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Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The first thing that strikes you about Neemrana is the tranquility away from the market in a silent corner. If you are looking for some timeout for yourself without distractions then this is the place. There is no TV and no mobile phone signal which makes books and your companion, the main source of attention. The only reason why I...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A wonderful place nestled amidst the greens of Matheran, The Verandah is definitely worth a stay. The manner in which this historic Victorian property has been beautifully restored is worth mentioning. We went there as a getaway for our anniversary weekend and despite the heat outside, the property was cool and breezy. None of the rooms have an AC or...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing secret hideaway, peaceful, beautiful and quiet. I loved the room and the location. It was an absolute break from reality. The hotel is well presented, staff either very shy or just quiet, didn't say much but were polite. So can't complain! I also wish they had a simple a la carte menu as it would have been nice...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matheran has always been a long time favourite, given that cars are not allowed and that most of the forests are still intact. Verandah in the forest completes your time travel experience. A gorgeous gem hidden from the away from the main market. Delicately restored, yet retains its rustic charm. If you love the old world charm this place will...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at the property. We are glad to learn that you appreciated the old world charm, the location, the architecture, and the spacious rooms of the property. At Neemrana every...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place between 23rd n 27th of April'17. Just the place one needs to get away from the madness of Mumbai or any city for that matter. An excellent retreat in the woods. Truly in nature's lap. Surrounded by forest on all sides. Charlotte Lake and Echo Point are the nearest 2 points to visit. No T.V or A.C...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is truly heartwarming to read about your experience about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasurable stay at the property and enjoyed the natural beauty of the hotel. It is rewarding to read about your experience at the property as this is exactly what we...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to spend a weekend at this property as we had noticed it on a previous trip to Matheran. We rode on my Royal Enfield motorcycle from our home in Mumbai (approximately 2.5 hours across mostly scenic roads) and walked for approx 45 minutes from the vehicle park to the hotel. (It is possible to rent...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit to The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasurable stay and enjoyed the natural beauty of the hotel. Your appreciation is a huge motivation for all the team members that aim to create unique experiences for each of our guests. We thank...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here twice. The place is naturally beautiful. Monsoons is the best time to visit. Though you lose out on locally arranged valley crossing, flying fox etc.; but you get to experience the true beauty of this hill station. About the property, its away from market. Matheran is a motor vehicle free hill station, so you have to...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your repeat visit to The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasurable stay and enjoyed the natural beauty of the hotel. Your appreciation is a huge motivation for all the team members that aim to create unique experiences for each of our guests. We...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Staying in a non-hotel property like Verandah in the Forest is a one-time experience. It adds to the 'once upon a time' tale. The biodiversity of the place, monkeys coming for breakfast is quite interesting. The 18th-century place is well maintained by the people. It is quite and a wonderful place to undergo a digital detox.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. At Neemrana every effort has been made to ensure a fine blend between the old-world charm of the property and the modern amenities that have been added to suit the requirements of the 21st century. We are happy that you liked the...

mumbai
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The location of this place is in deep forest and 15 to 20 minutes max walk from the main market of matheran, this place is near to the lake some 5 minutes walk, the check in was smooth, but had to wait as we had arrived early and the room was not vacated by the guest as check out time...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay at the property. We are glad to know that you had a smooth check-in. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you at our 23 properties across...

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for almost 2 days. Overall the property is good with facilities like a library, TT table, badminton. Food is decent. However, there's no AC in the room , neither there's a landline for room service.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable stay at the property. Your appreciation about the food has been conveyed to the Chef. As you may be aware, Matheran is Asia's only pedestrian hill-station. Nevertheless we have noted your suggestions...

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The paths once cleared by the British in the forests of Matheran, making it the last British hill station have acquired a new identity as the place where Bombay’s movers and shakers which include filmstars and businessmen come to spend a few quiet and peaceful days.Perched atop the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Chug up in a toy train, trot, or arrive in a palanquin, past gigantic mansions built by the British, the Parsis, and the Bohras. The Verandah in the Forest was the second house to be built on the isolated Western Ghats, by Captain Barr. Now, with every facility in place, it is reputed to be second to none! Indeed, the nobility of the proportions of The Verandah bring civilizational honour to the Sahyadri ranges. Lounge like never before in this verandah of your dreams. Read under the highest domestic ceiling you would have known in the salon – 12 metres/35 feet high. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Link your planet with your own two feet.Find space for more space in your mind. Or lose yourself to find yourself anew.Long after you return, you will wonder who would have dared to sprawl out such a tree-home space in such spell-binding wilderness? ... more   less 

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Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Price Range: $89 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Our suite was on the first floor opening onto the veranda - recommended.”
Scrumbie, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good. They were used by the Parsi fmaily which lived there. One thing is important to note: there is no room service.”
  • the Pheerboy room-very spacious
nivedita29, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the room are specious and good, but first floor room has its benefits..”
needs_travelalways, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Petit, Sasoon and Chenoy (located on the far end of the verandah) seem to be the best.”
, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All Rooms are GREAT!!”
shekharmeena14, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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