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“Nice place with great ambience and an awesome restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sahil Sarovar Portico

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Sahil Sarovar Portico
Ranked #34 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place with great ambience and an awesome restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Its a tiny little place tugged away on swirling road behind the Fariyas Hotel in Lonavala. Comparing with the Sarovar Portico standards, it is a small property. In fact, the smallest in the group. However that doesn't make the experience any bad. I would actually think, the compact nature of the place makes it feel quite private.

The place has a great ambiance. The unique curved structure ensures that none of the rooms peep into each other and you have an unhindered 270 degree view of the beautiful valley behind the hotel. The tiny little swimming pool in the lawn further enhances the ambiance. In the evening when the lights come-up, the tastefully done front lawn and pool side further add to visual impact. However the reception could have been better.

The rooms are comfortably sized and the interiors are quite modest. The beds are comfortable. The only the disappointment was the archaic TV in the room. The room, sheets and the bathroom are clean and smell nice too.

The icing on the cake is restaurant and their service. Do not miss out on their chicken preparations. I tried the Chicken Khatta Pyaaz and, I will confess, it was simply awesome. The chicken was very soft and juicy. The vegetables and salads feel so fresh as if they were plucked by the chef just on his way to work.

If you manage to get a discounted rate at this place, it is simply worth the money. Would recommend it to all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Maaz S
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

I am writing this review while I am in the hotel. It was a neat clean room, with a small bathroom, but I was happy to take it. No complaints there but my troubles were just starting. The first thing to to conk off was the A/c and since it was the last room I had to live with it. while the guys were sorting the issue they got in a couple of fans. I got up early in the morning to find no water in the bathroom. When i pointed out this to the management the said the water in the tanks had leaked. They filled in the tanks but then the water in the taps was the most dirtiest water i have seen. Its been 3 hours now and still the water is dirty. I have now used mineral water to brush my teeth. The water heater now stopped working. I have lost my patience and i would be soon checking out. I would still make a mention here that the food was good and the staff was very polite. Not once did they behave improperly during this overdeal.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Creativegene
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Nerul, India
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I wanted to stay in property in Lonaval which is close to nature and little but not much far from main city. I Choose "Sahil Sarovar Protico - Lonavala" as it fulfills both this conditions and another reason it is of Sarovar group.

But was bit disappointed when I reached there....... I would still say the location is good but
1]. Behind the hotel there is a pond or a gutter where all the rain and other water was collected which kind of put me off....
2].I stayed in two different rooms during my 2 night 3 day stay ......... room with pool view are better .........
3]. Room are big in size but no proper interior is done ......
4]. Room gets narrower towards bathroom....so they are small which is ok but they were not clean or even if they were regularly cleaned they did not look clean..
5]. No sign board put on NH 4 or lanes so finding hotel is a task......I would suggest to take same left which is taken for Fariyas....go little further 10 minutes for this hotel...
6]. Food is ok...
7]. Finally.....the room rent should be between 2.7k to 3.2K then it worth.....

The good thing about the hotal is there "STAFF" who are always smiling and ready to help you ......

Room Tip: Room with Pool view on 1st floor ( 206 - 210)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ajay S
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Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Had a 2 night stay here & only fell for this cause my friends had already booked a room for themselves there so i followed suit.
1. Wet bathrooms with drainage issues that wont dry, and later a stink would emanate. Have cringed at the thought of using the washroom. Hot water wouldn't actually be consistently hot. Dirty tiles.
2. The kind of money they charge is absolutely crazy for the kind of rooms you get. the view is terrible or actually creepy the one i got, and i really didnt wanna go the hassle of reporting this to makemytrip.
4. No LCD, tata sky service & electricity never went down.
3. Food, bed & staff attitude i think is what is getting the place still running.
4. Small pool that needs some cleaning & filtering.

Room Tip: Dont book executive rooms as you get weird creepy bungalow view. if u must stay here then book pool...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarfarazz
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Indore, India
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Have stayed during business meet trip, being Sarovar Portico group hotel I had great expectations from the hotel. Even from the website it looked good but as soon as I reached there all my expectations turned off. Firstly the hotel was difficult to trace, then rooms were very normal / ordinary type. The worst thing was bathroom which was too small and triangular shape, no gap between wash basin and seat. The hotel is made in a circular shape due to which size, shape of rooms, lobby all are very inconvenient.

Restaurant was also too small, very limited variety of food. Just too basic.

Overall its very ordinary class hotel, no touch of Sarovar Class.

Room Tip: At least not at ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sanjaymlk
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Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

First of all, everybody associated are very nice and helpful.Experience started from interacting with Anjali of Nariman Point office and till Arjun/Eknath of Resort.

The room : Executive Pool view is their best room as per as view is concerned. I did not find the view too exciting. The Room amenities is nothing that great. We expect atleast a LCD TV and a Mini Bar. The Mini Fridge was there but not operational.

Location: Slightly inside and surprising no visible Sign Board on the way. At least we have not noticed.

Resort Over all: The Parking is a problem if there are reasonable number of Guests. Surely not a Kid Friendly that way. No play zone for Kids; only option is a lone Carom Board.

Food: Awesome. Superb Fresh and tasty. The Buffet option however needs to be more elaborate. Very few options.

Overall good experience.

Room Tip: Stayed at 205....
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank travel_freak_nm74
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
158 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

I booked the hotel because it was from the Sarovar Stable but was in a for a rude shock after I reached the hotel, by the way the Hotel is very difficult to reach, there are no sign boards anywhere, I booked the Executive Room as I was told they were sold out and only two Executive rooms are available, there was no parking space available when I reached the Hotel,unfortunately there was nothing executive or good about the room, the mini bar was empty, the toilets were patheticaly small and the housekeeping standard left much to be desired, the buffet spread was a cruel joke, infact there was hardly any spread, it ended as soon as it began, to top it up there were mosquitos in the room at night, the AC in the room was non existent, the Hotel needs to really pull up its socks to come up to average, I will never stay in this hotel again and advice everyone against going there. Overall a harrowing experience and not recommended at all.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NitKals
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Property: Sahil Sarovar Portico
Address: Near L&T Management Development Centre | Anandgiri Soc, Tungarli, Lonavala 410401, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sahil Sarovar Portico 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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