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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Mashobra, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh

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Nagpur
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wow.... Just Superb...”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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WOW… What a Place!! This is the expression which all of us had when we entered the villa…
The ground floor has a bedroom and drawing room overlooking the valley and the floor below has 2 bed rooms, small garden, kitchen, dining room and living room. They have good collection of books and board games. They have an 50” LCD Tv with HD connection.

The built quality of the villa is superb. All the furniture, fixtures and the layout is just Top Notch. The owner has not compromised on anything. The staff, Sunder, Narendra and others were extremely courteous and were there to take care of everything with a wide smile. They make some excellent food as per your choice. Staying here was like a royal and luxurious experience.

The villa is set amidst thick deodhar and pine plantation. We went for a nice trek from right in front of the house which took us to Oberoi’s Wildflower. I would strongly recommend to do this trek if you want to experience some adventure. There is another trek which goes down from the house which the staff advised which was also really nice.

We went to Naldhera, a temple nearby and horticulture place which were really nice. Taxis were arranged by the staff here.

I would strongly recommend all fellow travelers who are seeking peace and quality time with family and friends to come here for atleast 2 or 3 nights and you wont regret it.

Would definitely return to relax in this beautiful villa. Thanks again to the team at FHV for making our holiday just fantastic.

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Liked best: The villa and the location... All of it.
Liked least: No wifi... There is an issue with the cellphone range.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2015
Dear guest,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
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,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
shabbsk
Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Once upon a time there was a Villa, up a hill..”
Reviewed June 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Wonderful villa with all amenities, and to top that the very kind and humble staff which take care of their guests and the property make Forest Hill Villa, special. Good food, barbeque arrangement and good collection of choicest books for adults, as well as children on their bookshelf which kept our son occupied most of the time. If anybody looking for a place away from the crowd, and bored of hotel rooms/services, then this is the place to stay.

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Liked best: Location and the Hosts(staff0
Liked least: nothing particular
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2015
Dear Sir,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
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,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vidit J
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2014

I wasn't expecting this when my friends and I went for this. Its a secluded location and it takes too much time to get there, but all of it was worth it. The cottage is amazing. Everything from the view to the service of Sunder Bhaiya (cook/ caretaker/ amazing BBQ chef) exceeded out expectations. I have stayed in other cottages in shimla and mashobra as well but none that were like this. The cottage looks like it belongs in the English country-side rather than in a remote location in Indian mountains. There were 3 rooms, One huge living room with a nice entertainment system (if you want to party). One of the rooms' bathroom had a Jacuzzi as well. On request, Sunder bhaiya prepares meals and even BBQ (have to tell in advance as groceries need to be procured). There is a nice garden overlooking as amazing mountain view. Will definitely be going back, just to experience the cottage.

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 2, 2015
Dear Mam,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
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,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mashorb
1 review
“Excellent stay. Would love to visit again in future. Shivang”
Reviewed May 27, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We enjoyed our stay at forest hill villa on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.

We had received an excellent service from care taker. We enjoyed nice view of mountain and home made food. We did not feel we are away from home.

Shivang and Chirag family

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 2, 2015
Dear Mr.Shivang,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
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,
Pooja & Sunil
Team Fhv.
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Sumit M
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing stay!”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We - a family of six adults and two small kids stayed at the place for 3 days. It was a very relaxing experience.
The place is very tastefully done, clearly shows personal interest taken by owners. The team attending at site is very courteous and makes you feel at home.
The bookshelves for adults and kids are well stocked, the views from french windows are awesome.
All in all an awesome experience. Did not face any issues.
I would recommend you to go if you are looking for a quiet place, away from crowded hill stations. Expect good food, cozy stay, quietness and excellent service

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2015
Dear Sumit,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
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,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Smarika_R...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Get lost in the misty surroundings, tall tress and the beautiful cottage!”
Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The more I say of the stay here, the less it is. It was PERFECTION REDEFINED!

The cottage does not leave you asking for anything...anything.

Nestled amongst the beautiful deodar tress, the cottage is in the village of Mashobra, about half hour from Shimla. Once you take the turn from the main road towards Mashobra, you do get a tad apprehensive as the lone, snakey and broken down road seems to go forever but oh, man oh, once you see the cottage, you realize it could not have been any other way.

With 3 bedrooms, attached bathrooms with most stylish fittings n even a jacuzzi there is not much left to ask for. The bathrooms also come with fantastic views. So you can spot the misty valley while you do your business. Luxury or what!!

The master bedroom comes with a fireplace and a small balcony, which when you open the door to, let's the mist sneak it's way in. The fireplace, once lit compells you to tuck your feet in on the sofa and get reading. The cottage has a range of books too.

The kitchen is cozy n overlooks the small well kept garden. One could be somewhere in an Enid Blyton storybook cottage. The cottage overlooks a valley below, where you can spot cabbage farms and other cottages.

The best thing of the place though is the house heia, Sundar, who embodies his name. He is amongst the nicest people you will ever come across. The owners are lucky to have such a gem manning their place. He is
an awesome cook to. Love
him!!

TIPS:
1. Be ready to shell out on the taxi travels since the place is far. About 500-600 per trip back n forth.
2. You will have to leave from wherever u are to get to the cottage before sundown. Most taxi guys refuse to ply on the road too late in the night.
3. The owner might (just might) give you a discount in the off season.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2015
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. 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.
Orashi
2 reviews
“The Perfect Family getaway”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

If you have ever dreamt of perfect family getaway like the ones you see in movies -- then this is where you actually get to live it. The place is a perfect private paradise in the hills.

We were a family of 11 including a 2.5 month old infant and a large sized golden retriever. The house is absolutely stunning. what is even more beautiful is the walk around it.

And the food is just perfect. The caretakers Sunder and his wife are a complete pleasure. Absolutely hospitable, always smiling and ready to help and the perfect hosts you could ever want. They were cooking the most delicious Indian food for us every day.

We stayed here for 3 nights and still thought it was too little. Only think i would recommend is to stay put at the house or go for walk in the surrounding areas. Going to Shimla market is a bad idea unless you are open to spending close to an hour or more each way mostly in traffic.

I am certain of going back to this place again with my family.

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Liked best: the location and the property
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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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.
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