We planned a team outing with around 45 folks here (31st Oct 2012). Unfortunately it was raining almost whole day due to the storm and we were in dilemma if we should postpone it. However, we finally decided that getting time from all folks and planning again would be more difficult, so we continued with our plan. The resort is located around 30Km from central Bangalore and the road is pretty ok. We started around 2 pm in the afternoon and despite rains could manage to reach the resort in an hour. The place looks pretty decent and wore a very green look, possibly due to rains. The lobby is simple but inviting. We went to have a look around the place and the cricket ground, tennis lawn are good. Despite the rains, we decided to play cricket. You need to take your own cricket ball or you can purchase from the resort. Same holds true for tennis/TT balls. We played a game of cricket for an hour and then the rain increased, so we had to stop. The pool was well maintained and clean. As it was pretty cold, not many folks entered the pool. You need to get your own towels or will be charged 50/- per towel. The person escorting our trip was very helpful and ensured that all things get taken care of. On the other hand, they gave us privacy by not disturbing us repeatedly and we continued with our fun activities. The best thing I liked about this place was the greenery, it had lots of trees, lawns, bamboo walk, kitchen garden etc. We could not explore the place much because it was raining full time. We had evening snacks in Gazooba, an open (covered from top) gathering place (ideal for campfire), while we played dumb charades. Tea/Coffee and snacks were served hot and were good. Around 7pm, we entered the discotheque, which is adjoining the bar. The only bad thing that I found was the sound system here, it needs replacement for sure. The sound was breaking and looked like noise instead of music! However, we still continued to enjoy as that is what we have come so far for! with whatever music being played. Dinner was good, not too many items in no. but food was delicious. Staff was polite and helpful. Overall we had a very pleasant experience here and everyone had a good time. Most of us liked the place too. We got a half day package deal at good rates and I would suggest to negotiate with them on deals and get all information upfront to avoid late surprises. The Sales people are accommodating and helpful. Another thing that I would like to mention, I read a couple of reviews about this place and brought all the concerns like cleanliness etc which some folks have mentioned to the concern of the management upfront and told them clearly that I do not want any of these to be repeated. Too my satisfaction, everything was well taken care, which I feel definitely is a positive. As I said earlier, good for team outing events. However, for family stays and all, make sure you get all details right and go with correct expectations.
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