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Brightland Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 50 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful in the rain”
Reviewed July 29, 2010

Drove to Mahabaleshwar with the family and found Brightland easily. The location is really picturesque. It is very close to Kate's point which is a recommended tourist spot.....a lovely 10minute walk from the hotel. The common areas of the hotel are nice but the bar,very appropritely named Over the Edge, is spectacular. The rooms are modrately furnished....we stayed in the upper poolside rooms. Some of the suites were lavishly furnished compared to these rooms. Housekeeping was the only sore point as we felt there was much room for improvement in that area.
The biggest positive was food and beverage. The food was really beyond expectations. The Italian food from the Olive Garden is as good as you can find in any large cosmopolitan city. The Indian cuisine was also very good.....hot piping rotis with ghee/butter when you are sitting and watching the rain is a real delicacy. I would not recommend the Chinese/Oriental food though. Over all a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

On entering here it does not feel as if you have entered a hotel but feels as if you have entered a small beautiful valley resort. It is situated surrounded by hills and the place feels like heaven. It has one of the best business recreation room and is very very spacious to have a walk with spouse or colleagues or friends. They have an inbuilt cafeteria which has awesome food and the style is very ethnic and comfortable. If you are a foody then you cannot get better variety of breakfast, lunch or dinner than being here. Lots of corporate have tie up with this resort/hotel due to its fascinating location which helps to conduct team building activities, a large conference room to hold meeting, and a lovely vicinity where you can even enjoy trekking. In short very good for corporate as well as individual getaway from the urban rush.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Vapi, India
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

the cottage in which i stayed with my cousins was really very beautiful, large, elegant.
as i like swimming so i was very happy to see a swimming pool with a small slide there
the spa was the best
now talking about mahabaleshwar its an awesome hill station to watch out friends

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

Mahabaleshwar in the rains is a treat, and the location of Brightland overlooking the valley makes it even more memorable. Brightland is a superb property, among the best resorts in Mahabaleshwar. Well maintained lawns, nice pool and lots of place within the resort to roam around.

Food is good and the spa is also really worth trying, though quite expensive. We went in off season so there was no crowd, but I have a feeling when occupancy is high, the restaurant must be getting quite cramped. Service was good and we didn't have any problems through the stay.

One problem I had was that the room was exceptionally small considering the price you pay for the stay, but it was well equipped. The other problem was that although the valley view was superb, if you were to look below eye level, there was quite a lot of muck visible at the back of the hotel!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

During the day - the Conference facilities were simply awesome. During the evening - lazy retreat at the open restaurant and rains helped us unwind from a mentally draining morning Business Meeting. The View and the tourist spots are wonderful to visit during the evenings. Mobile connectivity - relatively poort - actually was a blessing for the monring sessions to continue - uninterrupted.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

This is a very complete resort very near to Mumbai where in everything is just excellent.....The rooms, the room service, Housekeeping, Dining facilities, Restaurants, recreational activities, night club, bar, italian restaurant, barbeques......Kerela Ayurved Massages not to mention.....
The swimming pool was very clean and very well maintained....

I would recommend this to one and all.....Its value for money for the pleasure seekers !!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

If you looking for a option thats truly 4 starrish in Mahableshwar, at the same time tucked away from the main road nestled amongst beutiful green location views then this is the place.
Great food, one of the best spas in the hill station with all amenities like Health Club, pool, etc.
Expensive but for those who can afford go for it, please note in Mahableshwar its very important to have your own mode of transport, alot more if you choose this place...

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Brightland Resort & Spa

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
#6 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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