In September, 2103 I had a memorable holiday with my wife in Ladakh. We were planning this trip since a couple of years but could take it only this year. While researching for information about the trip , friends referred us this hotel and so we checked its website, checked its credentials, read the reviews and then decided to approach them for our trip.
We found that September is a very good period to visit Ladakh because of the pleasant climate. Thanks to the travel arrangements made by the Caravan Hotel, we had a wonderful holiday with interesting road trip from Kashmir to Ladakh. We had our entire holiday organized through the Caravan Centre travel desk. They arranged our pickup from Srinagar and travel by road to Leh through Kargil where our overnight stay was booked at the hotel Zojila, a comfortable hotel for the overnight stay.
At Leh we stayed at Hotel Caravan Centre for 4 nights and for 1 night they had booked us at the Organic Retreat camp, a scenic resort in Nubra valley. At Caravan Centre we took a deluxe room overlooking the garden and the mountains in the far horizon. The room was quite cozy, clean and equipped with amenities like comfortable beds, daily cleaning & good housekeeping, clean bathroom with running hot water every time we opened the taps. Rooms have steam radiator for heating, TV with multichannel cable, telephone & the reception has Oxygen for emergencies like altitude sickness etc. Hotel’s power backup is adequate and prompt, only going off for a couple of hours in the night. The reception desk was always manned by staff, quite helpful and ever smiling. They controlled the tour arrangements and ensured that we had the best vehicle, a well equipped Maindra Xylo taxi with an efficient and amiable driver.
Hotel has a nice location in quiet surrounding, away from the overbuilt and crowded town centre, yet at walking distance from some local markets. The main market of Leh is about 2 kms. away and requires a taxi ride for visiting. The hotel offered free transport to drop in the market once during the stay. Otherwise we had the occasion to visit the market on two more occasions during the tour as part of the itinerary. Hence it’s not an issue to worry about.
The hotel is a beautiful building in the local architecture with lots of work carving decoration, quite pleasing to look at. A nice garden lush with greenery, patches of flowers and the surrounding tree line provides welcome relief from the stark landscape of Ladakh. Food is mainly in buffet with a mix of different verities, which were regularly changed. Food was sumptuous and wholesome and the buffet was plentiful. The servers are nice, efficient & pleasant to interact during meals.
All in all we had a satisfying trip and we are very happy for what we got in the price that we paid. This hotel is a very good holiday option for anyone looking for a value for money trip with no hassles or hidden costs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aesthetically built in the traditional architectural style of Ladakh, Hotel Caravan Centre is set amidst serene ambiance of Skara, an exclusive part of Leh, capital of Ladakh. It is conveniently located midway between Leh Airport (3 kms) and the City Centre (2 kms). Caravan Centre is a centrally heated "Deluxe-A" class Mid-Range Hotel, offering well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all with en-suite facilities, duly supported with professional management and personalized service, and enjoying the ambiance of a resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Caravan Centre Leh, Ladakh