- Maneesha Garg
- Utkarsh Khandelwal, Equity Research Analyst with an MNC Investment Bank, B.Tech. (IIT Chennai)
- Pooja Khandelwal
Yay!!! That's the initial reaction many a world weary Mumbaikar has whenever a trip to the picturesque town of Lonavala is mooted. This time however, there was a significant difference due to the meticulous planning of our erudite friend Ritesh and the ever accommodating staff at the Piccdale hotel/ resort/ water park/ friends place/ home away from home. The hotel is ideally situated on the main road surrounded by serene views of the hills around with staff that was attuned to the needs of 16 raucous adults who've had more than a few gulpfuls of the sweet blessed nectar and 10 precocious children from a 2 month old to an 8 year old who after having spent an amazingly fun afternoon at the water park were still full of zest and energy to enjoy at the banquet venue provided specially to us by the hotel just to accommodate the large numbers. The trip indeed was a memorable one where the sweet taste of friendship and camaraderie was garnished by the wonderful time our children had. We owe all this to our effervescent Ritesh and the affable staff at THE HOLIDAY SPOT known as Picaddle. So 3 cheers and deserved kudos to both and here's to hoping for many more 'Cheers' to come..... - Kunal Sharma
- Tanu Sharma
A journey started with a smile on the faces to meet new and old faces.... Children excited to meet their buddies and packing swimming trunks..... As we check in Picaddle resort... with almost everyone reaching in about same time....the rooms big and yet cozy.... A true value for money.... Time to eat and the restaurant was ready with some delicious food.... Children excited to go and splash some water.... very clean pool and beautiful landscape around the hotel... All the couples joined in for the fun of splashing water.....And some beers to refresh as after pool hunger was evident some high tea snacks were ready for us..... A banquet for the entire group - this was the highlight of the trip..... All rooms on the same floor and same floor the banquet.... We couldn't have asked more than this comfort......all the kids playing and music was played till everyone had slept....Drinks were on the house....With bottles getting finished in no time....No one was ready to move out from the hotel...Dinner served with a happy smile till late night.... breakfast was very good and then lunch was too good....All the kids were so happy....That no one willing to go home...Let’s plan to go for the next destination.....
- Harshil Shah
- Dinissha Shah
- Achin Bhati, Vice President - ESG and Sustainability research with an MNC, CA (ICAI), MBA (Raj University)
- Kavita Bhati, MBA (Symbiosis, Pune)
While I was struggling with my exams, my friends had put in best of their efforts to find out the best of places and properties around Mumbai.. And we finally froze Picaddle resort, Lonavala. We woke up all excited on Saturday morning and started for the trip. A smooth drive from the city took us to Lonavala and within no time we reached the resort, which is located at the heart of the town. The ambience of the property and the lavish room brought a smile on our faces forgetting any little tiredness we would have had by travel!
After settling down at the resort we went for the lunch buffet. Surprisingly the food was awesome with plenty options available even for the vegetarians.. The room service was friendly and quick. And yes, the resort is kid friendly as they took care of our preferences when asked for a special preparation for kids. The resort is happening enough to spend our entire time inside, with a well maintained swimming pool, game zone, spa etc. The water park is one of the highlights of the resort. It was good fun for both kids and adults. Overall it was a real value for money and a holiday with immense satisfaction. Highlights: Ambience, food, rooms, water park.