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Ananda in the Himalayas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This tranquil gem set in picturesque surroundings is my favorite weekend get away! From friendly, courteous yet very professional staff to excellent menu with healthy meal options ananda truly is a blissful experience.

My husband and I spent a weekend there recently, although, we enjoyed every aspect of our stay, the spa could improve with better management and a chill-out bar/lounge could be a good option for guests to enjoy a pre dinner drink. But, overall a great place and we intend to return soon.

Room Tip: To get the best view of the Ganges pick a room on higher floor. # 506 had great view.
  • Stayed: July 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.

The resort does have a bar - The Pavillion - adjacent to the restaurant.

We have noted your feedback on the Spa and regret any inconvenience that you may have had with them. The feedback has been taken up with the concerned department head who will work on improving the guest experience.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

One of the most exquisite places in India. Everything you could ask at a SPA, Hotel. Excellent food and service, the shops are wonderful, the natural views all over, tea time at the living room 4 o'clock english stile you can choose out of many places where to eat, have tea, meditate, walk, have fun or just enjoy. its a huge place!

Room Tip: They are all great justs go!
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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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 14 July 2014

One of the most professional and friendly staff.. It's a life changing experience.. If you wish to take a break from your work and stressful life plz go to anandas..I wld say thanks to Jishnu in reservations who really took care of evrything from my booking till the whole 7 days stay.. Someone anybody could rely on.. Thank to Jishnu n anandas for the beautiful experience..

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 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 in a small way we were able to contribute to some transformations in your lifestyle.

The team is grateful for your kind words about the service, we will pass on your compliments to Jishnu.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda - in the Himalayas.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I went to anandas for my bday weekend.. Which is like a tradition.. But it was my first time in this resort.. I love and have travelled to the best.. But this was something else.. The place.. The resort .. Facilities everything was 10 on 10. But the service was way beyond. It was wow!!!

The food was perfection.. The staff was so polite and caring.. That I just had to give this place a review the same day I got back ..

Loved every minute spent. Please just take a valley view room. Take the complete spa package.. The spas r not to b missed. Will surely go back again n again!!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ananda and our team was able to make the occasion memorable.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Nothing to rave about except for their F n B which is excellent.There are many more spa resorts which are better and cheaper in the rest of India. Found Ananda spa highly overrated . Most of the staff were clueless about most things or did not consider us important enough . Repeated queries were unanswered,only after a spate of complaints were we given good service, but it totally spoilt my holiday as the purpose of going to a spa resort is to unwind . It was a total failure!!!

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

Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

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

The team is keen to not only meet, but to exceed our guests expectations, we have obviously failed to do so during your visit. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you, may we humbly request you to treat this as an aberration and not the standard we aim to a achieve.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Food & Beverage offering and shall pass on your kind words to the team.

Do allow us an opportunity to redeem ourselves and to be of service to you again, we will be truly grateful for the opportunity to showcase the service that we are truly capable of.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I recently spent 3 nights at this serene property. Location, palace, vistas are spectacular. The peace and serenity here were well earned after spending time in the craziness of the city. Yoga, abs classes, vedanta and spa treatments were all amazing. Staff were all fantastic and so accommodating. Shout outs to Seema (yoga), Lakhan (trainer) and Monica at the front desk. They went above and beyond to take great care of us.

Grounds were beautiful, serene and peaceful. Food was good, plenty of choices and variety.

After staying at a 5 star in Delhi, I do have to say I was a little disappointed with my room. There was nothing wrong with it, but for the cost of my stay, it was very basic. Certainly not a deal breaker as I spent very little time in the room. Also, the spa could use some updating and there was no whirlpool which I would have liked.

  • 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. We have passed on your compliments to the individual team members whose names you have mentioned in your review.

We are grateful for your feedback on the rooms and the whirlpool on the Spa and shall work upon it.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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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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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: £419 - £841 (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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