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The Dukes Retreat

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Pune Mumbai Road, Khandala, Lonavala 410301 India
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#1 of 14 hotels in Khandala
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The Dukes Retreat at Khandala is not more than a 15 minute picturesque drive away from Lonavala. The resort is a landmark located 1850 ft. above sea level. The Dukes is spread across 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, valley-view and the mesmerising Western Ghats. The property benefits from being set in the lap of the flora of the region and nestles amidst waterfalls, nature trails and winding forest paths.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
Hindi
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Wamika kapoor wrote a review Jun 6
Jaipur, India11 contributions3 helpful votes
This property was selected because of the view available. I had gone there prior to my birthday to celebrate it. On the day of leaving which was 31st of May 2021, I had asked the staff name shavya at the reception to get me a cup of hot water. As all the rooms were on below and the deck area was up. I urgently need s cup of hot water. They were so rigid that they won’t give means they won’t and she was totally unapologetic about it and was rude with me. This was till date my worst experience that I cannot get a cup of hot water. No one bothered to help me. The attitude of the staff is that they don’t need the customers, customers don’t want to come back again let them not. It was a bad idea to think of celebrating birthday there.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If you just want to go for the view of the location then that it, you cannot expect anything else.
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Debarati M wrote a review Apr 2021
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We went to Duke’s Retreat for a weekend stay ( one night) and had booked an executive room with valley view. First impression was quite positive with valet parking followed by thermal check , oxymeter check and sanitisation. All staffs were wearing masks. The resort was very clean and well maintained and gives a very comfortable and relaxed environment. Restaurant was open only till 8 pm possibly because of the curfew in place. The room was clean and stocked with tea/coffee. we were pleasantly surprised with a spacious balcony attached to the room with a view of the valley. ( best time to visit ofcourse during monsoon as the balcony can be truly enjoyable ) Pros: Staff was always polite and helpful right from valet parking to restaurant staff. 5 Stars for the staff. The property has got quite a nice sophisticated feel. The terrace is a really nice place to sit and enjoy the view ( specially during the evening ) ( captured quite a few nice photos) Other amenities include a bar, swimming pool, lounge Lunch was buffet - compared to non covid times , the spread appeared to be restricted but nevertheless decent options. From a personal choice - the menu could have been better ( the options included brinjal and karela!!! This was a dampner . I would not prefer to have this going for a weekend break) Food quality is average ; In Room dining available for dinner. During peak lunch hour the restaurant (Duchess) was almost full , so not sure of the hotel was maintaining any social distancing norms. At one point I was not comfortable will sit many people at one time crowded within the enclosed restaurant Same during breakfast but thankfully it was in a semi open space. But it was crowded and social distancing not maintained. This is a good resort to go and just relax with no agenda. If you want to catch up on your sleep best place to visit :)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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M.Adil wrote a review Mar 2021
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It was a wonderful trip with my family, We all enjoyed. Wonderful mountain views , Food was vary delicious. Very co operative staff especially Mr. Ravi and Ms.Sahida, and since it was slack time got the better deal.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from The Dukes Retreat Khandala, Other at The Dukes Retreat
Responded Apr 17, 2021
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat, Khandala…!!! We are glad you explored the hotel and pleased to note that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us and the services rendered by us was to your satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback which helps us to continuously assess and improve our services. Your kind words of appreciation has been shared to special mention Ravi,Shayada and entire team. The team and I eagerly look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, The Dukes Retreat Team
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Y4world wrote a review Mar 2021
Pune, India237 contributions48 helpful votes
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Relaxing safe Place with everything under one roof. Every thing for all age group. Food is good and lot of option. Pool open with safety standards. Spa is open, need to book in advance. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from The Dukes Retreat Khandala, Other at The Dukes Retreat
Responded Apr 17, 2021
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat, Khandala...!!! Thank you very much for choosing our property for your stay and for taking out your valuable time to write a wonderful 5 - Star Rating Feedback on Tripadvisor Community. It is our constant perseverance and endurance to train our employees to provide the best services and ensure that all our esteemed guests have great memories to share with their colleagues, family and friends. We look forward to your continued visits and assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Best wishes, The Dukes Retreat Team
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Sunil Nair wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai2 contributions
We had planned this trip after a long time to have a break from the monotonous life due to the pandemic. Did lot of research and finally narrowed down to Dukes Retreats and they did not disappoint. Had a wonderful stay at Dukes Retreat. All precautionary measures were taken to address the Covid situation. Staff was very cordial and food was also good. Would love to visit again once during good times. Sunil Nair
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from The Dukes Retreat Khandala, Other at The Dukes Retreat
Responded Mar 31, 2021
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat, Khandala…!!! Thank you very much for choosing our property for your stay and for taking out your valuable time to write a wonderful 5 - Star Rating Feedback on Tripadvisor Community. We are indeed delighted to note that, you liked our Locale, hygiene process, & helpful nature of our employees. It is our constant perseverance and endurance to train our employees to provide the best services and ensure that all our esteemed guests have great memories to share with their colleagues, family and friends. We look forward to your continued visits and assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Best wishes, The Dukes Retreat Team
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PRICE RANGE
$77 - $785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IndiaMaharashtraPune DistrictLonavalaKhandala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dukes Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Dukes Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Della Adventure Park (1.8 miles), Western Ghats (0.8 miles), and Narayani Dham Temple (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dukes Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Dukes Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dukes Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dukes Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dukes Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parsi Dhaba, Sports Bar, and Creme Della.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dukes Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Dukes Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Khandala.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dukes Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Dukes Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dukes Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mountain Top Camping (4.8 miles), Tung Fort (2.0 miles), and Shrivardhan Fort (3.2 miles).