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Chandralok Hotel
Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
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“Excellent stay at affordable price!!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2010

Destination: Lonavala-Khandala

The place does not need any big formal introduction. Its nice weekend-escape, but after a couple of days it get boring (that is why its a weekend-escape). I might be wrong here, but there is nothing much to do around. If you planning to stay any longer, you might want to try the adventure park (or something like that - I don't know the name). Its located at Amby Valley - just behind the air-strip. They offer loads of activities (like treasure hunting and tracking and rock-climbing, etc.) and is good place for picnic and team-building activities.
There is loads about the destination written on the net.

The Hotel: Hotel Chandralok
First thing first, the hotel is really well-maintained and decently cleaned (ofcourse not 5* rated clean, but who said the hotel is a 5*) and to top it - its really economical compared to such other hotels in Lonavala.

The hotel is located just behind the S.T. Bus Stand - hardly 50-75 mtrs. But then the hotel is bang in the middle of the hustle-bustle of the town. You wont find any picturesque view of hills or valleys from your window.

The hotel parking is big enough for 12-15 cars the staff is more than happy to park your cars (yes, valet parking!!!)

The reception staff was good enough as well. I mean they were helpful and polite but not openly friendly and cheerful. I guess they need younger staff at the front desk.

The rooms were spacious enough and so were bathrooms. Well maintained and clean. I would suggest not to opt of Room nos. 1, 2 & 8 on each floor - the reason is that Room Service phone is installed nearby and keeps on ringing through out the day. It could be annoying sometimes. Luckily, we had Room 201 for ourselves!!!!

The hotel provide bed & break-fast option (CP Plan) and also all meals inclusive option (AP Plan). I would suggest to opt CP. The food is ok - yes ok!! and not finger-licking good. The buffet breakfast and meals are served in banquet hall of the hotel. The breakfast is good enough and would surely give a good start for the day. The food, as I said before, is ok and is surely over-priced. Rs 200+ for a thali - I am surely not paying for that!!!
The hotel only serves pure veg. food. Also, they wont serve any alcohol as well (though ice-bucket can be ordered through room-service) but you can get your booze from the market (nearest wine shop is located next to S.T. bus stand) and have it in your room.
For non-veg lovers, Sunny's Dhaba is good place in Lonavala. The suggestion came from the hotel owner. It's some 5-6 km from Lonavala - on the way to Karla caves. If you do not wish to go that far, Lonaval Restaurant (again, suggested by the hotel owner) is a good place in Lonavala. Its just 120-130 mtrs from the hotel - just next to Cafe Coffee Day and offers good food. (FYKI they got separate non-smoking dining area as well).

The room service of the hotel is a bit tardy - not that the staff is lazy. I guess there is only one guy (good enough if the hotel is not full) assigned to room service and he keeps on running up and down. Also the room-service telephones are not centrally located at one place but rather one on each floor. We always had to wait for long before our phone was answered because the guy was not on the floor. But the guy was cheerful and happy to help - lucky guy got handsomely tipped from us.
I saw the same guy cleaning the room and so I guess the hotel does not have separate housekeeping guys (may be thats why he took forever to answer the phone).

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

We stayed here for 2 days and liked our stay. Rooms were big and clean. Food was great and economical. Staff was polite and was ready to help whenever we needed anything. We roomed around the place and took guidance from the hotel staff. Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2010

We booked this hotel for our weekend stay in lonavala. it is conveniently located very near to railway station, bus stand and market.

staff here is very polite n friendly. the room which we got was a newly done room and it was amazing. with LCD TV & new AC. the room and bathroom both were very clean and beautiful.

the only issue we faced here was food, as we are non-veg and here the serve only veg. food. but food here is a treat for veggies as they serve best gujarati thali in town.

all in all it was a good experience staying at this place.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2010

It's an excellent hotel. The hotel is 2 minutes away from the main bus stand and 5 minutes from the railway station. My room was awesome. The staff is courteous and it is a value for money hotel in lonvala.

The buffet breakfast which they provided on Sundays should be provided on all days of the week.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2010

It is one of the best budget hotels I have ever Visited. It is very near to public bus stand and railway station. This hotel provides luxuries facilities at an affordable price. The room which we stayed in was a A/C deluxe room with LCD TV. The room was well-decorated and very clean. The hotel staff was very helpful to us The food was also good . Overall they maintain good Standards. It was really a good experience staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Orissa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2010

Hotel Chandralok is one of the best budget hotels in lonavala. very close to bus stand and railway station this hotel provides luxuries facilities at an affordable price. The room which we stayed in was a A/C deluxe room with LCD tv. The room was newly renowed well-decorated and clean. staff was helpful n food was also upto the standards. It was really a good experience staying at hotel Chandralok.I recommend people visiting Lonavla to stay atleast once in this beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2010

Hotel Chandralok is one of the best budget hotels in lonavala. very close to bus stand and railway station this hotel provides luxuries facilities at an affordable price. The room which we stayed in was a A/C deluxe room with LCD tv. The room was newly renowed well-decorated and clean. staff was helpful n food was also upto the standards. It was really a good experience staying at hotel Chandralok.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Chandralok Hotel
Address: Near Lonavala Bustand, Lonavala 410401, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lonavala
Amenities:
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Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Chandralok Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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