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Apple Bud Cottages
Ranked #21 of 338 Specialty Lodging in Manali
Reviewed February 11, 2013

stay at apple bud cottage was a great experience.service is good and prompt. rooms are clean and cozy.view from the balcony is marvellous.i learnt to prepare masala omlet like mr. Singh. thanx dr. negi.we visited the place in sept.2012 but still have great memories of apple bud cottage.ashwini and anand vaidya,dapoli,maharashtra

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Respected guest. Greetings from ABC Manali. Thank you sir for your encouraging review. Your little words means a lot to us and pumps adrenaline in to us. Hope to see u again at ABC Manali
With Warm regards
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at ABC, Manali. It was our honeymoon trip. And almost everything was perfect starting from location, facility, delicioud food. Behaviour of the hotel staff touched our heart so much that we decided to stay in the same hotel in case we would visit Manali once again! ABC is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Respected Guest greetings from ABC Manali . First of all thanks for remembering us . It proves sweet memories lives for ever. thanks for your lovely review .A customer like you is an assert to any property.
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TEAM ABC Manali

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went down to Manali On Jan 1st Week Of January ,Must say Great cottages, very spacious rooms / bath, ideal for family of four. Very clean. Great food. Very friendly staff. Beautiful location just A difference of 2 Kms away from Main Mall manali , in a place called sima. Ideal place for a quiet vacation. Make sure you have a car at your disposal to travel around in the Shimla area. thums up for great Service !

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Dear guest Greetings of the day. Thanks for your encouraging review .
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went down to Manali for Christmas in Dec 12. On arrival inspite of booking 4 months in advance we were "upgraded" to another hotel as they were over booked. When we finally got to the hotel the next day - we were asked to pay for room heaters @rs 500/- per heater /per roo/per night. As it was biting cold we had no option. These hotels out there don't mention this when you make the booking and you are in for a surprise when you get there. The choice of food for breakfast was limited: aloo/puri or bread /omelet - we got sic and tired of it by day 3. The bed stank and so it the blankets. The pillows were covered with mildew.Yucks....to think we discovered it only the day we were leaving. Please don't venture to stay - it's not worth the money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Respected guest .Greetings from ABC Manali. Thanks for using this platform . Yes we do apologise that on the first day we had to upgrade you to the adjacent higher category hotel for single night as a penalty I had to pay the amount double the tariff which was paid to me by the travel agent u also know this fact .
Regarding heaters, I showed you the original mail from your travel agent which no hotel shown to guest and you also came to know that heater was not included in it after going through the mail. if clint/travel calls us directly we do tell him that heater charges are extra.AS MANY OF OUR CLINTS HAVE MENTIONED HERE IN TRIP ADVISOR. Same was the case with you and had told your travel agent that charges are extra from 200- 500/night depending upon heater power consumption capacity and he told that Clint will pay directly depending upon heater. Again and again I told you to contact your travel agent but you never may be u also knew the fact and still demanded free. there is nothing free in hotel , either its included in your package if told in advance or have to pay later on if you availed the facility.
Regarding b FAST limited choice, in off season the rooms are sold at 60% discount as clints demand for max discounts and we do not serve CHICKEN SALAMI, CHICKEN SAUCAGES . But we served you Pranthas, Allu Puri, omelette, tea coffee, fresh juices. And you people used to enjoy 14-16 Prantas/ puris in just 2 rooms, never felt like you are fed up with this stuff and never complained of it to us . Yes dinner you had very light just half chicken with seven Roties may be not included in your package.
Finally regarding stinking quilts, blankets, pillows, Madam you stayed with us for three nights and to anybody's strange discovered this thing only at time of cheek out. God knows either you had bad cold and your sense of smell was impaired for three nights and came back on time of cheek out.
we do believe that ATITHI DEVO BHAV, BUT HERE IT SEAMS THAT GOD IS ALSO WRONG AT SOME TIMES.
For the sake of hospitality industry though its not our fault we do apologise to you, but dil iss ko nahi manta.
team ABC MANALI

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Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, sorry for the delayed review.. I visited ABC in the 1st week of dec 2012.. Reached there hours before the check-in time, but had no problems..thanks to the lovely staff. Truly its an awesome place. Away from crowded city centre, at a peaceful and scenic location is this beautiful cottage... Interiors of this cottage is spacious, clean and beautiful... Rooms and balcony have uninterrupted view of the snow clad mountains and at night u can hear soothing sound of the flowing river nearby. Food, prepared by Mr RamSingh was very tasty, fresh and clean. Its cooked right in front of u in the kitchen (unlike hotels where hygiene is compromised). Another thing i would like to appreciate is the privacy that i got here.. The owner or the staff wont unnecessarily invade ur privacy at all... The staff is extremely polite and customer centric. They know what customer service is all about... For me ABC is truly the best place to stay.. Next time i visit manali, it has to be ABC.. Thanks alot Dr Negi for such a memorable stay. You and your well trained staff deserve a huge round of applause... Keep up the good work.. Thanks Austin...(Mumbai)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Respected Guest
Greetings from ABC Manali
sir, thanks for your encouraging review. We appreciate and thank you you from the core of our heart.
regards
team abc manali

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We directly booked three standard rooms for a group of six persons from 2 Jan to 4 Jan 13 . The stay was comfortable , rooms were neat and clean and well aerated room with approximately 12 ft*10 ft rooms. The owner was honest enough to tell that these budget rooms were not backed up with generator,instead inverter was used for back up for lighting except heating points and had provided with an extra emergency light in each room .The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable for us with 6 ft height .There were few power cuts but that was OK as it is natural in that area . The staff was always ready to help us with a smile . The view from the roof top restaurant is amazing with snow capped mountains , one can sit for hours and enjoy the view . i would definitely like to come again and stay . The budget category suites every ones pocket . these rooms are definitely value for money . bajajrohit779@gmail.com

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Respected sir
greetings from ABC Manali
Thank you for expressing your feelings about us at this platform. Special thanks for clearing about the bed size as one of the guest raised an issue about bed size which is totally false.
Thank u sir
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

AWESOME PROPERTY... It’s been almost 10 days that I have checked out from the hotel... but the thoughts about the property and the service we got still lingers in our minds.... the whole Apple Bud Cottages was too good and of the best standards I have ever come across... The rooms are awesome... so clean neat and everything just perfect in the room... blankets, room heater( Chargeable) and every thing that would require. The food was awesome made by Ram Singh and served everything with a smile. , the restaurant is in construction.... We had our breakfast and dinner from the hotel for all the 5 nights we stayed as we really didnt want to miss out on the tasty food stuff. The variety is limited but quality and taste always matters more than quantity. Thumbs up on that... The Bathrooms were so neat and clean and it looked like they were all brand new fittings put just for us... Altogether i am perfectly happy with the experience of my stay and will recommend you to stay only and only in Apple Bud Cottages no matter wot category Luxury, Royal)..I stayed in Luxury Cottage Having a beautiful & awesome balcony..

Lastly i would want to thank Mr. Negi ji (Owner) who always had a wonderful smile to make us feel very comfortable thoughout our stay...

My next visit to Manali is def going to be in Apple Bud Cottages Manali and i tell you ... go for Apple Bud Cottages and you will have a lot more to write than wot am writing... It’s Simply Amazing....
The Best Thing, when we reach in morning at 8 am before Check-in time of 1200 noon, they directly give us our cottage/room with breakfast. Great one!!!.
Before booking this hotel, I read a lot of reviews I found all good reviews except one, something about electric tea kettle (some coffee pouches issue), but I didn’t found anything such. Really Great & awesome. Wishing to stay in the same hotel in my next visit to manali.
Best of Luck to ABC Manali & Mr. Negi .
For experience about this hotel you can call also call me at 8800739546(Mohit Jain)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ABCmanali, Owner at Apple Bud Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Respected Sir
Greetings from ABC Manali
Sir, thanks for expressing your feelings on trip advisior. Guest like you are really an asset for anyone.
regards
Negi

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Address: Kanyal Road | Upper Rangri, Manali, Manali Tehsil, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 338 Specialty Lodging in Manali
Price Range: $20 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apple Bud Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APPLE BUD COTTAGES "HOME AWAY FROM HOME"The Apple Bud Cottages(ABC) are located at upper Rangri one km short of Manali town on Kanyal link road at an altitude of 2050 meters (6700 feet) from sea level in middest of apple orchard FACING SNOW CAPPED RHOTANG AND HAMTA PEAKS. Kanyal road bifercates from left side of NH 21 after Nagesh hotel and one lands at the ABC in just 2-3 minutes.APPLE THE BUDGET COTTAGE WITH THREE STANDARD ROOMS ON GROUND FLOOR AND THEREE CLASSIC ROOMS ROOMS ON FIRST FLOOR.APPLE THE LUXURY COTTAGE TWO LUX ROOMS AND ONE LUXURY FAMILY SUIT WITH INDEPENDENT BALCONY FACING SNOW CAPPED HAMTA AND RHOTANG PEAKSWITH LUSH GREEN LAWN AND FOUNTAIN. APPLE THE ROYAL COTTAGE TWO ROYAL DELUXE AND TWO ROYAL SUPER DELUXE ROOMS WITH INDEPENDENT BALCONY FACING SNOW CAPPED HAMTA AND RHOTANG PEAKS. IN ROYAL SUP DEL ROOMS HUGE BALCONY WITH INDIVIDUAL GLASS DINING TABLE PERFECT FOR HONEY MOONERS AND COUPLES FAMILIES AND SOLO TRAVELERS. FOR MORE DETAILS PLEAS VISIT OUR WEB SITE AND CHECK FACILITIES AND PICS OF ROOMS BY SCROLLING COTTAGE TAB. ... more   less 

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