The Verandah in the Forest, Matheran

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Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
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5.9 / 7
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6.0 / 7
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Reviews (104)


Mumbai
13 Reviews | 9081 Readers

Amazingly located and well-maintained property

6.0/7
Posted 7 Mar, 2015

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 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 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 ambience 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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Thane
2 Reviews | 10018 Readers

Very cooperative staff ; very good stay

6.5/7
Posted 19 Nov, 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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Mumbai
1 Review | 1331 Readers

Property was quite charming & room was clean

4.0/7
Posted 24 Jul, 2015

We visited this property during a long weekend from Mumbai The trek - While the drive from Mumbai to Matheran is quite nice, the last few kms need to be trekked on foot, by manual rickshaw or on horseback. As there are no pucca roads, it's quite an adventure. It might not be recommended for families with small children or older people. My parents were not too thrilled about the whole one hour trek. In addition, the hotel provide no assistance in getting there, meaning that you have to rely on the local transporters who tend to overcharge. There is a train also, but here too, the distance from the station to the hotel needs to be trekked ( about 30 mins). The Property - the property itself if quite charming, an old bungalow. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The seating area has many books and indoor games. Dinner was quite an event with all guests seated on a long candle lit dinner table for a three course meal. Breakfast and Lunch are buffets on the veranda. However, nothing much outside the hotel expect for walks in the forest and visit to a nearly lake.

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3 Reviews | 14 Readers

Mumbai
19 Reviews | 21429 Readers

Relaxed heritage and great dining

6.1/7
Posted 12 Nov, 2014

If you are looking at a peaceful, relaxed serene getaway, veranda 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 veranda 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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Mumbai
1 Review | 4291 Readers

Nice weekend getaway; spacious rooms

5.5/7
Posted 9 Nov, 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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2 Reviews | 7 Readers

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Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
Front Office
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Service
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Room
6.0 / 7
Food & Drink
5.6 / 7
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Mumbai
13 Reviews | 9081 Readers

Amazingly located and well-maintained property

6.0/7
Posted 11 Mar, 2015

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 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 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 ambience 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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Mumbai
10 Reviews | 44745 Readers

One of the most charming places I\'ve ever stayed...

6.1/7
Posted 31 May, 2007

One of the most charming places I\'ve ever stayed at. And if you stay here once, I bet you\'ll never want to set foot in any of those ugly buildings called \'resorts\' that crop in most of our hill stations. Over a 100-year property, it is actually located in thick woods and the name \'Verandah in the forest\' is apt. Its very close to the Charlotte Lake and Echo Point, where you can spend evenings. The rooms are large, well laid out and elegant. Dining is on the verandah overlloking the forest and meals are a real treat. Lunches are simple but leave you asking for more. Dinner is a sit-down 4-course meal and the food is lip-smacking. They have a library, with some nice reads and some board games in case you get bored. Children may not like it much here as except for a tree-house, there is not much to do. The place is ideal for a romantic weekend.

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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 8228 Readers

A real Walk in the Woods. Half an hour from the lo...

5.8/7
Posted 19 Mar, 2006

A real Walk in the Woods. Half an hour from the local market at the other end of Matheran, veranda is the hideaway that most of us citysiders only dream of. And to think this piece of paradise is just two hours away from the city makes it irresistible. What makes the place truly stand apart is the attention to detail in true Neemrana style: the old-style washroom fittings, the warm four-poster beds, the spacious lounge with rare period sketches of Bhor Ghat, and the impeccable, discreet service - this "spa for the mind" really stands apart in the Matheran-Lonavla region.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 1360 Readers

Good service

6.5/7
Posted 2 Jul, 2012

A little over a couple of hours from Mumbai, who would have thought such a place of peace existed. A little vintage bungalow in the middle of the woods, a horse ride through winding paths through the forest, and you feel you're in an Enid Blyton adventure. Sit back in the long verandah with your hot cup of chai, or if you'd rather fancy a hammock in the garden, bring along good book and slowly find yourself dozing away, under the crisp rustle of trees and chirping birds. Oh, watch out for the monkeys :-)

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Mumbai
6 Reviews | 8854 Readers

Once we arrive in the resort, its like coming back...

5.5/7
Posted 9 Aug, 2011

Once we arrive in the resort, its like coming back into nature..we arrived on a rainy evening...the mist was floating into the Verandah. We were quickly settled down by the staff. It was tea time, so there was hot masala chai with some yummy pakoras on the table in no time. The children were happy to run around in the verandah and we adults were happy to relax in the plantation chairs and sip tea. The resort is a heritage place. The cielings are high, the bathrooms can fit your entire modern apartments. The rooms are extremely spacious. It felt like we had entered a bygone era. Its a perfect place to go and spend some quality time with your folks. However if you are looking for modern amenties like a pool or an AC in your room then its not the place. The food options are limited but yummy. They actually have sit down candle lit dinners. Its an experience to be had. Matheran itself gets wet and beautiful in the rains and this place by sheer location and ambience gets the best in terms of view.

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Overview

The Verandah in the Forest is ranked #2 among the 107 hotels in Matheran with an average rating of 5.8 out of 7. It is one of the 9, 3-star Resorts in Matheran. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 77 photos and 104 text reviews and is rated top for its Appearance, Location and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,500 to Rs 7,000 per night. The hotel offer 52 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (49%) and Family (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 72% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 16% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

The Verandah in the Forest is located at Matheran . Charlotte Lake (1 Km), King George Point (1 Km), Pisharnath Temple (1 Km), Lord Point (1 Km) and Lumley Seat (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator, Breakfast Services and Conference Hall. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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