We wanted to do holy visit to the ganapatipule temple in Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri. As we had planned only for 2 days and that too at the end of March, we decided to book the hotel in advance. We had heard of the MTDC resort which we thought would be the ideal place. There were deluxe rooms, superior room , Konkan rooms and Cottage rooms to choose from.
The booking of this resort is a bit difficlut as you cannot book this from their website. You may have to either go to thier office at any of the locations or contact their authorised booking partners. We booked the cottage for two days. The resort is around 35 kms from Ratnagiri station. The location of the resort is perfect as it is 2 mins walk from the beach and the temple. It is good if you have senior citizens with you as the temple visit is just a walk away.
The cottages that we booked are situated at the end of the resort - around 5 mins walk inside the resort. The cottage had a bed for two people a bathroom toilet attached and a hall with chairs. The ground floor cottage room has a garden with shade and garden chairs , while the cottage room on the first floor which was used by other guests had a terrace . The cottages had a beautiful view of the beach. At night you can hear the sound of the breeze and the large waves of the sea which was a great experience. The temple visit was also refreshing for the soul. There are stairs near the cottage which take you directly to the beach and acts as a private access. The rate of the cottage for 2 people is around 2800 for two people which is really worth it and if you have additional people then there is an extra charge of Rs. 250 per person for the mattresses that they provide.
Please note that is not like a luxury resort but it was neatly maintained. Except for tea/coffee there is no in house room service or dining. The check-in is strictly at 10.30 am and you have to check out latest by 9.30 am the next day. Please note that they do not accept credit or debit cards at the resort . There is a restaurant in the resort but is too crowded and the service takes a hell lot of time. Eating in another hotel around the resort would be a better option.
The resort also has water sports during a certain part of the season. it is better to check the same with the resort while booking. I would not suggest the Konkan rooms as they are around 1 km inside the resort and are not that worth.
So if you are planning to visit ganapatipule you may stay at the resort and se if you have the same experience too.
- Also Known As:
- Mtdc Beach Resort Ganapatipule Hotel Ganpatipule
- MTDC Beach Resort Ganapatipule Ganpatipule, Maharashtra