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“Heaven on earth” 5 of 5 stars
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Johnson Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Circuit House Road, Manali 175131, India   |  
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Ranked #9 of 103 Hotels in Manali
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“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dream come true..
I was a bit apprehensive when ankita emailed me photos of the cottage havin bathrooms with old buildup.. (No doubt hotel rooms had modern fitting).. But my my...
What a beautiful cottage.
I had earlier opted for homestay private luxurious cottages but they were far from city and my trip was only 2 days... So cancelled that
And i m glad that i did
This is the best location to stay.. Awesome maintenance with right from garden to kitchen and bathrooms.
People were awesome
Staff so courteous.
Two little dogs.. The aroma of the place and their ambience

Make sure u visit the right place
Johnsons lodge got split up in two..
Jimmy johnsons cafe and bar is next door. They are famous for their trout fish (and it was heaven..) Especially the crowd on fifa final night made me feel like m in goa again.. But thats not the lodge.
This cottage comes one step before the bar and both have different management
Spa magnolia was ok-ok (the girls said)
So do stay at the right place.

Five stars.. Would love to stay again and Again.. In that beautiful dream of heavenly cottage..

Stayed July 2014
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

What a wonderful review!

Thank you for such a detailed feedback. . We remember how uncertain you were regarding your cottage booking. We're more than happy that you liked our cottage. Your appreciation of our efforts means a lot to us. We hope to have you again as our guest on your next visit to Manali.

Thanks and Regards!
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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kolkata
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful property,well manicured garden,breathtaking view.Rooms are spacious and comfortable-good for family stay.Bathrooms are big and very clean.Centrally located. All the tourist spots are very close.
Enjoyed our stay would love to go back one day

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

We want to thank you for leaving your feedback from your recent stay at Johnson Lodge. Reading over your comments made us so happy. We're glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to have you again on your future visits to Manali.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

stayed here in sept 2013 for two nights after travelling on a bus from mandi. This was a luxury compared to some of our hotels! Set in a ncie garden area, rooms are extremely big, airy with fans and a lovely bathroom you will be happy to spend time in! the food is great, portions are huge and tasty. next door is the johnson bar with fun and cheap drinks menua nd cocktails, the town is only a ten minute stroll away and a few temples in the woods a short distance away. highly recommend and not too pricey!

Room Tip: higher rooms have the best view of the forests and overlook the garden
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment. Your detailed and fantastic review should be very helpful for other travelers. Its great to know that you loved our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This hotel is very well located and a very elegant property. Mall road is in the vicinity, just few step away. Hidimba Temple & Manu Temple is also very close to the hotel (Rs.50 via Auto). Food is a bit costly inside the hotel but having said that there are lot of option in Mall road.

Overall a recommended property in Manali.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing such a phenomenal review. We agree that Johnson Lodge is very well located and is easily accessible to all the sightseeing points. We're glad that we have been able to provide the consistency and positive experience our guests deserve. Thanks again and please hurry back to see us.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days for our Honeymoon. it is the best property in Manali. staff is courteous, prompt room service, food is amazing and finger licking, view from room is awesome and breathtaking. All the important places are just walk away like Mall Road, Bus Stop, Hiddimbba Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Beas River etc. Johnson Lodge gives you all the things under one roof and it is best for all age type. they have Restaurant(best food in manali), Bar, Spa and every Saturday Night party etc..

Room Tip: all the rooms are good and same. you may choose room on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We liked your comment that Johnson Lodge gives you all the things under one roof. We strive to be the best and uphold the Johnson standards. Our ambiance, location and our staff makes the difference between good and great. The whole team always look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stayed there for one night during my trip to lahaul, it's a beautiful lodge with all the amenities. I loved their pet friendly feature the most, Nisha who attended us made our stay more beautiful, friendly staff, best place to stay In Manali

Stayed June 2014
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Mam,

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We're extremely happy to hear that you had a lovely stay with us. We'll surely pass on your nice comments to Nisha at the front desk. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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delhi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stayed for a night as there was peak tourist rush and I wanted solitude. but what a hotel this is superb rooms , large and airy. The restaurant and bar are great looking. They have a spa too .The service was wanting though. The food I think is shade better in the cafe with the same name nearby. I had lunch with the cafe people and found their service and food to be awesome. My dinner experience was good at Johnson lodge but breakfast was slow service and not so great food. the bread basket and preserves we ordered had 4 slices of white bread and mixed fruit jam ?? wonder why ? the eggs came without the salad and my coffee took 30 minutes. The waiters seemed hassled and too curt. They were not the smiling friendly kinds that was required for the experience to be great. Checkout took 30 minutes for no reason apparently other than lack of experience of staff. Might try the hotel next doors on another visit.

Room Tip: The road facing rooms have better views but the noise of traffic may be disturbing at times.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you liked our rooms and the ambiance. We would like to personally apologize that your experience at our restaurant was not to your standards. In addition, for future visits to our restaurant, please feel free to share anything that you may be unhappy about with our managers. As they will be happy to fix any problem you may have. We hope you will give us another try. Till then...Bon Appetit!

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Bar and Restaurant!
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Address: Circuit House Road, Manali 175131, India
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Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Manali
#8 Family Hotel in Manali
#18 Romantic Hotel in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Johnson Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at 6,726ft in the magnificent Himalayas, Johnson Lodge is a fairy tale lodge set in the heart of Manali. Just a stone throw away from a dense pine forest with an impressive view of the towering mountains and a 5 min walk to the Mall, Johnson Lodge's ideal location draws visitors from all over the world. Johnson Lodge is a fine example of the colonial era with a sprawling beautifully head out garden. Wood paneling and unique art work creates an aura of old world charm. Wooden flooring,rich furnishings complimented by modern amenities make the rooms- a home away from home, a luxurious retreat. Soaked in the space that is accessible to all the adjacent sightseeing points, Johnson Lodge spells charm, delight and indulgence. The Bar and Restaurant at Johnson Lodge offers a wide range of cocktails/mocktails and mouth watering cuisines. The Spa Magnolia at Johnson Lodge offers specialized Ayurvedic treatments that leaves one rejuvenated. And for paws, claws and jaws- we are perhaps the most pet friendly hotel in the town. ... more   less 
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