Nice place...reminded me of my childhood days, when we used to live in a similar dated house that was at least a century old. But these guys have maintained it well. Service is good...run by a family, just like the olden days, when we used to have families living in the 'outhouses.' Excellent garden and verandah. Best part was the food...simple yet flavorful. Dinner is like a three course dinner, served at a large table, where all the guests sit together under a candle-light. We shared the table with a couple from England and actor Om Puri and his family. What a lively and creative dinner conversation! Drawback of this place is that it is far away from the city center, so to get a anything, we had to walk a mile in the dark.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Verandah In The Forest Hotel Matheran
- The Verandah In Forest