We stayed at the MTDC Mahabaleshwar in the second week of October 2011. Having stayed at many other MTDC properties earlier, the expectation from this property was zero. And hence we were not very disappointed with it. Let me first tell you the positives. The resort has huge space surrounded by forests. It is merely a five minute drive away from the main bus stand. It is very close to the sunset point. The rooms are large. The economy room which we stayed in was spacious with its very own changing room. The rates for the stay are reasonable.The various cottages spread over the resort lend it an old world charm especially in the misty evenings. BUT........ what could have been the lovely walks through the resort were spoiled by rubbish thrown all along the paths. There were plastic bottles, papers, etc carelessly thrown around. Maybe the fault lies with the tourists who dont give nature its due respect but since the litter was within the resort boundaries, it could have been cleaned up. The sight of seeing so much garbage at every wonderful turn cringed our insides and I could only imagine the old glory of this once beautiful resort. The economy room was not well maintained. It was not unclean but it was shabby. We saw some rooms near the reception area being renovated, so hopefully they would be better to live in. We did not eat at the restaurant within the premise but had a cup of tea there. The service seemed to be slow. The children's park had broken down slides and swings. The cottages are spread out over a huge area. So if you have senior family members or those who have problems in walking, then its best to have your own vehicle there or atleast make sure that you get a cottage close to the reception area.
If this land was in the hand of a private group, they would have made a top luxury resort and charged us a bomb for it.... I am not angry, while writing the review about this resort but merely saddened at the deterioration of a beautiful jewel of Mahabaleshwar.
- Also Known As:
- Mtdc Holiday Resort Mahabaleshwar Hotel Mahabaleshwar