Rs16000 approx. in 2016)

5. How many members they’re in the season which CLUB MAHINDRA sales executive selling you, and how many rooms do CLUB MAHINDRA having to make their members to avail there holidays (excluding rooms available for non-members and affiliated resorts)

6. What is the percentage of non-members allowed to make booking in CLUB MAHINDRA resorts? (No transparency on wait list number when booking a room in case of non-availability)

7. For white and blue season members, what if one is not able to book a resort 120 days prior and booked it 119 days before his holiday. ( Four months prior a person can only think of going for a holiday can’t plan it)

8. What if a member even after trying 2-3 times in a year doesn’t get booking at resort at his choice at his proffered timings?

9. What if due to non-availability of resorts from CLUB MAHINDRA, a member not utilized his 7 days holiday. (Why member should pay AMC that year)

10 What is the percentage of members not been able to utilize their authorized 7 days holiday due to non-availability of resorts at choice of their location and time?

11. If CLUB MAHINDRA is giving dream vacation to their members then, why so many CLUB MAHINDRA members selling their membership.

12. What is minimum duration of stay rule? (Non-members can book 1N/2D in any season but NOT the members)

13. What is number of guest booking rule? (If a member can’t take his parents with him then how it is a family holiday membership)

14. If a CLUB MAHINDRA sales executive promise you to help you in getting confirm booking trough out your membership duration, then simply ask him to give his employment/job certificate stating that he is going to work with CLUB MAHINDRA for next 25 years.

15. Don’t fall in the promise of “getting confirm booking whenever you want and in resort of your choice (CLUB MAHINDRA can never give this promise to you in writing/bond paper)

IF YOU DON’T GET ANSWER OF ABOVE QUESTION then just Stay away from CLUB MAHINDRA & say NO.

WITH MY 7 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN INDIAN ARMY AND 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH CLUB MAHINDRA I LEARN ONE THING ie. “NEVER EVER BELIEVE A PAKISTANI’S AND A CLUB MAHINDRA SALES EXECUTIVES WORDS”

HAVE A HAPPY Kargil Vijay Diwas

over a year ago
Amritsar, India
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ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO CLUB MAHINDRA SALES EXECUTIVE BEFORE TAKING THEIR MEMBERSHIP

1. How many CLUB MAHINDRA RESORTS are 5-star. (Gold crown doesn’t means 5-star)

2. Membership is for 25 years then how they advertise a life time holiday.

3. How membership is inflation free (If it is inflation free then CLUB MAHINDRA should not increase AMC every year)

4. What is the matrix by which AMC increase every year (It was Rs12000 approx. in 2012 and increases to Rs16000 approx. in 2016)

5. How many members they’re in the season which CLUB MAHINDRA sales executive selling you, and how many rooms do CLUB MAHINDRA having to make their members to avail there holidays (excluding rooms available for non-members and affiliated resorts)

6. What is the percentage of non-members allowed to make booking in CLUB MAHINDRA resorts? (No transparency on wait list number when booking a room in case of non-availability)

7. For white and blue season members, what if one is not able to book a resort 120 days prior and booked it 119 days before his holiday. ( Four months prior a person can only think of going for a holiday can’t plan it)

8. What if a member even after trying 2-3 times in a year doesn’t get booking at resort at his choice at his proffered timings?

9. What if due to non-availability of resorts from CLUB MAHINDRA, a member not utilized his 7 days holiday. (Why member should pay AMC that year)

10 What is the percentage of members not been able to utilize their authorized 7 days holiday due to non-availability of resorts at choice of their location and time?

11. If CLUB MAHINDRA is giving dream vacation to their members then, why so many CLUB MAHINDRA members selling their membership.

12. What is minimum duration of stay rule? (Non-members can book 1N/2D in any season but NOT the members)

13. What is number of guest booking rule? (If a member can’t take his parents with him then how it is a family holiday membership)

14. If a CLUB MAHINDRA sales executive promise you to help you in getting confirm booking trough out your membership duration, then simply ask him to give his employment/job certificate stating that he is going to work with CLUB MAHINDRA for next 25 years.

15. Don’t fall in the promise of “getting confirm booking whenever you want and in resort of your choice (CLUB MAHINDRA can never give this promise to you in writing/bond paper)

IF YOU DON’T GET ANSWER OF ABOVE QUESTION then just Stay away from CLUB MAHINDRA & say NO.

WITH MY 7 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN INDIAN ARMY AND 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH CLUB MAHINDRA I LEARN ONE THING ie. “NEVER EVER BELIEVE A PAKISTANI’S AND A CLUB MAHINDRA SALES EXECUTIVES WORDS”

HAVE A HAPPY Kargil Vijay Diwas

over a year ago
Amritsar, India
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why to say no to “club mahindra membership”

(i am writing this review after 3 years experience with club mahindra)

1. non of their resorts are 5 star: cm having their own classification (gold crown and silver crown) according to which very few of their resorts are 3 star and rest are 2 stars and below.

2. very expensive food and brevarages. example: a package drinking water bolltle will cost rs 60(at cm baiguney gangtok).

3. remote locations: most of cm resorts are away from main town which add to travelling cost.

4. annual maintance fees: no matrix on how amc increase, it was rs12000 in 2015 which increase upto rs16000(approx) in 2016.

5. no transparency: inventory availability at the time of booking like in case of booking flight and bus tickets.

6. no commitment on date and time when members queries will be resolved.

7. non availabilty for members and availabity for non members: it is better to go as a non-member because to attract you for membership cm will treat you like vvip with exciting offers on food, breverages and activities.

8. activities inside the resort are chargeable and that too very high.

9. forieng resorts: access fees for using resorts outside india which is as high as a hotel charges.

10. as a member one will never gets confirmed booking well in advance, therefore one can’t book airlines ticket and as you go close to travelling dates air fare will go out of your pocket.

11. at rs15000 (equall to amc) you can get confirm booking in any of the 3 stars hotel in india for 6/7 nights with complementry breakfast (you can even book club mahindra resorts), therefore why to put a huge lum-sum money into any membership.

even if after reading above review you are planning to take membership then ,please ask club mahindra sales executive to give you everything in writing on club mahindra letter head/bond paper

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club mahindra is a cheat company

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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request to read this review fully. we are Clubmahindra member ship from past 11 years. visited almost 10 resorts till now. Their resort are good. but BOOKING HOLIDAY IS JUST LIKE BOOKING TRAIN TICKETS. ALWAYS WAITLIST. After paying lakhs of Rupees ( i am red member) they make us feel like BEGGAR. HOPELESS BOOKING SYSTEM. U will not get your choice resort.

over a year ago
Meerut, India
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Put 6 lacs in bank and get a fixed deposit at 7 percent p.a. get 42 thousand per year and spend that in a real 5 star resort. Why give that to some club who wants to harrass you after taking your money?

over a year ago
Mumbai, India
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No , not at all . It’s a complete waste . Bookings never available to members on required dates and during vacations even after being a red season member . But same dates are easily and openly available through agents to non members . Sad to say that even we after being members have bought bookings through an agent for a particular property . As we were refused the dates . And more than half the resort was filled with non members who had booked through agents . This is a very common practice . It’s totally worthless buying the membership .

over a year ago
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We have been Club Mahindra members since approx 2009. The quality earlier used to be good of infra etc But now it is deteriorating at a fast pace. Beds and furniture are worn out.

The mattresses and pillows are in bad shape. The extra bed is not at all usable. Lawns are poorly maintained at maximum number of properties.

The only good thing is service at most places. The food is also usually good.

The chefs take good care if you have any special requirements.

do not expect any 5 star quality. At the most it is 3 or 2.5 stars.

over a year ago
Navi Mumbai, India
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My experience with ClubMahindra is really bad as they will come up with all new hidden rules whenever you try to book holiday so ultimately you end up with spoiling your vacation or you pay to other hotels.

I have a RED membership and it is clear if I book holiday in upper or lower season, nights from my inventory will be deducted accordingly. This is fair n clear.

But recently came to know that I cannot even book my holiday in advance during PURPLE season though CubMahindra will take more nights from you but also will not allow you to book.

CM concept is family resort but they only allow PURPLE members to travel during DIWALI, CHRISTMAS and SUMMER vacation and rest of the members are not allowed even their more night will be taken.

So, except PURPLE members, rest are forced to travel during off season and when kids doesn't have holidays.

@ClubMahindra - This is ILLOGICAL RULE and is NOT ACCEPTABLE. When you are deducting more night as penalty, at least allow other members to book holidays in advance.

We also pay premium ASF.

When you fight with ClubMahindra they will only say SORRY but will not help for sure and keep on dragging your complaint from one person to another. And ultimately will take out their marketing trick saying please buy Purple Membership, we will give you discount. SO RUBBISH.

For reference they keep on calling you every alternate day but how do I convince my family/friends to buy when I myself is not happy. NOBODY is interested to buy ClubMahindra.

DO NOT BUY CLUB MAHINDRA AS IT IS JUST TO SPOLI YOUR VACATION PERIODS. BETETR BE FREE BIRD AND BOOK ANY FIVE STAR HOTEL HICH WILL COST SAME AS CLUB MAHINDRA AND WILL GIVE YOU FREE BREAKFAST TOO.

over a year ago
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