The Gateway Hotel Ambad
What We Love
- Set on 11 acres of lush gardens, with an outdoor pool
- Impressive sports facilities, including tennis courts, a cricket pitch, a jogging track and basketball courts
- A 15-minute drive from Nashik city center and five minutes from the Pandav Caves
What To Know
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Less than a three-hour drive from Mumbai
- Authentic North Indian cuisine served at Panchratna
- Within easy reach of local vineyards
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 11 tree-studded acres of landscaped gardens, the Gateway Hotel Ambad Nashik is an elegant heritage-style retreat. The cream and terra-cotta exterior harks back to India’s golden age of marble-clad havelis, and the lobby strikes an opulent tone with polished floors, high vaulted ceilings and a glittering chandelier. The grounds feature impressive sports facilities, including a large, palm-fringed pool, tennis courts and a cricket pitch. The 70 guestrooms feature dark wood floors, indigenous artworks and chunky colonial-style furniture. The toffee and chocolate marble bathrooms are similarly swank, with oversize washbasins and walk-in rain showers. For extra space book one of the three Executive Suites; they come with large living rooms overlooking the pool. Sample Maharashtrian cuisine at Panchratna, then round off the evening with a gin-and-tonic at the buzzy Somras bar, open seven nights a week.
In the Area
Demand for Indian wine is rapidly increasing, but Sula Vineyards, just nine miles from the hotel, is one of the few vineyards set up to receive visitors. The 1,800-acre estate features a state-of-the-art tasting room, a top-notch restaurant and an open-air amphitheater for parties and special events. For a window on the region’s rich history, head to the Pandav Caves, a series of 24 intricately carved grottos dating back to the 3rd century BC; there are Buddhist statues inside, and many of the inscriptions on the walls are still legible. Don’t miss a visit to Kalaram Mandir, in nearby Nashik; this beautiful black stone temple was built in 1788 using 32 tons of gold.
How to Get There
The staff have been right there, helping out whenever and wherever needed. Check in procedures were well planned as we had a large group of 250 people.
The food was excellent. The rooms were well equipped and maintained.
We had a lovely stay which was made extra special by the very friendly staff from the moment we arrived at the door, reception and especially in Citriné restaurant. The Executive chef who made sure we had something to eat that wouldn't burn our mouth with the normal hot chillies. We enjoyed walking around the jogging track, met some local families who were attracted to my local attire and bindi (red spot on the third eye).... The hotel was full over the weekend when locals come up from Mumbai, Pune etc. Saturday night was very noisy with children running about screaming (with joy) at midnight! A real oasis with amazing views onto the surrounding hills.
We stayed at The Gateway Hotel, Ambad for a night on 28/11/18. We really loved our stay as all facilities, ambiance, food, services of the staff are perfect. We stayed in their newly made suite Merlot, Room No. 304 with private patio at the basement. Our experience in Room no. 304 is just one word ... Superb. Our stay was really enjoyable & satisfying also because of special attention & services received from Ms Deepti, Mr. Keshav, Rajdeep, Sumeet, Pintu.The Gateway Hotel, Ambad is definitely our preferred destination when we are in Nashik.
Indulged in the buffet offered by the Citrine restaurant inside The Gateway Hotel in Nashik. The spread was exhaustive and also included certain dishes that are local to Nashik. The chef preparing Italian and Chinese dishes at the live counter was a wonderful add-on. The service was immaculate, and the food was tasty!
We visited the place last weekend and it was a fabulous experience staying over there. Very courteous and friendly staff. Enjoyed our stay over there.some of the highlights were like mr rajdeep at reception made us comfortable with his services, mr dheeraj at poolside was again a very helping hand for us at poolside for kids.with overall experience, would definitely recommend for families for quick gateway from mumbai n relaxing weekend.