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Ekaant the retreat
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Lavasa
Reviewed May 3, 2009

There are now 3 Hotel properties now open in Lavasa. Of them, this property is surely the best. It is located higher, and hence has a better view of the reservoir and the lake. It is about 2 KMs from the city center, but then, since there is no way to get there other than on your personal vehicle, the choice for this hotel on location does not matter. The best thing about this place, second to location, is the nature trail they have created. It is very unique and you will appreciate the ecological steps adopted to make this trail a worthwhile experience. The hotel has only one restaurant with fixed meal timings and has no room service. But if your objective is to lay undisturbed, even not having room service will not bug you. The maintainance of the property is top class.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

Ekaant is one of the only 2 hotels that have opened in Lavasa so far. Having heard much about Lavasa, i made a reservation for a 2 night stay at Ekaant a few months ago. Its about 240 kms from Mumbai..however the drive time is a lot more as the last 30 kms are steep ghaat.
Ekaant is the first hotel on entering Lavasa. Its on a very high clif which gives it an amazing elevation to view the entire Lavasa properties, the ongoinjg construction, and the lake. I think its this landscape view that makes this a must visit place.
The property is fairly small and has very basic facilities such as badminton, a few hammocks, a very nice lounge, etc...not much to do in terms of activities. But this place is ideal for a peaceful and relaxed vacation.
Another impressive thing about this hotel is that although it has very few rooms (20)..each of the room has a great view to the valley. The rooms are well decored and comfortable.
Now for the cons - no room service available yet. Due to some reason, they are very stringent about dinner/lunch/breakfast timings...even tea/coffee are not served beyound hours/! The current price strcuture only includes room stay (about 2750/night). One has no option but to eat at its restaurant where there is no ala carte but just buffet or drive down to ITC Fortune for food. Now, the buffet at Ekaant costs about 400 for each lun/dn and the food is horrible. One of the worst dinner buffet i have had. So the next day we drove to ITC for dinner and the food was top notch for 500 bucks. I would anyday spend that extra 100 and get million times better food and more variety.
However, other than the food and the limited facilities in the hotel - ths place is great with kind staff and amazing atmosphere.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: At Post: Dasve Lavasa | Taluka: Mulshi, Pune, Lavasa 412112, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lavasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Lavasa
Price Range: $112 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ekaant the retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ekaant the retreat. A charming 20 room resort, perched high amidst the Sahyadri hills, and get a taste of peace & solitude, in lush Green Valley, overlooking the back waters of the 20 km long Warasgaon Lake with panoramic view of the rolling hills & winding lake. Ekaant means Solitude is a small 20 room holiday resort perched on one of the seven hills which surrounds the city of Lavasa. An ideal place for people who want to do nothing on a holiday. No site seeing, no trekking, no activity at all. It is meant for those who need to slow down their pace from the busy lives. It is for those who just want to relax!!!! Situated away from the main Lavasa city centre, it is right at the entrance of the city on the hill top and has some breathtaking views of the Warasgaon lake, has an ample parking space and you can witness the best sunset view right from your rooms. The rooms are airy and have sufficient natural light, has been decorated on the lines of old-colonial bungalows with high roof, wooden panels and stone finish to their walls. The reception area is massive and has enough waiting area. Beautiful landscaping done around the property. A children's play, A Multi cuisine restaurant, well equipped meeting room & a TV Lounge. Nature's Trail which is adjoining the property. You can simply walk up the trail and wander around amidst trees, chirping birds, croaking frogs and sneaky chameleons. 20 Deluxe Rooms Room Amenities: Existing Room Size is 250 Sq Ft King / Twin Beds Air conditioner Minibar LCD TV Lockers Tea / Coffee Maker Balcony Shower Area ... more   less 
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