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“1 DAY TOUR” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kikar Lodge

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The Kikar Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rupnagar
Una, India
1 review
“1 DAY TOUR”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Yesterday we went to kikar lodge as visitor.The location was very good . Every thing was good except one thing that Tax charges on food 30% . i think the resort staff are not honest . they not gave me any bill also.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank vinod001
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your feedback,
The tax on food is a government tax and we have nothing to do with that, as for your bill i have checked with the concerned department and the bill was available, but being a big property they could not locate you after got up from the restaurant. please mail me your address at aschopra@thekikarlodge.com and i will courier the bill to you at the earliest.


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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

2 days stay in the so called Swiss tents : staff completely unaccommodating eg call for tea to the room in the morning and the answer is that breakfast is served in the dining area, meaning the waiter does not want to serve it to the room but expects u to come and get it.
Tents: water leakage in the tent and the bathroom, the bathroom is hell I have attached photos. The taps leak, shower leaks tiles broken all this you are paying around RS 8500 for per day. When the same taken up with the manager and pointed out that the photos on the web sight and the actual are different, his answer is that the photos were taken in the afternoon for the websight so they look good “ I mean mental is the word”
Conclusion: go to some other place rather than to pay to live in this place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Deep0240
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your feedback. Trip Advisor is a very good tool to inform travelers/guests about properties, places etc, and along with that it gives us hoteliers an opportunity to respond to your feedback too.
I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your feedback point by point as to let and other potential guests decide on weather they would like to visit The Kikar Lodge.

1. Staff completely unaccommodating - As your group was booked for 7 tents, i had personally assigned 2 boys to your rooms, who had provided you with a personal bonfire at the tents which is not usually given there, service of all snacks and beverages till late hours of the morning on the 30th and 31st , and i know that these boys were tipped handsomely for the service provided.
If the staff was unaccommodating , when your friends son got hurt on the 31st night, it was my staff that helped and rushed him to hospital along with his parents. Thank God he only got 1 stitch.

2. Morning Tea - Morning tea was provided prior to breakfast, and yes during breakfast specially on the 1st we had limited our room service as staff had been up all night . apart form that there was a tea kettle provided in your room for your convenience.

3. Tents - Information regarding the tents was given prior to booking. Non the less i have looked into the matter personally and we have started to change the bathrooms of the tents altogether.
Once ready i will personally invite you and your entire group to come and stay with us and i am certain that you will change your opinion about us.

best wishes
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Travelers are raving about these Rupnagar hotels

New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

A beautiful resort with fairly decent and large rooms. The staff is very friendly and warm. Food however is quite an average!
They have all kinds of activities to play, one of the best ones being the flying fox. If you haven't done this before somewhere, please do so as this is one of the best activities. A perfect weekend getaway with family as you can do bonfire, spend time together, play TT, pool, cricket, badminton whatever sport you wish to play.

Disadvantage: no room service or restaurants after 10pm, so carry your own booze if you wish to have those late evenings.

A fun place if you go in group else chances are to get bored the second day itself. A relatively quiet and relaxing resort and they have a spa too :)

Room Tip: The garden facing suites are good and spacious; however even the deluxe rooms are quite big. These a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gurbani K
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Dear Gurbani,
Thank you for your feedback, we are looking into your comment about no room service after 10pm, but i am glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you and your family back with us soon.

Best Wishes
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delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Getting there - Easy connectivity was our main reason for choosing Kikar Lodge. Shatabdi from Delhi is a comfy ride. Cabs to Kikar Lodge take 2.5 hours (1500-1800 INR).

Resort - Spacious, neat accommodation and big clean bathrooms too. Warm service. Courteous staff. Comfortable stay. Plenty of greenery, a pond, jungle walks, benches placed all over the property. We are the laid back types - happy with strolling the woods, but we saw people freaking out over the quad bikes & flying fox.

Food - We opted out of the fixed meals plan for two reasons. One, we are frugal eaters. Two, on a vacation we like to sleep in late. Sticking to 10.30 am deadline for breakfast is a punishment. Thanks to Kikar Lodge, they accommodated our request and we ordered breakfast in our room even beyond 11 am to avoid rising early. They served us late lunch too. Indian food was good -the mutton (laal maas) was to die for. Chinese preparations were okay. Desserts were average.

Put off by - the only disgusting element was walking in as our room was being readied and catching the housekeeping staff straightening the used sheets after check out without changing them!!! They only brought in fresh sheets and covers on request. We hung around to ensure they followed the request.

Room Tip: Avoid forest view rooms in winter as they don't get any sun. The cottages on the other side of t...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank iliketotrip
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, i have personally checked with the housekeeping department and have taken up this matter with all seriousness. I do apologize on behalf of my housekeeping department, but also in the same breath assure you that nothing like this would happen again.

I look forward to seeing you with us soon.

Best Regards
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New Delhi, India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were 2 families and the trip turned out to be a pleasant surprise. We did all the adventure activities. Quad Biking is a must to do, Zip Tour is aan essential (enjoyed a lot, though it was a real breathe stealer). Food was avearge, they need to focus more on th quality (poha was half cooked and vadas too hard to eat). Prices were a bit high ( felt that for phulka ws overly priced). Rooms were clean and baathrooms were hygenically kept. unlike i read in other reviews, room service was prompt and staff was helpful. Overall a trip that was fun filled, thanks to all the activites available in house, though we felt we paid a bit higher price. It was different from ther resorts as was located in a forest and extremely peaceful. Punjabi folk music arranged was also nice teamed up with bonafires was a delight in the cold weather. Ous was a deluxe room at the back side, did not had a great view ( i think the management should maintain the lawn area there as they have did for the pool facing rooms). Great effort by the Complete TEAM of KIKAR

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms or forest View (if you like to stay away from the rush)
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pedistrian B
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, i am glad that you enjoyed all our activities at the lodge, we are constantly looking at new activities which would keep our guests occupied and the kids happy. The weather at Kikar, specially during the winter is very harsh on the plants, though we try our level best to upkeep our lawns, nature out smarts us. non the less we will definitely look into this.
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

i visit the place with my wife,its just a relaxing trip,so am looking for some place away frm city and found the best match the kikar lodge,a must visit place for all nature lovers.the place was surrounded by heavy trees and the service was good,the place was heavenly filled with fun ad adventures.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank lildude2284
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your feedback. I thank you for choosing us and look forward to having you back with us soon.

Regards,

Amarindar Singh
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Amritsar, India
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I visited the place with my parents,my wife and my daughter. It is situated totally away from the crowded area of any city or suburb and in the very heart of jungle. One cant believe that after passing through the small lanes and muddy roads of a small village one would reach such a splendid spot. I must say that this resort packs some or the other thing for everyone. My parents loved the calm serene surroundings whereas me and my wife loved the quad bike rides to the jungle. My daughter was in the pool twice a day. So its a complete family outing with a share of fun for all. There are so many other activities like zip line tour or the paintball fighting. Let me elaborate that the people handling these activities are very professional and are thoroughly trained.The equipment used was also well maintained as i could clearly see them doing the cleaning everyday. I had opted for the all meals included package. We enjoyed the food there. The variety of food was satisfactory and the taste was also good. Stayed in the garden facing rooms which were a bit off the centre point of the resort but nothing like very far as mentioned in many posts. The pool facing rooms are centrally located but are of a much higher price tag which i felt is not worth spending. The rooms were clean and well equipped. Overall the atmosphere is so relaxing in this lap of nature.
Now the down points. Foremost being the approach road which leads to this place. Now since it is a secluded place away from the crowd one has to be mentally prepared to drive through the small narrow lanes of the village which was ok with me.I would have rather enjoyed it if it was not for the quality of the roads. For me that was the biggest let down. It was not the distance from the Main road but the very bad quality of the road which was a spoil sport. I had planned to travel to surrounding places like naina devi temple and anandpur sahib on each day of my stay. So i had to go many times through the treacherous road trip. One cant even think to travel on these roads once it is dark. A BIG DRAWBACK.
Another thing would be the economy. The prices for the package are a little bit on the higher side. One can expect the place to be booming with visitors if the prices are cut down a little. but i guess that would spoil the fun of the place and the management doesn't want that to happen.
TIPS for future travellers-
1. Please visit the place only when the outside temperature is good since majority of the attractions in this place are outdoors.
2. The fun doubles if you could visit in a group.
3. Opt for all meals included package.
4. Try to reach the resort before sunset
5. Use google maps to navigate to the place as that saves you a lot of time otherwise asking people about the directions.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Rajfabio
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Amarindar, General Manager at The Kikar Lodge, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Sir,
I personally want to thank you for the tips given on your feedback. As we are an off beat destination it is always advisable to reach any destination like ours before sundown. Google maps is a good way to find us and yes the roads through the villages are not in the best condition, but non the less i have been in constant touch with the local authorities and they have promised me that they will do up our approach road very soon..

I look forward to having you and your family back with us soon.

Regards,

Amarindar Singh
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Property: The Kikar Lodge
Address: Village Kangar, Nurpur Bedi | Ropar, Rupnagar 140117, India
Location: India > Punjab > Rupnagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rupnagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
The Kikar Lodge Punjab, India - Rupnagar

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