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“The Finest Among All In Matheran” 4 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
Kalyan
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“The Finest Among All In Matheran”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

The Byke is one of the finest hotels I have ever visited in my life.
The Rooms and the surroundings are Super-Clean, the Service is excellent but the cost is a bit high. The hotel is located around 20minutes from Matheran Station. I would definately Recommend it all the people.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 March 30, 2010

Great Food. Period.

It seems everything else was chargeable. They kept feeding us throughout the day which was good.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

The Byke is one of the oldest hotels in Matheran. The hotel is well spaced out with lot of open space.

The rooms are pretty spacious with decent ameneties. The meals are bundled with the room charges and hence it reduces one's flexibility to go in for a-la-carte meals or eat outside.

The swimming pool was dirty and was poorly maintained. The rooms had a row house kind of a structure with an open balcony in frront of the room (good place to enjoy a drink in the evening)

  • Liked — Lot of open space
  • Disliked — Dirty Swimming Pool
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

The hotel landscaping was nice. But the rooms and furniture were not upto the mark. Definitely not like the pictures they show on their website. The TV was a nice LCD though.

Food was served near the 'poolside' but was not well organised. It was a crowded collection of plastic chairs and tables put together. There were too many monkeys in the hotel..Can't understand why someone would keep an outdoor-only eating arrangement with monkeys around. The monkeys would pounce on any of the dining tables and take food and run! I don't know about the others but this wasn't my idea of adventure! Even during other times, it was impossible to move around the hotel due to the monkey nuisance.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

We went to Matheran on a long weekend (1) to get away (2) our anniv was around the corner. We chose Byke after reading a few reviews and after getting first hand inputs from a friend. Over all we were not dissapointed.
The rooms were OK - a reminder of what may have been an illustrious past. But they were clean. Room service did not change the bedsheets every day, but they changed the towels. The food was great. The evening entertainment programs were the highlight. Very relaxing. My family had a great time.

Matheran itself is very beautiful and serene. Must see/do - early morning sunrise, A horse safari and some adventure sports at Honeymoon Point/ Louisa Point.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

Its a very good hotel to stay in with your near and dear ones. All the required facilities are provided ranging from swimming pools, great food to fun activities so that you can have lovely time with your family / friends. A bit pricey, but considering that it is such a great hotel, its worth it.

Stayed October 2009
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

We went to matheran to celebrate my Birthday.
It was a nice stay. The food was very good.
We faced some problems with the AC. The staff changed our room. In the other room the geyser was not functioning properly.
But we managed.
The disco is cool. They play good music.
Overall an OK experience

  • Liked — The ambience
  • Disliked — The service and quality of room
  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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