We visited the hotel in December on a weekend and were lucky enough to get the last room available!
Firstly, the location. Its close to the market, but the road leading up to the hotel is in a very bad condition, there are no signs etc on the road, so it may be difficult to locate it. The road is also not well lit, so it looks quite creepy in the night and walking to the market is a strict no-no!
The Rooms : Clean and basic. There's a flat screen TV and the likes. Hot water is not available round the clock, however if you call the reception they start the hot water supply when you request them. We had a garden facing room initially (we later shifted to one of the cottages), No great view from the room.
Food : We didn't have dinner at the hotel, as they only serve veg. Breakfast was ok, nothing exception, they basically cater to the gujarati crowd. lets jut say, basic everyday breakfast. We did order for some starters for dinner, which was also,ok. However, quite a few people who were staying there were happy with the food.
Service : I must say exceptional, the staff is prompt, helpful, courteous and honest.Honest because, I left my purse on a garden bench and went off for dinner at the market, I realized only a good 45 minutes later, when we rushed back to the hotel, sure enough someone from the staff had found it and kept it safely for me! A big thank you to them! Also, we were shifted to the jacuzzi cottage on the last day and here goes :
Jacuzzi not working and any which ways useless cuz hot water is not consistent. Outdoor shower: again hot water not consistent. We had monkeys run on the roof in the night and create a ruckus. No view from the cottage so to speak. However the cottages are very quaint and lovely!
The garden is beautiful, the pool looks tempting, peaceful surrounding.
Overall,this is a good family hotel. good value for money. Its not luxurious but then its not expensive.. lets just say value for money.
PS : If you are looking for scenic views from the rooms, then Mahabaleshwar is not the place to stay, try Panchgani!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in lush green surroundings, walking distance from the market (approx 1 Km) yet peaceful. Be it Honeymoon Couples, Families, Groups or Conference Delegates - HOTEL SAKET PLAZA has something to offer to every type of Guest. Variety of tastefully appointed rooms, facilities that exceed 3 star expectations. Pure vegetarian food with wide variety of rich traditional Gujarati Rajwadi Thali, South Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Chat, Continental, Mexican & other Vegetarian Delicacies.Visit us to believe our words. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saket Plaza Mahabaleshwar