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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed in the cabin machan It was a nice experience If u wan ur spouse's undivided attention, this the place to be No network, no tv and no wifi Loved the woody-woody ambience, property is well maintained Food is great Staff is welcoming Just hope it could be pet friendly, so we can visit with family

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Pune
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (my husband, 3.8 year old daughter, and me) had booked the Forest Machan for three nights. All-in-all, it was an unforgettable trip and we are most likely to visit it again. Although it is portrayed as a romantic place, there's enough for the kids to enjoy as well. The parents just need to be willing to entertain. Forest Machan:... More 

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Thank AaditiJL
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on 28/11/2016. Room: Sunset 2 - Perfect interior, well thought out details and plush. A good sitting area with even a desk and a comfortable bed, a big deck with a good view and an out door tub. The lower level also has a huge washroom with two sinks and on open to air bathroom. On the second level,... More 

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Thank sakhalkar
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Confusion starts right from the booking stage to decide which Machan to book. Sales team will just help you in reading the brochures, already available online and I guess they have never visited the actual site so as to help visitors on what is what. Machans are different in terms of view even within the same category. First timers please... More 

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VH03, Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Prashant, Terribly sorry to hear that your experience is a Complete Departure from what our guests normally experience, as is evident from our overall ratings. That being said we must point out that it is critical that we share the truth on this forum. In keeping with that we'd like to point out that you did not make this... More 

Bengaluru, India
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93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife & I stayed there for one night, as part our Mumbai-Mangalore road trip. Booked online thr' yatra.com. Property is in good location, greenery all around, some birds... good places to just relax.. for a quick walk/trail..Food is very good as well. Its an excellent place for a couple/romantic getaway, as its completely secluded with no cellular network/no tv/no... More 

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Thank shree81
Pune, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is super romantic. If you wanna fall in love or wanna make your special someone fall in love with you, this is that magical place (specially during monsoons). Its like this place was conceptualized keeping in mind that couples should take a break from their usual routine and spend time together talking... Only talking... People looking for five... More 

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Thank SinghSamarth
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a beautiful property, but sorry to say service is not upto the mark. 20 min waiting at the reception as staff not available for check in, carpet in room is torn and dirty and a few cobwebs here and there. Hotel rules say that dinner is served from 7 30 to 10 30 pm, but restaurant staff start... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Machan was exactly what I need - a 2 day peaceful break from city life with no network or television. We checked in on Friday & stayed until Sunday. What I loved: - The Machans itself are beautifully done up with a nice size balcony. We stayed in The Forest Machan which also had a huge tub (big enough... More 

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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: This is 19km from lonavala and nestled in the hills. You will not see any other civilisation apart from the resort. The views are stunning and nature abundant. Rooms: Multiple choice available. We selected Forest Machan as we had 10 month baby . View were stunning and lots of peace. Rooms had all ammenities except TV of course. They... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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110 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really an amazing place (wonder how I missed going here earlier)..U ar simply in nature..the construct of Machan is such that they have blended the Trees as well in them...all you can hear is crickets and whistling of winds thru the woods..the roof tops ia glass so while u sleep u can see the Trees and sky above... More 

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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: €121 - €231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Jungle machans are on lesser elevation,forest machans are higher, canopy and sunset machans are independent structures.”
 of 5 bubbles AaditiJL, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sunset (2 and 3 are the best) and Canopy (1 and 2 are the best) for privacy for couples, Heritage machan and Forest machans for groups”
 of 5 bubbles sakhalkar, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stayed at The Forest Machan - huge bathroom, balcony, tub & an open shower ++ AMAZING views.”
 of 5 bubbles amtosh, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Talk to them before choosing a room and they can advise based on your needs”
 of 5 bubbles AbhijitKhatu, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room as per your budget.”
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