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“Nice Homely Environment”
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Woodside Hotel
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Pune
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Homely Environment”
Reviewed May 31, 2010

I was here in Woodside on 27th May for a couple of days with my family and relatives. As requested, we could get a cottage with two rooms - rooms were okay in terms of cleanliness and space. It was at a walkable distance from the central market (3/4 Km from station) without the usual hustle bustle of a marketplace. The good part of this hotel was the hospitality of the staff, the food (lunch & dinner) and garden in front of the hotel with a variety of games viz carrom, table tennis, badminton court, dart, swings etc
Not to forget the monkeys which kept us occupied. All in all a nice place to stay.

The best time to visit matheran would be during the months Oct to Jan (winter season) as summers are a bit hot and there is water & power shortage during summers.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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4 Thank Iyeron
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pune
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

Both the essential needs - room condition and food quality are strong points for this hotel. In addition to this they got very prime location also - near to railway stn and market.
Hotel has various types of rooms available to accomodate group or a couple also. I enjoyed 10 days stay. Its worth to stay !

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank dsushant
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kalyan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2010

Comments: Matheran is nice hill station very near to Mumbai. It is usually very crowded. We decided to visit Matheran in june second week when monsoon had just started. It was fog everywhere with few showers in between. We enjoyed our trip. We had booked to & fro toy train tickets. Hotel Woodside is a very nice place to stay with good food, nice rooms and lot of space to play for kids.
Best Experience: Thye rooms were well maintened and clean. Food was very good.
The staff was prompt and helping in providing service.
The food was like a home food,
We never found staying there was out of home as all staff is helfful.


Worst Experience: Nothing except monkey menace sometime.

  • Liked — Rooms were clean
  • Disliked — bit small
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank manoj_ch27
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Pune
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2010

Hotel Woodside is indeed a home away from home. Situated in the lush greenery of Matheran, it offers a splendid getaway from your day to day rush. The property is very beautiful and well maintained. The hotel has 5-6 small villas containing 3-4 independent rooms each. The rooms are quite well furnished and clean. Food served at the hotel is fabulous and the staff is very cooperative and well mannered. In all this place is highly recommended. We went there in Sept 09 and paid around 850/- per head + taxes. This included stay + lunch + dinner + breakfast. Definitely recommended.

Tips:
1)The hotel is a 20-25 minutes walk from the car park. So its advisable to hire a coolie to carry your baggage. (Rs. 50-100 depending upon the season and your bargaining skills)
2) Beware of the monkeys who can be really naughty.
Liked — Service and very helpful staff

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank Dipsy29051978
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Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2010

having read the reviews on the website i expected to find a good hotel, being a regular to matheran i decided to try a new property this time. however i am sorry to report i had a terrible experience. the room given to me was damp and moist. the walls were full of mildew and fungus due to the seepage of the rain water and there was a stink in the room. on check in we immediately informed the staff and were assured we would get a better room as soon as some other guests checked out. despite waiting for 3 hours the other room was still not made available so we checked out of this hotel and went to another hotel. i regret not booking at the regular property i always visit in matheran and as it was too late i had to go and stay at another substandard hotel, the only saving grace was the staff at woodside was cooperative and said they understood our problems, but were unable to solve them. this episode spoilt my short holiday to matheran as no other std hotel was available at short notice and we had to stay at an lodge/guest house, though even that was better than getting sick in the damp room at woodside

  • Liked — the staff cooperated with us
  • Disliked — the damp wet rooms
  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank singaporegirl26
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Pune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2010

Last month i.e. December 2009, I visited Matheran for the first time. I stayed at the Hotel Woodside. It is one of the finest hotel in matheran with very good view. The hotel welcomes the guest and offers one to enjoy the stay with non-stop fun, an excitement along with delicious and mouthwatering cuisines. It is one of the centrally located hotel with natural surroundings which are very much near to the railway station and bazaar (the market). The restaurant has a variety, quality and quantity of food that the guest is looking for and very delicious. All this facilities and homely atmosphere provided by the hotel is just for one to enjoy more and more. The hotel provides with AC room with television (with cable service), phone (intercom service) and many other facilities that a deluxe room can provide. The hotel has nice view of nature where one can go into dreams and a park children's to play along with indoor and outdoor games.

Talking about the staff, The staff there is over polite..and extermely friendly and helpful..they dont use the word 'NO'...if they dont have anything..they would get it for you..no matter what may be the consequence...provides true value for money..one of the awesome buget hotels in matheran..

On the whole I had a great holiday. I recommend the hotel woodside to anyone who is prepared for a bit of fun, peace of mind and adventure. If you don't stay @ hotel woodside, you shouldn’t be going to Matheran at all.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank PunePrasad
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Navi Mumbai
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2009

The staff there is over polite..and extermely friendly and helpful..they dont use the word 'NO'...if they dont have anything..they would get it for you..no matter what may be the consequence...provides true value for money..one of the awesome buget hotels in matheran..food is great...try butter chicken..they would charge you 120/- extra for non-veg meal...but it rocks..everything was great..good campus..good food..good service..a complete value for money package...i would surely give them a visit again...

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank princebhatia
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Property: Woodside Hotel
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
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Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
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Number of rooms: 16

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