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“A budget hotel with large open areas for a comfortable stay"”
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Cecil Hotel
Ranked #7 of 26 Matheran B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A budget hotel with large open areas for a comfortable stay"”
Reviewed 30 May 2011

It is a very old hotel nestled in the lush green woods of Matheran. The hotel structure is pretty old, but still decently maintained. The large open areas offer big playing areas for your children. The food is decent though lacks variety, and simple food - home style. This hotel is close to the market area and the railway station. Overall good if you want to enjoy being lazy on a weekend.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

While searching for hotels in Matheran, we found out Hotel Cecil. Its a Heritage property owned by a Parsi gentleman. He too stays at the hotel and supervises everything.
The Hotel is located admist lush green trees (even in the scorching summer heat) and is a 10 min walk from the Matheran station. Its away from the humd drum of the bazaar street. Its a simple place with huge bed rooms and a nice staff.
Dont expect any fancy star category stuff here, but you can expect clean rooms. Good service staff and really nice food. (Vegetarian, sorry Non Veg guys, this isn't a place for you).
The hotel offers a childrens play area and also a badminton court. for indoor games you have carrom boards and a table tennis table.
The hotel is relatively cheap and offers the online booking mode.
the rooms and the hotel have vintage furniture that take you back in time to the good old days.
The hotel doesn't have a swimming pool and the owner has no plans to commercialise the hotel.
The staff is helpful in terms of arranging horses for rides in Matheran and suggesting good shops in the vicinity in case you want to pick up on fudges and chikkies.
In a nutshell, A nice simple hotel for a good family outing.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

the hotel is quite calm and greenary. Its heritage property. the rooms are big but needs bit of improvement. we took 2 a/c rooms for seven of us (3 kids), becos of frequent load shed the a/c's was ineffective. no qualms the hotel was full of trees so that we had natural air. The food was good infact the cook and the F&B manager were so cooperative that they really took care of us. the hotel had batminton court some recreation activity like chess, carrom but there TT table is quite bad. Every day atleast 30mts around 930 am uwil see lot of monkeys but it was fun to watch them no trouble. Overall peaceful stay with no complaints.

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Additional Information about Cecil Hotel

Property: Cecil Hotel
Address: Chinoy Road | Via Neral, Karjat Taluka, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Matheran
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,102 - ₹ 5,961
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cecil Hotel, Matheran is a Heritage Hotel constructed in the year 1950. Having been recently renovated and rejuvenated, it still maintains its charm of its era! Being a ground floor structure, it is an accessible hotel based in a sprawling area of 5.5 acres of land, lush green and quite for the ultimate tranquil holiday experience. The hotel consists of 25 rooms, including 3 bungalows and also a large dining room where the guests are served the most delicious vegetarian cuisine. The hotel also caters to the music savvy generation by providing an in-house dance floor and DJ. ... more   less 
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Cecil Hotel Matheran, Maharashtra

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