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GK Conifer
Ranked #66 of 148 Dharamsala B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

For visiting Dharamshala and Mc Leonj this Hotel is the best possibility! The Rooms are clean and having a good size! The Hotel is in a very nice and quiet Area from Dharamshala! The Food and the Service for Lunch and Dinning is very good! The Welcome at the Hotel was unfortunately very bad! Very unfriendly staff is working on the Rezeption! You don't feel welcome! They couldn't find our Reservation which can happen but the way they worked it out was extremely unprofessional to speak with the Hotel Manager was almost not possible cause he had his Lunch!! They should start to get more professional and friendly , than this Hotel could be the best place to stay in Dharamshala! Going to The Tempel takes by Car 30 min! The Airport is 40 min. Away!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed here 2 times, our 1st visit is in July 2013 & 2nd in September 2013. Very good Hotel with modern amenities, Food quality & service is too good.Very Comfortable rooms with service satisfaction. recently they started swimming pool which is surprise to see in Hill station. Overall our experience is excellent.

Room Tip: We stayed in Executive Suite Room No 309 which is very good.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

It is a hotel situated in proper Dharamshala so if you have picturesque beauty in mind about Dharamshala then you will be greatly disappointed. There is no great view from any of the room i have gone through so at last accepted the fact with heavy heart. Though there is a park bang opposite of hotel, owner fails to utilised this as there is front wall of hotel facing this park. But if you are looking for convenience of business then this hotel be good for you.

Comparing price they charged I found facilities are not upto the mark. Even breakfast is also chargeable after paying Rs. 3000 + tariff!!! There is not safety chain on the room door and door was also not getting properly locked from inside. So maintenance needs to improve. Cleanliness of room was satisfactory as well of bath & hand towels. Bed was soring point as it was not mattress and I was getting sore back in the morning. There was no night lamp either. Wi-fi was chargeable !!??

As hotel is situated in residential area you cannot keep your windows open to have breath of fresh air. Management should have at least make window pane tinted or have semi transparent curtains so that guest can feel secured of privacy and at the same time can have fresh air in.

Only thing good is Food. Whatever I have tried was definitely good whether it is Chinese or Indian... Though the service was not prompt, taste of food made me forget everything.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
2  Thank OmZee
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Enter dharamsala and you will find this hotel. Good property ..comfortable rooms and mind you excellent food. Service was good. The only problem I had was when I visited the hotel ,there was no receptionist. Sounds funny but yes that was true. The service manager was looking after the guests but was unaware of the Tariff. I was so tired that I actually waited for the receptionist to come who took 20 minutes to com.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank nrz333
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

The hotel is pretty decent and close to the cricket stadium, but overall location sucks. There is nothing to do at all in evening other than to stay in hotel. Its close to residential area and other than the ground there is nothing to see at all. It better to stay at Mcleodganj and enjoy the touristy energy you get over there. Also there was some confusion over the meal i can have with MAP meal plan(first time i encountered such thing). Anything i decided to eat was apparently not part of MAP plan which was a bummer. There was a limited number of dish which i could order. so not really ideal when you have to eat as per their recommendation and not your!! Anyways the staff was not rude over it and had been patient and didnt make the stay that bad.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Dear Traveller, please do not stay in this hotel. My mobile got robbed from my room when me and my wife were out for the day. When we complained to the hotel manager we were told that it is not possible, insinuating that we were not telling the truth. This horrific, unprofessional, demotivated, 'give a damn attitude' was shocking. They were either trying to protect their staff or they were just not interested in solving the issue or they were all into this scam. The mobile cost me approx. Rs 10,000/-. You cannot trust the hotel staff, including the top management at all. When we asked for the hotel manager, we were told very casually that the manager has not come to the hotel as yet (this is in the morning). we were asked to wait until it got too late for us as we had to catch a flight. I think the hotel staff were all involved in the 'scam'. Since we had to catch a flight, we had no time to push this issue with the police. If we had the time and if we had pushed this matter I am sure the mobile would have appeared and they would have given some excuse. Also, most attractive services advertised on the website were not available - hot water was limited, the shower had no force at all, no swimming pool, there were no Gym facilities available. Even if the rooms are good and even if the prices seem to be attractive, if you cannot feel safe in the hotel, then its just not worth it. check into this hotel at your own risk.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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gkconifer1, Guest Relations Manager at GK Conifer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for writing a review for our hotel.

Sir will you please confirm me when you stayed at our hotel, in your review you said that you stayed at hotel in Feb 2013, first of i want to clear that in Feb we are fully sold out with cricket teams there's Ranji Trophy going on in Dharamshala.

And Sir i want to clear 1 thing more that in Feb 2013, Dharamshala Airport is not operational so where you board the flight as you said in you responce & 1 thing more there's no flight to Ludihana my dear from Dharamshala.

There are many more things which i can clear but i don't wana, i will request you to please do not post these type of Fake Reviews on websites. If you have any problem or query you can call me.

Regards

Jaspreet Singh
7503131313
sales@gkconifer.com

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

we had an amazing stay here, dharmashala is a beautiful place and even this hotel has a awsome view, specially from the terrace, everything was amazing about the hotel, just found it a little expensive.the staff was really good and helpful. kep it up!

Room Tip: all rooms are nice
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank 892pankaj
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gkconifer1, Guest Relations Manager at GK Conifer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Dear Sir

I would like to thanks you for choosing gkConifer Hotel, we like to see you again at our hotel.

Regards
Jaspreet Singh
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sales@gkconifer.com

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Address: Civil Lines, Dharamsala 176215, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala
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Ranked #66 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Dharamsala
Price Range: £44 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — GK Conifer 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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