Is club mahindra membership worth it? Are you satisfied and what is the best season and room combination?
I have been a member since 2008 and I think taking this membership was one of the top financial mistakes that I have done in my life. As many people pointed out in this thread, there are very limited number of resorts with more than 200K members. You never get to go where you want to go at the time you wish to go. It is more than 5 years since I used my membership days - every year I am wasting days as they are expiring.
The initial deposit is extremely high and that is non refundable. Every year the annual fees keep increasing - this year it was 20K+ for me. The food at the resort is also extremely costly - for a family of 4, for a days food you have to shell out upwards of 2.5K (per day).
Now, there are many hotel chains available at different price points. You can choose the place where you want to go whenever you feel like going.
Saying NO to Club Mahindra membership is a no-brainer.
Please dont go with Club Mahindra membership at all. I am a Club Mahindra Member since 2005. I feel I am being cheated.
I am from Pune. Lot of time this thing happened, there is a female in Pune Club Mahindra office named Hina. She feels she is the owner of Club Mahindra. I called her to check the process of cancellation of membership. She spoke so rudely and I said I will complaint against you in the call center. She said yer sir, go ahead!!!
What the hell!!!
Anyways, Its my humble request you stay in club mahindra resort but as a guest, not by being member.
They are involved into some fraudulent transactions as well. It happened with me as well.
Beaware of this Hina from Pune Club Mahindra!!!
Adding to previous comment, their call center employees refuses to book your holidays, are available only for limited hours when they work, are not available on weekends when most people who do something for their livelihood have time. I can't even imagine how a not-so-net-savvy-old couple will withstand such a treatment. Shameless cost cutting at the expense of customer experience.
Club Mahindra is a huge fraud. I am a victim of their fraudulent selling practices. The sales person hid fine print while extracting my membership and I have been suffering since last 10 years. I don't get rooms when I need, they telecall aggressively to make you pay their annual subscription fee and shamelessly lie in the call unethically pressuring you into paying it ahead of time. As you log in to the slow and malfunctioning website, that's the first thing stare at you making you feel like a thief. You can't have more than a certain number of days in your account otherwise they simple steal it away. And I can go on. I am not a social media person, heck I don't even have a facebook account but I felt compelled to find a way to warn others about Club Mahindra so that they may be spared the agony. It is an outdated concept in the day and age of AirBnB. Stay away. Better donate your money than bother with these bloodsuckers.
Get to know the cancellation policy while taking the membership...
* if you have not paid 100% of the amount they do not refund the amount you have paid
* if you have paid 100% of the amount then they will be returning 40% of the paid amount if and only if you have not used any nights
* if you have used your holidays then then will deduct in that 40% also. if you ask them the reason they give the answer " we do not want to lose our members".
*else they ask you to transfer your membership.
BE careful while taking the membership.
Harassment and false commitments by club Mahindra holiday. No courtesy and professionism. It’s a scam and hoax.
Over all, based on the feedback of its existing customers on the post, its safe to say NO to Club Mahindra membership which i have been considering for the last year. Thanks TA. Appreciate the inputs.
u can buy at clubresale com at 40to 50 club Mahindra membership discounted price some members are saleing there membership
The worst thing to do in life is to become a member of club mahindra .I am a member and regretting everyday about the decision which i have taken.Please dont Become a member because it is an open scam And the officials are least bothered about the reviews or issues
Club mahindra is not at all worth the money they charge. I have been a member for past few years (membership id: 2598509) and my experience with them has been terrible. Club mahindra claims that all their resorts are 5 star quality which is a big lie. Only a few of their resorts (~10%) are of the 5 star quality. They have a lot of affiliate resorts which are pathetic in quality and not even 1 star standard. They own only a few resorts which are location wise good but then again you will hardly be able to book them as they have sold much more memberships than their room inventory. Then there is the problem of poor customer service. Employees of club mahindra are really rude and have an hostile/unwelcoming attitude towards guests - all thanks to the sarkari culture of mahindra. Once you paid the membership fess they don't give a damn about customer service as they have already got their money from you. It is mistake to become a member at club mahindra
Hi i want to sell off my club mahindra membership. Its the red one. I can give off good great discount on that. Please contact on my email id : karanchandna94atgmailcom
I can understand being working in club Mahindra neither I wont appreciate nor I want give any bad comments , but every coin has two faces right ..!! so same with club Mahindra we do have some percentile of members whose experienced were not that good as they expected due to availability of the rooms .. But some members like Mr. Shah or Ms. Swati Sharma and many more whose experiences are dam good and are members from quite long and some even renewed their membership ..!! Though, availability issue is every where even if you go to any of the five star hotels too .. Prior reservation is always required .. And about the services , I can understand once in a blue moon the member or the guest would have faced that issue .. But , club Mahindra is just about the experiencing the magical moments with your family that is why our resorts are far away from the polluted areas , so that people can leave all their office stress and can spend some quality time with the family , can freshen up themselves .. We have 60+ resorts , I agree if you get one bad experience in one of the resorts doesn't mean other resorts are same ...
Hence, Club Mahindra's membership is expensive but is worth experiencing .. !!
Club mahindra is not at all worth the money they charge. I have been a member for past few years (membership id: 2598509) and my experience with them has been terrible. Only a few of their resorts (~10%) are of the 5 star quality that they claim. They have a lot of affiliate resorts which are pathetic in quality. They own only a few resorts which are location wise good but then again you will hardly be able to book them as they have sold much more memberships than their room inventory. Then there is the problem of poor customer service. Employees of club mahindra are really rude and have an hostile/unwelcoming attitude towards guests - all thanks to the sarkari culture of mahindra. Once you paid the membership fess they don't give a damn about customer service as they have already got their money from you. It is mistake to become a member at club mahindra
I am a club mahindra member since 2013 and my experience has not been good with it. More over club mahindra resorts baring 2 to 3 are not at all worth to pay such a heavy membership fee. Resort locations are not good at all and I didn't even like the services offered.
Highly overpriced plus u won't holiday for 7 days per year
I took white studio membership
White membership is of no use as most season is red and purple.
Red is useful but would u spend 6 lakh membership plus 15 k yearly maintenance fees for 7 days holiday a year
Waiting list problem --u have to register ur holiday 3 month before as waiting happens within a half hour. So every time u won't get ur place of choice
I invested six lakhs for RED. Club Mahindra maintains the highest quality. Food is costly,but, worthy. If you feel, you can go out and enjoy local food. For kids it is heaven. Cost factor....imagine how much you will get for six lakhs as interest per year and you can use that amount for decent holiday.
Not worth it. Location is good. But, Only location is Not enough for membership.
Following are some points I considered before taking membership.
1) you are just married or have child below age of 5 year.
2) you plan your holidays rather than making surprise holidays
3) you love 5 star service
4) last but not the least (may not be true in your case) can you afford to spend the membership plus the annual fees.
5) if your child is more than 5 year old then I would recommend to go for red membership
If you go for membership do use my member ID as reference(2418242), I can share the benefits with you.
I am a Club mahindra member. I am not satisfied with their service, if we are planning to book a club mahindra resort? Sometimes will not get the reservation in club mahindra reports! But the same booking period you can get the reservation for the proposed Resort via other travel portals like Make my trip and others..
I am a Club mahindra member. I am not satisfied with their service, if we are planning to book a club mahindra resort? Sometimes will not get the reservation in club mahindra reports! But the same booking period you can get the reservation for the proposed Resort via other travel portals like Make my trip and others....
No... NOT AT ALL. You never get the dates you want to travel on. They started charging for three nights if you book only for one night also.... That is you are paying for 3 times the price... which comes to 25,000/-... Is it worth the amount??? No. You can get a 7Star hotel room in that amount with meals included.
It's a disastrous decision to become a member of Club Mahindra. Their rooms are available for 3-4 k a night... They only sell it. You being a member will not get a room but non-members will get it. Annual Subscription Fee is so high that for that amount you can easily get a good room in a good hotel. The amount what they charge for the meals are also very exorbitant..all 5Star rates but you get a Grade 2 restaurant food.
Don't get fooled... you'll regret it till you live.
I am planning to take this membership but now idea drop.
Not at all. I don't know how people are still getting it.
Now with all the deals on web sites, it doesn't make any sense.
I know this because I have 2 purple studio memberships and you don't get rooms where you want them most of the time. Compared to that, you can always find rooms on web sites in most resorts.
To give you a simple calculation a purple studio membership is around 7 lakhs now. Assume an interest of around 8% on an FD so you would get about 56,000 interest every year.
Then the crooks charge you 14,000 a year extra as yearly maintenance.
This means you are paying about 70,000 for just 7 days, that is 10,000 Rs. a day for a room!!! This includes nothing, just the room, no food, no breakfast, nothing.
And to top this, you can easily get Mahindra rooms for about 4,000 to 5,000 a day.
It's a complete rip off and the worst thing to get it.
I do not think club Mahindra is worth the money. It is expensive, secondly you generally do not get room if you do not plan/book four months in advance.
If you park your money somewhere else, you can get very hotels anywhere. Secondly you options would always be open.
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