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“Amazing Matheran” 4 of 5 stars
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Kasturba Road,Via Neral (Central Railway), Matheran 410102, India   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Matheran
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Amazing Matheran”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I have visited Matheran 5 times but it has always fascinated me.. the
fact that there are no vehicles allowed in this hill station makes it
an ideal place for a quite getaway.. Ofcourse a lot depends on the
hotel you choose and thats the reason why i have always chosen Regal
..
Unlike some other well know hotels which have DJs , Rain dances and
other noisy celebrations 365 days a year, Regal has always been a
quite family place.. The food here is really good although it is not
consistent.. The staff is generally courteous, although the manager
was not so friendly and cooperative.. You can sit in the verandah
reading a book, chatting or have a swim in the pool, play TT in the
games room or play badminton... We had stayed at the regal cottage
which was clean nice and spacious... Regal has an excellent location ,
it is 2 mins walk from the market and just about 5 mins from the
Railway station...
For weekend packages staring from 5k onwards, its a pretty good
deal...Quite place, family crowd, veg food, no drunkards, cleanliness
and friendly staff makes it a truly wonderful experience...
Dont forget to take a discount on the packages, at least they will waive off the tax component.. In monsoons and especially on weekdays, if you just walkin to the hotel you may get a better discount.
The weather in Matheran was chilly and the long walks,the horse rides
made it a lovely trip... U can go walking to the various points
giving spectacular views.. You can just go and sit at the lakeside ,
eating corn... Or just shop in the market which has greatly developed
over the years... You can buy Chappals, Purses and some antiques and
chikkis etc...
You can reach Matheran by road or by train. You can take a local train to Neral and then take the taxis which ply up to Matheran and take about 30 mins and they charge around 50/60 Rs. per head.. The only flip side is that you need to walk the 3/4 kms from the check naka to the market which can take 45 mins, or take a horse ride or the hand pulled rickshaws to your hotel.
You can also take the toy train (not available during 4 months of monsoon) all the way upto the Matheran market. But you need to book your tickets in advance for this toy train..

All in all its an amazing place.. The best time to visit is monsoon, but if u dont want to get wet. winter is also a nice time to be there..

Room Tip: All the rooms have a gr8 view except the basic rooms which adjoin the kitcen and the reception and a...
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

This is an excellent Hotel in the Matheran, Good Service, Good Foods, Flexible Packages. Good Hotel Premises for Children.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

The hotel has really effecient room service, which they have improved well, the ambience is also good and the food quality is excellent, if you are in matheran, they do dtay at regal

Room Tip: ask for regal cottage
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pune
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We visited at Regal on 11,12,13 June 2011. Me, wife and our child.
We really loved the hotel Regal with service, food quality, the cleaness, the all n all was a very good experience.

Good indoor and outdoor space for childerns.

The food quality is superb. Morning brakefast, Lunch, Dinner all the varity you needed.
They serve you very warmfully.

One should stay to Hotel Regal.

Thanks to Regal to make the trip with wonderful experience.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Room service is non-existent. Their thali is decent but everything else is strictly ok and overpriced. We would recommend the Byke buffet over Regal any day. Rooms become very cold at night and there is no way to regulate the temperature in your room due to centralized air conditioning. There is a lavatory right at the entrance of the dining hall, which leads to a rather unpleasant experience before and after meals.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Regal Hotel in Matheran is one of the oldest hotel in Matheran. It is said to have started in 1937 and is fairly close to the toy train station.

The overall ambience of the Hotel Regal transports you back to the olden days with quaint small cottages across. The only thing new about the place is the well maintained swimming pool which the kids can enjoy.

Apart from that the place does need a bit of refurbishing to come to terms with life. The evening entertainment shows are completely avoidable and its best to roam outside then to view these shows.

Food is traditional Gujrathi food and is worth a mention. They also provide Jain preparations. It is a purely vegetarian place like most of the places in Matheran.

Room Tip: Ask for the Deluxe Rooms near the pool
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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pune
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Regal Hotel is good for stay,food prices are high though. They serve good breakfast.Room service is quick. Cleanliness is good. It is bit far from the market place but you can enjoy peace around.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Regal Hotel

Address: Kasturba Road,Via Neral (Central Railway), Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Regal Hotel Matheran

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