Summer is almost here but unlike when we were kids, we don’t get a 2 month long summer holidays anymore. Whether winter or summer, majority of us are stuck in our work lives, grinding away every single day and if you are stuck in a wrong job then the scene gets worse. The only days we can take time out for ourselves and unwind are the weekends.
But the sad thing is weekend lasts only for two days and it’s too short a time to travel out somewhere far in search of solace. Well there are couple of weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune, but what if there is even a better way to breakout of your boring daily routine and unwind? Yes! and that is – Boutique Hotels! Hotel therapy can really help in putting your mind & soul to rest by letting time just pass by doing nothing or indulging in leisure activities. After a long week of handwork you deserve some relaxation. Isn’t it?
Yesterday I pulled off an all nighter just to do some research on the best boutique hotels in Pune for my parent’s visit. There’s a myth that you cannot experience fun-filled weekends with Pune budget hotels, so I came up with this list. A word of caution, hotel bookings in Pune can spoil your plans so always plan and book in advance.
The Corinthians Resort & Club
Corinthians is one of the most popular luxury resort in Pune. Its known for not just its architectural beauty but also impeccable hospitality & service. It’s also equipped with a lot of leisure/recreational activities. This makes a perfect place for families and couples to stay and just relax over a weekend. Corinthians is obviously priced a little higher for the kind of services they provide, but it seems to be totally worth the money especially when you read their customer reviews.
Keys Klub Hotel Parc Estique
It is a small and beautiful boutique hotel with 116 exclusive rooms, full service apartments and suites built tastefully with all modern amenities. It also houses a restaurant, gymnasium, lounge and a 24/7 cafe. If you are the lazy one and just want to spend your time cuddling in your bed with all the rest taken care off, then this is the place you want to be this weekend. An add on is the stunning view from the suites.
The O Hotel
This is another good hotel in Pune for a good weekend stay. It boasts of blending elegant design with top notch service. They have different variety of rooms/suites and also houses a restaurant, gym and swimming pool. O hotel is one of those places where you check in, switch off your phone, cut off from the world and just get lost with your family/partner.
Ibis is the international economy hotel brand of Accor which opened its doors to Pune with the launch of Ibis Pune. This hotel is very contemporary & modern in their approach. It is technically a 3 star hotel but doesn’t fall short to its higher ranked competitors. It also houses a restaurant, bar/lounge, gym, & a golf course. This place is definitely on my list and should be on yours too.
After reading this if you are still not giving a serious thought on visiting any of these hotels then, I don’t know what would. Atleast give hotel therapy a try? I would love to hear about your experiences.
Love N Luck
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