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Cecil Hotel
Ranked #6 of 26 Matheran B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Hi Travellers,
I had been to this hotel on 15/03/14 for 2 nights 3 days package for extended weekend. The Hotel ambeience posted on their website look good. They need to improve a lot. There was a scarcity of hot water where time schedule was 7.00 am to 10.00 am but the water used to go off earlier by 7.30 am only. There was no cupboard in the hotel room. There was no intercom facility. You have to ring pooja ( bel - ghanti) and room service guys never used to visit. The outside ambeience from the hotel was too beautiful near to nature. Food was nice. But they should serve other Continental Dishes as well as they are only stick to gujrathi and jain food.

Our over all experience in the hotel was good. This is a nice place to relax.......and rejuvenite yourself.......

Room Tip: corner suites are good and very nice view....
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sonal B
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kitesh
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hi, I had been to Matheran last weekend with my family. This hotel is a little away from the main market, however, it is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are really nice and big. The hotel area has a very good lawn area with a badminton court and swings for children. Families and group of friends can have fun in the hotel premises itself. The food served was delicious. I really liked this place. Also, the hotel staff was very co-operative. They helped us transfer our lugage to Dasturi on the day we were leaving, cause we wanted to do some sight seeing before taking off. They even helped us arrange a cab back home.

I would really advice you to stay here if you are looking for a relaxing get away.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had an opportunity to stay at this hotel during our trip to Matheran. It was a wonderful experience. The hotel was basic but came with excellent service and experience. The staffs were wonderful and ready to serve you every time with a smile. We asked tea to be delivered early morning at 5.30 am… and they were dot on it..giving us a great start to the day. The manager was very helpful providing us various practical ideas how to spend our time in Matheran. All 3 meals were included. The food was delicious and quality was great. Though pure vegetarian (interestingly most of the hotels in Matheran are vegetarian) but there was good variety. We enjoyed every meal we had there. The hotel is located in quite location with a serene and peaceful environment. We would recommend this hotel to everybody who would like to enjoy take wonderful memories of their holiday back home

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ashraflakha
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a very beautiful place located in lush green surrounding.. Old vintage style houses. I went here with my family. That time the renoavation work was going on.. Sure this will be much better place once renovation is over.

Its located between Dasturi and Market. Its a wonderful place if you are going to relax and not wondar around much; as it is quite far from most of the points in matheran.
Staff is very courtious, food was okay..

Room Tip: Better check the rooms available once you reach at the hotel and then select the one.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank ShashankChavan
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We (family of 4) stayed at Cecil in Matheran for a relaxing and very enjoyable weekend. The property is fantastic with kids playground area and villa style heritage accommodations. It gives a very unique feel to the hotel. Food was absolutely delicious. Breakfast, lunch. and dinner is pure vegetarian and staff is very happy to accommodate your requests. Owner is a charming gentleman and managers are helpful. Rooms were decently clean and recently painted it seems. Would highly recommend this place to families and groups for holidays in matheran.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Shreelekha M
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Guys,

Please don't book rooms for this hotel online. Visit the hotel 1st. Many rooms are available. This hotel is full of greenery. natural beauty but rooms are not up the mark.Toilet,bathrooms are not good. they are charging 2500 rs for 1 room(includes snacks,lunch,dinner). Manager is so co-operative.He told me on phone to not to book online. Come visit place and book online. I didn't select this hotel when i saw rooms yesterday. I checked another hotel- Spring wood heritage.I paid 1750 rs for 1 room(excludes food). It was worth for it. they have magic show and DJ in evenings on weekends.Rooms were clean and it has AC and boiler.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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2  Thank Rahul R
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Additional Information about Cecil Hotel

Address: Chinoy Road | Via Neral, Karjat Taluka, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Matheran
Price Range: $61 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cecil Hotel, Matheran is a Heritage Hotel constructed in the year 1950. Having been recently renovated and rejuvenated, it still maintains its charm of its era! Being a ground floor structure, it is an accessible hotel based in a sprawling area of 5.5 acres of land, lush green and quite for the ultimate tranquil holiday experience. The hotel consists of 25 rooms, including 3 bungalows and also a large dining room where the guests are served the most delicious vegetarian cuisine. The hotel also caters to the music savvy generation by providing an in-house dance floor and DJ. ... more   less 
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