We stayed at the resort between 28th to 30th of July. Its about 45 minutes drive once you turn off the expressway at Lonavala on the Amby Valley Road. Getting there was not a problem since it is on the main road.
Once in, we checked in quickly, however we were asked to pay the total amount upfront which was a bit strange. We had opted for the Deluxe Hill Top Cottage. The room was quite cramped and the furniture was very dated. Also, the room was not brightly lit and that sort of added to the gloom since it was pouring outside all the time. The cleanliness of the rooms left a lot to be desired. The bathrooms were also not upto scratch.
The rooms have gas geysers which make a unique rattling sound which can be quite scary if one isnt used to a gas geyser.
The resort offers an all inclusive package with B/F, Lunch, Dinner and evening snacks included. Morning tea is served but only if you ask for it..we had to catch hold of one of the staff to bring us tea. The intercom in our room was not functional so there was no way we could order room service.
The resort has a common dining area. While the food was good overall but it started getting monotonous after only a couple of meals. Since the resort is secluded, one doesnt have any other options either.
The biggest plus was that the resort is truly in the clouds and the best times are spent walking around the property or enjoying the weather from the sit outs.
The resort is primarily frequented by Gujratis from Mumbai thus the food is catered for their palate. The resort suddenly became deserted on Sunday evening with not a soul to be seen outside. This is surprising since the resort claims that they do not take a single day booking on weekends!!
Pros - Location, weather in the monsoon season
Cons - Cramped, damp and unclean rooms, No room service,
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- Also Known As:
- Cloud 9 Hills Resort Lonavala