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“NICE LOCATION, EXCELLENT LANDSCAPING, FRIENDLY STAFF” 5 of 5 stars
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Club Mahindra Kandaghat
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Kalka-Shimla Highway, Kandaghat 173215, India (Formerly The Destination)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kandaghat
Chennai (Madras), India
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“NICE LOCATION, EXCELLENT LANDSCAPING, FRIENDLY STAFF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Destination is a tastefully landscaped 15 acre property situated in a peaceful location,about 25km away from shimla and offers beautiful sunset and valley views. We were overwhelmed by the way the gardens were maintained.The staff were courteous and helpful.We also had a good experience with the travel desk who were receptive to last minute changes and helped us reach the resort from delhi by road, having missed our flight!. food was ok at the fun dining restaurant.we were there for our anniversary and found our choice worthwhile. would recommend it for other young couples as well.

Room Tip: higher level rooms with balcony in block V
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Hi Arun,

We are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort and thank you so much for your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience and will extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I have been associated with this brad for quite a long time now and have been using it because of it's exotic selection of location.... Like any other property of club mahindra, this property too is also strategically planned on prime location & gives you spectacular view.... The resort has got a brilliant infrastructure & is an amazing place to chillax..... I stayed here for 4 days with my wife & had the most comfortable stay ever... The landscaping & facade has been well maintained by the management.... Rooms are spacious and beautiful...... staff is awesome & is extremely helpful.....
Keep it up!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Hi Rajeev,

We are really delighted that you enjoyed the fantastic views and relaxing atmosphere our resort at Kandaghat offered. Thanks a lot for your compliments and we are certain our staff at the resort will be thrilled to receive them as well. You can also share your memorable moments with us at our ‘Share the love’ tab on our Facebook page. Here’s looking forward to welcoming you at a Club Mahindra resort soon !
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visited this property just 3 months after its launch, precisely 1st week of April 2013 and stayed there for 5 nights.

The location is a tremendous advantage, just half an hour drive from Shimla without the hustle and bustle of it, you can enjoy a laid back holiday.

The location of this property is just on the hill side with rooms, suites and villas thrown all around the place. This just gives a lot of space between the accommodation and it lets you roam around the place free all through the day.

The rooms are very spacious with a balcony and offers a nice view of the valley. The rooms can be compared with any five star category hotel room and will stand out better than some of them.

The property has nice gardens and fountains thrown all around the place giving it a excellent night ambiance.

The food offered is excellent and is delicious to that extent we kept on trying new dishes every day. The bar is nice and offers a large collection of cocktails and mocktails. Even though the hotel was just 3 months old but they still had stock of everything.

The only drawback was the slow response of housekeeping which i believe was due to the fact that the property was just 3 months old and things were yet to be completely in place.

We enjoyed the stay completely and have decided to go back very soon.

If your idea is to see places in and around Shimla but also have couple of days for laid back holidaying then this is the best option. But if your idea is just to visit Shimla and nearby places then you need to stay in Shimla to reduce your travel time. If you are staying in this property then you require at least couple of days stay just in the property to soak in the atmosphere.

Room Tip: Choose a room which offers valley view from the balcony, you will love the night view from there.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Hi Rajesh,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra kandaghat resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the ambience and hope you liked the activities our resort offered. Additionally, the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We had been with kids on our wedding anniversary. The club staff was courteous, helpful & created games for kids. Rooms where well lit & contained. The food was average compared to other club mahindra properties we had visited n the past.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Hi George,

Club Mahindra wishes you a very Happy Anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Kandaghat. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked our accommodation and enjoyed the various activities at the resort. Our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Additionally, the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. Please continue to provide us such feedback and look forward to welcoming you at Club Mahindra Resort soon.In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A resort that overlooks a valley. Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque location of all the club Mahindra resorts we have seen. The place is huge and so it is a great place for people who love taking long walks.

The studio is not really a studio by standard Club Mahindra definition - It is just 1 large room. For the 3rd person they will provide a separate mattress.

The place has been recently acquired by Club Mahindra so a few finer aspects of their hospitality is missing. But overall a great experience.

Food options seem to be limited - esp if you are traveling with small kids. Nothing much available between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. Food taste is not that great - felt that it was too oily.

They don't keep emergency over the counter medicines in the resort (not even paracetamol)
If you need some essentials,the nearest shop is about 300 mts walk towards on the highway towards Kandaghat town.

Room Tip: If you are opting for Studio, take the ones that are higher up (20x series) so you can get a nice vi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your compliments and indeed, the Kandaghat resort is picturesque locale appreciated by many. We are also grateful for your feedback regarding the dining experience and emergency medication which has been shared with our concerned team and sorry for any inconvenience caused. Needless to say, your having brought this to our notice will enable us to improve our services further.

We look forward to welcoming you again at our other properties and please do share any other feedback you might have for us on our Facebook page at the “Listening Post” tab.
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

just stayed in the resort, at the first look the hotel seems to be really good but as you go to your room it does not gives you the feel of hill station the color in the corridor gives you the feeling as if you are walking in an hospital, as well as the room which i have got was located in the corner of the corridor so you have to walk a long way to get to the garden, and most of the time you do not want to go the garden because it feels like a long way.... i have stayed in most of the club mahindra properties but in this property i find the food prices quiet high,

Coming to the location of the hotel you have nothing to do around the hotel as it is located on the highway that goes to shimla,

the resort is quiet huge, with gardens and all but it does not gives you a feeling of a resort rather it will make you feel as if you are staying in a business hotel,

I stayed there for 4 days but i would consider that maximum 2 days are more than enough for this resort.

Room Tip: Choose a room located near to the garden....
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Shashwat,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at the Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort and glad that you have visited our other properties as well. The insights you have shared will help us improve the services we provide our members.

The points you have raised regarding the food prices and the general ambience of the property have been shared with the concerned team. In case you have any other inputs, request you to please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.

Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

i visited destination with my family in month of march.....we had spent two days there and it was the most memorable trip had. even my kids they enjoyed so much over there...they have all the facilities for people of all age groups and that is the best point about this place.........the food was equally good and the fun activities ought to keep u enthralled the whole day....special mention to the activity manager mr. suraj for organising karaoke nights, fun games etc etc.....he organised them in a really good manner without any chaos....he was really courteous and helpful.....would love to visit this place in near future again.........

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, Manager at Club Mahindra Kandaghat, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Madhu,

Thank you so much for your appreciation for our Kandaghat resort ! Wonderful to read about your trip being really fun and that your family and you enjoyed yourselves thoroughly. The resort team, especially Mr. Suraj will be delighted to receive your compliments. Looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon and in case you have a few minutes, please do share your experiences at our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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Address: Kalka-Shimla Highway, Kandaghat 173215, India (Formerly The Destination)
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kandaghat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kandaghat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Mahindra Kandaghat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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