We had selected Citrus Chambers, Mahabaleshwar for our honeymoon stay after a lot of in-depth research about Mahabaleshwar based hotels and resorts. Personally I am a huge fan of setting up my own custom vacations.I like my own way of traveling.
I and my wife Sana stayed for our honeymoon at Citrus Chambers - Mahabaleshwar property during May 2013.
Our Experience :-
Its truly a heritage property. A boutique hotel with a unique calm and serene environment.
The resort lobby building resembles an old colonial look - amazing window panes and cafeteria on the side verandas.
The moment we stepped into the resort, we felt a sense of temperature cooling and freshness in the air which was really soothing to our faces. The resort is surrounded by lush green trees and colourful flowers all over which has a very calming effect. The check-in was super quick and the reception staff was extremely courteous to us with a welcoming smile.
The resort staff always used to greet us whenever they happen to see us on the campus.
The resort has a unique and sprawling colonial look campus with various accommodation types.
We had booked our stay in the Deluxe Room on the first floor. Our room was nicely set-up and and there was ambient lighting done with the help of antique looking lampshades. The room was extremely spacious and comfortable with a nice veranda in the front. The room was spacious enough to accommodate a family of four members. The room had a vintage or heritage look in terms of its furnishings. It was an unique experience for both me and my wife. The washroom wore a royal look and its ambience was very pleasing. We enjoyed sparkling cool water from the basin taps as a natural face wash. It was an unique and never felt before kind of experience. The room was located at the corner end of the building and hence there used to be complete calmness and peace. Room's A/C unit was a little noisy but acceptable.
In terms of the room interiors - it exceeded our expectations and the resort succeeded in making our honeymoon trip memorable for the lifetime.
The greatest advantage of Citrus Chambers is that this resort is situated just a 5 minutes walk away from the main Mahabaleshwar market. Hence we used to enjoy our late night strolls into the market without any worry of getting back early to the hotel room. Yet we did not feel any hustle and bustle of the busy market once inside the resort campus.
The campus of Citrus Chambers is truly amazing. It has those antique wooden chairs and tables placed all over at appropriate places for spending a wonderful morning or evening. One can pursue his book reading hobby or enjoy a delicious strawberry shake siting on one of those wooden chairs or just enjoy a masala chai in the evening !!
One place that we truly enjoyed during our stay at the Citrus Chambers was its poolside gazebo. This was the most romantic spot of our evening spends. We enjoyed it sooo much that we even had a poolside candle light dinner under the gazebo arranged exclusively for us on our last day. Santosh was the person in-charge for serving us the food along the pool-side and his service was truly up to the mark. A very well-mannered person. The chef had prepared an excellent Veg. Biryani for us. It was truly exotic in taste with rich traditional Indian spices.
The resort had an excellent buffet breakfast spread served every morning. There were lots of choices including Indian, Continental, Omelettes, freshly cut fruits and a couple of juices and shakes too.
Mr. Purnendu Ghosh, who was the manager in-charge for food and beverages section was always kind enough to walk up to us every morning at the breakfast table to ensure that we enjoyed our stay at the resort.
One thing that we missed at Citrus Chambers was the oven for serving wood-fired pizzas. We had to go to Evershine Resort nearby to enjoy its famous wood-fired pizzas.
The resort even has a free WiFi all over the campus with excellent speed. However we discovered it on our last day of the stay as we weren't informed in advance at the time of check-in.
The resort has indoor sports such as carom boards, table tennis and even has outdoor umbrellas for enjoying a barbecue meal.
To summarize - your search for stay in Mahabaleshwar should end here at Citrus Chambers !!
Shadab & Sana
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