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“Dreadful Experience” 1 of 5 stars
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Plot No.29, Nr Sahil Sarovar Portico Hotel | Next to Green Valley (Mullah Society), Ahead to Kensington Bunglows, Tungarli Hills, Lonavala 410401, India   |  
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“Dreadful Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our family after almost 15 years, with great excitement ventured for a weekend of fun in August 2013 to the misleading “Patodia Estate“in Lonavala
As the above caption states – our experience of the so called Villas was nothing short of a few scenes out of a horror movie. Our first reaction when we arrived at the place was complete shock ------------
The promised two villas were actually located one behind the other, connected by a path way/road , which was steep, slippery and mud sledged, (instead of being next to each other with a common garden). A few of the family members had nasty accidents resulting in injury to their back.
This property is a classic example of a place which has not been maintained and obviously little do the owners care:-
• Both the Villas were full of leakages with musty, damp odor in all rooms. Some of the rooms had massive leakage with extremely clammy walls.
• Broken beds another specialty of the space. In one of the rooms, it appeared the legs of the bed had broken, hence the bed was kept on the floor against a moist and leaking wall.
• The condition of the mattresses less spoken the better, as this again caused injury to a an elderly family members back
• The much promised TV and fridge facility existed only in one Villa- and this Villa had the maximum dampness on the walls, making it unfit to even sit
• The linen had foul odor.
• Considering we needed extra mattresses in all rooms ( which was conveyed well in advance) , the place did not have sufficient pillows and blankets
• The dismal utensils, crockery and cutlery existing in the kitchen were dirty and we often managed with disposables
• The deceptive photographs of the Villas online, perhaps would have been taken when the space was newly created hence, completely misleading in its current condition
• Whilst booking and paying the advance money, the fact we had a family member on a wheel chair was communicated. Unfortunately- the Villa had steep steps and thanks to the young men in the family we managed to carry the wheel chair over the steps – else we would have not known what to do
• The list of our woes can just go on and on ---------------------------------
The saving grace of the place was:-
• Clean toilets
• The care takers were very cooperative, always available and helpful in their limited capacity.
This space is highly NOT RECOMMENDED.
We booked this premise, based on the feedback we read on tripadvisor and now we hope our review helps save others from the ordeal we suffered.

Room Tip: All rooms have tremendous leakages - this place is best avoided
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Perfect getaway from the maddening city life! I've been to Patodia's thrice, and it continues to remain my favorite place to stay in Lonavala for times to come. Beautiful interiors, spacious & comfortable accommodation and lush green lawns make for an ideal time off. Distance from the local market is not less, not more. Just 10 minutes drive from the market should you need to get anything, and far enough for a relaxed and idyllic stay. Looking forward to my next visit! :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

we've stayed here quite a few times, and our experience each time has been awesome! great location, fantastic bungalows and efficient staff are some of the many qualities worth mentioning. the place is always so well maintained at any time of the year. they have well manicured lawns that give just the right dose of peace and tranquility from the busy city life. sipping a hot cup of coffee in their balcony makes you forget everything else on earth. trust me, you would never want to leave the place and you will keep coming back for more!

Room Tip: all rooms are spacious, with attached toilets and bathrooms, air conditioned, well lit up, and have...
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  • Stayed January 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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Address: Plot No.29, Nr Sahil Sarovar Portico Hotel | Next to Green Valley (Mullah Society), Ahead to Kensington Bunglows, Tungarli Hills, Lonavala 410401, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush green hills and a pollution-free environment greet you as you enter Lonavla and veer towards the city centre. Tucked away in a neat corner of the city is the area of Tungarli, where quiet and solitude abounds and loud traffic noises are at the minimum. At the same time, a mere 10 mins drive from the city centre, Tungarli offers you expansive space in the laps of the mountains.A pristine, natural river winds around the homes, a set of four independent bungalows, with their own developed gardens, driveways and compounds. ... more   less 

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