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There are 144 hotels in Lonavala reviewed by actual travellers. The top rated Lonavala hotels are Dream Holidays, The Bob House, Harmony Woods. The lowest available tariff for Lonavala hotels stands at Rs.400 and highest hotels rate is approximately Rs.25000. The cheapest Lonavala hotel deals are available at Rs.282. You can search for Lonavala Hotel
(64) Lonavala Resorts (53) Lonavala Self-catering/Villa/Cottage (13) Lonavala B&B/Guest house/Hostel/Lodge (9) Lonavala Home Stay (3) Lonavala Tent/Camp/Caravan (1) Lonavala Spa (health resort) (1).
There are different types of hotels in Lonavala available for families, lovers, kids, friends and specially for newly married couples who are looking for perfect honeymoon destination.
Star Hotels in Lonavala
There are 4 Five Star Hotels in Lonavala and most popular 5 star hotels in Lonavala are Lonavala Hotel, Ramakrishna Hotel, Della Adventure & Resorts, Amby Valley City There are 39 Three Star Hotels in Lonavala and most popular 3 star hotels in Lonavala are Treasure Island Resorts, Rainbow Retreat Hotel, Bijis Hill Retreat, Leisure Vacations Mayur Emerald, Upper Deck, Avion Holiday Resort, La Exotica, Lions Den Hotel, Ashiana, Star Regency.
Hotels in Lonavala by Price
There are 64 Budget hotels in Lonavala which are priced below Rs. 2500. Tariff for hotels in Lonavala starts from 400. Cheap hotels in Lonavala may provide basic amenities like a private bedroom, colour TV, Telephone, AC, 24-hour front desk and housekeeping staff on call. These hotels are affordable and value for money.
There are 26 Luxury hotels in Lonavala which are priced above Rs. 5000. Tariff for Lonavala hotels starts from 5000 and goes to 25000, which is charged by Lonavala luxury hotels. Luxury hotels in Lonavala include premium amenities like bathtubs, jacuzzi, sauna, massage services, swimming pool, fitness centre or gym, bar/lounge, restaurant, Wi-Fi, dry cleaning services, valet parking, banquet hall and conference rooms for business meetings.
Shahani Health Home as is the correct name of the place is a fairly large property owned & managed by the Mumbai based the. T. Shahani Trust, which is a Large & Well Known Trust. They have about 75 rooms in 3 wings on the 1st & 2nd floors. All rooms are of a standard size with balconies attached, which is good. The rooms are large with a Double Bed & a Single Bed as well, so each room can comfortably accommodate 3 adults. All the Furniture in all the Rooms are Fixed & Built in. The Beds are built with Brickwork on the floor, have Glazed Tiles all over the sides & Granite Slabs as Head Rests. The Cupboard in the room is made of Brickwork Walls & only the Doors are of Wood. There is a small Dining Area with a Granite Slab fixed in the wall that serves as a Dining Table & there are two Plastic Chars which are the only Moveable Furniture in the Rooms. Even the TV Stand is a Granite Shelf fixed in the wall. They have a Box TV in each room with Cable Connection that works, but do not have a telephone or even a bell to call anyone. If you need anything, you have to walk all the way to the Reception & ask personally. This is a drawback. They do however offer Room Service if you ask for it. The Bath/Toilet area is fairly large with a Storage Geyser that works well, a Commode, Wash Basin & Shower Area. The Taps are however quite old & the Water Pressure is not very good, so you cannot use the shower in case you want to have a Hot Water Bath & you have to have a Bucket Bath only. Some of the Taps are a bit broken & some leak a little & have to be over tightened, but they work. The Balcony is smallish, but 2 persons can sit comfortably in them if you bring the 2 Plastic Chairs out in the Balcony. They should have also provided a Plastic Centre Table along with the Chairs, which would be good to use in the Balcony as well when you sit out. Charging Points are few, but manageable. The Mattresses & Pillows are however very old & hard & need to be replaced. We had to ask for softer pillows & they had a challenge going to all other rooms to check which of them had softer pillows to give us. Even their softest pillows were still a bit hard. The Towels, Pillow Covers, Bed sheets & Blankets were however clean & freshly Laundered, which was good. The room was also cleaned very well every day by the cleaning staff. They have an open dining area on the ground floor with limited items, but all freshly made & tasty. They serve both Veg & Non Veg Items for Breakfast & Meals as well. While the 2nd floor rooms are definitely preferable because they are higher & cooler, there are no Elevators & you have to walk up & down which, for us, was a good exercise, but may not be good for all. They have ample parking area for cars & also have a Table Tennis & Carrom area as well as a small Mandir too. The staff are polite & helpful & are happy to assist you in every way, which makes your stay very comfortable. The location is also very convenient & is walking distance from the ST Stand, Railway Station & the Market as well. It is in a quiet & peaceful area with plenty of greenery & lots of birds that chirp away all the time. All in all, a neat & clean place to stay at with basic amenities but at a very affordable rate. Definitely worth a visit.
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.
(Long post) We wanted a short two-day break from Mumbai and after toggling between Alibag and Lonavala decided on the latter. I had wanted to drive to the destination and Alibag about 3-4 hours one way, which I was advised was a bit long for a two-night stay. Having decided on Lonavala - about 1. 5 hours - I asked around for a few recommendations. Two people recommended Avion, but I was not too keen because a family member had visited a few months ago and was given a room next to a power generator that cracked up like a bomb in the middle of the night. After a few searches I zeroed in Villa San Lawrenz, which is also owned and run by the Avion group. VSL is a distance away from Lonavala market which makes it a good destination - away from the mad rush, which what Lonavala market has become. Nonetheless, I decided to take a risk, and drive to Lonavala. VSL is about a kilometre or two through winding roads once you enter Lonavala. You take a right turn at the roundabout opposite Avion and head toward Thombrewadi. The place is quietly tucked away and maintained. It was set up about a year ago so the quality of the construction is excellent. Villa San Lawrenz is a beautiful property. It has Spanish architecture, with cobblestones all over and nice manicured lawns. It excels in room quality. The beds are really huge and mattresses of excellent quality. For a holiday home, the place is really well maintained. Although there were some grease spots on the flooring of our room, which needed to be scraped and cleaned, it wasn't such a big problem for us. Each room has a small balcony which makes it very cosy and romantic to wake up and sip tea, while watching the sun rise. If you are in the rooms 1-3, you can actually see the mountain. You do feel disappointed that hotels have overtaken Nature and that in a few years even this beautiful mountain would have a resort on top of it. The swimming pool is beautiful to look at but since it was a cold December we did not venture into it. However, the evening walk around it was really exhilarating and the atmosphere very ethereal. Yet, this may also have been because when we arrived there were hardly any guests. If a load of company executives landed up for a company meeting, as was scheduled for the next day, it would have been a ruckus. The problem with the hotel business is in times of lean periods, they have to make up by hosting corporations, so if you are a non-corporate traveller on a holiday, this can be unnerving. An important aspect for me for any stay is clean toilets and bathrooms. Here VSL gets good points for cleanliness but down points for bathroom design. Though the bathroom and WC are separated by a fibreglass panel, water sometimes escapes from the bottom and enters into the WC area. There is no mop to wipe this off, so you could be stuck with a wet toilet area for a long time. Moreover, the bathroom has a steel stool and a pink bucket. Some focus on aesthetics would help although we chose to ignore it. Rooms are provided with mosquito repellents although there was no problem. The AC worked very well, although a pity we have to use ACs in winter, but you cannot leave the balcony doors open if you want privacy and avoid mosquitoes. A word of warning here. The sliding doors to the balcony have latches on only one side so if you lock yourself out in the balcony accidentally, there is no way to open them. You will have to shout out to the staff and they will have to enter the room and open it from inside. The electric sockets are a bit weak and need to be organized correctly. Loose connections had to be addressed for the mini fridge and kettle. You get just one bottle of packaged water and then filtered water filled in a flask, so carry a few bottles of water if you are particular about it. The restaurant ambience and food is great although slightly expensive considering there are no easy alternatives nearby. You could walk up to the road for a bit of the local fare: fish fry, Indian Chinese or even bhajjias (fritters) and tea. There is a lady who sells bhajjias close to Bhushi dam that are simply freshly fried and home cooked in taste. The check-in time is 10 AM and checkout 10 am (maximum 11 am) which is highly restrictive, especially if you had a late night and would want to sleep late into the morning. May be this is how holiday homes work. We did not try room service but we did eat at the restaurant in the lounge, which was standard fare. While the rooms are great the downside of Villa San Lawrence is the choice of rooms. A tip for you here: Always choose the last two rooms if you can get them because if there is a company conference, the earlier rooms are subject to high traffic and noise. This is only reason I think that VSL was not designed for couples or romance, although if marketed as such it could become one of the best. I hope the owners take note of this suggestion and restrict conferences to the first floor. Leave the top floor for love.
I and my wife were planning a short break in Lonavala for 1 night, 2 days and hence decided to give Fariyas a try. We had heard a lot about the property and hence, in spite of the premium cost, decided to go ahead with the same.
However, the decision seemed incorrect right from the word go. After we had booked the place, we called up the hotel to ask a couple of things like transfers, booking confirmation, etc. For a resort that calls itself a 5 star property, the staff was mediocre at best - they simply didn't know how to speak on the phone and most of the things they said were either incorrect or incomplete. The 2nd disappointment was the car that they sent for the pick-up (they charge an additional amount for this) from Lonavala station - have never seen a 5 star resort use anything but a sedan class vehicle - Fariyas sent us a mid-end SUV. But that was the least of the issues.
When we finally reached the hotel, they forgot our welcome drinks (we never got it actually). The check-in was quick though and the staff at the reception had our details at the ready. The staff of the hotel seems to be the only saving grace for the property.
We were given a room on the 2nd floor and this turned out to be another disappointment. There was a distinct damp smell prevalent in the room at all times. In fact, the room was so badly maintained that there was mould (fungus) of some kind growing on the ceiling of the balcony (See photo attached). The toiletries and other essentials were as expected - thank God for that.
Next demerit was the food. We had lunch at the in-house buffet and were impressed neither by the quality (taste, texture, etc. ) nor the quantity (spread). There was barely 1 main course in the non-veg section and another item was super spicy. The dessert section, though well-stocked, left a lot to be desired in terms of taste and quality. There was an over-bearing aroma of eggs in a couple of items.
Last but not the least, was the super hot and extremely uncomfortable climate that was maintained in common indoor areas like the coffee shop (where the buffet is served) and the main reception area. I was literally sweating while eating - have never seen a "5 star" resort use coolers to maintain the climate. Needless to say, they were grossly inadequate. In fact, besides us a couple of other guests also complained about the same.
I almost forgot to mention that the resort does not provide free WiFi. I mean for the price they charge, this is the least that they can do. WiFi is almost like an essential necessity nowadays.
To conclude, I would say that if in Lonavala, please look at all other options before deciding on this place. The view is also not great.
Got to know about this place on tripadvisor, checked the pictures and found it interesting and hence decided to visit the place. When we visited the place it was way beyond our expectation. It is spread in 2 Acres of land, the owners have not crowded it up and made each room exclusive. We stayed in Cocoon, which is a cocoon shaped room, with a private gardens, table for two and special chairs to enjoy the view. Also it has its own private entrance. The rooms and wash rooms were big clean, with nice white and blue interiors. It makes us feel soothing and peaceful. The rooms does not have WiFi, music system or TV which is good because you should spend quality time with your family here. The owners were very nice they helped us with the route to reach the place, then they explained us about the property, inclusions, and timings. We had very nice interaction with them, sometimes a 5 star hotel people do not show such courtesy, the way these two people had shown. They made us feel very comfortable and the same goes for the entire staff there. There is a small restaurant there, where you can get 3 breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks. They don't have wide variety of food but enough for enjoying the food. Sometimes more choices confuses the mind. The Chaat counter I really liked, where in you can customize your chaat as per your taste. There are play areas such as basket ball court, swimming pool, Reading area, fish tank. So there is something for all. I believe the place is best for couples who want to celebrate their special occasions. I am definitely going to visit the place again and I recommend all those who love to spend quality time at a very nice location.