very beautiful resort and nearby beach.amazing staff service and helpful staff. best resort in ratnagiri I would recommend you this resort. ganpati pule is just an hour away from resort. whenever i will go to ratnagiri next time i will surely visit here.
Great Beach View , nice big property, Rooms are big and cosy, Great Service as well I would recommend if you are looking to stay near Ratnagiri. GanpatiPule and Kasheli are an hour away from the resort
RECCOMENDATIONS – During COVID, we decided to roam around to nearby locations in a 5 STAR comfort where all safety precautions would be taken, and the place of stay would be destination in itself. So, we planned for 5N6D FIVE STAR KONKAN Itinery ex-Pune which included stay at ‘Kyriad Prestige Riverside, Amba Ghat’ (2N), ‘Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort’ , Bhatye Ratnagiri (1N) and then to ‘Blue Ocean Resort and Spa’, Malgund Ganpatipule (2N). This Itinery and choice of hotels were appreciated by many including the photos. The Kohinoor Samudra although an Old Property was a perfect place situated on a hillock overlooking ocean and close access to the secluded beach. It was best during COVID as the social distancing was maintained due to its sprawling campus, spread out accommodations etc. ABOUT – This Resort is situated on a hillock just outside Ratnagiri Town overlooking pristine and less crowded Bhatye Beach with Ratnadurg Fort & a lighthouse at the distant backdrop and blue ocean all across in the front! While it’s an old property, and there is lots of scope for renovation, improvements, I believe the location especially the views from the Sunset deck was just worth dying for. Even the tariffs were reasonable, so we ignored the maintenance aspect since our stay was for just 1N. But once resort completes the renovation what they have promised to do it step-by-step, I believe it would be perfect holiday destination to spend couple of days and for visiting places in and around Ratnagiri. Probably for now, a simple chafa, boganvel plantations can add more colors to its green landscape. ACCOMODATIONS – The main building houses all Superior rooms while Executive Suites and bungalows are located at a distance in separate block. We had booked Superior room and they are all on the upper floors. Ground floor is occupied by hospitality training college (which was probably empty) and for other Hotel amenities. The room was spacious, with a high ceiling and decently maintained. They have twin, double, triple and quadruple bed configurations so do check with reception based on your requirement. Since my booking was for a Couple + Kid, Our room had a queen size bed and another single bed. Room had all essential amenities, and all were having the views of swimming pool, landscape and ocean in the background. Bathroom was OK having a bathtub however only concern was that hot water is available only for 3 hrs in morning and 2 hrs in evening which I found difficult to manage especially at a beach destination. ACTIVITIES – The best activity was to head on to Sunset deck, sit there on a swing (currently only 1 is there) watching the waves splashing the shores down below. They also have a Swimming Pool, a Titanic Viewpoint Deck and Indoor, Outdoor play areas. There was also a Mini train ride which was closed and few other activities non-operational like Jacuzzi, Water Slides, Infinity Lounge etc. due to Covid. They also offer bicycles on rent (Rs, 100 per hr). We took 3 cycles on rent and roamed around entire premises next morning. The beach down below is accessible by a steep trail (not recommended) Or better to drive down for 1 KM and park your vehicle at Zari Vinayak Temple parking space. This location is away from main Bhatye Beach, hence secluded. Beach was reasonably clean with no commercial vendors Or water sports except for some garbage that washed out after the high tide. With staying in resort, you can visit several places in 30 KM radius such as Ratnagiri, Pawas, Ganpatipule, Aare-Warey, Malgund etc. FOOD – Food was tasty, reasonably priced and overall good. There was variety in the menu, and we tried local seafood delicacies. Breakfast spread was decent as well. Staff was very polite and professional. COVID PRECAUTIONS – Temp check was done, sanitizer dispenser was there at key touchpoints, staff was wearing mask at reception and in the restaurant, Guest occupancy was low when we visited so social distancing was maintained.…
Attended a one day conference at the property (14-15 Feb). Amazed to see wonderfully arranged rooms for such a big group and the conference was neatly done with all the setup in place. Though the crowd was more than expected, the chef and service staff handled it well. The food was good, n so was service. Loved the sea view and the overall experience. Thank you.
The property is huge and spacious with scenic views. The rooms were clean and spacious too. The services (housekeeping, food) was excellent. The only area of improvement would be kids play area which was not maintained(may be due to lockdown). Overall, highly recommended for a vacation in Ratnagiri.