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“very Scottish !!!”
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The Himalayan
Ranked #1 of 122 Hotels in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“very Scottish !!!”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Well needless to say its the best Hotel in Manali and though it was kinda quiet but i guess it was better that way ....the entrance was kind of illusion coz approaching a hotel that nice through a parking lot of another hotel was not what i expected but i guess that sort of builds it up. Nice staff, and amazing property.

We took one of those cottages and had beautiful view of the mountains and the swimming pool and inside courtyard on the other.....havent seen a hotel providing every possible thing you can dream of in a kitchen ....yes it had a complete working kitchen with all the kitchenware ....

Room Tip: Cottage number 6
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is the best property I have found in Manali,
Out of clutter and regular hill station crowd.
Good food and Harry potter style property.
If one is looking for peaceful place then this is the place.
Mr Sunil, Manager at Himalyan was best at his guidance and support.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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9 Thank Janam A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The resort is ideal for a family of 4 or group of friends travelling with children. The cottages are spacious with double beds (duplex) 1 room each on the ground and first floor. The interiors are beautifully done with wood and has a cozy fire place in the living room. The kitchen is well euaipped and spacious, if you are travelling with a small child and lookng to cook some food for your child, you will find the kitchen well equipped. Has a microwave, 4 burner cook top, fridge & basic utensils

The view from of the valley is clear from the room at the top, the balcony on the lower floor has a view of the valled partially blocked by the beautiful apple orchard. The bathtoom is spacious and has both warm and cold water. The swimming pool is located inthe central courtyard and is easily accessible from the cottage.

I however thjough the mattress on the bed was too soft for my comfort, would have preffered a firmer one. The food is OK, though its always upto personal taste.

Room Tip: Ask for cottage 5, its one of the best ones
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Muktsar, India
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

You can't beat this place as far as the quality and comfort of their rooms go. The owners have really worked hard at making this place perfect. First of all it looks like a stone castle in Scotland. and it has awesome views all around. The attention to detail is top class whether its their flooring their bathroom fittings or the furniture in their rooms. This place is a notch above anything else in the entire Kullu Valley. It has a pool and a nice sit out around it. I spent one night in the castle room and one night in their two bedroom cottages. I preferred the former and I guess this is how Robert Bruce must have lived in Scotland (Sans the stench from medieval Scotland). Lovely sprawling room with a huge bathroom where every fitting has been chosen by the owners (yes you can make that out). Only had breakfast in the balcony which was alright but nothing great, when I went it appeared they were still sorting out their F&B services. They have a crows nest which is right on top which gives a great vista of the valley too. All in all if you are going to Manali this is THE place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The property is very well maintained. A lot of thought and personal touch has been put into the living spaces which are designed like swiss cottages. Staff is very helpful. Only bummer was lack of wifi in the rooms. Big thumbs up for the overall experience. very highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Paritosh K
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed at the Himalayan only one night and that too in a hotchpotch. Missed staying on a bit longer, but sometime travel misadventures made it tough to let that happen.

Neways, the hotel is very nice. It's not too small and not too big. Cozy like I said above and good place to be with friends or family. We were 11 of us friends during our stay, we stayed in two cottages of two bed rooms each adjoining each other. Felt like we are in a farm house, rather than a hotel. Ideal with groups, as everyone can gather in living room space and enjoy the vacation togather, unlike hotels where only common spaces is where everyone can gather, and of course among other hotel guests around.

We came in late night and the staff was courteous enough to prepare food in advance for us, on our intimation of being late to reach. Also the day we left in the morning, quite early, they prepared ToGo food packets for us with sandwiches and juices packed nicely and handed over to us.

Overall very good stay, service and also good picturesque view on one side of the property.

Room Tip: We were in a group, so we chose the cottages and they were well furnished and clean. Ideal place to...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Noida, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Himalayan last week. The place has been nicely developed, ambience is beautiful, it is nicely landscaped, cottages are clean and homely, and staff is friendly and helpful. Special mention regarding Mr Sunil who took utmost care of our comfort and had been a good advisor and host. I am now now looking forward to staying at Himalayan during snow time. Don't miss the castle type look and the view of mountain peaks from the cottage balcony. And if you go there during the right time, the staff will serve you fresh fruits from their own trees. Just one concern about the wifi, which is difficult to get inside the cottages and you have to go to the poolside to use it...a bit inconvenient. I would request the management to improve wifi connectivity. Rest is all good and excellent and Himalayan.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Himalayan
Address: Hadimba Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 122 Hotels in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Himalayan 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at an elevation of 2003 metres & built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style, The Himalayan is an exclusive boutique resort with an al fresco swimming pool overlooking Manali town. Tucked away in its own cul-de-sac amidst an apple & cherry orchard are 8 opulent guest rooms in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 cottages (each with 2 Bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, dining & drawing space with functional fire place). The Cottage kitchenettes are equipped with all modern amenities/appliances. All cottages have their own cosy gardens, balconies & mountain views. All rooms come with tea/coffee makers, in-room safes & bespoke bath amenities. Bar, Restaurant & In-room dining is available. Croquet, Trampoline & Table Tennis is provided for children & adults alike. Gymnasium is offered on the premises. Fully equipped Boardroom. An elaborate Spa will be added in the near future. ... more   less 
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