Embosomed with a bounty of fountains, shrubbery, and stone ladders running through iconic lush gardens, The Corinthian Resort ‘unquestionably’ dominates the landscape locus of Pune. Redefining relaxation at every corner, I found the Corinthians to bring into play, a well-planned wellness experience, blended seamlessly with nature. Whether you choose to toast under the Tiki beach umbrella or sip a delightful cup of coffee from the comfort of your room-patio, staying at the Corinthians is a guaranteed pleasure. More so, because, every ounce of this resort resembles Egypt. When I first arrived here, I found the resort to be gleaming under natural sunlight, an attribute that enhances the Egyptian architecture even more. The first impression – well, this retreat certainly deserves a long-stay.
When I first saw the Corinthians Resort, I was instantly reminded of the golden castle from the Aladdin movie. Except, instead of shimmering golden domes, this resort is immersed in the elegant shades of royal cream. On top of that, the Corinthians Resort is seamlessly skirted with a tropical estate of fringed plantations. By all means, the Egyptian resemblance draws in a typical fairytale vibe. That complemented by a modern-day brewery and a swim-up bar that makes this resort an all-inclusive getaway for everyone. As I sauntered along, the idyllic tropical ‘effervescence’ further lead me into the affluence of the hotel lobby; marked by intricately designed white pillars and a flamingo wall art crafted in silver.
Every corner of this resort is a mirror image of Egypt and Greece. Whether you have visited these countries or have them on your bucket list, the Corinthians Resort on the Southern side of Pune will invoke the essence of the faraway land. This Greco-Egyptian style resort is 25 acres of wonderland, sprawled with manicured gardens, remarkable architectural designs and luxurious relaxation. As I walked through the corridors, the affluence of the retreat began to become more and more visible. Everything from the corridors to the suite is a state-of-art cloaked in splendour.
I stayed in the impeccable Executive Suite, which is a spaciously designed abode suited for both Business, as well as, leisure travellers. This particular suite features a crafty blend of sophisticated, apartment-style elegance infused with personalized comfort and intuitive service. At its best, this suite showcases grandeur through its master bathroom equipped with a chic Jacuzzi and a separate shower cubicle. Add to that, a sleek, self-contained mini-bar in the living room. Both the rooms in the suite are slathered with richly hued interiors.
During my stay, I broke out of the boredom by using the in-suite entertainment system or by immersing in the grand jacuzzi for hours. Rest of the time, I found myself working from the plush living room comprising a large work-desk, as well as, an expanded patio. The in-suite gold enriched paraphernalia is yet another reminder of the movie Alladin. Or Royalty, to say the least. What I also liked about this Suite is that it offers a small dining table on the side. That allowed me to keep my food and work apart. When I travel, I order food every now and then and I hate to line it up on my work-desk. So this feature really helps establish the fact that the property has thought of every scenario before crafting a space to match all your needs and wants.
The living room, as you can see above, flaunts luxurious mustard-yellow, Harrison chairs in leather. While the subtle wooden flooring flung down with ornate furry-rugs adds that quintessential panache to the overall elegance. I mean what more could you ask for, when you are getting a fainéant holiday amidst a private sanctuary. That loaded with timeless luxuries! I couldn’t help but slip into unconfined rejuvenation from time to time. All it took was spending some quiet time in the balcony that is ideal to shrug off tensity, allowing to relish the diverse avenues of pleasure.
For the extended moments of cocooned bliss, I submerged myself into the jacuzzi for long hours. Believe it or not, the very washroom of this suite is as big a room. It’s fitted with a large bathtub, a long walk-in closet and a digital safe. From indulging in water therapy to spending hours getting ready for events, this part of the suite turned out to be my most favourite. Likewise, my favourite hour of the day is morning and the Corinthians Resort left no stone unturned to make it special for me. Every day, I woke up to a grand buffet breakfast.
From eggs of my choice to baked tomatoes, french fries, hot and steamy sausages, butter toast, fruit platter, watermelon juice, tea/coffee, cereals; I was pampered and how. From eggs of my choice to baked tomatoes, french fries, hot and steamy sausages, butter toast, fruit platter, watermelon juice, tea/coffee, cereals; I was pampered and how. But that was not it! For lunch and dinner, I was invited to the two stunningly beautiful multi-cuisine restaurants of the resort – namely Salsa and Pyramisa. Decorated with a wall full of musician murals, Salsa evokes a retro vibe with well-complemented European flavours. It’s a gastronomic extravaganza for connoisseurs who dig exquisite wines and fine dining in the thick of an elegant ambience.
Likewise, imbued in decorous shades, Pyramisa the all-day multi-cuisine dining resto-bar, is a perfect culinary escape for anyone who would like to savour ambrosial Indian and Continental delicacies with a tranquil pool view.
All in all, what truly sets the Corinthians Resort & Club apart from other hotels in Pune is its exclusive Egyptian stanchions. And of-course the swim-up bar, and the 1st brewhouse brewery. The resort features 146 rooms and a handful of suites perched on an 11 hectare mass of lush green landscape. Whether you are planning a staycation or want to host an event, be assured to be left mesmerised by their collection of diversified Egyptian structures and monuments.
During my 2-day stay, I was truly impressed by the representational art, the contemporary restaurants and the brewery with the modern-age offerings. From tasting an array of fresh beer to savouring the authentic Mediterranean flavours, the unique setup of the Corinthians over exceeded my expectations. This resort adds a fresh perspective to an Indian vacation, precisely why many blockbuster movies have been filmed here. Book a suite here, if you are craving for a unique travel experience in India.