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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   near gondola, Gulmarg 193403, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Gulmarg
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We really enjoyed the hotel.nice rooms with terrific Himalayan view.
spa and other activities not yet started.Staffs are very cooperative and gentle. Food quality is good.Nice big bath tubs in Balcony deluxe rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa and I am very happy to know that you had an excellent overall stay and enjoyed our hospitality.

It is an honor to receive your generous feedback detailing your experience at the resort. Your comments regarding the rooms and service are truly appreciated. Your special mention about our associates has been communicated to them and they express their gratitude for the acknowledgement of their efforts. We also take this opportunity to inform you that the spa among other activities will be operational this year.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed there for 2 night. The place is so beautiful that u feel as if ur in heaven. Great ambience, Fantastic Hospitality, Superb service, Lovely location, Fine dinning and amazing value for your money. Very New place - just inaugurated in December 2012.

Room Tip: All rooms are amazing and Hotel Team will always help you to choose the best ones.
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  • Stayed March 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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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time out for your review about your overall experience at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa.

It is a delight to receive your appreciation about the overall layout of the resort, quality of rooms and efficiency of the team. It is a delight for the entire team to note that you found our services and amenities worth the value.

We look forward to welcoming you back and assure of a much better overall experience at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's a completely contemporary building, but made of wood and stone, with a few elements of local Kashmiri architecture. There's nothing like it in the rest of the Kashmir Valley, and it is clear that it has been made with passion and inspiration. There is a wealth of handicrafts all over the building, but taken together, they don't give the look of a junky handicraft store. The food is superb, whether it is the Irish Angus steak (I asked for mine blue and it came perfectly done) to the Kashmiri banquet dishes; from the Illy coffee in the lounge to the ginger cookies that are served with kahwa, fragrant with saffron. This is easily the best resort/hotel/guest house in the Kashmir Valley. And further even. The warmth of the mainly Kashmiri staff and their professionalism will have me going back for more!

Room Tip: Try and get a room away from the other guests: there'll be less noise. Otherwise, all rooms have...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for reviewing your experience.

It is encouraging to know that you have noticed and appreciated some of the things that we have set out to do at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa. It was important to us that we retained the essence of Kashmir in the aesthetic, service and other key elements of the resort.

Positive feedback and appreciation from guests like you is very encouraging and motivates us to constantly improvise to create memories for our guests. I have shared your comments with the entire team and they are all delighted.

The team and I look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Kashmir.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Khyber is located close to the Gondola at Gulmarg. This is a tastefully decorated five star property. The rooms offer great views, especially the ones facing the Aparwath mountain. The beds very comfortable. the rooms are spacious and clean. The washrooms have a small walkin wardrobe and a nice tub. The spa is yet to commence operations. Liquor is currently not available at the property. The restaurants offer very good food of different cuisines. There's lot of snow in the backyard for kids to play during winters. Each room has a balcony with a sit out, it's a present experience to sit on these in he mornings / evenings. The hotel is new, they are still evolving the finer aspects of managing this magnificent property. Gondola is at a walking distance, otherwise It's desirable to have your own transport to commute.

Room Tip: Prefer Aparwath mountain facing rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for reviewing your experience.

I am glad that you had a good overall stay and appreciated the layout of the resort and quality of the rooms. I am delighted to know that you got the opportunity to enjoy the views of the snow covered Himalayas from our hotel.

The entire team is delighted to know that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed the hospitality. Your kind comments about the living spaces and the dining experience is sincerely appreciated. We also take this opportunity to inform you that our spa will be operational this year.

The team joins me in thanking you for your patronage and support. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

From the color to the entrance, the chandeliers to the lobby,the rooms to the bathroom, the view to the ambience, the food to the service, the courteous staff to the caring management, every little bit is awesome. Its Paradise !!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

My team and I deem it a privilege to have served you and we are happy to read such a delightful review from your side. Every guest is very special to us and it is our endeavor to make sure that they have a memorable experience. Your compliments will certainly act as a source of great motivation for all of us to strive even further for excellence. We express our gratitude for your generous appreciation of the various aspects of our resort.

It is very special to know that we were successful in creating good memories for you and we look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Gulmarg.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hotel is proper 5* category. Beautiful lobby, Well furnished rooms, amazing bathrooms, Most helping and courteous staff. We stayed for 2 nights. Only suggestion is hotel should have more activity during winter within hotel as due to snow.

  • 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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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking out time to review your recent stay at The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa. It is a pleasure to receive such an encouraging feedback about the resort.

We are delighted that we could exceed your expectations with regards to standard of the resort and hospitality .Your mention of subtle features and minute detailing in the living and public spaces, motivates us to walk the extra mile. On the other hand we thank you for sharing your suggestion about incorporating more indoor activities within the resort. Guest feedback goes a long way in further strengthening our services and this would certainly encourage us to strive even further for excellence.

We thank you once again for your time and look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Gulmarg.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were a group of 12 Friends & stayed at the Khyber for 2 nights. It was one of the best experiences we've ever had, in terms of Property, Rooms, Service, Food, Courteousness, and of course - Snow Snow & Snow all around us. Wud like to mention a few Staff names in particular - Mr.Mithun Mondal, Mr.Rameez, Mr.Shyam Kumar, among others, who were extremely courteous & co-operative. Wud rate this hotel as One of the top 10 hotels I have visited globally.

  • 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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KhyberHotels, General Manager at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa and I am very happy to know that you had an excellent overall stay and enjoyed our hospitality.

It is an honor to receive your generous feedback detailing your experience at the resort.Your comments regarding the rooms and service are truly appreciated. Your special mention about our associates has been communicated to them and they express their gratitude for the acknowledgement of their efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa.

Warm Regards,
Alex Koshy
General Manager
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Additional Information about The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

Address: near gondola, Gulmarg 193403, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Gulmarg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Gulmarg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas lies a higher order of luxury. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is spread over seven unspoilt, fir-laden acres, with majestic views of the Affarwat Peaks. This 85-room resort is framed at every vantage point by nature at its most spectacular. The world’s highest ski lift, the Gulmarg Gondola – which takes you to Kongdoori Mountain, is only a short walk away. Meadows and forests that have enchanted travellers for centuries wait to be explored by trekking enthusiasts and undying romantics. Clad in locally sourced pine and slate, the resort is built in a style true to the architectural heritage of Kashmir. In every way the indoors mirror the beauty of the outdoors. Specialty restaurants, a cigar lounge are amongst the necessary luxuries in place. Add to these other thoughtful additions like our children’s club, a mini theatre and a dedicated Activities Concierge and you will find The Khyber is a resort at par with the best in the world. ... more   less 
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