We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Pure unadulterated bliss” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Eagles Nest

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dharamsala
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Hotel Eagles Nest
Ranked #40 of 134 Dharamsala B&B and Inns
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
76 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Pure unadulterated bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Just found this place by chance & planned a trip just to stay at this place. The booking was done over the email, though the replies were not very prompt. An advance of 50% was required for a confirmation & once that was done, off we went. To state that we had gone there with a lot of apprehension would be an understatement as there was practically nil information about the place & was quite pricey also. However there was one phone call from the manager enroute & we were happy to know that the reservation has been done.
Location:
The place is located in Upper Dharamkot, about 8 Kms from the Mcleodganj Square. It is located enroute to the trek to Triund & forks off from the Gallu temple. The car can go upto the temple & the drive itself is quite adventurous, We met the representative of the hotel at Dharamkot itself who guided us to Gallu temple. We were greeted by the staff & a horse as the hotel requires a further trek of around 700 metres on foot through dense & beautiful forest. The walk was pretty exciting with the luggage being taken care off by the staff & my kids being taken care off by the horse on its back.
Hotel:
The building is an old Raj era building & what a marvelous construction it is. It is a double storey structure with rooms on both the ground & the first floor. The central space is the dining hall. The hotel is located amongst deodars & a number of Rhododendron trees & is extremely charming. The himalayas are so close that you can literally smell them. From amongst the many places that I have been to in Himachal, this place had the best views of the Himalayas. Rightly so as it was almost mid way on way to Triund & so the views were almost half as good as at Triund. It also has a wonderful view point facing Dharamsala from where it was even possible to view the cricket stadium way down below.
Room:
The hotel has both Suites, having 2 bedrooms & rooms. We had booked ourself at the Mughal Suite which was a 2 room affair. The rooms was fairly spacious & well maintained & was very tastefully & elegantly done. The best part was the sit out outside the room towards the mountains having a cosy seating arrangement. The bathroom was also very neat & clean & we had no problems at all inspite of the fact that it got extremely cold. I also had a look at the other rooms & the suites & I have promised myself that the next time I go there I shall book myself into the Dhauladhar Room which was simply fabulous & had astounding views.
Food:
Wonderful. The food was homely & very tasty. The vegetable soup, the egg fried rice, the apple custard everything was top notch. The after effects were also very smooth & had no problems whatsoever inspite of the fact that I overate.
Service:
Fantastic. The guys at the hotel were extremely efficient & sweet. All of them were local & had that typical pahadi innocence about them. On the night that we were there, it got extremely cold & so we had to wake up the guys at around 3 in the night. They did not complaint & put on the fire place with a smile. Wonderful.
Hosts:
The review would be incomplete without mentioning the hosts. Both Bo & Sheila were extremely friendly & warm & at the same time gave enough space to us. They were there all the time & yet there was no interference & we could enjoy the property as our own. Sheila was very kind & when she saw my wife struggling in the cold she provided her with additional sweaters & shawls. Hats off guys. You are doing a wonderful job.
Value for money & overall experience:
Simply awesome. Mindblowing. Would love to go there again. The Himalayas were so close that you could literally touch them, feel them, smell them. Though some people might find it a little expensive, once you are there, you would appreciate the effort that one has to put in to provide even the basic amenities at such a location & the price would appear reasonable. 10 on 10. Simply bliss.

Room Tip: The dhauladar room has the best view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank vinayMumbai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    24
    13
    4
    2
    0
See reviews for
18
12
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Hebrew first
  • Any
English first
London, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Been staying at Eagles Nest a number of times during the last 5 years , always looking forward to going back. Best location in the Dharamsala area, the only place where you get views of the Dhauladar mountains and the Kangra Valley. One of the friendliest hotels I have ever stayed in, the owners go out of their way to make you comfortable. Very clean, no bugs of any kind, no mosquitoes either, the place is at 2000 m altitude. Not sure what another review here is referring to, I have certainly never ben bitten by anything other than the desire to return to this wonderful place. Highly recommended ! Excellent vegetarian food, btw.

Pictures, I took these, views from the back and the front of the hotel.

Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank climber23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Looking down from the point at the edge of the cliff above the Dali Lama's temple and residence in McCloud Gunge , the sun rays paint the Himalayan snow orange red at sunset your lungs reeled with the clear fresh air eagles soare above peace and quite around the night chill creeping in, the warm indoor lounge awaits you at your own pace! this is the life. themed bedrooms marveled baths/ shower a game of Mexican dice with the host and memories to last till my next visit SOON

Room Tip: All rooms face the Himalayan view
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DEADSEATOEVEREST
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

Awesome location and fantastic views, excellent place , only drawback is that the rooms are crawling wih bugs and the owners being eco freindlies will not use any insecticides in the location, came back with bug bites all over, guess you got to count that as part of the "adventure".Friendly staff, next time i go there will probably take a mosquito net along .

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank rcv_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

Once you cross the tiny village of Dharamkot above McLeod Ganj, you drive up a kucha road (ie strewn with rocks) that can give the tourist taxi driver from Delhi (originally from Punjab) a heart attack (and may heaven help you if you reach after sundown). You reach Gallu, where you park your car, and hopefully, Chandra the horse is waiting for you. In any case, you trek up 15-20 min (kids whinging), wondering whether you have made the right holiday choice. (For old people who are nervous climbers, the walk up could be daunting, but the semi fit can easily manage. Our children aged 7 and 5 managed well - Chandra managed one, and the other walked).

But you need to get to Eagle's Nest and see why it is worth all of this as is the five star rating we gave. The warmth, grace, service and care of the owner (we met one of the two British owners) and the staff, the serenity and the views make it a lovely holiday experience. The meals are of the home cooked kind - a list of house speciality items put up so that easy choices can be made would be a welcome plus. For those with kids, that the meals are served on the dot at the requested time is a huge plus.

The place is also a good halfway point for further treks upwards - in the right season, the snow is close at hand, but we went mid May and missed the accessible snow area by a week - it would have been arduous to get to the snowline. The hotel staff are very accommodating with helping out on treks, and they seem naturally skilled in dealing with children (and possibly crabby adults).

The rooms we stayed in was lovely - we stayed at the larger Tibetan room (there is also a large "Mughal" room) which is in the nature of suite - one bathroom, but two big beds in separate rooms. The resort's rooms surround the dining area - we had a problem on our last night, when a large holiday group landed up and we could hear them through their latish dinner (not to mention a loud rendition of "happy birthday to you" to soothe a child up well past its bed time) - we (and so should you) would request the owners/staff to adhere strictly to dinner rules (maybe an early switch off like in Vikram Maira's Sitla?). That would then qualify for a another half star over five.

Even the dogs are charming and the horse is a character!

We hope to return and we dare say so will you.

Room Tip: Mughal or Tibet rooms for a budget group of 4
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sminwalla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ajit K, Manager at Hotel Eagles Nest, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thank you sminwalla for your thoughtful review.
Yes, it is a journey for those committed to shanti (peace) as we pride ourselves in creating a peaceful atmosphere here at the Gateway to the Himalayas...
Your comments regarding the other guests' conversation sound (including the Happy Birthday song) has been taken to heart and we strive to maintain a modicum of quiet when other guests
are staying in the hotel as well.
It might have been a exceptional moment where we neglected to communicate that to our singing guests.
Our apologies for any disturbance it might have caused.
Looking forward to sharing the Himalayas wit you again sometime soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

I took my teeneage daughter to Hotel Eagles Nest and was blown away by the tremendous views and location. The hotel is goregous with great bedrooms all have fantastic views and the bathrooms are all marble. The homecooked food was simply deicious and can have cooking lessons too! All in all it was heavenly and will definately go back.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank lisagalton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco,California USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2010

From the sweet & wonderful driver who picked us up at the train station in Pathankot to the beutiful drive in the jeep on up into the Himalayan forest peak where we were met with porters to assist us with carrying our luggage the short ways through the wooded trail to Eagle's Nest Hotel, I have to say that the journey was definitely worth the trip...The immanent Dhauladaur Himalayas were looming in their stunning beauty.
But the prize at the end of the rainbow is the Eagle's Nest Hotel itself. A re-constructed Victorian mansion, set in the forest, it's been upgraded to 21st century standards with solar water heating and beautiful marble bathrooms. Plus the grounds are to die for...
India is often noteworthy for the few opportunities it affords for silence-especially in areas as well-travelled as the Dharamsala region.
This place is far above the noise and din and a genuine place for retreat!
The staff was a delight and the meals served were exceptional.
We stayed in the Craven Cottage Suite which has an enormous picture window looking out onto the Himalayas at eye level no less...
Our only complaint was that we had to leave after only 5 days.
(How can we move in?)
Plus Chandra the horse is cute and love's snacks.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank JohnC4242
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ajit K, Manager at Hotel Eagles Nest, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thank you John for writing!
We love it when others appreciate our little jewel in the Himalayas.
So good to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Eagle's Nest when you're
ready for another stretch of peace & quiet and Himalayan happiness!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dharamsala
0.4 mi away
Pink House
Pink House
#3 of 21 in McLeod Ganj
4.0 of 5 bubbles 650 reviews
2.2 mi away
Fortune Park Moksha
Fortune Park Moksha
#1 of 21 in McLeod Ganj
4.0 of 5 bubbles 339 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hotel Sapphire
Hotel Sapphire
#46 of 69 in Dharamsala
3.5 of 5 bubbles 37 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Dharamkot Inn
Dharamkot Inn
#1 of 4 in Dharamkot
4.0 of 5 bubbles 47 reviews
0.3 mi away
Sky Pie Guest House
Sky Pie Guest House
#14 of 134 in Dharamsala
4.5 of 5 bubbles 109 reviews
0.3 mi away
Gipsy Kings Home Stay
Gipsy Kings Home Stay
#20 of 66 in McLeod Ganj
4.0 of 5 bubbles 16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Eagles Nest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Eagles Nest

Property: Hotel Eagles Nest
Address: Upper Dharamkot | Dharamsala Mcleodganj, Kangra District, Dharamsala 176219, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Dharamsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Eagles Nest 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eagles Nest is a unique resort set in 2sq kilometers of pristine forest landscape in the Himalayas of Himachel Pradesh, India. We are located in a very peaceful spot overlooking McLeodganj and the abode of HH the Dalai Lama. Perfect for fine dining, yoga, trekking, nature walks, mountaineering, badminton, horse riding, croquet, plus splash pool, Massage, all on site. All guest rooms with veranda and luxurious attached marble bathroom are decorated to showcase local cultures. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Eagles Nest Dharamsala, India, Asia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing