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The Hermitage Kanatal
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Hermitage, Kanatal is a place I would recommend for the tired soul. It is located 11kms from Dhanaulti. It's most convenient to access from Mussoorie and Rishikesh and is a few hours’ drive from Delhi. This few hours’ drive from Delhi takes you to a place where time stands still, where one can just forget the daily hustle-bustle of Delhi, the scorching heat, blaring horns and pollution and tune into oneself.

The place around the Hermitage is of total tranquility (Mother Nature Personified). One can hear the birds chirping, smell the crisp freshness in the air and witness the simple life of the villagers. My husband, I and our two sons planned a trip October and it turned into a wonderful experience at The Hermitage. We loved our early morning walks into the forest that is right behind the property. The serene surroundings of Mother Nature, the beautiful cozy rooms, the ever at your service staff, the owners ever so warm and concerned about our comfort, and the amazing food of the Chef at the hotel made it the perfect vacation. The weather is ‘bright sunny mornings’ followed by ‘misty evenings’ and ‘beautiful cozy nights’ (Thanks to the bonfire). The owners gave us the pleasure of sitting by a bonfire every night with our drinks and nibbling on the tasty tikkas and kababs prepared by the amazing chef of The Hermitage.

There is a games room that kept my sons and husband occupied. Seeing father & sons spend time together was really special for me. I even got time to catch up on my reading (in the glass room which is really welcoming with its warmth and coziness).

The hotel owners Suman and Les are warm and welcoming and their staff are so courteous with ever smiling faces (seeing them always smile made me carry a smile on my face).
The Hermitage is a place of pride of Suman and Les. They take great efforts to keep the rooms comfy (homely). The rooms are spacious, well lit and airy, the bathrooms are also spacious, modern with running water and clean. The view is spectacular from all sides.

Once again a big THANK YOU to Suman and Les for the welcoming stay at the Hermitage. It is really one of the most cherished vacations we have had as a family.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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suman_hermitage, Owner at The Hermitage Kanatal, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2014

Hello Desiree and Peter
I take this opportunity to wish you both and family a wonderful and happy new year with many a miles of good travel. Thank you for being with us and appreciating the property, the places around and our little tokens of hospitality. It is always up to the traveller in one' self to get the best out of any place, it's peoples and it's culture.so I give you the full credit for doing just that: accomplishing a holiday the way you perceived and desired it to be. Well done!!

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

it was a totally unplanned trip.. to kanatal.. which is indeed a beautiful place... calm and soothing.. the hermitage is a great place to make your trip worth it.. its home away from home.. and credit goes to miss suman.. managing everything there..! the rooms are well maintained and the food is just awesome..!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman_hermitage, Owner at The Hermitage Kanatal, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Hello Swagat

Thank you for your appreciation and time taken to give your valuable feedback.

We at The Hermitage would like to wish you and your family
A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Safe travels

Staff & Suman Bhatia

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Tucked away between Mussoorie and Chamba, this getaway is a Godsend to anyone seeking quiet and peace. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The toilet was large and clean with hot water from the geyser available in all taps. The food was great and we found the staff very friendly and helpful.
Suman Bhatia and her daughter were very involved and made a sincere effort towards making our holiday a complete success. Their local knowledge and recommendations were invaluable for planning our sightseeing activities.
Places of interest include a beautiful forest nearby which one can walk through and soak up nature, a longish drive to the Tehri Dam Project, the Surkanda Devi Temple etc.

Patrick

Room Tip: Take rooms overlooking the road. You will have a view of the morning Sun streaming across the valley. No the traffic will not disturb you...there is hardly any. Almost zero vehicles during the night.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman_hermitage, Owner at The Hermitage Kanatal, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Hello Patrick

In appreciation of you taking the time to write a few words of your stay with us, and more so of sharing those wonderful pics with us, an interest that you so passionately have pursued whilst here. Hope you were amply rewarded.

I wish to take this opportunity to wish the both of you
Seasons Greetings and A Very Happy New Year from us all

at The Hermitage
Kanatal

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The trip was planned during August 2012(Sorry for late review).

Stay at 'The Hermitage' was memorable. I planned this trip with my parents; wife & kids and everybody enjoyed the stay there. My kid liked the play area and apple tree around that. The glass house is also one of the best parts of this hotel which was use as dining area and if you are lucky enough to get the front room, you are going to enjoy the best scenic beauty of that area.

Food was good. The interior of the room was good. Hotel owner was very welcoming. The only issue was warm water supply was not sufficient but after raising that issue with the hotel, they arrange some buckets of warm water in couple of minutes.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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suman_hermitage, Owner at The Hermitage Kanatal, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Hello Jatin,
Likewise a little late with my response but yes just to appreciate your making the time to give your valuable feedback.
There have been many new features added to the property of which plumbing, an additional eating area, a sectionised veg and non veg new cooking area, and many more indoor activities for children have been added.
So whenever next in the vicinty do give us a chance to share once again our hospitality with you.
Have a great new season and Happy New year

From us all
At THE HERMITAGE KANATAL

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

It was trip I had planned almost after 14 months and living in a city like Delhi, really does get to you... so here I was at The Hermitage .. to meet a friend. I stayed in a new room that has been recently build apart from the new dinning bouquet hall.. which has a lovely view overlooking the mountains. Also the best part was the dinning area which was built in a hut wooden structure...

My breakfast was great just as i wanted ....

Travelers looking for a comfy and peaceful stay with simple yet delicious food would love it at the Hermitage. Also there is enough of adventurous trekking and walking that can be done through raw nature that is breathtaking.

Dont forget your books along and a guitar if you are a music loves.. it will be a great way to break the silence that Hermitage...

Room Tip: If you are not travelling on a lean budget you can go for the new super deluxe room that is recently build... it has an amazing view into the forrest through the glass windows with privacy from all sides.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Roopa S
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suman_hermitage, Owner at The Hermitage Kanatal, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Hello and thank you
We do endeavour to share our space in a quiet, effective and serene way pretty much the same way as we charge the evenings up with some live guitar strumming or a plain old fashioned juke box.
Whichever way we look at it, it is the traveller that orchestrates the mood, the ambience and the place..
We just reciprocate.
Glad you enjoyed the experience and stay.
Safe travels always

Suman(aunty now!) and staff
@The Hermitage Kanatal

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