Firstly this hotel is in Barog not Solan as is appearing in Tripadvisor.
I have visited Barog several times due to it’s proximity to Delhi, and as brief stopover on the way to Shimla/Masobra. We have always stayed at the HPTDC Pinewood. This year I found the Pinedrive on the internet and decided to try it.
The Pinedrive is located about 2km’s after Kumarhatti on the branch off to Barog, and about 2km’s before the Pinewood. It is perched near the top of the Barog hill on a rather steep, and at places quite narrow, but well maintained metalled road about 300m off of the main road. It is a fairly new property only 4-5 years old, has brilliant (4-5* quality) rooms, good indian food (we didn’t try the continental/chinese items on their menu), brilliant views south towards Kasauli and Dagshai. Has no lifts for the 4 room levels, but has dual level parking which helps. Has a nice garden a short walk down from the property which it shares with several private cottages located along on the winding road up to the property. A small outdoor activity area with a basketball hoop, and barbeque. My 3G internet connection worked but was rather slow.
The Pinedrive is a better place to stay than the HPTDC, Pinewood, which I am afraid, is declining. It is poorly maintained and overpriced for the quality of the rooms. The Pinewood should no longer show as the best place to stay at Barog on Tripadvisor.
The suites are brilliant. The drive up from the main road is steep so don't try it if you are a...
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