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The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lavasa
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Dubai
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“Wonderful weekend break”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We are an extended family of 11 members including 3 kids.
We had gone to Lavasa during the month of march.
The weather was cool and pleasent in the early morning and night and a bit hot in the afternoon but its not a problem as it gives us a excuse to take rest.
Waterfront shaw is very easy to locate as it is next to the main lake.
We had booked two - 1 bedroom flats, which could accomodate 4 families.
We had done the booking using the early bird offer which was very good.
The checkin went smooth
The rooms were huge, beautiful, spacious and cosy facing the lovely lake.
The rooms and bathrooms were clean.
Hot water was available throughout the day.
The service was quick and good.
It has its own huge parking area.
There is a small garden at a 5 minutes drive distance from the hotel which is very good for childrens.Toy train is also available for 50 rs. per person which will give a small ride around the lake.
Lots of eating options are available just below the hotel.

I would recommend it to everyone who goes to Lavasa. Its just the best.

Best Experience: The cool breeze which came in from the window early in the morning.
Lots of eating options are available just below the hotel.
Even small supermarket was there where we could get milk for kids.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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waterfrontshaw, Owner at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
Dear Guest.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as your comments are of vital significance to us.

We are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations and found all our rooms and amenities more than your expectations. Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction.

We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa.

Mukesh Kumar.
General Manager.
The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa.
Contact No : +91 9920081024.
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We visited Lavasa in Jan end this year when the weather was pleasant enough to enjoy the day. We started in the evening from Pune and had no clue that the roads leading to Lavasa will be so dark and haunted at night. Although we reached safely but strictly advice people not to travel through those ghats during night. We reached at around 10 in the night and had to rush to grab the dinner as the restaurants get closed early. But all the rush and scary drive was worth when we saw the nicely lighted promenade and the quick food served at All American Diner which was better than the italian food expected at a hill station. The hotel rooms had all the required facilities and nicely maintained. The location of the hotel is just perfect, right on the promenade, with all the restaurants, adventure sports, etc located nearby. The trip became memorable with the views of the unfathomed green valley of Lavasa with quiet river Mutha following along and the drive through the unfolding roads. It was a peaceful weekend gateway at a well planned hill station which is designed unlike other such places in India.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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waterfrontshaw, General Manager at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Yash.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our accommodation facilities.

We are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations. Your compliments have been conveyed to the staff and they are grateful for the appreciation. Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction and delight.

We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw.
Mukesh Kumar
General Manager.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I enquired about Lavasa and there were only 2 hotels with good view, Ekaant or WFS. We opted for the later and gladly didn't regret. Lot of advantages, few listed below,
- bang on the river side, excellent location.
- lots of food outlets around, with good option.
- all activities nearby, except adventurous sports, which was ok for us. Water sports, kids park, some other sports activities were possible.
- enjoyed cycling, that too free.
- well behaved and friendly staff.
- tie-up wit Dasvino club for free use of swimming pool and gym. Good option to utilise.

Few tips to remember-
- while travelling, take care of kids since this has 2 ghats, which might create nausea.
- don't take daily meal vouchers of 850 pp at WFS. Explore around.
- don't eat at pizza-vala, very bad quality. In stead, have frankie next door, its too good.
- Hungry hippo gives some tasty pav bhaji and tava-pulav, enjoy it.
- for veggie^s, go to Dasvino club, they serve very good food, at least worth the pay.
- u can also carry Maggie and bread in room and cook in oven at night, along with a drink of ur choice.

Overall, a great experience at WFS. Will surely visit again, soon.

  • Stayed April 2012
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waterfrontshaw, General Manager at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Ravi.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our facilities.

We are glad that we were able to meet your expectations. Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction and delight.
We regret that the food served at Pizzavala was not to your expectation. Your feedback has been discussed with the Chef, who sends his apologies and would like to assure you that he would be definitely looking into it.
We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw.
Mukesh Kumar
General Manager.
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mumbai
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

My husband and 15 month old son went to celebrate my birthday in Mar’12 in Lavasa.

Here is my first hand experience:

Travel:
From Mumbai it is far…quite far (160 km to pune and than 72 km to lavasa which is longer since the roads are winding). The road is winding especially the Dasve Ghat. The heat was killing. May be the month of travel was not ideal. So select the month for travel but as you know the peak season commands a high premium.

Stay:
After careful thinking we chose Waterfront Shaw as it is a service apartment and was conducive for cooking for a baby. After we reached lavasa, waterfront is the best choice as it is the heart of the activity, the other hotels don’t have much of a view. The room was small it was a studio and had a common door with the other room. So we could hear all the noise in the other room and also the channel they were watching not much of peace!! The other room people kept ringing our bell as the bell of the 2 rooms was so close.
We had a tough time with the room the AC, lights, fridge nothing worked. Had to get everything fixed.
Nothing is given in this hotel… everything has to be asked for even if it is complimentary WIFI or complimentary mineral water.

Food:
Food is expensive so carry stuff. The only reasonable thing is the pizza and subway. A veg dish costs 200+ and non veg 400+. Try the fig and honey icecream at grandma’s was good.

What to do in Lavasa:
Nothing much… the watersports are too expensive, there is no sightseeing to do…you can swim in the Dasve club that’s what we did for the 2 days we were there and watch a movie (the hotel provides the same complementary for a deposit)

Final Take:
For the same money (and less) you can visit Lonavla/ Mahableshwar. There is nothing much in Lavasa it’s just overhyped and overpriced.
You can get a mountain view with water much closer to Mumbai.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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waterfrontshaw, Manager at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 15, 2012
Dear Ms. Bibra.


Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us, on Trip advisor. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our accommodation facilities.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused due to noise, filtering from neighboring room. However, we are considering various sound dampening factors, which will be incorporated in the next renovation.

We regret that the air conditioning was not effective. Your feedback has been discussed with the Chief Engineer who sends his apologies and would like to assure you that the necessary corrective action is being taken.
Guest suggestion has played an important role in understanding our areas of concern. We have discussed your feedback regarding the equipment not working, with our Housekeeping Team, who would like to assure you that they would be definitely looking into it.

We do hope that this particular experience will not deter you from patronizing our apartment hotel in the future.
We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw.

Thanks & Regards
Mukesh Kumar
General Manager
E. Mail: gm@waterfrontshaw.com.
Mob No : +91 9920081024
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

i stayed at The Waterfront Shaw for a couple of days, and because it wasn't the weekend, it was peaceful and pleasant. It is located, as its name suggests, along the waterfront, and therefore convenient. The staff were helpful and kind, and the place was well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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waterfrontshaw, General Manager at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Dmello.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our facilities.

We are glad that we were able to meet your expectations. Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction and delight.
We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw.
Mukesh Kumar
General Manager.
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Though Lavasa has nothing to look at in particular, Waterfront is located ideally.
Located by the lake.
The climate at night is just perfect - Chilly. Specially because it is located in between the mountains.

Not much to look out for in Lavasa.
Eating is expensive/over priced.

Excellent room, good room service, nice and clean set up.
This is a place for you if you want to escapte from the city chaos.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Anand S
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waterfrontshaw, General Manager at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Anand.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback during your stay with us. We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our facilities.

We are glad that we were able to meet your expectations. Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction and delight.
We look forward to welcoming you again at The Waterfront Shaw.
Mukesh Kumar
General Manager.
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I stayed at the Waterfront shaw for 2 nights in 1 BHK apartment. My experience from the arrival to departure was amazing. Reaching the place was a memorable experience and i was stunned with the quality of roads along temghar lavasa route. It is absolutely safe to drive up and down the hill and there are security personel at sharp bends to guide the vehicles from both ends.
Well, staying at the Waterfront was the best decision coz it was right in front of the lake and promenade. The apartment was a huge one. Enough place in the living room to dine and laze around watching tv m movies. A well designed kitchen with all possible facilities. They even provided us with a frying pan n extra utensils to make noodles at night. The bedroom n bathroom were nice too. It was really like a home away from home.
I must say the housekeeping and room service was very prompt too.
We were given meal credit of Rs.1000 per person per day and honestly speaking even if the food was expensive, the amount was good enough to try all the restaurants attached to waterfront. Food at the Oriental octopus was the best. And dont forget to try the pastries at Granmaa's.
The best part of the location was that it was clean. I must admit that the management was doing enough to keep the promenade clean 24/7. But it was sad to see the visitors not contributing to the cause as thr were cigarette and few wrappers thrown here n there inspite of having wastebins every few metres.
The only disappointment in the 3 days we spent there was the pathetic spa service at Dasvino Club. Please do not try. The therapist is highly unprofessional one. Waterfront gives complementary swimming n gymn facilities Dasvino which is worth it, but definitely avoid the spa.
Overall, it was a lovely experience. If u wish to stay in a homely environment at Lavasa then Waterfront is the best choice. Looking forward to anothr visit in the monsoons.
Cheers!

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 Thank Bnalage
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waterfrontshaw, Owner at The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Guest.

We thank you for taking time out to give your feedback about us on Trip Advisor.

We value your feedback as as your comments are vital for us to continue improving our accommodation facilities.

Your compliments have been conveyed to the staff and they are grateful for the appreciation.

Appreciation from our guests makes our efforts worthwhile and inspires our team to strive to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction and delight.

As a hospitality company, we strive to maintain service standards that exceed our guests' expectations. We are glad we were to meet yours and we assure you that we will strive to meet them each time.

We look forward to welcome you again and assure of the best of services and hospitality.

Thanks and warm regards.

Mukesh Kumar.
General Manager.
Mob : +91 9920081024
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Property: The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa
Address: Village Dasve Post Pathershet, Lavasa 412107, India
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lavasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lavasa
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa designed on the famous Portofino style of architecture is located on the amazing promenade of Lake Dasve, nestled between Lake Warasgaon and the picturesque mountain ranges of Lavasa. A boutique all suites full serviced apartment offering a choice of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that can comfortably host a family, the hotel also operates ten branded F&B outlets on its sprawling promenade which include The All American Diner - serving hearty American meals through the day; Chor Bizarre - Fine Dining Indian Cuisine; Orient 8 - South East Asian Cuisine; Past Times - English Pub; Granma's Homemade - Bakery; Pizzavala - serves homemade Pizzas; Tabakh - Lebanese Cuisine; Tikka Town - Indian fast food; Cafe Promenade - Multi Cuisine Al Fresco dining in fair weather; Chaat Waat - Indian street food; Twisteez - a unique QSR fried potato snack on a stick. All rooms are fully furnished with air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bath. Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, Tea/Coffee Maker and supplies, crockery. Cable TV and Free Wi-Fi Internet in rooms/ Free In-room entertainment (movies and games on demand). Full security - Electronic door locks, Room Safes, Writing Tables Plus *Toiletry set, *weighing scale, *hair dryer. Daily needs - Daily Newspaper/ Daily Car Wash/ Free Ice. Resident guests are pampered and spoilt for choice, whether it is free delivery of newspapers, ice or freshly baked bread to all rooms, daily complimentary car wash, free cycles and games consoles for kids, a pet friendly hotel that gently bids you goodbye with a memento of a personal photograph along with a rare bloom of the indigenous Karvi plant besides packaged drinking water to thoughtfully take care of your return journey, we work hard to make each visit of yours a memorable experience. The Waterfront Shaw also boasts of being the only resort in the country that offers Free Hollywood Movies on Demand through its state of the art Walt Disney acquired MovieBeam service. An RCI affiliated and award winning Platinum resort, The Waterfront Shaw also manages The Dasvino Town & Country Club which includes: The Karvi Spa & Salon, Swimming Pool, Nautilius Gym, Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Snooker & Games Rooms, Card Room, Kid's Play Area, Amphitheater, Conference Rooms besides Oriental Octopus - Fine Dining South East Asian Cuisine; Dance Vino - Bar & Lounge; The Deck - Multi cuisine All Day Dining; Lounge & Tea Room By The Lake. Needless to mention, entry to the club for its guests is complimentary as well as use of the swimming pool that overlooks the lake Dasve and the Nautilus gym. Special discounts and privileges are also extended for partaking other services at the attached club In April 2013 The Waterfront Shaw became India's first hotel to earn the "Certified Guest Service Property" title awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI). To earn the title, all front-line employees completed EI's Guest Service Gold Training program and successfully passed the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) exam. Trip advisor has recognized the property with its Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years 2012 - 2013 - 2014. The property consistently receives praise for its guest service, which is amply demonstrated through its Top Rating amongst all hotels in Lavasa Some of the other awards won by The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa are; - RCI Platinum Award 2014, Best Timeshare Resort, Mid Category, Mumbai Region - Make My Trip Platinum Pick Year 2013 For Stellar Performance. ... more   less 
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