One look at the location after arriving at the Glasshouse after a long journey all tiredness is forgotten, the sound of the river is invigorating. Not a 'heritage' property like most other Neemrana properties, the beautifully appointed rooms make up for the rather lacklustre building design and the inquisitive monkeys. The shower though is not great, the pressure weak and hot water runs out quickly. Also the view of the river is blocked by trees which is frustrating as one is so close to the river. The food was disappointing, heavy masala laden dishes, the fresh goat's cheese and desserts were savers. And the hotel really needs to invest in a good coffee machine, the coffee, for coffee addicts was really undrinkable. The teas though were good, a variety offered. Take a book and sit out by the river - the sound and immediacy of the river is unbeatable, you can wade into the Ganges here.This is really what makes the Glasshouse special - it's location. We booked a car to Ananda and had a leisurely lunch, white water rafting was arranged, too, for the next day. Suggestions: if the hotel could start a simple boat service to get you across the river, it would save an hour's walk on a busy road to the bridge to get to the other side where there's a lovely walking trail. Also, there were no massage facilities available which is a bit of a problem as there is no other facility nearby so one gets stuck having to forego one.
- 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
- The Glasshouse On The Ganges India/Garhwal