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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this property along with my family (including 2 kids aged 7 years & 2 years) along with another friend and his family (including 10 year old kid) in the month of Dec' 16, to start with this place is like a heaven for a person living in a concrete jungle of Mumbai. We stayed in 2 Jungle Machan...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear VishalChaturvedi, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you & your family had a pleasurable experience at our Jungle Machan (Plus). Rest assured we shall continuously strive to better ourselves so that guests such as yourselves have a truly “wonderful and unique experience” at The Machan. We hope we won't have to wait...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trust me, I have been to multi-star resorts earlier but never came across such an amazing experience. We almost stayed on top of the trees through a Machan and was amazed with the beauty around. Tough to express in words, go and experience this rare eco-resort :) Cheers for life! Tushar

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Tushar S, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you had a pleasurable experience. Rest assured we shall continuously strive to better ourselves so that guests such as yourselves have a truly “wonderful and unique experience” at The Machan. We hope we won't have to wait too long before we have the pleasure...

mumbai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit and this time i took my family along. All of us love nature, peace and serenity so we really appreciate The Machaan for managing to continuously to achieve this. We could all just switch off (the zero network is a boon) and reconnect with ourselves in our beautifully located sunset machaan. The machaans are well...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't be more thrilled with our choice. The Machan is a great luxury resort in the wilderness, away from the city and even away from mobile networks. We chose the Sunset Machan, which was wonderfully designed, clean and well equipped. It also has a beautiful deck overseeing the valley with an amazing sunset view. The meal buffets were limited...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at The Machan to spend our wedding anniversary on Feb 1st, 2016. The staff is extremely courteous and welcoming however the service time is ridiculously slow. Not sure if they've worked on this since its been a year we had visited. We stayed at the Sunset Machan which was a new Machan they'd constructed then and the view...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serene place. No wi-fi or TV at this cost is a negative. Drivers are not allowed to stay. Strict about noise e.g no horns however could hear noise of construction cutters within premises for 2 days. Found the staff to be extra courteous on the evening when the owners visited at dinner. Otherwise all good and worth if being cut...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No wifi. No cell signal. No TV...a complete cutout from the outside world!! Exactly what I needed. Reading certain reviews I was initially worried about the food. However the food was amazing just a little cold. Service was amazing and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Abit priced on the higher side but a must go!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here during the rains.. stayed at the forest machan.... it's a wonderful experience when it's raining... you can actually experience the clouds at balcony level.... they do serve food at the property but would recommend carrying some food with you.... machan is spacious and well made... but would appreciate much elaborate menu for room service... there is no TV...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all... please understand it is a ECO RESORT and does not PROVIDE ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS..... it is child unfriendly, elder unfriendly, Metro unfriendly, if you want stay in a five star property......STAY AWAY the place SHUTS DOWN @ 10 pm..... not even water post that till 6 am..... NO WIFI, NO SIGNALS.... NO TV..... But a great...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location, amazing property and such wonderfully different staff. There is such peace in this place, one can only hear the birds and crickets. Nature at its best and the jungle trail walk is something not to miss. The food was very good and what a beautiful conference centre .. Must visit. A bit steeply priced but with some hesitation...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An award-winning eco-resort in Lonavala. The Machan is a story of dwellings that rise above the forest floor and form a symbiotic relationship with their natural surroundings. All of its individual accommodations are floating in the air, with enchanting views and elegant rustic interiors. Its carbon footprint is minimal - with its energy generated solely through solar and wind. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 Drive from Mumbai (1.5 Hours from Pune), the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway. We invite you to take some time away from work and immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience. Reconnect with family, friends and loved ones in the comfort and privacy of this truly exclusive retreat. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
Region: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Price Range: RM557 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms have good view...”
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“Chose a room close to the restaurant if you are along with kids or elderly people”
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“machhaan r good”
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