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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indore, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The place seems pretty good from the reviews, except the fact that there are no ACs in any of the rooms. however, most people i have tried to find out from have mentioned Usha Ascot as the best hotel in Matheran. To be able to make a decision, i thought i would speak to the personnel at the hotel and... More 

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

Dear Madam, Thank you for your feedback about the booking process for our heritage hotel in Matheran – The Verandah in the Forest. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We are writing to apologize and to offer and explanation. The Verandah in the Forest is located in Matheran, which suffers from very poor phone connectivity. For the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Set in the non-polluted,lush Matheran, this hotel is just what you need for a break from urban life. This place has a nice, quaint feel like you have stepped into another time. The rooms are clean and decorated in the same style. We loved the dinner where you could meet all the people living in the hotel and sit down... 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 kinds words about The Verandah in the Forest hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the property, including the dinner. We thank you for your continued patronage and hope that as you discover more of real India with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The Verandah in the Forest is another beautiful and elegant property from the Neemrana group. Hidden in the middle of the forest it is an amazing property with the glorious 19th century feel. The property is about 2.5 km from the main market and (toy train) station of Matheran. Matheran is the only pedestrian hill station in Asia. This town... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words about The Verandah in the Forest in Matheran. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasurable experience and enjoyed the ambience and food at the property. As you may be aware, Neemrana tries to employ as many local people, who are often not educated. We put them through... More 

india
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

It is a colonial style building,tucked away in the dense forest,this is the place to be if you want to run away from city life to gain back your peace, away from main market, close to nature with NO TV, NO Mobile Signal, NO AC makes it silent and peaceful, Food was great with Indian fare during lunch time and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your motivating review about The Verandah in the Forest. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasurable experience and enjoyed the ambience and food at the property. As you may be aware, Neemrana tries to employ as many local people, who are often not educated. We put them through a training... More 

mumbai
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We spent a couple of days there recently food's nice - not too many choices but nice staff's enthusiastic room - quaint, but they seem to have overdone the un-hotel bit. cupboard wdnt close, the upholstery's getting threadbare, and the room has a damp, dank smell hammock's off-kilter the grounds around the hotel are not very well maintained - some... 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 about The Verandah in the Forest. We are sorry to learn that you did not find all at The Verandah to your satisfaction. At The Verandah in the Forest, broadly, we serve Indian cuisine with a few Continental or Oriental dishes at random, to suit a range of tastes and palates. Italian and... More 

Mumbai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

A beautiful heritage property. Tucked away in the dense forest, this is a property which will make you forget the fast paced life of city.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your valuable review of The Verandah in the Forest. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the property. It is only the initiated traveller who appreciates the authenticity of a restored 19th century building in spell-binding wilderness! Your feedback is heartwarming for the entire Neemrana family. We thank... More 

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

A two night stay at this place and it is already competing to replace my a favorite south goa hideaways. We choose Kapadia room because it was the cheapest but after staying there i wouldn't stay any other room. The room is isolated from the rest of the hotels and it opens to the jungle, so the blissful mix of... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your motivating feedback about The Verandah in the Forest. It is our constant endeavour to provide ‘experiential authenticity' and your feedback is heartwarming for the entire Neemrana family that strives hard to put new life into an unused and ruined building. Should our guests desire to taste a special dish or have a... More 

brussels
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
57 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The Verandah is a beautiful colonial style building about 15 mins walk from the main street. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and tastefully decorated. Staff were helpful and service was good. Breakfast and lunch are quite good. Dinner (continental) is not their strong point but it is easier to eat here than walk in the forest to town in... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review about The Verandah in the Forest. Your feedback is heart-warming for the entire Neemrana family, for it is guests like you who continue to reinforce our belief in our philosophy of putting new life into an unused and ruined building. We are sorry to learn that your retreat was disturbed by... More 

Vadodara, India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

its very diffrent experience of life stay accomodation their food all very diffrent from other hotels but the best part their candle light dinner four course meal is the best xperience of life its all away from the hectic life of city just close to nature no mobile network best to be away from work and relex but if its... More 

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The verandah in the forest is a tranquil escape in the hustle bustle of the hill station of matheran. The property is situated some distance from the station and main market which makes its surroundings silent and peaceful. The structure itself lends to colonial times and have been restored beautifully. There is a dining hall where meals are served or... More 

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Additional Information about The Verandah in the Forest

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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