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The Grand Dragon Ladakh
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Leh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed there on 1st and 2nd october 2012. It is surely the best property in Leh. Upon arrival, we were told that our rooms have been upgraded(yippie). The hotel is in a walkable location from the main market, rooms are very nice, bathrooms awesome, round the clock power supply and hot water(which is a luxury in Leh), mini bar, efficient room service, and everything a good hotel has. The food is very nice, had continental, italian and indian during our 2 days stay, and all the dishes were good. Loved their yellow dal fry, and grand dragon club sandwich. Also each floor has a small sitting area where you can spend some quiet time outside the room. The garden is also beautiful, and well developed, where you can enjoy with friends and family. Pricing is also good seeing the status and prices of other hotels in Leh. The only and only negative which I experienced was the hotel's policy of charging every amenity they offered. Like pool table(300.0/hr), billiards(500.0/hr), massage chair(500.0/hr), wifi(300.0/hr) ect. My point is that in a luxury hotel like this, please make all these facilities free, which will make the guest fall in love with this hotel. Even if the management has to give a 5% hike inroom rent, that is ok for the guest, but paying every time extra kind of pinches the guest. Of the 2 days I stayed, I saw no one using these facilities. As the town shuts down at night, facilities like this for free would make the stay at this fine hotel truly memorable.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ankit S
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Management gave us bad rooms, one was not cleaned an was filled up with smoke and unsed cigarettes.We had to make hard intervention, to get rooms we earned and had expected
for this price!
After , it was quite ok and the meals and the service in the dining-room were excellent.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The stay on the hotel was very comfortable. Following good things are worth a mention:

1. Heat and Hot water were available round the clock.
2. Also, this hotel has complete power backup which is very important because Leh generally does not have regular power supply.
3. The rooms are clean and spacious
4. Bathrooms are spacious, functional and hygienic.
5. The restaurants serve a variety of quality and tasty food.
6. Front Desk, Room Service and House keeping staff is very helpful and courteous.
7. The ambiance and decor of the rooms and the hotel per se is beautiful.
8. The taxis and their drivers arranged by the hotel are good ones and make the sightseeing memorable.
9. Since the altitude has low oxygen, we were provided with an oxygen kit in the room and during the sightseeing tours.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed in Grand Dragon hotel for a day on 14th Sep which was our last day in Leh. This was the most relaxing and peaceful stay, one could ask for on the last day of the journey.
Right from the entrance, the hotel truly reflected its star quality with a perfect ceremonial welcome of all guests. The hotel property is typically built with Ladakhi architecture; it’s a neat & clean property having a four storeyed elevator. There is 24 hours generator backup. Dining hall is huge and superb. They offer excellent variety of delicious and mouth-watering dishes in buffet. Service quality is of the utmost high standards. If you are willing to just relax and enjoy the weather and beauty of the place, there are a lot of relaxing sitting areas on all floors.
The hotel is approximately 500 meters from main Leh bazaar and we got stunning views of the whole area from hotel. Not only this hotel, but all the hotels in Leh have CFL in rooms to save energy and we really appreciate this effort.
This hotel is centrally heated and is open throughout the year. There is also a pedestal fan in every room.

Few things that were missing in the hotel stay are:
This star property does not have a tea coffee maker/electric water kettle in the room. Though they cover up for it by providing complimentary bed tea/coffee in the room; it is not enough.
Complimentary dental & shaving kit is available on demand; I would have felt better if they provided such things without demanding.
The hotel brochure shows a fruit basket in deluxe rooms but we did not have any in our deluxe room.
The hotel has good gift shop owned by the hotel owner himself. One would expect the gift rates at a star property to be very expensive, though the rates here were very reasonable. We had roamed around in Leh market for the past 7 days of our stay in Leh and hence, could compare the rates of the gifts with the market. The salesman was very courteous and overall, it was a very good experience.

We will recommend a stay in this hotel highly if one is willing to spend that much of money.

Room Tip: South facing rooms have panoramic views of snow covered mountains. After noon time, these rooms get...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great hotel with wonderful views and helpful staff. I asked the walk in price and realised that our travel agent must've get a vg rate. Rooms were lovely and surrounds we too. Food was expensive compared with town but still cheap enough if you come from a first world country. Highly recommend

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank triptasticnz
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed at this hotel from 9th to 12th September 2012. The hotel had all the ususal amenities that you could expect, it was clean, and there was a good selection of food. although predominantly Indian cuisine the management did make an effort to offer dishes from other areas of the world. The staff spoke good English (and for all I know other languages also) and room service was prompt and efficient. Laundry too was very nicely done eith an express service available if you needed it. One drawback that I encountered was in accessing the internet and using a credit card. Recent rains, it was said, had affected the telephone network giving rise to both problems.

The management (owners) were attentive and anxious to please and I would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank cielward
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hotel is average one, and as the name suggest there is nothing like that. It is simple and decent with average facilities and amenities. Views from the hotel are pretty good but when I compare its name with hospitality I am not a satisfied with that. Menu offered is restaurant is very limited and most of the items in the menu are unavailable.
Hotel staff is not well trained.
But unfortunately this is one of the best hotel of ladakh (strange but true).

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank gauravMumbai
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Additional Information about The Grand Dragon Ladakh

Address: Sheynam Old Road, Leh 194101, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh District > Leh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Leh
#2 Romantic Hotel in Leh
Price Range: $103 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grand Dragon Ladakh 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the lap of luxury with all kinds of comforts at 3,500m above sea level. Our hotel blends traditional architecture with luxurious accommodation to create a unique experience. We are practicing a “Green” philosophy, using 95 solar panels for hot water supply and heating system. The hotel offers 82 rooms including 3 beautifully appointed suites, each of which comes with all modern amenities like LED TV with entertainment channels, telephone, Wi-Fi Internet access, and magnificent views. Indulge in 24-hour room service, a multi cuisine coffee shop (Zasgyath), a specialty restaurant (TUSRABS) and a bakery (Solja). Avail the assistance of a well-appointed travel desk, wellness center and enjoy indoor games, cultural shows and bonfire on demand. Conference hall, board room, business centre, shopping arcade, relaxing garden, exercise lawn and jogging track are also available for guests' comfort. Book your stay at The Grand Dragon Ladakh for an experience like no other. ... more   less 
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