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Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
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The Verandah in the Forest
Ranked #1 of 19 hotels in Matheran
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing place if you are looking out for some peace. Amazing hospitality, they'll do anything to make you feel at home. The most luxurious property in Matheran, but totally worth it. The food, is exceptional. A must visit place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with the family in the Independence day extended weekend. Will limit the review to the property since Matheran as a destination fails on many fronts. Had it not been for the property I wont waste anything on Matheran. This is an old parsi property taken over by the Neemrana Hotels group and true to their other properties, they have... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Neemrana property at matheran is warm and welcoming. It is probably the most sought after and the most luxurious of the properties in the area. Its a bit of a trek / a short mule ride to get there from the main market, but it is worth it. The food, unlike most places in Matheran, is exceptional. The staff... More

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Nashik, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip was planned about a month in advance and we were lucky to get 4 rooms as they sell out really fast, esp for weekends! The hotel is a heritage property converted into a hotel. They have retained all the old world charms and it was a pleasure to see the large rooms, with double height ceilings and antique... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about The Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran. At Neemrana, we try and ensure that the past is not completely obliterated and strive hard to maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities. Hence, it is always all the more rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the... More

New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us an hour to get to The Verandah. We walked up in the rain. We enjoyed soaking in the greens, soaking in the fresh air and stopping every now and then to watch the locals go by. (Carry an umbrella or even better a rain coat. Wear good walking shoes if you are planning to walk up, which... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel, in Matheran. Guests like you reinforce our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused building and it is rewarding to know that you enjoyed your time at the property and got a chance to soak in the ambience. The natural peace... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an experience! Everything (good) you read about this place...believe it! The room (Kotwal) was super cozy and comfortable. The Veranda massive and relaxing. The staff (Dhan Singh, especially) warm, friendly, polite and helpful. We reached Dasturi Car parking (paid INR 350 for the shuttle (cab) - got ripped! You can bargain!! There is also sharing shuttle - INR 70... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about The Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran! At Neemrana, we strive to offer an experience to our guests, unique in essence, and it is heartening to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and carried back memories to cherish. Your encouraging compliments about the staff and the service have been conveyed to... More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Verandah in the Forest is very worth the horseride up and down to the hotel. Once you reach the hotel, its a great feeling to really be away from civilization and in the middle of a forest. It is a great place for someone looking for some peace and quiet. An ideal place to spend a weekend with a book.... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative review about Neemrana’s Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel, in Matheran. Such feedback reinforces our philosophy of infusing new life into ruined and unused structures and it is always heartening when our guests sense and appreciate the effort behind the same. Your encouraging compliments have been conveyed to the team. We... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots has been written the serenity,calm and colonial looks of this place. But I think the USP of this place is the food. Maybe an ITC bukhara comes close to the "LOVE" that is put in the food here. Though it might be a biased opinion also as its traditional Parsi/western cuisine that these guys serve. Different but very good... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about the services at Neemrana’s - Verandah in the Forest, Matheran! Your generous compliments about the food have been conveyed to the chef and his team and are a source of great encouragement. At Neemrana, we strive to offer a personalised experience to our guests and it is heartening when someone at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What an expereience. A must visit hotel if you want to see british heritage which is centuries back. Royalty comfort scenic beautiful and amazing top of world expereinc so close to mumbai. Many if the few hotels which are actually remaining that tells or gives us feeling if our historical culture and one is this. Reachibg there is amazing expereince... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran! At Neemrana, it is our endeavour to provide and experience to the guests as well as, to try and maintain a balance between old world charm and modern amenities to ensure that the past is not completely obliterated. Therefore, as part of our USP,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A good hotel and far away from the station road makes it peaceful. Great views from the hotel Verandah . Must visit. A complete Family resort with all the comfort. This is one of the Neeramana chain of hotels

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel, in Matheran! At Neemrana, it is our constant endeavour to provide an experience to the guests, unique and memorable in its own way, and it is heartening to know that you enjoyed your stay at, and the scenic views from the hotel. We look... More

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Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Verandah In The Forest Hotel Matheran
The Verandah In Forest

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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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