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“Consider this last option to stay” 2 of 5 stars
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The Byke
M.G Road | District - Raigad, Matheran 410102, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Matheran
Vadodara, India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Consider this last option to stay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

our entire family had plan this trip to matheran , overall the trip was good but we had disgusting experience with the hotel ,

1.the day when we reached the food was horrible , we had to fill our stomachs by eating the desert, and from that ice cream was not part of the desert it was chargeable, everything there like kids zone , deserts , ice cream is chargeable, forget that to entertain guests they make you play housie even the tickets guests are suppose to buy on their own .

Taking bout the property , its very old basically they cannot charge so much for such an old property , the rooms and bathrooms were really in bad shape , they have a health club , which is nothing more than a dirty and dingy room. their health club gave me creeps

all i can say is we end up paying 4 star rates with 2 star facility . i strongly not reccomend this hotel to anyone. its facilities are very poor , the website is totally misleading . the actual picture is not so ,

There is Usha Ascot besides byke which looks lot better than this

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011 via mobile

It Was a let down.....Though the rooms were clean & the food though only Veg was not bad, the other facilities were almost non functional.Room charges are not cheap but facilities provided in lieu of that were not worth..
Swimming pool was very very dirty with scores of dead insects floating on the water & the pool floor & walls were lined with moss.After lot of pestering the pool floor was mopped the next day morning, still didn't feel like entering it.kids pool & water fountain didn't have a drop if water.reason given was lack of water.Their website didn't mention any of these problems infact it showed all facilities in working condition.The photographs in their website were totally misleading.May be they are meant to be used only on weekend or other rush days.
Found richi rich resort be much better with working pools and better priced...

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Bike Resort is an amazing resort. Loved the food. Lot of space around. Very peaceful. Me and my husband were very sad to leave. We stayed for 4 days and wanted to extend it by one day but the rooms were already booked in advance. There are lot of monkeys but they dont bother u much. Yes but during dinner they could be be a problem however a security person is stationed near the dining area who takes care of them. For the first time I have visited a resort which is so vast. I will definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

Byke to some extend is value for money - and if you are traveling as a huge family, it can work for you. I found too many kids around - due to which the whole place became very noisy. Rooms are decent, post-monsoons, there could be moisture trapped in the fabrics in the room. Since it is a veg-only place, you would find lot of such Indian families comfortable there, especially those who travel in big groups. Food is okay - basic and again as i said, veg only, unfortunately no experimentation with that. The swimming pool is small, but is good to get in - closes by 7 pm, which is sad. They also have a disco, at the time we went it was full of kids on the floor and it is amusingly decorated. Overall, you should be lucky to find peace there in a otherwise peaceful land of Matheran...

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

the resort is slightly in the interiors........but very well maintained and clean......nice and well furnished rooms.....awesome swimming pool and a pool 4 kiddies 2......the food is FABULOUS[only VEG and JAIN] and tasty........outdoor facilities can also be enjoyed like badminton and lawn tennis....and indoor games like table tennis,carrom,chess and pool..... the prices of the rooms are EXPENSIVE.....dats da place where u need 2 think and is kind of a thumbs down......but overall the place is GOOD.....:D

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

BYke is heritage property in the matheran ... it is spread over 7 acre area ... rooms are good , service also good ... resort have activity list to do , so even without going out for watching same points one can enjoy in resort itself ... negative point for hotel is that it is around 2-3 kms away from dasturi car parking area and second is that hotel serves only veg food ( though its good food) so nonvegitarian will find little disappointment .

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surat, India
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

We lost our phone within minutes of check-in. However, insptite of repeated please, the staff refused to carry out a thorough check. We had to finally deploy our own sources and the phone was recovered within 3 days of our leaving Matheran. However in the process we had to spend close to 4000/- rs.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: M.G Road | District - Raigad, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Byke is Matheran's first dwelling place. Built in 1854 by the discoverer of Matheran, Hugh Malet, then Collector of Thane , it is a heritage building that still stands majestically in all its pristine glory, personifying a heritage unparalleled, surrounded by the inheritance of 7 sprawling acres. In this wooded estate the first luxury Resort of Matheran, The Byke- A Hotel Retreat, has been blended with nature. ... more   less 
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