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“Expensive but worth it” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
India
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Where else in Haridwar can you get well manicured lawns, chilling aircon and hot showers available 24x7, irrespective of the weather and power situation outside..-- they have full backup power for everything in the resort including the aircon - Widescreen LCD TV with DVD Player and Sattellite TV in the room, small lawn and lounge attached to the room, free wi-fi in the public areas, large comfortable beds with lovely fluffy pillows, large shower area, restaurant offering all kinds of food including Hummus, Lettuce, many kinds of pasta and demerra sugar with your tea! also a, spa offering a range of Massages including traditional Thai, infinity swimming pool with attached sauna/steam , your own private Pandit (priest) to do a private Aarti on the Ganges that is flowing past the hotel --- and what not. The service in the restaurant is also quite good. The food is a bit of hit and miss. The pasta, sandwiches, biryani were excellent. The Chinese curry was bland. One dish we ordered (Thai Curry) was terrible but they offered to replace it without a fuss and when we said no, they simply cancelled the order and did not charge us for it. Very guest friendly.. We got late from the safari and they kept the breakfast open for us half an hour beyond the closing time..

They also have a good naturalist Mr. Subhash, who took us for a unexpectedly good safari at Rajaji National Park, with lot of sightings of birds, elephants, deer etc. The hotel provides the vehicle and even carries binoculars and jackets to lend you if you need it

The only negative (if you can call it that) is the lack of local character and ambience. Once you are inside there, you could be in a resort in Thailand or New York or SIngapore or Dubai or wherever. Except for the Pandit (who conducts the yoga classes in the morning and the Aarti in the evening at the Ganges flowing by), there is nothing to show that you are in Haridwar...

  • Stayed April 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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  • 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
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  • Cleanliness
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Gurgaon, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Must say it is one of the most exotic places. State of the art amenities and the serene location added a mile to our time. The Villas can be easily described as royal and the food leaves you craving for more. Look forward to my next trip to Haridwar. Way to go Aalia;)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, India
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had some rituals to do at Haridwar. We found this resort on the net. A beautiful resort located 9 Km away from Haridwar on the eastern bank of Ganges. The whole river is for you to enjoy. A wonderful break from the mad crowded places of the city. If you want to go for a peaceful stay at Haridwar ,this is the place.

Room Tip: Villa No 7 , room 701 is the best facing the Ganges.Practically all - 01 rooms are very good.
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  • Stayed April 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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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Aalia has great rooms and the setting by the river is fantastic. The staff is most helpful and the food was also very good. The safari organized by the hotel was fantastic. My 6 year old daughter had a great time. The hotel even organized the evening aarti for us at Haridwar which was an amazing experience. A great way to visit Haridwar....

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Chandigarh, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Its a great resort with a lot of character & once you're in the resort you don't even know what's going on in the outside world. The location is excellent with the river flowing at the back & the property is pretty close to the rajaji national park. The food quality is very good & the staff is friendly. The cottages are ideal for a couple of families to be staying together. They are very well built & finished and you truly feel that you've arrived in a 5 star resort !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a great place, awesome surroundings, peace and tranquility all bundled into one. The staff was very helpful and curtious. Our kids had a great time as there were a lot of activities for them in the hotel itself and the Safari organised by the hotel was just simply GREAT.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just back from our trip to Aalia. The hotel has a spectacular view of the Ganges from most of the rooms. Its just so peaceful to sit out in the open in the evenings with just nothing around you but the sound of nature. The lawns are stunning and very well kept and manicured - I did my barefoot walks in the evenings on the lawn.
The evening aarti on the banks of the Ganges is very quaint and personal.
The rooms are so comfortable and very well equipped - from Tata Sky, i pod docking stations, a very comfy bed with a choice of thick & thin pillows, bedroom slippers, hair dryer, shower gel, shampoo and all toiletries in the well lit huge bathrooms. Most important was that they have enough plug points to charge your phone/ i pad etc.
The villas and the hotel are so well designed that they give you complete privacy from the other guests.
The food was great - the Indian food is yummy and probably better than the western food. The buffet breakfast had a fair variety and was well cooked and tasty. they have a very well stocked bar that has a lovely warm and homely feeling.
Dheeraj, who handles the hotel on location was very helpful as well as the rest of the staff. Very helpful, smiling and non obtrusive - the perfect combination when you are on a vacation.
The drive from the hotel to Rishikesh is SPECTACULAR! It takes you through Rajaji National Park and pass the dam - a must must do when you come to Aalia. I would really suggest Aalia as a family, couple, friends, solo holiday.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely. The ones upstairs have a lovely view of the Ganga.
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  • Stayed April 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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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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