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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Neemrana are getting the formula right - this Heritage renovation is stylish and simple, but above all, all the staff are also wonderful. Situated in the forest, away from the hubbub of the main mall which can be very noisy at night. Absolutely wonderful, we loved it.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. It is guests like you that reinforce the Neemrana philosophy of putting new life into a dilapidated building. Your appreciation about the restoration and the warm service has been conveyed to the Chairman and the service team. We thank you for your...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We choose this place to celebrate our 12th marriage anniversary. We were booked in Kotwal. The Place : Verandah is away from all the hussle bussle of main market. Its a beautiful British bungalow situated amongst dense trees. The rooms have simple but classy furniture. The beds can easily accommodate 3. It has a huuuggeee verandha where you can have...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your marriage anniversary with Neemrana at The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. It is heartening to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine offered and the warm service ! We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you and your family for a longer stay next...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 18 May 2015

My first experience at the Verandah four years ago was magical. A storied mansion in the lush outskirts of a town caught in a time-warp made for the perfect weekend. To add to it, the unique elements of service, including the immaculate food and the propah British Raj dinners brought a long-gone era alive. It was the closest I could...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are disappointed to receive your review about The Verandah in the Forest. With reference to the cuisine offered, we are surprised to receive your feedback as the food experience is usually a highlight at The Verandah. Please do let us know what was lacking. Further, it seems that you have been misinformed as since the property opened...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Escape form the city into this serene heritage property. Matheran in itself is an excellent getaway for people of Mumbai. It is very close in distance, on the other hand, very far in terms of the climate. It is probably the nearest getaway location that can be called a hill station. Above all is the fact that, this is a...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Verandah in the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. Your appreciation about the maintenance has been conveyed to the housekeeping team. It is great to know that you had an enjoyable stay at the property and enjoyed the cuisine offered. We thank you for your continued patronage to the...

Panvel, India
Reviewed 16 May 2015

The Verandah is simply: a place to be if you want peace, quiet, serenity. It's the ideal place if you aren't in a hurry to check off items on your places to visit list. The place is far from the loud, noisy market area and that is a blessing. The strength of this place is its old world charm and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. The Chef is delighted to know that you relished the cuisine offered. Your compliments regarding the cleanliness have been conveyed to the housekeeping team. We have noted your suggestion and shall certainly consider the same. Thank you for your patronage ! We...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I've heard about this place forever, but only just got a chance to go spend a night at Verandah. The bungalow is charming and has character. The room was neat and tidy and airy. I was a bit worried that there were no air-conditioners in the room, but we hardly noticed. The large verandah and the single dining table, were...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for kind words about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. We are delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you for a longer sojourn next time ! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I love Matheran and I love most of the Neemrana non hotels so for me a weekend at the Verandah in the Forest is an unbeatable combination. Originally named Barr House, the Verandah is tucked away from the market street to make it a very secluded, romantic and digitally detoxing getaway. Not for those who constantly need to feel indispensable...

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Dear Guest, Your positive feedback has filled our hearts with gratitude, as it completes the whole cycle which our restoration of ruined properties begins ! We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly relished the natural jams which are prepared by our team in the Ramgarh orchards without preservatives as well as the bread which is baked in-house. While we...

Thane - West
Reviewed 8 May 2015

If you are driving to Matheran, the nearest car park is 6.5kms ( Daturi naka ) and if you alight at the Matheran Railway station you would need to cover a distance of ~ 3 kms before you reach the Verandah...as you leave the back the market place and enter the red path covered by dense forest...you slowly start embracing...

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Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your positive review about The Verandah in the Forest heritage hotel in Matheran. It is rewarding to know that you were able to relax and cut off from the daily hustle and bustle of life. We have conveyed your appreciation about the personalised hospitality to the Chef and the service team. Your suggestions...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 8 May 2015

A perfect hideout for city dwellers......we are a family of four with two kids ( 10 & 2.5 year old)......we had a perfect mix of cutoff from city life, adventure to the extend we could take it and home like hospitality for four nights.....The weather was comfortable with a sudden hailstorm on 5th May making the stay worth the description........

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about The Verandah in the Forest heritage resort near Delhi. The team is delighted to receive your compliments about the food and the ambience. We have noted your suggestions and shall try our best to implement the same at the earliest. Do venture out to any of the 27 Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotels...

Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Had been to the place on 30 th April 2015 with family consisting of toddler and senior citizens.. Positives: Decent well maintained place Heritage bungalow.. In the woods.. Negative No Ac in the room Mosquito's in the room Small fan in the room Very far from the town No Jain food available with them Lot of lizards It's good place...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are pleased to learn that you appreciate the restoration effort by the team at Neemrana’s Verandah in the Forest in Matheran and to know that you enjoyed the ambience. As you may be aware, we at Neemrana endeavour to offer a unique and memorable experience by encouraging...

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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: $89 - $163 (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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