My parents and I are regular Matheran visitors but stayed for the first time in Lords Central Hotel. Since we reached there on an off season friday morning, we were very generously offered,without asking for the same, two rooms for the price of one. This helped form a very favourable first impression.
The hotel itself is charming with an old world feel to it. The grounds are well maintained, The pool is clean with flowering plants around it. As for the rooms, there is absolute cleanliness, the sheets, towels were spotless, the bathroom was clean. But yes the furniture is quite old and shows its age. The room is not luxurious. On the contrary it is very basic.The solar heated hot water is available only in the mornings.. But we did not mind the simple furnishings. The view of the valley from our room sitout made up for it all.
The quality of food was good. Since there were few guests in the hotel, there was no buffet but the food was served directly on the table. Here we felt the service lacked enthusiasm. Otherwise the staff were all friendly with a ready smile. The personal touch of the owners was very evident in the upkeep of the hotel.
The hotel is located centrally and is a stone's throw from the market but at the same time, once you enter the premise, there is absolute peace. This place is not for those who crave loud music, rain dances and flashy entertainment. It is for those who wish to see beautiful sunrises from the hotel itself, its for those who wish to play carrom, table tennis, badminton, life size chess with family and friends, its for those who wish to read a book overlooking a gorgeous valley.
Yes, we had a wonderful stay and would love to come back again.
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- Lords Central Hotel Matheran, Maharashtra