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The Machan

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8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is such a beautiful location and the hotel is so well maintained. Kids would love to be in such a place - unique and in touch with nature. We stayed in the canopy which is a doublestorey and perfect for kids who have a doublestorey so they would love to stay upstairs and get a view of all the... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very huge but well maintained and managed place. Far from the city right in the jungle next to the valley! only sound is the sound of the jungle.....we went end June/early july ....raining intermittently but awesome weather rest of the time... cloudy and misty. Stayed in canopy 1...awesome view from the bed itself...deck faces the valley and we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We definitely had a great time in the Forest Machan. Peaceful. Clean. Great Ambience. Good Food (need more nonveg variety). Unreal yet magical place to stay. Couldn’t ask for more. But to rain as it was a bit sunny on our first day. But this morning was really great with all rains and clouds. Thank you for all the help.... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Kadu, Thank you for taking time out to escape to The Machan. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We’ve made particular note of your request to broaden our non-veg spread and we do hope to achieve that with the introduction of our band new in-room dining options. It was a pleasure hosting both of you and... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Forest Machan, a nature lovers paradise – huge property, only thing that you can see in its vistas is greenery and hills. Not a single other property was visible from our room. The forest trek was thrilling crossing through a brook running through the property and the guide was well informed and helpful. Although a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall a good experience. The staff was friendly and cooperative. While they do not have electric kettle n tea supplies in room, they provided us with one as we wished to have bed tea before their kitchen opened. The service was slow n can be improved as can the menu . Aving said that , we had an enjoyable experience

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had planned this getaway way in advance and looked forward to it for a long time. Unfortunately i fell terribly ill the day before the trip. The management refused to accept the cancellation and or give us another night instead at any point of time. Really obnoxious and rude communication as well. Needed to vent about how people like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great get away. Specially after /during the monsoon season. A few forest-like trails and a brook running through the property. No wifi or phone connection. Play scrabble by the fire place. Love the room deco, views and luxurious bathtub too. Wish: the ceiling didn't leak drops on day 2 of the rains, for a bedside light, for better food (non... More 

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First learn to respect women and every customer then open a resort. It’s taken a year to finally be able to write about it , read below and understand why. It was one of the to go places in a blog and that is how we ended up going here. We met the owner there asa we reached and he... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this place is that while it only takes about one and a half hours from Pune to get there, once you’re in, you feel like you left civilisation far, far behind. The entire property is (no prizes for guessing) a series of Machans, built in a manner that minimises the effect it has the forest around... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Ardeshir, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. It was a pleasure to have you with us. Rest assured we shall continuously strive to better ourselves on all fronts including F&B so that guests such as yourselves have a truly special time at The Machan. We’re glad that you had a peaceful and relaxing time at The... More 

mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been itching to go back here and finally got my chance. This place always fills me with calm, awe, serenity and love... For us city dwellers, nature is what you read about as being destroyed! So to stay in a forest surrounded by trees, clouds, amazing views and the chirping of birds is my time to reconnect with... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear radz_radia, Thank you so very much for keeping us on your “go to list” and we’re glad you folks could step away from work an enjoy your entire trip this time around. Elated that you had the opportunity to explore our brand new Sunset Machans and that they were very much to your liking. We are so glad that... More 

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