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The Verandah in the Forest

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 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Verandah in the forest for 1 night on 13th April 2014. We were 5 adults & 3 children- & what an experience that was:) Shankerseth, peerbhoy & jehangir were the rooms we booked.... lovely rooms! Each room was unique in its own way. Peerbhoy opened into the Verandah whereas Shankarsheth was a little more secluded with... 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 review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are pleased to know that your group had an enjoyable stay in the Shankershet, Peerbhoy, and Jehangir rooms. The Chef is delighted to receive your positive feedback about the cuisine, including the home-made ice creams and the welcome drink. Your compliments... More

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a heavenly stay at the verandah ! Our only regret is that 1 night was way to short ...diner was superbe, the room spotless, great hot shower , stunning surroundings... A little heaven on earth. If you considder a walk, ask for Imran at reception. We were 2 ladies, went out late afternoon and felt perfectly comfortable with... More

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

Dear Guest, We are honoured to receive your kind feedback about The Verandah in the Forest. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay !... More

mumbai
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
53 hotel reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matheran is the most cleanest hill station I have ever been to! It is a drop of dew in the summer's heat & no other place around Mumbai to beat! I am in love with Matheran!! Everything about it is so charming be it the toy train or the small shoe shops or the horse ride & the simple people... 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 review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. As you are aware, at Neemrana we try and keep a balance between old-world charm and modern amenities so that the past is not completely obliterated. Your appreciation about the décor has been conveyed to the Chairman. We have also conveyed your... More

Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Verandah in the Forest - its in a beautiful location in the middle of the forest and is the perfect antidote to living in Mumbai. We were a 3 generation family with 2 children aged 9 and 7 and we loved the fact that there were no TV's in the rooms and that there... More

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

Dear Guest, We are honoured to read about your experience at The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed the ‘non-hotel’ hotel experience. It is only the initiated traveller that is able to appreciate true authenticity. Thank you for your patronage ! Warm... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is placed in the heart of the forest and it is very quiet and the scenery is amazing. It is an very old place, but very well maintained. The room we stayed in was pretty big and clean. This is the best place to go if you want to get away from all the madness of a big... 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. We are pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the location and the surrounding greenery of the property. Your appreciation about the maintenance has been conveyed to the housekeeping team. Your compliments about the food and the service are a huge motivator for the Chef and... More

Vadodara, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and serene place to stay hidden in the midst of a forest and the singing and chirping of birds. The staff very friendly and helpful. The candle lit dinner not to be missed both for the atmosphere, service and the food preparation. The mulligatawny soup was excellent. This is the place to stay when in Matheran.

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

Dear Guest, It is with joy and gratitude that we receive your positive feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. The Chef and the service team are pleased to know that you thoroughly relished the cuisine and the service. Do venture out to any of the 28 Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotels and continue to send us your... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This 19th century bungalow in Matheran, transports you into another era. Set in a serene grove a little away from the crowded main bazaar of Matheran, this bungalow is the place you come to rejuvenate. The beautiful period set rooms, the absolutely gorgeous dining & living room with a large verandah to top it all is an excellent setting. There... More

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

Dear Guest, It is guests like you that continue to reinforce our philosophy of putting new life into a dilapidated ruin. Your compliments about the warm hospitality is a huge motivator for the team that strives hard to make each guest’s stay as comfortable as possible. The Chef is delighted to receive your positive feedback about the dinner experience. At... More

Surat, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the Verandah for three nights and was one of the most wonderful experiences we have had. The hotel is surrounded with lush green outfields and is a great place for a perfect very peaceful holiday. Rooms - Very spacious rooms with a very distinct old world charm. This is the best part. The rooms are very clean... More

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

Dear Guest, We are pleased to read about your experience at The Verandah in the Forest. It is great to know that you had a comfortable stay. Your compliments about the maintenance have been conveyed to the housekeeping team. We have also conveyed your appreciation about the service to the team. Your kind words are a huge motivator for them.... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a lovely property and well worth a visit. The piece de resistance is, unsurprisingly, the massive verandah which looks out onto nothing but trees (and a distant mountain). You can lie here for hours on the easy chairs just listening to the rustling of the leaves- it is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The rest of this old bungalow... 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 valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. It is heartening to know that you had a comfortable stay. We have conveyed your appreciation about the maintenance to the Manager and the housekeeping team. Your compliments about the dinner experience have been conveyed to the Chef and the service team... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This property in Matheran is absolutely beautiful. Old style furniture, four poster beds, easy chairs, the long dining table is amazing. The Veranda which is the highlight of this place is perfect for a weekend of relaxing and looking over the hills while you have a cup of tea in their gorgeous white tea cups. If you are looking for... 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 valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. Your appreciation about the décor has been conveyed to our Chairman. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for many more relaxing getaways ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com More

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Additional Information about The Verandah in the Forest

Also Known As:
The Verandah In The Forest Hotel Matheran
The Verandah In The Forest Hotel
The Verandah In Forest
Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Matheran
#1 Romantic Hotel in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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