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Brightland Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 50 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Was on a family vacation here. Amazing place beautiful location, good food, spa was good, rooms were fabulous. Kids liked the place very much. Heated swimming pool, lots of activities, good bright gardens make your day! Service was very good! Though on higher side on your wallet, it is value for money paid!

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We had a family of 8 and stayed there from June 15-17, 2012. The resort is clean and nice and near the central mahabaleshwar maket, though you need a vehicle if you stay at this resort.

The rooms are nice with wonderful beds and lots of activities like Gymnasium, carrom, TT, snooker etc. So spending time wiithin the resort is also good. There are 4 restaurants where you can get from tandoor to italian food. The food is a bit pricey but good.

The rooms on lower pool side can easily accomodate 2 couples but the resort sells this room too as a 2 people room instead of a family room for 4 people.

Quite a nice exprience staying at the resort and the views too are fantastic... Cheers !!!

Room Tip: The rooms on lower pool side are excellent as they include a mezzanine floor with a TV on top also...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We had a GALA time at this place from 29th June 2012 and 30th June 2012, where we around 145 ex college people assembled. The hotel is excellent, the personnel courteous, the food good, and the facilities just great. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to all my friends. In fact the hotel now has 145 ambassadors. Keep it up.

Room Tip: Take valley view rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights with friends and must say the hotel loaction / services / food was good and met our expectations....close from the market place yet away from the crowded zone...the main attraction is the hotel location.....Spacious rooms....

recommeneded for friends / family ......

Room Tip: Oak / lotus / Duplex Room are recommended....
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

We were a group of friends who stayed at the Brightland Holiday Village recently.even though it was a weekend and the hotel was packed the staff was very efficient.....from baggage handling to housekeeping. The hotel commands a great view .....away from the market area with lovely walks around. The rooms are nice and clean with all basic ameneties and some of them command a great view of the Valley.The Italian restaurant serves amazing thin crust pizzas and their spa is beautiful. All in all a good experience

Room Tip: The raspberry cottage rooms have a great view of the Valley.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed here From 7th to 10th June 2012. We were a group of 4 couples and 2 children.. we had prebooked teh rooms from mumbai.. We had got couple of rooms upper poolside & couple of em Lower Poolside.. I have been to mahabaleshwar like 10 times... and we normally used to stay at Sherwood Resort, but this time we thought of trying Brightland.... coz the food quality and taste @ sherwood has gone down a bit in the last 5 years... but we were big time disappointed with the "food" at Brightland... Didnt enjoy a single meal. Man it was BLAND most of the time.. and thier rates are exorbitantly high. I mean we requested the chef to cook spicy mutton for us on the last day.... but it was still very bland.... yea it was cooked decently and we appreciated the hardwork... but ... not so good...

The Rooms were clean but looked dated. The rooms need renovation. the upper poolside rooms are too small and congested... lower poolside are slightly better... also while booking they tell u that there is a good view from the poolside rooms n stuff... but actually there isnt....
all you can see is the resorts servant quarters from thier rooms... thats it... no view at all....

Pool is too small for a 4 star. Jacuzzi was strictly ok. Didnt try the Spa...

I think we would not come back here... sherwood or Ramsukh is any day better with better food, better pool, better views, better rooms, & better rates.

Room Tip: Check the pics uploaded by members of tripadvisor ;)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

The place was just about okay. Nothing close to what is being shown at the resort's website or what is written on tripadvisor. Old hotel with old rooms, but clean. So if you are looking for stunning views and luxury (which you would expect because you would be paying a top dollar value for reservation); not a place to go.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Brightland Resort & Spa
Address: Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India (Formerly Brightland Holiday Village)
Location: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Mahabaleshwar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#5 Family Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
#5 Spa Hotel in Mahabaleshwar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Brightland Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BRIGHTLAND is Mahabaleshwar's finest resort with world class amenities and facilities. Located in a exclusive peaceful location on a hillside, overlooking the Krishna river valley and the Sahyadri hill ranges and surrounded by dense tropical rain forest. The view is superb and the facilities unmatched by any in Mahabaleshwar. The only small hotel in the world with 4 independent restaurants,offering Indian, Italian, Oriental, Gujrati, and Mughlai cuisines, an all glass lounge/bar overlooking the valley, Prana spa, a fully equipped fitness center, a solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court and all major indoor games. ... more   less 
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Brightland Holiday Village Mahabaleshwar

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