We stayed at this Hotel for 9 nights in May 2013 and the experience was simply awesome!
We arrived at 9.30pm, so couldn’t really fathom the views from our rooms, except for the sounds of the river flowing adjacent to the property. However; the onset of the morning next day made us realise what we had stumbled upon – a ROOM WITH A VIEW that was stupendous – the majestic snow clad Himalayas just across the room’s balconies! A truly awesome sight and coupled with the gurgling river next door, the location is a veritable feast for the senses.
The rooms are nice and cozy. The attached balcony, is however the place that I relished the most and spent hours admiring the splendours of nature that this place has to offer.
The place is owned by an extremely affable couple, Zuzer and Shabnam, who redefine the word “hospitality” along with their 2 charming daughters. Every need was taken care of, some on request and mostly others on their intuition. Their support staff too was wonderful!
Food was homely and delicious!!! Room service was highly prompt and efficient!!!
The adventure activities organised by them was great. From Paragliding to river rafting, Trekking to Snow Mobiles, Quad Biking to Zorbing they organised it all.
During winters, I am told that one can jump off the room’s balcony into a field of snow and ski off the roof-top of this Hotel!
Booked myself already for bringing in the New Year at this place...Counting the days to be back!
Tip: Please ask for the odd numbered rooms which face the meadows, mountains and the river. 201 is the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Iceland is beside the River Beas in the picturesque Solang Valley, the adventure capital of Himachal Pradesh, 12 km from Manali. Trekking, Skiing, Paragliding, Zorbing, jeep safaris are all possible here. The hotel has 40 comfortable rooms, many with stunning views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and pine forests. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant, wifi, lounge, conference room etc. It is run by experienced mountaineer/skier and hotelier Khem Raj Thakur. ... more less