Matheran is the oldest vacation spot for Mumbai, with mass family tourism swamping this little calm village.
Riviera is one of those family hotels (as a matter of fact, there are hardly any hotels that are not),
cottage-style room accommodation, situated in a verdant environment, with parks and sports facilities, mainly for kids but also for the rest.
The pool is large, has a little kitschy waterfall (pun intended) and is generally well-maintained and there is also a shallow kiddie section to it.
The rates are offered in packages with all meals included and which is what makes the rates pretty attractive and economical.
A vast majority of the clientele is Gujarati (which is the case for most of Matheran, for the uninitiated) , which would explain why the food is pure vegetarian and why Gujarati food figures so promptly in all their menu.
The suite rooms have just been done up and are good (though I would still rate their best as average), the rooms in the other categories vary from good to mediocre and the decor reeks of thoughtless, super-rapid, mass construction.
The service though, despite the cheerfulness of the staff, remains pathetic, you probably will never get anything unless you have called thrice and insisted in not so polite expressions and all room service seems like a terrible favour being done to you.
The good thing is however, the location. Located right in the main market of Matheran, it is within reasonable walking distance from most of attraction, half an hour away from Dasturi, the point where cars stop and Eco-friendly sensitivities take over.
On the whole, choose the hotel of the location and for the food, if you like the "meals included in the package" variety of hotels. It is fun for kids and the family though, with lots of little activities like magic shows and sports activities and a little dance floor too. Though of course, it is not very different from most other hotels that offer the same.
Average hotel !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ajmera group institutes its courtesy arm Adamo, derived from a Latin word which means ‘to fall in love with’ in the realm of hospitality. Adamo hospitality announces with pride that since a decade we have fostered happiness of countless Guest’s under our brand “Adamo The Village” a Heritage Property with an only aim to provide impeccable services and unparallel facilities which has been achieved and is consistently being delivered.Adamo The Village itself speaks Atithi padharo mare ghaam….. to the countryside nestled in the lap of nature Matheran. Simplicity and royal touch of interiors has been intricately carved to suit our valuable guests in search of a rustic habitat and a rendezvous with Nature…. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Matheran