Manesar, the easily accessible and quick getaway from Delhi has quintessential hotels and resorts, but very few form an imprint on the mind.
My stay at the fabulous Heritage Village Resort and Spa was undoubtedly memorable owing to the warm hospitality and warmth ushered by the staff.
With its spacious rooms, suites, and villas, this beautiful property sits on a 13 acre land and offers an idyllic location for people looking for solitude. The resort’s world-class facilities include two fine dining restaurants, a bar, a fabulous pool deck and a Spa.
Heritage Village Resort and Spa takes a step further in welcoming guests. After the necessary covid protocols of sanitization, we were welcomed with a beautiful bouquet of red roses, a warm smile and wet towels to clean our hands.
The décor of the resort is at its most beautiful in the majestic lobby, which perfectly frames the views of the landscaped garden through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. Huge ceilings in a subtle tone encompass the lobby space along with marble walls and floors.
The decor is particularly beautiful in the lobby, a wide open space with an arched ceiling and cool concrete floors. Several murals and paintings are scattered throughout the lobby space and adjoining lounge, adding a contemporary touch to the traditional design. Here, guests can marvel at breathtaking sunset views as they enjoy the stylish surroundings.
Architecture and Design
The Resort is designed by taking cues from the culture, history and geography of the destination. The dazzling architecture has been designed to incorporate the grand façades symbolic of Rajputana architecture. Throughout, there is luxury, space and privacy to ensure ultimate experience is provided to guests. The building’s whitewashed exterior is complemented by minimalist interiors.
The resort is connected with a myriad of pathways, with plenty of shaded areas to relax and soak in the beautiful views.
Scattered throughout the property, Heritage Village Resort and Spa has 154 residential-style rooms and suites that offer a luxurious home-away-from-home experience. Classified as Heritage Superior Rooms, Heritage Premium Rooms and Angan suites, each room offers privacy and luxury to the guests.
We stayed at the Heritage Superior Room. The room overpowers its guests with amazing views of the garden. Our spacious room featured a warm color scheme of natural wood flooring with strokes of burnished bronze. The living room offers a sitting area with two sofas, a writing desk and chair and a beautiful corner with a huge window where we spent most of the time gazing at the beautiful lawn. There was also a comfortable bed for our little furry baby, a bag filled with toys and bowls filled with food and water.
The door leading to the balcony is designed to maximize the views of the garden, fostering an open feeling.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Jharokha serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their cuisines usually focus on fresh, locally sourced vegetables. Their traditional thaali complete with lentils and vegetables is something worth experiencing.
Traditional local cuisine with a modern twist is offered here. Each morning, Jharokha also serves a lavish breakfast buffet that include an array of fresh fruit in season, baked breads, cheese, yogurts, cereals and muesli, nuts, —mostly organic and locally-sourced.
The other restaurant, Surya Mahal is home to contemporary Japanese and Chinese cuisines, which serves delicious vegetarian dishes as well as a selection of marinated fish and meats, along with salads, vegetable tempura, and spicy, flavorsome small bites.
In the evening, the team also arranged a delectable high tea for us in the central lawn. Complete with macaroons,cakes, muffins and croissants, the high tea was a fantastic experience that simply swept us off our feet.
Breakfast in Bed
We also got an experience of Breakfast in Bed where we indulged in a king size feast of fruits, juices, eggs, sausages and traditional dishes.
The pool area is set at the heart of the hotel. Surrounded by a deck with comfortable sun loungers and a small space for cultural performances every evening by local performers, it boasts stunning unobstructed views of the beautiful garden.
The resort has a wide number of activities to keep guests occupied. There are games like badminton, tennis and an adventure zone with paintball. Guests can also enjoy cycling around the property that introduces them to a vast variety of birds.
Heritage Village is perfect for gatherings and get-togethers with friends and families. There are fun sessions of karaoke and tambola every evening where guests can be entertained and mingle amongst themselves.
They also have an interesting butterfly garden. Their dishes are curated from their very own organic garden.
The best part of the resort is that it is pet friendly. We had a lovely time with our dog as he ran around the open spaces and pampered by the staff. They have trained dog walkers who take great care of pets while guests can enjoy their time. There is a furry garden for pets too with games and activities to keep the furry babies busy.
For guests who wish to dedicate their time away to a serious health overhaul, the resort offers one of the most comprehensive wellness space I have come across. Featuring a fabulous design, the spa offers intensive and transformative journey of resetting the body with their signature massages.
The spa offers a full treatment menu, including aromatherapy, Swedish massage, and extravagant scrubs. The spa also features sauna and steam rooms, a stunning relaxation and reflexology area and a superb gym, ensuring guests leave feeling fully recharged. (Detailed review on the spa shall be followed in my next blog).
Breathtaking views, impeccable service and sumptuous décor are the keys to the success of the Heritage Village Resort and Spa.
Naharpur Rd, Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana 122050
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0124 287 1500