“Very good place to spend a day .. great food”
Went to Leonia for a day-out with family .. chose a Monday to avoid the crowds .. so took a day off from work .. kids had their vacation anyway
Nice drive .. especially because it was reverse the direction of the commuters .. so even though we a bit late to start .. only by about 8-30 / 9 AM .. we had a nice hassle-free drive through the city .. and then a great time on the state highway to reach
The resort was quite nice.. the water facilities good .. as were the deck chairs with shades along the side of the free form pool .. though on a crowded day the number of chairs AND the crowding in the pool could be question marks
The artificial surf .. the waverider .. is actually nice .. and offers a quite unique experience .. when you first hear that the duration of the stint on this is for say 5 / 10 minutes you feel a bit unhappy .. we are fundamentally not geared to pay multi-hundred for such short durations .. but when the surf starts you realize that the time is quite well measured for optimal enjoyment
The expertise of the guide is just WOW .. as is his care for the visitors
The other "water" based game that is very nice is the one where you catapult water balloons at each other .. GOOD fun
The slide and the rain shower are usual .. not really any different from the ones elsewhere in other such parks
Once you work up a good apetite .. change and go over for lunch
We opted for a-la-carte ... even though there is a buffet option right at the water sports centre .. so that one does not need to change back from the swimwear .. very convenient .. but we did not want to stuff ourselves and had opted out
The food is JUST OUTSTANDING .. we had Indian / Mughlai .. there was a fabulous complimentary Greek Salad served before the food arrived .. it correctly provided the early signals of an extremely competent chef on the premises
Simple food ordered .. daal, chicken, mutton, roti / naan .. but, wow, were they special !!
We had opted for a-la-carte to avoid over-eating .. but the food literally transported me the glutton into a trance-like state of stupor after the meal .. even though the kids changed back and went back into the pool I simply vegetated and ruminated for the rest of the afternoon :-)
Finally, do account for a very hot sun .. and so carry appropriate cover / sun-screen / straw hat / sun-glasses in case the day of your trip dawns bright and clear
We had the advantage of a cloudy day .. even though the cover lifted later in the afternoon .. it was still rather nice .. but do bear in mind that Hyderabad sun can be very discouragingly strong any day of the year irrespective of the season
Oh, and finally, there is a person at the resort who does a fabulous pedicure for a pretty moderate price tag
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November 23, 2012
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Greetings from Leonia Holistic Destination!!!
Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your experience with us.
Your amazing account of your visit, right from the initial journey to the time spent at Leonia is quite interesting & inspiring.
We are glad to know that you found our resort nice & the water facilities good.
We are happy to learn that your stint at the Flow Rider, the first artificial surfing ridge in India, was quite enjoyable & you had good fun at Balloon wars.
Your appreciation of our Indian & Mughlai food as’ outstanding’ will be another feather in our Chef’s cap.
Your compliments for our Flow rider trainer, chef & the Foot therapist will motivate all of us to give the best service possible, in the hospitality industry.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again.
Thanks & warm regards,
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