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McLeodGanj Homestay
1.5 of 5 Guest house   |   At The Flourishing Flora, Opposite TIPA Gate | Dharamkot Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India   |  
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Ranked #7 of 51 McLeod Ganj B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Absolutely great place ……….home away from home . The food is great too , view is awesome .
Highly recommend to those who are looking for some peace , serenity and yummy food ;)) go for it guys .

I had stayed for 6 days and would like to go again sometime next year . Neha , Nikhil , Akhil , Shobha

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I chanced upon this homestay-and cancelled my booking in another hotel to stay here. I dont regret my decision at all, as it added value to my overall experience in McLeodganj. The family was extremely gracious and warm and hospitable, and made special efforts to ensure that me and my friends were well looked after, in all manner, including some of our meals at short notice. I will always stay here if I return to McLeodganj

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We prebooked our room in advanced, Anil was very kind and thoughtful. Wen our flight got cancelled he immidiatly arranged an taxi from Delhi airport to the homestay in McLeodGanj. Nisha's dinner was a warm welcome when we finally arrived. Overall we had a great stay at te Flourishing Flora, would reccomend it to my friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Disclaimer - I haven't stayed at this place. Just tried booking which proved to be a hassle.

I called up Mr. Sarin and he seemed to be a very nice person. He told me one room is still available and sent me the payment method to reserve the room. It involved a bank transfer, which obviously can't be made instantaneously. I told him that it will take a little time or alternatively I could pay by any other method like through a credit card. His response surprised me when he said credit card payments are accepted only from foreigners as Indians do not pay by credit card. He however was kind enough to tell me he would hold the reservation for 4-5 hours before I could pay.

I registered him as a payee and was completing the payment when he called again and said the room has been booked by foreigners.

While overall he was courteous, and the place must be excellent (as mentioned in all the other reviews), the whole experience reeked of preference to foreigners. Very disappointed!

Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The walk from the main square at Mcleodganj to the homestay is a good 15 walk so make sure you get the directions in advance and keep a torch handy for late evenings (since part of the route has no lights). That said, the homestay is cosy and our 'hill cabin' room offered a nice view of the mountains.
The Sarin's are warm and friendly - if you are in the mood for conversation, Uncle Sarin will happily join in at the 'lounge' area in the evenings and it can be made better with some yummy delights cooked up by Nisha Sarin!

Room Tip: The hill cabin can get chilly during monsoon/winters so you'll need to ask for a heater if u wan...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It was not a 'homestay' but a 'dreamstay' experience. I spent three days and two nights at Flourishing Flora. Situated at a walkable distance from the main square, it overlooks the picturesque Kangra valley. It offers a calm serene and peaceful view of the valley. The room and bathroom are spacious and clean. The place is soaked in the refreshing and soothing aroma of himalayan herbs. And the food is just amazing. They also run a restaurant 'Taste of India' down Jogibara Road. But most importantly, what touches you most is their hospitality, warmth and cooperation. Mr. and Mrs. Sarin and their sons Bhushan and Sahil make sure that you have a comfortable and lovely stay. Make sure you book in advance as the place is in great demand. Enjoy

Nishant

Room Tip: Though I standard room is nice but try their deluxe room if you can.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Probably the best stay in McLeod. Just 10min walk to main square it is a really quiet place in the hills. We were staying here for 8 nights and felt at home from the beginning. Anil, Nisha and their sons helped us with many things: Booking a train, getting tickets for a event at TIPA, consulting a doctor (cause one of us got sick one day) and many more. Anil knows everything.

They also have very good food. Nisha is passionate cook.

We strongly recommend to stay here as long as you can. Be sure you book early enough, because this place is in great demand.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about McLeodGanj Homestay

Address: At The Flourishing Flora, Opposite TIPA Gate | Dharamkot Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
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Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Dharamsala > McLeod Ganj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in McLeod Ganj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — McLeodGanj Homestay 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
McLeodganj Homestay is located at The Flourishing Flora 800 meters ( 0.8 Km) from the main square of Mcleodganj (Centre of Mcleodganj). It is a Unique "homestay" in the Mcleodganj ,Dharamsala area because it is not a routine hotel, a guesthouse or a backpacker.If you are being tired of spending your holidays always at a regular, boring hotel, resort or guest house, then Mcleodganj homestay is your place to stay, where you can get warm hospitality and home cooked organic food which will make you feel at home.Our USP is our location , the cleanliness , the wooden deck with a beautiful garden cafe having a glass roof on top from where you can eat and enjoy a cherishable scenic view of the beautiful Kangra valley and of course the finger licking home cooked organic food, cooked by a lady owner and professional chef , also running international cooking school from last 15 years Mrs. Nisha Sarin . We use locally grown vegetables , eggs and meat , Whether it be Pancakes with banana & honey. freshly cooked wheat Porridge, Pasta in white sauce or Alu ka Parantha ( stuffed potato Indian bread), Organic Salads w/Olive Oil or Soups etc. All will give sweet memory of your grand mother’s food .If you want to spend your holidays in lush green nature, surrounded with pine trees yet close to main market (less than 1 km) in quite, romantic and peaceful place for your holidays then no look further .McLeodganj Homestay It is a private home, The rooms are furnished . In addition to serving the best freshly brewed organic coffees and teas, our small Coffee Shop serves homemade some of the best home cooked meals available anywhere. If you are looking for something that is different than the routine hotel or guesthouse, then McLeodganj Homestay is your place to stay! Get True feeling of Home Stay with Indian family at their private bungalow, having 5 rooms & 2 hillside cabins with valley view, where you are treated as family members. ... more   less 
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