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“In the Heart of the Fruit Bowl” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows

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Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ramgarh
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“In the Heart of the Fruit Bowl”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

My family and I drove down from Gurgaon to Ramgarh, it was an 8 hr. drive with several stops on the way. I had made my booking on line at the Old Bungalow about 30 days in advance.
This was our third visit to the Ramgarh property and we have always stayed at the old bunglow
The old Bungalow has two interconnected room with one double and two single with 2 bathrooms, these are Kumaon and kashmire. Both rooms are ideal for a family of 4, we have stayed in both the room and each of these are equally good. One large room with a huge king size bed and two single beds in a smaller room. Both rooms open out to a veranda with a garden in the front and lawns with seating in the rare. The bathroom are not very large but have all the basic amenities one expects from a Neemrana property.
The food was not fancy but the Breakfast and dinner were all well prepared and there was variety….
There are no phone or TV’s in the room which is such a relief when you are in location like Ramgarh. Lots of long walk into the fruit orchid, see the setting sun and just watch the stars.
There is a small preserve factory at the property where jam, jelly and chutney are prepared and supplied to all Neemrana properties. But these is where it is the freshest

The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home every time. We had a great time. You could also stay at the Writers Bungalow, 2 families or other properties which are at a walking distance from the main Bungalow

Room Tip: Family of 4 Kumaon or kashmire at the main Bunglaow,
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Vikasvij_2004
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in the Kashmir and Kumaon rooms.

Your compliments about the food have been conveyed to the Chef and his team. We have also conveyed your appreciation about the warm hospitality to the service team.

We truly value your continued patronage to The Ramgarh Bungalows and the Neemrana non-hotel Hotels. Do let us know whenever you choose to visit our 28 properties across India !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Pune, India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I came across Neemrana's website while searching for Indian Honeymoon destinations (wanted to surprise my wife with this vacation as a wedding gift) Since we were getting married in the highs of the Indian Summer, Ramgarh seemed like a cool escape. I am big on rustic, close to nature type hotels off the beaten track And Neemrana's non-hotel at Ramgarh promised all that and more.

Ramgarh Bungalows arranged for an early morning pick up from the nearest railhead, Kathgodam, which also happens to be the last station on this route. An hour's journey through misty Kumaon mountain range via Bhimtaal and Bhowali slowly took us farther and farther away from the civilization until we reached Ramgarh, after about 50 Kms.

The Ramgarh Bungalows is a cluster of 4 properties. The Old Bungalow (Oldest of them all), Writer's Bungalow (they say Tagore lived here) and Ashok Vatika (My favorite) are the British era bungalows whereas the Cliff house (located on top of a Cliff and houses Ram Kumar + Gaitonde Suites), Rose Cottage (Nest to the Old Bungalow and houses Magnolia Suite) and Vista Villa (Next to the Rose Cottage) are new additions which are constructed in sync with the whole British era theme in mind. Vista Villa and Rose Cottage are located next to the Old Bungalow. All these properties are situated in a village known as Ramgarh Mallaa (top) which watches over the valley housing Ramgarh Tallaa (bottom).

We checked in to Magnolia, which can easily house a group of 6 and has an attached private balcony with a breathtaking view of the Valley. The place oozes of old world charm and is quite cozy. The staff is courteous and very discreet. The whole time we were there, it felt as if no one was around for miles (except when you call for room service). Breakfast was set up on the roof of our cottage and that’s when we got introduced to the amazing variety of Neemrana jams and jellies which are manufactured by hand at the Ramgarh property (the staff was happy to show us around this jam making facility). The fruits are all locally sourced. Lunch was an equally lip-smacking affair set-up outside the dining hall (which used to be a stable in 19th century). The whole premise is one huge garden with at least a hundred varieties of flowers and fruits.

After spending a couple of days at the Rose Cottage, we moved to Cliff house. Cliff house offers a great view of the other side of the valley. View of the Sunset from the balcony of Cliff house is a USP of this place. The exquisite dining hall of Ashok Vatika was where dinner used to be served during our stay at the Cliff house. Following the trails through fruit orchards, short walks in the tiny village, and smiling faces all around made this stay extra special.

Ramgarh Bungalows is how I always imagined British Era living to be like. Neemrana has quite brilliantly been able to preserve this and a stay at this property takes you back to that time. The service is excellent, property is spacious and close to nature, the food served is among the best I've had and the weather is a delight. The price you pay for all these burns quite a hole on a middle class pocket but the experience is worth it.

Thanks Neemrana, I'm a fan.

Room Tip: For privacy, opt for Magnolia. Best view of the valley from Cliff house. Ashok Vatika is best if y...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ChetanBais
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon with Neemrana at The Ramgarh Bungalows.

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the Magnolia Suite in the Rose Cottage and at the Cliff House.

Your warm and appreciative feedback about the service has been conveyed to the team at Ramgarh.

We have also conveyed your compliments about the natural Neemrana jams to the team in Ramgarh and your appreciation about the cuisine to the Chef and the service team.

We hope your honeymoon was memorable and historic. Our team looks forward to welcoming you at our 28 properties across India in the future.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Noida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at the Ramgarh Bungalows between 16 June and 18 June - a period marred by incessant rain and the tragic events unfolding in Uttarakhand. We were truly disappointed by the poor weather, but we were impressed by the service provided to us. Despite the difficult conditions, the staff managed to attend to our requests reasonably promptly. Unfortunately, the extreme weather conditions exposed certain minor issues in respect of the room given to us - i.e. a leak in the roof and some moisture on the walls. However, these issues are as such not unexpected in a heritage property and our stay remained altogether pleasant. The room itself (English Room) was gorgeous - the decor and furnishings reflected the effort taken to restore and maintain its charm. We also managed to see some of the lovely views from the Ramgarh Bungalows on the day of our departure. We look forward to visiting the Ramgarh Bungalows again during better weather.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank akumar_aa
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

Your compliments about the hospitality have been conveyed to the Manager and the team who still managed to provide quality service despite the incessant rain and difficult conditions.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in better weather.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed in Ramgarh Bungalows for a new year holiday as a group of friends. We were really impressed by the way they have restored old English cottages to their old glory. All our rooms had different character, we particularly liked the English room. The buffet breakfast was good and was served outside on a sunny terrace overlooking the valley.
The staff was very sweet and helpful. We also bought some jam from the jam factory in the same campus.
I would definitely go back there for a longer holiday, really loved the place.

Room Tip: Writers Bungalow and English cottage were good.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bansal0408
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in the English room at The Old Bungalow and at the Writers’ Bungalow.

Your compliments about the restoration have been conveyed to the Co-Chairmen and the restoration team.

We have also conveyed your compliments about the natural Neemrana jams to the team in Ramgarh and your appreciation about the breakfast and the service to the Chef and the service team.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Navi Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in May end. Reached here early than check-in time and staff were kind enough to check -in us early. Also they changed my room on request as wanted a room with better view. The service and staff are great. Blue dressed staff for room service, red for restaurant and green for orchards. I liked the juices. The staff gave us peaches before our check out. Also had some fresh and best of peaches, took us for a tour to their orchards. I always like the soaps and shampoos of neemrana. The staff also helped me in fixing my car tyre. The rooms were clean and cosy. Had a great time and awesome location.

Room Tip: Stayed in Iris, economical and with best view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bhaskar2904
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay in the Iris room in Vista Villa.

Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the entire team at Ramgarh.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Was in the region for work and stayed in the cottages. The place is a good 15 min drive from the main road... So don't think of coming back for knick knacks.. In fact pack in extra food and snacks before turning off the road.
The cottages are cosy , colourful, each with a sit out.. With a tea kettle provided we enjoyed endless cups of tea over looking the garden lined with hydrangeas and fruit laden trees.
The breakfast and meals are not extravagant but well made and sufficient, served by helpful staff and of course not Neemrana rates!
There are no ceiling fans, and the cottages can get a little stuffy.. Ask for sufficient pedestal fans.
While getting back do pick up a crate of fruits from the main crossing, when in season or otherwise the preserves of the fruits.

Room Tip: Take the rooms with a view to the valley
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank devjanighosh
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the entire team.

We hope that as you continue to travel with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a great time staying at Ramgarh Bungalows. The property is situated at an awesome location and the view from the rooms is amazing. We stayed at Fucia room. Right from the time we landed at Kathgodam station at 5am in the morning the experience was great. As promised there was the car with a very nice and polite driver. While the official check in time was 2pm, we reached the property by 7am. We were immediately given an alternate room to settle down in till our room was made ready.
The room was nice and clean and the food was very good throughout the 3 days we stayed there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Udaymohan
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about The Ramgarh Bungalows.

We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay in the Fuschia room and thoroughly enjoyed the views of the valley too.

Your compliments about the cuisine have been conveyed to the Chef and his team.

We hope that as you continue to travel with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about !

Warm regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Property: Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows
Address: Ramgarh (Malla), Ramgarh 263137, India (Formerly Neemrana Bungalows)
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Ramgarh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ramgarh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's - Ramgarh Bungalows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the foothills of the Himalayas, The Old Bungalow (1830) and The Writers’ Bungalow (1860) are located in the fruit basket of the Kumaon region. These heritage structures once housed the British and later the Indian officers as well as their wives who travelled on horseback and palanquins. The Ashok Vatika was a guest house for outsiders as visitors weren’t received at home, while the Cliff House is a designer’s delight. Vista Villa offers breathtaking views of the valley and Rose Cottage with its private terrace is ideal for a cosy hideaway. Neemrana’s six cottages in Ramgarh offer their own views of the sunrise and sunset, or both –and a new look on life too! The orchards adjacent to these bungalows hang with apricots, plums, peaches, pears and apples through the summer. Natural Neemrana jams are made here- without preservatives- so that they preserve your health too.Own up the Himalayas from colonial British bungalows with bay windows, verandahs and terraced gardens. Enjoy the company of birdlife and butterflies in the fruit basket of the Kumaon. Sleep that deep slumber which irons out all stress.Live on a peak, or by a cliff or simply in the middle of an orchard.Fireplaces tingling with pine cones in winter. Snow flakes around the New Year. Short strolls to reconnect your legs to your planet. Or longer walks with a picnic basket. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Return when it runs out again. ... more   less 
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