Monday, September 26, 2016

Basho's Resort Mulshi - a Lil' slice of lakeside heaven

The view from our sit out

Our cottage by the lakeside

The lakeside tent - side view 

REVIEW of visit in July 2017
We visited Basho’s Resort Mulshi again for a 2 night stay in the height of the monsoons and were somewhat disappointed to see the service, housekeeping and food levels – as we had gone with very high expectations after the visit in September last year.
The property is still gorgeous. And we would return there possibly only to be beside the calm Mulshi lake in the waterfront villa. 
The resort is built across many levels - from the road (where the café is located as well as the gate to the resort) all the way down to the lake.
The location is very lovely. And the monsoon weather added to its charm-a brimming lake, trees sparkling emerald green, mist and clouds surrounding the nearby hills!
There appear to be 4 cottages and 4 tents with 2 of each down by the lake. Each cottage/tent has a lake view irrespective of its location.
We had the 2 cottages at the lakeside and the soothing sound of the gently lapping waters of Mulshi Lake was akin to balm for our stressed Mumbai souls.
The rooms are spacious and clean - and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children easily. Even better is the sit out where we had morning tea, breakfast, evening tea, drinks and dinner! In fact, when we weren't sleeping, we were in our sit out. Though I occasionally lay in the lakeside lounger ostensibly reading but actually looking at the view.

There's netting in the windows to keep insects out. The rooms have fans and AC. Lots of lights including bedside reading lights!

The lake front sit out

Lakeside Loungers 

View of our cottage from an upper level
The bathroom has a large tub-like bathing place with a rain shower and more. For some reason we didn’t get hot water, slightly unpleasant as no one had told us that they were having an issue. Imagine putting on the showwe and being drenched with cold water when the temperature was cool.
The bed linen is good with soft white sheets. However, one of the sheets was stained – sloppy housekeeping. Which showed up in a fused bulb and a humungous spider web!
All meals are served in the sitout. There is no operational dining room. There’s a menu from which you can order, somewhat repetitive if you are eating 4 meals there!
The only dessert is icecream.
Evening tea /coffee with snacks like French fries, bhajiyas are brought to your sit out. This is included in the package.
The pre dinner cocktail snacks are not part of the package – though in the monsoons one would want a snack pre dinner.
Service took a hit the 2nd day as lunch service was so slow – we had to call the boys for over an hour before they took our lunch order. The boys go off duty at 10 pm, so if you eat late they'll clear up in the morning. But as food is brought in casserole dishes its not a problem.
The swimming pool is very small, more like a kiddies splash pool.
It took us little over 4 hours of drive time to get there from Mumbai.
One of the downsides is that there is not much space to walk or play for kids. We walked up and down the resort steps and on the road from where you can see the clean and clear Mulshi waters.
Perfect for a relaxing break if you’re not  too anal about fast service and variety of food.
To book:

Our bedroom

Bedroom seating area which can accommodate 2 adults/children

The BIG bathtub


  1. Sounds quite idyllic. What was the food like?

    1. Food was surprisingly good - mainly Indian at the buffet lunch, once some Chinese. Dinner was ala carte - got Fish and Chips one night