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The Machan

1 room, 2 adults
Very Good
4.5/5

Sexy Place In the natureon Jan 13, 2020

Out of the world place. Lovely Ambience In the midst of the nature. Good Service Good Food Great ...Read All

Private Road, Atvan, 8 kms before Sahara Aamby Valley,Village Jambulne Taluka Mulshi,Aamby valley,LONAVALA,MAHARASHTRA,India,Pin-410401 , Lonavala
Amenities:
  • Housekeeping
  • Spa
  • 24 Hour Power Supply
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
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Rooms

Woods
Hotel Room
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Jungle Machan
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Forest Machan
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Heritage Machan
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Canopy Machan
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Maps & Neighbourhood

TripAdvisor Reviews

  • hotel_trip
    Sexy Place In the nature
    on Jan 13, 2020
    Out of the world place. Lovely Ambience In the midst of the nature. Good Service Good Food Great People. I was delighted with the service. This was the best place for a get away with family. Super delighted.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Fun & unique but slightly overpriced
    on Jan 7, 2020
    We stayed at the Machan for one night - the location and the surrounding area are truly beautiful! We also really enjoyed the additional experiences offered by the Machan staff, such as the nature trail, star gazing and the Yoga session, and the outdoor shower. The staff was attentive and friendly. However, despite the creative architecture & the unique concept, the room furniture as well as the exteriors could use an upgrade. We also would have expected slightly more in terms of food quality considering the price tag. In addition, the entire stay amounts to less than 24hrs due to early checkout. In summary, it was a fun experience but slightly overpriced given the standards.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Beautiful experience
    on Jan 5, 2020
    The Machan is an experience. Quiet, secluded, hidden and surrounded by beautiful nature—it’s just what you want when you want to escape the city. The architecture is beautiful. The rooms are very tastefully done. The part of the place is the peace and quiet. I love the fact that the rooms don’t have TVs. The Sunset Machan is gorgeous. The view overlooks a valley and is absolutely stunning at night. Though it’s recommended for couples (as it has an outdoor tub and offers complete privacy) it can easily accommodate a group of four. They have two beds at two levels. But please don’t be a loud, noisy bunch and kill the charm of the place. The dinner is not bad, the charming setting will more than make up if you should find it lacking in any way. The breakfast location too is very beautiful but it could definitely be better in terms of service and spread. As the entire resort almost descends on it at one the staff finds it difficult to keep up. All in all The Machan will give you the satisfaction of money well spent. And that is very important because you do have spend quite a lot for it. But there is just one thing which left a bad taste, or should i say bad smell — the bed linen in the rooms smelt of cooking oil smell. When you’re spending so much and you’re in such a beautiful place the last thing you want is a smelly bed. I trust the lovely folks at Machan to take care of it.... More
  • hotel_trip
    The best kept secret of Lonavala
    on Dec 29, 2019
    The most intriguing aspect of our “The Machan” journey is the absence of name itself from all the turning points and direction boards in Lonavala. Interestingly it is missing from it's main entrance gates too. The trip culminated in our realization that the best kept secrets are not meant to announce themselves. They deserve to be discovered, demystified and the experienced and such is The Machan. Once you have experienced it, all you can do is to reminisce and relish it. We were a troupe of 8 people with age group 3 to 70 years and stayed for 2 nights in Starlight Machan. After the gates are opened onto us, we saw is the unpaved and rugged road wide enough to have only one vehicle to pass through it. After carefully negotiating the meandering path opened into a wide and open reception area. A flight of stairs will take you into the wooded reception area , the other side of it opened into a magnificent view of a pond. We had good fortune of watching a snake chasing a frog. We were greeted by some of the most welcoming staff with a genuine and friendly demeanor. My 3-year-old daughter could easily discern the welcome and took their hands into hers and tread along the path. The Machans unwraps itself layer after layer. As we moved along on the paved and rugged track you will come across a world which is quaint but modern, sublime yet unearthly, natural yet perfectly blending into the artificial. All machans are encased in thick layers of trees, bamboos and creepers. A lot of civil engineering has gone into the erecting a stable structure on a slope. We had to cross a wooden bridge in order to reach our Machan. Once we were inside, we came across carefully crafted abode with a collection of comfortable furniture, which perfectly gels into diminutive charm of the nature around. The decks of your abode offer the surreal view of valley below and vast expanse of the hills around. These are the glass houses which have collapsible screens, just in case you need a moment of privacy. Now comes the most remarkable feature – a collapsible glass roof which opens the view of azure sky above. We revived the long-lost activity of star gazing, identifying the constellation and looking at the meteors. Rest assured that you won’t find a speck of dust anywhere and jungle insects too realize that the Machan take the best possible care of the nature to not to harm them, so they also chose to return the favor. The food we taste has a lot to do with the surroundings, the way it is served and the its ingredients. The Machan attempts to bring in the best of each aspect. The breakfast and lunch are served on open deck with trees abutting on all sides. The dinner is served in the central area, tables are lined up under the sky sufficiently distant to offer private but- not-so-private spaces. They organize private bon fire for your troupe where you can have a hearty laugh and engage in open conversation with your dear ones. Once your bon fire is settled and conversations start, they will place candles all around your area. In the dead of night, it gives an impression that the stars have descended on earth. Your choice of starters is served right at the bon fire zone, which enhances the experience multifold. I went to the Machan in eat.sleep.repeat mode, but to those who want to get engaged in some activities, they offer guided forest trek and yoga sessions. The calmness and the stillness that it offers lets you mingle with yourself and helps you hear your voices which gets suppressed in the cacophony of the world we live in. Needless to mention I commit to visit this place with my entire family again and again and again...... More
  • hotel_trip
    No value for Money !!
    on Dec 4, 2019
    Positives : 1. good room theme, ambiance 2. Good breakfast Negatives : 1. No free wifi for room charges of over 13k per night.. Wifi service exhorbitantly charged since customers have no 2nd option.. 2. Security deposit charges although i had paid for the complete trip in advance.. shows lack of trust in customers 3. Poor dinner quality. 4. No swimming pool for accomodation except private pool in particular Machans. 5. No parking facilities.. drivers not allowed to stay.. Absolutely No value for Money !! ... More
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Overview

Providing you the best of comforts and a unique experience

The Machan, Lonavala is an environment-friendly resort offering a unique tree house experience. With naturally crafted wooden decor, diverse facilities and gracious hospitality, this resort, nestled in the lap of nature, makes an ideal choice for a rejuvenating vacation for leisure and business travellers.

This eco-resort has a yoga centre, luxurious spa and mesmerizing valley and mountain views. It offers meeting rooms, banquet hall and conference facilities. The Machan, Lonavala, has a 24-hour front desk, free parking and daily housekeeping service. The hotel provides birding, star gazing and trekking activities during the stay.

The resort has 23 tree houses, and 4 ground-based cabins. The categories are Woods, The Cabin, Canopy Machan, Forest Machan, Jungle Machan, Sunset Machan, Starlight Machan and Heritage Machan. The lofty bedrooms feature vintage d?cor, four-poster beds, great views and electronic safes. Guests can enjoy tranquillizing forest views and private bathtubs..

Enjoy a wholesome dining at the in-house bar and common dining area. Special diet menu will be provided on request. Free complimentary breakfast is available here.

Some must-see places are Shivling Point (4 km), Lion s Point (6 km), Korigad Fort (10 km), Aamby Valley Golf Club (8 km), Town Plaza (10 km), Ryewood Park (16 km) and Della Adventure Park (22 km). The Lonavala Railway station is at 17 km and Pune Airport is at 89 km from The Machan, Lonavala.

What people love most about this property is its serene setting and unique experience.

Book now and enjoy the warm hospitality of being at The Machan!

Policies

Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 02 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 02 PM and the standard check-out time is 11 AM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.