The Verandah in the Forest, Matheran
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The Verandah in the Forest, Matheran

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  • Destination 5.7/7
  • Location 6.1/7
  • Appearance 6.2/7
  • Front Office 5.9/7
  • Service 6.2/7
  • Room 6.1/7
  • Food & Drink 5.9/7
  • Activities 5.2/7

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Rukhsana pradhan
  • Rukhsana pradhan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 Reviews
  • 6/7
  •  Posted 1 month ago
This is a pilgrimage place for us. We go there once at least every year. It is a place to relax. There is no TV, so families can actually bond with each other. Activities include just one Table Tennis table in the garden. So if you enjoy hustle and bustle this is not the place for you. There is a tree house which we enjoy sitting in in the evenings, while the kids laze on the hammocks, or sit in the swing. There are the olden day Parsi Dhansak relaxing chairs to sit in and enjoy reading a book.

We love Matheran as it is one place where cars are not allowed. To reach the hotel it is quite a walk from the main market place 15-20 minutes. The way to the market is quite a steep climb at some points. One can take the horse or hand pulled rickshaws readily available near the gate of the hotel.

There are rooms at the main level and 5 rooms at the lower level. We prefer the rooms at the lower level as there is greater privacy. The rooms are large, very very clean. Beds are comfortable and massive - 3 people can sleep very comfortably. Linen is changed daily. The bathroom is a decent size and very clean. Towels and hand napkins are good quality, fresh and clean. Toiletries are very quality. They also have a hair dryer. The water is from a filter and good to drink. We do not use bottled water here.

Breakfast is included in the package. Lunch and Dinner cost Rs. 500 each per head. We recommend eating all meals at the hotel itself. Lunch is served as a buffet and is mainly Indian food. There is only 1 non veg dish with 2 veg dishes, a dal, rice, salad, curd etc. Rotis are served fresh and are soft and fluffy. Extremely good and tasty!!

Dinner is always a sit down, candlelight, 4 course continental meal. Each course is pre plated so plates are changed after each course. You can ask for seconds of any course but really it is not required as at the end of the dessert you feel quite full!! Enjoy the ambiance as you sip your coffee after dinner. Both meals are value for money.

One can go to the market place for meals. Remember to carry the torch kept in the room as coming back after dinner it is quite dark.

All the staff (including front desk and housekeeping) are extremely polite, prompt and helpful. The chef went out of the way to prepare non spicy meals for my granddaughter who was just a year old!! My grandson wanted to eat pizzas which the chef readily agreed to. Bhajis were made as a snack for tea time on the request of my son in law!!

Overall an amazingly located, quiet, very well maintained property!
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Vishal Kumar
  • Vishal Kumar
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 5 Reviews
  • 6/7
  •  Posted 2 months ago
The hotel is a little out of the center. Stayed here drinking tea and the rooms, unfortunately for viewing only. The hotel is very well-maintained and lovingly decorated in colonial style. Spacious rooms, comfortable, very good restaurant. The staff are very courteous. Highly recommended. On our list for another stay.
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Sachin Jamdekar
  • Sachin Jamdekar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted Dec 30, 2014
What great hotel it was, stayed there in May, 2014 with the family for a weekend trip. Had a lovely time there. Nice food, good location, spacious and clean room. Staff was polite and friendly, prompt room service. I just loved staying in this beautiful hotel. Definitely recommended.
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Girish Kustubhe
  • Girish Kustubhe
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Dec 6, 2014
What a lovely place this, if there is a heaven near Mumbai, this is it. Superb ambiance and great service. Location is winner and peaceful. Staff was friendly and food was delicious. Room was spacious, clean and well decorated. Nice food and great view from the room. Swimming pool was well maintained and bigger. Highly recommended for all..
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Rohit Pehnani
  • Rohit Pehnani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Dec 4, 2014
Superb hotel and stayed there for couple of nights with family. It was a weekend trip and we all liked the experience. Good food, nice service and also prompt and quick. Room was spacious and well decorated. They do have a swimming pool which is maintained very well; highly recommended for all..
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Pankaj Jindal
  • Pankaj Jindal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Nov 21, 2014
It was really great stay in this hotel. Matheran, lovely Hill Station and this hotel is like cherry on the cake, amazing food. Superb location and peaceful atmosphere. Staffs were polite and friendly. Room was spacious, clean and well-decorated. Overall, nice property to stay in Matheran.
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Shraddha Walavalkar
  • Shraddha Walavalkar
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews
  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Nov 19, 2014
Per day tariff of the room was around 3800 rupees. Location wise, the hotel was located near to the lake and also it was situated at walking distance to the railway station but it was located bit interior and so one could reach to the hotel only through horses and if you wish to go for any sightseeing then also horse are the only available option. Appearance of the hotel was very nice. Room was spacious, neat, clean and well maintained. Geyser and other basic amenities were available in the room and they all were functioning properly but AC and TV were not available. Nice view was visible from the room window. I took my food inside the hotel and quality and taste wise, the food was very good. Both varieties were available there veg and non-veg. Complimentary breakfast they served. Check in and check out facility was not delayed. behaviour of the staff members was very cooperative and services were also quick. Indoor games were available there like carom, etc. I stayed there three times. I visited there with my family in July month 2013. They arranged horse facility for sightseeing trip. Overall my stay in the hotel was good.
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Akshay Vakil
  • Akshay Vakil
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 4.5/7
  •  Posted Nov 17, 2014
The hotel was very good. The appearance of the hotel was very good. The room was good. It was not spacious. All the amenities were working properly. There was a valley view from the room. I had food in the food. They provide only veg, it was good. There was no delay in check-in and out. I don't have any idea about the extra activities in the hotel. The hotel was worth for the money paid. I will recommend the hotel to other travellers. I don't have suggestions regarding the hotel. I went with my family. It was relaxation trip.
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Satish Desa
  • Satish Desa
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 17 Reviews
  • 6.1/7
  •  Posted Nov 12, 2014
If you are looking at a peaceful, relaxed serene getaway, Verandah in the Forest is your answer. Not only are the surroundings charming, the rooms are also spacious with vintage wooden furniture and named after Parsi families. Please expect to be totally cut off from the world, as there was no mobile network, internet connection or television, and that for us was just what we look for, while planning our holidays. There was a lovely sitting area in the huge verandah where you can have your morning breakfast, afternoon lunch or evening tea. It overlooks the property, and you get a view of the wonderful trees surrounding it. It was quite romantic, to sit there, sipping on tea and looking out. There was a lovely common room where you can meet the other people staying on the property. Sometimes, you get to meet intellectual celebrities too, if you are lucky (we met Adil Jussawalla, the poet). The best part about this place was the evening dinner. A lovely 4 course continental dinner, in a candlelit spacious dining hall was a beautiful experience. That was one of the memories that we cannot forget.
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Shubham Debnath
  • Shubham Debnath
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Nov 9, 2014
I stayed there for a weekend with the family. It was really a nice experience, all in the family loved staying there. Superb food, nice location, service was excellent, room was spacious and clean, interior was tastefully done. Highly recommended property.
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The Verandah in the Forest Overview

Verandah in the Forest is located in Matheran. The hotel is 100 km away from Mumbai Airport. The nearest railhead is Neral Railway Station, which is 15 km away.

Rooms and Amenities at The Verandah in the Forest

Verandah in the Forest has 11 rooms, which include Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms and Suites. The hotel has an in-house multi cuisine restaurant. The hotel also provides sightseeing packages to the tourists.

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The Verandah in the Forest Address

Barr House
Matheran

Maharashtra - 410102
India
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