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Kanpur
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Sunset Machan (S1) for 2 nights in the first week of January 2017. The check in time is 2.00 p.m. We reached there just around 12.00. All meals need to be pre- booked. We had booked veg lunch for 2 pax. We were greeted by friendly staff at the reception who briefed us about the place...

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3Thank Nishi_pat
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those in the family who love nature, peace, walking, stargazing, yoga, quality time with family - this is an ideal place. The architecture of the Machans is pure inspiration, spacious, including glass walls, wonderful views. Meals are under the trees with the hill as backdrop. The food in the buffets is good. I feel it works to keep to...

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3Thank FrancesSinha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set beautifully in the Forrest ... note Forrest it ain't no jungle these fantastic structures makes you admire the courage it took to erect... I arrived in time for lunch to be greeted by some very pleasant smily faces who were quick to give a warm hello ... tick us off the register ..take the deposit ... tell us the...

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2Thank umashan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Machan is the best family get away at Lonavala. The beautiful n well equipped tree house cottage's are very well planned to meet all your needs even when you're deep inside the forest on one of the hills at Lonavala. Machan is bound to give you and your loved ones the real touch of nature at its best. The...

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2Thank ChaitalB
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Machan in last week of October this year and were amazed by the mesmerising experience. It is very serine and is situated in a lovely location, away from all the noise. Food is great and staff very helpful.

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2Thank Prashant K
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, Friends. Past so many holidays I was not penning down my experience to the places I visited,but this property again made me write about. It's simply outstanding place ideally for one day stay in monsoons and summers, but one can opt for two night stay in winters as what we did. Monsoon may attract more insects and summertime may...

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4Thank D0shi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing stay at The Machan , had booked the Heritage Machan and the view was to die for !! Superb & well executed concept , loved the rooms , the property and everything was amazing. The food was delicious and tasted like home cooked. Service was courteous though a little slow , but am not complaining. No cell reception or...

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Thank keith d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two most intriguing features of The Machaan are its location and its rooms. The resort is setup in the middle of a jungle! Don't worry, no dangerous predators on the prowl. Though its location is a boon for those staying there, it becames a bane for those trying to get there. IT'S NOT EASY LOCATING THE MACHAAN even via...

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Thank Arjan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atlast!!!! We were here. Thank you Machan. It was an Amazing Experience. Great hospitality. Wonderful Food. Wish we could stay Longer. Will surely come back to The Machan!! It was Our 1st Wedding Anniversary & My Wives Birthday & It Surely was a Memorable One. Thank you, Sunny Kamble

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2Thank Sunny K
Pune, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place along with my colleagues for team building and my first impression is Wow what a place !! You are totally off from hustle bustle of daily life so get very good space for self reflection. Rooms are amazing and you feel like sleeping in jungle but actually in star accommodation. There is conference room...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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 floating in the air, with enchanting 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 

Additional Information about The Machan

Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
Location: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Price Range: $125 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“For couples, opt for the Sunset machans esp S1”
 of 5 bubbles Nishi_pat, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms are on stilts facing the valley with their own privacy. Heritage cottage is the largest and has its own private parking....”
 of 5 bubbles rajan2905, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All Rooms are fine, but plan to go with BIG group n take some activities along.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I stayed in Forest Machan with excellent view”
  • View from room, large glass panes ensure you are amidst nature all the time
  • room set up - one at lower and one at upper level in Forest Machan
  • View from the sitting deck of our Machan
  • One small stairs going on upper level, having a queen sized bed
 of 5 bubbles rksdot, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Jungle machans are on lesser elevation,forest machans are higher, canopy and sunset machans are independent structures.”
 of 5 bubbles AaditiJL, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
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