I have been staying in this hotel since I was less than a year old. Now, 26 yrs later, it is still my preferred destination to stay in Mahabaleshwar.We visit M'war atleast once ayear.
PROS: Equipped with outstanding service and a huge campus, the striking feature of this hotel is that there are all single storeyed rooms side-by-side with a small sit-out area that can be used for nice tea/drinks and chit-chat for family groups. The service cannot be described in words. Once they know you. things as per choice are ready even before you ask for them. The campus has a wonderful Ram-temple with beautiful idols. There is anice spiritual feel in the eve when the lights are on, dhoop is circulated in all rooms and the "aarti"(prayer) begins.Lots of parking space is available
CONS: They have not adapted to the times. The interiors of the rooms are still as per old style, not very glamorous. The vast campus hasnt been developed the way it could have in last 26 yrs. Food quality has slightly declined over the years.
Conclusion: with walking-proximity to market, excellent service and ambience, it will continue to be my home away from home!