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Ananda in the Himalayas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This place is absolutely fabulous if u r looking to take a break from city's hectic and chaotic lifestyle. Nestled in the Himalayas, this palace turned hotel offers u a divine experience in wellness.
It is an hour's drive from Dehradun airport.once u reach there u r very well greeted and check in is smooth.You are given activity sheets for the daily activity schedule conducted free at the hotel.The spa is the best feature of this resort.But It is advisable to get in touch with the spa team and book ur treatments 2 weeks prior to ur arrival in order to avoid disappointment due to non availability of time slots.The spa team helps u choose the right treatment and makes you feel rejuvenated.There are various packages available also like detox or weight loss programs.The best season to visit is sept to nov or march to april. pl do try all the activities conducted by the resort to gain maximum advantage of your stay.The staff is very friendly and hospitable and make u feel right at home.It is also advisable that u choose a premium valley room on the higher floors to get a gud view of the ganges and the holy town of rishikesh. You can also visit the ganga aarti which is done everyday at rishikesh for which the resort makes arrangement on request.

All in All it is an amazing experience worth trying at least once...and i assure u .. that u will not regret it.

Room Tip: premium valley rooms on the higher floors
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations. Your tip to other guests to book Spa treatments in advance is very useful as the Spa does tend to get booked very fast.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My recent 4 day visit to the Ananda Spa was a much needed break after 7 months of busy routine life. And it was a perfect getaway for me and my wife. Had booked the Couples Package for our trip, which was quite balanced in terms of planning, therapy treatments, daily activities and most importantly Unwinding.
Best part of the property is that it is completely away from the busy life one has today. Most of the parts don't find good mobile range and specially being away from the mobile was an added relaxing point. Overall i got what i had envisaged, peaceful environs, well developed spa with good treatments and pleasant and soothing staff.
Food was the highlight for me. Excellent food with even better personalised attention made my trip a perfect gateway from the day to day life. From special requests to setting up specialised dinner on my wifes birthday, they made sure that the moments spend there are worth the price and experience.
Facilities in the resort are adequate, with sufficient options for one to relax, with a special focus on fitness and soul finding. Be it Yoga, Mediattion, Ayurvedic authentic treatments to State of Art Gym, they have all of it sorted for one to detox and rejuvenate.
Rooms i would say remain the moderate factor of the resort. I had booked the Garden Suite, which is very quite and well placed to find serenity and privacy. The interiors were also OK, but i felt that the rooms need an upgrade given that the same must have been furnished almost a decade or more before. There needs to be a refreshing of the interiors as some parts and furniture seems fading out.
Spa Treatments, i would say are 4 out of 5. though i had expected an 5 but still it dint disappoint. May be i have set my standards too high and was comparing it with Polynesian Spa of Rotorua, New Zealand, but overall well planned and nothing to be disappointed about.

Overall great place to unwind, relax, rejuvenate and the white Kurta Pajama still beacons me everyday, they were very soothing and comfortable and i think they made the entire resort feel like a themed resort, made to delivery peace of mind !!

Room Tip: i had chose the Garden Suite, which had a small private garden and was on the lower ground floor of...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations. We have also noted your feedback regarding the rooms and the spa treatments and shll work upon them so that we are able to provide our guests a better experience.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Just checked out of the hotel and writing this review at Dehradun airport. The stay at Ananda seems surreal. The place has indescribable vibes of serenity and calm. Perhaps the best hotel I've stayed in. The staff is incredibly courteous and can really spoil you and make your return to normal life that much harder.
The manager, Nitin, leads the way in setting extremely high standards in service quality. The front desk staff, the restaurant staff, spa and club car drivers are all extremely mannered.
There were some glitches in my room but the it was handled well and they made it up quite nicely. I always believe that any lapse in quality of service is an amazing opportunity to show the real character of the hotel values and Ananda just proved me right.
Highly recommended. Don't think twice.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the team was able to react in a timely manner to your feedback on the room.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Ananda was all that it promised and much more. We visited from 11-14th June 2014 and the place truly lived up to its name. We were a family of 4 and had taken 2 valley view rooms. The view of the Ganges and the town of Rishikesh below was truly enchanting by the night.
From the traditional welcome to the ride to our rooms in golf carts and all the interesting information about the property on the way was truly Charming. Mr. Rathore and Mr Rajesh were very helpful.
The rooms are cool , inviting & the housekeeping is top class. Loved the morning wake up with the ginger lemon tea.
Their Spa is top notch and very efficiently managed by Ms. Ritu. The massages and facials are worth every penny spent. Highly Recommended. There is a list of activities you can keep yourself busy with- Yoga Sessions,Talks on vedanta,golf sessions,cooking class, etc. All are very good.
Along with the soul, they take very good care of your tummy as well!
F&B manager Dev and his team manage the restaurant and the food is very good. Each and every dish we ordered was cooked to perfection.We tried almost every cuisine and were all praises. Good work Chef! Thanks Sumit,Vishal,Javi,Puii and the team at the restaurant.
Thanks also to Vipin, the golf instructor for our first golf session.
Highly recommend for all those wishing to reconnect with nature and our beautiful traditions.

Room Tip: Take the valley view room!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations. Your praise for the team members has been passed on to them and we are sure they will be motivated by it.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Ananda was fantastic!!! Spent three wonderful days there where I really enjoyed everything...The staff, food, services along with the sense of being literally secluded, was what I was looking for. Everyone respects the usage of mobiles and you really get to relax at all times. Classes held here are for everyone's taste and time really flies when you want to meditate and devote some time to yourself. If you are looking for something different, unique and want to see what nature is all about, Ananda is the place to come!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Haven in the Himalayas.

It was really good experience to stay in this hotel with nature.
Situated in mountains and greenery.

Healthy and testy food and yoga classes.
Helping and friendly staff.

Large clean rooms and forest facing balcony.
I stayed here with my wife and we enjoyed the nature and stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Ananda is beautiful. It is isolated and serene and the perfect place to find your peace or rejuvenate your body.
Situated on the slopes surrounding the palace of the Maharaja of Theri Garhwal the property is exquisitely maintained. The rooms are tastefully done. Choose one that faces the valley from where the town of Rishikesh can be seen with the mighty Ganges winding thro it. Then every evening, sit down and watch the lights in the town of Rishikesh way below, come on one-by-one, like stars twinkling in the night sky. It's magical & for me was the best part of the Ananda experience.
Also enjoyed the trek that was arranged to a nearby temple - a 10K walk uphill. Wish this was a daily feature.
The food was a disappointment though - expected a much higher quality & variety. But their famed ginger-lemon tea that is freely available all through the day, is superb.
Spa facilities were top of the line.
Prices are in line with any 5-star property.

Room Tip: Room should be Valley facing, higher floors. This gives the best view of Rishikesh & the Ganges.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our services met with your expectations. We are grateful for your feedback on the food and have shared it with our Chef so that he can improve upon our offering.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Additional Information about Ananda in the Himalayas

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: £420 - £840 (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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