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Prospect Hotel
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Panchgani
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Location : The place is right at the foothill of Table Land. Full marks for location and view.

Rooms : All the cottages are excellent. Toilets were hygienic. I stayed at Room 35 in Woodside cottage. Here the rooms are more spacious but accessibility might be a issue for family with small kids. If you stay in Woodside cottage prefer room 35 or 31 as they are the only ones that have valley view, other rooms have hill view which is very restricted. All Oakwood and Sunset cottages have valley view. Pool side rooms are good especially if you want to enjoy sunbathing by the poolside.

Ambiance : It's all so serene and tranquil that sometimes you feel that you can even listen to the air flowing. Entire hotel is dotted with tall trees which enhances it's beauty. Hammocks and sitouts are charming to say the least. Small kids will find swings and tree house attractive. Though the swings are limited and kids might get bored soon.

Leisure : Swimming pool is 4 to 4.5 feet deep so even non swimmers can enjoy it. There is plenty of open space near the pool for sunbathing. Hotel provides fresh towels. Kids pool is saperated by a railing for safety. There is a games room which is practically defunct. Pool table is crooked and TT bats are just ply with no rubber on them. Library is stcked with books on various subject matters which can be enjoyed while bathing in the sun.

Food : Need I say anything on this?? Just bear in mind that there is no room service for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Only tea/coffee is served in room.

Hospitality : Full marks in this section. Mr. Shahram and his family make you feel completely at home. They are very warm and friendly. Any help is just a phonecall away.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Its a beautiful hotel, where you get ample of "natural" space for yourself & your family....

We stayed @ prospect hotel for the new year, and we must say that our experience has been "Excellent" to say the least. We were 6 adults and 2 kids.

When we go for a family vacation, the most important part comes down to spending time together. In this hotel, I can assure you every family will find their own private corner, which would be surrounded by beautiful nature and chirping birds.

We stayed @ the sunset cottage, its just beautiful.

What I also appreciate is the pantry. Our kids being 2 yrs of age & the another just 2 months. It's very important that we have access to a "Clean" & Hygienic pantry for their needs, and that's exactly what we got.

Overall "Loved" this place. Thank you again for making our holiday + new year special. Looking forward to coming back :)

Room Tip: All the room's are great. We stayed @ the sunset cottage. If you are with friends and would like...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of staying in this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.A friend recommended we stay here as he said the food was one the best he has had in India-we could vouch for this after our stay there.Three five course meals a day were supplied as part of the 100 AUD cost per night that was paid.The setting was beautiful surrounded by trees and perched high on a hill -away from the busy bazaar of the township.Wifi was free ,the rooms generous in size and clean.It was a very homely place with the owner and his family dining in the same dining room with lovely home cooked food.The staff were always friendly and helpful.Our only regret was that we were not spending a few more nights in this hotel and the Panchgani area.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Firstly it has the best location, you dont hear a car honk - as a mtter of fact you hear birds chirp all day long. The property is so beautiful with tall silver oak tress, turn of the century kind of cottages and a close to nature spread.

the food is yumm and ther eis so much variety, 2 veg and 2 non veg starters, salad, roti nd bread and then 3 vegetables, 2 non veg dishes, dal and then they come to you for Dal and Rice followed by nice desserts. i mean its just so lovely to trek to the table top after this meal.

The owner and staff are very helpful and pleasant and make the trip totally worthwhile, trek to the table top and the views will take ur breath away.

stay at prospect to give a massage to ur mind, have tea under oak trees and spend time with ur fav book on one of the many swings on the property.
its a divine view and lovely hospitality

Room Tip: call up the owner and ask for a room, he will help u
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Went to Panchgani for a weekend break. After arriving at Panchgani, had a bit of challenge to locate this place, but we were guided very well from Prospect Desk - which ensured we reach safe-n-sound. :)
This place doesn't look like a hotel to be honest. It's more of a HUGE family resort. Property is really big, nicely spread amongst nature and the cottages make you feel at home indeed.
Positives:
Great location: It is almost at the heart of Panchgani, yet - it is away from the regular hue-n-cry of city chaos. So, you will have a peaceful stay and nice view of nature.

Awesome property: This is apparently a 100 year old property & carries the vintage elegance well. The furniture, office decoration, dining place - they all carry the beauty of old and facilities of modern age - together.

Friendly treatment: As I said, we never felt at a hotel, rather an extended family place. Mr. Shahram & his family were very friendly & helpful at all times. We really appreciate all the help & guidance.

Food: I am a big tea-freak, loved the tea there. Breakfast was nice, meals were more than enough - had its own variety (more than enough for a few days stay).

Wi-fi: Collect your password from office, it works with descent speed.

Kids will love it: There is enough place for kids to play around.

Negatives:
Well, nothing much on this front. All were nice. Just a few notes -
1. It is assumed that you will be having your vehicle, else travelling may be a challenge.
2. Carry your swimming costumes - the pool is really tempting.
3. You may wish to inform the cook beforehand about your choice of meals - specially if you have kids (so that they make it accordingly)

Tips:
1. Hotel package includes fooding+lodging & is priced as per head/per day
2. Credit cards are well accepted (visa/master)
3. You get both plain & mineral water - both worked for us

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

My family and I have had the pleasure of several stays at Prospect Hotel during our many international travels, and this place is a favorite. While it is always a breath of fresh air to get out of the heat and dust of Mumbai and Pune, Prospect Hotel itself is up away from the Panchgani bazaar and main road, so you get an extra level of peace from the chaos. The quiet is stunning, and I can sit on the bench swings in the garden for hours just meditating or taking tea. The home-cooked food is to die for and always in generous portions. The husband and wife owners Shahram and Parvaneh take personal attention to the customers, and we have always been welcomed with a smile. This hotel has old-fashioned class and much more.

Room Tip: Oakwood and Woodside Cottages are the most spacious and up to date, and if booked with your family...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I chose this hotel for 2 day stay in panchgani after reading such a great response on tripadvisor and our stay was ok on first day. We were highly disappointed when on second day bed linens were not changed, which we also realized was the case on first day. Hygiene was the biggest issue.

Food - Very generous servings with lots of non-veg dishes. But we found non-veg food to be rarely eatable (mostly the taste was not upto the mark). Breakfast was really good on both days. They also serve tea and coffee in room which is complimentary.

Apart from food & hygiene, property is well maintained considering 100 years old.

Not recommended considering the hygiene problem and rates being on higher side.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank Gurdeep_01
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prospecthotel, Owner at Prospect Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your valuable feedback.
We are committed to the environment and are an eco sensitive hotel. Though all our guest rooms are cleaned and serviced daily, the bed linen is changed every alternate day unless otherwise requested by the guest. Conservation of water and discharge of washing effluents are major concerns especially of a hill station with the abundance of natural beauty such as Panchgani has.
We look forward to your next visit and assure you of our best services as always.

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Additional Information about Prospect Hotel

Address: Ring Road, Panchgani 412805, India
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Panchgani
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Panchgani
Price Range: $35 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prospect Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Prospect Hotel Panchgani, Maharashtra

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