Great location, decent food, good garden, ample parking, no frills and fair charges are common to all HPTDC hotels. Interior of rooms look uninspiring, but was clean and OK. Bathroom was clean, and the towels and linen were acceptable. No balcony but common areas are good. The garden and the terrace in first floor were too good and you can also have food there. Dining area was huge and we waited there till we got the room (we reached there very early). Food is good and is reasonably priced; (but a few dishes were not available). We noticed an yellow flower that blossomed at night and fallen off on day. My son was thrilled. Overall great value for family visit. Staff are always helpful and service is reasonable for a Government property. In fact HPTDC staff and hotels are much better than many others like that of KVMN and Rajasthan.
All HPTDC hotels offer a discount for senior citizens provided you have valid proof. They collect taxes at the hotel even if you had booked through the net. I think it can only be booked through the HPTDC website and not through other travel portals. There seems to be a similar named hotel which is not a HPTDC property.
One warning: Check the bills before you pay. we realized after leaving that a beer/chicken were included in our bills even though the whole family is non-drinkers and veggies.