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“Beautiful Nature”
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The Machan
Ranked #3 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Beautiful Nature”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

Simply superb nature,as if heaven on earth...lots of trees around,scene scenery and lots of birds.....it was a very nice experience to have a stay in this hotel with my wife....we had gone to celebrate our marriage anniversary...simply beautiful nature...we would like to visit this hotel again soon.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

i must say this place is so awsome and beautiful.
just seeing the location i fell in love with it, really a true beauty i must say.
there is greenary everywhere the weather is nice and cool. i spent so much time sitting out and just watching the nature around. its so calm and soothing.
the food is so good i kept craving for more.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

fantastic stay , the place, hosts , the staff ...everything was perfect ;-))

best part is that its untouched by overkill of civilisation and commercialisation and construction .... without the terrible 3 c's ...this place makes a tranquil , serene stay ....

the warmth of the hosts and staff make up beautifully for the cool windy weather thruout the year .... fantastic medley of the two !!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

the place is awesome. very good concept and the detailing of the place makes it all the more enjoyable. it was really unbelievable that in the month of may one would survive or rather enjoy without AC's..but it was worth the punt. The staff also was very cordial and mannered.

The area that needs improvement is the catering bit. for the price that we pay, there can be better supply of starters rather than telling guest that as per package we give only one plate and rest will be billed. it just lets you down.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

The location is fabulous. The Machan is built beautifully with great attention to detail. The staff was courteous and provided great customized service. The Machan is a must visit.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2010

"Celebration of our first wedding anniversary couldn’t have been any better for sure. It was worth every penny my husband spent. I would say his ‘perfect’ choice to the ‘T’. The food – awesome! So tasty that we couldn’t stop hogging. The Ambiance – what could one ask for more than silence, peace, nature and no mobile (network) coverage. No disturbance, a perfect romantic getaway for any couple. The Amenities – so well thought about the feminine sensitive skin (Biotique essentials). Availability of hot and cold water excellent! The Service – simply spell bound by the staff. They made out trip even more like an icing on the cake. And last but not the least, I thank the young entrepreneur with the great thought of the Dinner – ‘Candlelit’ on our private deck. Everything here made my anniversary priceless!"

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2010

we stayed at the machain 2 nights with our two young kids. it is a very nice place, but its useful to remeber that you are going away from city life. no acs, no tvs, no loud music and dancing. But its a spectacular view, very cool tempereture even in the blazing heat of may and some good service. we enjoyed it since we had no expectations. discount the wild life claims although you can hear a huge number of birds signing all day. carry your own telecopes / binocs - its one of teh few places where youc an use it. it must be even more spectacular in the monsson when the waterfalls start off.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Property: The Machan
Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lonavala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 67 Hotels in Lonavala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award-winning eco-resort in Lonavala. The Machan is a story of dwellings that rise above the forest floor and form a symbiotic relationship with their natural surroundings. All of its individual accommodations are floating in the air, with enchanting views and elegant rustic interiors. Its carbon footprint is minimal - with its energy generated solely through solar and wind. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 Drive from Mumbai (1.5 Hours from Pune), the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway. We invite you to take some time away from work and immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience. Reconnect with family, friends and loved ones in the comfort and privacy of this truly exclusive retreat. ... more   less 
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