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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the best trip we did after our daughter was born last year. The staff were very professional, and cordial, that they also made food for my daughter! We stayed at Cabin/Woods. It was simply amazing to enjoy nature at the lap of Western Ghats.

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Dear Mr. Pal, A true pleasure to host you in our Cabin in the Woods at The Machan. We are so glad the entire family, including the little one, were able to take the time to escape to The Machan and just bond. We do hope we shall be able to have you with us again soon. Once again, it...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

One of best resorts we have ever been to. !. No other words. Rooms are spacious. ..complete privacy and no distraction of tv and cellphone. One caution though, being Eco resort they don't have ac in room so it can get really hot in month of may . Air coolers are provided in afternoon but they ain't sufficient enough. Food...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Forest Machaan are big and tall but canopy ones also tempting. It is a good place to relax yourself. Quite scary in night but that's something expected.I feel its in initial phase and would offer much better service in future after going through constructive feedback from guests. Area for Improvement: Meals are Ok and can be improved given the cost...

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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Had been here for my first anniversary and undoubtedly had a great time. Very good hospitality and top notch premises. You are completely away from the city life and surely get the feel of living in a mini forest. However, I strongly recommend this place during monsoons and nothing to beat that experience. Summers tend me quite warm in the...

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1Thank Krishnan G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A priceless gem tucked away in the wilderness above Lonavala. It is located on the way to Pawna Lake ahead of the famous Bushi Dam. The journey to reach this place is enchanting by itself. But nothing comes close to the experience you get once you reach there. The Hotel as its name suggests is a set of lodges (designed...

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3Thank sasha1904
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place for married couples to relax in a deep green silent valley. Along with a great experience of a Cozy Machan's, Delightful Service & Delicious food. Sunset Machan's are more advisable for couples. You may also enjoy the nature walk in resorts property.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The rooms (Jungle loft) were private, spacious and offered great views. The open air restaurant (buffet) was set up well in the evening. One can only get a mobile signal from certain Telco such as Vodaphone, I could not with Aircel until in the nearby village which was perfect. It would be nice to visit after monsoon when the lakes...

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2Thank Michael R
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to stay.. in lonvala.. good staff... good service and worth every penny......had been this hotel for 2days....Enjoyed a lot in these 2days....felt really awesome...planing to visit the Same hotel once a year

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1Thank Tushar E
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I came here for some alone time and could not have picked a better spot. I love the way the machans have been placed to provide a sense of seclusion and complete immersion in nature The décor is stunning; the staff is warm and helpful I will surely be back with family!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I loved it - we booked a 2 night visit and it lived upto all my expectations! The Canopy Machan we'd booked was spacious and nicely done up. We loved the tub on the deck- a nice touch! Wicker picnic baskets were used for room service which was very prompt. The walk around the property with the environmentalist was informative...

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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 

Additional Information about The Machan

Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
Region: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Price Range: RM568 - RM1,215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Each room is different with a different view!!”
Y3bug, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sunset Machan is must of couples.”
javedk503, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Canopy Machans and believe these are the best rooms to stay.”
dmozumder, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“eco tourism and stay amidst rich nature, each cottage is unique and diffrentiated”
Ravi512, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sunset Machans are quite secluded and private”
nrutyaa, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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