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“Average rooms, good food”
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Rangoli Retreat
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Mumbai
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37 reviews
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“Average rooms, good food”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

This hotel is right opposite Matheran station and in middle of the market. However, the rooms are average and acceptably clean (say, 7 on 10). The house-keeping helps to solve small problems. The rooms do not have any view and are not very spacious. The swimming pool is small and covered (not open to sky due to monkey trouble). The food was good...a simple Indian meal, not too spicy / oily yet tasty. Family can experience this hotel but not recommended for kids as there are better hotel options in Matheran with big garden and better swimming pool. Family with elderly members can choose this, as it is near the market place and they would enjoy their food here. The hotel has a big lobby and also a indoor game room, which is bit shady. Not at all a romantic feel hotel, but a budget option to suit the pocket. Not recommended for couples who want to enjoy the hotel or are on honeymoon...outgoing couples can come back to the hotel after tiring sight seeing for a good meal and decent sleep.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vadodara, India
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Good things @ Rangoli Retreat
1. Food taste and quality awesome.
2. Best location as hotel is in market place and opposite to railway station.
3. Co-operative staff.
4. Staff people are quite helpful especially for children.
5. Hotel may not charge for small children.
Needs improvement @ Rangoli Retreat
1. Staff are not professional.
2. Bathroom space is quite small.
3. Frequently power cut problem is high in Matheran and needs to follow up with hotel staff for electricity through generator.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank Nikhil S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Matheran, a place near mumbai was our choice to take a break from hectic city life. Food of the hotel is outstanding, with good variery. Staff of the hotel is not well trained. Rooms of the hotel are in very bad condition. Only saving grace of the hotel is the Food. Other amneties are also normal. Over all not good experiance with the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank YogeshVarade
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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

Matheran, a place near mumbai was our choice to take a break from hectic city life. To be very frank place is really nice but hotels and food is not sub standard which i feel has a reason since transportation is a mess and no vehicles allowed. I feel its a pain for all the hotels to maintain their properties. I don't know whom to blame.

We visited this hotel during off season and expected the hotel to give us a huge discount. One reading the reviews on tripadvisior we decided to got to this hotel. The first reason was it was a tiring journey to take toy train and reach all the way to top.

The hotel is placed bang opposite railway station. We reached the hotel reception and asked for the room the manager was expressionless did not even bother to smile even after paying him the advance. The manager was not ready to discount anything but on requesting number of times he discounted 100 Rs per day! The hotel rooms were just 15% occupied being weekday and off season as well.

I checked couple of rooms all the rooms had damp walls and were stinking, I managed to find a rooms which was best suitable. Since we reached at 12 noon there was no hot water to taps. I requested to provide it with bucket. But manager was adamant and simply denied on doing so !! Look how much they care!

Hotel doesn't have any view from the rooms. Rooms are just worth spending night. The walls of the rooms were stained. Bathrooms were worst and desperately need renovation.

Food in the hotel is good and has a restaurant manager who really cares for all the visitors. This was the best thing that we liked in hotel. He was very friendly and was concerned what the visitors didnt like if the food was left uneaten. The feedback was taken right away. I like that! Although fried items were repeated cooked in the same oil is what we realized . But they had good home made food with many variety.

Specifically, in the evening the DJ noise was heard through out the hotel till 10PM. It was the worst thing that happened. I don't understand why cant the disco be sound proof !!
Avoid this place if you are here for peaceful evening.

Over all a bad experience. Please find another hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thane, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

First the Positive-
1. Food and this includes Breakfast,lunch ,Dinner was excellent in teste ,and variety

2.Hotel is very conviniently situated,just opposite Matheran Railway Station and In main Market place

Improvement and Suggetions

1.Bathrooms are very small and Not clean.Increasing size of already exsisiting bathroom may not be in your hand but keeping it very very clean is certainly in your hand
2.Bed tea is required for most Customers for Motions in Morning.Its not a Part of package and i witnessed a quareel of a customer with hotel staff on this issue.Increase room rent by Rs 100 and give Bed tea Free.Families will Bless you.Atleast dont treat it as revenue generator and if you want to do that much bbetter way is increasing room rent by Rs 100 to Rs 200 and then offerin g Bed Tea free to customers.Atleast please dont quarrel with customer over such a small thing and respect Customer as it will ensure a repeat visit.Is cup of tea is that difficult if its ensuring satisfied customer
3.Swimming Pool is not very clean and one gets discouraged ,when one witness its present condition
4.I could see Cockroches in my bed.Please do pesticiding absolutely regularly.What is the impression any family will have of your hotel ,when they witness cockroches on beds

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2011

I along with my wife and kid had two nights stay in this Hotel .The service was really good (especially the food) The pure veg.food(Break fast,lunch and dinner) was very tasty and was served like home. staff was cooperative and good.

Overall satisfying experience however feel that the rates can be offered still on better side.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank SHIRISH123
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2011

I booked this hotel almost a week prior to my departure.
Rangoli retreat has excellent strategic location, bang in front of the railway station.
The Rooms are ok but watch out for cockroaches which might bother for faint hearted ones during showers........
The Food is very good & excellent service is what I got at the hotel.
Overall good place to be in!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rangoli Retreat
Address: B.P. 187 M.G. Road,, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
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Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rangoli Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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