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Bull's Retreat

Opp. Petrol Pump, Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
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Ranked #4 of 39 hotels in Rishikesh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
anusant Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with family. Good clean rooms, well equipped. Have great home made kind of food. Snacks were very good too. Service is good. Good location. Have lawns, bon fire, and other water sports. Did white water rafting and was an exhilarating experience. Good trained staff with all safety gear.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Anusant, for such a splendid review! Glad you enjoyed the rafting:-). Do join us again when our MHE Beach Camp opens in October. More

Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights stay at Bulls Retreat.Had a very pleasant and relaxing stay. An ideal place for nature lovers. You can walk to ganga in about ten minutes. Also there is view point on hill top which is also about fifteen minutes rigorous climb up the mountain. The view of ganga from there is breathtaking. the staff is... More

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Rishabh, for the detailed review. We immediately implemented the Thermos flasks in the room for cold water - thank you for suggesting that. Regarding the room service, I apologize for any inconvenience caused. However, in defense of my team, we encourage people to join other guests in Karakoram - the dining hall, all part of the family atmosphere... More

New Delhi, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Hospitality from the hotel staff and crew members which made the stay a memorable one. Beautiful place and some delicious food served over here. A very good place to visit and stay at @ BULL'S Retreat an affordable price and take away wonderful memories with me. Will be back again during my next trip to rishikesh.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. We do hope you will visit us again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is exactly as advertised. A peaceful oasis. We took a non ac bus from jaipur and we exhausted when we arrived. The staff was so helpful and attentive. This was the best part of our trip. The morning walk was peaceful and beautiful. The white water rafting was exciting and fun! I will definitely be back when I... More

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Christi! Really happy that you made it there! Come on over to our MHE Beach Camp when we open in October:-) More

Jalandhar, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Couldn't have asked for anything better ............... BLISSFULL !!!!!!! Best was the service provided after u come enjoying all the way from rafting . The staff was condescending at all times . UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS BOTH AT SHIVPURI AND AT BULL'S RETREAT

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Shantanu, do visit us again - this time at our MHE Beach Camp when it opens in October. More

New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bull's Retreat is the perfect stay for couples - friends or family who wants to enjoy beauteful nature - relax and have fun close to the banks of River ganges. The service and food is exceptional and staff is very flexible related to planning of food between River Rafting or other activities.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Allan, for the kind words. I'm happy to hear you had a great time. More

Jalandhar, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Nice clean bed rooms and washroom. Excellent ambience with dinstinctive furniture inside the rooms provided a very peaceful resting place. Manageress Mrs. Shridhar made sure our stay was made homely and comfortable. Food is excellent. Must try the special banana dessert. Awesome.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Uday, for this wonderful review! Please do visit us again. More

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice lawns, location away from the hustle bustle of concrete jungle, restaurent serving great food with different menu each day. Bonfire in the night in the main lawn is worth spending few hours around it. Cosy rooms, neat and clean bathroom. Room service need a bit more improvement but overall a stay worth repeating again.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mrinalini, thank you for the lovely feedback. I'm happy to hear that you and your friends had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and one night at the MHE beach camp. I must say the rooms were very clean and had this homely feel to them. The staff was very helpful. Amruta from the front desk was really helpful and showed us around. We stayed one night at the MHE beach camp which is a must do... More

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Dear Mrinalini, I'm happy to hear you and your friends had a good trip. Hope you will visit us again soon! More

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Bull's Retreat is the best place if you dream of a destination away from the madding crowd and the hustle and bustle of city life.My hubby and me found solace in the lap of nature with the life time experience of river rafting in the roaring Ganges.The staff was caring and courteous and the food was awesome.The nature walk and... More

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you smsonam291 - so happy to hear you had a calm and peaceful holiday! More

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Address: Opp. Petrol Pump, Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Rishikesh
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rishikesh
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bull's Retreat (Originally Aaranyya by the Ganges) is named after its mentor Col. Narinder ‘Bull’ Kumar, one of India's most celebrated mountain climbers. The resort welcomes adventurers and pilgrims alike. Nestled amidst a lush forest and landscaped gardens on the Badrinath yatra route, it’s just a 30 min drive from Rishikesh. Rafting and trekking for the adventurous, or yoga and mediation on our own private beach on the Ganga for the introspective – take your pick. ... more   less 
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