I’ve spent the last week amidst nature at Ananda in the Himalayas, a beautiful property perched on a hilltop, an oasis of tranquility. My heart is filled with joy and gratitude. The spa therapies, the food, the hospitality, everything has been exceptional. Hope to come again next summer for a week of self-care.
Ananda is a place with very positive vibes where you find your body, mind and souls at one piece. We had booked premium valley view rooms for 3 nights to celebrate anniversary of my parents. Aiman Akhtar who handles sales at property made sure everything was done perfectly. We were warmly welcomed by front desk staff Mr Amit on arrival. After arrival our covid antigen tests were done in separate hall. Welcome drinks were served after test & Mr Amit was very kind and briefed us everything about property, palace and historic value of this palace with temple of Badrinath. Guests must ask same to him when they are checking in. Then after Mr Amit took us to our rooms in club car. Mr Rajesh & Mr Bhupi/Bhupender singh who drives club car their, drove us in whole property along with Mr Amit. So, we can know property better. We were given premium valley views rooms on 4th floor which had majestic view of Rishikesh valley. From all 3 rooms we had a good view of Rishikesh city. Rooms were gorgeous, neat and clean. Bathroom had a nice amenities with bathtub. Mr Pradeep who was housekeeping manager really took good care of us while we were staying there. Mr Pradeep had specially decorated my parents room for anniversary celebration with flowers and towels. Housekeeping services were quick too. He made sure our stay was comfortable. The complimentary daily immunity boosters were served are unique and tasty and provide a good supper. The food at Ananda is fresh, flavourful and healthy. The menu items are restaurant are extremely diverse in terms of both cuisine and taste. Mr Chandan Purohit & Mr Karan Thapa along with chef Arun took good care of us while we were staying there. Chef Arun made those dishes for us which were even out of the menu, Chef Arun specially curated different menu for the anniversary celebration with the guidance of Mr Purohit & Thapa. Abhishek and bhanu both servers were very enthusiastic and quick for serving us any dishes, food was used to reach our table hot & fresh which made our food experience at Ananda much more better. Both Abhishek & Bhanu had been extremely mannered & had vast knowledge of food which we were served to us. Restaurant had the most wonderful staff to make the food experience 10X better. At check out time Mr Ashish was kind enough and made our check out experience much more better. Check out formalities were swiftly done, all thanks to Mr Ashish. He guided our cab drivers too thay which way to go down or which road is better to take to home back. Every staff at hotel are polite, courteous & eager to help. Everyone is approachable and happy to be of service. You are always made to feel welcome. It’s very seldom that you hear and emphatic YES from every staff member to each request that you or your family makes. Needless to say our stay at ananda was very delightful all thanks to Mrs Aiman Akhtar, Mr Amit, Mr Ashish, Mr Chandan Purohit, Karan thapa, Abhishek, Bhanu, Pradeep, Rajeshji & Bhupiji.…
From the word go we were amazed They looked after us very well . The spas were superb The trek was fantastic not too difficult The food was exceptional The service had nothing to complaint about The gm was ever so kind The acupuncture was worth it The golf was fun Over all super fun and pampered
Its hard to describe another place like this. Its extraordinary. The location, its history, the staff and the guests were amazing. The attention to your needs is impeccable and everything they do is unique to this resort. A special call out to Mr. Soumya who took an already amazing experience to another level. One of the best places i have been to and an experience i have never had.
Ananda, with its calming ambience, helpful staff, healthy cuisine, world-class spa is surreal. What really sets them apart is their attention to the minutest details. Special thanks to Dr Chandan, Mr. Kartik, Kamal, Birendra and Narendra.
Ananda was one of those experiences you’ll cherish your entire life. It’s a delight for all your senses - the views, the fresh air and lemongrass smell, the spa, and ofcourse the food. The staff is some of the friendliest folks I’ve ever come across. From Shubham and Sohaib who ensured our rooms and stay were as comfortable as humanly possible to the reception staff and everyone else. Kudos! We will return.
It was our second trip at ananda and we had a great time and Mr Purohit and his team took a great care of us during stay and Mr Rawat took us for Ganga Aarti . The location of the resort is beautiful and full of nature.During our stay we felt very peaceful and calm.
We had the opportunity of visiting ananda in the last week of august.From the moment we stepped into the property it was a superlative experience. The service was one of the best we experienced in India. The rooms were spacious and well thought of and the spa (as expected ) was of a very high standard given that its a spa resort.The highlight of our trip was the food served at the restaurant. The staff was extremely attentive and although we went out of the menu many times (although not needed) , there was not a single dish we could point fingers at .The food maintains a very very high standard whilst being healthy.Special shout out to the Puran who waited on our tables mostly. There were times that we had to tell him to not spoil us so much else we would have a difficult time when we got back to reality. Another special mention to the helpers in the men's changing room. From the moment i stepped in , it was almost as if i did not even have to walk and someone would do it for me, I felt like i was floating around and it was purely effortless.i just had to look at them and they were there with whatever help i needed.A small example being that i just had to lift my arms and someone was there with a robe ! Overall a highly luxurious stay , spoilt beyond reason and can't wait to be back !! Small tip :try to visit post august till march since its a bit of a rainy season and also book the villa which has a private pool (though more expensive). Thank you ananda for the lovely rejuvenating stay !!…
I have come four times to Ananda, a sumptuous palace with a SPA, service and perfect cuisine ... little by little the clientele has changed, menu and computer site in just two languages: English and Russian ... the clientele has become bling bling, speaking loud and clear, far from the tranquility of yesteryear, significant price difference for Indian Residents and Foreigners, room prices and packages still on the rise with significant taxes. In short, from the calm, zen and serene Ananda, the clientele transformed it into a noisy place, without education, which no longer makes me want to go back there despite the 4 trees that I planted the day I left…. good luck and try to turn to a more European or Anglo-Saxon clientele by also adjusting your prices (your personnel costs are far behind the costs of large European palaces) ps: curious these comments without real foreign editors, that small contributors of 1 to 20 comments only per person whereas the clientele is international?…
We visited between 16th-19 the July .The hospitality was exceptional with special mention to the hostesses at the restaurant who were efficient . miss Bellesa was good at her job and went out of the way to make the visit comfortable. Looking forward to visiting again with family and friends.