Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Taj Boston: Jewel of the hotels in Boston

Posted on February 17, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment


The Taj Boston is regarded as the Crown Jewel of all the hotels in Boston since 1927 – thanks to its classic patterns, value traditions, and award-winning service; which have attracted not only the locals, but also the international guests. After being renowned at its 75th anniversary, the hotel’s lobby still reveals the traditional pattern that is boosted with the collection of the original art as well as antiques. Taj Boston is nestled at the corner of the fashionable Newbury as well as Arlington streets dominating the beautiful Public Garden featuring a world famous lagoon of swan boat rides. Flanked by many boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries; the luxury retreat is also near to the historic sites, Theatre District, the Hynes Convention Center, and shopping at Copley Place. And yes, the hotel is very near to the Logan International Airport, major highways, and stations.

Rooms

At the Taj Boston, there are 273 guest rooms of which 45 are elegant suites. A few of them offers fireplaces from mid-October to mid-April. No matter which one you choose, all rooms are adorned in French provincial fittings as well as premium bedding. Within the rooms and suites, amenities include premium television channel(s), pay movies, video-game console, CD player, premium bedding, hypo-allergenic bedding, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, climate control, curtains, voice mail, complimentary bottled water, mini bar, refrigerator on request, wake-up calls, turndown service, designer toiletries, bathroom phone, bathrobes, hair dryer, extra towels/bedding, mirror, sewing kit, slippers, in-room childcare for a fee, electronic/magnetic keys, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, television, opening window, desk, clock radio, cribs, housekeeping, and wired/wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge).

Amenities

• Limo or Town Car service • Airport transportation (surcharge) • Parking (surcharge) • Valet parking • Concierge desk • Air-conditioned public areas • 24-hour front desk

• Safe-deposit box – front desk • Bar/lounge • Restaurant • Coffee shop or café

• Breakfast available (surcharge) • Multiple conference/meeting rooms • Banquet facilities • Ballroom(s) • Event catering  • Exhibit space • Computer rental • Business center

• Audio-visual equipment • Multiple small meeting rooms • Multilingual staff • Currency exchange • Internet access in public areas – high speed • Internet access in public areas – surcharge • Secretarial services • Translation services • Business services • Doorman/doorwoman  • Express check-out • Dry cleaning/laundry service • Gift shops or newsstand  • Medical aid  • Room service (24 hours)  • Security guard  • Shoe shine  • Technology helpdesk  • Tour assistance  • Umbrella

Recreation

• 4th floor fitness center with variety of cardiovascular and weight equipments, private televisions, shelves with complimentary water, towels, headphones, and fruit, and a professional massage therapist  • Aerobics  • Fitness facilities

• Billiards nearby  • Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Pool table  • Golf – miniature, golfing, and golf – driving range  • Windsurfing  • Whale-watching  • Ice skating  • Sailing  • Rowing or canoeing  • Boat launch  • Motor boating  • Swimming  • Tennis  • Basketball  • Volleyball  • Running track/path  • Racquetball/squash  • Yoga classes/instruction  • Pilates classes/instruction  • Hiking/biking trails  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing  • Bird watchin  • Playground  • Bicycle rentals

From the pool table in the list, all activities occur nearby.

Restaurants

There is only one restaurant here named ‘The Café’ where your power breakfast, anim lunch, and theater dining takes place amidst the panoramic vistas of Newbury Street. You will like the traditional American favorites served here from Sunday to Thursday. The dress code for here is the collared shirts during the day and jackets in the evening.

The Lounge, a generous drawing room, is the best place to be for afternoon tea from where you can have the views of the Newbury Street. On the weekends, the tea is offered at two seatings with live entertainment by a violinist. For children, special teas are served such as a Teddy Bear Tea or Nutcracker Tea. Come here with prior reservations.

Rates

From $249 per night.

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