I had been to the Manu Allaya with my friends & family last week.The bookings were done 2 months in advance from Manaliwonder.com after deliberate research and comparisons.We got a good tourpack with Volvo , meals, etc & it ws nt expensive as well.Manu Allaya was selected on the basis of reviews on TA
First impression was not an extraordinary experience but it wasn’t bad either. Because we were travelling non stop from Surat to Delhi and then Manali, the steep entrance up to the hotel didn’t help. Thing’s looked better upon reaching the reception area, it was very well made, classic types. We were welcomed very courteously with a lot of warmth.
Because the hotel is at some some height, it has some amazing views to offer, perhaps the best thing about the hotel. . It is quite an old property and experience and heritage show. It in a way quite old school heritage kind of a place . Rooms are quite spacious and clean, wooden furniture and fixtures gives this hotel a great look. The bathrooms too looked luxurious with the fiitings they accommodated.
The hotel was running full and hence we could hear lots of noises from the narrow balcony for a 5 star hotel. As far as the food is concerned, there was nothing special about it, although the breakfast did have a lot of variety but the vegetarian options in breakfast finished an hour before breakfast time, which was very disappointing for the hospitality of any 3 or higher starred hotel. The service too was lazy to say the least, took them some time to respond.
The hotel has a sports room as well and most sports were charged. There was a T-T table but very less space to play properly. The pool table though was nice. There is a Spa too, nothing much special, still nice place to relax.
summing up I felt, it’s a nice place for the couples and people who like to stay away from the crowd, but still you would expect better things.We are not complaning though as tour operator did a very good job with cheap rates and all.So 3.5 stars for overall trip
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MANUALLAYA- The Resort Spa in the Himalayas is situated in the tranquil green area of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. The location of the resort gives you a fantastic view of the Beas Valley and the majestic snow clad peaks at the Rohtang pass. The architecture is inspired by the local influences and provides a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere. Six and half acres of gardens have been landscaped at different levels to offer a feeling of tranquility and peace. Two natural streams on either side of the resort really enhance the ambience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manu Allaya Hotel Manali