About hotels in Mahabaleshwar
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The weekend holiday crowd and staycation buffs around Pune, Mumbai and Goa, would be sharpening their focus on Mahabaleshwar. Within three to seven hours drive from these places, Mahabaleshwar perched at 4500 feet above sea level, is a cool getaway in the Western Ghat or the Sahyadri ranges.
This former capital of Bombay Presidency is a charming holiday destination with strawberry farms scattered around the surrounding hills. From posh hotels like Le Meridien to old classics like Brightland and budget properties near the main market, hotels in Mahabaleshwar
offer a charming array of accommodation. Use coupon code SUMMER 21 for Mahabaleshwar hotel booking online
and get upto 50% for all your summer hotel bookings. As the second Covid wave picks up, keep an eye on Yatra’s Clean Pass certification. It is a quality assurance by the website vis a vis cleanliness standards of hotels. Selecting one of these certified Mahabaleshwar hotels
will go a long way in enjoying a safe holiday at a destination that has the footprints of Shivaji, the British and is one of most charming hill stations in India.
Booking hotels in Mahabaleshwar during Covid times
While Mumbai gears up for another lockdown to control the virus menace, we at Yatra are extra cautious to ensure all health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to by our partner hotels. Following stringent WHO guidelines for safe travel, Yatra.com has issued ‘Clean Pass’ to many hotels in Mahabaleswar
-Panchgani region. Safe practices like checking temperature of staff daily, sanitising each room and public areas on regular intervals are steps we are continuously implementing to ensure safe travel of our guests. We would also urge you download the Aarogya Setu app for self-assessment and contact tracing. As a responsibility to both self and society at large!
Hotels on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Road
The fastest approach to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai is along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, and then onto to the Pune-Bangalore Highway till Surur, from where tourists branch off the National Highway towards Panchgani. Famous for its boarding schools, the 20 kilometre stretch from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar is dotted with hotels and resorts. Most of the hotels on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Road
are close to the one of bigger lakes in the vicinity – Dhom Lake.
Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar
, a 4 star property, is strategically located bang on the road with quick access to Lingmala waterfall, Kate’s Point and Strawberry Garden. Another key attraction – Mapro, which sells fruit-based products, is just 4 km away. The resort features a swimming pool, a state of the art fitness centre and an Ayurvedic spa. It also has good meeting rooms for business requirements. Free wi-fi is available for the convenience of guests. Other facilities include a travel desk, doctor-on-call service, and concierge. All room types have balconies, TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee maker, minibar, electronic safe. Room service and laundry are also available. The property’s in-house restaurant serves excellent Indian and international cuisine. La Serene Resort Spa with an outdoor swimming pool with a kids pool, campfire area and spa within the premises is geared for family holidays. Mulberry Inn is a good option in the budget segment on this road.
Hotels near Mahabaleshwar Market
The main market of Mahabaleswar is a hub for budget travellers. Easy access, central location, ready transport availability, and small restaurants makes it a magnet for this segment. Hotel Vyankatesh Mahabaleshwar
is a neat, basic place within a 5-minute walk from the market, and right next to the police station. It ticks all the boxes from a hygiene and safety perspective. Yatra has classified it as a Clean Pass hotel, which is a cleanliness certification. Additionally, it is also a Yatra Smart Choice hotel. This comes with a promise of 8 assured amenities, money-back guarantee and priority helpline support. Guests also get free cancellation and standardized prices through the year. A few more interesting budget hotels near Mahabaleshwar market
include Hotel Mahabaleshwar Palace, Sai Yash and Matoshree. Radhe Agro Resort comes with garden of strawberry plantations.
5 Star Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Le Meridien is one of the top 5 star hotels in Mahabaleshwar. Spread over 27 acres, this stunning resort is set amidst evergreen forests of the Sahyadri ranges. Very contemporary in design, Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar
exudes a pure sense of luxury in the mountains. It is a heady concoction of terrain and habitat appropriate architecture that simply blends into the surroundings. Each room has a private balcony overlooking pristine nature. The infinity swimming pool, on an elevated deck, overlooks a carpet of forest green. The wine and dine experience too is simply awesome. From the exquisite Longitude Bar to the Indian restaurant aptly called Chingari, which serves North India, Awadhi and Hyderabadi cuisine, are delightful. However, the Woods, Le Meridien forest dining experience is bound to capture the imagination. Set in a picturesque location in the middle of a forest, it serves Asian Tapas and authentic Japanese cuisine, and the experience under a starlit sky is memorable.
One of the old classic hotels of Mahabaleswar is the Brightland Resort and Spa Mahabaleshwar
. Formerly known as Brightland Holiday Village, it offers great views of the meandering Krishna river flowing deep in the valley with sharp mountain walls of the Sahyadris. An array of restaurants from the pool side Angaare, to fine dine options – On The Edge, with sweeping mountain views, and Olive Garden. The rooms too offer a variety. Tulip Duplex Superior, for example, which comes with a living room and a bedroom, is ideal for families. This 320 sq ft set of rooms features a walk-in dressing area and a verandah. Likewise there are rooms next to the swimming pool for those tourists who like to spend a lot of time in the pool. The Tulip Wing, Cottage Wing, Oak suite are some of the options to pick from. For heritage buffs, the three-level Lotus Suite would be a great option. Antique furniture and artefacts lends these suites a special character. Valley view terraces at every level and a garden are the icing on the cake.
Couple Friendly Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
From the governor of Bombay Presidency John Malcolm over a century back, to couples making a beeline to this mountain outpost, Mahabaleshwar has an positive impact on all those who set foot here. Excellent climate, mountain top location, lakes galore for water activities, plantations of strawberry, an abundance of mulberry and gooseberry makes it a great setting for couples on a romantic outing. Unmarried couples may look out for hotels with couple-friendly tag on Yatra.com. This ensures a hassle-free check-in for couples. Proof of local ID is the only thing required. All the couple friendly hotels in Mahabaleshwar
offer good discounts too. Use coupon code TOGETHER to avail Mahabaleshwar hotel deals & offers
Shiv Sagar Farm Stay is one such lovely option. Located close to Dhom Lake, it has strawberry, lettuce, cabbage gardens within its farm. Guests can pluck and buy them. Oxygen Resort, on the way to Tapola Lake, is set amidst pine forests. The 3 star hotel is well placed to enjoy boating at the club nearby. Saket Plaza in the heart of town is a tree filled resort with a swimming pool. Strawberry Homes and Nexottel Sai Cottage are both Clean Pass and Yatra Smart Choice properties. They offer flexibility in the case of cancellation with priority helpline support, along with a host of other benefits.
Hotels Near Popular Landmarks in Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar has varied attractions. From the source of River Krishna and Maratha history, to wonderful strawberry farms and lakes, and viewing points. Selecting hotels near popular landmarks in Mahabaleshwar is a great way to make the best of the main attraction that drives your visit.
Hotels near Venna Lake Mahabaleshwar
While Mahabaleshwar is dotted with lakes, rivers and dams, Venna Lake is easily the most accessible lake in town. The boating facility is accessible from the Mahabaleswar-Panchgani Road, which makes it a popular hub. Located within a two-three kilometre radius from many hotels and resorts, it is one of Mahabaleswar’s main attractions. At the higher end of the price spectrum is Evershine Resort Mahabaleshwar
. A 4 star property with a big swimming pool, it is an ideal base for families. Le Serene and Brighland Resort are close by as well. CP Cottage Resort and Savitri Niwas are hotels near Venna Lake
in the budget segment.
Hotels near Kate’s Point Mahabaleshwar
Scatter all across Mahabaleswar are scenic viewing points strategically located for a bird’s eye view perspective of dams, rivers, lakes, mountains and hill forts dotting this dramatic landscape. Kate’s Point was a favourite British Governor Malcom’s daughter. It offers grandstand views of Dhom Dam on Krishna River. Hotels near Kate’s Point
include Brightland Resort and Spa and Saj by Club Mahindra, two superb properties in the premium segment.
Hotels near Tapola Lake Mahabaleshwar
For those looking at an activity filled holiday, hotels near Tapola Lake
would be a great option. Located at a distance of 25 kilometres from the main market, hotels here offer basic facilities for the outdoorsy travellers. Indulge in water sports such as kayaking, leisure boating, trekking etc. A couple of good budget hotels here are Shivneri Hotel Mahabaleshwar
and Nandan Van. Travellers can also look at nature camps such as Radhe Agro Resort and Kinara Agro Resort. Along with water activities, one can also try farming, milking cows and other such agro based activities.
Hotels near Pratapgad Fort
Near Mahabaleswar is one of the iconic Maratha forts built by Shivaji. It was here that Shivaji killed Afzal Khan, a general of the Bijapur Sultanate, that marked a watershed moment in Maratha history. This incident catapulted Pratapgad to the top league of forts in the Sahyadris – alongside Raigad and Sinhagad – and one that is still owned by the direct descendants of Shivaji. Located between Mahabaleswar and Pratapgarh are hotels such as Vijay Lodge
, Mother Farm House, Hotel Kalash among other budget properties. The Pratapgad Fort is an easy 30-minute drive from Mahabaleswar.