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“Great food and hospitality” 4 of 5 stars
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Snow Crest Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dal Lake Naddi | Dharasmala Kangra, Dharamsala 176216, India   |  
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Ranked #50 of 57 Hotels in Dharamsala
New Delhi, India
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12 hotel reviews
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
“Great food and hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This place is located in Naddi village, which is about 6-7 kms from McLeodganj. I would not recommend it if you are not keen to trek long distances, although I enjoyed walking from McLeodganj to Naadi which certainly also helped build my appetite. The food here was awesome, especially the variety of paratha's and tea that they serve in the mornings. I would suggest having your breakfast out in the open area overlooking the Dhauladhar mountains. We also went trekking to Triund for a day and for all you keen hikers/trekkers, I would suggest that you leave your bags here and camp overnight in Triund. I found the staff here to be very friendly and helpful as well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a budget option a little away from McLeodganj.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The service is good and the place is fine.

We just realized that is far from Mc Leod, on the other hand the good thing is that is a peaceful place.

The taxi are expensive (comparing with other cities in India - a full day taxi is 2200$ - about 35 dollars - when is out of season) and you need to see what's your priority.

NO internet available.

You need to ask for a heater, in winter the place and room are very cold

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Noida, India
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311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Enjoyed the few days we had at Snow Crest this May; great value for money, excellent home- cooked food, superbly attentive staff, very clean and on top of it all, astonishing views of the snowline and the countryside.

Not fancy, but the location doesn't need a star-rating. The surroundings and the views have the ratings that count - seven-star.

When you book a room either on their website or over phone ask them for the rooms that face the mountains. The motorable road to the mountains ends a few minutes away from SnowCrest making it a perfect haven for sitting in your balcony or their general balcony, reading and enjoying the views. ps: They have an excellent wi-fi connection as well.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited this place during August 2013. After a horrible experience in Hotel Kunal, we decided to move to this place.

Rooms are very good, clean.. Food is awesome, the hotel owner and staffs are very approachable and helpful. The way they treat the guest, you wont feel its a hotel and those people are new to you but its like a family.

Room Tip: Select mountain view room and dont go for rooms at ground floor
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is small hotel in Naadi. The property is quiet and nice. The Manager Mr. Vinod and his team ensures that the guests are comfortable. Give a minimum of 30 minutes to the food order, as the food is made to order.

Room Tip: Take rooms 02/03, which are with the view of the mountains. 01 faces the road and in season may have...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Close to Mcleodgunj and main lower commercial Dharamshala, this hotel is highest part of Dharamshala with close view of snow capped mountains. Trekking areas are close by to Gunadevi temple. Good budget hotel, good service and great surroundings.

  • Stayed May 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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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice. Once in may 2012 and we liked it so much we went back to the same place the following year in may 2013. It is a small hotel but newly renovated. clean bathrooms and rooms.Friendly staff. The most we liked about it is that it is 10 kms away from the dharmashala city and is very quite.Great scenery of the snow peaks.There is a trekking trail that goes through the village and through the mountains to a temple. we only went half the distance and didnt make it all the way to the temple because we had kids with us. Stay in Naddi rather than mcloadganj or dharmashala if u love nature than shopping.

  • Stayed May 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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Address: Dal Lake Naddi | Dharasmala Kangra, Dharamsala 176216, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 57 Hotels in Dharamsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow Crest Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the quiet village of Naddi, Snow Crest Inn Dharamsala is just a short distance from McLeod Ganj, residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The hotel sits among the spectacular peaks and valleys of the outer Himalayas, and is the perfect "home base" for exploring this peaceful environment. The Snow Crest Inn's tranquil atmosphere, scenic views, spacious accommodations, and knowledgeable and attentive staff, ensure that each guest's stay is pleasant and comfortable. ... more   less 
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