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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
Drifters' Inn & Cafe
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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was the most timely find. We had just gotten back from a 5-day trek of the Himalayas and needed a clean peaceful place with good beds and warm water, and Drifter's had it all. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful. The cafe downstairs had good food and great coffee. It was also well located - easily accessible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in a three bed room. Room clean, silent, well kept. Bathroom clean and everything was working properly. We did not try the restaurant but looked fine. Staff very kind and willing to help. Prices are average for high season. I would definitely come back.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thanks for staying with us. I was away and thus couldnt meet you and but glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Wish you the very best with your further travels. Happy Drifting! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 2 rooms for 2 nights stay in june as i had heard a lot about this place. This place was even better than I thought. The rooms were cosy and very nice considering the price. Overall the ambience is chilled out and makes you feel youthful. The food at drifters inn was however superb and nothing beats the... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us this summer. I really appreciate your gesture of sharing such sweet praise for you. It was our pleasure serving you. Pls do come stay with us again. Best wishes and happy drifting :) More 

chandigarh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drifters is the typical old Manali charm it has with excellent food but limited and expensive choice of wines.I had family over from the U.S. And they were surprised to find out that they could not take their own wine and pay for Corkage as is the norm in all over the U.S. As the Wine served was Table Wine... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting us for a meal with your family. And more thanks for sharing your feedback with us. As a policy we do not allow guests to bring their own alcohol (even if they want to pay corkage). We have a decent collection of Indian & International Wines at reasonable prices starting at INR 1200 for a... More 

Gurgaon, India
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been pretty late in posting a feedback for my stay at this place. I stayed at drifters' inn in the month of March 2014 (around holi). The rooms are pretty comfortable for the price its offered. Neat and tidy with soft bed, clean linen and quilt and hot water for a quick shower. You won't get a lot of... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and for remembering us even after a year :) We look forward to hosting you again... happy drifting! More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in old Manali, this place has everthing.. great location, covenient shopping area. The rooms are compact but for the price one pays are much more than worth it..each floor has a verandah with comfortable seating to enjoy the evenings.. they have a cafe on the ground floor that serves great breakfast and snacks through the day.. the staff is... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ujwal, Thanks for bunch for staying with us once again. It was really nice meeting you both again. You are right, we need to figure out a permanent problem for house flies... its the paid parking lot opposite us which gives us this problem in some of the road facing rooms during summers. We have already started doing sprays...... More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's a nice place to relax and have food. We ordered chicken sizzler, chicken wings, pasta and nachos. Nachos were amazing.Other food items were also good. They have nice ambiance and service.Restaurant's employees are soft spoken.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting us and for writing this review. Wishing you the very best... happy drifting!! More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply superb - The food, staff ,the view from sun deck - cozy, comfortable and a treat Checkin- check outs were smooth,Especially after i returned from a 6 day trek . rooms were clean. Ever smiling and greeting staff at the cafe..my 10 days were just BLISS :) i was travelling solo ,Nishanth and team took good care of me.Opportunity... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sunil, Thanks a huge bunch for staying with us. My pleasure meeting you and hosting you. And Rayo & I definitely look forward to meeting you again in winters :) Happy Drifting! More 

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Writing this review four years after staying there for two nights in early June 2011 .. Easy check in despite being in at very early hours around 5 am with prompt response to call regarding location.. Lovely ambience and amazing cafe with music n board games.. Looking forward for another stay.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for remembering us even after such a long time. We definitely look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes and happy drifting! More 

New Delhi, India
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The first thing that hits you when you enter your roon in Drifter's Inn is just how warm and comfy it is as compared to the cold outside. We had just a day in Manali and Drifter's Inn was a great part of it. The room was small clean and cozy. Having come down after trekking in the Parvati Valley,... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was our pleasure hosting you and million thanks for writing such a painstakingly detailed review. Such encouragement always pushes us to deliver better for our guests. We look forward to meeting you again. Happy drifting :) More 

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