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Johnson Lodge & Spa
Ranked #10 of 123 Hotels in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“This is the best that Manali has to offer”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stayed there for a couple of nights and the only word I have to say is amazing... Once you enter the hotel you deal with an exceptionally helpful frontdesk, followed by every other person you meet. Loved the restaurant, the breakfast they server surely makes a great way to start the day.
Would definitely suggest to have a sip of the honey-lemon-ginger teat that is available there :)

Room Tip: I was located in room 301, you may ask for it, I believe that is the room with the best view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for writing such a spectacular feedback. Your wonderful words will spur us on to render even better services to our guests. We are more than happy to read that you liked the breakfast, specially the honey ginger lemon tea.
We'll surely pass on your lovely comments to our staff and we are glad that they made a good impression. We look forward to see you more often at Johnson Lodge.

Thank and regards,
Johnson Lodge team!
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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed there as a couple. The staff is very helpful and courteous. The hotel is on the higher side in terms of Tariff even in the off season. They had a beautiful garden which was completely covered with Snow. A 2 mins walk from mall road the location is also good.

The only complain I had was that a fruit basket was included in my package which was never provided to me. Honestly speaking, I didn't even bother to ask because it hardly mattered.

PROS: Good place to stay, big rooms, Very good service, Excellent Italian cuisine.

CONS: Bad Indian food, Try eating outside some other place if you want to have Indian. Also, better not go for Breakfast included in the package as the choices are very limited and food is not amazing. Moreover it will not be sufficient to fill the stomach, for 2 people.

Overall, I guess it is better to stay at some cheaper hotel and come here for lunch or dinner (Their Pizza is Excellent). It is wise to spend more on extra activities like ski or going to Manikaran or solang valley. As you will have to pay a good amount to travel to all these places.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

i stayed with my friend and we had the best stay the hotel is so amazing ..the location is good just few meters to the market , the view , the room , the staff all of them and specially Ankita madam was a helpful and the smile on her face for all the customer and all the guys on the reception and the restaurant and the bar stuff were good guys ...The food was so good .... They are very very helpful ....Johnson lodge is completely , absolutely one of the best hotel you can choose for the best stay ..THANKS FOR ALL THE STAFF OVER THERE

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for leaving a great review and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are more than happy to read that you had a great time staying with us. We'll pass on your lovely comments to our wonderful staff who everyday strives to put their best foot forward.

Reading over your write up and hearing that you had the best time at Johnson Lodge really makes us happy. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to Manali.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I think I can easily call this the best vacation that I have had so far... it was the view, the snow, the staff, the food and so many things that made it perfect.
I was planning a vacation for my husband and me on his birthday along with our dog Coco. We had booked a place in Dalhousie and left Delhi. On the way we checked the weather forecast and there was a flood threat, so we thought it a better idea to remain safe and change plans. That's when we thought of Manali. We had stayed in the Johnson lodge for new year's eve in 2012 and were absolutely sure of the hotel being a great option. I coordinated with Ranjit and he arranged for a cake for my husband at such short notice. Not only that, he was so thoughtful that he gave us balloons with messages inscribed on them.
After the warm welcome, we slept off and were greeted by snow the next day. The resort looked so pretty. The icing on the cake was to see the staff being excited about it too.
My dog, Coco went crazy in the snow. The resort is pet-friendly in it's true sense. All the waiters were so friendly with our dog that it made him happier(the snow was making him insanely happy). The rest of the days went by so peacefully and were amazing fun.

By Saturday evening, we were so upset about the vacation ending but it was a little scary to think that if it snowed again, we would have to miss work on Monday too. That's when Ranjit arranged for Sitaram to take our car down to their property in Kullu. The plan was that the next day, he would drop us in his 4x4 gypsy to our car. Thank God for his thoughtfulness, otherwise we would have never been able to make it out with all the snow that happened on Saturday night too.

Overall, I would recommend that you can book this place without a second thought and be ready for an amazing vacation.
Thanks once again for the wonderful hospitality to everyone at Johnson Lodge!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We want to thank you for writing such a phenomenal review. Reading over your feedback made us so happy and we all are glad that you and your family had a wonderful time with us. We would like you to know that we enjoyed all our interactions with your family. It was a pleasure to make your stay with us. We feel truly humbled by your fulsome praise. We look forward to your next visit.

Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is its location, right on the Mall road. Though this is the off season we enjoyed the stay in the hotel. Ambience of the hotel as per its class is superb, hotel starts with a restaurant which specialises in Italian and Indian food. Italian food here is worth having, they have an Italian chef who makes best risotto but unfortunately during our visit she wasn't there, although one shohld take only breakfast plan if you intend to try their other dishes from menu which are worth trying for, pricing of a'la carte dishes is just fine, it wouldn't give one a heavy pocket, one thing I would like them to change is their breakfast time as their restaurant starts at 0800 in the morning so during check out when you tend to leave by 0700 or 0730 you have to go empty stomach, even a tea could not be arranged. They have two categories of rooms luxury and suite we stayed in luxury and trust me the rooms are very spacious with nice interiors, the most important thing for me when I decide a hotel is that I should have nice and clean washroom and yes this hotel had it, however we thought we would have nice wood fire in the room to keep us warm like they have in their restaurant and reseption but no, we got a tower heater. Wood fire is available in their suite rooms and villa which are two in number. Staff was nice and courteous. I hope during the season time they have 24 hours room service.

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Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We'd like to thank you for staying with us and also sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We know we're lucky to be conveniently located close to the Mall Road. This helps our guest stroll down to the market whenever they feel like. We are happy you found our accommodation clean and our staff helpful.
We appreciate your feedback regarding the breakfast hours. We'll surely work upon this matter. Though we have placed an electric tea kettle with tea/ coffee amenities in all our rooms. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Manali.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge team!
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Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

I traveled with my family and lucky got chance to find and experience the Johnson bar and restaurant. Very nice ambiance, well mannered staff and great interior. I had best Smoked Trout Fish and family enjoyed deliciously made pizza.

I will definitely visit this place in my next trip to Manali.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment. We're extremely happy to read that you had an enjoyable experience and you loved the ambiance of our restaurant. We're delighted to hear that you liked our smoked trout fish and the deliciously made pizza. We hope to see you again at our restaurant on your next visit to Manali.

Till we meet again, Bon appetit..:-)

Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Valsad, India
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

visited Manali this Feb with wife. We stayed here from 2nd Feb to 5th Feb...Yesss...Johnson gave us one of the best service !! We received discount on room rent too since it was off season, but we made that OFF season into FULL ON !

The hotel is just a minute or two by walk from Mall road.....literally ! Hence the location is prime.

Good wifi.

Good bar & restaurant.

lovely & courteous management & staff.

at last..... we received a fresh snowfall on the Johnson lawn as a bonus.

Highly recommendable to everyone :)

Room Tip: Rooms with 300 series are in the topmost floor. We stayed in 304, lovely view we got !
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Johnson Lodge and leaving such a wonderful feedback. We are happy to read that you considered our hotel highly recommendable and our staff helpful. We hope you will consider returning soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Property: Johnson Lodge & Spa
Address: Circuit House Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Manali
#5 Spa Hotel in Manali
#7 Romantic Hotel in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Johnson Lodge & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at 6,726ft in the magnificent Himalayas, Johnson Lodge is a fairy tale lodge set in the heart of Manali. Just a stone throw away from a dense pine forest with an impressive view of the towering mountains and a 5 min walk to the Mall, Johnson Lodge's ideal location draws visitors from all over the world. Johnson Lodge is a fine example of the colonial era with a sprawling beautifully head out garden. Wood paneling and unique art work creates an aura of old world charm. Wooden flooring,rich furnishings complimented by modern amenities make the rooms- a home away from home, a luxurious retreat. Soaked in the space that is accessible to all the adjacent sightseeing points, Johnson Lodge spells charm, delight and indulgence. The Bar and Restaurant at Johnson Lodge offers a wide range of cocktails/mocktails and mouth watering cuisines. The Spa Magnolia at Johnson Lodge offers specialized Ayurvedic treatments that leaves one rejuvenated. And for paws, claws and jaws- we are perhaps the most pet friendly hotel in the town. ... more   less 
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