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Sun-n-Sand Hotel, Shirdi
Ranked #8 of 81 Hotels in Shirdi
Reviewed April 26, 2009

It was unbelievable to see a hotel like this at a pilgrimage place in Shirdi. I would give a 5 star to this hotel. Rooms were clean. the hotel even has a Health club with swimming pool and 2 restaurants.
The service is wonderful. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Praveen M
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Reviewed April 19, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night in April 09. I suppose all visitors to this city come to visit primarily for the holy shrine, and stay for just night.

This hotel is the highest rated hotel in the city (3 or 4 star) and has the largest number of rooms. Many visitors to the city do not care about stay comforts since the overiding preoccupation of the mind is search of the divine intervention in their lives. But there are many who want to mix it with a comfortable stay too...more so for their kids who have to be papmered as a compromise for 2-3 hours of long stay in the queue for shrine visit. They stay at such hotels. I was one such.

However the hotel must be begging for renovation for years. It looks as a hotel of the early 90's, like the old Holiday Inns. Large rooms....but old furniture, linens, upholsteries. Towels look suspect. Setting not suited for family of 3-4 members. I had taken a suite which had a bed room and a living room. The one king bed was small. For the kids it was mattress on the floor (they did not have trolley type beds). I would have been better off taking two standard rooms than a suit (atleast there would have been two large beds). Dont mistake old furniture with öld World Charm". Charm is missing.

The a/c control units were not functional...so one had to live with just one constant temperature and fan speed.

The hotel leaflet said two restaurants (one buffet and one multicuisine). However the two were merged as one restaurant...as one large hall and one could'nt differentiate.

The pool and the lawn is fine though. The best thing I liked about the hotel is its SPA...slight expensive but worth it. There is a water theme park right behind the hotel site. We didnt visit this place but it appeared to have some good rides and pools.

The hotel is continuing to see its cash register ring...perhaps due to first time visitors like us, and perhaps due to limited competition. I paid INR 11,200 ($250) including taxes, extrra bed and breakfast for all. May be I paid higher amount as I booked just the previous night and the day of visit was particulary a heavy busy period. One buffet meal (L/D) costs INR 325 for adults and INR 225 for kids.

And the managemenmt need to do something about the approach road...after taking the turn from the highway the road was was all broken and full of potholes.

The Hotel is sitting on its past glory...but if one new hotel of similar category comes in...the owners of Sun-n-Sand will have to wake up. Not a great value for money proposition for its name...but presently very limited choice if you wish to stay at national branded hotels. I will try the other one next time which is in the same category (Shraddha Inn).

Stayed: April 2009
Thank aarkayMumbai
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

The hotel is very good to recide.The rooms very spacious but it is not upto the 5 star standards. The room service is good and they are available for service for round the clock. Its also located very near to Sai Darshan.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Thank SureshK
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Reviewed December 4, 2008

A very good place to visit. this is the heavenly abode of Sri Sri Saibaba. one of the spiritual locations of India. It is worth visiting this place once every year. The location and atmosphere of the hotel Sun-n-Sand is amazing. i enclose herewith photo of this hotel. One single interesting fact of this place - this town is absolutely free of non-veg foods which i liked very much.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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Thank bidyabhusan
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Reviewed October 8, 2008

We just returned from this hotel, defiantly not a 5 star hotel as the web site claims. We confronted the manager about it and he became very upset. Maybe a 2-3 star, but one of the better hotels in the area. .

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Thank DharmeshUsa
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Reviewed February 19, 2008

We went to shirdi to visit the Saibaba temple & chose to stay at the Sun-n-Sand based on its 5 star reputation in Bombay. Well, that was a mistake. This place is barely a 2 star by international standards. Further, the service is very poor.
- the hotel offers a free ride to the temple except our driver kept us wating for 40 minutes on our return (at night & we had a young child with us)
- the food is very expensive by rural India standards & the quality is very mediocre. It also showed up almost 1 hour late.
- We had these guys arrange to pick us up and drop us back in Mumbai. Big mistake. The agency they chose basically sucked. The driver who took us in was sick (tummy flu, very nice) & showed up an hour late to pick us up. The driver who took us back told us that he was asked to return the same day! The poor guy had to make a round trip of around 12 - 13 hours in pretty dangerous road conditions. They treat their drivers badly and provide them with no training. The drivers didn't know Mumbai, got lost & on our return, got held up by the cops near Flora Fountain for trying to use the wrong lane. We had to wait in heavy traffic with a young child in the car for nearly 45 minutes while the poor driver dealt with the cops. When we chatted with the driver, he told us that he'd been misled to believe that we needed to be dropped off at the airport in Mumbai, not that we had to enter the real city.

All in all, avoid this place unless you have to go to Shirdi and there's no other choice.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Address: Village Nighoj | Taluka Kopergaon, Shirdi 423109, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Ahmednagar District > Shirdi
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Shirdi
#7 Family Hotel in Shirdi
Price Range: $52 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun-n-Sand Hotel, Shirdi 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Shirdi, where history and spirituality blend seamlessly to offer an unforgettable experience. Sun-n-Sand, Shirdi’s premiere five star hotel is situated at just 5 minutes walk from the Saibaba Temple and is conveniently located, one km away from the railway station. The hotel, built on a five acre plot with beautiful landscaped gardens boasts of new richly renovated 100 guestrooms and 20 serviced apartments. Maintaining the sanctity of the pious city, this five star hotel offers strictly vegetarian fare and has a no alcohol policy. Sun-n-Sand Shirdi houses the city’s only Italian fine dining restaurant, "Little Italy" along with "Checkers," the coffee shop which serves vegetarian buffet meals and features a full service multi-cuisine a la carte menu. It is equipped with a conference room, indoor and outdoor banquet areas and the renowned "Kaona Spa." This five star hotel offers unmatched recreational facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, joggers track, children’ play area, fully equipped games room with pool table, table tennis and various coin operated games. Internet facility is available at extra charges. Sun-n-Sand Shirdi offers complimentary buffet breakfast and free shuttle service to The Saibaba Temple to all its residents. ... more   less 
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