Lonavala is a great place to take a break from the busy lifestyle of a city. This gorgeous hill station is located in the Sahyadri range and is best known for its great climate, views and chocolate fudge.
Though a small place, Lonavala has many sightseeing places that can be explored on a tour to this hill-station making it an awesome place to spend the weekend for a leisure trip.
To help you enjoy your trips, five star hotels in Lonavala are made available with the help of HolidayIQ.
Popular 5 star hotels in Lonavala include the Della Adventure & Resorts, Amby Valley City, Lonavala Hotel, Ramakrishna Hotel, Rasa Bungalow and Leela Villa.
Details on the best 5 star hotels are obtainable on HolidayIQ.
The site also contains information on the best seasons to book 5 star hotels in Lonavala and other details about this beautiful hill station.
Lonavala 5 star hotels are famous for their spectacular views.
HolidayIQ provides you with a list of the best Lonavala 5 star luxury hotels and you can select the hotel that is most comfortable for your tastes.
Lonavala 5 star honeymoon hotels are also available for those who have just tied the knot and are looking to enjoy their honeymoon.
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The Tikona Fort, the Pawna Lake and the Korigad Fort are some of the most popular sightseeing locations in Lonavala. Lonavala is also quite famous for its chocolate fudge.
Lonavala is on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway road. It is also well-connected by train and air. Get on HolidayIQ and take a look at 5 star hotel deals in Lonavala to plan a lovely holiday. Log onto HolidayIQ to start enjoying each and every part of your trip to Lonavala.
In Five-star hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
All rooms (100%) should have Air-Conditioners
Suites - Minimum 2% of room block with a minimum of 1
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 45 square feet
Some rooms should have bathtubs
Hair Dryers should be available in rooms
Safe keeping should be available in rooms
Minibar / Fridge is mandatory in rooms
Heating and cooling to be provided in public areas and temperature should be between 20 to 28 degree celsius
Grade A cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-24 hr coffee shop / all day diner, one specialty restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Grade B cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-coffee shop open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., one speciality restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Note: The Ministry of Tourism may review and revise the cities falling under the Grade 'A' & Grade 'B' from time to time.
Grade A: Delhi*, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad.
*Delhi would include the hotels falling in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
Grade B: Cities in the rest of the country excluding Grade 'A' cities.
There should be a bar present at the hotel premises.
In the kitchen, wet garbage area to be air-conditioned.
Percentage of supervisory staff should be minimum 80% and hotels of Five-star category should have formally qualified Heads of Departments.
Percentage of skilled staff should be minimum 60%. The supervisory or the skilled staff may have training or skill certification as follows:
i. Degree / diploma from Central or state IHM's / FCI's or from NCHMCT affiliated IHM's or from other reputed Hospitality schools.
ii. Skill training certificate issued under the guidelines and scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
Staff restrooms (Separate for male and female employees with bunk beds, well-lighted and ventilated), Staff locker rooms and dining area are mandatory.
Inhouse Dry- cleaning / Laundry services are mandatory.
Iron and Iron Board should be available in the room.
Paid Transportation on call - Guest should be able to travel from hotel.
Shoe cleaning service facility to be provided for in house guests.
Newspapers should be available in the rooms.
Shop / kiosk - Five-star hotels to have one utility and one souvenir shop. 4 Star to have
minimum one utility shop.
There should be bookshop available.
For Five-star category, it would be 'Necessary' to have an X-Ray Machine at the guest entrance for screening of baggage. Manual checks may be conducted for staff and suppliers at designated entry points
There should be Under belly scanners to screen vehicles.
Each bedroom door fitted with lock and key, viewport / peephole & internal securing device. A safety chain / wishbone latch is acceptable in place of viewport / peephole.
A telephone for incoming & outgoing calls in the room is Mandatory. Five-star hotels should have direct dialing and STD/ ISD facilities.
In room internet connection / dataport is mandatory in Five-star hotels and there should be Wi- Fi wherever possible.
There should be a business center for business meetings. This should be a dedicated area.
(This provision may be relaxed for resort destinations, tourist and pilgrimage centres).
Swimming pool is mandatory for Five-star hotels. This can be relaxed for hill destinations. Mandatory that trained Lifeguard to be available. Board containing do’s & dont's, no diving sign, pool depth etc. should be displayed at a strategic location in the pool area.
Conference Facilities are mandatory for Five-star hotels
Right so as I entered, it was slowly sinking . This isn't going well . Not a wise decision . Esp since I did the booking for our anniversary :( . . Must say . In the end . We left with a note . " Surely a must visit again . " :). It's a beautiful drive and almost 10 km from Tiger falls . But I'm sure this drive will be more beautiful during winters . The frisking at the security is detailed. Wasn't allowed to carry booze inside, explanation is that a policy and the security folks say . "Fir humare restaurants kaise challenge" . Come on . That you aren't running Aamby Valley for that. Haven't seen any such policy in the biggest 5 stars The check-in is PATHETIC . Not at all smooth . The reception felt like a individual body who has nothing to do if I actually check-into the room or no. They just handed over me a map and said "proceed". I was asked to carry an id proof which I showed but they also wanted my hubby's id who was in the car waiting far away as there was a fleet of cars busy checking out. Hello !! Do you expect me to walk up with my daughter till the car and come back for the id ?? The staff should have been courteous to send someone to collect that We left from the reception and the actual cottage was around 3-4km away from there and when we reached there we were lost as there was no one to guide us or welcome us We then went to another reception there who then sent for a golf car after a wait Place is huge and very beautiful The room was beautiful and huge We then went for the wave pool which was some good time spent esp with a kid. It's expensive and runs only 10 minutes per person. So advisable to jump in with a big group so that the pool runs for one hour atleast The pickup and drop between the cottage and these places is in a Merc which is pleasing :). There is a beautiful Fountain show in the evening which is wings of time . The same one which plays in sentosa. This is free and a must watch! Heard it doesn't play on weekdays but worth checking at the reception Many do not operate on weekdays or for lunch on weekends. Best is to check at the reception 'Mabrook' is a place for people who love Lebanese. One of the best dining experiences . The staff is so responsive and attentive . And the manager & chef made it more special for us :). Horse riding is fun esp for kids. Have heard good reviews of the water sports but did not find time to try it.
The road between Mumbai and Pune Lonavala found precisely in the locality of this important resort, plenty of space dedicated to sports and games, the hotel in various forms, suggest curtains large rooms spread on the slope very beautiful and quiet, or the luxurious rooms adjacent to the structure, many restaurants, but I suggest the 24 hours by the pool, good food or continental tradition for everyone book early because always full, very nice idea to go for walks with the dogs at the resort or on horseback, or shoot with bow shoot with air guns, all at a great value for a very good price.
Hi friends, recently I had a trip to Amby Valley. This is a truly amazing place and as you enter you feel that you have left India and are in some place abroad and the climate there is also very cool as compared to Lonavala city, it was raining when we were there. This place has many recreational activities to do, like Aqua bus which is the most unique. The cost is too high like Aquabus costs you 1100 Rs but it's worth doing once for a good experience and the most amazing thing is the fountain show which is there on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm opposite the reception. The service is also amazing over here as you are transported by the golf cars and hotel cars throughout the city, without any extra charges. Overall it's an amazing place and continue exploring guys.
Went with my friends for leisure and adventure. Each room was luxurious with amazing views. The pool was by the restaurant and is huge with lights. The whole of Della Adventure and Resorts was really calm. The staff should be more well- trained though. The room amenities were really good, the adventure is over priced. The restaurants were decent priced. Room tariff was also over priced. But views and lights in the night was worth it Next time, I will come here and I will ask for discount and more facilities. The car service to and fro inside the hotel was amazing. The staff were there and was over laid back, our food came after an hour and only 1 man serving food there, it was all dark and unsafe for girls.
What an adventure! Della Adventure was everything it promised to be, and more! The adventure sports were fantastic, as was the food, spa facilities and resort. Located in Lonavala, down a rather bumpy 5 kilometer drive down a dirt track, it was well worth my while sparing a weekend for this fun place. This is the mecca for any Mumbaite or Puneite with an adventure streak and a sporting group of friends. The layout of the place is absolutely fabulous, with a gaming arena, indoor sports, adventure sports like zorbing, flying fox, rappelling, and horse riding to name a few! Do stop by this awesome place if you have a vehicle and a weekend to spare!
Best Experience: The adventure sports was the perfect way to begin the day! The water zorbing was a hilarious albeit fun experience but rolling down the hill while being strapped to the inside of the big huge translucent ball while zorbing was the real treat! Flying fox was also fun,and those in big groups will enjoy paintball immensely. The cafes at Della are quite a treat, and the decor is done very well. All the indoor games were in Swiss styled log cabins of a top noch design. The luxurious resort is expensive and always full up, but beautifully done, ambience-wise, and the spa is quite the treat as well. The place is not a budget destination, as the adventure sports could easily come up to about INR 4,000 per person per day (and that depends on whether there are any adventure sports packages) and the resort is quite expensive too, but all in all, if you want a complete 360 degree weekend experience with much laughter, adventure, relaxation and good food, this is the place to go. It's pretty packed up on weekends, understandably so, so if you can bunk a day of work or two and go indulge in this place during the week, that works too! And for those companies that might protest with your decision, take your boss along too, as this is the perfect place to stage corporate events too!
Worst Experience: Apart from the heat which gets to you, most of the experiences at Della were memorable, pleasant and fun-filled ones! I would highly recommend that you indulge in Della during the more pleasant months between November to January and make sure you arrive at Della by about 9.30 a.m. for the adventure sports especially if you are going on a weekend as it gets pretty packed by 11 a.m. Do thank me later for the recommendation once you're done having fun at Della!
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