I managed this through a last minute booking for 18th Aug 2012 with the family.
The booking agent Kanchan was quick to upsell a Maharaja Suite with breakfast thrown in. The hotel is close to the market (5 mins walk). It is noiseless and away from the "hustle bustle". Service was speedy for the simple food - dal, roti, rice, etc. we ordered and to our surprise turned out very tasty. The snacks and the "poha" at breakfast was good. All reasonably priced. The TV and cable works.
Not so good things:
The ambience and the interiors - not up to the mark. The rooms have a musty smell. Wall paint is peeling off. The hotel is not looked after. Some renovation work is on. For a Maharaja suite, flush does not work, the bath tub is stained, the floor tiles are broken, Rubble was lying around. The pool was alright but families were entering it with their clothes on.
In sum, if you dont have an accomodation and are desperate to spend a day in Lonavala, choose La Exotica only as your last "Resort"!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imperial Grande Hotel Lonavala arranges a warm welcome for its guests with traditional method “Namaste”. The hotel offers a comfortable accommodation and modern facilities in all its rooms, to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a variety of services to efficiently host large events. Business events like corporate seminars and conferences for major companies have been successfully hosted here. There are ample facilities perfectly suited for social events like Big Weddings, Parties, Gatherings. With two halls and sprawling outdoor Lawns, we will be able to accommodate all your guests with ease. and a free and Safe Parking lot within our premises ensures that you don’t have to worry about your vehicles too. ... more less
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