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“Not much except for the rooms”
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Fountain Hotel
Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Reviewed November 29, 2010

We stayed in Fountain Hotel Mahabaleshwar for 2 nights this time. I personally wanted to check out the place after reading nice reviews about it on various travel portals but was disappointed on a number of counts.
Firstly, the food was a big letdown after all the raving reviews i read. Breakfast lacked variety, only Uthapam, Bread butter, Sabudaana ki khichdi and tea/coffee. Even for a vegetarian fare, it lacked the very basics like cornflakes, milk, fruits, fruit juices (forget more complicated items like paranthas, dosa, idli, sauteed vegetables). We took only one breakfast and preferred to have all other meals outside after that experience.

Secondly, hot water is available only till 11AM, so if you are in the habit of taking a shower before bedtime, be prepared for a very cold one.

We were given an upstairs old annexe room with a nice view. It was non-AC but you don't need AC in Mahabaleshwar in Nov. Toilet was clean, but had bar soaps. Not even tissue papers were provided. Bed and bath linens were clean.

Things to look out for:
check the view from your room as a lot of rooms face inside. Be careful not to take rooms above the dining room/kitchen. In short, this is not a property you can book online.
It is better not to go for AP plans, though the hotel staff try hard to sell that. The food is best taken outside as they only serve set thalis with very little variety. I've stayed at a lot of hotels in india with similar rates (3300/- per night, off season rate) with a lot better food arrangements.
Good to keep in mind the hot water limitations in winter. In summer, please note that ACs dont work during power cuts which can be pretty frequent in a place like Mahabaleshwar.
Overall, i would not suggest this hotel as the first choice in this price group. There are at least a couple of hotels/resorts in mahabaleshwar i can think of right away that has much better service and facilities than this one with some charging even less.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

We had a very pleasant stay at Hotel Fountain.We were given very warm welcome.The Hotel,its Restaurants & rooms are very clean.Staff is very grooming & friendly.The food is really very very good,hygienic & authentic.We really enjoyed the food here.The atmosphere makes you five years younger.The scenery outside the hotel room is very eye-catching & fills your heart with romance. On the check-out day,it was hard for us to leave this place.
We`ll sure suggest our friends about this Hotel.
Will definitely plan to stay at this Hotel in our next visit.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank jasmine1962
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Excellent location, Finger licking food, Good rooms, Good View, Good Amenities. We had booked a Duplex and it was good. Few things need improvement like the cleanliness of toilets, no tea maker in our room and as the pantry closes by 11 we had a problem as I wanted warm milk for my 8 months child but did not have any facility.Experience was overall good.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2010

this hotel i would say luxurious for its food quality and taste and the facility provided by mrs Ritaben

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank chiragmody
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

We booked Fountain Hotel for 2 nights and 3 days. It is located at just a kilometres distance from the market area. It is fun to walk up and down as the climate is very agreeable for those who want to escape Mumbai's heat. The staff who welcomed us were not only very courteous but also genuinely helpful. The rooms and bathroom are very clean so there was no hygiene issue. The best part about this hotel was the food. The number of food variety they offer on a breakfast platter is unbelievable large compared to the cost we paid. The menu differs from south indian to north indian and chaat so as to suit everybody's taste buds. They also have a recreational room that provides indoor games for those like us who just wanted to chill in the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank bhushy
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

The views from the room were good. That was one of our main criteria to look for a hotel in a hill station. We booked it through a travel agent and were happy with our decision. Food was good. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank right97
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

from the outside the building seems impressive, however the hotel rooms are very sparsely furnished and by no means cozy or classy. You may want to carry your own toiletries, tooth brush, shaving kit etc. The towels aren't very clean, the bathroom fittings primitive. Hot water is not available 24/7 but only between 7 - 11AM. If you are a meat eater, you have come to the wrong place as this hotel serves only vegetarian food. If you are on a package deal (like I was), you can't get room service and you will have to partake all your meals in the hotel's dining hall. The food can range from average to good. The best part about the hotel is its vast surroundings and a hospitable staff. Also this is a pet friendly hotel, so I was able to take my dog there without a problem

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Thank mb4ever
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Additional Information about Fountain Hotel

Address: Opp. Koyna Valley, Mahabaleshwar 412806, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Mahabaleshwar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Price Range: $62 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fountain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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