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The Himalayan
Ranked #1 of 114 Hotels in Manali
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“Excellent stay, service, rooms & view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights and had bigger plans to travel out to other places. The people, room, view and owners were so good that we refused to leave for any other place. Had a great time with the owners as well who were extremely involved and helpful. Will definitely be there again and would recommend it to any type of traveler.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moga, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Excellent location!!!
Excellent Architecture & Design!!!
Best option for stay in manali. Far away from crowded street of manali, very silent atmosphere, nice view of surrounded snow covered mountains & streets of manali..,

  • Stayed May 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Himalayan is a spectacular, unique hotel. I have traveled almost all over the world and have stayed in no other establishment like this. The combination of a spectacular view, incredible architecture, and an excellent staff is unforgettable. The Himalayan isn't just a business for the owners, it is a passion, and you can sense this in all the details of your stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jodhpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The hotel is located enroute to the famous Hadimba Temple. The hotel has a gothic architecture with complimenting interiors.
The place itself is a destination in itself and a must stay hotel in Manali. The food is good and the staff will pamper you so the brink of actually spoiling you but thats what you expect on a vacation.

The rooms are unmatched and the location is breathtaking.

One must definitely stay here when in Manali.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We went to Manali as a couple in last week of april 2013. After doing a lot of research, I chose The Himalayan for our stay. It is just AMAZING!! this is something other than your normal commercialized hotels. Imagine a hotel that is on top of a small hill, surrounded by snow covered mountains even in last week of April. This hotel is 200 meters before Hidimba temple on that very same road. Now, imagine a hotel that has less than 10 roooms and few cottages but took 10 years to get built. That's the attention of details we are talking about. Every piece of furniture, all the paintings, even stones (that are used to build the property)) are procured from various parts of the country. It is an experience in itself to stay here. The food was great too. I am on no oil diet and I had to say that only on 1st time when I entered restaurant. For all the remaining times, it was throughly followed for whatever I ordered. View from the room is amazing. Room was nice and cozy with great bed and good bathroom. They have active fire place in some of the rooms. Swimming pool is nice too. The owner, Mr. Mohi is a pleasure to meet and discuss manali and the property. All the staff people were top notch in providing best possible service with ever smiling face. Forget commercialized hotels in manali, just try this once!! :o)

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

They have got a lot of it right, starting from the location , accommodation , view , service, garden with a personal touch , vegetable patch & of course the hospitality .Would certainly like to go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

If you're looking for the perfect place in Manali, look no further than the Himalayan. It's rated #3 on Tripadvisor where it should actually be #1 because it is indeed perfect in every aspect.
The Himalayan is not a hotel. It is an experience. Considering people do come here to stay let me cover those aspects. It's luxurious, extremely clean and private and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I dare you to not fall in love the minute you are taken through meandering steps of a gorgeous Tudors-style castle to your room. Don't worry about getting the best views. All rooms are built such that all you can see from your windows are spectacular views of the Himalayas. Take a room there, experience the premises and don't do anything else in Manali. Nothing else will come close. The location is the best. It's away from the hustle and bustle of Manali and yet just a few kms from the Mall road. All you can see are snow-clad mountains and beautiful apple orchards. It will make you forget that you're in a country of a billion.
The owners designed and built the place on their own and it took them 10 long years of love and care, sweat and blood. You can feel this in every corner of the castle. The resort also has a swimming pool, a trampoline and lots of other activities.
The food is pretty good and it's an experience to wake up and have your breakfast while looking at the majestic mountains. Have one of your meals by the poolside and chit chat with the owners and their families (including their wonderful dogs). Notable Manali restaurants, Il Forno and Johnsons cafe are just a short walk away.
If I had to pick a flaw, it would be that they don't give complimentary water and the in-house water bottles are pricey. That's it that's the only thing we missed. Otherwise the place is flawless. Stay here and nowhere else in Manali.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 114 Hotels in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Himalayan 4*
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 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 rooms in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 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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