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Pune, India
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Lets start from the Booking, i booked 1 deluxe room and 1 cottage, 2 families (4 Adults and 4 Kids) can stay there right? But they charged extra for 2 kids, I ignored. They have mentioned infinite activities in the resort i barely found half of them and each of them are chargeable. i went to in door games room...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We had heard all good things about Dukes and finally booked a short weekend stay there. It really fulfilled our expectations! The room and the views were beautiful, with a decently maintained swimming pool, along with a small slide that delighted our 5yr old daughter! Buffet breakfast was good but a bit crowded on the weekends. The best part of...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us on TripAdvisor! It is always a delight to hear from happy and satisfied guests. We understand how important it is to keep the kids happy during, as it directly means a little ‘me’ time for the parents. Our resort is well equipped...

Bangalore
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Actually returning back to this property after nearly 16 years. Well maintained. Rooms are large and spacious. We had a executive room which is quite spacious and had a excellent view. Stayed at 315. The location in Khandala is away from the hustle bustle of Lonavala but still very accessible. The food options were varied and good, though on the...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for the perfect star rating on TripAdvisor. We are elated to know that we were able to impress you with our warm hospitality, immaculate accommodations, and seamless services. At our hotel, we aim to make our guests comfortable and give them a luxurious experience during their time with us. Our rooms...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were upgraded to a deluxe room and the view was pretty amazing. the service was impeccable and all the staff were very friendly. the food was decent. those who would like to book a room here should contact the hotel authorities first rather than booking through the hotel's website. the hotel staff offers discounts and you can strike a...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Dukes Retreat on this travel forum! We are elated to know that your stay with us was a pleasant one. At our hotel, we always keep guest happiness at the top of our priority list and it is a delight to know that our endeavors...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We went to dukes for lunch. Very nice ambience. Good food. Great view from the restaurant facing the mountains. Would love to stay at dukeson my next trip..unlike other resorts it's not noisy and place is well maintained.

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for your kind review and for referring to us as an “amazing resort”. We are glad that you liked the ambience and location of our resort. It’s of immense pleasure to learn that you and your family had a great time in the serene environment of our resort an relished all...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I had stayed in this hotel about 7-8 yrs back and had gone with my family with a lot of expectation and I should say that the hotel outlived my expectation. It started with the checkin going upto the checkout. The hotel is amazing with its location and very courteous staff members including the Manager Mr. Rajesh. The rooms are...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My wife and I went for a day to Duke's. It was truly an amazing experience. We booked about 2 weeks ago. I called up the retreat directly once we were booked and spoke to the Manager who promised us best rooms. We reached at 11 am much before the check in time. The rooms were ready for us and...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for bestowing us with this valuable feedback. It gives us great pleasure that we could organise an “amazing” getaway laced with rejuvenating doses. Our resort, indeed, is a blissful combination of sublimate tranquillity and great luxury wherein, one finds a sanctuary of bliss from the crowded, busy and challenging oasis of...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

It's my general experience that if u pre-book this hotel in advance through any online site that will provide u the rooms which are least good and poor quality and bad view, during my visit I have I experience that with hotel, since my money was already with them they don't care in providing good rooms, which they reserved for...

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback of your recent visit to our resort. We are deeply disappointed with the unfortunate turn of events which resulted in an underwhelming experience for you and are definitely not reflective of our usual hospitality standard. It is only such valuable comments and suggestions that help us...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This is easily the best resort for destination wedding ! We and all our guests were left speechless with the breathtaking views of the valley from each room of the resort and staff were as brilliant and coordial you would see anywhere!!

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! Thank you for your valuable feedback on this forum. Your kind words and your perfect star rating have been received with much appreciation. Indeed, our resort has an amazing view and we are happy to know that it added value for your guests and you. Our associates work tirelessly to provide the best...

Ahmedabad
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Morning view from Dukes is unforgettable. A nice resort spread over, big spacious room , nice pool, great entertainment by magician, over all a perfect destination for Business as well as leasure with family

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The_Dukes_Retreat, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Dukes Retreat! As an important guest of our hotel, your satisfaction is imperative to us, and we are happy that we could accord you an experience that is exquisite and worth cherishing for years to come. The Dukes Retreat, indeed, is one of the most exclusive resorts in Khandala amidst spectacular vistas that transport you...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dukes Retreat at Khandala is not more than a 15 minute picturesque drive away from Lonavala. The resort is a landmark located 1850 ft. above sea level. Keys Khandala is spread across 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, valley-view and the mesmerizing Western Ghats. The property benefits from being set in the lap of the flora of the region and nestles amidst waterfalls, nature trails and winding forest paths. ... more   less 

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Address: Pune Mumbai Road, Khandala, Lonavala 410301, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala > Khandala
Price Range: $140 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dukes Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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“Room with Bath tub”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to avail a cottage 307 / 308. Its spacious and close to pool and dining / play area............ full of sunlight”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Look out for deluxe rooms. Book in advance during monsoons.”
 of 5 bubbles bharath83, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would prefer wally view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles deepb338, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“deluxe rooms recommended”
 of 5 bubbles sujatakhire, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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