We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Rooms r fine. very poor eminities... not worth spending soo much...”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Blue Country Resort
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Panchgani
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rooms r fine. very poor eminities... not worth spending soo much...”
Reviewed 10 October 2011

U need to pay if u want to play Pool.. swimming pool not verry clean... Boring very Loud DJ music at evening at the same place where Indoor Games are there... Its not worth spending soo much for spending time only in a room...

Room Tip: There is nothing like valley facing riim as suggested on the site... Ravine Resort looked better wrt...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NDShetty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    36
    85
    59
    22
    13
See reviews for
119
52
2
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (74)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Date: Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2011

After a long search and alot of 'read through reviews', we finally decided to book Blue Country Resort.

Well, we started off from Mumbai (Lokhandwala, Andheri West) at about 8:45 AM on Friday. Being a working day, we did get alot of peak hour traffic in the City upto L&T Powai. I would suggest an early departure is always better. However, since most of the drive is Expressway / NH4, we covered the distance of 265kms in about 5Hrs 30 Mins with two stop overers, keeping the speedometer hoovering at about 105 KMPH.

We reached the resort at about 2:15 PM and since we were on a package deal, we were offered Lunch. The afternoons were not Buffet, but the food was really nice. Not the typical North Indian, but the more Maharastrian and Village kinda preperation. One of the good things were that the staff were very helpful and always ready to do something you'd ask for. I recall, the Lunch on Saturday include an egg curry as a Non Vegetrian item and when asked that there was no Chicken, without any hesitation, they provided us with Chicken Curry as well. These were the typical items on the menu for the Package Deal...
Breakfast:
Egg Omelete & Any egg preperation of your choice
One / Two South Indian Items (with nice chutny & sambhar)
Aloo paratha / Poha / Upma
Cornflakes
Fruits
Bread Toast , Butter , Jam

Lunch / Dinner:
One Chicken Dish ( The Chicken do pyazaa was excellent )
One Paneer Dish
Two Veg Dishes and a Starter
Rice
Dal
Raita / Salad
Dessert

The overall preperation was very nice, and mainly worth the price. I also would like to add, that when ever items like chapaties / Rotis / Nans were a bit cold, they would see to it that we received fresh ones. I would not comment on A la Carte since we did not have any thng else from the hotel. I would also, recommend that you do not arrive at the buffet, too close to closing time.

The Room's (Super Deluxe) is relatively spacious and the medium size fridge is real help to stock up the wines / beers / soda. The best part is the bed 8 (inches) coupled with the right temperature and you are rest assured with good sleep quality.
We did have a problem with the Gyser in the begenning though, but they got it working. Aparrently, the entire building had an issue.

The pool's really huge and clean. Yeah we did take a dip for about 20mins even though the outside temp was about 17 C.

The Market place is not too far off as well. Do not forget to vist Mapro Garden. You'll love the Ice Creams and the Sandwitches there. The view from Parsi Point is just breath taking.

Good Location, prompt service, Good Food, clean and spacious rooms makes Blue Country Resort an ideal and Value for Money getaway.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank SheldonRozario
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
caditya, Owner at Blue Country Resort, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review.

We truly appreciate your honest and detailed comments.

We regret that you had a problem with hot water. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we have solar water heaters which need to be mended by our maintenance staff from time to time. There is a slight inconvenience caused in one building however the issue has been fixed and is no longer a problem.

We hope you do visit us again and we can continue living up to the expectations of our guests.

Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

This review is not about club Mahindra Membership (That is another issue!), but about Blue Country Resort which is a part of Club Mahindra Associate Properties.
ABOUT PANCHGANI: A dream destination only 5 to 6 hr drive from Mumbai. Nice weather, silent place, really amazing! Our trip to pratagad was really breathtakingn. (35 km from Panchgani). I personally think its best to go in monsoon. Weather is very pleasant, waterfalls allover, romance in the air! Also very less crowded.
PROS:
1. Best location- If you get valley facing rooms then nothing like that! 2. Helpful staff 3. Well maintained swimmimng pool also one of the very big swimming pool inside a hotel property 4. Good room service 5. Also have gym, spa etc. 6. Clean rooms 7. Nice sleep quality 8. Spacious hotel - with good landscaping 9. Kingsize bed with big rooms.

CONS:
1. Slightly overpriced stay- but service tax and hotel tax was included in the price at least for us. Checkout and clarify before. 2. Very overpriced food. If possible eat outside.3. Food quality is just okey. Restaurant have specific timings for breakfast , lunch, dinner. Chienes (So called ) food especially avoidable!

OVERALL: A very good experience I say. The staff is really good and helpful. Hotel is good, but I dont know how to give 3.5 stars so 3 star rating. Need improvement on food.

SPECIAL TIPS:
1. Mumbai-Pune bypass- Banglore highway- Wai-Panchgani is much much prefered and SAFE route than Mumbai-Panvel- Mahad-Mahabaleshwar.
2. Dont go to Wai for sightseeing eveven if tour guide suggests. There is nothing except one Ganes Mandir. Wai is filthy, hot big village with lots of pigs. A Big moodspoiler!
3. Never to miss: Pratapgad fort, Boating in Venna lake, Pratapsingh udyan, a walk in the Panchgani village and Mahabaleshwar, tabletop land, sydney point, mahabaleshwar temple,strawberry fields in the season.
Mapro garden, various points in Mahabaleshwar etc. etc. are for package tour type people.
Will add photos later when time permits.

Room Tip: Dont miss a trip to Pratapgad fort! Ask for valley facing rooms. Drive carefully-ghats are risky to...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Docsandy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
caditya, Owner at Blue Country Resort, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.
It gives us great pleasure in informing you that we have taken on board sever new chefs who are working on improving our food quality and enhancing the food variety. We appreciate your comments so as to help continuously improve the overall holiday experience for our guests.

Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
109 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Stayed at Blue Country again after a gap of a few years. The place is still good though it does require some renovation of its rooms and it was good to see that they have already started the work on that.

The best thing here is the friendly staff. they are all smiles and take good care of your requirements.

The food could be better and they seriously need to upgrade their menu.

Overall a good experience, thanks to the staff.

Vibhas

Room Tip: First floor rooms have nice view. Groud floor rooms are for those who like to walk out to the greens...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank vibhasme
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

This resort is meant for the off-season only as it is highly overpriced for an on-season place. Its not even a 3-star facility. The rooms are just like a lodge and the room service is not something to be excited about. The common ares need a makeover to make them look atleast a well to resort. The saving grace is the common room where one can play, TT, Playstation2, Pool and some more board/card games to pass time. Though they are also old but serve the purpose. The swimming pool is nice though. Would recommend only if you have to spend most of the time outside the room. They provide tour services also but its pricier than those found outside but atleast the drivers are nice. Infact, all the staff's treatment was warm.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Nebulous1617
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Good service and nice lively atmosphere.
The rooms on the ground floor open onto the back lawns allowing the kids ample area to play.
Liked the food and the way the serving staff responded to the requests.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank amoljo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

I visited the resort with my wife and stayed for 2 nights - Sunday- Monday in off season. The blue country resort at Panchgani is about 1.5 kms from the main market which works well if you are ready for a good-length walk. The walk to the market is quite serene though. The resort is equipped with a swimming pool, which looked good but we didn’t venture near it as it weather was too cold.
The rooms are spacious and some of them overlook the valley, which in the current climate (it’s the start of monsoon so it’s cloudy and misty!) lends a lovely sight. We had a problem with the room door, which was not sorted even till we left the resort (donno if it’s sorted yet, or someone’s stuck inside). So, many-a-times we were left locked inside going through eager moments wondering if we’d have to climb down from the window (thankfully it did not happen).
The bathroom was spacious, but somehow, always remained wet – which my wife hates. Despite instructing the hotel guys to dry it, it never happened.
Service is strictly OK, we didn’t find anyone going out of the way to make us feel at home.
We had booked this place being Club Mahindra (CM) members, but this resort is way off the mark by CM standards (if there are any). If CM wants people to pay through their nose for the vacations, then they better pull up their socks.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank NarendraMumbai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Panchgani
1.9 km away
Ravine Hotel
Ravine Hotel
#3 of 17 in Panchgani
4.0 of 5 bubbles 724 reviews
4.7 km away
Panchgani Health Resort
Panchgani Health Resort
#5 of 17 in Panchgani
4.0 of 5 bubbles 91 reviews
0.9 km away
Hotel Millennium Park
Hotel Millennium Park
#10 of 17 in Panchgani
3.5 of 5 bubbles 214 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.8 km away
Bella Vista Resort
Bella Vista Resort
#1 of 50 in Mahabaleshwar
4.5 of 5 bubbles 902 reviews
0.4 km away
Hotel Mala's
Hotel Mala's
#4 of 17 in Panchgani
4.0 of 5 bubbles 78 reviews
11.6 km away
The Grand Legacy
The Grand Legacy
#10 of 50 in Mahabaleshwar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 267 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blue Country Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blue Country Resort

Property: Blue Country Resort
Address: Khingar Road, Panchgani 412805, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Satara District > Panchgani
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Panchgani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Country Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Country is a luxury resort spread over 3 acres of land with 44 large and luxurious rooms and three star amenities. It is located at the foothills of table land and has a beautiful view of the valley. The resort is secluded and peaceful, yet very close to the Panchgani market and only 30 minutes from Mahabaleshwar. Blue Country Resort is ideal for Marriages, Conferences, Get togethers, School Picnics and Holidays. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity.ca, Expedia, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Blue Country Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blue Country Hotel Panchgani

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing