Our first impression was a bit of a let down. We were shown a tent that was a bit stuffy, a bit dirty, dingy and stank a bit. But when we complained about this, they promptly took us to some new ones which were much much better, well lit (natural lighting coming in well, unblocked by trees and other construction), and from there on, our stay was lovely.
The staff was extremely helpful and courteous! Requests at meal time, snacks time, etc. were very well honoured. The kids had a good time. Food was delicious and the seating style was a bit "unique"
A few minor irritants: getting hot water was a big struggle. Finally, the staff brought in buckets of hot boiling water. The seating is in a curve where you need to look at people sitting next to you in a sideways fashion. The folks in front of you are too far off to talk to (one'd have to shout to talk to them)
Overall, the stay was good, but for the minor irritants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come live as nomads do!Perched above the raging Indus River and resting quietly below the massive Ladakh Range exists a peaceful green oasis - the serene grounds of the Ladakh Sarai. The Sarai is Ladakh's premier eco resort, a tribe of 16 yurt-style bungalows and 6 mud hut cottages nestled in a beautiful grove of willow, poplar, apricot and apple trees. The Sarai is situated comfortably apart from bustling Leh town, just a 10 minute (7 km.) scenic drive away through winding streets, quaint bazaars, and desert stretches. The Ladakh Sarai was created in 1978 by the British adventure travel pioneers, Tiger Mountain. We have maintained the rustic and unique feel of private, cozy yurts, while adding the comforts of attached baths. Each spacious yurt has 2 twin beds and a small sitting area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ladakh Sarai Leh