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“A well maintained heritage property”
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Karma Vilas Resort
Ranked #25 of 74 Hotels in Mussoorie
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
1 review
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“A well maintained heritage property”
Reviewed February 22, 2011

A well maintained heritage property. Very large, luxurious rooms with high ceiling & a fire place that creates a warm, cozy environment. we felt that 2 nights was not enough as it takes 1 day to soak in the feeling of experiencing the old world charm. The beauty of Kama Vilas is private spaces in every corner right in the middle of nature. You could just laze around Karma Vilas getting a sun tan for a week

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Nice place but let me get objective so its easier for others to decide:

Pros:
-Excellent service & hospitality. Catered all all requirements like early checking at 7am without extra charge. All the staff always smiling and courteous.
- Breakfast superb. but continental and indian.
- special champagne & cake on xmas nite complimentary was an added surprise.

also must mention that we booked this hotel solely to enjoy the fire place. in fact we took the more expensive room as we were told the ifre place is functional. on reaching we were told its not possible. so we spoke to the owner who frist just provided regular heater and on continued persuasion they managed it for a few hours next day.

Cons:
-Far from Mall road.. either walk 2 kms of steep hilly road or take cab of fixed 100Rs. ITs other end of Library road. but location is quiet and view is excellent.
- Dinner is too basic - dal, roti types no variety. not even soup is chill winters besides packet soup !! :( and you have to order by 5pm latest for a meal i need at 9pm!
-cant sit out in the lawn to eat as monkey (huge ones) join you and take all stuff away
- no heaters in room and think walls didnt help much either in the chill dec cold. but heater provided at extra charge.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank xsweety
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Ranchi, India
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2010

Karma Vilas is a magical place, Surrounded by pine forest from all sides, one get’s a feeling of living in the middle of the forest. Very pure, serene and beautiful place. The food and service too was excellent. We just felt like home in nature’s lap. Karma Vilas experience will remain in our memories forever.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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2 Thank viks_10
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new delhi
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2010

If you ever wanted to have a nice relaxed weekend in Mussoorie, the name thats most likely to be trust worthy is Karma Vilas Resort. Located in the pristine surroundings and in the amazing lap of nature, it offers wonderful setting for a nice relaxing time. The resort per se is very eco-friendly and has a relaxed feel about it. The rooms are beautifully kept and the other furniture items in the resort are very tastefully selected and managed.
The resort staff is also very friendly and always willing to work towards providing various experiental moments. I celebrated my birthday and the gesture of the staff was memorable and still etched well in the memories.
To top it all, good healthy food to satiate your hunger. The food made is fresh and made with careful consideration.
Overall a fantastic place to be in and the experience is very pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Delhi
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2010

The location of the resort Karma Vilas is away from the hustle and bustle which can be a good thing but not for those who want a decent meal. We returned from a tiring trip to Dhanaulti during lunch time, when we asked for lunch the people there said they had no lunch but we can order pizza from Domino's or go to mall road for anything to eat. Mall road is good 10-15 min away from car with so much traffic, for which we didn't have any energy left. Having no other option we ordered Domino's. This is also fine but surprisingly when a gathering of really loud people arrived they were ready to cook lunch for them. We ordered tea in evening which took a good 45 minutes as all people were busy in attending the new gathering. So much for a royal treatment. Everything was slow and delayed. We waited and waited for dinner to arrive. The room were okay but the beds were not very comfortable. Book at your own risk, this hotel can completely ruin your trip if you are there for a relaxing weekend. Also don't go by what they show on their website. There is no restaurant in the resort, neither you have food as per their menu. They just cook one meal per meal for veg and nonveg which u have to eat weather you want it. they say that wifi is complimentary but there is none.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Audreyjalexis
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delhi
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2010

The setting of this place is truly exotic, placed amidst a forest, the palatial structure is very inviting. The friendly staff is more than welcoming and is nice to interact and know more about the region with them. A perfect place of your care for the perfect solitude.

oVeRall: Beautiful surroundings, excellent service, very exclusive, must visit, highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2010

Fantastic experience !! a very exclusive place with a lot of private spaces. Mindblowing view of the valley. We experienced the first snowfall of the season at karmavilas and the experience was simply unforgettable. The fire place in our rooms kept us warm and cozy. The food was great especially non-veg preparations. Karmavilas is a 10/10 place.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Karma Vilas Resort
Address: Claire Villa Estate | Claire Villa Estate, Big Bend, Balahisar, Mussoorie 248179, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Dehradun District > Mussoorie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Mussoorie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Karma Vilas Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is steeped in the allure of an era bygone. The 19th-century Victorian-style villa is nestled amidst oak and pine trees on a 6.5-acre estate. Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is rated amongst the best heritage resorts in Uttarakhand India. At an altitude of 6000 feet, Karma Vilas Resort, Mussoorie is strategically located. One kilometer from the city centre, it is easily accessible from, both the Mussoorie-Delhi highway and the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti highway. ... more   less 
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