Kohinoor Samudra Resort, Ratnagiri
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Kohinoor Samudra Resort, Ratnagiri

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Preferred by: Family, Couple | Pune, Mumbai travellers
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  • 40% Family Family
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  • Destination 4.9/7
  • Location 5.7/7
  • Appearance 5.4/7
  • Front Office 4.5/7
  • Service 4.2/7
  • Room 5.1/7
  • Food & Drink 4.5/7
  • Activities 4/7
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Kaustubh Kokane
  • Kaustubh Kokane
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  • 5.4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Big picture: If you are looking for a luxurious stay at budget price Kohinoor Samudra is an ideal place to go for.

Amenities: Their website mentions all amenities that are actually available at the place. There was some issue with the toy train when we last visited.

Services: Attendant service is not so good, they were mostly late in processing our requests. Service quality was decent overall.

Advice to travellers: Plan well in advance as the resort is mostly full.

Destination: There are hundreds of beaches around the place. You need to have your own car to visit the most serene and secluded beaches. Monsoon end is the most ideal time to visit Ratnagiri.
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Nitish Bane
  • Nitish Bane
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  • 5.9/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Before I have never seen such an amazing view to the ocean from any other hotel or resort. Resort is located on high hill and from there opens a great view to the ocean. You can see far shining and foaming waves and fishing boats and yachts, sunset and sunrise. Very beautiful seen. Resort is also very beautiful with huge and rich looking reception, large and comfortable restaurant. Pool is clean and big. We took honeymoon couples room with big windows and nicely designed. It has view to the ocean and pool as well. Staff was very nice and professional. Food in restaurant was really tasty. They have billiards and table tennis and some other games for spending some active time if you wish. Very good place for stay. I am going to book the same room again soon. So you can choose any other.
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Bhavin Bhavsar
  • Bhavin Bhavsar
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews
  • 4/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2013
The place is good and was a wonderfull experience. It was good for group but the family rates are too costly.
The food was normal but the hotel location was mind blowing and love to there with my family if rates are judged will.
The swimming pool rides was not working. Jim and other was ok.
Food bonanza was well managed and especially staff co ordination was well and mannered good.
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Vinay Pandey
  • Vinay Pandey
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Pune
  • 13 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  • 3.9/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2013
I had been to Kohinoor Samudra many years back on a office picnic and was very impressed by its stunning views and excellent location. That was a short one night trip, so when we planned a trip to Ganpatipule with family, I decided to go back to Kohinoor Samudra for a extended 4 nights vacation. To my disappointment, its stunning views and location are the only reason to visit this place.. A good swimming pool and Jacuzzi is a face saver, external ambience is attractive...Very good walkways built through the resort..Rest all is a big disappointment.
A bit about the resort first -The resort is divided into two wings - an old block that originally was the resort and a new block that now hosts the main reception. Every room would be with a view, so decision whether to choose old block or the new block depends on following
Old block - personally I felt the view is better from there (our bunglow was in old block); you see coconut plantations from your room and the sea beyond, with a river running along the plantations merging on to the sea...Excellent view. The children play park in old block is in better shape than the new block. The downside is the sunset point for some reason is a public place (even though it is within resort's premises) and there would be a little crowd in the old block where the sunset point is located in the evenings..It is a strange feeling, you are in a "luxury" resort and still in a public place; it is convenient when travelling in group of big family because the bunglows are in the old block, you can park your vehicle right in front of your accommodation in old block which is not the case with new block; if your family includes elderly or people who would have difficulty climbing stairs, bunglows in old block or the ground floor rooms in old block are the best places to be.
New Block - the new block is the place to be if you prefer comfort over view (though the view is quite good from new block too) - the new block hosts the swimming pool, restaurant, pool table so it is much more convenient (remember there is no room service from old block you have to go down to the new block even for your evening cup of tea. New block only have couple rooms so if travelling in group or big family you would need to book more than one room.
Let me talk more about the good things.
View & Location - The resort is located on a small plateau adjacent to bhatye beach and designed in a way you get a view of the sea and a huge coconut plantation adjoining it from anywhere in the resort - the old and new blocks, garden, swimming pool, restaurant, lounge..I guess front desk would be the only exception where you do not get this great view
Swimming Pool - the resort has a good size swimming pool with attached kids pool and also a small Jacuzzi, good thing is they offer the impressive view I keep talking of, are well maintained, fully functional and also have water slides! Great fun.
External Ambience - the buildings are well maintained from outside, well painted and look impressive. The property has a huge lobby which also has impressive ambience. The resort has a "titanic deck" that doubles up as "sunset point"; this is just a formality though...we could see the sunset right from the balcony of our bunglow as well
Having given enough reasons why you should be there, now on to my huge list of woes –
Absolutely Pathetic Front Desk - they seem to have a good track record of messing up with bookings; I booked the resort more than one month in advance, specifically asked them to reserve for me "two executive rooms" (in the new block) and not the "bunglows" (in old block). My reservation voucher (booked via a travel agent in Mumbai though I am from Pune.. But let's not get into that had it clearly written - 2 executive rooms. After booking I called them up and they assured they will give me rooms in the new block. The day I was supposed to check-in, I called again in the morning and they said they will give rooms in the new block. When it was time to check-in they had reserved a bunglow for me. This is unforgiveable. I wasted a good one hour haggling about this at their front desk (after 8 hour long drive), they offered two rooms in new block that were not used for ages and were stinking... Essentially left me no choice but to check into the bunglow. There was another gentleman next to me in more pathetic situation - he had made booking but the resort didn't have it on their record! Two incidences in poor light same day same time...Can't be coincidence. There is more about front desk though...if they are speaking to somebody else in front desk (or on phone), walk in there and you would not interfere... hoping they would make an attempt to attend to you soon. You are mistaken - they simply don't acknowledge your presence, leave apart attending to you. Make sure you interrupt. On one occasion I made a request at front desk for which they called up their housekeeping guys...3 attempts and nobody picked up the phone. Finally somebody picked up... I was asked to wait 5 minutes, I waited for 25... and then left. Utter callousness.

Equally pathetic housekeeping - few examples and you would know why –There is no room service, but if you happen to get some stuff from restaurant to your room (for example some food for kids because you don't know when they would eat) be assured the dishes won't be removed from the room. They won't remove the tea cups they bought themselves. Not even if you ask them to. Used utensils were left inside the bunglow for two days, third day we put them out on the sit out and each day we asked housekeeping to remove them. They did remove them, on the fourth day. Tea spilt on floor, we asked them to clean up but didn't turn up on three follow ups; we cleaned it ourselves. Regular housekeeping was done every day, but the time was fixed around afternoon... they won't come before that or after that even if you ask for; to be fair, they do give out toiletries, water bottles when you ask for (no fixed time for that!).They don't have duplicate keys; your room won't be cleaned if you are out and don't leave your keys at the front desk. Half of the power plugs were broken or didn't work. Some curtains were half way fallen off when we checked in; obviously it was not mended before our check in nor during our stay until we asked it to be fixed. If the door of a room is closed, they don't have the decency to knock before entering. Due to rainy season the windows of the bunglow were all wrapped with polythene and blocked the view from inside the room; we travelled in November which is way past the peak rainy season so no point in continuing to block the windows and the breathtaking view beyond it. There is no room service; they serve only the morning tea in room - for all meals and for evening tea you have to travel to the new block which would be a little above half a km from old block and within the campus..No big deal you would say, but it does sound like a big deal for a resort that charges the rates this one does; they will send their own vehicle but it is a pain to wait for it every time, you would end up using your own vehicle as that is much more convenient. There were hardly any instances when a service asked was responded without cross questioning..It is irritating when you ask for a service and people who are supposed to provide it start asking unnecessary questions .Exhaust fan of one of the bathrooms was broken...A fan without blades, and it is located right on top of the bathtub... Quite a funny sight and yes, the bathtub didn't hold water for long...I suspected this when it took too long to fill, and it emptied itself within 5 mins. One of the A/C didn't have temperature control...You could either turn it on or off
Other disappointments -Internal room ambience doesn't match the external upkeep of buildings; the bunglow we were allocated was very spacious, but that's about it...Pretty average in terms of ambience, while buildings are well maintained externally, the upkeep is not good in other areas... lawns are replaced with huge grasses, children's play park is not well maintained, half of the rides are broken, no signs of any landscaping except a half hearted attempt around the new block. There is a lounge built at the end of the resort on top of a cliff with the sea roaring below... enviable setting for a drink, but I never saw it open or operational. The access to the sea down the cliff seemed to be non-operational... we didn't try to use it, but from the beach the stairs seemed to be ending in a pretty rough spot dotted with stones and wild plants, possibly inside the premises of a temple that has been built below. When I first visited the resort there was a toy train track being constructed, when I visited now it is in utter disuse rusting in between huge grasses and shrubs

To sum up, this is a resort of rare contradictions and inconsistencies - on one hand it has bathtubs and fridge in room and offer you free mineral water, on the other hand there are broken light points, no room service, hot water available only for a limited time in morning and evening.... there was shower cap in one bathroom but not in another... tea was sometimes served in ceramic cups and sometimes in disposable ones, food was some times good some times not so good (not bad though)....A resort that has a lovely swimming pool which you are not allowed to use between 11 AM to 4 PM... Excellent exterior upkeep of buildings but absolutely pathetic service standards.You could ignore some of the stuff in normal circumstances, but for the money they charge they need to deliver much much more much much better. An excellent property that could easily be developed into a world class five star resort is being wasted by poor management. Go there just for the breathtaking view it offers but don't pay for more than one day in advance and don't assume your booking is confirmed - follow up at least three times. If you are a well travelled person and the view is not sufficient reason to go to this resort, you are better off at MTDC in Ganpatipule than at Kohinoor Samudra. This is one resort I am sure I won't visit again; it gets my 3 star rating just because of its views and location - it would be a straight "poor" rating otherwise.
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Vijay Gaikwad
  • Vijay Gaikwad
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  • 5.4/7
  • Posted Jul 31, 2013
Family holiday was wonderful, kids enjoyed it. Good amenities. Service was up to mark. Sunscreen cream is must if visiting beaches. More time is required.
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Manoj Mody
  • Manoj Mody
  • Critic
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.9/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2013
very good food & each room view is same. mountain & beach experience at
one location

Best Experience: food & swimming pool location very good

Worst Experience: check in time 12 clock very late
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Srinivasan Sukumaran
  • Srinivasan Sukumaran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  • 5.9/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2013
It was very good since the location of the resort is fantastic on a plateau overlooking the sea.

Best Experience: The best part was going to the beach which was clean and secluded within walking distance from the resort. There was a nice swimming pool and a toy train for kids

Worst Experience: Would have preferred an open balcony from which we could enjoy the sea view. This resembles more of a buisness hotel than a typical family resort.
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Vijay Jhaveri
  • Vijay Jhaveri
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  • 4.9/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2013
Good from arrival at resort to departure and children park too.............

Best Experience: Courtesan service to ''ganpati pule'' and boat ride to back waters

Worst Experience: food?
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Nadeem  Mujawar
  • Nadeem Mujawar
  • 2 Reviews
  • 3.8/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2012
Good but would have been better ...... nothing great to talk about but had good stay with a very comfortable sea view room the food was good overall a pleasant stay if you just wanna chill and take a break from the noisy destinations.

Best Experience: nothing great to mention it was a nice cozy place to stay very peaceful

Worst Experience: lack of continental dishes..... I would like to see more of non veg dishes.
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Rahul Tendulkar
  • Rahul Tendulkar
  • Critic
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 3 Reviews
  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2012
very nice property. feels like we are not in india. reception not fast and friendly

Best Experience: valley veiw room

Worst Experience: tarrif very high
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Kohinoor Samudra Resort Overview

Perched atop a hill overlooking the beach is Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort. The main highlight of Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort is its ‘Titanic Deck’, which opens to the beach. You can enjoy cruising to the Datta Mandir in the backwaters of Bhatye-Ratnagiri, or visit the Thibaw Palace, where the King of Burma was detained by the British Government. The birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak and other places like Mirkar Wada, Bhagwati Mandir and Shivsrushti - a mini museum- are also worth visiting.

Rooms and Amenities at Kohinoor Samudra Resort

Accommodation options are in rooms, bungalows and suites. Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort has 4 bungalows with 3 bedroom facilities and 8 Royal Suites with 2 deluxe bedrooms with sit out and terraces. All the rooms offer the sea view. Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, with a focus on sea food. The bar of the resort offer beach view. Recreation facilities in the resort include a fitness centre, gym, health center, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games and a children’s park.


Kohinoor Samudra Resort Address

Bhatye
Ratnagiri- Pawas Coastal Highway
Ratnagiri

Maharashtra
India

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