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“A palace out in the green” 4 of 5 stars
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WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Village & P O Taragarh, Kangra 176081, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Kangra B&B and Inns
Bern, Switzerland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“A palace out in the green”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Located in the green countryside of the Kangra valley, this former summer residence of the Nabab of Bahawalpur is an excellent place to rest and enjoy nature. Make sure to have some kind of transport available, as the location is quite isolated.
We stayed in the new wing, which provides huge airy rooms, though the heating is an issue in winter. The heritage wing looks good too, but the rooms are smaller. Atmospheric bar, one would expect the Nabab to show up from some time warp. Large grounds with lots of greenery, actually some pruning would make these look even better.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Solan, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have no words to describe my visit. Starting from my entrance till the time i checked out, i was being treated as a God.. Lush green property with peace, nice staff and amazing food, I dont think that anyone needs anything else. Staff is so good. Special thanks to Anand Ji, Ankush, Rohan(he played such nice guitar for me and my group.

Really owe my thanks to every member of Taragarh Fraternity.

A promise to visit this property again.


Sincerely,
Monish

Room Tip: Choose the new wing room. They are newly built.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

One of the most peaceful retreats in the country high on history. Rooms are divided in two wings - heritage (deluxe) and new (super deluxe). Heritage rooms are undergoing certain refurbishments. The bar was closed for a short period due to unavoidable reasons but it is fully operational now with its blue chandelier in blue saphire room and the red chandelier in other. The food quality, variety and service is something that will install a feeling of being attached to them! Swimming Pool is impressive. Bonfire in winters with a live musician. Wifi in common area.
Its definitely not the walk-in type hotel where you can expect to be treated with professional check-in services. Rather, its more like a huge private estate where if your booking is pre-reserved then all arrangements will be made to give you a warm welcome. Since its huge, it could be lonely for some. Enjoy sitting in the beautiful front lawn under sunshine and reading an interesting book. But guess thats what the charm is and most travellers are looking for.

Room Tip: Heritage room if you like the high ceilings, hundreds of photographs, old closets and the charm! Ne...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Welcome was good and hotel ambience was like we are visiting history. Very friendly staff and food was nice. We were given details of the palace and Manager was nice he has taken us around to show the palace. Though our stay was for only 1 night but we enjoyed the royal experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton
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27 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Fortunately our room was in the new part of the place. The old part seemed cold and damp just walking through it. Our main issues were that the bar which was proudly pointed out to us on arrival was never open, there was an insistence that we have the buffet and not choose from the menu. The buffet was barely warm and not very tasty.
The hotel gave us maps supposedly of local paths, but they did not reflect reality.
The insistence on paying by cash not card on checkout totally unacceptable for a supposedly high quality hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Our agent booked us here for 3 nights, which was too long. The hotel management is very lax, and the hotel is gloomy. The "treks" they advertise require walking along a very busy, narrow road. The enormous, empty rooms and dining room added to the wrong choices made by the owners of this hotel. How much nicer it would have been to have had friendly management and a menu that displays food that is actually available!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The grandeur of a bygone age. Magnificent setting. Staff stayed up later for our late arrival to ensure that we were served dinner in the dining hall. The rooms could use a facelift especially the mattresses but it was comfortable nonetheless. Wish there was more time to enjoy the palace grounds.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace Hotel

Address: Village & P O Taragarh, Kangra 176081, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kangra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace is a European-style summer residence with immaculate gardens, built in 1931 by the Nawab of Bahawalpur. The palace was formerly known as Alhilal (Land of the crescent moon). Located at an altitude of 3,400 feet above sea level,the palace is at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains, offering a splendid view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush tea estates. ... more   less 
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