Matheran Hotels

The Verandah in the Forest, Matheran

Barr House Matheran

Ranked 19 from 75 hotels in Matheran

5.8/7 57 Ratings
The Verandah in the Forest,Matheran
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Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
Front Office
5.9 / 7
Service
5.9 / 7
Room
5.9 / 7
Food & Drink
5.7 / 7
Activities
4.8 / 7

The Verandah in the Forest Reviews


1 Review | 47 Readers

"Peaceful retreat"

6.3/7
Posted 1 month ago

Lovely place to stay so close to Mumbai. Away from the main market area of Matheran, it's perfect if you wish to curl up with a book, play scrabble or go for long walks on the innumerable trails around

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Chennai
1 Review | 134 Readers

"Well protected place and good service "

6.7/7
Posted 2 months ago

My wife and I spent a day at the Verandah. We needed a horse to take us to the place as the distance is too much to walk. The place is well protected and beautiful. Good service. Spent quality time taking in the silence.

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6 Reviews | 1375 Readers

"Excellent property with nice rooms "

5.1/7
Posted 5 months ago

It is an excellent property with large rooms and period furniture housed in an old bungalow. The bathrooms are a bit letdown. The continental dinner was excellent. The breakfast was standard though. Please note that this is at one of the farthest points in Matheran and involves quite a bit of walking / horse-riding and the road condition is not at....

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Mumbai
1 Review | 1309 Readers

"Property was quite charming & room was clean"

4.0/7
Posted 11 months ago

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 paren....

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Thane
4 Reviews | 5159 Readers

"Poor experience and service"

1.8/7
Posted 11 months ago

No bed tea, room service, intercom, one has to go around all the way and inform if anything required. Towel smell is bad, no TV in room, A/C, Wi-Fi. No mobile signal inside the hotel. You are forced to take lunch(buffet) and dinner because, the location of the hotel. It is far away from market place and there is no restaurant nearby. No la carte me....

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Mumbai
13 Reviews | 8932 Readers

"Amazingly located and well-maintained property "

6.0/7
Posted 1 year 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....

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Bhopal
5 Reviews | 6908 Readers

"Good hotel experience and well-maintained "

6.0/7
Posted 1 year 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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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 5684 Readers

"Superb hospitality and great location "

5.6/7
Posted 1 year ago

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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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 5798 Readers

"Well decorated rooms and great service"

5.5/7
Posted 2 years ago

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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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 5669 Readers

"Well decorated rooms and prompt staff service"

5.5/7
Posted 2 years ago

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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Top 5 Reviews of The Verandah in the Forest


1 Review | 2773 Readers

6.9/7
Posted 6 years ago

It was amazing experience , the ambience,the food and not so hotel feeling .We really felt pampered.

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Chennai
1 Review | 134 Readers

"Well protected place and good service "

6.7/7
Posted 2 months ago

My wife and I spent a day at the Verandah. We needed a horse to take us to the place as the distance is too much to walk. The place is well protected and beautiful. Good service. Spent quality time taking in the silence.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 1710 Readers

"Experience was slendid"

6.6/7
Posted 3 years ago

Experience was slendid.The USP of this resort is the location which is totally isolated and away from the noise of the market side.Most of the points were very near to this location which makes this resort all the more fit for a perfect experience.

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Thane
2 Reviews | 9714 Readers

"Very cooperative staff ; very good stay "

6.5/7
Posted 2 years ago

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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Delhi
1 Review | 1621 Readers

"Extremely courteous and accomodating staff"

6.5/7
Posted 3 years ago

I had a fantastic time at the Verandah in the forest. This property stands out tall amidst all the other places that exist in Matheran. Amazing rooms, extremely courteous and accomodating staff, serene and beautiful, no non-sense and hustle bustle, extremely awesome food, nice guests... everything about the place is mindblowing! I must say, Neemrana has changed my perception of a holiday.

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The Verandah in the Forest Overview

Built in the 19th Century, the Verandah in the Forest is one of the best resorts in Matheran. It is equipped with the latest amenities and is known as the most popular heritage resort  of the region. The famous Charlotte lake lies in the vicinity of the resort. It has 11 rooms out of which there are 6 grand rooms named Petit, Sassoon, C....
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