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Reviewed 2 October 2021

In the rains, the views are just awesome and to add to that, the food, service and room were great. Very clean everywhere and friendly staff. Place to stay,
We were around 10 people and had a great weekend.
Only negative is that there is WiFi in designated areas, not in the bedrooms.

Room tip: All rooms have an amazing view
Date of stay: July 2021
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1  Thank sahibbibi
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Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Breakfast is very delicious
Special thanks to pradip chef .he serves us very tasty breakfast
All members of my family very happy with the food serve by pradip bhai

Thankyou Pradipbhai for serving the food

Guys this place is must recommend for food lovers
And super views

Room tip: Meet to pradipbhai
Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Dhavalvpatel
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Reviewed 2 February 2021

One of the best room with a view they have. also Clean and spacious room, good food and peaceful. Helpful and good hospitality they give... In lavasa nothing much u have to do so better you can plan to take a good room with nice view. I feel they have littel over price room but what else you do in lavasa!

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank nehajain29
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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

A quaint hilltop retreat, overlooking a reservoir .Great views , lovely weather- perfect for A real solitude experience. Ideal location for Puneites > Great food , The chefs & Support staff are very well trained & experienced. The preparations are delicious and service is always with a SMILE . Overall in Difficult Covid times a well managed operation - one must also visit & enjoy the water sports area nearby .

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
1  Thank 1vikas2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2021

(1) ABOUT EKAANT - As the name suggests, it is a secluded place situated on a hillock overlooking Varasgaon Backwaters and Dasve Dam. Its inside the Lavasa Gate but away from the waterfront area down below. While Lavasa may have become ghost town now, the Ekaant Retreat is still maintained well. It was a guesthouse for Lavasa and later converted to a retreat since 2004. There are total 20 Rooms on 2 floors with no lift. On Ground floor, there are 8 Standard Rooms with a sit out while top floor has 12 executive rooms with a balcony shared between 2 rooms (no partition though). On-premise restaurant “Vyanjan” located at a vantage point with views of backwaters and serves some lip-smacking dishes. Don’t miss to watch the Sunset from the restaurant deck Or from your room balcony. Other amenities includes ample Car parking, manmade nature trail, Game Room with TT and Carom, area to play football, badminton etc. There is a Kids play area as well with swings and slides. Additional activities like Star Gazing and Bon fire should also be added.

(2) TRAVEL - The road till Lavasa is all-weather road and a bliss to drive. You need to cross 2 ghat sections, one before Mutha village and one before Lavasa. You also cross the Temghar Dam enroute and the sight of backwaters was just breathtaking. At the Lavasa Gate, Security will stop you. If you are a day tripper, you need to pay Rs. 500 per vehicle as “Entry Fee”.

(3) BEST TIME TO VISIT - Recommended to visit between Aug – Mar for backwater views. Weekdays are best to avoid weekend crowd.

(4) CHECK-IN & ROOMS - Check In starts at 2 PM (Or before subject to room availability) and it was smooth. All COVID19 related protocols were followed like Temperature checks, Sanitizers, masks etc. We were allocated Executive Room # 10. It was corner room and had beautiful views of the backwaters and Lavasa town below. For better views and privacy, I recommend executive rooms 5 – 10 Or standard Rooms 1 – 4 which are closer to reception block. Despite 20 yrs old property, Room are well maintained with clean linen, King Bed and amenities like AC, Geyser for 24 hrs hot water, Minibar, 40+ inch TV etc.

(5) FOOD - Food has been their USP however, post lockdown the staff strength at the restaurant seem to have reduced. Lunch was good and we ordered regular Punjabi dishes. Dinner was disappointing may be due to staff was all stressed up by then. We had ordered Chinese and Crispy Veg was the worst we ever had anywhere. Hakka Noodles were good though. Best part was the breakfast buffet. Chef Pradeep Bali was personally looking after all the guests that morning. The spread was decent yet delicious with dishes like Chole Bhature, Medu Vada Sambaar, Sabudana Khichadi, Live Dosa / Uthappam counter, Eggs made to order and regular continental breakfast items. The restaurant also has a bar. If you are a day tripper, you can still visit their restaurant.

(6) ACTIVITIES - The place is for to relax, unwinds and to spend quality time with your family. There are plenty of play options on-premise to keep you and your little ones engaged. TV has Tata Sky with good channel selection. Most important is Lavasa nature trail which starts from the Ekaant Retreat itself and goes uphill. Although it is not maintained but still worth to visit. Do carry some Parle-G biscuits to feed the fishes in the small manmade pond enroute the trail. Also do go till top of the hill for magnificent views of the backwaters and valley. There are couple of viewpoints though not in its best shape. Recommended to visit this trail between 7-9 am Or between 4 – 6 pm. You can also travel down to Lavasa Waterfront and enjoy water sports. There is also a X-Thrill Adventure academy with activities like ATV rides, Zip line, Paintball etc.

We checked out at 12 PM on Sunday and that actually gave us time to spend almost entire weekend and explore different places. It was refreshing trip for all of us. A Big Thank You to ‘Team Ekaant’!

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
3  Thank 941harshalg
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