Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mahabaleshwar get away- Club Mahindra where old world charm meets mod cons

The Reception
Our 1st visit to this property. Went for a 2 night stay. Though it was just the husband and me for a well deserved do nothing break, it’s also great for children and we will return with our 12 year old son.

Ground floor rooms near the reception
Here’s what I liked:
It retains the greenery and old world charm of Mahabaleshwar. The 8 acre property is full of trees and lots of flowers – even in end April!

The windows have netting so one can keep the windows open and insects and monkeys (saw a langur) out.

The Pool

Good food- we loved the “gourmet express” and had room service for dinner both nights. One night – seekh kabab, reshmi kabab and mutton biryani. The next – mutton roganjosh, stuffed kulcha and chicken reshmi  – all well made and served piping hot!
The lovely property 

Breakfast had a large spread – I did see some sausages (chicken?) on someone’s plate but it was probably on request like in Varca Beach Goa. Juices, cereals, lots of Indian choices, hard boiled eggs, chicken, breads, and live sough Indian and egg counters!

I understand there  is a good dinner selection but we  didn’t go for dinner.

Children’s activities – swimming, Zorb ball, zip line, and a whole days worth of fun zone activities.

Signs in the room for insect alert and monkey trouble!

I checked for accessibility – ramps where ever there are stairs and wheelchair availability too.

Good service and a big well laid our property so lots of privacy.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the action (market and lake), this is close to the Le Meridien Resort and the Singhania bungalow.  

This is an existing property – Sherwood which has been taken over by Club Mahindra and upgraded. Like the low rise look (ground and 1st floor only). The loos are new  with shower stalls et al.

This resort provides the old world charm of Mahabaleshwar along with mod cons and great service. Possibly only heritage and well maintained The Club Mahabaleshwar can beat it for charm and atmosphere!

Sadly, unlike the Club Mahindra Coorg Kodagu Valley and Goa Varca Beach properties there isn’t a separate a la carte restaurant.

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