We stayed in the last week of April 2014, just about the time the season starts. While many reviewers have complained about the food during this period, nobody in Ladakh was able to provide good food since the supplies from Srinagar had not yet started in and the choices were limited to whatever they could manage from canned, stored supplies etc. Travellers need to bear in mind the massive odds the locals have to fight to run this region. So I will keep the food aspect out of this review.
We booked our complete itinerary through the hotel for a stay of 8 days. Rinchen (who owns and runs the hotel from the front desk) is the soul of the property and took care of it all. She is an excellent,practical and very hands on resource and great to generally chat up.
We dont have a single complaint from the complete itinerary starting from the well planned schedule, the clean hotel, the very polite driver, the hotel stays in Alchi, Hundar et all. We stayed in the pretty large suite (family of four). The hotel has 24 hrs running water and central heating, is very walkable from the main market, the staff friendly and responsive.
Our best memory was the packed breakfast they handed to us for our early morning drive to the Pangong lake. While we had asked for Paranthas to be packed, the lovely touch of adding a bottle of juice, and a chocolate in each pack was touching and to have that sitting on rocks next to a stream of ice cold water is the most picture perfect moment of the trip.
All in all, we will carry great memories of the holiday and a large part of this is due to the hotel, their staff and Rinchen!
- Also Known As:
- Ladakh Residency Hotel Leh
- Ladakh Residency Leh