We stayed here in two separate occasions. First in the very off season in September, and enjoyed it so much that we headed back in December (still off season) when the view over the Himalayas was better.
The hotel is a pearl of a place, opt for the cheapest rooms, 1300 per night. A bit expensive for the room itself, but it has a tv and an amazing winter garden where you can chill out in the swinging chair. It's also hot during the cold months. Nice and clean rooms, you have your own water tank in the bathroom so always hot water available. Some of the cheap rooms are also very large and comfy.
The staff is really nice and helpful and will do whatever you ask them very quick, the reception guys are very helpful and nice to talk to - ask them anything. They even helped arrange a birthday breakfast and ordered in cake from a local bakery for the occasion. Make sure you say hello to the hotel dog Mothi which you can meet strolling around the streets of Mussoorie.
The restaurant is all veg, but probably one of the best in town, pretty good price level too.
Stay here for comfort, but make sure it's off season, discounts seem to be possible for longer stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Padmini Nivas is a heritage property on the Mall road. Located on a ridge it offers a spectacular view of the Doon valley and surrounding hills. ... more less