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“Reasonable stay but pathetic restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of MTDC Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar

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MTDC Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar
Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Pune/Hyderabad
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reasonable stay but pathetic restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

MTDC resort is a government resort and hence you should not expect a very good service and standards. However, you would love this resort because of its location and area. It is spread over 40 acres with greenery and 2 kms from market. Its a place for the nature lovers who want to be away from crowded surroundings.

Standard rooms and Economy rooms are almost similar in size except that Standard rooms are well located (near children's play area).

There are two restaurants in this resort, both are managed by one company. Sonali Restaurant and PWD Restaurant. Both of them serve pathetic quality of food at high cost and rude and arrogant service. The restaurant provides delivery to the room but charges 10% extra on the bill. The delivery may even take hours sometime. Mainly the owner and manager of the restaurant is very rude and arrogant. If you have a car, it is preferred you go out for your food. For people who don't have car, there is no option than this restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Pune
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677 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,022 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Location of MTDC is really nice and rooms are very large. If you want peaceful environment and wants to go away from crowded market then this is for you.
Staff is not at all interested to maintain this resort. Traffic is quite low as compare to other resorts.
Economy room charge you INR 800/- per night and new standard room charge you INR 1000/- per night.
Good if you are on budget family trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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17 Thank priteshkulkarni
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baroda
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

MTDC is not for people who like to splurge money on expensive and luxurious amenities. Its for people who love nature and who like to keep it all simple and sweet. We stayed in a cottage room and i must say we were treated with respect.

For a couple, it is a decent place as there wont be anyone unnecessarily ogling at you. Although, in June, there is not much to see except the rains and fogs, yet you enjoy the resort and the place as a whole for its serenity.

I found the food quite tasty and reasonably priced. My cottage room was quite well-maintained (dont know abt other less priced rooms). However, as 1 reviewer observed, they are very particular about asking you to vacate. Overall, our 3 days 4 nights stay was enjoyable. MTDC resort did not make us sick.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank DEEPAKPIYU
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Mumbai, India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We (along with my spouse and Mother-in-law) stayed there for one night. We travelled by road (rented a car) from Mumbai. There are two (equally scenic) routes to reach there from Mumbai, therefore if you are travelling by roads, in my opinion try one while going and other one while returning.

Check-in at MTDC was done immediately. We have booked one special suite, which has two rooms and one bath. Surprisingly there was no wardrobe. The whole suite was very dull and shabby. I have stayed in many MTDC, but found this one the worst till date.

The restaurant is OK, we only had our lunch there, veg/non-veg dishes are available there. The taste is just OK.

What we like about the accommodation:
Only the location, it’s located away from the noisy market, and centrally located near the Sunset Point.

What we didn’t like:
From outside the cottage looked good, but the furniture and interiors were very old, shabby and dusty.
The whole suite and the beds were very dump.
Cleanliness is not up to the mark; especially the towels and bed-sheet were not in usable condition and had stain all over those, and advised to carry your own towels.
The special suites were far from the main reception and restaurant, though there was a short-cut hilly path to restaurant, but at night it’s not illumined with enough light.
There was no arrangement for Driver's accommodation, even if you are wiling to pay some extra bucks.

Also I have some tips for travelling around:
1. Going with a car is the best option; it gives you flexibility to spend time as you wish. And you can enjoy the beautiful roads while going there and returning back. You can find some at the MTDC reception.
2. Try to visit Tapola on your arriving day (if you are not very late), the view of the road and lakes are stunning.
3. February-March is the strawberry seasons, so if you are travelling in that time try to stop at any local strawberry farm (you can find on the way to Tapola). Also try strawberry ice cream (at market or at Kate’s point).
4. It is worth visiting Sunset point before sunset; it is wonderful during that time.
5. Visit Mapro’s food garden, situated near Panchgani. You will have option of ‘try before buy’.
6. You can try for some souvenir (at the market there are many shoes shops).

Room Tip: Try either Krishna Cottage or Standard room, they are close to the restaurant and looks newer (we di...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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12 Thank write2sapt
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Thane, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is a very nice hotel with large rooms and a very nice location. the resort is very near to the bus stand (15-20 min walk) and is very cheap and well maintained. the rooms are very big and nice. the food is also nice.
Overall a very nice experience at very low expenses :-)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 > 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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