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The Himalayan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hadimba Road, Manali 175131, India   |  
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Ranked #4 of 107 Hotels in Manali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Simply bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband and I chose to spend two nights at this amazing hotel this week. As we are familiar with most of Manali, we were pleasantly surprised by a place that felt completely away from everything we had experienced of Manali town. The most impressive aspect of The Himalayan, aside from the natural beauty of the mountain setting, was the attention to detail. Every piece of furniture, every stone staircase, each window casing was well-planned and beautifully crafted. It reminded us of the bed and breakfasts we are accustomed to visiting in the US, though even more grand and luxurious.

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool, which was kept clean and fit beautifully into its flower garden and cottage environment. I will definitely come prepared for a swim next time!

To the owners: Thank you for a truly delightful stay and for your warm hospitality. We feel refreshed and ready to go back to work.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4, which had windows facing tall apple trees. We might go for room 1 next time, wh...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Unforgettable few days spent at The Himalayan Resort & Spa! Spectacular location, splendid views & warm & courteous service...One regret only, should have planned a longer stay. Kudos to the The Himalayan team!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

In addition to being, by far, the best property in Manali, my fiancee and I were very well looked after by Bobby and Nishat and their wives. They are fine folks who really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work and greetings from Vermont!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Noida, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The Himalayan is relatively new as not many locals know this place but offers amazing views and a great castle feel to your experience. Nishat, the owner takes personal interest in each guest, guiding you to a pleasant stay and sightseeing. Pros - Spic and span, great views, great property. Cons - Food, good to include Breakfast but nothing more. In case you are stuck beyond check out time (for a few hours) due to weather conditions in Manali, be prepared to spend full/ half day's tariff even if the rooms are unoccupied. But overall fantastic experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chandigarh, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We were a large group of cousins and their children who travelled to manali for a short break of 6 days.. each one of us had visited manali before, however the stay at the himalayan gave us fresh perspective to this beautiful town. The resort is ideally located within walking distance to the mall road, old manali(charming cafes and bric a bac shopping). The cottages were very spacious and views were spectacular from any of the windows.. we either had a view to the pool or the spectacular mountains.. the bay windows were an ideal place to lie down in the peaceful afternoon inhaling the fresh air with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate..there was nothing that left us wanting in terms of amenities from the fully equipped kitchen..to the tasteful organic bath soaps, lotions...I also learned that all the sheets , towels and other pieces of laundry are washed using the himalayan's own spring water.. making everything superbly clean and fresh.. The al fresco pool was inviting be it for our morning cuppa where we all would sit and plan the day only to watch time slip away... the children enjoyed the swimming in the afternoons and what a special treat to be able to swim in the backdrop of the highest peaks in the area.. there were always plenty of fresh pool towels to use and great fresh refreshments on offer..the castle in which the rooms are was truly breathtaking...you can tell from the detailing in the building the pains taken in resurrecting this one of a kind property in manali...the impeccable woodwork to the innumerable antiques which keep your head swaying from one side to another constantly oohing aahhhhing... the conservatory with its chesterfields and quirky items..17th century french furniture where many a cigar is enjoyed... I could go on and on...the best I saved for last is the wonderful personal touch of the owner's who take you in as their own and look after your every need and answer your every querry to organizing whatever it is that you desire.. the activities, the eating out...the picnic baskets...also the personal tours of the castle...my favourite was the Crow's nest where you could go and be by yourself for hours...here's to the best vacation in Manali ever ... trust you all enjoy this as much as we did and with all the forthcoming additions I can't wait to go back and share the experieces which will only be better with time like a fine wine.. Kudos to the Himalayan family...

Room Tip: If you are travelling with family then the cottages are ideally suited to the constant needs of munc...
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We booked this hotel in advance for 3 nights by just looking at the pictures on the website... and I was very skeptical about it. But omg.. what an experience... the views, the room.. the pool, the staff.. the food... the hygiene,, everything just everything..was perfect. More importantly..this was one of the very few hotels which provides five star experience at a decent price. I am sure that I will go to manali again just to stay at this hotel again. One thing that came out from my discussion with Nishaat (Owner) .. was the attention to detail at The Himalayan. One will be awestuck to see the attention paid to very immaterial and minute things here. Absolutely recommend this to people who are going to manali for a peaceful and luxurious holiday :)

Room Tip: Rooms facing the hills are nice.. I would say go for anything... all are very well done up rooms :)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Albany, New York, United States
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My parents and i had a wonderful stay at The Himalayan. The location is the USP of this hotel and the hosts are extremely hospitable and helpful. Freshly prepared and delectable food is served at all times. We highly recommend this property for complete relaxation in nature's lap and hope to come again really soon! Thanks to the Mohi brothers and all the staff who made this holiday very comfortable and enjoyable. :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Additional Information about The Himalayan

Address: Hadimba Road, Manali 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 107 Hotels in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Himalayan 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at an elevation of 2003 metres & built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style, The Himalayan is an exclusive boutique resort with an al fresco swimming pool overlooking Manali town. Tucked away in its own cul-de-sac amidst an apple & cherry orchard are 8 opulent guest rooms in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 cottages (each with 2 Bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, dining & drawing space with functional fire place). The Cottage kitchenettes are equipped with all modern amenities/appliances. All cottages have their own cosy gardens, balconies & mountain views. All rooms come with tea/coffee makers, in-room safes & bespoke bath amenities. Bar, Restaurant & In-room dining is available. Croquet, Trampoline & Table Tennis is provided for children & adults alike. Gymnasium is offered on the premises. Additional facilities in the near future will include a poolside Barbecue, conference facilities & Lawn Tennis court. An elaborate Spa will be added subsequently. ... more   less 
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