This is a fantastic property and the staff here are top notch.
I am still confused as to whether this is a Radisson or Radisson Blu. The staff and the Radisson website state its a Blu but the branding etc as well as all other websites mention it as a Radisson.
Anyways, the hotel is fairly new, modern and understated. The rooms are nice and spacious with plenty of wood. The bathroom is beautiful and the entire place is spotless. There is a beautiful pool on top which is pretty large and a great place to laze in the evenings if the weather is good. The location is a bit outside Pune so it has its pros and cons. Pros...there is nothing around so you get unobstructed views....not that they are great views or anything. Negative....well its out of town but close to the airport.
Internet is complimentary which is great (Other chains really need to pick up on this) and they even let you connect multiple devices to the same account, though this required informing the front desk about it. But really great to have all your devices connected.
Breakfast was complimentary in my rate and a true delight. The offerings were vast and varied. Everything was excellent, with the exception of the croissants which had gone stale. They even had fresh lychee juice which is a first...and it was delicious. There were plenty of indian options from paranthas to dosas to pooris, all of which were made to order. Nothing like having fresh poori's. Plenty of western options as well from smoked salmon to salami and cereal offerings. Service again was top notch.
My negatives....I don't know why I keep getting rooms with double beds, even after I request kings. And no welcome amenity for being a Club Carlson gold member. It does annoy me when standard amenities are not delivered upon but this hotel really was fantastic in every other way, and the service could not have been better so Ill let it slide. Plus I was allowed late check out till 4 PM.
They even have an email address where you can email them a copy of your ticket (if you are flying) and then will print it out and send it to your room (Stupid Indian airport entry rules). Really a very handy service. A rickshaw from the airport will cost you between Rs 150 to 200. A bit cheaper on the way back at about Rs 120 to Rs 150.
Due to its location, its a little difficult to flag down rickshaws and cabs. However, if you walk a block down to the intersection, there usually are a few waiting there. A further block down is a Reliance Mart for your grocery and other needs. There are also quite a few food stalls, a vegetarian restaurant and some other stores there. On the whole, its not too inconvenient at all. I hear the Kebab place inside the hotel is quite good but never got a chance to try it.
If I were going back, this is definitely where I would stay and just bear the brunt of traveling into town. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning business hotel in Pune. Welcome to the Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi, where guests experience world-class personalized service with modern accommodations and close proximity to the business zones of EON IT Park,World Trade Centre, Magarpatta and Ranjangaon MIDC. Situated just five kilometers from Pune International Airport (PNQ), our sleek, stylish hotel offers all the comforts of home in 141 spacious, well-equipped guest rooms, including free high-speed, wireless Internet and flat-screen televisions. Make your mornings more prolific by enjoying a workout in the fitness center or a swim in the sparkling rooftop swimming pool. The hotel provides the latest security systems, CCTV cameras and a baggage scanner with 24 Hrs manned security. Enjoy our inspiring culinary experiences beginning with a multi-cuisine treat at Carmine, Mexican, Italian & Indian dishes at The Bridge-Connecting Cuisines with Live western music by our lady singer, tempting kababs at The Great Kabab Factory along with Live Ghazals on weekends and delicious baked goodies at Citrine. In addition to 1,400 square meters of meeting space and a state-of-the-art business center, the Radisson Blu Pune also offers a rejuvenating on-site Spa. Commuting in and out of the city is easier as it's conveniently located just five kilometers from Pune International Airport (PNQ). Exacting standards and a commitment to excellence drive the friendly, professional staff at the Radisson Blu Hotel Pune, where guests discover personalized attention and welcoming amenities like Free high-speed wireless, Internet, doctor on call, fitness centre, a spa, on-site dining, a swimming pool, laundry, valet parking, a modern business center and Express Check-Out are just a few of the amenities that make guests feel welcome The manager and reception staff is available 24 hours a day to ensure your visit is memorable for all the right reasons. Events both large and small shine in the event space at the Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi, featuring 1,400 square meters of flexible space for up to 600 guests. Choose the two banquet and convention halls for corporate conferences and gala wedding receptions, or select from three meeting rooms and a rooftop function area for more intimate gatherings.For weddings, Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi helps ensure that your special day is both stress free and one of a kind by assisting with every detail of the planning process as we help you make your dreams come to life. Select from a range of elegant options including cocktail receptions, sit-down dinners and stand-up buffets as guests dine on a delicious menu specially crafted from your selections. Whether you're hosting an intimate reception for 20 or a grand banquet for 600, the team at the Radisson Blu Pune stands ready to make your day one to remember. Refresh and rejuvenate at our spa in Pune, make your way to experience tranquility and personalized attention at Spa Blu, sleek and sophisticated on-site spa. Opt for a range of health treatments suited to meet your needs, including facial and body treatments that focus on repairing cell damage and rebalancing skin to its natural, youthful glow. Designed to promote deep relaxation, soothe the senses and calm the mind through massages like deep tissue, reflexology, relaxation/Swedish and remedial options. As part of our spa in Pune, guests enjoy a health club with a meditation room, a steam room and a gym. Salon services for both men and women are available, as are detoxifying wraps, body exfoliation, manicure and pedicure enjoying a workout in the fitness center or a swim in the sparkling rooftop swimming pool. Services near the hotel: Pune International Airport (5 km) Pune Railway Station (10 km) Directions from Pune International Airport Exit airport and drive towards the Nagar Road for 500 meters through New Viman Nagar Road. Take a left-turn towards Ahmednagar Maharashtra State Highway 27 and drive to Kharadi Magarpatta Bypass. Turn Right on Kharadi Bypass and take a Drive straight for about 550 Meters Radisson Blu Hotel Pune is the left. ... more less
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