Our trip to Matheran was a last minute plan as our original plan has to be cancelled due to unavaidable circumstances. Based on friends advice, we decided to head Matheran without pre-booking for a room.
We got to this hotel through a guy at station (who works for commission i guess). We had a look at the room and chose one. We stayed for 3 nights and all meals included and got a decent package after solid bargaining. (Note Oct was a lean season)
Regarding the facilities,
Rooms were spacious and ok. Had water leakage problem. And roomspray was needed frequently. TV was there, but cable was irregular on the hill itself.
Most of the problems listed in other comments are common to Matheran hotels due to weather. Heavy rains means moist rooms with smell and insects and flies around all places.
Room service was ok. We had to call and ask for even basic things like towel, but we got whatever we asked for.
Service at the restaurant was very good. Even the food was pretty good. Their package includes 3 meals + snacks usually. It turned out to be good descision as Matheran had no activity after sunset.
Swimming pool was operational, but we did not try it. They also have pool 2 - 3 recreations like pool table carrom. Maintenence was poor although off season was citied as reason. The Bar and music was not funtional as occupancy was low.
Overall it was a peaceful stay that we hoped for and hence was good for us. Not sure though i would recommend, but worth having a look and checking the rates before deciding to go for it.
- Also Known As:
- Anandritz Matheran, Maharashtra