This was our first trip to Manali. We (my wife and two kids aged 3 and 1) were visiting India on one of our biannual trips and decided to visit Manali. I was keen on a named chain hotel as I am wary of owner run establishments. A relative recommended this place and our list of vacationers grew steadily to 6 adults, 7 kids and a maid. We booked the 2 cottages for 3 nights each and from the moment we landed at the place, it was clear we had made the right choice. First off, the entire property is beautiful, serene and ideally located. The cottages are BEAUTIFUL and very clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and the owner is a great guy. Once we had settled in, we had lunch at the cafe- I cannot overstate just how good the pizzas and desserts were. The kids had a blast all three days, the spacious lawn outside was a blessing- trampoline, swings, badminton et al. We had karaoke nights with the kids accentuated by the fireplace in the spacious living room. Each room had a fully loaded satellite connection, Wi-fi was good, the cook and kitchen was a blessing. It was like being at home with the service as an add-on. When we ventured out, old Manali and Hidamba temple were within 5 minutes walking distance, the Mall Road was a short drive or a beautiful 20 minute walk away and in the afternoon and early evening, the lawn provided the space for the kids and the views for the rest of us to make the stay PERFECT. We will definitely go back here again. If you are a smaller group, there are two separate and equally beautiful rooms that are available right next to the cottages. Highly, highly recommended!