SaffronStays Little Paradise, Murud
Agardanda Beach, Murud
Ranked 1 of 67 hotels in Murud
Little paradise is on of the best weekend destinations I have ever been to. The place is right next to the beach and is as quite and relaxing as one would expect. The best part was that the view and beauty of the place mesmerize you to the fullest. Adding to cherry on the cake is a very humble host Jehangir. His family does make you feel like home and gets you some mouth watering dishes that makes your stay most memorable.
This place is actually a little paradise. You can easily spend a couple of days here. It has 3 lovely neat and clean wooden cottages with clean bathrooms and sit-out cum dining area with a lovely view of the beach. The place is windy with pleasant and soothing sound of waves. This place has a nice garden area with a swing. Our pet buddy thoroughly enjoyed his stay as well. Then there is a private entrance to beach which is like a private beach only with zero crowd. And yes! Food is excellent We had three meals and food was very tasty. Murud zanzira fort is very close and kashid beach is also not very far away to explore. Highly recommend this place.
The place is just beautiful and lives up to the name. We travelled from Mumbai and the drive till the resort was just mesmerising. It's a private resort and you have the entire place to just yourself. The rooms were basic but clean,well maintained and very cozy. The bathrooms were nicely done up and have all the required facilities. This place is just stone's throw away from the beach. The room has perfect view to the ocean. Each cottage has private seating area which is amazing. The garden is well kept and a big swing there just adds more charm to the overall stay. The food is fantastic and the caretakers are kind and helpful. i must say, the stay was amazing and i am surely coming back again here. All the best .. You guys are doing a good job!!
We purchased this package via ZaraHutke + Saffron stays and let me tell you that these guys only sell you the package and offer absolutely ZERO support in case of problems. So please be careful of websites like that. Since you have already seen the beautiful picture of the property, put up by other travellers, here is the flipside of the story. I'll start with the CONS and then go to the PROS so you can make an informed decision while deciding on this property. 1. Major electricity problems and no backup There is a problem of electricity cuts in this area. They have a generator backup. But as soon as we entered, we realised that the AC wasnt cooling in the room. What we were not told was that the generator was not working and despite knowing, these people didn't do anything about it. That night, the generator kept tripping and the temperature inside the room must have been close to 35 degrees...with the AC on. Needless to say, it was uncomfortble for us who had come there for rest and relaxation. It was only on the second day, towards the evening, that we were told that the generator was malfunctioning and the night before we left, it was repaired. So out of 2 days, 1.5 days we had to suffer in the heat. 2. Large rooms with disproportionately small Acs The cottage which we stayed in has a super large room which has the AC that cools only when the generator is on. Otherwise it is completely useless. That particular room needs at least 2 ACs to cool it or at least have a properly functioning generator. 3. Place is INFESTED with ticks If you are taking your pet, I have to tell you that the place is crawling with ticks. They were all over the place, like ants. If it is being marketed as a pet friendly place, there should be a proper disinfection or some pest control treatment. The caretaker was spraying the room with mosquito HIT trying to tell us that it would get rid of the problem. But hardly. So, even after reading this you want to go there with your pet, please carry some some tick treatment medicine for your pets. Even their poor in-house dog is infested with ticks and other insects. 3. No support from Saffron Stays. On the way to the property, we got lost so we tried to call saffron stays. ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT. Just a message saying that we will call you back. (I'm still waiting for that call.) I'm guessing they were out on their weekend at the cost of ours. I wasn't given the number of the caretaker. I was given a call center number from which I got no response and a whatsapp number, whose message I am still awaiting. There was no way I could contact the property until the caretaker himself called me asking where we were. 4. Our beers and coke cans got stolen They have a fridge in which you can store your drinks and alcohol. Our beers and coke cans got stolen. The caretakers told us that the 'other guests' had taken them. The management had made it clear that no one could touch the fridge. Then how was it possible that other guests took our coke cans and beers? 5. No water Last day of our stay, we discovered to our dismay that there was no water in the taps. We were told that it was probably due to the negligence of one of the staff members who had left some tap open. Water is provided by tanker. But this problem was sorted very quickly so I've mentioned it at the end. 6. We were NOT served any desserts The menu includes desserts. We were not served any because we were given the lame excuse that the boy 'forgot' the dessert packet at the shop. This was preprosterous. Only on the last day, after we insisted, the cook made us some home cooked desert. 7. Exhorbidant cost considering the above We paid an INSANE 24,000 (twenty four thousand) for 1 room for 2 nights only. We were 2 adults, 1 child and 1 dog. (Pet meals not included). But considering the above problems, I'm sure you will agree that this was daylight robbery. Now, let's talk about the PROS. 1. Pretty property It's, undoubtedly, a lovely property. Quaint, private beach front, well maintained and clean. 2. Excellent home cooked food The caretaker's wife cooks some lovely homecooked meals. One meal she forgot to make one vegetable for us and it was only non veg. But I will let that pass since she was an excellent cook. All in all, we tried to have as much fun as possible, considering the problems we faced, since we had paid through our nose for this so-called 'luxurious homestay". It's anything but that and totally not worth all the problems we faced.
I had visited this hotel with my family. The hotel was located outside the city. There was no delay in check in and checkout process. The food quality was nice in the hotel. The activity was not arranged by the hotel. The internet facility was not provided in the room. The food price was included in the package. The best part of the hotel was beach. I was satisfied with this hotel stay.
Overall, experience was good at this hotel and I visited here in the month of July 2016. The destination of the hotel was excellent. The location of the hotel was good and it is located in the city. The internal and external appearance of the hotel was excellent. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The staff members in the hotel were helpful and quick in services. The room was spacious and clean with the entire working amenity. I ate food in the hotel and it was good in quality and taste. There were no activities in the hotel like pool and gym. I will recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.
SaffronStays Little Paradise is ranked #1 among the 67 hotels in Murud with an average rating of 5.0 out of 7. It is one of the 36, 0-star Self Catering Villas in Murud. It is part of the "Saffron Stays" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 12 photos and 10 text reviews and is rated top for its Activities, Food & Drink and Room.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,900 to Rs 17,700 per night. The hotel offer 3 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (60%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 90% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 10% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Murud Janjira (4 Kms) and Janjira Fort (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include AC, Breakfast Services, Parking Facility, Room safe wardrobe and Complimentary, Free breakfast. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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