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Goa, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its an amazing vacation place with family! The staff makes you feel at home! Beautifully done up rooms with amazing view of the valley! We had booked the jungle machan! The best time to be there is during monsoons!

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Pune, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its been 4 days that me and my husband are back from a mesmerizing stay at The Machan, and we can still feel the calmness and freshness this place brings in. The staff is really co-operative and provides professional services. Icing on the cake is their amazingly yummy food. Star gazing is something we personally enjoyed, as its very rare...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finally I got to stay at "the place" which I had only heard a lot about but never managed to visit (mostly booked out). I checked in at this place last weekend with my husband. We had booked canopy machan for our stay. The place is beautifully located at an altitude away from all the hustle bustle which is usually...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need a photographer for a photoshoot for 2 to 3 hours any day between April 11 to April 13 in Machan, Lonavala. Open to applicants looking to shoot the beauty of nature but must have a professional camera.

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS IS A LACE I HAD HEARD ABOUT BUT FINALLY MANAGED TO BE THERE ON MY DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY. AWESUM. It is hidden from all, on top of a mountain, with thickish jungle feeling and a nice dining area. We saw one of the better sunset from the viewing point, enjoyed the tranquility, the star craze--- what an experience. The staff...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Kotnala, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you had a great experience at The Machan and choose our property to celebrate your daughters Birthday. We wish her all the very best and hope she has a great year ahead. We are extremely happy to know that your stay with us was...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Machan is by far one of the best weekend getaways near Mumbai. We stayed there in the first week of February. We had booked the Canopy Machan for one night but we liked the property so much that we extended our stay and also stayed in the Jungle Machan for a night. The Canopy Machans are built on a raised...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear dinanath p, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you had a great experience at The Machan and chose our property to celebrate your Anniversary. We wish you all the very best and hope you continue to have a happy married life. We are extremely happy to know that you found The Machan...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The machan is located around 20 kms from lonavala on the edge of a valley. Overall it is extremely calm with only 23 villas in the 25 acres of land, very pretty with almost all villas having a great view of the valley where you can spend your entire day not doing anything. What makes it even more interesting is...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear 898aayushk, Thank you so very much for taking the time out to share this wonderful review with us. Truly a pleasure to have had you with us. We are very glad that you appreciated not only the Machan you stayed at and the activities we offer but also our efforts to maintain peace and serenity for all our guests...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice and peaceful.. Away from the world.. We went for our anniversary.. Loved waking up to the birds chirping and awesome view.. Only advice would be to book a car before going.. No network on the place so plan travel ahead.. The food as well was good.. They have various activities planned as well ..

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Siddhi D, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you had a great experience at The Machan and chose our property to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary. We wish you all the very best and hope you continue to have a happy married life. We are extremely happy that you not only loved the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shhhhh..... Its a jungle out there. There cannot be anything better than this place during rains. Its heavenly beautiful and a must visit place. The way it is built is phenomenal and a treat to watch. A bit on the higher side but it makes up for the stay.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a two-night stay at the Machan. Having read reviews about direction before, we had saved the map and thus did not save any problem even when the network went off .One actually feels like entering a forest at the Machan’s entrance. The check in was not very organized , it took us some time but after all...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Atika537, Thank you for your candid feedback. It was our great pleasure hosting you at The Machan. We are very happy to know that you not only liked the Machan you were staying at but also you thoroughly enjoyed the home cooked style meals that are served at our property. We apologize for inconvenience caused to you due to...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Machan

Address: 8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
Region: India > Maharashtra > Lonavala
Price Range: ₹ 8,188 - ₹ 18,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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The Machan Lonavala
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#1 Family Hotel in Lonavala
#3 Spa Hotel in Lonavala
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“Peaceful vacation for nature lovers”
 of 5 bubbles kushkhaitan, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Canopy or Heritage are the tallest machans with amazing view of the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles sapnab03, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Website pics show exactly what they offer..”
 of 5 bubbles AmrataMohan, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get to CANOPY or FOREST grade rooms. And if you are 6 to 8- Take the heritage. NO CARD- all payment cash.”
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 of 5 bubbles Kotnala, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Canopy is significantly better than the jungle machan or the sunset machan. Should be the first choice given similar price”
 of 5 bubbles 898aayushk, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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