We went all the way to Cloud end to stay there around thinking we'll check the place first. The way is amazing, the trees, forest, everything...till the eyesore came. We were made to enter a dingy cheap looking cottage (painted in beige blocks and tinned roofs) and paid 50 bucks to go in. There were cigarette stubs everywhere and we ordered two tea and an omelette bread. The lawn had cheap plastic chairs, no grass, dirty messy dingy toilet. Omelette came n a very dhaba type plate and cheap utensils, with a plastic confectionery type plastic sauce bottle. Water was dirty and they sold some cheap packaged water. The rooms were amazing though for the oldest cottage in Mussoorie but very poorly maintained. The photo gallery had repetitive photos and no light. God, what a mess of such a heritage cottage. Someone please buy it from him (aggarwal). Taj group are you listening ??
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cloud End Bungalow, built by Major Edmund Swetenham in 1838, is one of the first four finest buildings of Mussoorie. Four generations of the Swetenham family lived in this estate, which the Major received as dowry for marrying a local village girl "Gulabo nee Rose". Mr D.R Agarwal, a far-sighted visionary, bought the estate in 1965 but visit it a year later after making the access to it motorable. He was the first Indian owner of this private 400 acre forest estate. His youngest son Mr Digvijay Agarwal inherited the estate and registered it as a resort in the early '90s. This resort has undergone major upgrade for over a year now.'It was pay back time!' Says Mr Digvijay Agarwal, the owner of Cloud End. A new chapter has been added to the history of the hill station with creature comforts of our times mingling gently with tradition. Our inventory includes 4 Heritage Deluxe suites in the (Swetenham block), with 6 deluxe rooms in the (annexe block), an independent log cottage with 2 cabins, and 10 huts (still under renovation). We have a forty cover restaurant Rose's Diner offers a breathtaking view of the snow capped Himalayan range to the East; the Doon valley to the south; the Winter Line to the west and the Benog wildlife sanctuary sprawled to the north. Our 400 acre private estate has numerous nature trails of its own as well as hikes all around us. Popular among these are the Benog hill ( a Wildlife Sanctuary), Dudhli village, Bhadraj temple, Everest house and the Wishing Well. Cloud End Forest Resort is a small family run business in a 400 acre private forest estate. It offers solitude, calmness, peace, closeness to nature, adventure and wildlife to its guests. ... more less