Location is fantastic, among the best views I have seen in Western India (mountain, lake and a beautiful sunrise). The resort is actually still under construction and only 80 odd rooms of the planned 250 are currently available. The layout is massive , spread over 45 acres, only parts of it are landscaped, lots of arid vegetation in between. Great views all round of the Tungi hill, lakes and a bunch of hills around. Issue with the layout is that you spend anywhere from 10-20 mins to get anywhere which is all the more arduous when you factor in the blazing heat (It gets really hot, really fast).
The rooms were a lot more spacious and well equipped than some of the more traditional Club Mahindra properties e.g Varca beach or Coorg. We stayed at the 1BR type which was very comfortable for 4 adults.
The key downer for me was the food - only 2 restuarants of which the Mexican restaurant is just for show. The main restaurant had the usual buffet spread but taste and variety were far from good. In fact the coffee was the worst I have ever had, followed closely by the horrible tea. Painful considering the nearest town is 25km away.
the last 10 km stretch is actually being relaid and should be in decent shape by June, which should greatly help the transit times. We took an hour to get here from Lonavala. Hospitality was very nice and no complaints on that front