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Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Jalahalli cross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time here. Definitely the best place to stay in Matheran because of 2 reasons (i) Far away from the rest of the places (ii) Close to some nice scenic spots including Charlotte Lake. No mobile connectivity, no wi-fi, no distractions and no noise (except for some idiot playing loud bollywood music from one of the other...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want absolute peace and solitude come here, if not go elsewhere. Don't get very young children here, cause there are no activities for them to do here. There are no slides, swings in the premises, thankfully.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home away from home. Stayed here for four nights and loved it. The food, the service, the rooms and the property are all perfect. The staff is super-cordial. They have no TV, almost no network and no-air conditioning (though you don't miss any of these, really).

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: nice property, u feel as if u r staying in a mahal; Proximity to Charlotte lake; Negative: food needs a lot of improvement, lunch menu was pathetic, dinner also has limited options and is overpriced but manageable (seriously consider eating at other places instead); staff needs to be more courteous; no landmarks provided on d way to d resort,...

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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 

Additional Information about Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest

Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range: RM283 - RM509 (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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