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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The property is very nice. View from glass wall hill side rooms is just awesome, one of the best view in termsof hillside in the area.gud food.good service. Would like to revisit smtime again or plan and event there with friends.

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for the detailed review and feedback on our resort and services. Our resort is the perfect destination to enjoy a laidback vacation away from routine life. It is good to know that your family and you really enjoyed your trip aided by our serene surroundings, delicious delights and cordial services of...

Pune, India
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This was my second visit to the property. Though this visit did come after a long time. I stayed for 2 nights at the property. My room was on the 1st floor but ironically i too the lift and went down. The room had a balcony the was the side of the expressway. it had the most beautiful mornings ever....

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for sharing your experience with us on this travel forum. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patronage. Guest satisfaction is at the top of our priority list and it is good to read that you were impressed with the spacious accommodation and the mesmerizing...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have visited Dukes many a times, not always for food though. I used to go to the dhabas on the old highway but this place has no comparison. The food spread is good and worth the money. The food is the class of a 5* with good display and taste. Must visit if you want to spend a lovely...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! We are delighted to hear of your wonderful outing with us. At our hotel, all our efforts are aimed at creating an ambience of unmatched luxury and unparalleled comfort. Glad to know that the culinary expertise of our chef was to your liking. The menu has been hand-picked to offer you a variety...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The hotel is a well known one in Khandala which offers great views of the nearby cliff. I was there for a day on an office retreat. View from the room is excellent. Some of the rooms on the lower floors have balcony so be proactive and request for rooms with balcony. Food is average and the swimming pool is...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Many thanks for applauding our hospitality on this esteemed forum. Great to know that you enjoyed the scenic views that our rooms have to offer. We are glad you enjoyed the performances by our extremely skillful artists. However, we assure you that our prices are set in accordance with the current industry standards....

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Stayed in Deluxe Room. Great View and Great Rooms. But food a big disappointment. 1.Buffet Dinner had limited choice and the taste was ordinary. 2. The soup served was cold (surprise), 3. The moong dal halwa (which was the only choice among indian desserts) was also cold..4.had difficult time locating the waiters (only a couple of them around) .......all this...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! We thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us on this forum. It is good to know that our well-appointed rooms and the magnificent views from them added value to your stay. Your grievance regarding our culinary fare has been conveyed to our team in the kitchen and we assure you that...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Went there in the third week of Dec 2015. Great Food, Good service courteous staff. I was told by many that the food is average but I dont agree. The morning buffet was excellent and in room dining was equally good. We had a small kid and the staff was more than considerate towards our demands. My experience for the...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! We thank you for sharing your experience with us on this forum. It is good to know that you had a comfortable and relaxing stay at our resort. We are pleased to learn that our delectable culinary fare met your approval and satiated the cravings of your taste buds. Our well-appointed rooms are...

Indore, India
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We visited in the month of Feb which is said to be pretty lean season, still location and facilities of resort perfect for relaxation if you're looking for a weekend getaway. A good experience overall.

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for taking the time to pen down your valuable review of our hospitality on this forum. It is good to know that you had a pleasant stay at our resort. Located amidst the serenity and tranquility of Mother Nature we are, indeed, the perfect getaway for the residents of the nearby...

Lonavala, India
Reviewed 31 January 2016

A very well spread property with nice and cozy rooms and very tasty morning breakfast. The valley view is stunning, try opting for a valley view room, the management is very helpful and courteous. Overall a great weekend getaway!

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us on TripAdvisor! It is always a delight to hear from happy and satisfied guests. Our location allows you to revel in the beauty of the Western Ghats with the luxury of our resort adding to your experience. We hope that you will...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Me & my wife went to Dukes Retreat this week. We booked about 2 weeks ago. It was truly an amazing experience... We started in the morning by car and reached Dukes within 1 hr. 15 min. from Navi Mumbai... It was an amazing journey up to Khandala through Mumbai- Pune Express High-way. Although the schedule check-in time is 1:00pm,we...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for the perfect star rating on TripAdvisor. We are elated to know that we were able to impress you with our warm hospitality, immaculate accommodations, and seamless services. At our hotel, we aim to make our guests comfortable and give them a wholesome luxurious experience during their time with us. The...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We stayed at this lovely property during one of our business trips. Duke's is located at a very vantage point with beautiful view of the mountains and the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Travelling from Mumbai is easy as one just has to take the first Lonavala exit and then take a u-turn and within a km you enter Duke's Retreat. Its a...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that we were able to live up to your expectations. It is always a pleasure to have our guests happy and satisfied with our services. We see your commendations as a milestone and proof of our warm hospitality....

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dukes Retreat at Khandala is not more than a 15 minute picturesque drive away from Lonavala. The resort is a landmark located 1850 ft. above sea level. Keys Khandala is spread across 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, valley-view and the mesmerizing Western Ghats. The property benefits from being set in the lap of the flora of the region and nestles amidst waterfalls, nature trails and winding forest paths. ... more   less 

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Address: Pune Mumbai Road, Khandala, Lonavala 410301, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala > Khandala
Price Range: ₹ 7,331 - ₹ 12,633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dukes Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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The Dukes Retreat Khandala, Maharashtra
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“Go for higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles saggit123, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Valley View Rooms if budget is not a constraint however the partial view from the Executive Rooms is also pretty good!”
 of 5 bubbles KNitesh, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose an Executive room over the Deluxe if you can afford it.”
 of 5 bubbles 579kumudd, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with Bath tub”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to avail a cottage 307 / 308. Its spacious and close to pool and dining / play area............ full of sunlight”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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