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The Exotica Dharamshala
Ranked #17 of 69 Hotels in Dharamsala
Panchkula, India
1 review
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“Location is AWESOME”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent and a quiet location, courteous staff to make your stay comfortable, enjoy the evenings in the swimming pool, good food, good view of the valley & Mountain. Service is too good. Poolside restaurant is a good place. Thanks to The Exotica team for making our stay wonderful. I had a great time staying in exotica. I will try going this winters to see the snow.

Room Tip: Can go for cottages as it is different than rooms....
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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GauravRajP, Owner at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, January 31, 2017
Dear Mr. Vandit Chawla

My team joins me to thank you for sparing your valuable time to share the experience of your stay with us.

Our mission since the day of our inception is to provide a holiday experience that exemplifies "Complete rejuvenation of our guest" and it is heartening for me to note that we were able to recreate some of those moments for you and your loved ones during your stay with us at The Exotica, Dharamshala.

In the same flow, so that we are able to keep ourselves connected to our guest experiences closely, your experience has also been conveyed to each of our staff at the property.

Your kind words will go a long way in encouraging each one of us to create similar memorable experiences and improve our services by understanding our guests preferences better.

Needless to mention, we continue to look forward to seeing you back with us again.


With warmest regards to you and best wishes to your family,
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Out of town in a peace and calm location. Good view of the Dharamshala Town, International Stadium and the Kangra Valley. Good Food, ambiance, location, service. Do not forget to carry your swimming costumes with you as you would love to enjoy the swimming pool at the top of the hills. Should travel by a vehicle/taxi as being out of town and no bus service at that side.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed here for one night , the place is just awesome in a peacfull secluded location with a touch of nature. service is very good including great variety in rooms. Poolside restaurant is a good place to eat and chill. I had a great time staying at exotica.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was there for two nights.. Its nice place to stay & Infact I will say best property in Dharamshala & having nice view..Neat Swimimg Pool. Staff is always ready to assist You.. Food was average..Overall stay was comfortable.

Naveen Raheja

Room Tip: Orchid Cottages are the best one
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Kamal K, Manager at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Namaskaar & greeting from The Exotica Dharamshala,

We would like to thank you for the wonderful feedback for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor further to your experience at The Exotica, Dharamshala.

We greatly appreciate your recognition. Thank you for your nice remark about our hotel and its staff, we appreciate it. Additionally, thank you for your suggestion regarding our food; we recognize this is an issue and hope to have improved this very soon. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay.


We look forward to welcoming you back to The Exotica Dharamshala for another memorable holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know at the email address below.

Warm regards,
Kamal kishore
Manager Operation
The Exotica Dharamshala
Email – exoticaresorts@gmail.com
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

We travelled to Dharamsala as a family in the first week of June 2014. The hotel is closer to Dharamsala than McLeodgunj...but not in walking distance from any of these places. However, at the end of whole day's sight seeing it felt great to come back to a quite ambience.

We booked rooms, instaed of cottages as we were told the rooms offer better views. The big balcony attached to the room with view of Dharamsala township in one hand and Dhauladhar range in the other is the biggest plus point of this hotel.

The service and hotel staff is good. Rooms and toilets are absolutely clean and sparkling. Food needs improvement.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms near swimming pool...it can get terribly noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was here for two nights with my family nice and clean rooms.....neat swimming pool ....Food was extremely disappointing.........All the boys working here were always smiling and ready to assist you.....SLIGHTLY overpriced........Nice location.......In the end they didnt give me the bills .....Guys pay your taxes honestly ....helps in buliding the nation......Going to the dinning area was bit of task for my mother who could not climb all that many stairs......Either a lift should be installed i don't know whether that is possible......I will def visit this property again for more number of days and hope they give me a better package......Also need a play area for the kids....or some other activities......

Room Tip: Chose the cottages on the very top next to swimming pool
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank vinodsir
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great place to stay at! Infact it is one of the few good places to stay in Dharmshala.
It was a great hotel, with good rooms and surroundings. We were four families who went together.
There are three categories of rooms, suggest one should certainly take Luxury room or Luxury Cottage as they are the ones which are recently renovated.
Food : Though the hotel says package includes B/F, High Tea and Dinner but do not count High tea as it only contains Tea/Coffee and Biscuits. Otherwise food is good.
(suggestion to the management : Either you should not mention high tea or if you do at least put in sandwiches)
Recreation : Activities like Table tennis, Chess, Carrom were there, which kept the kids occupied. Though swimming pool is thing which kids really enjoy but during our stay
Swimming pool was not cleaned regularly and had high chlorine content.

Staff : Staff is helpful. Rajesh was one of the best staff member.

Amenities : If you have a child below 12 yrs for whom you haven't taken a separate bed, be ready to share your blanket or shell out money just to get one blanket. We had 2 kids, one with separate bed and other without bed, but the hotel refused to give us a blanket without cost and were charging Rs.1000 per night just for a blanket. Exhorbitant!! Isn't it?

Our room's TV wasn't working for three days, our complaint was only taken care of on the last day before leaving :)).
We didn't miss it as we were four families together so kids could watch TV in other rooms.

Gaurav / Kamal, We had great stay at your property. But if we would have been informed of the luxury rooms at the time of booking, it would have been better.

If management do something for the upliftment of the property it can be the BEST in Dharamshala. Due to less number of rooms, the hotel is generally sold out but if you improvise guests will go much happier.

Also you should maintain some standard of food provided to the driver accompanying the guests. The food given to the driver (which I was informed same as you provide to your staff was HORRIBLE!!)

Gaurav / Kamal : We look forward to our next visit to your hotel, but we will certainly be staying in Luxury rooms / Luxury cottages. :))
All the best!!
Harpuneet
New Delhi

Room Tip: Take either Luxury room or Luxury cottage. Those are the ones which are recently renovated.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: The Exotica Dharamshala
Address: Vill Tohu, Khanyara - Indru Nag Road, Dharamsala 176215, India
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Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 69 Hotels in Dharamsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Exotica Dharamshala 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Exotica Dharamshala is located exactly 3 kms from Kotwali Bazar, Dharamshala. Surrounded by pine forest and having paragliding point nearby. You will have beautiful breathtaking view of whole valley & Dhauladhar from Exotica. A perfect place for rejuvenation allows you to take a break from life and experience a world that is untouched, serene and almost timeless. ... more   less 
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