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“Best visited in the monsoon”
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Golden Resort
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Igatpuri
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best visited in the monsoon”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Places covered Igatpuri and Bhandardara Dam

Date of travel – 29 June

Travelers – 6

Cost per person – Roughly 2500 per head inclusive of all meals and transport

Check-in – Noon

Check-out – 11AM

Things to carry – Bare essentials, medicines, cash considering there aren’t many ATMs and shops in the vicinity

Things not to do – Litter, Drive under the influence, Venture out alone into the hills

Roughly 130KM from Mumbai Igatpuri is heavenly around the monsoon. The temperature would have been at least 7 degrees cooler than Mumbai and we were away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The drive to the resort was just awesome and free of potholed roads and bumper to bumper traffic, we rented out a MUV that costs us 1000 per head. The Golden Resort where we stayed is about a kilometer off the highway and is situated at the base of some spectacular hills that had a fresh green cover, plenty of waterfalls and were topped with some awesome cloud cover. They had an all-inclusive package of 4 meals and stay that worked out to be 1200 per person. About a kilometer walk from the resort and we were in the heart of the hills enjoying the waterfall and the lush green surroundings. We spent most of our time here and avoided spending time in doors and in the resorts swimming pool. We also had a barbeque and carried the equipment and coal along with us.

The second day after checking out we headed about 50KM further towards Nashik to the Bhandardara Dam. We missed going to the right spot where there is supposedly a garden and a huge waterfall but were able to make it towards the dam itself which is huge and there was a pier like structure which must have been around 800 meters above the water level suspended out around 500 meters which we experiences strong winds and a panoramic view of the dam and the green surroundings. On the way back we grabbed some local snacks for our journey back to the city and landed home with some great memories.

Room Tip: Check the toilets - the one we got was not well maintained but it did not matter as we were out for...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Location: best location in igatpuri. To reache here, go straight ahead after manas for 6 km. Just 100 mtr before nashik toll booth you will see a board for this resort on left. Take that bumpy road. It goes straight to the resort at foot of hills.

Rooms: Rooms are not well maintained. Leaky. Smelly bathrooms.

Hyeigin: spotty bedsheets. Carry own sheets and some dettol for bathroom.

Food: Food was tasty but the dining area is full of flies and insects. Try using room service. Manas has a nice restaurant if you have own vehicle.

Service: unreliable but manageable. Everyone expects tips.

Family frriedlyness: It seems to be a drinking hole with all male groups everywhere. Not much nuisance in rooms but ladies please forget enjoying a swim or peaceful evening in common areas.

Vedict: avoid especially with family.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had our leadership outing to golden resort on 7th June , the location of the place is really beautiful ... but apart from the location everything else ...service ..food ..is really poor...we had booked the dormatery as we were 13 people... the room was dirty ... bedsheets where not changed for over 3 weeks they were soiled and dirty.. we had taken the package with food... the owner had promised evening breakfast ... night dinner .. next morning breakfast.. lunch.. but in the evening he gave us tiger biscuit and tea... that was really bad.. the night dinner was really of bad quality....the morning breakfast was strictly ok... we did not stay for lunch as the experience was horrifying....we were also informed during the time of booking that there is a pool... the pool was dirty and had dead insects...the only plus point on this property is the location... apart from the location the owner needs to work on everything else

Room Tip: Do not take the dormatery .. or atleast go to the resort check the room and agree on the terms face...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

It was the perfect venue for an office trip, we booked well in advance and the management was ready for us when we got there. They have a huge room with about 15 beds for people to hang out together. We took a couple of double rooms too, all decently in size and cleanliness.
The pool was the best part, with a nice area to sit and a view to die for. We were concerned about disturbing the other guests in the resort, but they had a separate building where they stayed. The food was buffet style for all meals and was decent too. All in all a nice cozy place with a great pool.

Room Tip: Pool side, 2nd floor Ac room. Great view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

First, I am surprised on how this has been ranked as 3. We reached the resort at 11.00pm in the night returning from Shirdi. This is not a resort first of all, there are few rooms like in an ordinary lodging. Rooms were terrible, not at all clean. Rest room was so pathetic that none of us could use it. Hotel management is not professional and ignored it. Paid 3000 INR and We vacated at 3.30am and proceeded to saputara and on the way used the motels for the rest rooms .

Never make the mistake - Rajesh

Room Tip: Don't use this resort
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Rajeshtravel
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Mumbai
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had visited this resort as part of our office trip and was looking for an opportunity to take my Wego on a long trip and this happened. To start off, Igatpuri is about 140 Kms from Mumbai and has been a place I wanted to see for some time now. It may not be the best of the season to go there - its start of the summer and it is not green, but yes you can see a lot of golden landscapes for sure. Best time to travel to this place is in the morning during summers.

From the moment we reached the resort, the one thing everyone felt was the calmness.. something that we long for from our hectic schedules. The service staff is warm and welcoming. They adorn a smile always. The food may not be to your taste, and I felt that it tasted average, so you better have a back up plan in case you are a foodie.

The first thing we did after arriving at the Golden resort was checking out the rooms and to see the pool. The swimming pool when we went was not clean and despite of our complains remained that way. The swimming floor was slippery. It had some insects too, so ensure you get this cleared. Having said that, it has a nice layout, and is aptly located.

The backdrop to the swimming pool are sand hills and provides a very picturesque setting. I love taking pictures of this. There are hills around the resort you can climb and it is easier to zig zag through the tracks, thanks to various cows that go to graze on top of hills. You would love to sit near the pool in late afternoon, in shades of course, with cool breeze flowing through out. It can make you feel like in heaven.

It also has a small but functional children play area, making this resort a nice place to go with family.

They charge a lot of alcoholic beverages (a good thing in a way) so if you are planning drink then its better to bring your own alcohol, and check with the reception about corkage charges.

Room Tip: Go for the two rooms above the dormitory, only rooms to have A/C and better ventilation.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Best Quality and very tasty food,Excellent location and very good service.Peaceful environment and best place to relax.A place worth spending your money.It is really a place we will never forget.
They have arranged everything so nicely that people of all ages can enjoy themselves.We are so much impressed by this place that we cannot describe them in words.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Golden Resort

Property: Golden Resort
Address: Lokmanya Paan Bazaar | Igatpuri near Nashik, Igatpuri 422403, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Igatpuri
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Igatpuri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Golden Hotel Igatpuri

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