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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a suite and it was fantastic. The overall experience was pure luxury and worth it! We loved the food, the service and treatments at the spa. The grounds are beautiful and serene. The spa treatments are good, my husband and i did the couple retreat tos our treatments were all. We attended a few of the Vedanta classes... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went alone to escape Delhi pollution, looking for clean air, relaxation an spa. To my surprise, this place has proven to be so much more. Ananda spa is a sanctuary which promotes a better more balanced life style. The spa treatments are exceptional indeed, the food amazing, the yoga and meditation program thorough and I discovered Vedanta, which left... More 

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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially the spiritual experience, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur More 

Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Ananda followed a trek to the Har-ki-Dun valley in the Himalayas. It was so timed, to get few massages after being in the mountains for the previous week. Anyone who treks will know the bliss of massage, steam, et al in luxurious environment after a rigorous hike. Yes, it is called bliss. Ananda has a fabulous location.... More 

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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! thank you for visiting us ay=t Ananda and for reviewing your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our services and facilities and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Wam regards, Nikhil Kapur More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been amazing when it first opened but now the property is in need of renovation. Poor wifi, small TVs and outdated plug points were a damper. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite with a lovely garden view with a water feature. Treatments were excellent and dining was a pleasure even though service was slack at times.... More 

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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Than you for staying with us at Ananda and for your review. We are happy that your overall visit was pleasant and are grateful to you for pointing out areas where we can improve. The same has been shared with the concerned deartment heads. You would be pleased to know that we are in the process of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic spa in a great location. At 1,100m up a windy road the hotel is secluded. With gates at the entrance there is no chance of stray visitors. There is so much to do and some guests come for 21 days! There is nothing to fault the place. The staff are charming and incredibly helpful; nothing is... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with very friendly staff beautiful views and amazing weather in november food is to die for but the portion are a bit to small hence the food seems a bit expensive but other then that everything thing was just great

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As our focus is on wellness, our cuisine and quantities are also designed to be healthy and as per what the body requires. We will however share you concern with the Chef who will review the same.... More 

chichester
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spiritual and inspirational place is set in the grounds of the Maharajahs palace 1100 metres high. It is like an island in the sky, a serene reclusive paradise away from all the stress and pressures of the modern world. It retains the nostalgic attention to detail that other resorts have forgotten. The whole team are fabulous, courteous and engaging... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very pleased that you were able to discover so much about yourself during your visit and that our facilities and services et with your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur More 

Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is a unique place for rejuvenation.There is tranquility at the nature and atmosphere. They encourage your rebirth.The rooms are little bit missing their old fascinating days however.I was there last winter and due to low season the heating was not working efficiently as they supply electric heaters to rooms which is a little bit annoying. The only thing you... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that your overall stay with us was a pleasant one and that our team, facilities and services met with your expectations. While the winter starts setting by early November, we find that most guests do not want us... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It difficult to write a review for the place which is nearly perfect. From outstanding service from all staff, great food and relaxing lawns everything is amazing. We had taken a detox/cleansing package with treatments included. The treatments included in the package were great, the auyurvedic treatments were authentic and better than in Kerala. Finally all the yoga and meditation... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit especially the service, the cuisine and the Spa. You would be pleased to know that we have just finished renovating our first set of rooms and will finish the rest shortly. We have... More 

New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

On the foothills of the renowned Himalayas and having a beautiful view of holy Ganges River, Ananda In The Himalayas is a treat for ayurvedic rejuvenation and stress management. Offering sweeping views, luxary rooms and cottages we enjoyed refreshing workouts at the fitness centre and often indulged in yoga classes. The SPA is one of the best SPA's I have... More 

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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for reviewing your experience. We are very happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the natural setting and the ayurvedic cuisine and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ananda in the Himalayas is an award winning luxury destination spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy through a holistic approach, Ananda incorporates the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Yoga, along with contemporary International spa experiences. Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, Ananda in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja's palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy's Palace, world-class Spa, 70 deluxe rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Two of these villas are 2 bedroom villas and one is a single bedroom villa, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and the mountainside. With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise. Ananda signature wellness programs include Detox, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Weight Management, Stress Management, Yogic Detox, Ananda Yoga, Ananda Renew and Ananda Active. Getaway Spa packages starting at 2 or 3 nights are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ananda in the Himalayas

Address: The Palace Estate, | Tehri - Garhwal,, Narendranagar 249175, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Narendranagar
Price Range: £524 - £731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ananda in the Himalayas 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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“I suggest a suite- its very large and ours had 2 bathrooms”
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