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Pink House
Opposite Youngling School, Jogiwara Road | Dharamshala, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in McLeod Ganj
Lancashire, England
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best hotel at this price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

In March the days were warm and sunny - brill view of the still snow covered Himalya from the roof terrace and our room balcony. Nights were cold outside, but we were ok in the Hotel. If you have come up from the South,are caught out with the wrong clothes, there's plenty to buy in the village.Take a torch for in the village at night, as power cuts are frequent.

We had a good room for the price (R600 in Mar 09) - clean, with hot water all day in private shower room which had a western style toilet. Actually in most places I would prefer the squat toilet for cleanliness (ie you don't have to touch anything), but I was quite happy here. There may have been a TV, but who needs that with that view.

Lovely roof terrace with great food. Veg bryani was my favourite. The smaller sitting room inside was also Javeed's office. Ask to use the computer if he's not busy with it. Books to borrow, people to chat to.

Javeed, as everyone says was very friendly and accommodating. I particularly liked hearing about his wife and baby in Kashmir.

Would we go again ? CERTAINLY, unless we became more infirm (we are a couple 60ish), because the steps up and down from the road are a bit of a hike. Nothing to worry about if you have average fitness though. Chris and David, Lancashire UK

  • Liked — Staff, view, cleanliness
  • Disliked — steep step access
  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

This is a lovely place, with good food, fresh air and lovely mountain views. The managers are friendly and helpful and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. This is my second long term stay here at the great 'Pink House', and I would thoroughly recommend it as a safe and happy place for all.

  • Liked — location, staff and comfort.
  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Amersfoort
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

This Guesthouse is situated 100 meter away from the terrible noise of the hooping cars in town. The place is very quiet and therefore unique in this village. Moreover, apart from excellent rooms and a very service-minded management by the 2 brothers, there is a nice rooftop terrace with magnificent view and a good restaurant too. Prices are very reasonably.
There really is no better place to sleep, than here in the Pink House!

  • Liked — The quiet situation.
  • Disliked — internet access was in my time not possible. Now it is!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2008

Second time in Mcleod Ganj, this time for the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rooms in Mcleod Ganj are hard to come by during the teachings and most rates double. I still found this nice retreat (lesser known in guidebooks). The price range for high season (when the dalai lama is teaching) is USD 10 - 25. Cut that in half for low season.

Got a nice room on the second floor with a terrace and views of the snowy mountains. Very basic (as are most accommodations in Mcleod Ganj - its a backpacker place really unless you go where Richard Gere stays but it still won't be the Waldorf Astoria and difficult to book for high season - think months in advance). Newer place, all have balconies - big bonus compared to similar places.

What I loved about the place is that it is close to the temple, market and yoga school. Contact the owner directly at he has a blog on blogger.com search for pink house mcleod ganj.

Happy travels!

Stayed September 2008
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Address: Opposite Youngling School, Jogiwara Road | Dharamshala, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Dharamsala > McLeod Ganj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in McLeod Ganj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello, Friend! Today, there are two types of accommodation in Mcleodganj. There are hotels and there is the Pink House. Seven years back when we started Pink House; our aim was not to recognized as a hotel, but as a home; Not the cliched home away from home; but a home to travelers, the nomads, the romantics, mountain chasers, writers, photographers and dreamers; A home, which is a space where people felt like being themselves, happy and cared for. Today, that's what the Pink House is. I thank each one of you for helping us make Pink House, Pink House. Welcome home. Your Friend, Javid ... more   less 
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Pink House Hotel Mcleod Ganj
Pink Hotel Dharamsala

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