Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Club, Mahabaleshwar – great for relaxing and complete switch off

We decided to seek  a refreshing start to the new year. A destination which isn’t too far from home. …. Which led us to we make our fourth visit to this lovely 130 year old club. Check out

Built on a 66 acre property,  this club is a treat. The sports facilities include billiards, pool and  a dirt (mud) golf course.  Also a tennis hard court and jogging track.

The garden was in full bloom with myriad hues of sunflowers, begonias, roses, phlox and many more varieties. The weather was pleasantly cool through the day and cold at night. We enjoyed having our  evening tea and drinks in the garden.

We were in room A4 on the first floor of the main block. The room consisted of a bedroom and a sitting room with a sofa cum double bed and a bathroom. All “old world” spacious with high ceilings. Ideal for 2 adults and a child.  Though there are no TVs in the room, the Frere Hall has a large screen TV which my son watched occasionally.  The Club is also well maintained with modern loos.

The reason I love this place, apart from its old world charm and greenery is the food which is outstanding.  Meals start with soup and end with desert with a feast in between. We actually opted for 2 non veg and one veg meal for the three of us to take full advantage of the days fare. We were served Indian, western and Chinese during our 4D3N stay.  See photo of a dinner menu.

As this is a club, it’s not open to the public, if you aren’t a member your booking needs to be done by a member. This is great as your fellow guests  are evolved people from Mumbai or Pune who are not looking for loud entertainment. The club has rules on dress code, meal timings, etc which are not hard to adhere to.

Very well located, a mere stone’s throw from the market but in a gracious world of its own, you can take a walk on the property,  on the golf course or even the Madhusagar shop to see a real live bee hive and buy some delicious honey.  

We enjoyed doing nothing (walking, reading, playing TT, etc) that we’ve decided to return soon this year itself. Recommend a visit ...

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