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“Picture Perfect!”
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Amazing view of Dala Rooster bungalow entrance during daylight.
Dala Rooster bungalow,Panchgani entrance at night.
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View from the Gazebo
Living room
View from living room
Dining room
Dining room
Living room with fireplace
Living room with fireplace
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Garden level bedroom
Top floor passage
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View from living room
View of bungalow from NE
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Panchgani, Satara District, Maharashtra

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Very good - based on 188 reviews
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ShefaliTh...
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect!”
Reviewed January 1, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Lets just say we has a fantabulous experience on a whole.

To start with the property has a beautiful location. It is very well maintained in terms of the hygiene and cleanliness, staff, decor absolutely perfect.The rooms are huge and very spacious and made with taste, so it the rest of the bungalow. the gazebo has a fabulous view. Don't miss the sun set or sunrise. Also everything like restaurants, shops etc are quite close by.

The staff was really helpful. They follow the rules laid by the owner diligently and humbly in spite of the owner not being there. They were always there and ready to help.

The food that they prepared was really very delicious. Simple, healthy, homely and very very yummy. The had organized the barbecue for us as well which was an amazing experience. Perfect ambiance for it as well.

Overall we had a perfect family holiday where we were all together since it was a bungalow yet we had our own space, in budget, excellent food and service. Thumbs up to the owner and his staff!!! Would love to stay here again.

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Liked best: Location, ambiance, staff, food etc mostly everything
Liked least: There are 6 rooms and 5 bathrooms, Should have been 6. Also it was slightly difficult for my grand parents to move around because the stairs up and down.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 2, 2015
Thank you for posting your review. It was a pleasure hosting you.We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time and we do hope to see you again in the very near future in our Dala Rooster.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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navjay
Mumbai
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Breath taking bungalow in panchgani”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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I visited dala rooster panchgani for a 2 night stay along with 2 other families. The bunglow is very conveniently located away from city hustle and bustle. It is very neat and clean and the cook makes excellent food. Must try is the biryani and paneer masala. They also arrange charcoal barbeque ! When we visited it drizzled slightly in the evening and temp dipped to 10 Deg C !! Add the barbeque and some drinks to this and you are in heavenly bliss. The walk from bunglow to table top in the evening is must try for trekking enthusiasts. Overall good homely stay and will definitely stay again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
Thank you for visiting our Dala Rooster and we are glad that you had a wonderful and satisfying stay. Please do visit us again in the near future at your convenience.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Prashant...
Mumbai, India
1 review
“Just perfect Home away from home!!”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Kudos!!..
We spent 3 nights at Dala Rooster and it was the best vacation till date! and the all credit goes to Dala Rooster team...You guys score perfect 10 for cleanliness, service & Smiling faces!!.

Repeat visit for sure!!..Thank you Captain Gokhale thinking and executing this idea of yours.

Regards,
Prashant Gharat

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
Thank you so much for posting your review. We at Dala Rooster take pride in looking after guests such as yourselves and are happy to know that your stay was not only enjoyable but met all your expectations. We hope to see you again in the very near future.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Rakesh K
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderfully designed and maintained”
Reviewed December 12, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stayed at his venue with my whole family of 20 people, and it was worth a stay in this area with wonderfully designed and maintained bungalow. It was really great experience to explore this area with breath taking view from the living area of property. Each family member had his own way of enjoying and making most of his time on this property.Thanks to Mr & Mrs. Gokhale for making such a wonderful place and with helpful caretaker.will surely visit again......kudos captain

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 13, 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back at your earliest convenience.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Sharmisth...
Mumbai, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very satisfying weekend stay”
Reviewed November 16, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Dala Rooster is a beautiful bungalow perched on the edge of a picturesque valley from where one can see the Bhillar falls and a lake. Six of us stayed there with children for 3 days and it was very relaxing and rejuvenating.We went by road from Mumbai and reached within 6 hrs, the property is close to the road , after crossing the Panchgani town, on the left. It would be good if there are couple of signs on the road and on the T junction, to help reach the bungalow

It is thoughtfully appointed with all the amenities and is kept spick and span.Food is very good and affordable.This is important as it is some distance away from the main town of Panchgani. Morning tea , breakfast and evening tea is on the house and so is the milk for the children.Food is prepared by the caretaker couple (Mrs and Mr Bhajan) who stay there and also look after the property.
All the rooms are spacious and have TV and a small safe with enough storage space.Some rooms even had an extra mattress. Although some of the rooms do not have attached bathroom , these are quite accessible. The rooms on top and on ground floor are easily accessible, but the 2 rooms below ground are better for a family as access to them is common. So if one is with a big group , it is better to book the full bungalow, we were 11 of us including the 5 children and had booked 5 rooms out of the 6 available.
We loved the gazebo and our morning tea there with the valley view was just too good .We got rainy weather , but this enhanced the views with lovely mist and the feeling of being in another world. We loved the ambiance of the main hall.

Although there is frequent power failure , there is an inverter and we did not feel the inconvenience, though the hot water had gone kaput as first the power supply and then the main geyser had broken down , but we were provided hot water buckets by the care taker.
The owner ,Captain Vikas Gokhale is very courteous and helpful and he assured us that this will be immediately fixed.

We had a wonderful stay and would strongly recommend this property for a family or a group outing over a vacation or for a short stay for an extended weekend.

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2014
Thank you very much for posting your review inspite of your busy schedule. We are all very glad that your stay was comfortable, enjoyable and met or exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your group photo.
The recent power breakdown during your stay caused by the heavy and unexpected rains resulted in the main cable failure to our water heater system. As we have a inverter back up, this power failure was not noticable. We have since replaced the faulty cable and now also have a brand new solar/electric hybrid water heating system in place which is up and running. As a additional back up, we are also planning to install individual boilers for every toilet.
We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Warm Regards from Capt.Vikas Gokhale and the Dala Rooster Team.
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Shaiilesh
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“we discovered our second home”
Reviewed November 9, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

"we discovered our second home". We had this amazing experience of being on a holiday yet at home. Beautiful location, serene, private and clean property. Perfect to unwind and relax with your family. This home stay exceeded all our expectations and was one of our best to date. Capt Gokhale and his team (the care-taker who is like family and treated with dignity and respect) are very warm, hospitable,courteous and social. Delicious home-made breakfast and meals to savor. There are very simple rules to enjoy this place and thats what ensures the upkeep of its ambiance and vibe-- which is articulated lucidly by Capt Gokhale in his welcome email(please read it before you start. The Caution: not for the spoilt who want to be pampered on holiday with room service, et al). Whenever it is time to unwind, we are going again and we will look forward to many more visits (with family and friends).
This review is dedicated to one of our most beautiful experience and to all those beautiful families who, we are sure to enjoy and experience lovely moments to cherish, with a note of thanks to Capt Gokhale for sharing his property for home-stay holiday seekers.

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Liked best: Private, quiet (away from hustle), serene, home-cooked meals and ease of access to market, sight seeing
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 12, 2014
Thank you for taking out your precious time to post this review. It is inspiring and morale boosting.It was wonderful to meet you and your family and we were impressed by your approach, attitude and simplicity, inspite of being high profile and successful in your respective careers. Your valuable inputs and thoughts which you shared during your stay and thereafter during our telephonic conversation are valuable to us to take our homestay venture further. Do come again and enjoy our Dala Rooster. Warm Regards, Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Pune, India
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: the location near the valley and the peacful environment
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Oct 3, 2014
Thank you to your entire team of architects for visiting us and posting your review. We are happy to know that you all enjoyed your stay and found our Dala Rooster worthy of its praise.
Please do come back again.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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