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Norling House

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Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala 176057, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just 4-5 rooms and every room done up beautifully. The food there is our vegetarian but very very tasty. You don't really miss non veg. There is a small tour inside the institute where they take you through what all is done there. You can learn thangka painting or block painting or do nothing and just chill. A beautiful gompa/... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

In theory this place looks amazing. In reality - NOT SO. just take a look at the pictures I enclosed. Maintenance is poor. rooms need repainting urgently, holes in rugs etc. Breakfast was toast, jam and tea and should have been avoided. The grounds are kept well, the store has nice things but extremely expensive.

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Thank Sami N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Very quiet, peaceful, flourishing place. Lovely area, all rooms are decorated in the same style Tibetan masters. Good room service (daily cleaning with change of towels), laundry service quality. You can bargain the price with the manager of the hotel)))

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Defined as a guest house but with all amenities required, we stayed in the Dragon Suite with views over the valley - a clean and good sized room but a very small shower room. Very friendly and part of the Norbulingka Institute which is set up to cultivate and promote Tibetan culture and crafts and one can visit the workshops... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were three families and spent just one night here last week. The Norbulingka institute where the Norling House is situated is a dreamworld, quaint and beautiful set in acres of greenery, running water, peace and quiet. They have a small cafe called the Humming Bird cafe, which serves basic but decent food. Norling House is a small guesthouse with... More 

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delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first thing that strikes you on entering the premise is the peace and tranquility. Located in the premise of Norling Monastry, it give you a divine peace and time to unwind and time to yourself. Thanks

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Richmond, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I enjoyed the Norbulingka grounds on a previous visit to India, so I decided to stay on site. It was a huge disappointment. Before anyone claims unrealistic expectations, I know that hotels in India are different than in the States, and have stayed at other guesthouses in India. Norbu house was lacking. I had reserved a particular room, but they... More 

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Madikeri, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Norling house is a charming property set amidst the norbulingka grounds. The staff every where does their best especially at the front desk I think his name is tenzen .The only issue as other guests have pointed out is that it is getting run down. There are dogs everywhere including in the lobby sometimes. the property is surrounded by running... More 

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Rajasthan, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Based upon the reviews on tripadvisor we decided to stay at the norling guesthouse situated inside the norbulingka institute. Although a bit far from dharamsala and mcleodganj (around 20-25 mins by taxi ) this place came as a surprise to us in terms of the environment and the peace it exuded. Truly a great place to unwind and relax just... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

relaxing Stay. Breakfast at garden Cafe is too good. perhaps Cafe can have something (lesser menu) post 9pm to cater to late arriving guests or departures. courteous staff and helpful Greenery is good all around, well maintained. Monastery steps and in-house artisans is fabulous concept.

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