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“A home in the hills”
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Mashobra, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh

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Sameer L
1 review
“A home in the hills”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Breathtaking pine forest....step farming.... walking in the hills....all from the comforts of a modern and fully furnished cottage....and the icing on the cake is Sunder,the polite n competent caretaker cum cook....a home far from the madding crowd

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2015
Hi!
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends/family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and "At Home " feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sanskriti...
1 review
“It could'nt have got better”
Reviewed December 21, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

This place is my favourite for an annual getaway. The villa is gorgeous and luxurious. It's perfect for a family holiday or for a group of friends... It's pocket-friendly and makes you feel like in nature's lap.
I strongly recommend it to everyone to go here atleast once...

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 23, 2014
Dear Sanskriti,
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends/family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and "At Home " feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sood_varu...
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The Place to be if you are planning to Unwind in the Hills !!!”
Reviewed December 7, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

At the out set i must congratulate the owners of the villa for creating a sanctuary such as this in the hills for travelers like us. The villa is everything the description says and more. The interiors are very very tastefully done and this place has most modern amenities (assuming you are travelling to the place to relax with family/friends and not looking for connectivity for "Email/Whatsapp/Facebook")

The first reaction of the children when they walked in was "WoW" and then they pushed me endlessly to extend our stay.

Spent most of our day chatting over a cup of tea, waking around the area and some mild sightseeing around mashobra. The evenings were centered around Bonfires, Drinks and BBQ all of which were organized by the friendliest housekeeper Mr. Sundar & his wife. They made sure that our stay was as comfy as was possible.

Couple of pointers for people planning to go here -->

1) the last 3 kms to this villa are tricky, downhill and unfinished single lane road with no street lighting. I suggest you cover this stretch before sun set.
2) This is not a hotel. Dont come here if you are hoping for hotel like facilities. This is a holiday home. One would expect to stay here like one would at their own house.
3) This place is remote. If you plan to move around like a typical sight-seer then this may not be the place for you.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
It as a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and utter bliss.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
shanusing...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Good and Cozy Stay”
Reviewed November 2, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I selected this property after extensive research, and it met all my expectations. It was a nice and upmarket Bungalow with posh decor with most facilities.

View from the Bungalow was very good and the location was serene, perfect place to unwind from daily life. As we 11 people with extended family the bungalow could easily accommodate all of us and with all luxuries and space.

The care takers Mr Sunder and his wife were very helping and polite, they provided us whatever we wanted and the food prepared by them was very tasty and homely.

We did born-fire and barbeque which was well arranged by the care- takers.

The only feedback to improve upon is the hot-water system, for large family it was slight challenge but rest all things like beds/furniture/ kitchen cleanliness was excellent.

I would recommend this place to everyone who wants spend good and peaceful time with family and close friends.

Shanu and Smruti.

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Liked best: Location and Property Decor
Liked least: Water Heater
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
It as a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and utter bliss.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SUKIRAT S...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best properties around Simla!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Excellent stay….beautifully furnished….feels like a home from the moment you come in…..nice fireplace and garden with great views…..and to top it up the property has an excellent care taker who doesn't know how to say NO….all in all we had a great stay with the family….highly recommend this place!

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Liked best: The furnishing and the service
Liked least: access road
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 29, 2014
It as a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel.
I am happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amarjeet...
Ambalavayal, India
1 review
“Best location in Himachal”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

If you are looking for a peaceful green hilltop location right in the middle of dense forests, your search ends here. Excellent cottage good for stay for 8-10 people. Breathtaking views of mountains from every room and large terrace. We could not have asked for more the moment we reached at the cottage. All wooden interiors, floor, ceilings, stairs. Very well designed furnished cottage. Cottage is nicer than it looks in the pictures provided on the web site.

Caretaker cum great cook Sunder and his family can prepare food for you or you can help yourself cook food in the nice kitchen. God bless Suneil Ahluwalia, owner of the cottage for making our vacation a memorable one.

Tip : Make a party/extended family of 6-10 people and stay in cottage a little away from city intead of staying in hotel rooms in concrete shimla.

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Liked best: cottage, location and views
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SamanVash...
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay....peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The Forest Hill Villa is a great place to hire if you want to spend quality time with family and friends. It is a spacious villa with 3 bedrooms. The location is peaceful and serene. The road upto the villa from Mashobra bazaar is not great but managable. The caretaker Sundar is a good cook and very courteous. Extra help to clean the cottage is recommended. Overall a good holiday.

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Liked best: good service and staff, location of the property
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 14, 2014
It was a pleasure to have you and your family at FHV. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing & We appreciate your recommendations.
We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation an At Home' feel.
I am happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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