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“A Nice place to visit”
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The Kaal
Ranked #12 of 75 Hotels in Leh
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manali
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Nice place to visit”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We spent a wonderful stay at The kaal hotel , Nice rooms, great host, Though away from city but ideal place. Attention required for bath fittings, FURTHER we missed fan in room following scorching sun outside ! Cultural programme was excellent.. we also loved the delicious food , There are a few hotels at LEH with parking, The kaal have ample safe parking ,

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

we stayed a week in kaal this June, the welcoming staffs and well facilities room impressed us, host and staffs very friendly and helpful, they provide tea and nice indian food , wifi available in resturant and public area which free of charge, reasonable price with ladakhish staye of decoration, with beautiful snow mountain view from cozy garden and balcany, sure it is good experience of our stay

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed for 7 days, the stand out about this place is the hospitality of the staff, they are polite, helpful, service is prompt. The food is good, though if u are looking to try something local or ladakhi food this is not your place. Rooms are clean, spacious, bathrooms are clean and modern, though the supply of warm water is a bit irregular. Room service is good. U will need to ask for a room heater if u need one.

The only drawback is that it is located about 2 km away from the market, u either have to hire a cab or indulge in a long walk to get to it.

Room Tip: If u wish to avoid AMS take rooms on the ground floor, but if u prefer the view then go for the high...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Srinagar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great hotel and very helpful staff, really loved the momos at their restraunt . Went there on 23rd May 2013. The restraunt is clean and tastefully decorated,the rooms are of good size and very comfortable with a glass consevatory in each room balcony to enjoy the warmth of the sun.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Kaal from 6th May to 10th May 2013. . My experience during my stay at Hotel Kaal was Excellent and location of hotel and the view around is very nice. The rooms are neat and clean, meals and service is excellent. The hotel is a little away (about 2Km) from the Leh main market but that do not matter as one is rarely going to market. There is some problem with room heating arrangement due to frequent power cut at Leh all the the time, but the hotel staff try to make it comfrotable with DG Set, extra room heaters and even heating bags in beds at night. Overall the stay at Hotel Kaal was excellent & enjoying and if I am to go again I will prefer this hotel.

Room Tip: Room on 1st or 2nd floor for better view of the Snow and Hills around
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed in the hotel Kaal for 5 nights, initially I was bit disappointed because it is around 2-3 KM's from the main Leh market, and if you have to go out you have to call a cab which add to the expenses. Hotel do not offer free transport in the package.

Apart from this small initial disappointment which turn out to be good for us later because we walked in and around hotel, long walks - and by the 3rd day we started walking to the Leh market by foot. And the experience was amazing.

The food was good, rooms were clean and the owner's wife was staying there and she was very friendly and resourceful. A peaceful location, perfect for anyone looking for solace out of the city. It was very well kept property all the basic necessities were provided for, at the end of the tour - I kinda of liked the fact that we stayed here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank GD-Refresh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Its a good hotel compared to many other options available in ladakh. A bit far from market. Good food which is very difficult to find in leh. Kashmiri staff not very warm... rooms r average... have nice balconys wid excellent view of the mountains... can be chosen...

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: The Kaal
Address: | Skara, Leh 194101, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh District > Leh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Leh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kaal 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Kaal is situated in Skara Leh, only 1.5 kilometers away from the main market area and 1 km away from the airport . It is constructed keeping in mind the boutique concept in Indian hospitality with a perfect blend of Tibetan tradition and contemporary amenities in the hotel. The hotel has a view of the mountain ranges and lush green agriculture fields. Situated in the heart of the ancient city of Leh, The kaal is a luxurious but reasonably priced hotel which is located in a calm green garden area with a splendid view of the Himalayan Mountains. The kaal ladakh also embodies best of local traditions architecture as well as luxurious accommodation to create a unique experience . It is a complete holiday hotel with all modern facilities. We cater to the needs of all travelers, offering exceptional service and unforgetable hospitality one desires for a perfect and a memorable stay in ladakh. ... more   less 
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