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

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indusange...
New Delhi, India
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed August 22, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Forest hills is a large well appointed cottage with a picturesque view of the mountains. The owners active involvement shows in every single detail of the property - from the board games for children to the towels in the bathrooms. A special mention to the sincere & courteous staff esp Sundar Bhayyia & his family. They prepared fresh wholesome food everyday - and a special barbeque one night that was savored by all . Though the rain played spoilsport one day , we played cards & games over hot cups of tea with the kids. Highly recommended getaway in the lap of nature disconnected from the humdrum of daily life.

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Liked best: The hospitality of the staff & the accomodation
Liked least: non availability of an interconnected room for children
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Abhishek...
New Delhi, India
1 review
“An Amazing unforgettable stay”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The stay at the Forest Hill Villa was unlike any other stay, ever experienced. It was for the first time we took an entire villa to ourselves, and honestly were scared of service levels, hygiene and the overall experience.
But, the stay made wonderful by the in-house staff coupled with all the amenities, made the overall stay quite pleasant.
I travelled with my parents and 2 small kids, and none fell out of place, and everyone was quite happy with the stay, and we would definitely recommend it to all the large groups looking to stay at this wonderful place.
Just 1 scope of improvement (though its an external factor): The moisture/moistness in 1 of the bedrooms was not good, am aware most of the hill cottages/villas suffer from this problem, but when it gets in the bedding, its unsettling sometimes.
And yes, the owners need to look into wi-fi connectivity, I know not easy, but would be a good add-on.

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Liked best: The staff and the personalised service
Liked least: Moisture/smell in 1 of the rooms.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Rohit S
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Amazing property,humble staff.
Sundar bhaiya and rajinder bhaiya were very good care takers .
Property is nicely built.
The 2 care takers were brilliant cooks and one was barbecue expert.
He made awesome chicken and veg tikkas.
Property has all the modern amenities,has a nice view of the valley.
Room were neat and well maintained.
I was there for 2 nights and 3 days with friends and we all enjoyed thoroughly

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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.
sngptrave...
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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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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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
  • 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
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.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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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
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
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.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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