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The Holiday Resorts & Cottages
3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Kanyal Road, Simsa, Manali | Manali, Manali 175 131, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 152 Specialty Lodging in Manali
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
1 review
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I stayed in hotel from 4-8th June. Moment we entered into the room we were awestruck by snow laden mountain view. It was really breath taking ... one of the best I saw in manali... u won't mind spending hours watching & appreciating it...hotel food was good with lot of varieties..stuff was polite, well trained & made efforts to provide personal services .. worth to mention - day we started early for Rohtang pass... they took personal initiatives to pack sandwiches & drinks which really made our travel comfortable.. place is up on a hill & slightly far from mall road (3.5 Kms) but good part it is away from all city hustle bustle..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

There were some things that were very good that included the amazing view from the balcony, the food and extremely helpful restaurant staff. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was spacious and had hot water as and when needed.
What was not good was their coordination for car that we had booked and the fact that there is no lobby and any entertainment within the hotel. The hotel probably doesn't have liquor license and hence you need to arrange it by yourself. Plus when we were there, there was construction work going on for their expansion which added to noise and smell during the day time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The cottages are excellent giving feeling like a home away from home. Its very economical and best place to stay. Their cook has magic in their hands. Food tastes great and is never oily nor highly spiced. Its best place for Family and people travelling group. Their service is with a Colgate smile..... ha ha ha.

Room Tip: Their old cottages are excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had stayed 19may-23may2013 category honeymoon room... what to say about this place.. truly divine.. ice glacier mountain view from bed&balcony
.omg!!! goosepumps!!!!!.. located 2-3km from mall road,.pleasant&calm area.. perfect honeymoon spot.. neat&clean rooms.. food taste&quality will satisfy all.. room service superb, mr.sagar made it so...cons poor wi-fi signal & no other entertainment amenities.. perfect honeymoon spot
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  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I visited Manali 16th May to 19th May 2013 and stayed with Holiday Cottages on Kanyal Road.
The staff were courteous and the rooms were pleasant.
I was most impressed with the service offered by the resort which is better then even many of the Five Star hotels i have visited earlier.
I certainly recommend the place.
Umesh Menon

Room Tip: Higher Floor rooms, Deluxe and above.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We went there in may 1st week 2013. Had a very pleasant stay. We booked a cottage which had 3 rooms and a huge hall with dining facilities. Our cottage had breath taking panoramic mountain views and huge veranda with loads of space and privacy which is all yours. The rooms are well furnished and well maintained. The staff is extremely polite and very helpful and will make you feel at home. Mr. Rana, Mr. Sagar and others. The place is very quite and peaceful. Food quality is good but there is room for improvement there. All in all an wonderful place to enjoy Manali !!

Room Tip: Go for mountain facing rooms. Those are just mind blowing.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Had a very happy stay. Management very accommodating. Food excellent. Panoramic mountain view breathtaking from balcony. Lovely spacious rooms - lots of lighting, they were everywhere. Only problem it is difficult to locate the place on your own as no proper signboards. So you have to check out directions in advance or if you call them they will send an escort vehicle to guide you.

Room Tip: choose rooms facing the mountains if you love nature ......quite cold to sit out in winter though.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kanyal Road, Simsa, Manali | Manali, Manali 175 131, India
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Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Manali
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 152 Specialty Lodging in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Holiday Resorts & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Resorts and Cottages is one the best brand in Manali offering a complete holiday experience. TheHoliday Resorts and Cottages is managed by experienced professionals who have more than 18 years of experience in tourism and hospitality services.Holiday Cottages was started as a home stay venture by Mr. M.C Thakur, a horticulturist and a progressive farmer. Seeing that Manali had suddenly become a hot tourist spot, he built the first 'Holiday Cottage' with three bed rooms in the year 1994. The cottage used to be rented out to families for months together who would prefer their own cooks.He subsequently built another cottage in year 2000 with three more rooms and expanded further with another cottage with four bed rooms in the year 2005.By the year 2005 Manali was well established name as round the year preferred holiday destination in the Indian Himalayas. A generational change was also happening in the 'Holiday Cottages' family and Roshan Thakur, younger brother of Mr. M.C Thakur was getting trained in the hospitality sector in some of the best hotel chains in Northern India.Mr M.C Thakur, after interacting with guests had realised that hospitality was more than offering boarding and lodging. Being a progressive farmer himself he started grooming his younger brother in the hospitality industry. Roshan Thakur started learning the basics of hospitality at Asia Group of Hotels at their resort at Timber Trail in Parwanoo and later at Timber Trail in Manali where he worked for five years.After working with Asia Group of Hotels, he enrolled with Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla to finish his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and passed out in year 2000.Once completing his education, he was picked up by Choice Group of Hotels who had then started a new property with Quality Inn brand in Manali. Roshan Thakur worked for three years with Quality Inn Manali and honed his skills in the hospitality industry before formally joining the 'Holiday Cottages' family. ... more   less 
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