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“Best views and undoubtedly good value for money, but Poorly maintained”

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MTDC Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar
Ranked #16 of 51 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Mumbai
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
“Best views and undoubtedly good value for money, but Poorly maintained”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

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..

Restaurant :
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.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

This place has lost its value as they haven't been able to maintain the brand. Previously there were very few resorts in Mahableshwar and MTDC would take the lead but now as competition has increased, they care less to maintain their brand, I went here ten years ago and it was a remember able experience but not this time, the place has only got pathetic.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Stayed at MTDC Mahabaleshwar resort last month with friends. The rooms were very poorly maintained. Cleanliness of rooms, beds, bathroom/toilet was pathetic. Towels provided were smelly. Beds provided were metal cots that made squeaky noises whenever one turned from one side to other while sleeping.

The breakfast at the restaurant was good. However, lunch and dinner was average.

Would not stay there with family.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We had stayed here for 3 nights and the stay went as wonderful as it could be. Though after check-in I found that the AC in the room was not working. When complained at the reception they transfered me to an upgraded room in no time. we enjoyed at the resort for most of the time and finally was a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We visited this resort in February. That was a perfect climate and perfect time to enjoy strawberries too..!! The resort is quite clean and is accessible. the road to Mahabaleshwar is hilly and this resort has got good location..the food quality was good...and the staff was helpful too...

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about MTDC Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar

Property: MTDC Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar
Address: Taluka Mahabaleshwar, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Mahabaleshwar
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
Price range (per night): ₹ 600 - ₹ 3,600
Number of rooms: 120
Also Known As:
Mtdc Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar Hotel Mahabaleshwar

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