This is certainly a good hotel to stay in Gulmarg. The property is slightly far from madding crowd. Famous gondala ride is just 15 mins from this hotel. Although it is relatively smaller property (compared to other AHAD properties) they have built it very nicely and very well maintained. This hotel is on a hilly area hence have some problem for parking. But once you are inside the room the great scenic view makes you forget all your parking issues. Our booking was for deluxe room but after looking at the view from balcony of suite room we simply upgraded. The rooms are spacious and the view of the valley from the suite rooms (has separate balcony area) is really breathtaking.
Food is okay, but the service is really good. The room heaters are very effective even under sub zero temp. Bathrooms are neat and clean.
I must mention the courtesy extended by the hotel staff to call doctor in the middle of night as we had a medical emergency. Hotel extended their help to send a private car to get doctor at 3 am. Thank you for all your help.
If you are planning for gondala ride, please book it in advance. The place is full of guides who literally rob you. If you can (if you dont have infants and aged) go to 2nd phase of gondala. We are read in text books that Kashmir is heaven on earth but you can experience and realize that here in second phase of gondala ride - Aparwath. This place is 13500 ft above see level and it was completely covered with snow when we visited. You will need warm clothing and snow boots to walk around.
Coming back to hotel, I would certainly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Idyllic surroundings amidst the beautiful valley of Gulmarg, is Heevan Retreat. En route to Khilanmarg and five minutes from where Gondola Cable Car Corporation begins, Heevan Retreat offers scintillating views of Affarvat range of Mountains. Hotel has 35 centrally heated deluxe rooms and suites. All the rooms are spacious, exclusively furnished and fitted with CCTVs. Besides, a multi-cuisine restaurant serves appetizing food catering to varied tastes. Hotel also has Business Centre, Shopping Arcade, Conference and Banquet Hall. Uninterrupted power supply and 24 hour room service ensures you a comfortable stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heevan Retreat Gulmarg Hotel Gulmarg
- Heevan Retreat Gulmarg Kashmir