MTDC Holiday Resort Karla, Lonavala
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MTDC Holiday Resort Karla, Lonavala

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4.7 / 7
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  • Destination 5.4/7
  • Location 5.5/7
  • Appearance 5.2/7
  • Front Office 5.1/7
  • Service 4.6/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 4.3/7
  • Activities 4.1/7
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Trevor Saldanha

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  • Trevor Saldanha
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1131 readers
  • 4.6/7
  •  Posted 1 month ago
We were there to bring in the New Year 2016 & had booked a Cottage. There have been many positive improvements since our last stay, which made us happy. Most of the Cottages have been renovated, the Mattresses have been changed, the Flooring is New & Good, the Furniture has also been changed, there are Reflective Bollards lining all the inner roads, nice Reflective Sign Boards have been fixed outside each Cottage/Room to indicate their number, making them easy to find & some landscaping with new flower & other plants has been done, making the whole place look much better than earlier. The food in the restaurant has also been improved & is quite good now, particularly the Kebabs & other Tandoori Items, which are very good. The Complimentary Breakfast (which was never actually Complimentary) has now been stopped & the room rates have been reduced to reflect this, which is very good, as you can now order a la carte breakfast, asking for what you want & pay for the same accordingly. The Restaurant rates continue to be very affordable.

Many of the earlier downsides however still continue, with maintenance still being a major issue. The Electrical Switches in the Rooms are often loose & hanging, the Taps & Plumbing leak at some places, the Bed Sheets, Pillow Cases & Towels are shabby & a bit frayed as well, the TV Cable Wires are very untidy outside the rooms & most of the Intercoms do not work.

If only MTDC would ensure proper maintenance, this would probably be the Best Place to stay at in Lonavala. However, despite all these minus points, it is still a great place in the lap of nature & will be preferred by all those who like a Rustic Setting & do not mind a few inconveniences. Being MTDC, the rates are also very reasonable & it is very good value for money.

Room Tip: If a Couple, go for a Garden Room or a Cottage with 1 Bedroom & if 4 persons, go for a Deluxe Co.
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Ashutosh Gharal

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  • Ashutosh Gharal
  • Lives in Karad
  • 1 Review
  •  289 readers
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted 1 month ago
Really good experience. Ready to fly again. Mix activities. Mtdc, keep it up. You really make my tour. Except package which have complete values of holidays in city of romance, Lonavala. Please update your website so one can easily access your site.
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Sushant P

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  • Sushant P
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 14 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  11983 readers
  • 3.6/7
  •  Posted 2 months ago
We visited only Water Park. Its good for one day trip. Location in on Old Mumbai -Pune highway, just 3 km from highway.
So easily accessible. Water park is good but few rides only. If you don't want to visit crowded water park then you can visit here. For food MTDC hotel is there but food taste is average.
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Prosenjjit Dutta

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  • Prosenjjit Dutta
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  843 readers
  • 3.8/7
  •  Posted 3 months ago
The resort is good, spacious and with nature. Just don't try the Indrayani Restaurant on the premises. The Service and Cook are terrible, you order for something and some alien recipe lands on your table. Also look carefully through the food bill before paying. The best part is that the restaurant is rated by HolidayIQ which is very surprising.
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Natasha Gomes

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  • Natasha Gomes
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  1239 readers
  • 4.3/7
  •  Posted Oct 26, 2015
As we wanted to spend a relaxed weekend away from the city life, but didn't want to go quite far. MTDC Karla was a good experience for us. A bike ride from Navi Mumbai which took us 2 hrs approx to reach the destination was a good experience. Though there were other room alternatives too, we choose to check into a cottage, which was a good experience. The calmness and simplicity of the surrounding was lovely. Though the water park and the lake boating is no longer in function. Suppose it would not serve the purpose of adventure seeking guys. The restaurant food is pretty average and thereby a large scale to improve. The staff is welcoming and quite helpful, apart from the stay what I also like is the surrounding area MTDC is situated just beside swami balaji tambe ayurvedic ashram. Karla caves also being just 4 kms ahead, which makes this place good destination point. Suggestions would be if MTDC could increase a few recreational activities.
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Ishita Saha

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  • Ishita Saha
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2672 readers
  • 3.3/7
  •  Posted Sep 24, 2015
Like many of the government maintained resorts, MTDC resort Karla is also situated at excellent location but is very poorly maintained. We went there as a group and booked 2 Non-AC cottages. Both the cottages were in bad condition, the furniture was old & creaky and the bed sheets & towels were not properly cleaned. The breakfast, which was included in the booking, consisted of only a small bowl of poha & upma along with coffee or tea. If you want anything else, you'd need to pay for it. Overall, we were highly disappointed with the resort.
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Kiran patil

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  • Kiran patil
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3058 readers
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  • 6.0/7
  •  Posted Jul 16, 2015
The hotel was located far off from the city. The hotel looked nice from externally. Even interior of the hotel was well-done. The room was neat and clean. The room service was prompt and immediate. The room was spacious and comfortable. A/C, TV and geyser were provided in the room. The amenities were in working condition. There was a balcony attached to the room. Check-in and check out was done on time. Veg and non-veg food options were provided. The food quality was good and it was reasonably priced. There were no activities in the hotel. They had boating nearby. It was a family trip for leisure.
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Mayur Patel

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  • Mayur Patel
  • 5 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  10485 readers
  • 5.2/7
  •  Posted Apr 28, 2015
We had a two days stay at this hotel during our weekend. The rooms are spacious and are having great ambiance. The room was having all basic amenities. We had complementary breakfast over there which was quite good. The quality of food was awesome. Staff was quite helpful. I will prefer this place for stay.
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Irfan ahmed

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  • Irfan ahmed
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  10410 readers
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  • 5.0/7
  •  Posted Apr 7, 2015
I had been to Lonavla with my family and stayed at this resort. Our experience was wonderful and we did not face any problem during our stay. The resort is convenient to locate and the place is easily accessible. The staff members in this resort are helpful and cooperative in behaviour. The room allotted to me was spacious and maintained neatly with all the necessary amenities in good condition, but there was no mosquito repellent available in the hall. The food served in the restaurant here was good in quality and taste, but the menu was limited. There were no activities available and games were not arranged by the management. Overall, the resort is good but interiors must be improved and maintenance can be done well.
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Rajshree  Srivastava

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  • Rajshree Srivastava
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  11699 readers
  • 5.7/7
  •  Posted Mar 18, 2015
The stay was awesome! The rooms are good and food quality is okay. River in the hotel adds to its beauty and its a nice place near Mumbai to have a break. The ambiance is nice and the natural beauty is at its best during the rainy season. Auto is available inside the hotel which can be booked for visiting popular destinations.
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MTDC Holiday Resort Karla Overview

This holiday resort is the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation’s first initiative in the adventure sector. Located close to the Karla caves, MTDC provides reasonably priced comfortable two-roomed cottages in the midst of greenery with a restaurant serving excellent food.

The resort itself is located in a secluded area and is perfect for families looking of a quite vacation. The resort offers a water park with a variety of slides and large swimming pools. One may choose to go on a boat ride or water scooter rides in the nearby lake. The resort also has playgrounds and lawns for outdoor sports.


Rooms and Amenities at MTDC Holiday Resort Karla

The resort has 68 rooms, which include standard rooms, Garden View Non A.C rooms, Garden View A.C rooms, Non A.C. Cottages, A.C. Cottages, Non A.C. Special Suites, Special A.C. Suites, Non A.C. Deluxe Suites, A.C. Cottages, Executive A.C. Cottage and Dormitories. The amenities provided by MTDC Holiday Resort are Laundry service and Car parking. The resort also has an in-house restaurant.

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MTDC Holiday Resort Karla Address

Karla, Pune
Maharashtra - 410401
India

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