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“Adjustable for the money”
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Sky Blue Resort
Ranked #66 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Mumbai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Adjustable for the money”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The facilities in the hotel is hardly functional. The TT table, gym and swimming pool are not usable. The hotel is at a location which is in reachable by autorikshaws. Overall stay is average. Please collect the contact number of an autorikshaw driver so that you need not walk all the way back to find an auto.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I had a made booking for 2 nights for 15 February and 16 February 2013 using Cleartrip.com at Sky Blue Resorts, Lonavala.

On 15 February 2013, I reached Sky Blue Resorts at approximately 1730 hrs to check in. Upon reaching, I saw a dilapidated structure at the end of a cobbled road, which was named Sky Blue Resort. The exterior and the entrance lobby definitely did not look as good as what was shown in the pictures on Cleartrip.


I was greeted by two men, who looked like goons. One of the men claimed to be the manager, while the other man named 'Abhi' claimed to be the owner. It was evident that there were no other guests in the hotel, but some old women who appeared to be the owner's relatives.


The manager showed us room nos 214, 215, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 108 - none of which looked anything like what was shown on the pictures uploaded on Cleartrip.com. In the pictures, the rooms appear clean and well-maintained with bright yellow walls and new-looking white sheets on the beds.

In reality, each of the rooms had a broken main-door. None of the rooms was cleaned for days with stains of tea, tobacco spits and the toilets were akin to public toilets. The sheets were stained in every room. When we asked the attendants to change the sheets to washed sheets, his response was "ab kya poore din bedsheets dhote baithega kya? Aapko daag toh sab sheets mein milega" ["Now should [we] be washing bedsheets all day? You're bound to find stains in all sheets"]

When we complained to the owner and the manager about the broken doors, unclean rooms and unwashed sheets, both the manager and owner claimed that they had shown us the best of their rooms available, and that we should speak to Cleartrip about the problems we face at the hotel and that they are not liable to answer us. This was communicated to us in quite a rude manner. When I asked the individual named Abhi why was he being rude to his customer, he said if we find him rude, its our problem. The manager then told us that Abhi was the owner of the place - almost as if justifying that he was entitled to be rude to customers visiting that hotel.


Eventually, I did NOT check in to the resort and informed Cleartrip about the experience immediately and requested a refund. Cleartip put me in a loop of phone calls to customer service for two days without any result on my refund request. For me, this experience will be etched in my mind as a fraud nexus run in tandem by both Cleartrip and the hoteliers.

Never again, Cleartrip - and Sky Blue Resort, that place doesn't deserve to remain in operation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Swimming Pool is pathetic, they don't even provide towel by poolside. The attitude of staff was horrifying, they didn't even stop us when we showed intention to leave the place. And finally we actually did leaving our advance payment as charity to this hotel. Room quality is also very bad. Food was also very poor. Over all resort is not meant for family holiday. No play area for children.

Room Tip: All rooms are bad.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Dirty and Filthy rooms, 3 rd class service , no phone working, pathetic bathrooms, Mr.ABHI their M.D is the most sick and arrogant man , dirty swimming pool, awefulll breakfast, sick location. Nothing was right with this old & deplated building which they called resort.
Please go if u wanna go there and actually fight with the staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Dont stay at sky blue; if u dont have a vehicle. With u.rooms are ok. But poor furniture.and nt maintained well. I dont found worth for my money.furthur when I arrived. ; they gave me standard room instead of deluxe rooms. Iam nt satisfied with my weekend with skyblue.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Not at all close to the pictures shared on the net. Arrogant staff. Highly inaccessible from city with a very rough and steep drive to the resort.
Strengths: Quiet secluded location, Budget Tariff.

Not at all recommended on weekdays if you dont have a huge group along.

Room Tip: You can choose any room on a weekday. The one facing the stream in monsoon was still decent enough.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sky Blue Resort

Property: Sky Blue Resort
Address: Plot No 5&6, Old Tungarli | Behind Fariyas Hotel, Lonavala 410401, India (Formerly Hotel Whispering Brook)
Location: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lonavala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sky Blue Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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