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The Machan

8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala 401401, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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Ranked #1 of 54 hotels in Lonavala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If someone wants to experience how a machan is ,they must visit this place,out of the city, away from the world woooww.location superb,machan designed outstanding,best part is the view from your room,amazing,really best place for couples,peace.worth paying for the machan.food good, people nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to Machan with my husband last week and it was an awesome experience. We went on a weekday so reached quite easily and fast. This place is best for people who are ok with having no phone connectivity, no internet, no TV and like nature. The rooms are beautifully designed and you wake up to greenery and fog... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good bye city life!! .. that's what id say each time id visit The Machan . Paving our way through the ghats n then a forgotten land (Thankful for), We Paid a visit to mother nature's lap & stayed between the 20th-21st of August 2014. The first thing you notice as soon as you pass a gate and a retired... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I never expected that Lonavala trip could be such an excellent experience . Machan is a wonderful place if you want to relax. The rooms don't have TV .So no noisy news,old politicians fighting over non issues or old movies . They generate their own energy by wind mills and solar panels. But still there is a lot of scope... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Blown away by this place. Great place to get away from almost everything. A visit during the monsoons, guaranteed a multitude of shades of green, all around us. The room was, how do I put it, an ingenious concept/design. The world deserved a place like this.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one true awesome place to stay in lonavala. Staying here, and trekking in the 25 acres private area they have, is an experience in itself. Me and my wife truly enjoyed the stay, the view, the food and the hospitality. Peaceful, scenic and extraordinary experience staying on the tree top, with glass walls and doors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Machan on three separate occasions, in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The first time was a charm - seclusion, warm and discreet service, wonderful rooms. We could not believe that such a place existed so close to Mumbai. It was like turning a corner and being transported into a quiet haven. That was 2011. So we went... More

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear GullyversTravels, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. Since you visited us last, 8 months ago, we’ve gone through a change in service management and hope that it shall be to your liking again. Glad to hear that you’ve loved visiting us over the years and we request you to give us another shot before passing... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been hearing about The Machan for quite a while now. Got over the initial inertia and finally did get down to booking a room. They are pretty full, especially during weekends, add monsoon to that. Finally did book for the 2nd Week of August, 2014. Had met friends who have been there. So knew there wouldn't be a TV,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love secluded spaces and as soon as we reached the Machan, we fell in love with it... I entered our Canopy machan and fell in love.... It's breathtakingly beautiful and quaint and perfect... A big thank you to Varun and his super friendly and efficient team for making this one of my best get always ever... This is now... More

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear radz_radia, A great review title and a great track : )! Thank you so very much for you kind words. We were disappointed to see you folks leave early due to work obligations and truly look forward to having you with us again at The Machan. We are honoured to be on your “go to list” and can’t wait... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Machan for a night and it was a wonderful experience!!! Location: The property is located on a 20-25 acre forest land and offers complete seclusion from the noise and hustle bustle of a town. The moment you enter the resort premises, it gives you a sense of serenity. Though the location is remote, we experienced good... More

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Wanderlust_NS, Thank you kindly for your insightful and thorough review of The Machan. It is greatly appreciated and we shall make it a point to share this with our entire team. We certainly hope that you shall give us an opportunity to host you again and this time for more than just a day. Do give us a try... 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
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An award-winning eco-resort in Lonavala. The Machan is a story of dwellings that rise above the forest floor and form a symbiotic relationship with their natural surroundings. All of its individual accommodations are located 30-40 feet in the air, with enchanting valley views and elegant rustic interiors. Its carbon footprint is minimal – with its energy generated solely through solar and wind. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 drive from Mumbai (1.5 hours from Pune), the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway. We invite you to take some time away from work and immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience. Reconnect with family, friends and loved ones in the comfort and privacy of this truly exclusive retreat. ... more   less 
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