Villa 270 lives upto it's name. This is a small and cozy property on the Coastal Highway ahead of Dapoli. The views are the best on the whole coastline. You can see the pristine Anjarle beach from every room. We also received some great service from the staff, especially the chef Mangesh Jadhav who went out of the way to create local seafood dishes. It probably helped that we went in the middle of the week, so we had the whole resort to ourselves. There was some persistent music playing from the village nearby on account of a couple of weddings, but if you ignored that, the stay was wonderful.
Heads up for a long review. Starting with the drive, it was pretty scenic all the way from Mumbai. Coming to the property, we stayed in the Jaswanti villa at the property during the first weekend of Aug 2019. This villa has the biggest sit-out area and is at the second highest point within the property (first being the restaurant). The online booking of the villa, ordering meals and the check-in process was pretty smooth. The views are every bit as amazing as one can see in the photos and it takes time to absorb it all in. Including the view from the bathroom by the way. Unfortunately though, this is where most of the good things stop. In the monsoons at least I imagine. The main attraction - the huge sit out area outside our villa was something we could stand in for barely 45 minutes during our two day stay there. Because it was so breezy that it was impossible to stand there for more than a couple of minutes even while wearing a jacket and a cap. Each episode of this extreme breeze lasted for close to an hour followed by a 20-30 minute break, and even then it was just about okay to stand out for a few minutes. Even that was difficult if it rained during that time. So the main reason why we booked the biggest villa turned out to be a dampener, thanks to the weather. As for inside the villa, it was decent but the breeze breaking through the crevices of the wooden doors and windows made a scary howling noise throughout our stay. Although we did get used to it after a bit. The biggest problem area though was the bathroom. The roofs of all the villas had Mangalore tiles, but the room had concrete roof beneath the tiles. However for some reason, they had left out the bathroom from having a concrete roof. There was a net put up below the tiles, but no concrete roof. What this meant was, 3 things: Whenever the wind picked up, it was scary to be in the bathroom as the feeling was kind of apocalyptic. Secondly, whenever it rained, water started dripping in because of the tiles. So much so, the clothes placed in the door hanger inside the bathroom got so wet that we couldn't wear them again. While the above was only inconvenient, what was outright risky was the water soaked wall including the electric switch connecting the geyser. We didn't face any issues in using it but it did seem pretty risky. If you have stayed with me this far, thank you - just a little longer I promise. While I understand most of the above is because of the rainy season and the courteous staff did all they could to make our stay comfortable, including serving us delicious and decently warm meals (even on the day of check-in where we hadn't opted for lunch), but on the whole I do feel let down. This is because, while speaking to the staff there I got a sense they were aware that particular weekend, the weather was to be pretty severe. And given most of them are locals or have been staying there for a while, it makes sense they would know of things like these. So, I would have appreciated at least a heads up from them after I made the booking. The booking policy allows for rescheduling the booking to any of the weekdays within 3 months of the original date of booking. Had I been at least informed of this, I could have availed of the option. Making things easier for them and for me. Because other than the views from the property, there is nothing much to be done around the place. We did drive down to the town, and while it was a unique experience along its extremely narrow roads with a howling sea on one side, there wasn't much to explore. All in all it was a good trip, but a little proactive and thoughtful service from the staff could have made it a lot better.…
Photos speak for itself. Amazing property with all the iingredients needed for a holiday. Beautiful property with a fantastic view supported with good service. Phone coveragr is an issue desperately needs wifi connectivity in todays time .Experience the same rather than browsing the details Just go for it. Create memories in this awesome place
My recent visit to Saffronstays villa 270° on 2nd - 4th may was memorable, we booked the rooms through MMT & Goibio. There are total 5 cottages we got the Bakul cottage it was spacious for 2 persons. Property is having excellent 270° view of Arabian peninsula down Anjarle Beach and other side fisherman village,every cottage is having long veranda with amazing view and fresh air. About the management side need to work. Staffs are good but really they need a training. Food was ok over priced,chef need to work out more,so we decide to have our food outside( down to Amantran excellent kolambi thali(prawns)with fresh sol kadi.
I want to start by saying the staff , limited staff present there are all nice ,polite and happy to help. Somewhere there is no time management, we had three meals and for all of it we waited an hour plus... With kids, that's a big huge issue They have multiple types of room and the pictures don't give you an idea about the size, we were assigned ( after specifying 2 +² ) the room was small enough for us to just sit on the bed. We had to take the next room ( thankfully available) Yes, the view is good but the restaurant is high up and has many stairs so a no no for people who have trouble climbing stairs