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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were on a trip to Lonavala earlier and had explored almost every nook and corner there which involved some good off-roading as well. We had gone to Lonavala the second time and wanted to stay at some place, quite relaxed but set in a jungle environment, just to hear the pleasant sounds of birds and insects and be at...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

After reading a lot about THE machan finally decided to visit there to celebrate my anniversary !! Choose this place only if you are willing to spend quality time with your spouse or family bcoz u won't get mobile networks , no wifi , no Ac . They use wind and solar energy for their electricity . My stay was...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was my 5th wedding anniversary . We stayed in Jungle 1 Machan . The treehouse was a duplex with 2 bathrooms one open shower and one closed . A small fireplace in room . Glass walls make the room more appealing . Amazing experience . We had an anniversary package so it included a private Bon fire with wine,...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Alpana K, Greatly appreciate your kind words about The Machan. We are so glad that you had a great experience at The Machan and choose our property to celebrate your 5th Wedding Anniversary. We wish you all the very best and hope you continue to have a happy married life. We are very happy to know that your stay...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A nice place to have food that too in affordable and reasonable prices. The place is good. The food quality is also nice and the service provided by the staff is also good. The place is located in a very good location

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Machan is a paradise for nature lovers. The lush greenery , beautiful cottages make a special occasion more special. We were there for our 10th anniversary and it sure was amazing. We had requested for a private dinner , it was with an intimate setting for us along with a bonfire and was perfect. There are two things which I...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Experience - This property is a an absolute delight for creating long lasting memories. Staff is fantastic and every minute detail has been taken care of. We stayed in a Jungle Machan, giving us a peaceful and serene time. Kudos to the people who thought of this concept ... Nature trail, Yoga & Star gazing have been well planned...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its very good resort to stay for family & Friends, We got very good Service very co-operative Staff. We had the Forest Machan & it has 3 rooms and being made of wood & iron beams, sounds from the other rooms did reach us. This would be more suitable for large groups/families instead a couple like us. But frankly, this...

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Vinod W, Thank you so very much for taking the time out to share this wonderful review with us. Truly a pleasure to have had you with us. As you rightly put, the Forest Machans are recommended for families. To add that our seclusion is a double edged sword — with the peace around even normal sounds can travel...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the heart of jungle....just 18kms frm Lonavala...Machans were usually used for hunting but this Machans are beautifully built individual units with huge rooms clean bathrooms with open to the sky showers and tubs . The best part is half the machan is glass even the roof so while u r sittting or sleeping u can enjoy the nature....

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear Madhavi Bhatia, Thank you so very much for taking the time out to share this wonderful review with us. Truly a pleasure to have had you with us. We are extremely glad that your stay at the Machan was a 'Memorable Visit' for you. We are very happy that you appreciated not only the Jungle Machan you stayed at...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had visited machan for Our anniversary. Stayed for 2 nights at the canopy machan. A wonderful and beautiful experience So much peaceful and serene The best part was that there was no TV and no network also A perfect getaway from the city The room was amazing Had the best anniversary ever Seeing to come back again soon

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ASTheMachan, Guest Relations Manager at The Machan, responded to this review

Dear p00jadharmesh, We’re glad to hear that the Canopy Machans were to your liking and we were able to provide you a 'wonderful & beautiful experience' at The Machan. We really thank you for choosing our property to celebrate your Anniversary which is a very important occasion in one's life and it being the 'Best Anniversary Ever' truly means the...

Daman and Diu, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One would have to hop onto a plane and drive several hours into the interiors of India to experience what The Machan can provide a couple of hours from the city. For that and that alone I rate this property highly - a busy rough week at work? no worries your just a Machan weekend away from calming your senses...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: $176 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Machan 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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