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“its like a yummy looking dish which turned out bland.....” 4 of 5 stars
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Brightland Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India (Formerly Brightland Holiday Village)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“its like a yummy looking dish which turned out bland.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed there from 17th April to 19th April 2013. We stayed in their newly constructed wing which is very tastefully decorated. We had a lovely sit out area with valley view. it was breezy and beautiful.... the food is nice. The breakfast buffet was just ok....The staff is unobtrusive but basically cold....The reception area is unimpressive and the staff at the reception has no clue about anything in Mahabaleshwar. The attitude of the lady at the reception desk was unfriendly...The market is some 10-15 minutes away by car and Kate's point is at walking distance. So location is grt! The older rooms are nothing great.....WIFi is superb.
All in all it was not a bad experience but nothing great for me to want to go back.....

Room Tip: The new wing is good. Pl see the rooms before finalizing.....some have bad views. WIFI is superb.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

In terms of location, service, spa & food, no resort in Mahabaleshwar can beat this place... Its walking distance from Kates point which is a destination in itself. It gets 1 star less because of the attitude of the reservation desk at Mumbai.

We stayed here in Oct 2010 for 4 nights and reason i am writing the review after such a long time is two fold. 1st, the resort reservation desk still does not tell guests that their newly opened Lavender Wing which promises valley view, which it is but also shares boundary with village houses. So you wake up in the morning go to the balcony and look straight see the valley view and also Kates Point but then when you look down u also see villagers cleaning carrots, going about their household chores, small constructions noises which coming in, also there is mosque in the village, etc... 2nd, since i stayed there and wanted people to book have a clear picture of the scene i decided to share the pics... Just wish that the reservation desk was a bit polite and informs correctly to unsuspecting people looking for valley view...

No doubt the rooms in the Lavender Wings are very nicely done up, the views are good but the people looking at staying here should be aware of all the views... Maybe, some people may not mind if told in advance about the village abutting the Wing and not be surprised...

I will definitely return to this place again....

Room Tip: Avoid Lavender Wing if u want peace...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, India
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The spa here simply rocks. The price is quite steep however and the gym is also nothing much to talk about. however the food is very good but service pretty bad. The location is superb and the pool is pretty nice too. A great place to stay especially in winters. The rooms are not that spacious and it hasnt changed in the past 5 years. The internet is pathetic there and so is the network which makes communication extremely difficult.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

what should I say????? it was a great experience to be here, as we had not booked earlier but thanks to god we got rooms here and the whole trip of mahabaleshawar became a great trip for all of us. spa is also very good. very good locations near by the hotel.

Room Tip: take a look of rooms before check in so that u can decide which room will be suited for u.
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  • 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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Pune, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Just returned from Mahabaleshwar. Had visited with a client from Israel. For starters even Mahabs is pretty hot during the days so not much respite from the summer. What made the stay pleasant was the hotel which oozed relaxation and peace. Situated overlooking the valley and lush green hillside. We had booked two rooms where the balconies faced the valley so the view was spectacular when you look out first thing in the morning. It just refershes your day. The buffet is pretty well spread with a mix of south indian, punjabi as well as western. The pool is quite small and gets crowded easily. We also had a yoga session on one of the hotel grounds. It was an ok experience as the session was not personalised. The walk from the hotel entrance leads to some trails that are worth exploring. Good for a robust walk down the valley.

Room Tip: Ask for a Valley facing room. The view is just too good. Amazing.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aarhus, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A fantastic location, The view from the hotel is amazing. Nice Italian food ! Many different room options available. Small swimming pool and spa available. It is a perfect place for relaxation.
Not so far from the hotel you will find different attractions. A car is of course needed.

Room Tip: Must be a room with a good view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel is very beautiful and located in the most scenic areas which give you a good view from various different rooms. I had booked a Cottage Super Deluxe which was a good room but was a little old in its facilites and amenities hence we took the Maple Suites which were a new launch at the hotel and these are mind blowing i mean to stay there was a bliss and to wake to that view and in the eveniing sitting in the balcony would be our favorite part.

It certainly certifies to be a very cosy and romantic getaway, the facilitiies are also good like spa, pool and restaurants and is at a walking distance to some point which is so amazing to go to during sunrise.

All in all i would certainly want to come back and stay there and spend a few more romantic days.

However i think the staff needs more training and to be more skilled, they are all nice and warm people and willing to help and asssist but i think they lack professional traning which could take the whole experience to a different level

  • Stayed March 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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Address: Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India (Formerly Brightland Holiday Village)
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mahabaleshwar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#4 Spa Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#5 Family Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brightland Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BRIGHTLAND is Mahabaleshwar's finest resort with world class amenities and facilities. Located in a exclusive peaceful location on a hillside, overlooking the Krishna river valley and the Sahyadri hill ranges and surrounded by dense tropical rain forest. The view is superb and the facilities unmatched by any in Mahabaleshwar. The only small hotel in the world with 4 independent restaurants, an all glass lounge/bar overlooking the valley, Prana spa, a fully equipped fitness center, a solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court and all major indoor games. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brightland Holiday Village Mahabaleshwar

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