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The Himalayan
Ranked #1 of 132 Hotels in Manali
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

After a bad experience in Dharamshala, reaching The Himalayan in Manali was the best thing that happened to 17 of us. Stayed here for 5 nights, yet wanted to stay more. The scottish castle like entrance is very welcoming, the staff is very helpful and the luxurious villas (cottages) are made with taste and are well equipped. This place is slightly away from the Manali market and that made it perfect for us. We were a a group ranging from 6 years old to 73 years old and everyone had their share of fun. Nishant you were of great help and thumbs up for what you've created here.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool on one side and the mountains on the other will be your best choice.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

My boyfriend & I stayed at The Himalayan Resort & Spa during September this year. We stayed in cottage no 3. After a long exhausting 14-hours car journey from delhi,being very choosy we didn't settle for a couple of hotels we viewed,and thank god we stumbled upon this beauty.The owner himself personally showed us the cottage and we instantly knew this was where we would be staying in Manali.The cottage was charming,there was a sense of serenity and comfort. Every detail of the cottage was perfectly done,attention was given to every interior,from the photographs hanging on the walls to the open concept of the bathtub.The bedroom was spacious and well-decorated.In fact,the cottage was incredibly clean.In addition we had a fireplace,which added a much more homely feel to the cottage.The ambiance was peaceful and beautiful.The view from our balcony were picturesque.Staff were extremely helpful and made us feel like were always ready to serve us. In fact,this would be one of the best hotels I've stayed at.Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone whose looking for a unforgettable stay in Manali.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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29  Thank Narin_Padalecki
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Five of us (me, wife, kid, two domestic helps) stayed at The Himalayan for four days during Dussehra. The cottages -- which come with fully loaded kitchens -- are great and perfect for someone travelling with children/elderly. Far from the bustle of the mall, the resort
Everything in the entire castle -- from the doorknob to the furniture -- seem to have been handpicked with a lot of thought. Even the kid had a blast on the trampoline with the furry one hanging around!

Though the restaurant/bar were yet to be opened, the old world feel -- and the fireplace -- more than make up for them. The warmth of the owners (who also manage the place personally). The rooms in the castle were not fully ready, but four-poster beds and open-air hot baths are luxuries that few places in Manali would offer.

A pleasant relief in a town with a dearth of great hotels!!

Room Tip: The cottages are spacious, come with a kitchen and can easily accommodate five adults, the rooms, Th...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We visited The Himalayan Resort and Spa in June this year and it was just like home away from home! The cottages are just as comfortable as your own home would be,very well thought of designs and executions too! The best part was that my kids were pretty occupied with stuff to do on the property itself! The environment was safe and peaceful.The concept of the cottage suits the typical Indian family setup! A good job done!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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25  Thank Navjyot
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at the Himalayan two nights longer than planned on our July 2011 trip to Leh. The stay was the highlight of our trip. Everything else that could go wrong, did.

To begin with our flight from Delhi to Manali was cancelled, and we ended up driving - a process that took almost 15 hours. The Himalayan took that in their stride and when we arrived at midnight their staff were waiting, our well appointed room was immaculately made up, and very comfortable. Since we arrived so late at night we decided to begin the journey to Leh one day later than our original plan and spent the next day hanging out at the Himalayan. Ate a really gargantuan breakfast, got to know the owners and just chilled.

Next day we set out early and spent 12 hours trying to get over the Rohtang pass before declaring defeat. At 9 PM we called the Himalayan and said we were returning. They took our dinner order while we were driving back from Rohtang, stayed in touch with us with several phone calls as we were driving back, had the same room ready (this time with hot water bottles) and gave us a much appreciated hot meal - all of this at midnight.

It's a very nice property, very nice rooms, very helpful staff and good food (despite the kitchen being a work-in-progress). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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26  Thank IttyVarugis
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Though not fully developed but still a wonderful place. Away from the maddening crowd at the town. The cottages are made with taste. The best part is that the owners are themselves managing.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Fantastic resort with a good homely touch to it. If you really like to stay in the heart of a hill station without the hustle bustle to disturb you, this is the place. The cottages and rooms are tastefully done up and the food and service is good. The restaurant and bar were yet to open when we travelled and we do hope they are in the same league as the rest of the resort! Great place to go with kids and family.

Room Tip: Most cottages overlook the pool so theres not much to choose between them. If travelling in a group...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Himalayan

Address: Hadimba Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 132 Hotels in Manali
Price Range: $137 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Himalayan 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at an elevation of 2003 metres & built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style, The Himalayan is an exclusive boutique castle resort with an al fresco swimming pool overlooking Manali town. Tucked away in its own cul-de-sac amidst an apple & cherry orchard are 8 opulent guest Chambers in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 Duplex Cottages (each with 2 Bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, dining & drawing space with functional fire place). The Cottage kitchenettes are equipped with all modern amenities/appliances. All cottages have their own cosy gardens, balconies & mountain views. All rooms come with tea/coffee makers, in-room safes & bespoke bath amenities. Bar, Restaurant & In-room dining is available. Croquet, Trampoline & Table Tennis is provided for children & adults alike. Gymnasium is offered on the premises. Fully equipped Boardroom. An elaborate Spa will be added in the near future. ... more   less 
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