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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 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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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Mumbai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had visited The Verandah in the month of June 2014. The property is located in a wonderful setting with the Matheran lake just besides it. Their is an air of exclusivity and seclusion at the Verandah. It was more like a holiday home rather than a resort with 'hotel' style food. No telephone, no TVs, no ACs, no internet... 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. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience and got time to relax and unwind. As you may be aware, at Neemrana we try and maintain a balance between old world charm and modern amenities so that the past is not completely... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I visited Matheran for a weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves staying at Verandah! The charm of an old Parsi bungalow, surrounded by natural beauty and a verandah that allows for superior lounging - we will love to visit again. Some aspects could do with a bit more attention - the staff, though helpful, could be more... 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 feedback ! As you may be aware, Neemrana tries to employ local residents in staff, who are often not well educated. We put them through a training program, and try to empower them to run their local heritage with pride. Nonetheless, your concerns have been taken up seriously and we assure you of better... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If someone wants to have a life for two days without internet, phone, vehicles and ATM machines, this is the place. After an hour horse ride you will reach The Verandah in the Forest. This heritage landmark is beautifully maintained and serves awesome food. The rooms and their decor are a marvel and service is also very good. This place... 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 favourable feedback about The Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran. As you may be aware, at Neemrana we try and maintain a balance between old -world charm and modern amenities so that the past is not completely obliterated and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the experience and appreciate the effort. Your... More

mumbai , india
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's a Neemrana property but your stay here feels like a home ... You feel you have arrived at your granny's house ! From the ambience to the food - you can taste the feeling of being with your old grandparents .. You feel relaxed , refreshed and happy ;) it's the place I love running away to from the... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your appreciative 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 and it is always heartening when someone at the receiving end can sense and appreciate the effort. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your... 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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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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