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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 have a blast then i would recommend you to stay @ the pool side,
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Faiyaz K
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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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1  Thank BryanM12
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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
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ginniM
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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
2  Thank Arijit S
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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, you are guaranteed a private, quiet time.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank zambezi_potato
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