We were @ lavasa on 12th May for a weekend break. Its a well maintained hill station. Though a very small portion is now operational. We had a booked a night @ waterfront shaw. Its a good apartment housing option in lavasa. Location wise it is well placed bang on the lavasa promenade. The view from the room is not that great. Infact I found only Ekaant to have the best view (But its far off from the town center, which is the hub of lavasa).
Our room was a spacious 1BHK and it was fully airconditioned. If you have an option go for the higher floors and yes definitely go for the promenade views. There is a canal in front of the promenade which was dry when we had visited. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Room service is quick and they have a bunch of enthusiastic staff (full marks for tht ).
The breakfast buffet (complimentary with the stay) is served at The American All Diner restaurant. The spread was good, had nice mix of Indian and continental options. My mom relished the Indian fare and where as my daughter enjoyed the eggs.
You have multiple dining & snacks options on the promenade. We decided to try out Chor bizarre. Food was excellent and ambience was perfect. I hear good things about their outlet in Delhi, I guess this was near it. It’s a bit expensive. The sharabi kababi tikka masala was divine. Chicken was perfectly grilled and USP was the gravy. BTW waterfront shaw room service has options to order from most of the restaurants from the promenade.
Apart from getting bikes from the reception, they really don’t have any other activities in the shaw. But then you have options around (X-Thrill, boating and yes you get complimentary entry to the Lavasa club).
All in all its a nice place for a weekend. There is nothing wow about the place. But still you wont complain as whatever they provide, you can experience professionalism.
Few unexpected gestures. (Added brownie points)
• You will find your car washed and a pamphlet saying its done so. Nice.
• The Reception gave us 2 bottles of water for the journey back. Sweet.
• Staff offered us bikes for morning trails. Nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa designed on the famous Portofino style of architecture is located on the amazing promenade of Lake Dasve, nestled between Lake Warasgaon and the picturesque mountain ranges of Lavasa. A boutique all suites full serviced apartment offering a choice of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that can comfortably host a family, the hotel also operates ten branded F&B outlets on its sprawling promenade which include The All American Diner - serving hearty American meals through the day; Chor Bizarre - Fine Dining Indian Cuisine; Orient 8 - South East Asian Cuisine; Past Times - English Pub; Granma's Homemade - Bakery; Pizzavala - serves homemade Pizzas; Tabakh - Lebanese Cuisine; Tikka Town - Indian fast food; Cafe Promenade - Multi Cuisine Al Fresco dining in fair weather; Chaat Waat - Indian street food; Twisteez - a unique QSR fried potato snack on a stick. All rooms are fully furnished with air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bath. Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, Tea/Coffee Maker and supplies, crockery. Cable TV and Free Wi-Fi Internet in rooms/ Free In-room entertainment (movies and games on demand). Full security - Electronic door locks, Room Safes, Writing Tables Plus *Toiletry set, *weighing scale, *hair dryer. Daily needs - Daily Newspaper/ Daily Car Wash/ Free Ice. Resident guests are pampered and spoilt for choice, whether it is free delivery of newspapers, ice or freshly baked bread to all rooms, daily complimentary car wash, free cycles and games consoles for kids, a pet friendly hotel that gently bids you goodbye with a memento of a personal photograph along with a rare bloom of the indigenous Karvi plant besides packaged drinking water to thoughtfully take care of your return journey, we work hard to make each visit of yours a memorable experience. The Waterfront Shaw also boasts of being the only resort in the country that offers Free Hollywood Movies on Demand through its state of the art Walt Disney acquired MovieBeam service. An RCI affiliated and award winning Platinum resort, The Waterfront Shaw also manages The Dasvino Town & Country Club which includes: The Karvi Spa & Salon, Swimming Pool, Nautilius Gym, Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Snooker & Games Rooms, Card Room, Kid's Play Area, Amphitheater, Conference Rooms besides Oriental Octopus - Fine Dining South East Asian Cuisine; Dance Vino - Bar & Lounge; The Deck - Multi cuisine All Day Dining; Lounge & Tea Room By The Lake. Needless to mention, entry to the club for its guests is complimentary as well as use of the swimming pool that overlooks the lake Dasve and the Nautilus gym. Special discounts and privileges are also extended for partaking other services at the attached club In April 2013 The Waterfront Shaw became India's first hotel to earn the "Certified Guest Service Property" title awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI). To earn the title, all front-line employees completed EI's Guest Service Gold Training program and successfully passed the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) exam. Trip advisor has recognized the property with its Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years 2012 - 2013 - 2014. The property consistently receives praise for its guest service, which is amply demonstrated through its Top Rating amongst all hotels in Lavasa Some of the other awards won by The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa are; - RCI Platinum Award 2014, Best Timeshare Resort, Mid Category, Mumbai Region - Make My Trip Platinum Pick Year 2013 For Stellar Performance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa Hotel Lavasa