The one big grouse of pet owners in India is an ecosystem that is distinctly pet unfriendly. Going out on a vacation meant pleading with friends and relatives to accommodate the pet or put it up in a pet home. In sharp contrast to the prevailing state, Lonavalaâ€™s Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort that has been gaining immense popularity for its Japanese styled tree house chalets has decided to not only welcome pets, but incentivise the experience with a whopping 75% discount on the rack rate.
â€œWhile the discount offer is applicable only till the end of the summer season and on weekdays, we encourage our guests to come with pets on all days of the week all through the year. As a pet owner and a dog lover, I have faced the challenge of identifying places that I can vacation with my pet. A pet is like a family member and it is heart breaking to leave her behind. Incentivising holidaying with pets is our way of correcting an age old discrimination. Something similar to the modern day reservation for humans,â€ says Mr. Devang Badiani, Managing Director, Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort Pvt Ltd. in a lighter vein.
Located on the lap of a mountain on one side and a lake across the road on the other in the picturesque hill station of Lonavala, Rumourss is easily accessible from both Mumbai and Pune. The vast area behind the resort provides adequate space for pets to indulge in recreational activities.
â€œWe house only eight villas in the entire resort. Four of them are sky villas and four ground villas. This enables us to provide quality service to each of our guests. With a usable area of 400 sq. feet, each villa comes with a spacious balcony, a cozy attic with double mattress, 50 inch LED television and free Wi-Fi, beside many other standard and exclusive amenities. The regular tariff at Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort is Rs.9584/- for the ground villa and Rs.11980/- for the sky villa plus taxes. However, when you check-in with a pet(s), we will discount it by a flat 75 per cent and assure you that your pet will adore you for it ,â€ concludes Mr. Badiani.