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“heaven if you are late on highway , otherwise hardly worth a review”

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Hotel Lake View (HPTDC)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bilaspur
newdelhi
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“heaven if you are late on highway , otherwise hardly worth a review”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

PLUS POINTS :
location ---- good , on the highway for late travellers just for night halt
view ---- good
rooms -----ok
parking ---- concrete ,covered -- good for expensive car
MINUS POINTS :
staff --- ok , nothing great
service --- poor
amenities --- basic
tariff --- high for the worth, no choice

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

as a place to stay right on the highway for travellers who can not make it to the planned destination , it is quite fine . Otherwise there is nothing in the hotel per say .They will try to put you in the lowest floor if you arrive early ... first come , worst serve ... not the first come first serve . Remember in hills the order of the floors is reverse ... reception is at the top floor . This approach of stacking the guests from bottom to top , in the order of arrival , put me off .

Room Tip: valley facing rooms - just below the restaurant
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

A drive from Delhi to Manali is a long stretch and one is bound to get tired which should be avoided at the start of a tour. So we opted for the less driven route to Manali via Bilaspur instead of the normal Kalka-Shimla route. We made a night halt at Hotel Lake View. The rooms were neat and comfortable and the food was ok. Staff are helpful. The view of the serene lake from the room was magnificent. The hotel is well situated just beside the lake and on the highway. Memorise your route from the lobby or from the restaurant to your room as the internal stairs and the corridors are like the Lucknow BhulBhulayia. Overall it was a different kind of experience from the usual Shimla route with all those glossy hotels. Try to avoid driving on this road during night as there is a lot of movement of heavy vehicles like trucks etc.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here while going to Manali/Leh. We kind of just bumped into this hotel when i was too tired to drive - rooms are average - food is average - but i just wanted a place to sleep as there are not many good options in that route - ok to spend the night and take some rest

  • Stayed June 2012
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Jabalpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Its a good hotel, located on side of a big Lake & on Highway, you don't have to enter crowded city to reach this hotel, staff is good, rooms was clean, the hotel is along with resturant but resturant provide service in specific timing from morning 8:30 to evening 9:00, so if checkin is in late night do arrange your dinner, a resturant is near to this hotel which provide food even late at niight.

Room Tip: Try to stay in 1st floor room just below the resturant.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Kanpur, India
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56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

This is a perfect halting place for travellers on their way to manali. The rooms are clean and offer a nice view of the bilaspur lake. The size of the room is good enough and is comfortable. View from the balcony is soothing . The location is very peaceful and relaxing.

Room Tip: choose the room on second or third floor
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

I spent a night over here on way to Manali and found it to be a descent hotel for family stay for a night. The staff is courteous and food is pretty good. The property seems to be recently renovated and the rooms & toilets were maintained very well.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Lake View (HPTDC)

Property: Hotel Lake View (HPTDC)
Address: Near PWD Rest House, Bilaspur 174001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Bilaspur District > Bilaspur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bilaspur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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Hotel Lake View (HPTDC) Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

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