We stayed in Cottage room at MTDC resort during January-2012 with Family (2 Adults and 2 Child).
Booking Experience :
Did on-line booking through "www.maharashtratourism.gov.in", date-wise Tariff, vacancy details were available on-line. Booking was smooth, printed the web booking confirmation.
Reaching experience :
Reached at 11:00 AM, very easy access, about 2 kms from the main marketplace (bus stand). Property is located in a lush green area surrounded by forest and its a huge property, near to Bombay Point and polo ground. It was Perfect climate, cool weather around 10 degree and perfect time to enjoy strawberries too..!!
Check-In Experience :
The resort was quite clean, at reception (next to main gate), presented the Web Booking Confirmation, took 5 minutes to complete the formalities, paid Rs. 200 refundable deposit and Rs248 as a Tax in cash (no refund no receipts). Staff was helpful.
Cottage experience :
Reached the Krishna Cottage allocated to us, looks like big old bungalow with Parking in front side, Big terrace on back side . Monkey troops playing in the cottage campus.
Room was large with 3 beds, 2 Sofa, 1 central Table with 24inch LCD TV, having all channels. Mosquito repealar with two new mats. Next room was utility room with Water filter and connected with new constructed big size Bathroom having Hot and cold water. Its more like a decent sized house.
Overall, the room was very poorly maintained, like crack in wall paint, Cleanliness of rooms, beds, bathroom/toilet was just OK but an overall air of shabbiness prevails. Towels provided were clean. OK room for 2,200 Rs a day.
Quick Walk around :
One restaurant in the campus offering North Indian and Maharastrian menu, Ayurvedic centre offering ayurvedic spa massages, Hanuman Temple. The old Governors residence is at the upper end of the MTDC grounds having fantastic view of the mountain ranges.
Observed many renovation work going on in some of the rooms to improve the room conditions. My findings:
1. Economy rooms - Great value for the price.The rooms were okay with slightly jaded paint and furniture. Bathrooms were Newly refurbished
2. Standard rooms - Same as economy rooms, better location though. Newly painted.
3. Cottage - We stayed here .details above, having room service facility..
Dinner served was tasty, breakfast was good. not tried the lunch.
Overall, MTDC Mahabaleshwar has the best views and undoubtedly good value for money, decent experience, will stay again with family.
- Also Known As:
- Mtdc Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar Hotel Mahabaleshwar