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“Wonderful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Rokeby Manor
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Mussoorie
Certificate of Excellence
Noida
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We made a short trip to Dehradun and Mussoorie on 21st December and after spending 1 night in Dehradun , planned to stay in Mussoorie next day. I had heard a lot about Rokeby Manor in Landor and decided to visit the place for lunch . It was a fabulous day with bright sun shine and driving towards Landor was a majestic experience . We had a fantastic view of snow peaks of Dauladhar range , pine trees and so much peace ! Upon reaching Landor , decided to walk around a bit to build up the appetite and made a short trip to famous Prakash store to do a little shopping for homemade jams and marmalades . Lunch at Rokeby Manor turned out to ne highlight of the trip. Everything about the hotel was exciting and welcoming. Christmas decoartions done up in a creative way inside the hotel at various places added to the festive spirit. Took a table on the outside terrace and enjoyed the great views , crisp cold weather and delicious food. Came back with a satisfied feeling and in my next trip to Mussoorie , would love to spend 1 night at this hotel . Kudos to the management and entire team.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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GM - Rokeby M, General Manager at Rokeby Manor, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Rokeby Manor and its restaurant, Emily’s, strive to give the Landour visitors an unforgettable experience, be it an overnight stay or just enjoying a wholesome meal.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcome you again.

It is always a pleasure to read our guest’s reviews, thank you.
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Mumbai India
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42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The location is on a winding road just off the bazaar at mussorie. At some point on the winding road you wonder if you are lost and then suddenly you see the hotel signage. But that location becomes its strength if you like peace and quiet and you avoid all the crowds.The property is a little gem done up like an English manor.We loved it from the time we stepped into the drawing room.They have put up little quotations around the property that make you smile.The rooms are small but daintily done up. The food is good-mix of Indian and continental.Their restaurant Emilys on the first floor has a lovely sitout where you can have coffee and see the world go by.Staff are attentive.Highly recommended if you want to be off beaten track and chill out

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GM - Rokeby M, General Manager at Rokeby Manor, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your review which encourages us to work harder to keep Rokeby the unique place it is.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I used to live in Mussoorie and returned this year with my parents for a holiday. We stayed in the Rose Suite and loved it! The Rokeby is a fantastic holiday getaway in Mussoorie. It feels as though you have stepped out of India and into a beautiful mountain wonderland. My parents just loved it. They were so relaxed! The food is wonderful and safe. We ate a plethora of meals there, as well as at Char Dukan, a little ways down the mountain with the locals. The Rokeby is expensive, but for what it is, we thought it was worth it. The rooms are great, always power and hot water (not always the case in Mussoorie!) and the workers are friendly and always accommodating. We wholeheartedly recommend staying there! And we will be back with more family!

Room Tip: The Rose Suite is great, and if you are staying for more than a few days, ask if there is a discount...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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GM - Rokeby M, General Manager at Rokeby Manor, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and that Rokeby was able to take you back to relive your fond memories of Mussoorie.
We look forward to welcoming you to experience the Rokeby charm again and we are always ready to provide you with the best offer to make your stay as feasible and comfortable as possible.
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We had lunch at Rokeby Manor recently. The hotel has a cozy feel and had broken out the Christmas decorations in November! They have a comfortable lounge done up in bright red upholstry that gave it a festive look. The restaurant wasnt bad. The clear chicken soup felt warm and hearty after a cold walk around Lal Tibba. We had the fried fish (one of the portions was a little undercooked but the others were great) and some chicken with a tangy sauce which was excellent. Their dessert (we all shared a chocolaty cake) was yummy and the espresso coffee was aromatic and delicious.

The hotel rooms look welcoming and comfortable and the whole place has a charming old world air about it. Definetely worth a visit and stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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139 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Rokeby Manor is a small, compact, cosy hotel with a period flavor. It synchronizes perfectly with Landour environs and culture. Rokeby in Landour is a great place to relax, walk through the forest and hills and enjoy outdoor games like croquet or badminton with close ones. Glancing through the stock of interesting books on local history, culture, travel in the Himalayas and writings of widely acclaimed local authors is a great pleasure and joy. Rokeby Manor retains the spirit of the Raj with all modern lifestyle facilities available for the inmates. The Rokeby experience is to be nibbled over a time and cherished for ever.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west have the sun-rays entering the room thereby making it more comforting in winter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A very very beautiful small boutique hotel,
Old world charm rooms,
Absolutely peaceful surroundings,
Good restaurant, they served us breakfast up to the hilt of our desire.
Hospitable staff but no smiles, NO one smiles , not even at the reception desk.
I would like to specifically mention the name of the only person who served us with a smile in the complete 4 days trip, Mr Suresh. He served us breakfast in the morning for 2 days & said no to nothing, every thing was a yes with a smile. If this review goes to the management, please do promote this person in some way.

Room Tip: The rooms are a little small with low roofs, some rooms have very small bath rooms so request for ro...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Baldeyan
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Firstly, getting to Rokeby is a huge effort. The drive is extremely narrow, very steep with no directions or signage. I had to repeatedly call the manager at the hotel for directions. So, on your first day you MUST reach Rokeby before sun down. Then there isn't sufficient parking inside the compound & there is no accommodation for drivers.
We stayed in the rose suite for 2 nights. It's NOT a suite by any standard, just a small elongated room. The image of the suite on the website gives an impression that the sofa area is a separate seating area, but it isn't. It is a passage taken inside the room.
The property otherwise is nice, the food though is very good. For the price, I'd say it's daylight robbery.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Rokeby Manor
Address: Landour Cantonment, Mussoorie 248179, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Mussoorie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Mussoorie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rokeby Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rokeby was built in 1840 by Captain G.N. Cauthy and is one of the landmarks of Landour. The house and two acre estate are situated slightly above and to the east of St. Paul's Church and the old cantonment parade ground, which is now Char Dukan. Like many houses in Mussoorie, its name is taken from the writings of Sir Walter Scott, whose book-length poem describes heroic battles near the original Rokeby Castle in England. Methodist missionaries continued to operate the property as a guest house throughout the rest of the 20th century. Today, Rokeby has been carefully restored to its original glory. This heritage building is resplendent with character in its elaborate brick arches and niches, intricate stone walls, real wood floors and beams, and cosy fireplaces. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the traditions of bygone years – where colonial officers, renegade soldiers of fortune and pious miss saibs lived under one roof – can still be felt. An air of mystery beckons visitors. ... more   less 
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