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...
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- 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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