We stayed in Sangla for 3 nights (Sep28-30), a group of 6 friends, and had a memorable experience @ Rupin at Rakcham Village. Mr.Naresh, the owner of the hotel was extremely courteous and warm and went out of the way to make our vacation memorable. Am breaking down the review on a few parameters which were imp for us:
Location - 10/10, Amazing view from the 1st and the 2nd floor of the Baspa river and the valley. Though ground floor rooms have their own ambiance with a view of the apple trees laden with fruit and the peaks beyond. And the ground floor rooms are cheaper too with immediate proximity to the garden where we had the bonfires.
Rooms - 9/10, The rooms though not plush are more than what one can expect in such a remote location. With almost 24 hr electricity, and hot and cold running water and extremely clean bathrooms, there was nothing to complain except for the creaky beds, which otherwise warm and comfy, wailed like they were being beaten to death when you tried to change your sleeping position.
Staff - 7/10, Except for Mr.Naresh and a couple of other staff members, the rest of the staff is a little grumpy and are slow in responding to your requests. Thanks, to Mr. Naresh, who joined us at the Bonfires and arranged for quick service from the staff.
Food - 8/10, Some items were really good while the others were average, but overall it was a good experience with you being able to get such a spread at this kind of a location. Do try out the apple juice which is amazing. Be very sure to spell out how you want your eggs to be done as the person taking the order almost everytime managed to screw them up by communicating something else to the cook.
If you are travelling to Sangla Valley, and want to have a low budget but good accommodation then Rupin at Rakcham should be your choice. The other good option I had researched was Banjara Camps, at Sangla Valley, but the room rents are almost 3-4 times higher per night than at Rupin though the room furnishings and facilities there are at the next level. But if I compare the location of Rupin and Banjara Camps, Rupin's location will anyday beat Banjara hands down.
Thanks again to Mr. Naresh, who made our vacation memorable which actually made us all want to go back to Rakcham once again, probably as soon as next year.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rupin River View Sangla, India - Himachal Pradesh