The rooms are average sized with a small tv and very basic, they are not cleaned properly, nor is the bathroom which began to smell pretty badly before I left as there was no ventilation and the stagnant water probably didn't help, the towels too were disgusting but were replaced with new ones by the end of my stay, and despite paying such a huge amount for the room -2500rs - they DO NOT INCLUDE A HEATER in the price for the odd days it is really cold. The location is 10 minutes walk from the main Mall Rd uphill so you better be fit as you will be going up and down all day. There are plenty of other hotels that are the same but for far less money and closer to the main tourist area - for example Pineridge is actually right in the Chowrastha (main square)and is only 1200 per night, and if you walk only a few minutes up from the Mall road immediately you get lots of new and old hotels with rooms from 100 - 1500 rs. If you want a spectacular view of the mountains Birds Eye Lodge is 15 mins walk uphill and has the most breathtaking views of the mountains for only 600-1000rs and though the room is smaller it is newly decorated and perfectly comfortable with its own small bathroom - no heater here either though but at these prices I wouldn't complain.
PLUS POINTS ARE FEW: The hotel cook is good and very helpful about making food the way you like it and quite tasty too. The boys are smiley and helpful too and help out with minor things if you ask them too.
Biggest reason I would not go again though is the very rude and frankly nasty manager who spends all his time sucking up to the tour operators who bring lots of Bengali & Bangladeshi families to the hotel and most likely line his pockets too. Other than these people he doesn't care about the hotel or the residents - just one example was when I had asked the receptionist to book me a taxi the following morning and despite reminding her she forgot which I kind of expected so I politely asked the manager to get me a taxi in the morning and he rudely told me that was not their job and that he wasn't interested in helping me. The taxis stood right outside their front door, and I had seen him doing it for the tour families. He was a horrible man, but more importantly just didn't care about the people staying in the hotel or what they thought as the hotel gets filled by the tour operators..
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