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“Amazing, Serene, Relaxing, Tranquil” 5 of 5 stars
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Aalia Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Rajaji National Park, Chila Range | Shyampur Noamabad, Kangri, Haridwar 249408, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kangri
Noida, India
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“Amazing, Serene, Relaxing, Tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great place, thank God for Aalia it is wonderful, serene, tranquil option in Haridwar. Has something for all ages. Great accommodation and on the banks of Ganges. Pool, spa, wild life, birds must go back to experience the rest. Lovely Lounge for a drink and good food what else you can ask for. Me and wife had a great time and so were other guests whomever we met. Must go back with our kids, family and friends. Take Shatabdi from Delhi and the Hotel will have you picked and dropped at the station. Don't expect an Oberoi service but staff will make you comfortable and serve you with a smile. Another home away from home a lovely experience. A perfect Boutique Experience.

Room Tip: River View if you would like a view. Garden if you need extra space and have kids.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Gurgaon, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

i cannot express how surprised i was to find a hotel where photo's don't do justice to the property . to have such a lovely hotel so conveniently located within 5 hours driving time from delhi ( with a leisurely breakfast stop-over) makes it easy when you are traveling with the whole family as well .it is by far the best week end get away place i have been too......... i took the ATV's into the forest and even managed to see some wild life . since i was alone so i didn't do the religious stuff but my friends who went for the Artie were raving about the experience . personally for me the high was the fact that we were able to be so close to nature & GOD .
PS- if you are strictly non-vegetarian & enjoy a drink in the evening then Aalia is Heaven..... since they have an alcohol license and serve very good indian & continental non-vegetarian food ( try the CHICKEN a la Kiev ( hope i spelt it right ;) )

Room Tip: ideally take a room in the villa closest to the river ,but that said all rooms are beautiful :)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Let me start by saying that this is a very nice property. This hotel has great potential. The location is amazing, the pool right on the riverside is beautiful, and the food is finger licking. We had a great time, People were so friendly, and Staff was most helpful & courteous. We are already looking forward to going back next year.
The best thing about the property was that it is situated right on the banks of the majestic Ganges and 5 mins from the famous Raja ji National Park. The pool is worth the view as it is open from the shore side and makes you feel as if ur enjoying in river.

It’s nearby rishikesh and hence good option for adventure loving people. Planning to come here with family next time as it has a good location advantage elder people in the family who would like to go to haridwar for darshan can go there and we can go to rishikesh & also explore the Raja ji National park (unfortunately I couldn’t do the safari or enjoy the spa this trip since I was so taken in by the hotel so just relaxed by the pool-side  )
At the end thumbs up to all at the Aalia Hotel, oh yeah the spa was fantastic.
Sorry one last thing to all the other guests that we spoke too and got to know, thank you….Abhishek, Pooja ,Mr. Gupta and his family from Mumbai.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Went to visit this property for one night a few days ago and chose it based on the lack of other options in this part of the country. Here are my thoughts:

Pro:

1. Serene: Good location on the water of the Ganges - the banks are clean and untouched... in the pool, one gets a real calm vibe which is great to unwind

Several cons:

1. Access: in the evening I was proceeding to the Cigar bar and lounge when I was stopped by the staff as they said it was "too crowded" when it clearly did not look it. Later I found out that the owner was in town with some friends and thus they didn't want outsiders to even enter the bar... Given that they only had one bar, it was very annoying to be prevented access and lied to.

2. Service: sent my clothes for ironing the night before with their promise it would sent to my room by 7am the next day. At 9am, I am calling for the clothes as they still had not arrived and then realized at 9:30am that they had just started ironing them and I finally got them at 9:45am! The staff was hardly apologetic at the time of delivery of the clothes which made the experience even worse.

3. Limited selection: as I was refused to enter the Cigar bar but asked for a drink, the waiters could only remember three types of whiskey and could not even get me the menu in fear of disturbing the owner's party.

4. Location: this part of the country has dangerous driving conditions making even a few kilometers hard to reach to. If you are coming at night, it is impossible to find this hotel as it has a meandering narrow road to its entrance. Only an experienced local can find it so definitely ask the hotel to send their over-priced drivers to pick you up.

5. A/C Unit: was placed right on my bed and so I was in the middle of the draft. Couldn't sleep with the a/c on due to the draft and certainly couldn't sleep with it off!

Room Tip: Don't bother with the river view rooms.. just get the cheapest one as the view is not worth the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Planned on spending just the weekend but the experience was so great that extended it by another night. Once you get there one is pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by the beauty and the divinity of this retreat by the Ganges. The staff was extremely couteous and welcoming. The rooms ( we had taken a full villa) were luxuriously fitted with our very own private Jacuzzi on the terrace ( great fun with the kids) a beautiful personal library giving the feeling of our home. My elder son who is just seven loved the 'hardy boys' that he picked from the den
The food was good with the mughlai being really nice.
Simply lived the pool side deck near the river in the evenings. Clear starry skies with the sound of flowing water trancends you into another level of divinity.
The waiting staff was great and the well turned out and pleasant 'garhwalis' were sincere in their duties to serve and please you genuinely.

Am heading back there with even more friend at the next long weekend as 2 days are simply not enough for aalia

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The location of Aalia Haridwar could quite simply not have been more perfect. It is a stunning property, right on the banks of the Ganges. About 20 minutes away from the town and about 45 minutes away from Jolly Grant airport. Easy enough to get to and well worth the trip. The Hotel comprises of 12 villas, if you're a large group taking the entire villa is a fun option, or you could simply book individual rooms.
Haridwar is one of India's holiest sites and whether that is what brings you, or the wildlife in Rajaji or simply to 'get away', you'll find you'll accomplish all if not most of your agenda at Aalia.
What's even more impressive is that this is a privately owned endeavour, less than a year old. And what is immediately apparent is the extremely high standards set by management, attention to detail and warm hospitality.
The hotel will organise your day for you - just let them know in advance if you'd like to do the morning safari or evening aarti, yoga sessions at dawn, spa massages or lunch by the infinity pool that almost touches the Ganges for example and voila ! The hotel has one restaurant but of course you can order in or dine at the pool bar.
All in all a fantastic get away, you come away feeling rejuvenated and spiritually revived! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms / villas facing the river. And bduget permitting, ask for the suite on the top floor.
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  • Stayed January 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
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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I stayed at Aalia for a couple of days two weeks ago. It was my first time in Haridwar and I am so glad I chose this location. Perfectly situated 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded town. The sprawling gardens take you to the far end of the hotel where you can sit by the banks of the Ganges. Yes.... the river runs along the edge of the hotel!!!
The Hotel is something out of the ordinary. Individual Villas with privacy, service and facilities that equal a Luxury Resort. The Pool, Yoga, Spa were outstanding. What I loved the most was the food and the TEAM! Always accommodating, attentive and just so there for you! They made me the perfect Macchiato.... IN HARIDWAR!!!
Safaris, organized Ganga Aarti, River Rafting, a Creche for kids, Board Room, ATVs you name it and they have thought of it. The best is the hotel has a full service Restaurant and Bar. Don't forget to ask Deepak to mix you a few cocktails...
I am planning my next visit as I finish writing this!

Room Tip: Ask for the River View Suite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Near Rajaji National Park, Chila Range | Shyampur Noamabad, Kangri, Haridwar 249408, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Haridwar > Kangri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kangri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aalia Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aalia Resorts and Hotels offers a wonderful guest experience that is friendly and Pleasant while providing the highest level of service. Each resort and setting is unique, but certain elements characterize all of them - a beautiful location situated right on the banks of the majestic Ganges, excellent facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and solitude. ... more   less 
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