I read reviews on tripadvisor before booking a new year package for Rs 20,000 for two days ! I could have book Hyatt in that price in Pune !!! I am surprised how can someone give 'excellent' rating to this below-standard so called 'resort'. Disastrous !
First of all, the resort is 70 kms away from pune and it will take atleast 1.5 hrs on poor roads. The property is terribly maintained. swimming pools were dirty, with dead flies and mosquitoes floating. The said water park includes only a couple of slides, which never work! Only good things were Rifle shooting, archery, tennis and cricket ground (because of my interest). Few good facilities for children like Trampoline, TT table, small garden etc.
The resort is located on an isolated hill. Views are decent, but u will have no access to the much publicized lake. The views may be more beautiful during monsoons, but it was extremely hot during december! (Mumbai was much cooler, so you can imagine). You get much better views from Lonavala/Khandala or any near by hill station. In short, nothing great.
The rooms were okay. Worst part - Bathrooms were terrible- very small and dirty. AC was not working. Bath tub was big enough for a toddler which we dint have !! Room services was pathetic. TV and bed were acceptable.
The highly promoted new year party was a disaster. They gave only 2 60ml pegs of Royal Stag. DJ party was in an auditorium full of lights and same song were played again and again!! Only good thing was one belle dance performance.
Food was pathetic. Room services was sad and highly overpriced. They charged Rs 80 for a Coke ! Everything they served was cold (except soft drinks!). Completely tasteless food with very limited options.
90% of the people were fighting with hotel staff/manager for one thing or the other during 2 days stint. I did not find a single person happy with service/food/rooms/property.
Completely disappointing. Not at all worth of your money. Go only when they provide rooms for Rs 2,000 per night, which is the right worth of the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque hills, at an altitude of 2900 mtrs above sea level, with a picture perfect backdrop of the mountain ranges of Sahyadris & backwaters of Bhatgar Dam on the river Velvandi (one of the highest river dam walls in India), Manas Sarovar is a hill station in the vicinity of Pune, Maharashtra (51 kms from city centre) and Mantra Resort is a Hill Retreat situated at Manas Sarovar overlooking the Sahyadri ranges and Bhatghar dam reserve...spread across 40 acres with a stunning view of Nature in all its glory. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manntra Hill Hotel Pune