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“Nice clean hotel with vegetable garden and friendly staff”
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Hotel Kidar
Ranked #16 of 202 Leh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hyderabad, India
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Nice clean hotel with vegetable garden and friendly staff”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hotel has been extended and renovated fully since last year. Very quiet hotel. Friendly service. The garden is full of vegetable used to prepare the meals if you want to eat there. The food, vegetarian only (+eggs for breakfast) is very good and healthy, either Chinese or Indian. The rooms are clean, hot water in bathroom (wait a bit to get it to the tap) , electricity backup in the evening if power is off in the area, so if you need to recharge your mobile or camera, plug them in when electricity is available.
The hotel is within walking distance from the towns Center.
Highly recommended for an affordable clean accommodation. Most rooms have a balcony.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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delhi
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very much Recommended!! Spacious, clean and well furnished rooms with clean toilets and running hot water. Nice little garden. Traditional Ladakhi style dining hall with tasty home made food. The hospitality shown by Mr. Jigmat (The owner) was great. One of the best deals and complete value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

All members in Kidar Guest house are too Active,
very good place even it s Economical. any one wants to Visit Leh, it is better to go for Kidar Guest house.
Kidar is near to market and Airport.
The people are Trustworthy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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mumbai
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

2 of us stayed in Kidar for a week in Sep 2012 3rd week. The whose experience was more than just value for money.

They have 2 buildings side by side, old (guest house) has carpeted floor and CRT TV while the new (hotel) has wooden flooring, big flat screen TV, larger windows, balconies (except room 101 on ground floor) and overall better finish. During our visit the guest house rooms went for 800 (double bed) while hotel for 1500. We stayed in the GH.

It's a family run set up, has a homely feel to it. Jigmet and his family are very cordial and helpful, so is the staff.
The kitchen staff is good and you have the option of having your meals there. They serve limited and simple fare but very well prepared.
They have a nice kitchen garden and a lawn where you can enjoy your meals in the sun.
It's about a km from the main market, we were happy with that as it's also very quiet but if I have elderly people traveling with me, I may look for a place closer to the main market as local transport (rickshaw etc.) isn't availalbe in Leh. Walk to the market is uphill.

For booking we had called Mr Jigmet on 9622963234 and transferred advance payment to his bank account. No hassles at all.
I should mention that we didn't have a concrete plan during booking about the whole week and kept extending at the last moment but we felt we got the best possible option under circumstances.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Suratgarh, India
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I am Vineet Kaushik presently living at Suratgarh, Rajasthan. The planned tour to leh was 11-14 Sep 12. We first checked out about places of stay in leh in 'Tripadvisior'. Based on reviews we concentrated on 'Kidar Hotel and Guest House'. It is hotel and guest house. When we reached at leh airport, we took taxi directly to Kidar Hotel and we were charged Rs.200/-. In one section i.e. Guest House, 8-9 rooms are available. In other section i.e. Hotel, 12-15 rooms are available. We called up to Mr. Jigmet, owner of the place. There Mr. Jigmet who is also a Jet airways employee, received us warmly. He informed us about the availability and rates of rooms in guest house section. It was Rs.800/- for double bed room and for one extra bed Rs.200/- per day. We tried to nail him for some discounts but it was not genuine as the prices are already at cheaper side. He also informed us about the charges for hotel rooms. Rs.1500/- for double bed room with free breakfast. He was offering us the room for Rs.1200/- as the season was about to end. The more we talked to Mr. Jigmet, we felt he is thorough gentle. We took two double bed rooms in guest house section paying Rs.800/- per double bed room. There after some time we realised that it is worth living in leh. Snow capped hills are visible from the guest house. The lawn and the vagetable garded as well as apple orchard is gem in this jewel. When u reach at the guest house u feel the comfort even from outside. The parents of Mr. Jigmet are also of pleasant nature. It is more so family run hotel. The location of the guest house is at perfect place where no honking-ponking disturbs you. It is almost 3 km from airport. The rooms are spacious and neat and clean. The floors are covered with carpets. The 24 Hrs running hot waters. The linen are neat and clean. The pillows are clean from inside. There is no point where u can raise finger at the cleanliness of rooms. You can enjoy having food in Laddakhi Style Dinning Room. The boys are gentle in approach and helpful in every aspect. You feel home at Leh when u stop at 'Kidar Guest House and Hotel'.

Room Tip: Room No.18 and 19 are great as the large windows open to hilltop side and the snow clad mountain are...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

I'll start with the room. We stayed in the hotel which is a bit more expensive than the guesthouse area of Kidar but it was worth every penny. The room was spacious with large windows showcasing the brilliant views of the surrounding mountains as well as the beautifully kept garden.There was also a balcony for enjoying the views even more. The room itself had nice furniture including a large, very comfortable bed. There was also a flat screen satellite tv which was a bonus. The bathroom was also quite spacious and very clean.

The hotel/guesthouse also offered a very good laundry service which we used a couple of times.

There is a very good restaurant on site. The hotel price included breakfast and the choice was good. We also had other meals there, Tibetan and Indian dishes, which were all delicious and thoughtfully prepared. All of the vegetables used were picked fresh from the garden. There was a good choice of teas on offer and the ginger, honey and lemon tea was particularly good while acclimatising. The chai is REALLY good!

What makes the place even more special is the wonderful team of staff. They are really friendly and chatty and always there to help.

The location is good. It's very peaceful and quiet, ideal for relaxing in. It is a 15 minute walk into town from Kidar where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Hopefully one day we will return to Leh and this will definitely be our first port of call.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I traveled to Leh on a solo trip in July 2012 and stayed at Kidar for 7 nights. The guest house definitely gives you a bang for a buck. The rooms are large, airy and although basic, very comfortable. There are two types of rooms. The new block has the (relatively) fancy rooms with a higher tariff and amenities like flat screen TV and an intercom service whereas the rooms in the old block are cheaper (although they do have a TV). Honestly, I preferred the rooms in the old block, as you really don't need the TV or the intercom on a holiday in Leh.

The food is limited and simple fare but very tasty and all the vegetables are homegrown in a beautifully tended garden. If you get tired of eating out, the food at the guest house more than adequately compensates.

The guest house is located in a peaceful by lane approx. 10-12 mins uphill walk away from the centre of town . Accordingly, the convenience of the location depends on personal choices - if you love walking around, the place is ideal.

The cherry on the cake are the wonderful hosts. Jigmet, his family and the staff treat a guest with great hospitality and warmth. My trip involved trekking around Ladakh and I did not have a fixed schedule. Jigmet was very accommodating with shifting dates around to ensure I face no inconvenience during my stay despite it being peak season with a lot of reservations to handle. The staff are not intrusive yet are always available on hand to cater to your needs.

I would recommend the place to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle for a quiet holiday.

Room Tip: The rooms on the 1st floor of the old block that face the vegetable garden have fantastic views of t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Kidar
Address: Lower Tukcha Fort Road, Leh 194101, India (Formerly Kidar Guest House)
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh District > Leh
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #16 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Leh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kidar 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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