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“A MUST MUST MUST VISIT HOTEL IF U LOVE NATURE”
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The Machan
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“A MUST MUST MUST VISIT HOTEL IF U LOVE NATURE”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

HI,
1ST OF ALL I WOULD TO TELL ONE THING THIS PROPERTY IS VERY TASTEFULLY , THOUGHTFULLY MADE.
When i visted the website i wasnt much convenced but took a shot i booked nested machan with a duplex it was my1st anniversary. As i entered the property the staff was very friendly and had a warm welcome. It was raining heavly the staff took us to the room as we enetered the room we were awwstruck no words , i asked staff u dont provide A.c and T.V in the room they explained the whole concept of eco friendly and how they produce their own electricity via solar panel and wind mill. i was very much impressed with this self sustained hotel and the whole concept.

the view and the breathe were mesmerizing . i some how managed to see the heritage machan i fell super duper in love with it 3 coupleas can stay in that heritage machan.


staff alex ,daigo, biswajeet mondal and accomodation manager were very co-operative.

the only glitch is there check out time they are very fussy and can spoil ur mood of staying by been rigid with the ontime check out thing.

rest its a must must visit property.

Room Tip: no mobile network works here either carry a reliance connection or chill and relax and feel out of t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Machan is the very good Place for the family as well as for couple. I have been never thought that this kind of hotel.The machan team was very helpfull for the guiding the road map.Food was served it was also very good in test. its a really very good destination.i ever seen so far in maharastra

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We traveled here for our Anni , wanted to spend as much time as possible with each other. No AC, No TV, No artificial amenities, just you and the nature......suggestion for next time no mobile network also.
The Machan team was very helpful and supportive, though the room service was delayed one but it is acceptable in a location like this. The rooms gave us a feeling of royalness. Privacy is taken care very seriously by this guys.
Highly recommended to couples who want to rejuvenate their relation to the initial days of start. Me and my wife were talking and talking and talking and shared so many stories with each other which had never discussed before.
Don't go expecting the 5 star facilities, but go for a 5 star nature experience.
Met the owner Mr. Pawan couple of times and he is such a down to earth person.Hats off for his idea and efforts to make this place.
Surely will visit again.

Best time to visit this place is now, we stayed 2 nights 3 days and were luck to experience the fog, heavy rains, and even a glimpse of sunshine......

Room Tip: Select Canopy machan's for couples, particularly 1 which is really separate we stayed in that. F...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Satya,

We are so glad that you had a pleasurable experience at our Canopy Machans during your Anniversary.

We thank you for taking the time out to visit us at The Machan. So glad that you found the privacy we have on offer at The Machan endearing.

We hope to have you with us again soon.

Kind regards,
The Machan Team
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Machan resort at lonavala is another lovely weekend gateway. Rooms are on expensive side but they are very well done. If you are looking for better view then you can go for Canopy machan otherwise go for forest machan.

Mobile network of reliance works so if you are on any other network don't forget to carry the directions. It's on the way from lonavala to Amby valley. Direction sent by hotel is quite self explanatory. Last few hundred meters are bad jungle road so you can drive your own car or hire a cab. Make sure that you keep the cab there itself. Otherwise you can always come to Lonavala and then take a cab or three wheeler to the resort. It costs about 500 bucks in three wheeler and about 1500 bucks in taxi.

Breakfast is very good. If you take their dinner, that's superb. We had dinner beneath a tree and it was awesome. The whole experience was amazing.

All the wooden cottages are lovely and this place has the least amount of disturbance. Perfect location for a perfect weekend gateway.

Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed there in 2011 July at the main tree house. The place could not have been more amazing. It was beautiful during the rain and the food cooked by the housekeeper was just like home. one of the most memorable trips to Lonavala!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

must visited place for couples .... if u want quality time best service then u should go to this place , they have best service with awesome food .all staff is polite and ready to serve u . whatever food they serve is all time fresh , when we enter in room the first word i say "AWESOME " , and really its worth to pay them for there room , food , service all r best in class . thank you very much entire The Machan team

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Every mumbaikar knows how big a task it is to survive the Mumbai heat. And everyone deserves a holiday to beat the heat! So my family and I decided to take a day off from Mumbai and head to the city's all time favorite hill station, Lonavala. This time around we decided to stay at The Machan. It was the best decision we had taken in the longest time. How often does one get a chance to fulfill the dream of living in a tree house! We stayed at the Heritage Machan, a tree house that accommodated 6people. Our experience was simply perfect thanks to each and every member of the Machan team!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Machan
Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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Region: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lonavala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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