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“Excellent location and mindblowing view from rooms”
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Hotel Grand Hill
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Hotel Grand Hill
Ranked #39 of 68 McLeod Ganj B&B and Inns
chandigarh
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent location and mindblowing view from rooms”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We booked two rooms as we were two families with two kids in each. Our checkin was on 27may2013 and chechout in 30may2013.we stayed in room no 202 and 203.this infirmation was just to prove our authenticity. Anyway someone suggested this hotel i called hotel on phone and was told that rooms are neat an clean and location is gud.we were particularly worried about parking and the location but promised about everything .
Afterall we booked two rooms.we reached mcleodganj at about 12:30 and called hotel for location.they promptly deputed a boy on roadside waiting for us.as promised hotel is well in the market.parking was just 100 mtr away.dalai lama temple again 100 mtr and main mcleodganj square at 100 mtrs.this was all true to the scale.
Rooms were v gud much better then what shown on there website i think the photographs there were taken by ammature photigrapher. There was no lift but hardly there is any need.toilets are clean.view from balcony is mindblowing .excellent view of valley and dholadhar ranges .
And what we like most was taste of there in house resturent.i think chef is excellent.
Overall it was memorable stay as staff was really helping.

  • Stayed May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

After the brutal journey from Chandigarh to Dharamsala by bus, I literally leaped halfway across my hotel room on to my bed. The landing would have been more comfortable had the bed been crafted out of granite and the mattress out of pumice.

When you take time to assess the room in all its gloomy glory you have a bog standard, characterless box which you find all over the Asian subcontinent. These are the sort of rooms where - in films - people either die gruesome deaths or open up briefcases full of cash after a heist (think the closing scenes of Trainspotting).

If you come back into the hotel at any time after 11pm, you'll be greeted by staff sleeping on mattresses in the lobby. You make any noise and the wafer-thin walls will ensure that the rest of the guests are party to it, even your most embarrassing bowel symphonies.

You do have to contextualise stays like this though. It is clean and has hot (scolding hot) water available. You simply aren't going to get a Taj standard hotel (for example) in Mcleodganj, and I don't think any sensible traveler would expect to find one.

The view from the rooms is what brings this up to 3 circles. It is stunning. You can impress all your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in one easy click.

These sort of hotels are far more memorable than the generic 4* plastic, wood and metal structures that we see around the world.

Oh and a traveller's tip: Unless you want to die a painful and horrific death akin to something that befalls the unsuspecting victims in the Final Destination franchise, don't touch anything that looks electrical in the bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The hotel was neat n clean. Also it was in budget. Breakfast was good in taste and service was quick.The only problem is they dont have a lift, someone staying on 7th floor(the last floor) will have a challenge.
Convenient part is, it is situated in middle of market. So market, Dalai Lama Temple and car parking are easily accessible.
Altogether it was a good experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

The hotel is ok. It's a budget hotel and located half kilometer from the market. If you want to walk to famous Shiva Cafe and monasteries nearby this hotel is a good choice.The view from the balcony was superb.
Other than that i don't remember anything about this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I had gone to McLeodganj last week to trek to Shiva Cafe and chill. Since I was travelling with friends, I really didn't care where we crashed. By chance I entered this hotel and he offered us a great deal. 2 rooms for Rs 1000 each (plus taxes).

For 1000 bucks, the hotel is more than okay.

Yes, the beds are rickety and cleanliness is not up to the mark but then, you'll get what you're paying for.

The bathrooms DO NOT stink and are clean.

The food is decently priced but room service takes a lot of time.
The staff is not very helpful but there's not much needed from them anyway.

The the rooms in the basement. Spectacular view! Made our trip worth it.

Room Tip: Take the rooms in the basement- Spectacular view from the balcony where you can chill, drink, smoke...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

hie frnz i been to mcloedganj this july n we stayed in hotel grand hill .......what i wanna tell you about this hotel is dat no doubt the rooms look quite appreciable in pictures but the reality is dat rooms r too dirty full of mosqitos nd flies .when we ask them to neat our room they send a person he jus came n did cleaning in two seconds. experience was simply horribe every day till we stayed there we use to get up by noise of flies in our ears......so it was simply terrible.that was the same room dats shown in picture above..... n moreover staff is also nat gud. carpets in room r so ugly.. m full of dust n insects. in our bed also it was full of lices. so pls never ever stay in this hotel ............

Room Tip: never ever go for this hotel in life
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

hii i have made a booking in hotel grand hill and my travel date was 14th Jun 2012, i made a booking in this hotel by reading so many good reviews on trip adviser but when i reached the hotel i found everything opposite .......rooms were dirty, bathroom was smelling like ...hell...i contacted to hotel manager Mr. Mohinder Singh...but he had also rude behavior and wasn't interested to solve out this minor issues. so i suggest to everyone please n please avoid this hotel to make happy vacation.... :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Grand Hill
Address: Dalai Lama Temple Road | Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala > McLeod Ganj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #39 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in McLeod Ganj
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Grand Hill 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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