We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pong View Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Pong View Hotel to your Saves list
Pong View Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cantt. Road, Dharamsala 176215, India   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #16 of 57 Hotels in Dharamsala
Delhi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a very nice experience staying in hotel pong view. Seriously speaking we never thought that we ll get such a pleasant view from it's rooms. They have two sections : One on the main road and one a lil downstairs/downhill. We stayed in downhill one. The interiors were wooden and were brand new and guess what- Only at price 1100, so it was unbeatable price for such a nice hotel. Food experience awesome, esp the staff ppl were so helping and courteous that you ll feel like they r ur frnds. we went there at the peak time of christmas and believe me out of the whole 4 days himachal trip, pong views was our best experience! Hats off to you ppl srsly for such a budgest hotel and full facilities. My strong recommendation to all ppl srsly!!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    20
    23
    17
    5
    3
See reviews for
31
22
1
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Housekeeping staff will not attend to your room unless you call for them,, so no new sheets/towels etc unless you ask for it,, Food was average,, dnt fall for pong view as the pong dam is 70 km away,, and you might bbe very lucky if you are able to get a glimpse of it...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gurgaon, India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is its wonderful location and a great view from the balcony of the Super delux rooms.The view of the Pong Dam is breathtaking..

The service is sloppy and the room service could be much better.A surprise visit of a large spider made things worse.

Nothing much to say about the food.

Parking available.

Stay here for the view..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chandigarh, India
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

one of the best places to stay in Dharamshalla. I have dharmshala 5 times inlast 6 years. Generally i prefer to stay in Mcleodganj but pong view is good option on the way from dharmshala.the hotel staff is very professional and courteous which is rare in relatively small stations like dharmshala. the rooms are neat, clean and offers a great view of the valley and pong dam. The balcony space is wide enough to have breaffast or evening tea with amazing view if the valley. The prices are also geniune for food and other services, I have stayed there twice in last 4 years and have seen renovation of rooms and interiors.Further its located in cant area on the way to Mcleodganj.

Room Tip: Room No 602 adjacent to reception area is spacious with big balcony and grt view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lucknow, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

When I went to the reception desk to book a room for me I was not sure of the stay but once i saw the room I was amazed to see the high standard.I wasted no time in giving the reception an advance.I stayed in the hotel for six days and the experience was of home away from home.The staff was courteous and helpful.The waiter responsible for my room went out of the way to serve us without expecting a tip unlike some hotels where the staff works for tip only.Overall I would suggest just go for it.

Room Tip: choose rooms where you can get a view of the beautiful pong dam.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

If you want to experience human waste waterfall hotel pong view is the ideal place. Please fellow travellers flush the toilet before you check in for any leaks. They say apparently the small leak from the toilet is normal. Don't go for rooms in the ground level or neither the cottages. The sheets are dirty with stains. And they say it is just the tea stain on the sheet. Moreover, I recommend nobody to fall for the website. It is completely false. Also they take an hour to deliver a single cup of coffee
If u order 5 coffees u get only 3 but u get billed for 5.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

we stayed in the hotel from 7th March to 9th March 2013 in this hotel & the rooms are xcellent and the food is also very good.
The staff at the Hotel is very well mannered and is very well trained.
will look forward to staying in the hotel in future. Our best wishes to the Management & staff.

Regards
Kiran R Buch & Fly

Room Tip: All rooms are xcellent.
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Pong View Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pong View Hotel

Address: Cantt. Road, Dharamsala 176215, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 57 Hotels in Dharamsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pong View Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Despegar.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Pong View Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pong View Hotel Dharamsala, Asia - India

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pong View Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.