Top 10 Best Resorts in Lonavala
Resorts in Lonavala are the best weekend getaways for the typical Mumbaiker who craves for a vacation on the go. By any standards, the hill station doesn’t possess either the weather or amazing tourist spots worth the visit. Most properties have amenities like water rides and games to keep the guests occupied. Due to its proximity to Mumbai, many resorts with world-class amenities have sprung up in Khandala-Lonavala stretch and thriving with very high occupancy.
Food is also given very high importance both in taste and variety. Aamby Valley is definitely an alternative for Lonavala resorts which only the super rich can afford. Monsoon is considered the best time to visit Lonavala, however the water games in many properties can offer fun and thrill for kids during summer holidays. We created a list of top 10 best resorts in lonavala READ THIS LIST ONE BY ONE FROM NUMBER 10
Piccadle boasts as a boutique resort with attractive room rates and amenities that enrich the vacation experience. The centrally located swimming pool is a plus. In addition, the water rides not found elsewhere provides a reason for families to choose the place. It has a lounge bar, pool side restaurant (very few tables) and a games room with snooker and table tennis. Piccadle even has a saloon, but the luxury part is somehow missing given the new definition of luxury re-written by many international hotel chains in India.
Treasure Island has amazing pool side villas which offer privacy and hence suitable for honeymoon couples. Cloud9 is yet another place with average service and facilities. Under the Over is a Sterling Holiday property. The staff are very professional and courteous.Car parking is very small though valet parking is available
Fariyas is a large property with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor water park with slides. Fariyas is the first choice for weddings and social gatherings in Lonavala. The Spa and Saloon are definitely amenities worth considering but they don’t have any recreational value as mentioned in Fariyas web portal. The evenings are especially special for vacationers and the good spread in dinner buffet adds to the satisfaction. Fariyas along with Dukes retreat are rated among the best in Tripadvisor reviews.
The Upper deck stands on a cliff. Cleverly constructed with open-to-sky space pushed to the edge of the cliff, it provides opportunity for all guests to enjoy the beautiful views of the misty valley. On a sunny day, a dip in the pool is really refreshing with cool breeze sweeping away your stress after the bath. The Mahan is very different in many aspects from the rest. The eco-friendly resort gives the look and feel of a jungle hut. Completely built with wood including the walls, ceiling and flooring, it is very good in the winter. The sit outs (balconies) are very close to the forest with trees and greenery all around. Lying lazy in the hammocks makes you feel one with nature.
Dukes retreat in Khandala is plush with modern amenities. The super size pool, spa, large rooms and a dining hall by the pool creates an atmosphere ideal for a fun filed holiday. Room dining is delivered with great care. The open tea lounge, Panoramic café, High Point bar and Duchess restaurant provide the much needed variety to please the high expectations of the Mumbaikar.
Rhythm is a luxury resort with unmatched service and amenities tailored for the rich and the famous. A weekend spent in Rhythm could cost upwards of Rs. 25000 for a family. Della Adventure Park markets itself as India’s largest adventure park. The primary advantage comes from its excellent infrastructure in terms of clean large rooms, beautifully designed halls and a mini golf too. It also opens its doors for day picnic which is a cheaper option for team outings along with lunch.
Hotel Sapphire is the cheapest and decent option with room tariff starting at Rs. 2000. Avion Holiday resort has mixed reviews in Tripadvisor citing the maintenance and staff which is true to some extent. However, the place is quite charming for the price. If you are in large groups, you can demand better service with some help from the management. Lagoona resort derives its name from the lagoon in the premises which offers pedal boats for in house guests.
Lagoona is surrounded by forest clad hills on two sides enriching the experience which otherwise lacks in entertainment activities making it ideal only for honeymoon and young couples. Many resorts in Khandala and Lonavala offer day packages for team outing and family picnics along with lunch and usage of swimming pool.
Kumar resort is a complete holiday destination in itself. Facilities like discotheque, Tandav Lounge bar and a water park make it a preferred choice. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) resort and water sports complex is the best budget resort in Lonavala. Comparable to a 3 star hotel, MTDC Karla has surprisingly clean rooms given the poor outlook. Recreational activities abound in the nearby water sports complex at affordable rates. MTDC is a cheaper option with ample amenities and large space.