Best location, just bang opposite to Varsoli beach one of the secluded beach in and around alibaug. We opted for cottage, since Rooms were full, interior is fine but they dump empty plastic/glass bottles and other waste just behind the cottage. Staff is very friendly, food is delicious however their main restaurant is in the alibaug where the food is ordered, so order well in advance. They have small kitchen you can get sandwich, fries, etc for munching. Overall nice experience and will surely visit again but would stay in Rooms and not cottages.
Went for new year..had to opt for cottages as all rooms were booked. ALERT-- full of mosquitoes as they dump all the garbage out of ur window in back infront of u. The same person serves u food while he is also cleaning ur room. I wud recommend not to stay at this place. Only plus point is its on Varsoli beach.
Good place to relax and rejuvenate over the weekend... It is located in front of varsoli beach in quiet surroundings...Good hospitality..good food and good location will be best description of this place
Loved the food place n the ambience.its awesome just opposite the beach n awesome staff too.not too far from the bus depot if alibaug is the hotel sanman beach resort.its myfavourite place visited quite long back here.loved it wanna visit it soon .hope to see this place again.but always booked .
I would rate this property 3.5 stars, but since TripAdvisor doesn't have half star ratings, I'll go with 3.
Getting there: You can either be brave and travel by road, or you can be sensible and take the ferry from Gateway. It cost us Rs. 165 per person on an AC ferry to Mandwa Jetty (PNP was the service name. Nice, comfortable ride). From the jetty, you need to board the bus operated by the ferry owner to Alibaug. This is a bone-jarring ride for around 40-45 minutes, because for half the distance the road is fine, and then it's just a collection of potholes. You'll be dropped off at Alibaug centre, from where the resort is 15-20 minutes by auto, right next to Versoli beach.
Room: Around half the rooms are modern concrete structures, and the rest are in the form of individual hut-like structures. While the huts themselves are somewhat spacious and comfortable, when we went there was a strong mushy smell all around the room, like wet wood. If you're allergic to such smells like me, you'll need to take precautions. The bathroom has running hot water. The TV exists, but you'll get no signal. Most cell networks have weak signal in and around the resort. Don't open the windows, lest you want to let in mosquitoes/ other creepy-crawlies.
Food: Food is great if you are a non-vegetarian, like me. For my wife, who was a vegetarian, the choice was limited and a let-down. I understand that the place is on a sea coast and hence you'll get abundant seafood, that doesn't mean vegetarians get only a choice of 4-5 items. Plus, the food is brought from Sanman hotel which is a little distance away, so you will have to wait some time for your order to reach. The food is also a little overpriced.
Things to do: Versoli beach is right opposite the resort, so you can watch the sunset, ride an ATV on the beach, play football, etc. Plus, Aibaug beach is also nearby, from where you can visit Kolaba fort.
Service: The service is good, but the counter is not equipped with a computer. This is just mind-boggling to me. Surely they could have got a computerised billing system! In the absence of this, the counter staff have to remember what you ordered every day and write it down on a piece of paper, then tally it up when you check out. I had to remind the staff of what we ordered each day, and then add it up for them to arrive at the bill value, which could only be paid in cash because they had no card machine. This took up around 20-25 minutes of our time, which could have been easily avoided. This is something the management should look into.