We arrived in Kaza after already having travelled on road for about a week. As we were two girls alone we needed not just a clean and warm place but also safe for us to be comfortable. At the first look the hotel comes across as a simple stay. We stayed there for about three days before our trek to Chandra tal. Upon arrival we were met by the owner Tsering who is ever ready to help the guests with the smallest of problems even at his busiest times. Being a local resident he provided us with a lot of useful information as regards to our travel plans and also familiarized us with the local traditions. The rooms here were spacious, neatly kept n the bedding provided was absolutely clean and hygienic. Also the washrooms were clean with hot water.The view from the balcony was of mountains n clear skies reminding you of the tranquility around you. Located a little further away from the city hustle bustle the place is quite n calming to your senses.The staff here was very courteous and always smiling and willing to go the extra bit to make your stay most enjoyable. All in all a very warm n pleasant stay in the driest of lands. A special word of gratitude for Mr. Vishesh Shourie by whom this hotel was recommended to us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a wonderful two-storied hotel that has 14 spacious double rooms, with ensuite baths. All rooms have a private balcony that offers a stunning view of the village and the spectacular Sakya Monastery. You can spend hours here, simply watching the village life unfold. Many of our guests comment on how wonderful they feel just seeing the Monastery at different times of the day, from the privacy of their balconies. There is a small restaurant that serves delicious and fresh meals. While you are waiting for your food, you can read one of our books or have a look at our special fossil collection, lovingly curated in one corner here. We have a range of them including some really rare ammonites from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There is a small roof that can be made accessible, if you wish to do some stargazing. We can set up some tea and seating for you at night. Here, you can sit under the most breathtaking sky in the world, spotting numerous galaxies and making wishes on the countless shooting stars that will cross the star spangled sky. The hotel has a doctor-on-call, and taxis can be arranged with some prior notice. You can also rent one of our mountain bikes, to explore the great Spitian outdoors. The Travel Desk will be happy to provide tips and info on Spiti. Should you have any other requirements, please feel free to speak to our friendly staff, which will do their best to help you. Meditation and inner wellness retreats can be arranged upon prior booking. Or you can book one of our specialized travel itineraries. ... more less