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“wONDERFUL STAY” 4 of 5 stars
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Karma Vilas Resort
Claire Villa Estate | Claire Villa Estate, Big Bend, Balahisar, Mussoorie 248179, India   |  
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Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Mussoorie
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
1 review
“wONDERFUL STAY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Nice place to spend holiday with East facing rooms.Kids can play in garden adjacent to rooms.very close to mall road.Car parking requires good skill of car driving in hills.Rooms are spacious and well ventilated



  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jaipur, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I stayed at " KARMA VILAS - MUSSOORIE " with my family and friends. The stay was really memorable as the resort is situated at a very ideal location , which gives fantastic view of the " Queen of Hills"

The staff is really courteous and friendly. Ready to attend you even at odd hours. Good property , if you want to enjoy with your family.

Very silent and at little distance from hussel of mall road.

Room Tip: Executive rooms are really nice with big space and high roof. Deluxe rooms are quite small good enou...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in November. The place is well located, away from the kitschy, noisy hustle and bustle of Mall Road. It's on the side of a mountain overlooking the valley. You can see pretty much the entirety of Dehradun from the balcony. Our room doors opened right up to the front garden and that amazing view.

The room itself was very nice and well appointed. It was quite large. Our room had a king size bed as well as a twin size bed. The beds were quite comfortable and the comforters/sheets were akin to something found in a 5-star.

One thing that was very slightly bothersome were the monkeys. Not much the staff can do, but if you have little ones that are easily scared by monkeys, that could be a problem. The monkeys themselves never bothered us directly, I was just thinking it could be scary for a little child.

To take a minute and address another review -- this place is a small, family run hotel. It's by no means a large operation. As such, there are some limitations on amenities. We were treated to a very friendly staff, however, the service isn't around the clock. We only ate breakfast at the hotel, but the staff asked us to inform them ahead of time if we were planning on dining with them for specific meals. In this case, it felt like staying in a guest house. A beautifully appointed, private, safe guest house with a heck of a view.

All in all, I'd highly recommend this place. Great value for the price and the view itself is worth it.

Room Tip: If necessary, pay extra for a room with a view. Trust me, it's worth it.
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We took holidays at this property for 2 nights/3 days. The stay was very nice. A lovely place, little away from the Mall Road, Mussoorie, offers a wonderful view of Doon Valley and Mussoorie.
The staff was very courteous, made us "feel at home" with their services and promptness.
Homely food cooked as per our choice made us "very special".
Rooms are very good as per the details posted on the website. A comfortable and rejuvenating holiday!!! That's all we can say and recommend this property to the travellers.

Room Tip: Valley facing rooms are best option.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We choose karmavilas over other properties simply because of it’s location and its heritage status. Wrapped by thick forest from three sides with the front opening into the vast expanse of Doon Valley, We were glad that we made the right choice in selecting karma vilas as our weekend getaway. We had a quiet & relaxing weekend which is exactly what we were looking for. Karma Vilas is a charming heritage property having just 12 rooms. Room service is prompt, in front we ordered all our meals in room service which we had sitting in the verandah right outside our room. The staff goes out of their way to help us in any manner whatsoever, whether umbrellas or information or local sightseeing, Taxi service is prompt as and when we need one either for a drop to the mall or for local sightseeing. We had a wonderful time at karmavilas.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Accidentally found this victorian style min-hotel on internet search in late 2009. Found this place to be extremely serene and beautiful. Took two royal classic rooms, the view is excellent. Clouds literally came to our rooms if we wish to keep doors open. Limited choice of food and breakfast though, it was all good. Almost a km walk to mall road but you can take a taxi there since this place is excellent and much better than the properties close to or on the mall. Anyways who wants to spend more than 2 hrs at mall. Tag price for rooms seem a little pricey though, I could negotiate a bit and got a satisfactory deal for two royal classics. I would surely recommend it for a leisurely stay here.

Room Tip: Try taking royal classic with open garden in front ones for the best view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Karma Vilas is a delightful little hotel, a mere kilometer from the hustle and bustle of the main Mussoorie market. It's location allows you to enjoy the beautiful view of the Doon valley and the lovely weather of Musoorie, while keeping you away from all the noise and clutter that is the Mall road. Also the period feel attached to it (it is an old British bungalow converted into a hotel), gives it that extra bit of quaintness.

The staff is extremely soft spoken and helpful, making sure that you are completely at home; bowing to your every whim and fancy, including setting up your breakfast or dinner outside on the wide terrace overlooking the valley.

The only minus is that it's a little difficult to catch cell network in the property, but with so much beauty around to enjoy, who wants a clattering cell phone breaking the peace every few minutes??!

On the whole a lovely stay, have been to Karma Vilas twice already in the past 6 months... once with friends and once family... and am sure to return to it whenever in Mussoorie.

Room Tip: The Valley view rooms have a nicer feel as they open out onto the terrace.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Claire Villa Estate | Claire Villa Estate, Big Bend, Balahisar, Mussoorie 248179, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Mussoorie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Mussoorie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is steeped in the allure of an era bygone. The 19th-century Victorian-style villa is nestled amidst oak and pine trees on a 6.5-acre estate. Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is rated amongst the best heritage resorts in Uttarakhand India. At an altitude of 6000 feet, Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is strategically located. One kilometer from the city centre, it is easily accessible from, both the Mussoorie-Delhi highway and the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti highway. ... more   less 
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