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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its bungalow turned into a heritage hotel. Indeed it lived upto its positioning of heritage property. Although its a small property with few rooms, its gives you a good enough experience of heritage and regalia. Room was good with spacious bathroom. They had kept lotta instead of mug which added to the old times experience. They had table fans which... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your encouraging feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. Your appreciation about the dinner experience has been conveyed to the Chef. Please be assured that we have noted your feedback regarding the fans and shall do the needful. While we are grateful that you complete the viability cycle for... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking at a peaceful, relaxed serene getaway, Verandah in the Forest is your answer. Not only are the surroundings charming, the rooms are also spacious with vintage wooden furniture and named after Parsi families. Please expect to be totally cut off from the world, as there is no mobile network, internet connection or television, and that for... 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 heritage hotel in Matheran. Your gracious compliments about the cuisine and the dinner experience have been conveyed to the Chef and the service team. When you stay at The Verandah you join Matheran’s fight to retain its magnificent heritage structures. We thank you for... More

Ahmedabad, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a quick short break with the family to this island of calm and serenity. Had a wonderful stay in this lovely colonial bunglow with boutique rooms, superbly done. It is a perfect place to "do nothing" - just take walk on the wooded grounds, amidst the leafy trees, relax on the hammocks and swings.. No Network, No Television and... 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 appreciation and feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel, in Matheran! As we strive to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the effort and the love. Your kind words reinforce our philosophy of infusing... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most wonderful stay at the Verandah. Although I had not anticipated it, the unavailability of network on my cell phone was such a boon. It was just what my friend and I needed to kick off our heels and relax on those heavenly hammocks under the canopy of leaves with books, while the cool breeze made it... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn of your rejuvenating getaway to Neemrana’s Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel, in Matheran and thank you for your kind words! As we try and strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality, we make an effort to offer an experience in which our guests can disconnect with the gizmos... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had travelled to this place a few years back around Christmas. The hotel was lovely and the rooms were very nice. Pretty spacious and a nice bathroom. The verandahs were just the right place to sit in the morning with a book or tea or both. The only issue was that they tried to force a mandatory Christmas surcharge that... 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 heritage hotel in Matheran. Your appreciation about the rooms and the ambience has been conveyed to the Chairman. With reference to your feedback, please note that there is a mandatory Gala dinner at all Neemrana properties on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve each year. The... More

Kfar Saba, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time I took my husband and two friends, another couple with me to the Veranda. We stayed for five days. The staff greeted us warmly and served us the most delicious food. There is a peacefulness and joy about the place, a sense of old world luxury, yet rustic simplicity. I love the cliff, waterfall and lake just a... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read about your return visit to The Verandah in the Forest. Your appreciation about the cuisine and the service has been conveyed to the Chef and the service team. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and your kind words are a huge motivator for the entire team. We thank you for your... More

Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Booking process was quite simple. I called Ms. Almas in Mumbai (got her number after calling the Verandah). She helped select the room and took care of the entire process. The booking confirmation gave ample details that are required when you are planning a trip to a place like this. The Verandah was exactly like what was shown in... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn of your experience at The Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran. In our effort to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality practices, this is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is extremely rewarding when our guests can appreciate the effort and the love. We are pleased... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Matheran evokes fond memories of childhood vacations. So we decided to spend a weekend at this old vacation spot and instead of staying at the traditional preffered hotels chose the Neemrana property - The Verandah. We assumed that the brand itself woudl be enough to assume clean, well appointed rooms and good service. What we found were dirty curtains, damp... 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 feedback. We are sorry your visit to The Verandah in the Forest did not turn out as expected and are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation. The annual maintenance takes place each year post the monsoon, and this year too all the upholstery will be changed. The team shall be doing... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was not the best but the venue is amazing. Huge rooms and tranquility aplenty. I hope to go back there one day and stay longer. Take a bucket of books and just relax! They even managed a birthday cake for my partner!

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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! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the ambience at Neemrana’s - Verandah in the Forest and had a good trip to Matheran. Your encouraging compliments have been conveyed to the staff on-site. The buffet is laid out as a mix of Indian, Continental and local cuisine in our effort to... More

Pune, India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about Neemrana’s - Verandah in the Forest! In our effort to offer an experience, it is deeply rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the effort and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. Your compliments about the warm hospitality and the cuisine have been conveyed to the... More

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Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Verandah In The Forest Hotel Matheran
The Verandah In Forest

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