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MTDC Holiday Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lonar
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Our overall experience at MTDC Lonar was good. But fixtures, phones, basic facilities can be lacking and that seems surprising. Besides an over zealous and almost over bearing Manager/Owner, who of course didnt deter our tour plans, was a tad irritating... The Lake needs desperate clean up operations and some education to visitors via staff would be helpful...

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

MTDC 'Resort' at Lonar is the worst place I have ever stayed in. The room size is OK but cleanliness is non-existent with virtually no maintenance whatsoever. Toilets are filthy. There are dormitories as well as AC Rooms. But quality of both is terrible.

The property itself is huge and has a stunning location just opposite the Lonar crater. Had it been operated by any private hotel they would have made it a great place to stay. Food was just OK.

The lonar crater is fantastic. The temples around the crater are worth seeing. All in all a great location but totally messed up by MTDC.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank ninadum
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is a Maharashtra government hotel - and is run exactly like one. Poor service, an 'I don't care' attitude, lack of cleanliness and general indifference to customers' well being.

First the rooms. They are OK, but the toilets are frightening. They are filthy and with age-old, leaking, non working plumbing fixtures. I saw a big frog when in my toilet and screamed so loud that it woke up my father. The problem? My father was not accompanying us in this trip, he was in Pune.

Service - less said the better.

Food - terrible. It is over priced and tasteless. We ordered a chicken dish and they served us only bones. And I am not even sure if they belonged to a chicken or some other animal. Chapatis were hard and required a lot of effort to bite.

So should you really stay at this hotel? Yes, because there is simply NO other option. Stay here for a night max - not more than that. Eat somewhere else and pack your bags as soon as you have seen the beautiful crater.

Tourism minister of MH - how is tourism in MH going to develop with 'resorts' like this? As a Maharashtrian, I am ashamed to say that this hotel belonged to my state.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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8  Thank Abhijeet P
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

MTDC Resort is the only best option to stay near LONAR LAKE. Best part of the Resort is that one can see LONAR LAKE from the first floor of Resort having tea/coffee. Dinning is good. Cleanness need to be better. Staff is co operative. Resort's Campus is very big and wel maintained. Over all it is the best staying option for families.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank shaileshu10
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

The biggest USP of the place is its location, the steps for the crater lake is just on the other hand of the road. Massive area though underutilised and like many other MTDC proerties, not very well maintained. The staff is helpful though with eased out check-out times and contacts for your guide or transporters ready with them everytime you ask. We stayed for one night in the AC rooms, one of which had a broken toilet seat cover and not so clean looking toilet seat. The sleeping was peaceful. Overall appearence of the place was good . The dormitory that we booked for a stay of few hours the next day had clean beds and linen but cleanliness was a downer when it came to the toilet.

Coming to the restaurant to the top, the cook probably did not understand what 'less spicy' means that compelled us look for other alternatives which sadly are missing in this small village. Service was quick compared to the only other 'veg' restaurant we visited.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Saugata C
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

I was sick when I arrived at MTDC Resort, and the staff was so lovely and helpful - they brought me fresh fruit from the village and had a doctor come in to see me. When I offered to pay them for their services they denied. It is not the cleanest place, but the room was spacious and had a terrace attached with view of the crater rim. It is beautiful and peaceful there. If you want cleaner places you have to go to more touristy areas - but then you've obviously got more tourists around you.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank MissMonkey76
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

MTDC lonar carries on the tradition of MTDC havin the best location for its properties. The resort is located bang in front of the crater. The view is awesome.

We took a AC room and it was worth the money. I think the resort has been refurbished since the room was pretty decent in comparison to the reviews mentioned in the site. The AC worked well and a flat panel TV was there for company. The bathroom was big, spacious and clean.. No complaints there..

The food service was basic. Dont expect much there. Would tend to think that cleaniess could have been better but i guess this is one thing which is perpectually present in all MTDC canteens. Since they are privately managed hygeince is slightly compromised by private contractors.

Probably for better food one should go the town nearby which has some new eating joints.

Overall Lonar is a sight to see. One option of visiting Lonar is having night stay in aurangabad and travel by cab to Lonar. The distance is arnd 100kms and would take around 3 hrs one way. So you can visit Lonar in a single day if you are finicky about hotel quality.

Lots of mosquitoes so take liquid odomos or allout with you...

Room Tip: Lots of mosquitoes so take liquid odomos or allout with you...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about MTDC Holiday Resort

Address: Paryatan Sankul Buldhana District, Lonar 443302, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Buldhana District > Lonar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lonar
Price Range: £10 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Mtdc Holiday Hotel Lonar

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