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“UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Exotica Dharamshala

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The Exotica Dharamshala
Vill Tohu, Khanyara - Indru Nag Road, Dharamsala, India   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Dharamsala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We have been there with family for X-Mas & after considering the review on Trip Advisor, we had selected The Exotica, & touch wood we were not wrong. Thanks to team exotica for making our holidays so great. We stayed near swimming pool and had fantastic view of valley & Dhauladhar. Food was awesome I really felt so rejuvenating after spending these holidays. We like the room having all the amenities and specially fresh linen & service with smile of Dinesh. I wish to come again in summers to enjoy swimming Pool and nature.

Room Tip: Cottage on the top near Swimming Pool
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  • Stayed December 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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GauravRajP, Owner at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Exotica.

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are happy to note that you had a nice time with us and we are already looking forward to welcome you again and make your visit for memorable and enjoyable.

Regards
Gaurav Raj Prashar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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 January 10, 2014

Great place, awsum location(far away from the madding crowd) with great view and full marks to the service staff as well. Pool in the middle, added to the beauty of huts around. What i miss the most is my morning tea in the balcony of the hut with sun playing hide and seek and evening glory of dharamshala from my hut. Vl be staying here whenever we will be visiting Dharamshala. Best of luck!!!! Exotica rocks !!!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GauravRajP, Owner at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for appreciating our property & Getting feedback s like this is very moral boosting for all of us including our staff.Its always our endeavor to extend every kind of help to our guests.We hope to have you with us again soon.

Have a nice day!

Regards,
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We have been there in 1st week of nov its a great place to be. A bit far from town above dharamshala have superb view n well maintained place. we were in group of 16 adults and 7 kids. had superb fun and all are requests were giving consideration. In staff kesarji saurabh vikram and sushant was a good staff. They gave you very good service..

Room Tip: Cottage No 8 and Cottage no 9. Are having the best view....
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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GauravRajP, Owner at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your heartfelt review.

The team at The Exotica is truly grateful that you chose to celebrate a milestone during your travel in Dharamshla, Himachal Pradesh. Our location combined with our team makes The Exotica an idyllic retreat away from the chaos of modern life. All the staff members you praised, are great pillar of our organization.

I thank you for your comments and look forward to seeing you return soon.

Best regards,
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Patiala, Punjab, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I along with my friends stayed at Exotica for three nights and four days. The view from the cottages was mind blowing.The rooms were clean and equipped with all the necessities. The swimming pool is a cherry on the cake considering the height at which it is located and the scenic beauty around. The food is great. The staff is very hospitable and makes you feel like home. Lovely experience.

  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Upon arriving to see the place under construction I was quite worried that the hotel Exotica was a)too far from McLeod-Ganj and b)not prepared for guests to arrive. The construction was right outside the front of the building and we later learned that aside from being cosmetically unappealing, it was not a nuisance or noisy at all, because each room was farther up the steep path behind the office. While it was about a 20 minute ride down to Dharamsala proper and another 10 to McLeod Ganj, I later realized that this was much better after seeing some of the accommodations closer to town! The food was AWESOME for our entire stay, and was made to order each morning, afternoon and evening upon our request. Rajesh attended to our every need, down to humanely removing a scary spider from our room (bugs to be expected-it's in the jungle after all). This is probably the closest to a five star resort that this area has to offer. I recommend going with lots of friends as it is a small property and since we had rented almost every room it was as though we had the entire place to ourselves. They let us stay up late one night drinking and being loud while playing games by the pool, without one word of complaint. Excellent stay, I would certainly come again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great place away from dharamshala town peaceful and relaxing with probably the best service . Any request made was accommodated . Would definitely recommend . Rajesh, saurabh and kesar were extremely courteous . This place is not as high up as Macleod Ganj but just as beautiful I say. They are expanding hence some construction is going on but that was not disturbing at all . The pool is nice , food delicious . All in all good place to relax

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I would like to thank Team Exotica for making our stay a pleasant stay.
Location of the resort is amazing and hospitality is outstanding. Mr. Gaurav the owner of the resort is a nice guy who believes in telling the truth and the staff in the resort was very good and helping. Food was also good but the best part is the location of the resort.
If you want to go and relax then this is the place to choose. It is clam and the view from resort is just amazing, housekeeping is excellent and the pool of the resort is just out of this world because of its location.

Hope to go there again n near future.

Amit

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

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Additional Information about The Exotica Dharamshala

Address: Vill Tohu, Khanyara - Indru Nag Road, Dharamsala, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Dharamsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Exotica Dharamshala is located exactly 3 kms from Kotwali Bazar, Dharamshala. Surrounded by pine forest and having paragliding point nearby. You will have beautiful breathtaking view of whole valley & Dhauladhar from Exotica. A perfect place for rejuvenation allows you to take a break from life and experience a world that is untouched, serene and almost timeless. ... more   less 
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