So we reached the luxury resort by Meritas in the afternoon (thank god without any vertigo and vomiting which I face even at smaller hill stations because of the round and round) and were hoping to relax and have a fun 2-3 days we booked at Picaddle Lonavala. Best thing about Lonavla & Khandala is that it is only 1.5 hours from Mumbai so you can head there any time you want. We reached there and started the check-in process; they have valet service plus our luggage was taken to our room soon so we were in our room in a matter of few minutes.

The location was not hard to find as it was near Kumar resort which is also a famous hotel in Lonavala. The game zone area of Kumar Resort & Water Park is huge and if you have kids with you then you can play a lot of games there.

Picaddle Lonavala

Let’s get straight to my review and ratings for Picaddle:

It has a little bit of something for everyone :-

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
  1. Kid’s area:
    The kids can play on the slides and swing while you sit on the chair and see them enjoy themselves.
    You can also play air hockey in the game zone but you have to buy a coin for that first. Each coin is twenty rupees.
  2. Teens and adults:
    Gym: Plan to run on the treadmill or have an early morning workout then head to the gym (unfortunately this was under renovation when I had visited in the November of 2016)
    If you have teens with you then you can also play badminton and table tennis with them at no extra cost. If you plan to book the pool table or the PlayStation then you will be charged per hour.
  3. Ladies:
    The women can relax and enjoy themselves at Spa and Salon.
    The room has a locker with pin so that you can keep your jewelry/valuables in there.
  4. Men:
    Play foosball for free (like joey tribiani and chandler bing)
    Also has a Pub and Disc (Am neither into drinking or dancing so this was not for me)

Food

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
Breakfast (Complimentary)
The best part of the hotel is the breakfast. You get loads of fresh stuff with too many options to choose from.
Few of the options that you have (which I remember):
Idli Sambhar chutney
Medu vada
Juice/Tea/Coffee
Toast
Donuts
Cupcake
Upma
Some fruits

I would say the lunch food at the hotel was average but what we ordered for dinner which was delivered to our room was excellent:

  • Khichdi
  • Pizza
  • Paneer tikkas

Rooms

4 Stars (4 / 5)
The rooms are nice and clean and the extra sofa cum bed (for the third person) is also quite comfortable. We had booked 2 rooms in total and only one of the bath rooms had a tub so if you are looking for a tub then make sure you tell them in advance that you would require a tub. But when someone has an option of swimming pool and water park then why would you use a tub.

Nearby (Near Picaddle)

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
The 2 nearest atms are 5 -15 minutes walking distance from there. One above play area of Kumar resort and the other which is next to McDonalds.
Lake: Tungarli Lake & Lonavala Lake
Bhushi Dam
Shooting Point

The good

Tariff (Good rates)
Good staff
Good atmosphere
Great breakfast

The bad

Small bathroom

You can see my complete review for the resort here:
https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g608474-d7741256-r434189647-Picaddle_The_Luxury_Boutique_Resort_by_Meritas-Lonavala_Maharashtra.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

My rating for this hotel:
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Picaddle resort

Poolside with Nephew, Bhabhi, Mom, Niece, Bro & Dad.

If you wish to book or contact Picaddle then you can visit them at the website mentioned below:
http://www.meritashotels.com/

PS: While returning do not forget to take chikkis and fudge for your loved ones. If you plan to buy fudge then get it from Cooper’s.

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