MTDC Holiday Resort Karla, Lonavala

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Ranked 72 of 460 hotels in Lonavala

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1 Review

Variety of food was available

Posted 28 Oct, 2016

The location of the hotel was excellent. The hotel was located nearer to the city. The parking facility was available at the hotel. The service of the hotel was good. The allotted room was spacious with clean. The activities were arranged by the hotel. The variety of food was available in the hotel. The Wi-Fi facility was provided by the hotel. I had visited this hotel for relaxation tour.

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2 Reviews | 3631 Readers

Complimentary breakfast was given

Posted 31 May, 2016

I had visited this hotel with family. Complimentary breakfast was given by the hotel. Hot water was available in the washroom. TV was not available in the room. The food charges were paid separately. The food quality and quantity was good at the hotel. Water Park was inside the hotel. The overall experience was very good at the hotel. Playground was nearby the hotel. Interior and exterior was very good at the hotel. The reception staff's behaviour was good in the hotel. Most of the amenities were provided in the room.

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1 Review | 345 Readers

All amenities were provided

Posted 31 May, 2016

I had visited this hotel for official work. The hotel location was nice. The appearance of the hotel was nice. Gym, spa and swimming pool was available at the hotel. The food quality and quantity was nice at the hotel. The hotel room was nice. All amenities were provided in the room. Wi-Fi connection was provided at the hotel. The behaviour of the receptionist and staff’s was nice. The activity was available at the hotel. The hotel was located nearby the city.

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39 Reviews | 9865 Readers

Location but poor room standards !! "

Posted 19 Mar, 2016

When it comes to location, very few resorts are able to beat and the same stands true for this resort as well. The lake by the side of resort gives country side serene look to the resort. Food - More than average. The best USP for this report is the water park which is a good source of entertainment. Rooms were not in great condition and due to heavy rains, damp was also very common in all the rooms we booked .. All in all, average place.

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2 Reviews | 56 Readers

All the facility was provided

Posted 1 Mar, 2016

There was all the facility provided in the room in working condition. The check in and checkout was done on time at the hotel. The activity was not arranged by the hotel. The overall service of the hotel was good. The staff’s were well behaved in the hotel. The hotel was value for money. Everything was good in the hotel. I would like to recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers.

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24 Reviews | 9021 Readers

Amazing location and lovely stay

Posted 27 Feb, 2016

Location of MTDC resort is the USP and this Karla resort is no exception to it. The lake view with water park inside the resort is like icing on the cake. We completely loved our stay at this place and look forward to visit it soon again. The resort need to work on the sleep quality and cleanliness.

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8 Reviews | 11801 Readers

The best place to stay for a family

Posted 4 Feb, 2016

Resort Karla is 5 km away from Lonavala when you go towards Pune. You can do the bookings online or else you can get the phone number and do a phone booking. The reception staff is very cooperative and the campus is maintained. As it is a govt undertaken, don't expect it to be of a 5 star class but whatever service and facilities are available, those are very good.

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51 Reviews | 18960 Readers

Good Rustic Resort amongst Lush Greenery

Posted 5 Jan, 2016

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 chart 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 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, 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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1 Review | 1666 Readers

Really good experience

Posted 3 Jan, 2016

Really good experience. Ready to fly again. Mix activities. 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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14 Reviews | 19962 Readers

Good for one day trip

Posted 6 Dec, 2015

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 hotel is there but food taste is average

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2 Reviews | 3759 Readers

The rooms were so convenient and idea for a family stay, spacious with basic amenities

Posted 30 Sep, 2011

The remembrance of the trip to Karla,Lonavla makes me feel like making my next visit to the same resort. the beauty of the location, the smooth roads that give us a ride to the place and the surrounding scenarios have been much enriching to my memory. The height of sight seeings and the freshness of nature is breath taking. We enjoyed the gardens in Khandala, a few kilo meters apart where the monkeys were the attraction, the Wax Museum which was another attraction to see the wax works of eminent figures. Not tio forget the delicacies at the Dabbhas still waters my mouth. give me a second chance and i would wanna go for it....

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1 Review | 1985 Readers

Nice food, good for family

Posted 21 Dec, 2011

Excellent MTDC facility at Karla, very good & safe for family outing, enjoy nature & recreation facilities for all, nice food, and over all economical.

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1 Review | 771 Readers

Location is very good, rooms are clean but outside areas are not maintained

Posted 26 Aug, 2013

If you are looking to stay for more than one night then I would recommend that you should stay in Garden Rooms (AC/Non A/C) or deluxe suite. In Monsoon or in winter, you won't need A/C in the room so go for Non A/C rooms. Garden rooms are very good, spacious and located at the main road. TV was not good and Cable was very bad quality and I did not expect it to be any better. Resort is very big and you can go and relax in the resort itself and you don't even have to go for sight seeing during monsoon season. There were no mosquitoes as they have now taken care of it . . If you are going with your kid then make sure you carry all the required medicines for you and your kid as there is no medical store nearby. You can also explore some places nearby in Karla village. Resort staff was courteous and polite. House keeping staff was prompt on room services and I just had to call them once for cleaning and they were there and cleaned the room I would highly recommend this resort if you can ignore some areas which need maintenance. This resort is also having restaurant and its good for having breakfast, lunch or dinner. This resort is having water park. I did not experience it and would like to go there next time. Karla Caves just 4 km away and Wax Museum is also very nearby. I would highly recommend that you should plan your sight seeing in such a way that one day you cover Lonavla/Khandala and another day you can cover Karla Caves, Bhama Caves and third day you go to Lohgad fort Overall, if you are in Mumbai and Pune then its couple of hours drive and you can plan your weekend to go and relax in the midst of nature. This resort is located at the perfect location where you will find lush green mountains, river and garden away from your daily routine.

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1 Review | 2618 Readers

Trip @ July(Rainy Season), No.of people 4, Room ty...

Posted 6 Aug, 2010

Trip @ July(Rainy Season), No.of people 4, Room type:- SPECIAL SUITE NON-A/C, Cost Rs: Room rent 1800, tax 200, deposit 280. We found the room to be spacious and well equipped with water heater, TV(with cable) and a nice balcony (to stand out and enjoy the ambiance). The hotel inside the resort provides Veg/Non- Veg food at nominal rates. I would not rate them really high but I would advise you to stick with simple Maharashtrian dishes. There is a water park inside- as it was monsoon we did not care much for that so did not bother to go in (Cost:Rs 150 per head). There is a Boat ride in a lake inside the resort (cost Rs 100 per head).

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1 Review | 5977 Readers

The trip to Karla resort was an entirely relaxing...

Posted 18 Mar, 2006

The trip to Karla resort was an entirely relaxing and rejuvenating experience . It's at Lonavala so the distance to travel from Mumbai is just perfect for a weekend getaway and the resort by itself is far from the main Lonavala station side so offers peace and tranquil. The rooms available are quaint little cottages and the facilities in the rooms are pretty reasonable for the price . The reception / the service and the food were okay but most of the staff is very friendly and we were always greeted with a smile. The "non-veg" food is better and for the vegetarians, the "Thali" is a good option . The Karla resort has it's own water park - which is not too much to talk of actually - since it's only a small slide pool and a wave pool; but again the price is pretty reasonable so considering that most of the other available options at Lonavala are either relatively / comparatively expensive or too crowded, this is pretty decent . The resort offers you boating facilities which unfortunately were undergoing an over-haul when we went there but then there's the Karla caves to visit nearby and the hills to trek if you fall into the trekking category" :) The climbs are not too tiresome and the monsoons are the best time to attempt to climb the hills. With breathtaking waterfalls and the greenery all around . Of course, there's also the Bushy dam and Walwan dam and other usual sites nearby and Khandala isn't too far either. So a normal rickshaw trip around these places could be planned even if you don't have a vehicle at your disposal . All in all, if you are looking for a weekend break and don't really intend to splurge, then the Karla resort is a safe and good option.

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MTDC Holiday Resort Karla is ranked #72 among the 460 hotels in Lonavala with an average rating of 4.8 out of 7. It is one of the 29, 2-star Resorts in Lonavala. It is part of the "Maharashtra Tourism" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 38 photos and 177 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Front Office.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 1,300 to Rs 2,400 per night. The hotel offer 26 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 (49%) and Couple (26%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 69% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 13% 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 Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

MTDC Holiday Resort Karla is located at Karla which is approximately 1 Km from Lonavala railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Ryewood Park (1 Km), Lonavala Lake (2 Kms), Tunga Fort (2 Kms), Shree Narayani Dham (2 Kms) and Tungarli Lake (3 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 Laundry Services. 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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