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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great property nestled in the woods of Matheran. A reconverted colonial bungalow gives an old world feel. A long verandah connects all the rooms and provides an ideal place to relax while the sun sets and the darkness settles in. The rooms retain the flavour of the British Raj. Don't expect modern hotel homogeneity, if that is your thing....

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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 kind feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to learn that you had a relaxing stay at the historical property which has been restored to its past glory by Neemrana. Your appreciation about the food has been conveyed to the Chef. We hope that as you continue...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Matheran is 2.5 hours drive from Mumbai and its another 1 hours of trek to get to Verandah. The trek is nice with picturesque surroundings. Expect to see lots of monkeys on the way. The rooms are spacious, they have a tree house and few games in the property. The staff is very friendly and hospitable. The lunch menu was...

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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 valuable review 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 warm hospitality has been conveyed to the entire team at Matheran. Your compliments about the food have been conveyed to the Chef and his...

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and quaint colonial style property called The Barr House. It is at the far end i.e. 4kms from Matheran's car park (Dasturi car park), and quite a distance from the main market ~2kms. So keep your provisions ready, and be prepared to eat all meals in the bungalow itself, as the hotel itself does not provide...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. Your appreciation about the maintenance has been conveyed to the Manager and the housekeeping team. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for many more peaceful getaways ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Hey Team Verandah!!!! Firstly Kudos to the entire Team for creating an atmosphere of Heritage luxury deep within the woods and making their guests feel at home.... The name says it all, Its actually a comfy villa deep within the forest....The Hammocks on the tree trunks, the swings tied to the branches, the tree house add to the extra special...

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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. Your appreciation about the ambience has been conveyed to the Chairman. At Neemrana every effort has been made to ensure a fine blend between the old-world...

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This property is very well maintained, an old world charm, away from the hustle bustle of city life. The staff was good, hygiene and ambience was excellent. Breakfast was included and a good spread too. The only problem was the lunch & dinner, there was very little choice in the menu if you wanted a la carte & only snacks....

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the property. Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the entire team. We have also conveyed your appreciation about the maintenance to the Manager and the housekeeping...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you are looking for a Home away from Home....... In a FOREST.........the only place you should be at is The Verandah In The Forest!!This Stately "HOMOTEL"has an Old World Charm.........Excellent Food and Courteous Service........In the midst of Nature AT IT'S BEST!! Mr. Shekhar, the Manager, makes sure your stay is extremely comfortable. A stay here always Lingers........and keeps us...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. It is rewarding to read about your experience at the property as this is exactly what we strive to achieve ! Your appreciation about the warm and personalised hospitality has been conveyed to the Manager the the entire team. We hope that...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The verandah is actually a very nice verandah offering a unique experience of the engulfing forest. The continental four course dinner was very nice. We stayed in a smaller room Peeraboy. The place is just 5-10 minutes walk from the Charlotte Lake. The place has hammocks as well as a TT table. I really liked relaxing on reading chairs and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to read about your experience. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for many more relaxing stays ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com

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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 > Matheran
Price Range: RM295 - RM519 (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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“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
“choose rooms in verandah on first floor”
NehaVijayMalik, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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