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Amazing view of Dala Rooster bungalow entrance during daylight.
Dala Rooster bungalow,Panchgani entrance at night.
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Panchgani, Satara District, Maharashtra

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SalilDive...
Pune, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful time with friends and kids during stay at Dala Rooster”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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We - Group of 8 adults and 5 kids - had rented this place and really loved our stay there.

The location of the bungalow is ideal and the views from living and dining room are amazing (surely they would be better in rains). The entire property is very well maintained and house itself is very clean, especially beds and toilets.

Yadav couple do their very best in making guests feel comfortable and prepared some amazing barbeque which was delectable.

Couple of downsides: Timings for breakfast and dinner should be relaxed assuming everyone is there for a vacation. Self cooking is not permitted which should be with the caveat that the cleaning be owned by guests themselves.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
11 Mar 2015
Thank you for posting your review. Your comments regarding the fixed meal timings and self cooking are noted. The reason we have kept fixed meal times is because we have had guests in the past who expected to be served past midnight and sometimes at odd hours of the day. We have a limited number of trained staff and they do the cooking, cleaning and general upkeep of the property. They too require their fair share of rest so that they give their very best service at all times. Self cooking was allowed earlier but we later discountinued it. Main reason being the cleanliness of the kitchen and dining areas. Some of the guests who were allowed self cooking were offended when they were told to clean up afterwards. Hope you will understand as ours is a homestay and very different from a hotel experience.

We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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Vibhaji
Mumbai, India
1 review
“Dala Rooster-A Hidden Gem in the Panchgani hills”
Reviewed 18 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The stay @ Dala was the highlight of our trip to Panchgani 10days back-it was the perfect setting for a fab reunion of our Girl Gang after 20yrs of college so it was all the more memorable. Have been to several Homestays as part of my travels all over India and overseas and this one surely ranks among the top.

The property has a fantastic location overlooking the valley, clean, tastefully done up and well maintained rooms, lots of open space, delicious food and exceptional hospitality from the hosts plus the caretakers who take extra care to make your stay very pleasant and comfortable.

Special thanks to Bhajan and his wife Suvarna (the caretakers) who gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home. We were treated to an awesome barbecue in the evening in the glass Gazebo and some really wholesome, homestyle breakfast on both days that had us over eating and enjoying ourselves to the hilt. We also had a fun time picking up and savouring the large, fresh and juicy strawberries in the garden patch.

Kudos to Capt Vikas Gokhale and his team for providing an overall great stay @ Dala with attention to every small detail and it has indeed left all of us asking for more- each of us surely plan to come back with our families to enjoy this wonderful experience-thank you Vikas.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
18 Feb 2015
Thanks a ton for your appreciation and encouraging words. We are very happy to know that you had a enjoyabe stay in our Dala Rooster. Please visit us again with your family and friends.

Warm Regards from all of us in Dala Rooster.
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SmritiVat...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“"Everything Nice"”
Reviewed 16 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Yes, this place is everything the reviews are making it out to be. Certainly a 5 star in the home-stay category.

I am so frequent in my visits now that it was about time I found a place like this. Given my intolerance for dollar food and filthy accommodations that panchgani mahabi is filled with, Dala is a little piece of God sent grace.

I arrived with an upset stomach. I left completely sorted the next day. They make food per request - veg or non veg. Its good old home style cooking served with a huge smile. I loved the fresh wholesome feel of the food. It was refreshing not to be at the mercy of unhealthy restaurant food.

The location is fabulous, the house scenic and immaculately kept. They have barbecue and bonfire option if u like. Its very conveniently located and has ample parking space.

Running water supply, clean bath provisions, state of the art dish and clothes washers - I was very impressed with the conveniences made available to guests.

We really appreciated the use of bio degradable plates etc for eating. Shows their commitment to preserve their environment and surroundings.

The food was charged at very nominal rates - probably the least I ever spent on eating such good fare in panchgani!

To top it off with the proverbial cherry on the cake, they are pet friendly.

The hosts are gracious and so very helpful. You can call on the family who looks after the place for any need.

I visited with my mum this time and definitely intend to return with my husband, friends and pet dog.

Capt Gokhale - you have a great thing going here. Keep it up. :)

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Management Response
17 Feb 2015
You have really appreciated and put it down in words whatever you experienced first hand and it gives us immense pleasure to know that you thorougly enjoyed your stay in our Dala Rooster.
We certainly look forward to your next visit in the very near future.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale and the Dala Rooster team.
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ashsat1
Mumbai, India
1 review
“Best Option in Panchgani”
Reviewed 7 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We travelled as a group of 4 families (couples and kids) consisting of 8 adults and 5 kids on the long weekend of 26th Jan. I am sure there would have been many people who would have been disappointed as we had booked the entire property, courtesy Capt. Gokhale.To put it simply, the experience was just superb with no room for any complaints and absolutely no improvisations required. We have travelled similarly to other locations over the past few years and Dala Rooster is on top of the list amongst the best experiences we have had.
Location - Beautiful with a sweeping view of the valley from the rooms and sitouts.
Hygiene - A Class, needs to be complimented for the standards being maintained.
Food - Kind of food you can have daily without getting bored like you get with hotel food.
Service - Efficient and unobtrusive service provieded by the caretaker Mr. Bhajan Yadav.
Ambience - Homely yet grand, very kid friendly and with a personal touch of Capt. Gokhale's family art on display in every room.
The strawberry patch in the property was a unique experience - picking fresh strawberries and having home made milkshake with them.
USP - It always felt that Capt. Gokhale was more intent on visitors enjoying his property than it just being a commercial venture for him, something that comes only with passion and love for the venture. Please keep the good work going.
The only thing we missed was being unable to meet Capt and Mrs. Gokhale who have been hosts to so many happy tourists.I hope we can make this amend sometime in the future by visiting Dala Rooster again during the monsoons.
Absolutely recommended for families and friends looking for a great getaway in Panchgani.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
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
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Management Response
8 Feb 2015
Thank you for posting such a detailed review. It is extremely satisfying to know that you enjoyed staying in our Dala Rooster. My wife and myself were away for some important work and missed out on meeting you and your family. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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soumya090...
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

It was long extended weekday due to 26th Jan was on Monday.. As always rooms was booked. So I managed to get booking after the long weekend is over.
This was first time I stayed at Dala Rooster, I like it very much. Personally I dont like crowded or a typical market area in any destination. Dala Rooster in that way best.. Just out of crowd, but main market is just 2 km away..

I love the place of the property and of course aesthetic sense of Owner.. I appreciate his choice,,

Rooms are big enough, with high celling.. well ventilated and very airy.. Views are just awesome.. All rooms are Valley facing.. and Dining room is spacious.. Every corner is clean and arrangements are fantastic.. Fully secured.. so for group of Girls wont be a problem..
Those who will be traveling with Small Baby or Kids, and U need basic kitchen facilities.. It highly recommended for them.

I would recommend for family and for group of friends.

Only I would not recommend group who go for boozing and making noise.. This place is not meant for them and let this never be for them..

Highly recommended - Book lover.. It is not that they proviode books-it bcoz they provide best place to enjoy reading .. its gonna be heaven for U..

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Liked best: Place, View and ambience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for posting a comprehensive review. It is indeed our pleasure that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you back in Dala Rooster in the very near future.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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77Anand
Pune, India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Stay and Best place to Stay in Panchgani”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Came back today ( 18'th Jan 2015 ) from one of the best Home stay . Great work and thought process by Capt.Vikas Gokhale. Away from home but astill at home .
Excellent view , facilities from all side . Nice place to have evening and Morning ( Hut house ) . Best time to visit as Lots of Strawberry's .
Good staff with Priority on cleaniness .
Good food for elder and also children . Very Spacious and peaceful .
Surely we will come back .....Thanks Once again Sir.

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Liked best: Place and Peace
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2015
Thank you for posting your review so promptly. It was nice to host you and we are all glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit soon.

Best Regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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DevendraI...
Pune, Maharashtra, India
1 review
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 17 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Had the pleasure of staying at Dala rooster with a large group of 16.Recommend this place to everyone. Cleanliness, amenities,location, the hospitality and service of the caretaker couple and their food was top class. It is an experience to be had.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and it was indeed our pleasure to host you.Do visit us again at your earlier convenience.

Best regards,
Capt.Vikas Gokhale
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