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.

Bull's Retreat

Certificate of Excellence
Opp. Petrol Pump, Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Bull's Retreat
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Bull's Retreat
Bull's Retreat
Bull's Retreat
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    49
    16
    1
    1
    4
See reviews for
36
7
3
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (71)
  • Mar-May only
    (27)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (17)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience to this resort, very nice property to stay in.. Calm, clean, safe resort. It was a relaxing experience away from delhi busy life.. Mr Manzoor was helpful manager who handled everything with a smile :) will surely revisit this property again. Regards

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hyderabad, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Home away from Home! Bulls Retreat, an experience worth living in the arms of Himalayas @ Rishikesh ! Right from striking the deal with us to bidding us adieu, Manzoor was a perfect host. The location, the connectivity, the coordination on adventure to leisure activities all were so well coordinated by the Bulls team, we barely had even a minute... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the resort. This is an outstanding resort. They key areas of safety, cleanliness, and professionalism are top notch. One key area where you can see the difference is when you interact with (say) white water rafting groups from other resorts, the professionalism of folks employed by this resort is several notches above the others.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noida, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunshine, fresh air, greenery, warmth and hospitality - that's Bull's Retreat, Shivpuri. Three generations of our family had a wonderful holiday together at this beautiful resort. We had lovely time with our grandchildren, playing games, sitting around the bonfire and singing songs. Special thank you to the staff for arranging a birthday cake on request. Bull's Retreat is an ideal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So after a memorable solo holiday that I took in April'14, this year, I was back at Bull's Retreat with my family and friends. We were a group of 14 people of mixed age group.The youngest member was 6 years old and the oldest 88 and I can assure you that each one of us had an amazing time. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gurgaon, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks bulls retreat , for lovely holiday, that we had with our family, best part was our dog also stayed with us, my 3 boys of 8 and twins of 5 didnot want to go back.beach camp experience was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in Shivpuri, roughly 16-18kms ahead of the chaos of main Rishikesh. It is bang on the road-side and the whole of resort area is not very big, but okay. A 10-12 minutes walk, (downhill rocky trek) will take you to a Rafting Starting Point. River Bank is not very easy. Rocky and treacherous. Rooms are nice. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the words of appreciation. We are trying to expand our menu, and your comments will definitely be considered. Thank you again. More 

Berlin, Germany
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great few nights at Bulls Retreat with good staff and great food. Easy to access the main road to get to other activities. Friendly Col Ahuja and other staff. Basketball, badminton, trampolines - practically, an adult's playground! A relaxing retreat!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

"An adults playground" ... how perfectly worded is that! Thank you - appreciate the awesome review. Do visit us at our Tons camp in May/June. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very simple place with rot iron furniture and itvmakes a squeaky sound which disturbed my sleep the whole night. The bathroom seat had a stain which was notified to the manager and removed immidiately. Far from Rishikesh and located on the main busy highway (not at all quiet during the day). Beyter have your own car to travel to and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your frank review - it's truly appreciated. Since you've given this review a week back, I presume you were at Bull's Retreat during the busiest season in Rishikesh - the long Good Friday weekend. Which is why it took you 45 minutes to get in - the highway is packed with rafters and holiday-goers. We had in... More 

New Delhi, India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was travelling with my mom to Rishikesh. She wanted a religious trip while I wanted my adventure. It was a difficult act to balance. I has stayed at other properties of MHE before and I chose Bull's retreat thinking that I will get the same personal attention that i have got before. On the way to Bull's from Rishikesh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you! Really appreciate this lovely review. I'm glad your mother was well taken care of. We do take care to ensure that kids and the older generation don't get bored while everyone else is out rafting or trekking. Please do visit us again soon. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

89 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (60)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay