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“An Oasis....”
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Ule Ethnic Resort
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12 reviews
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“An Oasis....”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This place is amazing! The staff here at Ule is friendly, professional, satisfies every request. I stayed two nights and wish that I had been able to stay for a week! Get a massage...it will melt your tension from the bumpy roads. The food is good and satisfies. The management is ever present, and it shows. I am very partial to this magical place on the banks of the Indus...I wholeheartedly recommend this property. Thank you.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We lived in tents as cottages were not available. this hotel is almost always full, from start to the end of the season, so for cottages, book in advance.
Tents are good for nights stay otherwise its a little cramped. Also, for tents, the bathrooms and loo are not attached, which we thought will not be comfortable, but faced no such problems.
It is well located on the top of valley with a perfect view of river.
The restaurant is also good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Very refreshing from routine hotel stays in overcrowded cities with pollution...stayed in July 2012, on the way from Srinagar to Leh. Cottages constructed with Eco friendly materials among peach plantations, overlooking Indus river which offers rafting too. The surroundings offer a contrast view of quiet resort with gushing rapids of Indus enclosed in range of mountains..The food was okay and the facilities were basic and clean. I liked it as the resort is very much integrated with the surrounding nature. The cottage was bit small for 2 people sharing but as for the entire day there were places to sit in the garden with peach trees and flowers, so the cottage was used only for sleeping at the night. Recommended for at least an overnight to feel the change from routine stopovers.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Ladakh, India
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Would be ideal to stay two nights and do Sham valley sightseeing from here. If it's full they book you in the brother's Uley Eco Resort next door.

The red-roofed cottages are beautifully designed. The tented huts look okay. Beautiful outdoor seating areas for tea or beer. Buffet dinner and breakfast give good variety of choices. Breakfast was outstanding, at least for Western tastes, with fresh bread and the tastiest jam I've had in India: homemade organic jam from the apricots you see all around.

Vegetarian food only, including eggs. Piping hot water in spotless bathrooms, solar heated but hot even in morning. Fluffy duvets and comfy beds in the cottages, just okay in huts. Poor phone reception, only BSNL.

I was there years ago when it was hard to find the management. in 2012 they had a new reception so it was easy to find staff for a question or help.

Room Tip: Cottages are lovely and have attached bath.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pune
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had booked (and paid for) our cabins at least six weeks in advance. We had printed confirmations - but when we reached the front desk we were informed that they had no knowledge of us coming & that we'd have to settle for the tents at another property of theirs - further down the road.
This was unacceptable to us, and fortunately I have a BSNL cell - which I used to speak to my travel agent as well as the resort's representative. About an hour later, we were able to strong=arm our way into the cabins which were our due.
This was an unnecessary oversight & highly unprofessional - especially given the fact that we, the guests in question - were six 'young' ladies (all well into our 40s)
But once we settled in - everything was spectacular...... The rooms were clean & well-appointed and the view was breath-taking.
The food was freshly cooked and wholesome. Very tasty!
The staff was most cordial & helpful after the initial hostility.
All in all - a good stopover!

Room Tip: Tents don't have attached bathrooms - so even at a higher cost, I recommend the cabins!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Stayed in one of the roofed cottages overlooking the Indus River in August 2012. What a fantastic place to have a break from the hectic pace & pollution of Leh - Located off the highway near Alchi & on the way to Lamayaru (from Leh).
Well constructed & fitted cottages, good size, ensuite bathroom with solar shower, nice towels & decent toiletries provided - lots of trees, quiet, clean and great views over the Indus, & with the limited light pollution you get to see lots of stars at night!
Food was good, & their homemade bread and Apricot Jam were particularly nice.
Well recommended for a one or two night break to re-charge from staying in Leh ..... handy location for visits to Alchi & Lamayaru.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

we had been to this place in May,2012 with our two kids.Tents do not have attached Bathrooms.
But the scenic beauty around, sumptuous food, hospitable staff, reading material in the foyer leaves us with memorable wonderful experience.strongly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Ule Ethnic Resort
Address: Upper Topko, Near Saspoi Village, Alachi | Near Saspoi Village, Alchi 194101, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh District > Alchi
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Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Alchi
Number of rooms: 46

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