We went here in January & further north into the Himalayas, the hotel is 20+km from actual rishikesh city -but this doesn't bother me, because i was not staying here to experience rishikesh, it was more about a unique location, truly one of a kind & ease of access back to main road to continue further into the himalayas / or a great place to stay if your going to be in area & want the hotel as a base.
I say the room is a 3 star because it is -i had one of the general rooms right on the river, with chairs outside room facing river. Nothing special about the room, a bed, normal linens, can be very cold so ask for heaters & bathroom very big but not the greatest shower & hot water runs out quick. i was not too concerned with the room as i was pleased with my overall experience.
The hotel grounds are amazing, they have created an amazing environment with lush plants everywhere, peaceful walkways & nice outdoor seating. There are reviews complaining about not having a "night scene" or "nothing to do" at night -these people can not embrace & be one with nature, because the best thing about this hotel is not having "that scene" anywhere around you. Calm, serenity, peace of mind & rest -these are the reasons one should stay here.
Ok, the food at the hotel: Holy Crap -the food at the hotel is amazing. The chef is one of a kind, their lunch dish selections are phenomenal & dinner menu or buffet is top notch -the food may be possibly greatest food from any indian hotel in india. Its solid "home made" type food -and it will appease any taste pallet.
Service at the hotel is enough, they will advise you best they can & get whatever you want done. We went rafting, someone picked us up from the hotel, the hotel set it up it was solid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glasshouse on the Ganges honours an extraordinary geographical site where the Ganga turns around and flows north towards its source. It is a magical natural spot. Set in a lychee and mango orchard of the Maharajas of Tehri Garhwal, with a garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, it has a sand beach of its own. After the maddening hustle of the crowds which throng the daily dip or the Kumbh Mela, there is no better haven of calm anywhere in the vicinity of Rishikesh. It is known for its serene and spiritual atmosphere. You can easily commute between the Glasshouse and the crowded pilgrimage spots without feeling the strain of its fascinating but continuous oppression of numbers – the calmest bank to watch the Kumbh! You can enjoy an evening Arti at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram. You could also visit the Ram Jhula and the Lakshman Jhula. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glasshouse On The Ganges Hotel Rishikesh
- Glasshouse On The Ganges Rishikesh
- Neemrana's - Glasshouse On The Ganges India/Garhwal