We were visiting Pune and had a couple of days to spare, so we decided to drive to Panchgani. We made a reservation at Prospect Hotel at the recommendation of a friend, and it turned out to be one of the most relaxing breaks of the year!
The property is extremely well maintained and even though you are less than a kilometre away from the main road, it seems you are in some remote corner of the world as soon as you enter the reception! We spent a day just sprawled in the garden - dozing, listening to the birds and watching them drink from the tiny fountain, reading, admiring our surroundings and dozing a little more!
But it's not just the beauty and its history that makes Prospect Hotel such an awesome getaway - it's also the amazingly tasty food. Be prepared for an extra large share of gluttony as you will find it difficult to resist the amazing dishes that the kitchen churns out for every meal.
We had booked a suite in Sunset Cottage - tucked away in a corner, this is a great location if you are looking for peace & quiet. Our rooms consisted of a master bedroom, a smaller bedroom and a beautiful porch. There are 4-5 other rooms in the cottage - unfortunately for us all of these were occupied by a large & extremely noisy group of travellers, so our blissful sighs were soon replaced by a frantic search for rolls of cotton to drown out the screams! When we discussed this with the owners, they very kindly offered to move us to another cottage.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay at Prospect Hotel and can't wait to get back there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rates are per person and include all meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Prospect Hotel Panchgani, Maharashtra