“The Dhauladhar” is one of the best Hotel in whole of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. We reached Dharamshala on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. Our hotel reservation was from 12:00 pm but hotel staff was cooperative and looked after our luggage till we were allotted a room.
Its various positive points are:
1.Proximity to Bus stand. One can walk to hotel from bus stand and reach in 10 minutes but beware because there are stairs only which takes one directly 4-5 floors up to the main road where hotel is situated and is quite tiring if lots of luggage is there. So if there is lot of luggage I would suggest the taxi which takes 100/- Rs to Hotel (5 minute ride). Coolie is also there but again is of value if luggage is less.
2.Train and HPTDC hotel planning and reservation centre right in front of hotel main gate.
3.Spacious Hotel as compared to other pvt. Hotels there. Big lobby to relax with comfortable sofa, here we relaxed till the rooms were being allotted.
4.A big restaurant which has a big open area too. The open area faces the beautiful Kangra valley. View is awesome. Quality of food is excellent. Indian, Chinese, Continental food is available and all is good but expensive.
5.Hotel is situated right in the market area and also slightly away from the main road to be adequately away from the ruckus of market.
6.Rooms are big and spacious. We stayed in Kangra Suite, which costs 2600/- p.d. There are other suites too which are more expensive, but Kangra suite is best because first of all cost is less secondly it has the best view. The suite has 2 rooms with dining separate, a dressing room and a huge toilet and bath area which has a working bathtub too (see photo). Dining room has a Fireplace too. Room has working heater, split AC. Bedroom opens into a big balcony which has a beautiful view of kangra valley. One can pass whole day sitting on the chair watching the beauty unfold in Kangra Valley in front of you or do bird watching.
7.Near the Hotel in market area there is a sweet shop with excellent quality sweets though bakery items are better and fresh.
8.Beautifully made Bar.
9.A children’s play area is there but its not well connected with hotel corridors. There is a good garden in front of Kangra suite and adjacent to open part of restaurant which is quite good for children.
10.One can book sightseeing package through reception. We booked a Dharamshala-Mcleodganj-Dharamshala package costing 2,500/- Only Alto is available but its worth because its the best vehicle for Mcleodganj’s congested and small roads. People who brought Innova and SUVs were causing a lot of traffic jam in McLeodganj. There are other packages also for trekking and adventure activity.
Some negative points :
1.Service in restaurant is quite slow.
2.Maintenence of rooms is poor though rooms are clean, some things like the railing of Balcony in Kangra Suite-1 is broken at some places and the wood that it is made of is broken in some parts needing repair majorly.
3.Children Player area needs to be cleaned and connected well with the hotel campus.
4.A recreation room is much needed with Table tennis etc.
5.Wi-fi network is also not there.
6.There are monkeys in the area so room balcony doors should be closed all the time and also they can do menace in the open restaurant.
7.No MAP Plan in restaurant.
- Also Known As:
- The Dhauladhar - HPTDC Dharamsala, Asia - India