Our anniversary weekend at The Machan was just as we'd hoped. My husband, 17-month old son and I enjoyed getting away from the city for a peaceful couple of nights in beautiful surroundings. First, the tent accomodation was perfect--being among the treetops was awesome (thrilling for our little boy) and the glass balcony gave you full views yet was safe for our young child. The interior was very comfortable with a great bathroom that doesn't have anything "country" about it but the lovely skyview gives you the outdoor feel. Loved the well -designed and thoughtful decor -- gives a feel of antique outpost with smart Indian touches. Great trail walks, amazing views of the hills and sunset, far from any touristy corner of Lonavla, friendly staff, and tasty food. The all-day snack menu is great--because honestly we were content spending hours on the deck relaxing and soaking up the natural beauty and fresh air. If you choose to dine in the dining tent, the food is tasty but the presentation and dining area is simple--after all the place doesn't house many guests with just 4 tents at the moment. This didn't bother me as I appreciated their effort to be eco-conscious and not wasteful--I didn't ever leave hungry.
If you love the outdoors and unique but comfortable accomodations, I highly recommend The Machan--including for families with small children (the kitchen will accomodate their needs as well). It's rustic luxury...on a perch!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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