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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were planning to celebrate our 19th anniversary at some good hotel or resort.. I had read about this place in newspaper few years ago, just at the spur of the moment I searched this place on net, found it ..read various reviews .. all were surprisingly great and excellent.. then I booked 'the jungle Machan" for one night i.e.for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location in the midst of tense forest area. The wooden cabins are class apart. Some of the cabins (provided you are at jungle machan or heritage machan rooms) have glass roofs which at night gives a fabulous view of the sky while sleeping. The fact that mobile connectivity is sporadic is good news as you can relax totally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been along with my husband to The Machan for a 2 night stay in the last week of April. I must say it was a real weekend getaway. Devoid of the hustle bustle of the city, this resort gave us the peace and serenity required. The canopy machan is the ideal treehouse for couples. A spectacular view and privacy... More 

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

The Machan is an incredible place if you are the type who likes to be close to nature and enjoys solitude. The rooms are amazing, up a tree, with complete glass walls. In fact our room had a couple of branches coming in thru the floor. We truly liked the idea of a resort being self reliant on electricity. Of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Machan in the first week of May with my family for the weekend and came back sorely disappointed. To begin with the road leading up to the Machan where it deviates from the main road will test all the boasts of your car manufacturer along with your driving skills. A trench has also been dug up... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Sidsu, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We’re very disappointed to hear that your experience was a great departure from that of our other guests. Let me personally apologise for you having to request that your loft bed be made on the first night. This was an oversight on Housekeeping’s part and you should not... More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had booked the Forest Machan here.Its a nice suite kind of a room.The architecture is very Scandinavian and reminded me of Finnish cottages. A 200 sq feet sundeck opens to superb views with lovely sunrises and sunsets. I loved the bathroom of this place-as big as some Mumbai apartments.They have an open air rain shower in the bathroom which I... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing place is 2 to 2.5 hours drive from mumbai.we spotted this beautiful resort while surfing on the net.we wanted a break where we could spend some lonely time far away from the maddening life of delhi.YES this place really catered all our needs.No tv no internet no phone calls.we were in the jungle all surrounded by trees,the only... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful decision to select Heritage Machan for our family (sisters, wife, kid and self - 5 of us)! A truly refreshing experience to get close to nature. Whist all 17 machans overlook some part of the valley and have glorious views, what makes the Heritage truly special is the 3-tiered tree house feel. The middle deck (see pic)... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Mahesh, It was truly a pleasure hosting your family at The Machan and we do hope you've found a home away from home. In particular, we're so glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday trip at The Machan and we wish her many many more to come. Thank you very much for the kind and encouraging words, its truly heart-warming... More 

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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clarification - this review is based on my sister who travelled in April 2015. I am writing this to help other people. These are purely her words on the stay and experience. The beauty of the machan:  Located in centre of valleys and hills makes us feel of being in heaven. The staff is very cooperative.  It was my brother-in-law's birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would describe this place as "pleasantly unique". Don't go by the pictures on the website because honestly the place is more beautiful than pictures can capture. I have been to international trips and trust me this meets those standards through and through. The staff is so well informed about flora and fauna, the history of the place, their commitment... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Swastika, Thank you for taking time out to escape to The Machan. Your kind words mean a lot to us and we are so glad that you felt our Machans were of an international standard and our staff well informed and diligent. We take pride in the fact that we are taking strides not only to minimise carbon emissions... More 

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