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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The property is about 1km away from the market. Expect a quite and cozy environment. The property is breathtaking and has a history to it. The rooms are huge and we stayed in Chinoy. Each and every part of the property has a history to it. The dining area is also beautiful. If you want to be away from the... More 

Thank Abhishekduta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First the walk was nice from Matheran Gate to the Barr House. Small Hill Station and i liked it alot. After reaching I was spellbound looking at the Varandah... its a huge, tranquil space where you can actually spend time with your loved ones.... Food, Stay amenities, surroundings, staff was just awesome. the best thing was there were no television,... More 

Thank Ananya_November_2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As Neemrana promises to make you feel in lap of nature and a time travel by staying at a historic property.  This Neemrana surely  fulfills it's promise. It is a 1 hour walk from the Matheran Car Parking. And rests quietly near Charlotte lake. It's a two story property with a dining area at the large balcony of 1st floor... More 

Thank Swanay
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For a usual traveller who expects a cozy environment in the hotel, this hotel is a no no.. but for a stressed traveller, who would like to be far far away from this fast working world, this hotel is a yes yes.. Hotel has no wi-fi, no mobile network, no TV, no music , no intercom even.. but this is... More 

Thank Sahaya K
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in the first week of September. Clouds will fill the Verandah at times and at others we will have a clear view of the sky. We ordered a birthday cake which was exceptional. The lunch is very tasty and the service is rendered with a lot of care. All the guests have dinner together at the long... More 

Thank AninditaDe
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was crampy, with puffed and fungused wall. There was no TV, room was in a remote corner. While Verandah and dining hall was good. Overall experience of the stay was nothing less than a horrific experience

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the best hotel I have stayed in, and a must if you are looking for a retreat with your family or loved one. The aura inside is a very pre-independence British one, (It was earlier known as Barr house), and the luxury to accompany it. There is a large drawing room sort of where you can play... More 

Thank Yashvardhan V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of Food, Good service , Cool location, Beautiful surrounded, big room size ,Tree House, Table Tennis, Large Veranda .........means full worth....... floor Room is better then ground. ..Must visit one time

Thank Rahul j
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Verandah in the Forest is the place to stay in Matheran if you want to take a break from the crowds... the team really goes the extra mile to take care of you and make you feel at home... Shekar is doing a fantastic job in ensuring the experience at the hotel is flawless... thanks team for a fantastic... More 

Thank Noushir J
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is serenity personified. It's beautiful if you want to retreat to a quite place amidst nature. The dinner setup was fantastic. Made me go back into the previous centuries. This place is ideal for couples only. Not too much to do for kids. Must visit place.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The paths once cleared by the British in the forests of Matheran, making it the last British hill station have acquired a new identity as the place where Bombay’s movers and shakers which include filmstars and businessmen come to spend a few quiet and peaceful days.Perched atop the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Chug up in a toy train, trot, or arrive in a palanquin, past gigantic mansions built by the British, the Parsis, and the Bohras. The Verandah in the Forest was the second house to be built on the isolated Western Ghats, by Captain Barr. Now, with every facility in place, it is reputed to be second to none! Indeed, the nobility of the proportions of The Verandah bring civilizational honour to the Sahyadri ranges. Lounge like never before in this verandah of your dreams. Read under the highest domestic ceiling you would have known in the salon – 12 metres/35 feet high. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Link your planet with your own two feet.Find space for more space in your mind. Or lose yourself to find yourself anew.Long after you return, you will wonder who would have dared to sprawl out such a tree-home space in such spell-binding wilderness? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest

Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range: £54 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“avoid ground floor. 1st floor rooms are with the huge Varandah”
 of 5 bubbles Ananya_November_2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room called Kapadia is terrible and there is no control on which room will be allotted within your price range.”
 of 5 bubbles vinaykhare2000, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the suite if you have kids. It's spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles velanied, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all are identical.”
 of 5 bubbles Sanjay44, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Elphinstone suite has the best views and is the roomiest, next Chinoy or Peerbouy.”
 of 5 bubbles 496priyac, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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