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Ananda in the Himalayas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

One of the best place I have ever stayed in the midst of Himalaya spread over vast hilly land. Surronded with lush green environment. Very curteous staff. Great Spa experience. Room with great view from the balcony and bathroom. It is all value for money. Delicious food with extra helpful staff

Room Tip: Book in advance (spa and room)
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  • Stayed: August 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. Our staff is our greatest asset and we are glad that they served you well.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed at this property in Dec 2007.

High up in the mountains…this resort/spa is a absolute delight. The picturesque surroundings,clean and fresh mountain air, the tranquility in the environment is an experience in itself. The bathrooms have one wall of glass and one can have sweeping glimpse of the mountains and valley from the bathtub. The spa probably is a little over-rated. Have had better experiences in other places. The staff are quite professional and courteous.The healthy options available in the restaurant combined with the different yoga and spa programs do make it a different kind of get-away.

Room Tip: Ask for Valley facing rooms.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank LataV
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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 feedback on the Spa has been communicated to the concerned department head who will definitely use it to improve the guest experience.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is one of the best weekend holidays that I have had. The property is set far away from the madding crowd and it is so peaceful and tranquil that you can actually hear yourself think. It was very easy to navigate the website or call their toll free number to get the details. It is a great place for relaxing and the spa treatments are heavenly. The staff is very helpful, friendly and courteous and they go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. I had requested for a late check out and they obliged. Even the meal options are great and the quantity is more than enough for one person.
There are 2 ways to get to Ananda -
a. Take a train till Haridwar and then a taxi. It is just over an hour from the station
b) Flight to Dehradhun and a taxi. It is about 45mins from the airport.

Some things to keep in mind
1. Take the 2+1 night offer as just 2 nights seem quite inadequate.
2. Take the all inclusive offer as that is most economical - which is breakfast+dinner+spa
3. Children below 14 not allowed
4. There is no accommodation available for drivers so either self drive or take a train or flight
5. Book your spa treatments in advance.
6. There are alot of activities like Yoga, Golf, cooking etc which you can do or you can generally relax.
7. Do wear the white kurta pyjama they give in the rooms as it makes you feel so peaceful and relaxed. Perfect for the weather over there.
8. Must have is the morning tea they serve. It is so refreshing that I used to wait for it to come in the mornings.
9. Ask for the week activity schedule so you plan your days.

It is definitely heaven on earth.

Room Tip: If you plan to spend alot of time in the room, then choose the valley view rooms.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Archiki
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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. Your tips for other travellers are most helpful and will definitely enhance the Ananda experience for them.

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 19 August 2014 via mobile

I have been here on a conference. Fantastic place if you look for relaxing and spa treatments! I eould really recommend this place if you want some peace and relaxing time with your wife/husband.

Conference facilities good and service of staff good. However...

In their restaurant the serving are really........... Slow......... If you are a group as we are you eill after a while feel a stress due to the very very slow servings. They served the pre-drink at the dame time as the pre-course and the wine. The light was so low lo so you couldnt actually see the food you are. Understand that is is part of their concept but would still prefer a more rapid servings and also some more lights around the dinnenr table.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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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 and for taking the time to write a review of your experience. It was a pleasure to meet you during your stay.

We are happy to hear that your overall stay met with your expectations and that you enjoyed being here for your company conference.

Most of our guests prefer to dine at a leisurely pace as they are here on holiday. We however recognise the need for speedier service for guests attending company meetings. We hope you were satisfied with steps taken by us such as taking meal orders for your group in advance which led to faster service when you arrived at the restaurant from your conference.

Look forward to welcoming you back on a wellness programme when you have more time to enjoy the Ananda experience. Do let us know at gmo@anandaspa.com if we could be of any assistance whatsoever.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

From the get go, we had problems getting in touch with the hotel on their 1-800 number when we wanted some information. We had requested and confirmed 2 rooms, each with two separate beds but we were given rooms with a single Queen-size bed. We were made to wait for a long time before we were given the correct rooms. Spa treatments were average and the spa staff were indifferent to us. The staff could not provide any information on the side trips organized by them such as our trip for the "Aarti". Checking out also took a long time. Overall, it felt that the staff were inexperienced and indifferent. I have experienced better service when I have visited during peak season and there are a lot of foreigners around. The only saving grace was the F&B which as many reviewers have noted is quite good.

  • Stayed: July 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 visit.

At the outset, please allow us to express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you, our endeavour is not only to meet, but to attempt to exceed the expectations of our guests, we have obviously failed to do so. May we humbly request you to treat this as an aberration and not the standard we aim to achieve.

We would be very grateful if you would allow us another chance to be of service to you and to showcase the service that we are truly capable of.

Do write to us at gmo@anandaspa.com so that we could ensure a memorable and comfortable future visit to Ananda.

It gives us great pleasure to note that the Food & Beverage team was able to deliver as was expected from them.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur

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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.
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  • 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!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank anacamachobrunner
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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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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: £425 - £875 (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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