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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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278 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we took a 3 night package that included a pickup and drop facility from mumbai and for 3 people they gave us a dupleix room .pl be prepared to walk a good 40 -60 minutes from the parking area ,because no vehicles are allowed in the town .the roads are not concrete so be ready with good walking shoes .you... More 

Thank sujatapant
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113 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed at bright lands for 3 days with my friends ! The hotel has a huge property with big rooms , large swimming pool and a garden ! Check in was smooth , staff was courteous . The swimming pool is huge and it easily accommodates a group of 20-30. Food is great . This hotel is very reasonable... More 

Thank PranaliBmumbai
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

this resort is a beautiful place to stay in matheran and is a bit cheap compared to other 5 stars in matheran. the food is also really nice but u will not get italian and other kinds of continental food. only food available out here is indian and u may get a little choice in chinese.

2 Thank Dhruv A
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Good place for a family trip or even with friends specially if you are visiting Mumbai. Rooms were decent and had all the required basic amenities. Basic site seeing or tourist activities are the various look out points and horse riding.

4 Thank Erica F
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I understand; this isn't the Four Seasons. And yes, it's in something of a nature preserve. But it's filthy and unpleasant at best, with clueless apathetic ignorant service on a good day, and downright terrifying at night. The bed. OH the bed. Entire musculoskeletal systems in wracking pain -- I didn't know that all parts of my whole pelvis could... More 

22 Thank magnarok

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The property is quite big but the same could have been maintained better. Rooms are big and can accommodate 6 adults easily but they are dimly lit and the walls are damp. The washroom is not that clean and at times smell too bad. Room service is poor. You may need to wait for an hour for a mug of... More 

18 Thank Jit N
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175 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Brightlands used to be quite a lovely resort - however, like Matheran itself, it now caters to the absolute 'aam janta' (comon crowd) with very average facilities and an overall decline in standards. Avoid visiting during monsoons - the dank & damp walls, linen and furnishings reek! The staff is still quite friendly & helpful - making the best of... More 

12 Thank MNBharucha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Brightlands is slightly towards the farther end of Matheran. Its a decent hotel which would fit your budget. The rooms are ok but smell of dampness specially during rains. The food is average too, wlthough the higlight of the place is its swimming pool and the bar beside it (although you can hardly call it a bar). Overall an average... More 

1 Thank Shreyansv
Malkapur, Maharashtra, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

hotel old pathtic .doors of room dont close fron inside , furniture bhangar ,old ,mutilated.all over bad smell in rooms. bathroom are worst ever seen in my life . beds bad smelling .dont book room here othewie you will waste your mopney we had left the hotel 30 min of checking givigg away our 24000 rs in vain as booked... More 

4 Thank Prashant P
Pune, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

You enter the hotel after a lot of pain (we walked), and you see shattered huts with discarded iron stuff all over. Reception welcomes you and allots the room. However the rooms are poorly ventilated and washrooms are dirty. Hot water is available only in the morning. Beds are hard. Walls are wet. Meals are served in buffet style which... More 

2 Thank Prateek N

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Brightlands Resort

Address: Maulana Azad Road,, Matheran 410102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Matheran
Price Range: $21 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brightlands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Brightlands Hotel Matheran
Brightlands Resort Matheran, Maharashtra
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“near the main gate”
 of 5 bubbles sujatapant, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Better off sleeping at the train station.”
 of 5 bubbles magnarok, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“take rooms on the far end of the hotel. and rooms on first floor can get noisy with monkeys jumping on roofs :)”
  • Pool with a bar (right side of photo)
 of 5 bubbles malaylakhani, 3 May 2013 | Read review
“Dont Book without actually seeing the place...i m not sayin its bad...i had an awesome time over there but since i had booked online things happened differently....i had booked a duplex room but it was not upto the mark as said by the booking agent of their sales office respectively and i thot of walking out frm the hotel but then couldn't walk out as i had alrdy paid half amount in advance...so had to take another room which the staff politely adjusted wit it n gave a pretty decent room instead of tht...food is also nice u get both veg n non veg(which is vry difficult to get in matheran)...its slightly far frm the main market but its a nice resort...not tht expensive as compared to the ones which r centrally located in the market...i wil advise to book it by confirming the proper details of the room....as the sales agent wil always tell u nice thngs only but in actual it wil b different....next time wil surely b here only bcoz of the friendly staff,food and the service...”
 of 5 bubbles zaid_memon, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
“rooms near pool facing...”
 of 5 bubbles Mehtabrotherss, 5 Apr 2013 | Read review
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