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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matheran is easy to get to as long as you like a good walk. A train to Neral from Bombay (try to get a Karjat-fast), then a 20-minute taxi ride to Dasturi (Rs 400 if you book the full taxi), then a good 105-minute walk to that grand colonial villa called The Verandah in the Forest. If you have too...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

a royal place with excellent rooms , and the dining area fantastic with amazing crockery, the breakfast, food is also good, there is a small store selling neemrana products far from the station and the market

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice 2 hours walk from the parking area. Located very close to the Echo Point. The hotel is true to its claim, colonial property located amidst the forest and stands isolated. The standard is pretty high and the food (depending on your taste) is also good. Every time I will goto Matheran, It's truly a gem in this...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost why should one visit neem rana at all.from the beginning where car drops you to inside 5 kms where you either go in hand rikshaw or mules or walking everywhere its red dust and dust only.literally one has to put towel on ones face. As far as varanda in the forest hotel is concerned cuts a small...

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Peacehaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the nicest hotels that I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Fantastic room and very helpful service. The setting in the forest is magical. It is very quiet and peaceful. The food was lovely and the beautiful big dining room table was very sociable - it was good to meet the other guests. It...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matheran was a very unique experience, and Verandah in the Forest was the perfect accommodation. It is a stunning old colonial property. We had the hidden room out the back and were very happy with the stunning outlook into the forest. My tip - ask for the Indian menu.

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Lovely staff .....enjoyed our stay but Matheran town is boring....... Nice relaxing place food is ok ok can be better specially dinner It is clean well maintained not 5 star be careful of manager .....he calls the horse and carriage guys found it a bit expensive when you request the manager

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Phone signal is absent completely (no beep beep), there is no noisy TV, no distracting WIFI, no egoistic AC. But there is a gorgeous verandah, a charming tree house, hammocks to lounge in, heaps of board games and books to browse. You choose! All your time is yours alone in this magnificent bungalow! It is most certainly on our 'to...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had stayed here for two days in two different rooms in November. It is 45 minutes away from Matheran parking area (if you go by horse), situated in a quiet corner of Matheran away from the hustle bustle. It is a beautiful heritage property and takes you back in time. Charlotte Lake, Sunset Point and Lord’s Point is 10...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

As an expat in Bombay, we used to go there with friends and kids. It reminded me of my Grand mothers house. So much charm, lost in the forest... Comfort is fine but not a five star. Food is good but not outstanding. It is just that overall feeling that everything comes from early 20th century. Grandma could pop into...

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The paths once cleared by the British in the forests of Matheran, making it the last British hill station have acquired a new identity as the place where Bombay’s movers and shakers which include filmstars and businessmen come to spend a few quiet and peaceful days.Perched atop the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Chug up in a toy train, trot, or arrive in a palanquin, past gigantic mansions built by the British, the Parsis, and the Bohras. The Verandah in the Forest was the second house to be built on the isolated Western Ghats, by Captain Barr. Now, with every facility in place, it is reputed to be second to none! Indeed, the nobility of the proportions of The Verandah bring civilizational honour to the Sahyadri ranges. Lounge like never before in this verandah of your dreams. Read under the highest domestic ceiling you would have known in the salon – 12 metres/35 feet high. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Link your planet with your own two feet.Find space for more space in your mind. Or lose yourself to find yourself anew.Long after you return, you will wonder who would have dared to sprawl out such a tree-home space in such spell-binding wilderness? ... more   less 

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Address: Barr House | Matheran, District Raigarh, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range: ₹ 4,212 - ₹ 7,554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The corner room called Chinoy is the quietest. All the rooms on the top level that open out into the grand verandah are great.”
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“Rooms upstairs on the verandah”
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“Verandah level Rooms are the best - Sassoon most recommended!”
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