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“Decent hotel, good value for money”
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Bharat Hotel
Ranked #30 of 51 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed at the Bharat Hotel at our recent trip to Mahbaleshwar. The place is pretty decent, neat and good value for money. Ample parking space, which was important since we always drive down. The hotel is walking distance from the central market and thereby, conveniently close to restaurants etc. The only problem was the restricted timing for hot water and worse, the staff waking you up every morning to ensure you can finish your bath etc within the hot water availability window. That was a real disturbance in an otherwise good trip.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had visited Bharat hotel before and had really enjoyed my stay. During this visit they had some construction on going due to which the maintenance the rooms we were staying were not up to the mark. The food during our first stay was much better than this time around.
However the place is wonderful and very close to the market. Hopefully the construction work will be completed whenever we plan to visit next.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank ks2410
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

at Hotel Bharat , M'shwar, every year i find improvisation in all the departments around. Rooms are more spaciously appointed,hygiene is improved,Food is marvellous. Most authentic taste ,indeed for all the various Indian cuisine they serve, be it Udipi breakfast food, Rajasthani , Gujju farsan dhokli,kadhi Khichadi or Marathi delicacies. Of course, Continental Veg.spread also was available.Only a seasoned group of Chefs can do justice to all such variegated spread. The only jarring eyesore was change from a cute lawn to drab desi auburn coloured stone rectangle farshi,
From April 2013, they are readying to start their own swimming pool, jacussi & an Open Air Theatre with stage for the dancing ,grooving young guests. 25-28 Feb., the weather was excellent,pollution free, stunningly shining foliage all around with fruity smell of spring filling in the ambience at BHARAT HOTEL on the road to Babington Point & Tapola; just about 100 meters from the fully stocked, overflowing market on main Bazaar street.

Room Tip: take facing the quadrangle if you are group like ours.For large families Independent Bunglow facing...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank pappadda
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

the ambience of the hotel was good. it was cold and room heaters were not available and rooms appeared damp. linen needs to be replaced and more lighting in the room be provided. reception people were polite and were considerate in allowing us to check out late. bathroom quality is average - can be improved. food is very good and the price is reasonable, especially the buffet. Magic show for the kids was excellent. Hotel should consider arranging a bonfire for the guests to relax in the evenings. Room service is prompt.

Room Tip: insist on rooms that are in the main area. they look better furnished and maintained than the rooms...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Suresh Y
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very rude managers. not at all friendly. we booked this hotel through Heena tours package. Hence after we reached the hotel guys were so rude to adjust any timne for our scenary trip. We were given a sad room, basement area, where the smoke of chimneys through air.
Our room was gloomy and there was garbage dump behind our room.

We even told them how bad ppl wrote abt them on tripadvisor because of this behaviour of theirs , they didnt care a penny.

Food was good. Thats it. Avoid this hotel. Hotel Rajesh is a very good hotel, expensive though great for familyand worth.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank AnujaRunal
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Hotel maintenance is not good. Rooms have deteriorated. The floors are always wet. Even the mattresses are a bit wet. I had a horrible experience .
The absensce of cleanliness. Wrt the food, it is decent and is worth for money.

Room Tip: Dont go for this hotel.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank RameshA136
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

After much research and limited availability I chose hotel Bharat Classic AC room... when we reached there we were made to wait as the room was not clean, even though we reached at 12 noon and our checkin time was 9am... however that was not a problem... I had taken my wife there for celebrating her birthday and when we entered the room my reaction was W**, this is by far the worst room i've seen at per night cost of approx 3500 and how can i stay in such a shabby place.....later on inspection i found that this is not AC room hence I went inquiring to management who said that by mistake they gave a wrong room.... to my delight, the classic AC room was much better. Had the standard room been offered free of cost to me, still i would have avoided staying there......hence sincere suggestion... even though it is freezing cold outside, please go for AC room only.....
Classic ac room was well maintained, even though the TV made such strange noises on starting up that I had to call management to ensure it didnt burst....but they told me its like that only and the noise will die in 10 mins... which it actually did.... Good that I'm not much a fan of TV or else I was in for a severe disappointment..... For a room that you charge in excess of 3000 a LCD with good connection is minimmum one can expect.....

Overall, just little better than OK

Room Tip: Always AC....
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Vivek P
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Additional Information about Bharat Hotel

Address: Tapola Road | Near New Lake, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Mahabaleshwar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 51 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Price Range: $48 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bharat Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Us Established in 1951, among the very foremost establishments in Mahableshwar and achieving excellence ever since in hospitality is a brief description of The Bharat Hotel. Strategically located 10 Mins Walking distance from town and 5 Mins by car from Bus Station. Located near the city center on Tapola Road, the journey to Pune Airport is approximately 120 minutes by car. Each of our stylish rooms are a perfect blend of nature and luxury with modern touches and technology The Bharat Hotel located in bliss surroundings, Lake on one side and Western Ghats on the other providing a perfect set up for a luxurious vacation midst the natural beauty. Service we offer at The Bharat gives a feeling of warmth and content to the guests hence, making them our loyal and help making us better every day. Bharat has a reputation for decades for serving delicious vegetarian food in town and has a Restaurant Bay Leaf, setup just by the lakeside. Hence in a brief Hotel Bharat has is a promising hotel with loads of expertise and experience brought to your offerings in an affordable blend with luxury. ... more   less 

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