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The Machan

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We seen on trip advisor about the best hotels in for a breakaway and we found this gem it was an amazing drive no signals or signs to reach there but we some how found the place booked for a sunset machan and was not disappointed with the view or the setup went with a family of 4 and was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Sunset Machan during the rainy season. Booking was smooth. The hotel is very rigid on check in and check out timings. The room was big and interiors really beautiful. The bathtub in the balcony is nice although during rains its difficult to use the tub because the balcony is not fully covered with a roof.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading lots of review i had decided to celebrate my wife`s birthday here.So already packed by lots of activity for 2days. After day activity we headed for Machan. Its rainy season and awesome surrounding we checked in very late around 8 . We lost our way to machan because of fog we can`t able to see the sign board.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To begin with, from the moment we entered The Machan premises everything about it spelled 'care' and 'attention to detail'. I loved the fact that (yes, I love reading all handy books) this is a place built on the values of conservation and a genuine love for ecology and building a strong local community. And it shows. In the surrounding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

........thats about it!!! We stayed at the Jungle Machan and the Jungle Machan Plus ( the one with two rooms) The Machans are very tastefully done in wood and glass. One of them had a bathtub on the deck, and the other had an outdoor bathroom, under the trees. The view from the deck is absolutely gorgeous, you cant get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a weekend at this property . Really liked the way the Machans are constructed . We were in a jungle Machan with accommodation for four and two washrooms including a tub and shower in the open . All very well done up. At the first glance I would have given it 5 stars . What brought it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Was in machan few days back. overall a decent property but one must be clear on what to expect if you go there. Lots of peace, tranquility and nature. Saturday Sunday the road leading to Machan around Lonavala will be completely packed so please plan travel time accordingly. If you plan to reach there early please do confirm early checkin... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I had gone to the Machan for my first anniversary in the December of 2015 for 2 nights. My wife had looked up the place and I had gone along with her choice. The drive to the resort is pretty good. It goes past the Bhushi Dam in Lonavala and its a very scenic drive. Although, driving past Bhushi dam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Was lodged in the Forest Machan. Beautiful view from the rooms. Nice place to enjoy the rains. Rooms are maintained well. Food service and spread at the restaurant have scope for improvement. Time taken for room service is alarming. Definitely needs improvement. A different place than the normal luxury hotels. Will definitely recommend for the peace & tranquility it provides... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

They have created ~machans using mechanical foundations. At times it does give a feeling of being in air, with a view to the valley. They use solar set up for power needs, which is cool. but that means limited supply. Food was okay. A guided jungle tour around the surrounding jungle was nice. Thats about it !! For me, a... More 

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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 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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