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The Machan

8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala 401401, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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The Machan
Ranked #1 of 55 hotels in Lonavala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from Machan. Last minute bookings got us one night in Machan, and one night in what they call Cabin. Loved both ...infact cabin more despite having low expectations viz. machan. cabin was a real jungle experience. Great Place....well done (completely underdone and thats the beauty). Its obvious that rampant construction is on (well hidden behind green curtains)... More

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Mumbai
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22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Forest Machan over a long weekend. It was a good break from the hectic life of Mumbai. However, it isn't one of your normal luxury breaks and therefore not for everyone. One should know what to expect. It is an eco resort (at least at this point in time) with a good location in a forest,... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the perfect spot,away from the hustle and din of Lonavala,this property deserves accolades for excellent location,great views and amazing hospitality.We stayed at one of the canopies and it was one of the best getaways I ever had.Romantic,secluded and quiet,the canopy overlooked the green ridge and was spacious with lots of natural light.Made of eco friendly products(windmills,solar panels etc),it... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is beautiful, the staff so sincerely nice, caring and helpful. The lodging is designed with very good taste that one rarely finds in hotels. Sleeping in such a beautiful scenery, not seen and not seeing anyone, but just birds and nature is something that cannot be described.

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Irvine, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Machan is the ideal vacation getaway if you always loved nature but do not care for living in tents or sub standard accommodations. The tree houses have all of the modern conveniences minus a few. The ambiance is so breathtakingly beautiful that no one would want to go back to the rat race of TVs, phones, or the internet... More

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Bangalore, India
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36 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this gorgeous setting last week. The drive to this fabulous resort was interesting. There are no signs on the road.. But the moment you turn the left from the Cloud9, you keep watching for the Two white washed stones and then a private access road. It was surprising that we have driven past this road many times to Hilton... More

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VH03, General Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear AJose012, Thank you kindly for taking the time out to share such detailed review of The Machan. We’re glad that our Machans and the service team were to your liking. Monsoons at The Machan are a complete transformation and there is an explosion of life. Seeing as how you folks are frequent visitors to these parts we’re sure to... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Perhaps an amazing place for the nature lovers all around. The cottages are made in the best possible way to make the guestscomfortable with all the world class toileteries and other facilities at the hotel. At the night one can keep sitting outside his/ her cottage gazing at the skly like never before. Unexpectedly the food also turned out to... More

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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

To find a place that's pristine and untouched so close too Mumbai is simply unheard of. But it's true. Such a place truly exists and it is called the Machan, Lonavla. I was looking for a place to celebrate 5 years of blissful marriage with my partner and somebody recommended the Machan. I looked at their website and found it... More

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VH03, General Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Deb_Sen81, We are humbled that you chose to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary at our Canopy Machans. Your compliments regarding the food shall be passed onto the cooks and I'm sure they will be thrilled. The Private Bonfire and Wish Lantern you mentioned in your review are a quite a hit with all the Romantics that visit The Machan... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

we visted machan as we had heard about it since a long time . just sit in the homsted and enjoy the cool breeze. It is a ideal place for a family to teach there kids true value of power and electricity which we take for granted .It was a beautiful experiance to live without a tv and just be... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited Machan for our second anniversary. We wanted to celebrate in a peaceful and serene atmosphere and Machan proved the perfect option. 1) Location - Just 15-17 km from Lonavala, Machan is the ideal weekend gate away from Mumbai 2) Accomodation - The resort's Machan's or tree houses are beautiful, spacious and tastefully decorated. The best feature is the... More

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VH03, General Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Trupti, We are so glad that you had a pleasurable experience at our Canopy Machans during your Anniversary. It was our pleasure to have you with us on such a special occasion. Our hope is that you shall give us another opportunity in the near future to try and impress you this time around with our home style meals.... More

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Additional Information about The Machan

Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala 401401, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 55 hotels in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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