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Krishnali Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Ratnagiri
Mumbai
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“beware - go at your own risk”
Reviewed 2 March 2010

It was one of the most horrific holiday experiences I've ever come across. It started with them charging 5% extra for credit card payments. The experience only got worse. From a value for money persepctive, this hotel ranks as the lowest amongst all hotels/ resorts I've stayed in. For info - they charge you 30% service charge for room service.

The manager was extremely rude and at one point said that he would be happy to see our backs from the resort. If you want to throw good money for a realistic opportunity of being roughed up, Krishnali is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2010

What can i say.....I've had such a bad experience that i am still in a state of shock. But for the benefit of all serious travellers from Mumbai who like to explore places for a weekend, i feel morally responsible to bring to your notice what i have gone through.

The management at the resort likes to call their place as "Heaven By The Sea Side". Please dont get carried away with the kind of advertisements that they publish in the news papers.

While i was away at the beach side spending my time to unwind and forget about all the tress that forced me in the first place to drive 350 kms in search of tranquility, i was completely shocked to return to my cottage and find that my bag has been forcefully opened and 1000 Rs stolen.

The amount may be a small amount to doubt one of the housekeeping staff and hand him over to the cops as we end up spending more money on a few drinks post work once in a while.

What shook the ground beneath my feet was the attitude shown by the staff & the owners who did not bother to acknowledge the fact that some one from their staff could actually be capable enough to do so. The way things were handled actually made me feel that i did a crime by reporting the incident to the resort authorities.

The staff at the resort just dont seem to care about customer convenience & treat guests as if some one has tresspassed into their property & must be punished.

I am a frequent traveller and i am yet to come across even a non star rated resort wherein guests are the last priority.

My advice : Need i say anymore?

  • Liked — The Location
  • Disliked — Staff Attitude & Overall Mismanagement
  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank WeekendTraveller3035
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2009

10 Star prices for 3 star service and facilities. At $500 a night in a bungalow that had no shampoo or soap. Had to call house keeping for towels. The food in this all inclusive( no alcohol) was terrible . The only thing that was good was the view/location. Not worth the 8 hour journey from Mumbai, should stayed in Mumbai or gone to Goa.

  • Liked — Location.
  • Disliked — Evrything else
  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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4 Thank k246ato
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2009

I had visited the property on Apr 30, 2009 with my friends. We stayed there for 4 days. There were 9 of us, and we took 2 rooms/cottages. Surprisingly all of us fit in...
The rooms have 2 Double beds each & can accomodate 4 people easily. The property is located on the Beach, and they have a pool.

Plus points...
- The location of the property. No other property has a better location than Krishnali in all of Ganpatipule (we went and checked out MTDC & Blue Ocean (new property).
- The beach... is a private beach, no junta, just hotel residents. Its relatively clean, one can go for a swim.
- The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, and have sea-view from the Verandah
- The hangout place... a garden touching the beach with hammocks and Palm Trees. Nice place to hang around in. Can chill over here anytime of the day. Surprisingly cool even in the morning (we went during peak summer).
- Evening Snack. They have some interesting snacks, quite yummy. It is served in the Garden by the Sea.
- No Power Cuts. A/C is on 24/7.

Minus Points
- The place is overpriced. For the money they charge, the room is very basic. No fridge, Small 14" TV. Bath room is also very basic.
- The food. There's Limited Thali for lunch every day. Same thing everyday. Anything extra will be charged.
- The food. Breakfast & Dinner. Very Sad. Too salty. Too much Masala.
- Service. Quite pathetic. Very slow. Surprisingly, the resort charges 10% Service Charge on anything ordered from the Menu in the Restaurant. And for the Room Service, the Service Charge is 30%!!!!
- The attitude of the Management. Money minded. Don't seem to care about the Customer.

When we had gone there, their Ice making machine was broken. We were having Warm Drinks (Mixes which we carried with us). On one instance, when we asked the management to cool our drinks, they suggested a Charge of Rs.25/- per bottle of Diet Pepsi... just for cooling. By the way, they don't have Diet Pepsi or Coke or variety of Juices
I think it is a place to go with a bunch of people. Not a romantic getaway at all. We had carried our own snacks, munchies, drinks, alcohol, etc. Come to think of it, if we didn't have our stuff, we would be miserable.
I think , over & above the lodging & boarding, the management looks for ways to make more money. They are not courteous & hospitable. Their attitude sucks big time. All of us were making fun that the place should be called "Extra Charge"

Suggestion
Go to Goa... better place, more to do. It's cheaper, easily accessable.

  • Liked — the Beach
  • Disliked — everything besides the beach
  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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9 Thank Ritstal
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2008

The Resort called Krishnali Beach Resort at Bandarpule, which is some 5 Kms from Ganpatipule. An exclusive 2 km silver secluded beach of the resort is the attraction of the place.
The resort has rooms with basic amenities like air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and a garden. The view of the beach from the room balances the poor quality of the room. The rooms are very standard and basic…and last but not the least the hammocks were the best place to spend your time.

The 24-hour power back up is the added advantage….
Other facilities like swimming pool and gymnasium were not well maintained ….
The food facility is good. They serve both Veg. and non Veg. food. As well as Jain food is available on request.

The tariff of the resort is very high compared to the facility.

Overall in Ganpatipule the MTDC and Krishnali Resort are the only two good options.
There are other lodges, which are not worth mentioning. Food facility was nil other than the resort.

Activities
Beach Beach & Beach

Just soak in hours of sun and sea-spray, watch time drift by, wonder at sunrises, marvel at sunsets, drink in the moonlight and dance on the moonbeams.

Besides fabulous beaches, there is an ancient Ganpati Swayambhu temple. It is said that the 400 years old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill, and pilgrims walk around the hill as a mark of respect.

Water sports activities are not developed at Ganpatipule….

Best time to visit Ganpatipule is post monsoon and winter

  • Liked — lLocation
  • Disliked — Service was very poor and not a Value for money, Food was good but only when complained...
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank Goindependent
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Property: Krishnali Beach Resort
Address: Bhandarpule - Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri 415 622, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Ratnagiri District > Ratnagiri
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Ratnagiri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
​Twenty acres of lush green land on a private beach with silver sand encircled by hills & just 40 rooms of bliss. SEE. ENJOY. BELIEVE. THIS HEAVEN BY THE SEASIDE... ... more   less 

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