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2104-16A, E, Old Pune-Bangalore Road, Near Tararani Chowk, Opp. MAI Hyundai Showroom, Besides Hotel Sayaji,, Kolhapur 416005 India
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#4 of 108 Specialty lodging in Kolhapur
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At Opal, we cater variety of delicious authentic Kolhapuri Thalis, especially Non Veg (Mutton) preparations. People always savour Kolhapuri Tambda and Pandhara Rassa ; which is Opal's specialty. Since beginning in Nov. 1968 till date, Opal is constantly serving typical Kolhapuri Cuisine. Travelers & tourists visiting Kolhapur to seek the divine blessings of Goddess Ambabai head to Opal for a nice comfortable stay & to savour our traditional dishes served with homely hospitality. In 2012 ; Hotel Opal was awarded with the glorious "Times Now Foodie Award for the Best Local Cuisine" in recognition of this continued service ! This award is yet another feather in Opal's crown. At Opal, we are always there to serve our esteemed guests with our specialty Kolhapuri Cuisine & a tradition of 'Hospitality with Simplicity' ! Hotel Opal gladly welcomes all our esteemed guests for enjoying a nice comfortable stay in our newly developed Deluxe AC & Non AC Rooms offered along with modern amenities ! Hotel Opal also gladly welcomes all guests to enjoy typical Kolhapuri Non Veg Thalis & Maharashtrian Veg Thalis along with homely hospitality, which is our tradition since 1968 !
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Blackout curtains
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Suhas G wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very high priced compared to services provided. total Miss-management. Managers of no use, it run by all housekeepers & room attendants Construction is new but ACs are junk, Only one channel available on TV
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Respected guest, We have noted your 2 star review for our hotel. It seems that you were dissatisfied with our room tariffs, since you think they are too high. Also, it seems you were disappointed with some particular staff member for not meeting some of your high expectations, during your recent stay in our hotel. We humbly regret and apologise for any genuine shortfalls / shortcomings from our side. Yet we assure you that we will definitely strive to overcome them in future. However, we gently disagree with the comments in your review, as we believe that they are single sided ones. Actually, this is not true. There isn't any mis-management as mentioned in your review. Had it been the case, our hotel would not have received many good reviews from our other esteemed guests who like to stay here & enjoy our homely hospitality again & again. Our hotel is in service for 54 years continuously. It's always our endeavor to offer the best of our services to all our esteemed guests since beginning in 1968. With best regards,
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Manoj Madhukar Jadhav wrote a review Apr 2022
Pune, India220 contributions109 helpful votes
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We actually visited the dining and not stay. Opal is quite popular and also very famous in Kolhapur. It is just next to the five star hotel Sayaji. It is also very accessible from main parts of city like the Kolhapur bus stand or railway station. Its nearby localities also have McD and other hotels like Dehati and some more. Must try dishes in Opal which ai would recommend are: For Veg peoples: 1- Veg thali - This is semi unlimited thali with variety of dishes in gravy sabzi, dal, rice, sweet, papadam etc. 2- Panner masala 3- jeera rice For Non- Veg peoples: Well you have varieties to try but I would recommend, 1- Mutton Masala or 2- Mutton Fry 3- Mutton Biryani 4- Chicken Spl biryani 5- Chicken masala 6- Butter Naan for sweet lovers: 1- Lassi is a must drink to try. Thick and creamy. Also you can try the Chas (buttermilk), Solkadi - Very popular drink in Maharashtra side (specially costal regions) this helps in keeping you stomach calm and also helps in acidity and heat problems.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Siddharth Latkar, Owner at Hotel Opal
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Respected Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to dine in Opal & for your valuable review on TripAdvisor ! We are pleased that you have appreciated our typical Kolhapuri Food delicacies and have admired Opal. We feel glad that you liked our restaurant. Its a great compliment for our entire team @ Opal, which makes us feel very proud ! Our team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us. Since beginning in November 1968, Opal has been offering typical Kolhapuri Food to the satisfaction of all our esteemed patrons who regularly visit Kolhapur for the past 53 years. We are grateful to all our patrons in our successful journey of 53 years of service. We always strive to offer the best of our food & service, which most of the visitors do appreciate. "Hospitality with Simplicity" is what we try to follow as our motto. Your review is a result of the whole hearted contribution & hard work put in by Team Opal since it's beginning. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our food & service to all our esteemed guests who visit us with their family & friends. Once again thanking you & assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another memorable foodie treat here ! With Best Regards,
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Bobby Gadadhar wrote a review Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India234 contributions130 helpful votes
Renovated room was neat and spacious, but service levels need to improve big time especially in the restaurant. Food is the most talked about in Opal, but we found it just ordinary during dinner and the attitude of the waiters added to the bad taste. Breakfast was no different with very limited choice and with squash and jams carrying the taste of food essence, coloring agents and food additives from 1964. Leave out the restaurant, it is conveniently located with basement parking and reasonably priced
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Siddharth Latkar, Owner at Hotel Opal
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Dear Guest, We have noted your encouraging 3 star review for our hotel. Thank you so much for appreciating our new rooms & overall cleanliness. But it seems that you were disappointed with some food items & service during your recent visit. We humbly apologise for any shortcomings from our side in meeting your high expectations & regret any inconvenience caused to you. At the same time, we gently disagree with your comments about our breakfast & food quality as mentioned in the review. However, you may share your valuable observations & suggestions for betterment of our food & service on 'admin@hotelopal.co.in'. We will definitely strive to improve ourselves in terms of food & service. With best regards,
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Bohemian wrote a review Feb 2022
Mumbai, India63 contributions6 helpful votes
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The Hotel has just opened up its new building in Dec 2021 and hence neat and clean.The Front desk and the Service is prompt and polite. Very helpful and friendly helpdesk who explains the options available for rooms as well as the billing is smooth The rooms are nice and clean and with good lighting and ventilation alongwith lot of storage option.The flip side was the bucket and the stool which was old and could have been reaplced Kettlle and tea coffee are complimentary alongwith 3 litres of packaged drinking water per day The flip side is the restaurant.The complimentary breakfast was okay with options like Misal,Mango juice (too much concentrated),Bread Butter and Jam,Sheera and Tea / Coffee For lunch we ordered different varieties of Thalis Chicken Masala Thali,Chicken Fry Thali,Mutton Masala Thali,Mutton Fry Thali this includes large bowl of Taambda and Paandhra rassa. The food was average and the taste has certainly been compromised post Covid.Not as delicious as it was in pre-covid days Do not order Solkadi as it doesnt match the ones we get in Kokan with lots of coconut in it.Overall I would recommend giving nearby Dehati restaurant a try which has emerged as one of the top ones in Kolhapur for Non veg food
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Non AC deluxe room would also be sufficient for those on short weekend trip as room is spacious....
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Response from Siddharth Latkar, Owner at Hotel Opal
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Respected Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay in our hotel and for your encouraging review on Trip Advisor ! We are pleased that you have appreciated and admired our hotel as "Good Hotel for Family Stay". It's a great compliment for us which makes our entire team feel proud ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us ! We feel delighted that you liked your stay in our new rooms along with our guest friendly staff service. Since beginning in November 1968, Opal has been a home to many patrons like your good self, who regularly stay with us when in Kolhapur. We always strive to offer the best of our services and facilities at a reasonable and affordable cost which most of the visitors appreciate positively. Hospitality with Simplicity is what we try to follow as a motto. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of staff members, who put in a lot of effort to make the guests' stay nice and comfortable. However, we have also noted your review about our Non Veg thalis. Seems that you were slightly disappointed / dissatisfied with our food items for not meeting your taste expectations. We humbly regret & apologise for any shortfalls from our side. You may share your valuable suggestions on admin@hotelopal.co.in for the betterment of our food. We will definitely strive to make improvements in future. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our services to all our esteemed guests. Once again thanking you and assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another pleasant stay here ! With best regards.
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Niyati Hede wrote a review Dec 2021
Goa, India3 contributions
I have few tips to share about my experience at hotel Opal new premises. The new AC room on 4th floor is excellent. #24/7 hot water available (tip: there is some connection with exhaust fan button and internally fixed geyser. So switch on exhaust fan button, wait for 5-10 mins and then turn knob towards left (hot). You need to keep the water flow at minimum to get very hot water). #Kettle available in the room which was quite a relief to have hot water/tea/coffee to drink 24/7. #FreeWifi available #Lift available #Dining is excellent as before located at same premises as earlier #Need to press toilet door lock from outside to release the side lock to close the door.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Dec 2021
Respected Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay in our hotel and for your valuable review on Trip Advisor ! We are pleased that you have appreciated and admired our hotel for offering "Excellent Stay" in our hotel's new premises. It's a great compliment for us which makes our entire team feel proud ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us ! We feel delighted that you liked your stay in our hotel, guest friendly staff service & delicious food. Since beginning in November 1968, Opal has been a home to many patrons like your good self, who regularly visit us when in Kolhapur. We always strive to offer the best of our services and facilities at a reasonable and affordable cost which most of the visitors appreciate positively. Hospitality with Simplicity is what we try to follow as a motto. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of staff members, who put in a lot of effort to make the guests' stay nice and comfortable. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our services to all our esteemed guests. Once again thanking you and assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another pleasant stay here ! With best regards.
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Saurabh Sawant wrote a review Dec 2019
Mumbai, India25 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel Opal was suggested to me by one of my cousins.. who is a frequent traveler. We were on our way to konkan via kolhapur.. where we decided halt for lunch. Hotel Opal is famous for it's local cuisine specially non vegetarian dishes. But at the same time, you will get quality vegetarian food also. So we had ordered Mutton masala and Chicken fry along with famous Tamda and pandhra rassa. One of the highlight of the restaurant was.. they serve you nonstop dahi kanda which is unique. Being one of famous restaurants of kolhapur.. Service had to be prompt along with quality. And as expected everything was just on point. We also had dal khichdi which was also delicious which made us thinking of coming back here again. So we came back again while we were returning back from konkan. So all n all with all due respect to other restaurants .. Hotel Opal .. is your only go to restaurant if you are traveling via kolhapur and also for the residents.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Respected Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to dine in Opal enroute your travel to Konkan & also for your elaborate review on Trip Advisor ! We are really very grateful to you for that. We are pleased that you have appreciated our Veg & Non Veg Food and our quick service with top 4 STAR rating. We feel delighted that you liked our hotel's location, typical Kolhapuri Cuisine, guest friendly service & have admired Opal as a "Perfect Hotel For Lunch & Dinner" ! It's indeed a great compliment for all of us @ Opal ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us. Since beginning in November 1968, Opal has been a stop over place enroute to Goa or Kokan & vice versa, for all foodie patrons like your good self, who regularly halt here to savour our typical food delicacies. For the past 51 years, we always strive to offer the best of our food & service at reasonable prices which most of the visitors appreciate positively. "Hospitality with Simplicity" is what we try to follow as a motto ! We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of staff members, who ensure that the guests' feel comfortable here & enjoy our food to contentment. The real credit for this review goes to our entire team, without which Opal would not have achieved so much name & fame. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our food & service to all our esteemed patrons who visit us along with family & friends. Once again thanking you & assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another pleasant experience & a memorable foodie treat here ! With Best Regards,
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591dileepn wrote a review Nov 2018
Salcette, India214 contributions15 helpful votes
Opal in Kolhapur is one of the best for Kolhapuri mutton and it’s various preparations. The traditional food has been its main forte for past four decades now. This time we tested same old dishes Mutton fry , mutton Suka , mutton lonche pickle, mutton Kolhapuri and many more. The Lal Russa and Pandora Russa has been same all these thirty years or so. Bhakari with these dishes tastes best. Glad the taste has remained unchanged all these years.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Nov 2018
Respected Guest, We are thankful to you for your valuable review about Opal on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you have appreciated Opal as "One of the Best for Kolhapuri Mutton & its's Various Preparations" with top 4 Star rating. It's a great compliment for us which makes our entire team feel proud ! We feel delighted that you enjoy to savour our typical Kolhapuri specialities like Kolhapuri Mutton, Tambada Rassa & Pandhara Rassa since long. Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us ! Opal is one of the oldest restaurants in Kolhapur, which is presently in its 50th year of service offering typical Kolhapuri Non Veg Food delicacies along with typical Maharashtrian Veg Food. Since our beginning in 1968, we have been blessed with many patrons like your good self, who always visit Opal whenever they get a chance to. In fact, all this credit goes to the entire team of employees at Opal, who put in a lot of effort to make our esteemed guests enjoy food & feel comfortable here. We continuously strive to offer our best food & services at very reasonable rates keeping in mind our tagline "Hospitality with Simplicity". Your valuable review is an encouragement for our team to keep going with the same zeal in future & also keep offering our best at all times to all our esteemed guests ! Thanking you once again & assuring our best food & services, we welcome you to our hotel again for another memorable foodie treat ! With Best Regards,
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Yagnesh wrote a review Nov 2017
Pune, India435 contributions276 helpful votes
I tried special thali. It was avg experience. Not sure what they added in food. After meal, lot of gas & trouble to all 4 members who had meal there. Not sure why. But not good experience. The best part it remain open till 4.00 PM for the lunch.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Responded 8 Nov 2017
Respected Guest, We have noted your review on Trip Advisor about your recent visit to our hotel. First & foremost, we humbly regret & apologise for any inconvenience felt by you & your family members after your visit to our hotel recently. We do understand your genuine concern for health & agree that this should not have happened at all. Hope you all got alright thereafter immediately. It seems that you noticed some discomfort after leaving from here & were not certain as to why it happened. There's a possibility that it might have happened due to somethings you might have eaten prior to or even after visiting our hotel. But those might have gone unnoticed due to oversight. Since our beginning in 1968, most of our preparations; both Veg & Non Veg are prepared in bulk & the same are then served as required in various portions to all our esteemed guests. As such, we assure that you were also served the same food that was being served to all other guests. Please be rest assured that, we do not use any ingredients which are detrimental to the health of our valuable guests. We value our guests as they are the back-bone of our hotel industry. Otherwise, we would not have sustained for 50 long years in this competitive world. More so ever in such instances our guests would not have acclaimed or appreciated our food as is evident from their good reviews about our hotel. We assure you that we do take enough care & precautions related to our food items getting served in our hotel. Assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service & look forward to welcome you again ! With Best Regards,
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Madhav B Jambhekar wrote a review Jun 2017
Thane, India64 contributions5 helpful votes
This property is under renovation the management has displayed a board outside. The mobile connectivity is not perfect the wi fi by hotel has limited connectivity in certain areas only. Food quality is still good Stay okay with the price paid
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 26 Jun 2017
Respected Guest, We are very much thankful for your valuable review about our hotel's food. We do appreciate the fact that you have liked this hotel & have rated us with 3 star rating. We humbly acknowledge your appreciation. However, we humbly regret the inconvenience caused to you due to the on going construction work activity in the hotel premises. We try to ensure our normal operations as far as possible. We assure you that we will take enough care so as not to cause any inconvenience to the hotel guests. We solicit kind co-operation & valuable support from all the guests in our endeavour to provide better facilities & services in the future. Assuring you our best at all times, we remain at your service & look forward to welcome you again !
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Kuldeep K wrote a review Jun 2017
27 contributions4 helpful votes
I have been there in the last weekend with my family to enjoy Non veg food especially Mutton. High expectations converted into totally mood off due to served Mutton was not fresh.. I have been asked to captain and he said we are preparing mutton at 11 am then we are keeping in refrigerator and as per need we are using it. My question was if you are using that mutton what else if it is not prepared today and he didn't have satisfactory answer. Just want to tell you opal management's the foodie like us get to know about food and try to accept mistake instead of lying and try to avoid customer satisfaction.. The waiter approx. Age 50+ unneccesarily trying to force to take new dishesh even notified about food. Then he took another trial dish for us and that mutton was good when I said this mutton seems to be fresh but not earlier dishesh then management said again second jhoot like all mutton is same... Please make sure if you know the mutton quality after taste immediately notify to management and not to order any new one as they are not ready to satisfied customer and just trying to make fool. :( Even it was my third visit I am rating opal low.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Jun 2017
Respected Guest, We have noted your review / feedback for our hotel. We value & acknowledge your suggestion that the mutton used for Kolhapuri dishes should always be fresh. We definitely agree with that. We believe that its your liking for Opal that has made you pen down some suggestions to us. We humbly regret & tender our apology for any inconvenience or dissatisfaction caused to you during your recent visit to Opal. It seems that you were either disappointed with some particular mutton dish preparation or with one of our staff members for not serving you as expected. Sir, let me assure you that, we always order & use fresh mutton everyday. Yet we will definitely look into whatever is best possible, since we always try to offer our best services at all times. Best Regards,
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$32 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Opal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Opal?
Nearby attractions include Radhanagari Dam (0.06 km), Kawla Naka (0.9 km), and Little Monkeys (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Opal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Opal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Opal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Opal?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Opal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barbeque Nation, Moon Tree Cafe, and Dehaati.
Does Hotel Opal have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Opal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Opal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Opal offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Opal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Opal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maharaja's Palace (2.6 km) and Teen Darwaza (3.1 km).