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Bhandari Swiss Cottage

High Bank, Tapovan By Pass Road, Rishikesh, Rishikesh 249192, India
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Ranked #34 of 85 Rishikesh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 days on the top floor with amazing views of the mighty Ganga. At first it seems like the perfect sanctuary to relax after long and tiring travelling around India. We managed to negotiate and got a bargain for our stays in the newly renovated room on the top floor. Room and toilet were spacious and clean with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to Rishikesh fully intending to go whitewater rafting, take yoga and meditation courses, and to do whatever else was on offer. Unfortunately by the time we arrived I was really sick with delhi belly, and spent the next four days, more or less confined to the hotel. This was a great place to be sick! The room was... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing views over the river Ganges and great value rooms. I stayed in an a/c room for 800 rupees with non a/c being around 300. The room was spotless as it was in a recent addition with nice ensuite and TV with cable. The wifi is decent and the surrounding restaurants were also good. Overall a great place to stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A hotel gets its reputation from its staff's hospitality. This hotel is zero at it!! You would rather like to suffer then to ask them for anything. I was on my first trip to rishikesh, the beauty of rishikesh is amazing everyone is gonna love that... but when you are tired after your trip to the hills , you want... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Nice comfortable hotel in Rishikesh. View and Landscaping provide a nice feel to the place. The Hotel and the surrounding area seem to be the Backpackers haven for the town. So the feel is more International than Indian but was perfect for segment of the trip. Staff was aloof but helpful whenever I needed assistance. Check out the several restaurants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This hotel has a pretty garden, nice spacious rooms and a terrific view. Book in advance in high season! Restaurant looks georgeous especially in the evening, but service can be a bit slow. Staff is very friendly and relaxed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the best room in this place. The views are amazing!! I am giving this a low rating because of the following - unfortunately there is absolutely no customer service. The front desk manager can be rude and demeaning when you ask for new towels, room cleaning, toilet paper, etc. You have to ask for cleaning before noon.... More

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lovely. Little hotel very helpful staff especially Deepak in the travel office. I wasn't well for a day & couldn't ,have been in a nicer hotel to relax,.they organised a white water rafting for us which was great fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I booked one night here enroute to an ashram nearby. On arriving I was unsure where to go as the rickshaw driver only stopped at the bottom of the path but its a 20 yard walk up to the hotel. It is set in a community called High Bank, a 30 minute walk from Laxman Jhula. High Bank has everything... More

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Rishikesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have been at Bhandari Swiss Cottage now two times, both for several months and I would come back again and again. It is so much cleaner than ashrams I have been to, in fact, this would be a 5-star hotel compared to the ashrams where I have been. The view of the Himalayas is incredible, as it the view... More

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Address: High Bank, Tapovan By Pass Road, Rishikesh, Rishikesh 249192, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Rishikesh
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rishikesh always reminds one of the gushing waters of Ganges river with all its adventure sports like river rafting, paragliding, Jungle safari. Rishikesh is also known for its serene and peaceful atmosphere where most people choose to do Yoga and mediation to calm their nerves and rejuvenation. While on your trip to refresh yourself, stay at Bhandari Swiss Cottage and stimulate your body with ayurvedic massages .This is a clean, inexpensive and friendly hotel, with the attached restaurant. Enjoy the calm and beauty of the surroundings Rishikesh with Bhandari Swiss Cottage. Bhandari Swiss Cottage is a luxury resort, an undisputed top choice among hill resorts options across the country and luxury resorts choices at Rishikesh , with an extra touch in style, comfort and services. This happening place with pristine values of river Ganges and natures magic in the form of hill attraction is situated along country's beautiful Northern Region of Himalayas, a privileged location with panoramic breathtaking views of Himalayas, At Bhandari Swiss Cottage we offer an extensive variety of services, including: romantic honeymoon packages, tour & holiday packages, adventure tours, comfortable rooms, all with great Ganga view and surrounded with the captivating magic of the forests. In the evening, the breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti ceremony. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river Ganges flows through it. Rishikesh is world famous for White Water Rafting and Adventure . Rishikesh is not just known for its religious connection but also for its beautiful landscape. Surrounded by hills (the Lesser Himalayas) on three sides and holy Ganga River flowing through it, Rishikesh is an ethereal experience. Rishikesh is the gateway to famous Chardham which are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. In fact Bhandari Swiss Cottage at Rishikesh is a favorite of those coming to meditate and seek salvation. At Bhandari Swiss Cottage we try to provide various special services like Spa and Ayurvedic treatments and relaxation thought messages through experts and professionals. You can see a natural stream flows inside our reception area and passes through a tough transparent glass floor in our multi cuisine restaurant and submerge in Ganga after filling our pool. ... more   less 
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