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The Machan

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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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
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Very good property, well maintained as simple to the nature . Good homely food was very tasty. Staff well trained smiling faces keep it up . Nature trail was too good , you should also join yoga session
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Hotel's Favourite
As a quick tip, I'd first say- don't rely only on the pictures- the Machan is one of those places that is better when experienced with a loved one, and even the most beautiful pictures of it cannot do it any justice. We chose the Canopy Machan for a one-night-stay and as the
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Response from DeepakJ1019, Corporate General Manager at The Machan
Responded 4 Oct 2018
Dear StorySeeker7, (Great Name Indeed your name says it all), Thank you so very much for the honest and thoughtful review. It was our pleasure to host the both of you in our Canopy Machans this monsoon. For those folks that love nature and especially the rains this is a fantastic time to visit us at The Machan. In the midst of the tropical cloud forest one truly gets a in-depth look at Mother Nature, as you put it. Your compliments regarding the food shall be passed onto the cooks and I'm sure they will be thrilled. It was lovely having folks as yourselves with us, those that truly appreciate a silent sunset or yoga or or waking up to the chirping of birds. We greatly appreciate all your kind words and encouragement and hope to have you folks back with us soon. Warm Regards Deepak J The Machan Team.
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The Machan is a property who loves nature & want to disconnect from the world. There is no TV, Electricity etc. Mobile range is also no there. Very good clean rooms, nice food. Best to unwind. Even recommended for families.
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We had a great time at The Machan. If you are looking for peace- silence & some solitude time, surrounded by trees & chirping of birds- this is the ideal place. No fuss no frills but with all possible amenities.Courteous & always smiling, helpful & good staff. Gave us a very
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Its an amazing place and a must explore for the nature lovers. Beautifully designed tree houses are very spacious and comfortable. If lucky, you may also encounter some of the wild life species. Landscapes are amazing and staff in spite of being unprofessional local villagers,
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cabin in the woods
View from the Mountain trek
I want smoking rooms? Is it available
There are spacious sit outs in all the rooms. It should be ok to smoke there.
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Is it a couple friendly resort?
The Machan is very Couple Friendly as it offer complete privacy to each and every couple staying in the property.
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Dear Guest, We have certain accommodations that can be accessed via ramps and there aren't any major steps to deal with at all. These would be the Heritage Machan and the Forest Machans. Perhaps these would be a right fit for you.
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Dear Sir, Namastey from the Machan. We do have some Machan which do not have much of climbing & closer to the Car Parking area. These Machan are called the Forest Machan. Request you to please call up our Reservation Desk & they will assist you with all your requirements.
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"Book your rooms 3 months well in advance for the best machan option."
"Choose from Sunset our Starlight"
"Forest Machans are 6 in Numbers, good place for groups"
"Insist on an invoice with a breakup of the taxes."
"the starlight rooms were amazing"
US$169 - US$645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Machan & Camp Canopy
IndiaMaharashtraPune DistrictLonavala
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