MTDC Lonavala


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Location : Karla, Lonvala.. Nearly 3 kms from the centre of Lonavala..
If travelling via the express highway, its better to get out of the 2nd exit to lonavala. If you take the first exist, there is a possibility of getting stuck in the traffic heading towards amby valley.

Ample parking space for Cars/Bikes.

The resort also has facitilites for boating as it has a small river flowing right behind the resort..
This location is also a paradise for birds.. especially KFs.. I saw Pied, Common and White breasted KF.
Other birds sighted : Minivet, Tits, Egrets, Cormorants.

Tarrifs : Change according to season. I paid 1300/- for a Garden AC cottage (double bed) in July'11.
There are a lot of cottages/suites over the vast spread of the resort.
But if visiting in monsoon season, its better to pre-book online.
::The Official website of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation

Room service : non-existent. But we had a problem in the geyser at 9.30 in the night and it was fixed at that time.

Restaurant : This is the pathetic part of the resort. Though the food is really good, the service at the restaurant is really pathetic. On any day, the food wont arrive before 30-45mins of placing the order.

attaching some images for reference :)
Garden AC Cottage..

inside :

on the backside of the resort..

Overall the experience was good..
Well, MTDC lonavala offers a diverse variety of options for accomodation. I had been to this resort during last week of August 2015, and stayed at Special Executive cottage. There are only two such cottages and are generally available (due to comparatively higher price vis-a-vis the other options within the campus). The price comes to around Rs. 7000 per night (6000 + taxes). The internal ambience and upkeep in these cottages is radically opposite to what one could experience in other options like say Garden rooms / Cottages / Special Cottages or even the Special AC Suites.

The rooms in Special Executive Cottages are very huge and tastefully finished. None of those unclean or unhygenic stuff you can find here. The rooms, beds, sofa and other furnishings are very clean and well maintained. The wash rooms and toilets are top notch and were very well kept. The only thing we missed here was the in room Mini bar (containing an assortment of beverages, chocolates, snacks, wafers, etc., ) which is generally provided at this price by other resorts.

Overall these cottages are way better than what is available at other resorts at similar price.
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