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The Machan

8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala 401401, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband chose this place for our 1st wedding anniversary celebration and it couldn't have been better. Beautifully built and uniquely situated, the Machan is a great holidaying experience with luxury. Amazing food, amenities, view, polite and helpful staff, romantic dining area and much more. Haven't experienced nature so well before in the outskirts of Mumbai. unique in all respects.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We think we keep coming back to the Machan because of these perched houses in the green, with a mix of rustic wood and glass that fully integrate in the surrounding, a very cosy atmosphere designed with such good taste that one would never expect from a hotel, the freshness of the air, the kindness of the staff and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this place in August 2014, searching the place was not difficult as the staff directed us very well and we were able to reach easily, although the road is very bad to after you leave the main Aamby Valley road, the stretch is very small but road is very bad, it has to be, as good road will... More

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

Wanted to visit this place since last year on seeing upon the uniqueness of machan but wasn't able to do so... till then when my first wedding anniversary was about to come me n wife planned for a night stay at machan... Done with all the bookings and pre-payments and marked up the place on google maps so as reaching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had traveled here in November 2014 with my Wife for our Anniversary. The place is simply awesome. About the Hotel: In Short, it is in the midst of a forest. Awesome property, well maintained considering the difficulties they face. Also they claim to be fully off grid generating their own electricity (One can see the Solar and Wind Mills). Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for my honeymoon with my wife. we booked a canopy machan. and believe me if you have any special occasion to celebrate, this is the place to be. amazing view, elegant rooms and 5 star service. price of 10000 INR a night its absolutely worth i must say. food was home style with less oil. we booked a... More

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

I had been to Machan with my wife without prior reservations and we were refused entry at the gate saying no rooms are available. My wife then called the Mumbai office to make immediate reservations. Finally after all the hassle we finally entered their premises. TIP- dont go without prior reservations.. When we entered the property, it was indeed very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Machan is a beautiful hilltop resort in Lonavala. We booked ourselves for the Canopy Machan which is meant to give a panoramic view of the valley beneath. Canopy 1 gives this panoramic view. Unfortunately for us the trees were not trimmed to ensure a full panoramic view. Bear in mind we just visited In September post the monsoon season.The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the quest to find this hidden gem, was worth the hype. it's like treasure hunt, where you look at the map, and desperately try to find the two white washed stones. you reach the gates and honk and wait. and someone comes and opens the door for you. specialty hotels are now all the rage for every reaveller, and the... More

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

The place was quite beautiful - easy to reach and surprising quiet being so closed to the main road. They have around 13 cottages with 7 more in the pipeline which I think will be ready by mid next year. We stayed for 2nights in the cabin which was quite close to the parking lot. The cottage was quite aesthetically... More

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Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala 401401, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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