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“One of the Oldest Property in Matheran”
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Brightlands Resort
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“One of the Oldest Property in Matheran”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Located in the center of India's No pollution city of Matheran, Brightlands Resort is one of the oldest property in the Hillock city of Matheran. It is overpriced and rather poorly maintained. The rooms are large but need big time maintenance. The baths are extremely small and rather misfit to the size of the rooms. The furniture needs a desperate change. The open spaces are good for children to feel free and at home. The restaurant is popular for its spread. The linen however like the rest of the hotel needs a change. The wading pool is good for the kids. In the evenings however the resort transforms itself into a better place to be in. There are plenty of engagements for the kids from movies to magic shows to puppet shows and the discos. The evening buffet, when laid in the lawns, is of very good quality and variety.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Ohh, wish I would have read the reviews about this hotel, before I booked it.
This hotel need to change everything.
Starting from room interior painting, washroom equipments, beds & mattresses, everything…..
We never had food in this hotel, so can’t comment on it.
Fortunately, we changed hotel next day.

Good architect & a good manager is what it needed.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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BrightlandsMatheran, Guest Relations Manager at Brightlands Resort, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
We have not had any guests by this name and all our packages are with food. Hence it is highly impossible for checking out the very next day.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 822 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2011

Brightlands has run down both with time and change of owners. It was much better when Adi Bharucha was there. Rooms are spacious but need a lot of pepping up. Breakfast and the meals are very palatable. Staff very friendly and helpful. The room I lived in had a TV and a Fridge. Pool is small but clean. Evenings have some entertainment. Nothing much to write about.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank apintolobo
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Stinky rooms, toilet flush do not work properly. Phone dose not work after repeated call they fixed it. To summarize no maintained at all. Food was tasty but very oily. My suggestion avoide. Not worth.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

we went for a 3N /4D stay here.
the hotel is simple but clean .they have a small pool where the kids enjoyed themselves .
the rooms are spread out all over the property so it does offer some privacy.
rooms are basic and had a tv and fridge (though very old but still worked great . )with clean sheets and pillows (thankfully ) .the rooms and bathrooms were well cleaned each morning.
dont expect a luxurious stay here or anywhere in matheran for that matter, i have been a regular in matheran since last 15 years and have stayed in quite a few places.they had entertainment options in the evenings such as a magic show, fire show , tambola etc and DJ playing music in the evenings till dinner,.
The dining options are nice especially for the meat eaters with chicken and mutton dishes with every meal.
also the breakfeast was basic but had a good variety of eggs, toast jam , idli , poha,upma, puri bhaji, tea coffee etc,.
The staff at the restaurant is very polite and does cater to your individual needs.would rate it 3.5 / 5 for the overall stay.

Room Tip: choose a room away from the pool if u like privacy and peace around you
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Brightlands Resort

Property: Brightlands Resort
Address: Maulana Azad Road,, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Matheran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Matheran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Brightlands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Brightlands Hotel Matheran

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