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Opp. Petrol Pump, Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
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Bull's Retreat
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Rishikesh
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

totally horrible experience . as per trip adviser review i booked this property for me & my family friends but when we reached at resort it took more than hours from rishikesh. no proper attention by staff at desk at check in time and nobody served a simple glass of water . rooms were average. bed sheets & pillow cover... More 

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

Dear Guest, Bull's Retreat is around 18 KM from Rishikesh - which is about a 30 minute drive (you can check out google maps as well). Our address on TripAdvisor clearly states " Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road". Our website clearly states we're 30 minutes drive from Rishikesh. You seem to have been misinformed about our location. Our water is... More 

New Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stayed with my family. It was my worst experience from the service and attitude perspective. Initially there were instances where the staff had a casual attitude to provide any service, waited long time to get the room cleaned or taking lot of time to deliver the order in restaurant Some experiences are mentioned below :- 1. Starting with the positives... More 

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

I thank you for your review and I'm happy to hear you had a great time rafting with us. I'd just like to point out that our address on Trip Advisor clearly states " Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road". Our website also clearly states that we're at a distance from Rishikesh. So I'm sorry if you seem to have got... More 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Bulls Retreat for 4 nights. We were extremely pleased with the level of service and the quaintness of the retreat! We loved every moment of it and they have plenty of activities to engage in. The rafting was superb by Arjun and the manager Neeru was more than accommodating when we showed up and... More 

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

I really appreciate your review Eric and happy to hear that you and your wife were well looked after. Please do visit us again when you're in this part of the world! More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

What an amazing haven in the middle of beautiful forests and so close to the river that you have everything at your fingertips. Such a beautiful relaxing atmosphere that your stresses just melt away. Sitting by the fire at night with the hospitality of the team there was just wonderful. Looking up at the stars and feeling like you've been... More 

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

Thank you Seema for the lovely review. We loved having you and the kids over! Please do visit us again. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wow - what an amazing and memorable stay!!! You cannot afford to miss this gem - make sure it's on your list of things to do before it's too late! We booked a long weekend stay at the Bull’s Retreat as a relaxing and adventurous end to a hectic visit to Haridar. We were a mixed group of friends and... More 

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

Thank you for such a detailed review - it's really appreciated! And although you'd love for this review not to be published (since more people will get to know about us as you say!) I'm really happy it has:-). Thank you for visiting us with your friends and family - and we hope to see you again soon! More 

New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Bull's Retreat is a real place to stay closer to nature with charming set up, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, nice and clean rooms. Highly recommended and perfect place to stay at Shivpuri. The most amazing experience. You feel at home when your specific meal requests are being accommodated. I have stayed couple of times here and always enjoyed my stay.... More 

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

We always love having you over! And thank you again for the lovely review. See you soon - hopefully before the rafting season ends! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Definitely one of my most favorite and memorable experiences in India. Our group of 12 had a marvelous stay at Bull's Retreat. The hotel grounds and rooms were lovely and clean. The staff was very polite and attentive. The food was great and special requests were happily accommodated. We had a fun time rafting down the Ganges. The river guides... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review. We loved having you over! Please do visit us again! More 

New Delhi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was an amazing experience to stay at Bull's Retreat, Shivpuri, Rishikesh with my friends for a holiday from our hectic schedule at work. The staff was professional, courteous & humble.... We enjoyed our stay for two nights and also were served with the best of food and service... During morning time it was quite interesting to sit in the... More 

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Thank you sir for your review. I'm glad you had a pleasant stay! Please do visit us again. More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A couple of days back I was there at Bull's Retreat with my relatives along with my pet dog and we had the best time of our lives. The rooms are clean, calm, peaceful and comfortable. The staff are friendly and the best part of it is the food. I am looking forward to going there again early next year......

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

Thank you Gurinder for a wonderful review. I am happy to note that you and your family had a comfortable stay! More 

Gurgaon, India
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Away from the main action area of Rishikesh (50 Mins drive from Rishikesh in Shivpuri Village). Unfriendly staff. Visited the place and did not check in. Seeing the location turned back for Rishikesh.

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

Dear M'am, You reviewed us earlier on October 22nd, 2014 and it was clear from your review that you had never stayed at Bull's Retreat. I responded to your earlier review (where you had claimed to come with your family), clear in my opinion that this was a fraud review. It would seem that you have now deleted the earlier... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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