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Gujarat Bhavan Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Certificate of Excellence
Vadodara, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Love to come back again and again.”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

We booked this hotel when we first travelled to Matheran in 1998.
The Service and Food is Excellent. Ever since then we Went to Matheran 5 times and were tempted to stay in the same hotel, and Each time we have experienced the consistency in the service and the Food is the best in Matheran. We visited this hotel again in June 2011 and were happy to find that they have renovated the dining hall and the Kitchen.

Centrally located, Close to the Bazar Peth

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Vadodara, India
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

Hi,

I have been to Gujarat Bhavan Matheran during May 10th to 13th 2011 (3 days) with Family of 5 members. I must say that it was a very enjoyable stay at Gujarat Bhuvan since our arrival to departure. The Room service was good, Food was EXCELLENT, Swimming Pool was clean and worth taking a dip, Staff was very good specially Bharat Bhai (Manager) and Mr. Umesh Dubbal (Owner)...

The newly constructed Dining Area is really clean and spacious, we also love the Pool side Dinner arrangement too. The also serve Very good breakfast in the morning with a Gujarat Thali in Lunch which is really very delicious.

The arrangements made by Hotel Management for Puppet Shows and Magic Shows after Pool side dinner is also enjoyable.

This hotel is a MUST VISIT and PERFECT MATCH for Gujarat Families...

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2011

We booked few rooms at this property for family & friends stay at this property in first week of March 2011. The experience was very bad and frustrating. Cleanliness and maintenance of
the rooms is a MAJOR problem. NEVER prebook the rooms at this hotel. We learnt that this
hotel offers huge discounts (as high as 50% on card rate) to walkin travellers who negotiate a bargain. The food is reasonably good, although level of hygine is pretty LOW. This is a one star property that prebooks the rooms at 3 star prices. And, bedbugs is a menace in rooms.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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11 Thank HKPALAN
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HarshD, Owner at Gujarat Bhavan Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2011
Dear Sir,
Till date we have never ever received a complaint of bedbugs from any of our guests and we are sure there never were and guarantee there are no bedbugs in any of our rooms. Regarding tariff we are very strict and have a fixed tariff of off-season, semi-season & season. I can openly challenge that you won't find a single guest billed below our card rate, you can any time around the year ask all our guests staying at our hotel what tariff we charged them and if you find the tariff different then our card rate then we'll make your stay free.

Regards,
Umesh Dubal.
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2011

Being a Gujarati, Gujarat Bhawan was our sure shot choice for our two-day excursion this Valentine’s day. This hotel is not far from the station and market place as well. Rooms & Bathrooms are of fair size but I have serious doubts on cleanliness and maintenance, I would rate it low on these parameters. Hotel has got a good compound and a small swimming pool too again not clean. Gujarati Thali here is good for the ones who prefer such food, it was good for us. There are tourist spots in Matheran like Sunset, Echo etc. to which one can easily reach from this hotel by walking or by using horses. Since we are from Mumbai the Climate here is a good break for us. Overall I would not recommend this hotel in case you are looking for a luxurious break although for the price we paid our stay was acceptable.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2010

We booked for the hotel looking its profile in the net. Its not much far from stn. Good spread of the area. The garden at the entrance & other playing area are nice . Very quite area as far as relaxation is concerned. Food is good & tasty, but needs to have variety items during dinner time than what looks like a regular thali.Swimming pool was dirty.As such the water was cold (winter time) so no question of swimming but in summer this is strict no no.The toilets had awful smell initially which went only on 2nd day. The exhaust fan dos'nt work. The fan in the room was dirty with spider coming down. Room service is good Overall average.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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3 Thank chetanjvira
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Mumbai
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2010

good gujrati food, simple rooms, good service, clean rooms.
opt for rooms facing pool side, they are more spacious.
be prepared to walk in matheran or ride on horses, as cars are parked at a place called dasturi,
try a ride in the mini train - slow but fun

  • Stayed May 2010
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Navi Mumbai, India
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2010

We go to MTDC hotels whereever they are available and on our previous visits to matheran we had stayed at MTDC matheran.However this time since MTDC matheran is under renovation,we had to look for some other hotel.
We had heard a lot about Gujarat Bhavan in matheran,especially about its unlimited delicious food and magic shows.So we decided to book in advance for our stay in matheran.The booking can be done in mumbai itself.Their person comes to your residence and collects the money and confirms your booking.
We reached Neral early morning and took a mini train which goes to matheran from neral.Gujarat Bhavan is at awalkable distance from station.We got a room which was neat and clean with two double beds.
The hotel has a swimming pool which is clean.The dining hall is open throughout the day and you get unlimited breakfast, lunch,evening snacks,and dinner.
there are table tennis tables also,play park for kids,etc.We were shown a magic show also one evening.
All in all it was an enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Gujarat Bhavan Hotel

Property: Gujarat Bhavan Hotel
Address: M.A. Road, Matheran 400067, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gujarat Bhavan Hotel was built in 1975. We are one of the best and oldest hotels in Matheran. We are proud to offer our guests a multitude of services and amenities, including swimming pool, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor games and pure vegetarian food that will have you coming back again and again. We have maintained greenery so well that you will feel relaxed away from the concrete jungle. Each and every room is well furnished to make your stay comfortable. We have a highly motivated team to make your trip a memorable one! ... more   less 

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