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“A beautiful stay in the tiniest hill station in the world” 5 of 5 stars
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Chinoy Road | Via Neral, Karjat Taluka, Matheran 410102, India   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 Matheran B&B and Inns
Mumbai
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A beautiful stay in the tiniest hill station in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had a family weekend trip. Is an excellent hotel in a quiet corner of Matheran. Does not have any 5 star comforts, but is a sweet little spot with friendly staff and a personal touch. More than value for money. The rooms are a bit old, but decent (renovation work is on at the hotel, which should definitely improve the rooms).

Ideal for families and groups as there is plenty of space to sit together and have a gala time. The quality of food (only veg) is excellent and wholesome. The staff is very happy to feed you and make you feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Needs a few things
1) A dash of paint
2) Hot water on tap

If that is provided this would be great place to stay
It has perfect location. Service is adequate. You feel you are at hill station and not in some business hotel downtown

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The rooms are spacious and outside open space is huge. If you want that at any cost, then make up your mind to come here. If you don't mind dirty and torn sheets; if you don't mind lack of cleanliness, you may come here. If you just want a bed to sleep and a bucket to have bath, you may choose Cecil.
Other wise not and a big No.
No value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Rooms were very spacious and clean.. All basic facilities available and the british-era look of the rooms got us super impressed! Food(Lunch and dinner) were awesome.. though the breakfast was disappointing.. Service was nice.. a little away from the market.. so highly recommended for couples and friends. May be not the best place to be with kids.. but can serve just fine. Very quite and a beautiful hotel.. dont get depressed to see the entrances.. they r not that good!
Downside: No running hot water in our room.. not-so-good breakfast.. thats it.. overall it deserves a second visit!! :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Will visit again...!
If you like huge spaces, old style living and looking for a quiet peaceful break then Cecil is the place.
If your kids like to play outdoors then Cecil is the place.
If you like (or can manage with) pure veg food (served hot), then Cecil is the place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Rooms are huge. Too spacious and the food is also good. Only thing is if you need assistance, there is no room service bell. You need to go out and search for the attendant. even the location is good with lot of space around.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Cecil Hotel

Address: Chinoy Road | Via Neral, Karjat Taluka, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cecil Hotel, Matheran is a Heritage Hotel constructed in the year 1950. Having been recently renovated and rejuvenated, it still maintains its charm of its era! Being a ground floor structure, it is an accessible hotel based in a sprawling area of 5.5 acres of land, lush green and quite for the ultimate tranquil holiday experience. The hotel consists of 25 rooms, including 3 bungalows and also a large dining room where the guests are served the most delicious vegetarian cuisine. The hotel also caters to the music savvy generation by providing an in-house dance floor and DJ. ... more   less 

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