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“Midst Nature” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MTDC, Matheran

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MTDC, Matheran
India
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16 reviews
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“Midst Nature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

MTDC Matheran is a wonderful place. Very peaceful and in middle of the nature. The main advantage is that it is near parking. But be ready to walk or take train till main matheran city. The near station from MTDC resort is Aman Lodge; from there one can take train to and fro of Matheran. We stayed for 3 days. Family rooms are bit far from reception area. Our experience was as in point..

1. Food was of good quality with limited range.
2. Rooms were neat and clean.
3. Staff was less of co-operative.
4. Monkeys are a real trouble. You can't leave your room open.

Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank FitFoodie6271
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Good Short Stay at MTDC Matheran this month , Hotel is at good location easy to reach, at this rate it is a good choice but suggested to book the room in advance if possible, Had gone for a short stay on 11 Jan with family, Family Room accommodates two children easily, No Room Service can't expect in such terrain, Restaurant Food was average but over all experience makes you forget all that.

Room Tip: Family and Deluxe Room are good
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Deep_Mum
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

About MTDC:
MTDC Matheran is located next to Dasturi Naka - the last point upto which vehicles are allowed.
The property is lush green, full of nature, serene and lots of space. The tidiness adds to the experience. We stayed in Family Suite and then in Shruti Villa. While Shruti Villa is top of the class offering at MTDC, we personally liked Family Suite as the same is located way away from main entrance with pin-drop-silence and with a direct view of Toy Train passing thru intermittently.


MTDC Staff:
Very courteous and friendly.

Connectivity to Main Matheran:
Aman Lodge station is hardly 2 minutes walk, from where one can take Shuttle (Toy Train) to Matheran. The shuttles have a frequency of 1 hour and tickets are issued about 45 minutes prior to the departure. The limited no. of tickets are issued restricted to the no. of seats available. Shuttles are very convenient mode and take about 10-15 mins to reach matheran while offering Valley view on the way. One can otherwise hire horses/rickshaw for this commute. However one of the most unique experience is reaching there walking- its about 25-30 mins walk on/along the Toy Train track with trees on both sides, sun light coming thru the trees and leaves falling, make it a memorable walk.

Market:
Footwears are good bargain with good quality and various designs.

Food:
Multiple options for basic Veg food. However one looking for fancy cuisines may be disappointed. Though food at MTDC is pretty ok however the service leaves lot to be desired. It would invariably take one hour for our order to be served during our stay there.

Local Sight-seeing:
There are various points offering multiple valley view. Further there is a lake and temple worth visiting in main Matheran. Panaroma and Mount Berry points are next to MTDC itself.

The key differentiator of this location of being a 'no vehicle zone' is sth which is its USP and provides ample opportunity to tourists to enjoy and submerge with the bounty which the nature offers.

Room Tip: Shruti Villas are good when budget is not a constraint - however pls see the room first prior to occ...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank TGaurav
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Best hotel in that location. The area is covered with lot of trees. The electricity sometimes goes off but it is an adventurous for those who dont want to spend time in TV. There is a lot of greenery . There are spacious rooms and very neat and clean and booking of the resort online is very easy. Instead of struggling for mini train for matheran, catch a mini train frm aman lodge (MTDC) to matheran scheduled every one hour.

Room Tip: The best room is Family Room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank vijay_sherla
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had visited MTDC Matheran in October 2012 for 2 nights/3 days as a couple. We had booked Deluxe room for our stay.
Good Things to mention -
1. This is a huge property as every MTDC hotels. Entire area is covered with lot of trees so it gives a nice cool feeling.
2. Rooms are huge and adequately maintained. One can not compare it with luxury hotel rooms, but rooms are clean and neat.
3. Staff is very helpful and polite here.
4. The very first thing you could see once you buy ticket for matheran near Dasturi Naka is MTDC hotel so if you are travelling by road, it is very well located.
5. The hotel is spread from Dasturi Naka entry point till Aman Lodge railway station. Now there is a shuttle which runs from Aman lodge to Matheran top which really helps. By train it is 10/15 mins distance, if you prefer walking it takes around 30 mins.
6. The hotel rates are certainly affordable.
7. The restaurant at MTDC is surprisingly serves excellent food though one may feel the prices are little high however food quality and service is good.
8. There is ample space to roam around after your lunch/dinner in the same premises so you are away from the Matheran market crowd.

All in all it is good place and we would certainly recommend it for people who are looking for short and budget trip.

Regards,
Ajay Doke

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Ajay D
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are on an adventure trip and don't want to spend too much on hotel rooms as you won't be there except for a short while, then economically MTDC is one of the best places to stay in. The staff are very helpful and their service is good, the rooms are not that great but clean and neat. We were mostly outdoors trekking. Breakfast is good. The rest of our meals we had outdoors. Its not too close to the market so peaceful and serene.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank lavinc2001
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed in this resort from 25th July to 28th July in Economy room. The resort looks big and quite located near to Dasturi naka. Its secluded place as it is 2.5 kms away from Matheran market. If you compare other market hotels, this resort is a plus. The rooms are OK. You can't expect luxury at the cost of economy rooms. The economy rooms are value for money.

The restaurant is serving average quality of food but serving in huge quantity. Overall it's good experience in MTDC matheran and will surely come back here.

Room Tip: Book Economy rooms. They are small but value for money.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank PrasadPardeshi
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Property: MTDC, Matheran
Address: Dist Raigad Next To Dasturi Naka, Matheran 410102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
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