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“Mother nature besides you”

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Lords Central Hotel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 May 2012

From the Hectic schedule, I had planned to take a quick break to the nearest hill station at Matheran and it was my second visit after 20 years.. I had no clue which place to stay and thanks to the Trip Advisor, I could make the right choice.. Lords central is not only like being in the lap of mother nature but there are many such things which we could cherish in this short visit... Special thanks to the Hostess Zanobia ( hope i have spelt it right). The food was awesome with lots of mouth watering dishes..specially the fruit basket, sali boti, etc.. May dishes which i don't remember the name.. The place with beautifully lit ambient and breath taking view.. If you may expect a 5 star ambient in the room and a tucked bed sheets, then this is not the place for you.. Its clean, hygine and neat.. I could go endless with the experience but overall it was a superb experience and I would visit this place all the time i come here.. Thanks Zaonobia mam and Shivax for making my day...

Few things which can be improved on : A feedback form from customers would really help you to understand what people visiting you from different parts of the country and world expect, Best place near the pool could be well lit and could have more better chairs for people to sit, Power trips were a major issue all over...


Guess your name should be in the top list...cheers

Room Tip: Valley View rooms is the choice to make, expensive then the rest but VFM...
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Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Lords Central, Matheran for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Warm and kind hospitality from the minute we arrived, slightly late for lunch as the 1000 toy train from Neral was delayed but we were given time to freshen up then head for lunch where we were greeted by Tukaram who looked after us at mealtimes. The food is fantastic and Tukaram explained all the dishes to us, plenty to eat and offered more if we wished.
Our room No.7 is in our opinion, the best valley view room and sitting in our porch looking out over the valley, pool and the beautiful garden was magical indeed.
Our first visit to a hill station in India and we loved our stay at Lords Central in Matheran which exceeded all our expectations.
Would thoroughly recommend

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

As in the reviews immediately below the hotel is slightly worn; with mismatched furniture from various periods in the life of the hotel. The towels are not fluffy and hot water is only available for 3 hours in the morning. The rooms are spotless; which quite frankly given the red dust in Matheran, is a feat of genius.

However, there is a real charm about the building and the owners are simply delightful. The food is really quiet excellent - who new that tomato and egg consommé soup was so delicious. We had our meals served at our table and we could have as much as we needed. Although I understand on busy days meals are by buffet. Portions were very generous and we didn’t need seconds.

We had a valley view room; whcih consisted of a 'sun room' bedroom and very pink shower/toilet room. The view from our room across the valley was simply stunning. The staff brought tea [7am to 8am] which we sipped in the sun room watching the monkeys on the terrace, before feasting on breakfast [8:30am to 10:30am]. We looked at the other hotels in the town and decided that Lords really was the nicest.

We had to leave very early and had sandwiches wrapped up in brown paper ties with string – a lovely touch which sums up the old world charm of the property.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed here in March 2011. The ride up the hill in the 'toy train' is fun. On arrival you have to the hotel as there is no transport allowed. Porters are available if you want. The hotel has been there for 3-4 generations and still run by the same family, Mr. Lord will tell you the historywhile you fill in the required documentation. The rooms need serious renovation, I guess if you are a backpacker this is acceptable but for the price I expected much more than I got. Electricity is a problem as was water! The saving grace was the food, it was fantastic and plenty of it, as much as you could, they even made us fish and chips not knowing we prefer Indian food. Great walks and breath taking views, so much history if you find the old graveyard and quarinteen station in this old British Hill Station. Very interesting and worth a visit.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed at the Lords Central for one night, after reading reviews in Lonely Planet, during a recent trip to India.
When we arrived, by hand cart-great fun- we were welcomed and shown to our valley view room which had views to die for! You feel you have stepped back in time when you first enter your accommodation but everything is clean, tidy and comfy. The attached verandah area, with a variety of seating, was a perfect place to relax and unwind in the evening and an ideal location to watch the sunrise in the morning.
The food at the Lords was some of the best we had in India and was all freshly prepared and arrived in quantity with a good variety too.
On our departure we met Mrs Lord and I can only say that you would find it hard to meet a more charming, interesting and knowledgable lady who is truly passionate about Matheran and preserving its peace for future generations, we could have talked her for hours!
We would not hesitate to stay at Lords Central again and would recommend anyone else to try it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ju62
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Additional Information about Lords Central Hotel

Address: MG Road | Near Station, Matheran 400055, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Price Range: $166 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23

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