We stayed there through our RCI membership. The Hotel has an excellent location, right at the centre of Mall Road on Gun Hill, Mussoorie. The climb to the hotel is a bit steep but the hotel's cab can pick you up & drop for INR 75/-. If you are not a wimp , you can enjoy the daily climb free.
The restaurant was just okay, but the good thing is you can walk down to KALSANG which serves some of the best TIBETAN food. They also serve Chinese & Thai food. The restaurant is owned & run by a Tibetan family. The service is excellent, the interiors are warm & inviting and the waiters' hairstyles are funky. Don't miss.
"Chic Chocolates's" chocolates are rightfully deserving of their excellent reputation. However their Pizzas & Pastas were a letdown.
CASA MIA's quality has gone down. Their cream rolls/horns were sans any cream & tasted stale. They were always out of Garlic Bread, so it must be selling well.The pastries were a disappointment, having indifferent taste.
Regulars like SAGAR RATNA, BARISTA, C.C.D., DOMINOES, etc. are there.
River-rafting & camping etc. are nearby at Rishikesh, but this not being the season, we gave it a miss.
Horse riding is fun on Camel Back Road. But do check the horses. My daughter's horse slipped on a turn amid full gallop. She was lucky to escape with minor bruises.
As the hotel is centrally located, all these activities are easy to indulge in.
The only sore point was the management's attitude. On arrival, as per our terms of booking with RCI, we offered to pay "Utility Charges" which the resort said could be paid at the time of checking out. However, the next day we received a call from RCI saying we had refused to pay the charges.
Our stay was till the 17th having paid till then, but we decided to check out on the 16th. The resort guys wanted us out of the room, as they wanted to give out the room again.
On both occassions they relented and were apologetic but it did spoll the wonderful experience.
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