This is one of the oldest and hence biggest property in Matheran. From the front door , you have to walk around 200Mtrs to reach main area. We stayed in Odessy rooms which are like Duplex. Its good for 4-6 adults and 1-2 kids. Room is spacious and bathrooms were clean though bedsheets were not clean which were replaced immediately when we asked for it. We stayed in #136, it didn't have any pool view unlike some other category rooms. But then that was the reason it was very quiet in the evening while other rooms were near pool and DJ room and you can hear music till 10 or 10.30 in night (its individual preference here). Food was disappointment , it wasn't very tasty. We wish, we could have tried some other places for same. They also don't have tea maker and we had a infant, so every few hrs we had to ask them to get hot clea water, which we got without any issue. Overall a good place except minor hygiene and food taste issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Byke is Matheran's first dwelling place. Built in 1854 by the discoverer of Matheran, Hugh Malet, then Collector of Thane , it is a heritage building that still stands majestically in all its pristine glory, personifying a heritage unparalleled, surrounded by the inheritance of 7 sprawling acres. In this wooded estate the first luxury Resort of Matheran, The Byke- A Hotel Retreat, has been blended with nature. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Byke Hotel Matheran