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“A wonderful place in cradle of nature.”
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191 reviews
Amazing view of Dala Rooster bungalow entrance during daylight.
Dala Rooster bungalow,Panchgani entrance at night.
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View from the Gazebo
Living room
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Dining room
Dining room
Living room with fireplace
Living room with fireplace
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Garden level bedroom
Top floor passage
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View from living room
View of bungalow from NE
Front view of bungalow
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Panchgani, Satara District, Maharashtra

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Very good - based on 191 reviews
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RuchirIna...
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A wonderful place in cradle of nature.”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Wanted to take a weekend break and got Capt Gokhle's contact from Tripadvisor. Right from email interaction till checkout the experience was really nice and homely.

Property is located in one of the most serene location of Panchgani and ideal for a relaxing break or just to enjoy the nature. Staff was ever so courteous and friendly. Pics published can lure but still nothing beats the experience that we got.

I am for sure become a fan of the place.

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Management Response
14 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for posting your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to your next visit to our Dala Rooster very soon.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
6 Jan 2015
Thank you for choosing to stay in our Dala Rooster and we are happy to know that you had a wonderful stay. Do visit us again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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ShefaliTh...
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect!”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Lets just say we has a fantabulous experience on a whole.

To start with the property has a beautiful location. It is very well maintained in terms of the hygiene and cleanliness, staff, decor absolutely perfect.The rooms are huge and very spacious and made with taste, so it the rest of the bungalow. the gazebo has a fabulous view. Don't miss the sun set or sunrise. Also everything like restaurants, shops etc are quite close by.

The staff was really helpful. They follow the rules laid by the owner diligently and humbly in spite of the owner not being there. They were always there and ready to help.

The food that they prepared was really very delicious. Simple, healthy, homely and very very yummy. The had organized the barbecue for us as well which was an amazing experience. Perfect ambiance for it as well.

Overall we had a perfect family holiday where we were all together since it was a bungalow yet we had our own space, in budget, excellent food and service. Thumbs up to the owner and his staff!!! Would love to stay here again.

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Liked best: Location, ambiance, staff, food etc mostly everything
Liked least: There are 6 rooms and 5 bathrooms, Should have been 6. Also it was slightly difficult for my grand parents to move around because the stairs up and down.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Jan 2015
Thank you for posting your review. It was a pleasure hosting you.We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time and we do hope to see you again in the very near future in our Dala Rooster.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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navjay
Mumbai
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Breath taking bungalow in panchgani”
Reviewed 15 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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I visited dala rooster panchgani for a 2 night stay along with 2 other families. The bunglow is very conveniently located away from city hustle and bustle. It is very neat and clean and the cook makes excellent food. Must try is the biryani and paneer masala. They also arrange charcoal barbeque ! When we visited it drizzled slightly in the evening and temp dipped to 10 Deg C !! Add the barbeque and some drinks to this and you are in heavenly bliss. The walk from bunglow to table top in the evening is must try for trekking enthusiasts. Overall good homely stay and will definitely stay again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2014
Thank you for visiting our Dala Rooster and we are glad that you had a wonderful and satisfying stay. Please do visit us again in the near future at your convenience.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Prashant...
Mumbai, India
1 review
“Just perfect Home away from home!!”
Reviewed 15 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Kudos!!..
We spent 3 nights at Dala Rooster and it was the best vacation till date! and the all credit goes to Dala Rooster team...You guys score perfect 10 for cleanliness, service & Smiling faces!!.

Repeat visit for sure!!..Thank you Captain Gokhale thinking and executing this idea of yours.

Regards,
Prashant Gharat

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2014
Thank you so much for posting your review. We at Dala Rooster take pride in looking after guests such as yourselves and are happy to know that your stay was not only enjoyable but met all your expectations. We hope to see you again in the very near future.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Rakesh K
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderfully designed and maintained”
Reviewed 12 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stayed at his venue with my whole family of 20 people, and it was worth a stay in this area with wonderfully designed and maintained bungalow. It was really great experience to explore this area with breath taking view from the living area of property. Each family member had his own way of enjoying and making most of his time on this property.Thanks to Mr & Mrs. Gokhale for making such a wonderful place and with helpful caretaker.will surely visit again......kudos captain

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Dec 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back at your earliest convenience.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Sharmisth...
Mumbai, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very satisfying weekend stay”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Dala Rooster is a beautiful bungalow perched on the edge of a picturesque valley from where one can see the Bhillar falls and a lake. Six of us stayed there with children for 3 days and it was very relaxing and rejuvenating.We went by road from Mumbai and reached within 6 hrs, the property is close to the road , after crossing the Panchgani town, on the left. It would be good if there are couple of signs on the road and on the T junction, to help reach the bungalow

It is thoughtfully appointed with all the amenities and is kept spick and span.Food is very good and affordable.This is important as it is some distance away from the main town of Panchgani. Morning tea , breakfast and evening tea is on the house and so is the milk for the children.Food is prepared by the caretaker couple (Mrs and Mr Bhajan) who stay there and also look after the property.
All the rooms are spacious and have TV and a small safe with enough storage space.Some rooms even had an extra mattress. Although some of the rooms do not have attached bathroom , these are quite accessible. The rooms on top and on ground floor are easily accessible, but the 2 rooms below ground are better for a family as access to them is common. So if one is with a big group , it is better to book the full bungalow, we were 11 of us including the 5 children and had booked 5 rooms out of the 6 available.
We loved the gazebo and our morning tea there with the valley view was just too good .We got rainy weather , but this enhanced the views with lovely mist and the feeling of being in another world. We loved the ambiance of the main hall.

Although there is frequent power failure , there is an inverter and we did not feel the inconvenience, though the hot water had gone kaput as first the power supply and then the main geyser had broken down , but we were provided hot water buckets by the care taker.
The owner ,Captain Vikas Gokhale is very courteous and helpful and he assured us that this will be immediately fixed.

We had a wonderful stay and would strongly recommend this property for a family or a group outing over a vacation or for a short stay for an extended weekend.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 2014
Thank you very much for posting your review inspite of your busy schedule. We are all very glad that your stay was comfortable, enjoyable and met or exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your group photo.
The recent power breakdown during your stay caused by the heavy and unexpected rains resulted in the main cable failure to our water heater system. As we have a inverter back up, this power failure was not noticable. We have since replaced the faulty cable and now also have a brand new solar/electric hybrid water heating system in place which is up and running. As a additional back up, we are also planning to install individual boilers for every toilet.
We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Warm Regards from Capt.Vikas Gokhale and the Dala Rooster Team.
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