I first stayed in Cecil in 2003 and now after 11 years! Some things have changed and some not! Now, the hotel is renovated and so that retro feel is somewhat gone. But it's the location and the surroundings are still the same! It is little away from the market but not quite! The calmness that fills the air enters your mind as well. This is the best part of this hotel, just unforgettable!
Since it is in the middle of the jungle please do not have high expectations about the rooms being mirror-clean! The food is delicious to say the least! (It's a pure veg hotel, by the way - Gujarati style). For "recreation" you can play carom, badminton, there are some swings and slides (for the kidos, I guess!)
For me, it fits in the story of Matheran - Walk till you drop and then return to this calm place and eat the delicious food till you sleep on the dining table itself! Wah!
- 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