In December 2020, a group of friends incl. me (total 14 persons) booked 7 rooms in Valley View for around 3 nights (11th-14th) . We checked in at around 11 am and found the rooms and facilities very good. However, there was a problem with the water supply to the rooms due to a major fault, which initially could not be detected. After discussions with the Hotel Manager which was escalated to the Owner Mr. Shantanu Engineer, we decided to vacate our rooms and shift to another hotel in nearby Ambaghat. Mr Engineer agreed to refund us our money as well as fund the difference in tariff between Valley View and the other resort in Ambaghat. It is rare to find such a gesture in India as our money + tariff difference was promptly refunded within 2-3 days after our return to Mumbai. We appreciate Mr. Engineer's gesture and would like to recommend Valley View as one of the best hotels in Panhala. Rooms are good, view is great and overall facilities are excellent. Strongly recommend. …
We three friends suddenly decided that lets stay @Panhala for one night on our way back to Pune. We had arrived from Dandeli. It was a great decision of staying at this hotel which has beautiful views, peaceful, welcoming staff and good food. Highly recommend this hotel!! Regards Niranjan Phatak
The rooms in the main building are well furnished, spacious, have a tea coffee maker in the room, have 24hr hot water and have a great view. The restaurant options were limited. They need to do better on the choices provided. The food taste was good though. Breakfast (included in the price) options were good. Staff is courteous. I would have rated a 5 if the restaurant food options for dinner were better.
We've been to Valley View Grand several times over the last 18 years. It has been an enjoyable experience. The pros: great location and a nice family feel (as it is not very big). the rooms are nice and fairly comfortable. the sit-outs outside where friends can gather for a private evening get-together are wonderful. great views and great places to walk around outside the hotel. the cons: limited menu, no wifi, poor mobile range (could be a blessing for some) also alcohol is not allowed by authorities i believe (??) in Panhala. Officially... if you know what i mean. Summary: Definitely the place in Panhala. Great for a 2 day visit with family or with friends. Best times would be Sep through March.
I went to resort this weekend with family. Positives- Best location at Panhala, Near tabak udyan. Scenic valley view from rooms and resort premises. Good food, courteous staff. beautiful rooms and prompt room service. Negatives- They don't have double beds in rooms. They have joined 2 single beds which is quite inconvenient due to gap between beds. Food takes time to prepare, so you should have patience to wait for around 30-40 minutes. Timings are strict for lunch and dinner. You won't get lunch after 3 PM and dinner after 10 PM. They don't have power backup, they solely rely on MSEDCL. Overall, I had very good experience and will surely visit again.