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Ananda in the Himalayas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I have visited Ananda in the Himalayas 2 times and allthough I am very well travelled in the luxuary segmant this place takes my breath away every time. Fantastic place for relaxing and doing yoga/meditation in a 5 star environment. I came alone to get time to reflect and left Ananda wiser than when I came. The masters, the place and the staff is amazing, as well as the food and the views. The spa is fantastic.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you so much for your kind patronage of Ananda - in the Himalayas. We are very pleased to hear that you visited us for the second time and enjoyed being here.

The Ananda philosophy is of the wellness of the mind, body and soul through the proven practises of Yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda and our location lends itself wonderfully to the experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back. Do let us know at gmo@anandaspa.com if we may assist in way with planning your trip.

Warm regards,
Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

went to stay for my birthday
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reached there around 3 so could attend the meditation program which was great.
Spa was a ok affair, I ve been to better spas than this.
dinner and breakfast was also ok.
its just that the ambience is so great that we everything else which is mediocre in that range of hotels gets covered up. staff is very warm and courteous.
room is not so luxurious as we had thought of.
Basically they just encash the ambience point overeverthing.
it is overpriced also.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for staying with us at Ananda on the special occasion of your birthday and for taking the time to review your experience.

We are happy to see that you enjoyed some of our offerings like the meditation and that the team was able to look after you well. Ananda is know for its spiritual and wellness experiences and besides meditation we also offer yoga and Vedanta lessons, perhaps you did not have enough time to experience these.

You have indicated some areas that we should improve upon.We are grateful for the feedback and shall work upon it to better the guest experience. May we request you to e-mail us your contact details to gmo@anandaspa.com so that we are able to contact you for any specifics that you feel we should review.

Our rooms are designed in a way to continue the sense of calm and stillness that a guest would experience during their wellness programmes, with earth colours and uncluttered spaces, while providing the luxury that is expected from a resort like ours. Our focus has been to allow greater interaction with nature which is why all our rooms have large windows and private balconies that have views ranging from the Palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal to the valley of Rishikesh and the Ganges.

We look forward to receiving your contact details and to speaking with you. DO let us know if we may be of any further assistance.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The hotel is placed on the top of a hill. The travel to the hotel may not be that exiting but the place in itself is wonderful. The rooms are neat, well kept. The staffs are polite and helpful. It is a very good place to relax yourself for few days.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for sharing your experience.

We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit and that our services met with your expectations. We are also grateful for your kind words about our team. These will definitely motivate them to perform better.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

ananda in the himalaya the perfect place to rejuvenate.
the short stay of ananda was really incredible, refreshing and joyful.
the ppl around were simply awesome ....great food and lovely weather ...all u need is to take your light woolen and have fun in summer...simply mesmerizing.

Room Tip: take the valley facing room they are simply incredible....
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you very much for staying with us at Ananda. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I went to Ananda as a part of a work retreat and it was a lovely experience. I want to say a few words about the staff who are extremely helpful, friendly and great to talk to. right from helping us load the stuff we shipped from Mumbai to answering every call and helping us with nitty gritties they were amazing. its a place with some amazing views, peacocks all over. Serene environment. Folks who went for the spa had some pretty good things to say about it. All in all, great place, great experience. One suggestion, for a party of 40, we spent a lot of time waiting for club cars since the climb is steep. should make temp arrangements when the group is big for transport

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for your kind patronage of Ananda and for reviewing your visit.

At Ananda it is our firm belief that it is the team that can make a significant difference to the guests experience, it is nice to know that our team was able to deliver on this promise during your stay.

We have noted your feedback regarding the club cars and shall work on it to ensure that we bring more efficiency.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

The Ananda is an experience not to be missed, but it is not for the average tourist/sightseeing holiday. It is situated atop a mountainous location with a wonderful view of Rishikesh far below.If you are into yoga, Meditation and Spa treatments, this is the place for you! A 4 or 5 day stay affords peace, tranquility and the freedom to wander at will in lush grounds, in comfortable kurta-pyjamas provided daily by the management. One can attend yoga & meditation classes and discourses and of course avail of many wonderful and exotic spa treatments.
The food was very tasty and above all HEALTHY!
The staff was ever ready to help and discuss and always courteous and friendly.
The English High Tea between 4-6 pm was an added delight.
Airport transfers and visits to Rishikesh also available from the hotel. All in all nothing was left to chance by the management and we had no complaints whatsoever!
NB. children under the age of fourteen are not allowed.

Room Tip: A valley-view room is pretty good!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for taking the time to review your experience.

We are very happy to hear that our services and facility met with your expectation and that you enjoyed staying with us.

As mentioned by you, at Ananda we use the proven disciplines of Yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda for holistic healing of the mind, body and soul. It gives us great pleasure to note that you enjoyed our wellness experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We went to celebrate our anniversary, valley Ganga room was Good advise on TA.
I will place things one bye one Yoga class is ultimate in morning for beginner and beyond I attended both evening meditation also not to miss , Vedanta discourse twice a day is each and every second spend full of wisdom.
All this is part of your room paid.
Spa has fantastic option great massage. Top notch.
Landscape being all natural and kept wow. With peacocks, give wake up call.
Food the chef Nariendra , Arun , Tyagi are the best in India , we have gone around the best hotels in world the Oberoi in India is best . Ananda has same standard but food I give one star more.
What you we didn't believe that place like Ananda poor House keeping the Towels are old worn out. In Spa. Staff training need lot more improvement .
Will visit many times in life as it's a heart winner place.

Stayed: April 2014
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for taking the time to review our services. Time tested disciplines of Yoga and Ayurveda along with Vedanta form the "spiritual" journey that our guests travel at Ananda. The fresh air and dense forests are an ideal location to de-stress.

We shall pass on your compliments to our Chefs, we are sure that they will be very motivated by your kind words.

Your feedback regarding the Housekeeping services and Spa training concern us and we have already taken these up with the department heads to ensure that they improve upon the the guest experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda - in the Himalayas soon. Do write to us at gmo@anandaspa.com should you require any assistance in planning your visit.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Address: The Palace Estate, | Tehri - Garhwal,, Narendranagar 249175, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Tehri Garhwal District > Narendranagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Price Range: £401 - £878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ananda in the Himalayas 5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ananda in the Himalayas is an award winning luxury destination spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy through a holistic approach, Ananda incorporates the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Yoga, along with contemporary International spa experiences. Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, Ananda in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja's palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy's Palace, world-class Spa, 70 deluxe rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Two of these villas are 2 bedroom villas and one is a single bedroom villa, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and the mountainside. With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise. Ananda signature wellness programs include Detox, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Weight Management, Stress Management, Yogic Detox, Ananda Yoga, Ananda Renew and Ananda Active. Getaway Spa packages starting at 2 or 3 nights are also available. ... more   less 
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