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The Exotica Dharamshala
Ranked #17 of 69 Hotels in Dharamsala
New Delhi, India
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Serene view”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

First, I want to thank my fellow travellers who helped me choose "the exotica" resort and my friends as well. The property is like a lotus flower in the entire pond of dharamshala. You can view entire city from where it is located. The service is customer friendly and rooms are well kept. The view from the terrace over the room leaves you mesmerised. You can sit hours gazing at the mountains and the city (lit) in the night. The quietness is unmatchable. The pool was very enjoyed by the family. We felt that pool might not be in a good state as it is difficult to find such resorts but it was very very well serviced. The pool looks over dhauladhar range which in itself is a view worth staying here. We also had a nature walk to the nearby forest and we discovered that there is tea estate. You can also trek over the mountain - which is just above the resort so you don't have to go anywhere for trekking as we'll. The way to reach can be improved with more sign ages from the main bazaar. A place "must" to visit. All the best!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Quiettrail
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Kamal K, Manager at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Namaskaar & greeting from The Exotica Dharamshala,

Thank you for your glowing review and 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 are really glad to know you enjoyed your recent stay and that you loved our resort's special natural setting. Special thanks to your agent who recommended us to you.
We were sorry that pool is not in good condition during your stay as the weather was not cooperating. Thank you for your suggestion on improves sign in the road toward the hotel. We will certainly take it into consideration.

Thank you for recommending us to others. We hope to have you return with your children to visit us again in the very near future.


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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

A very good place to stay in dharamsala.As it is named, Its exotic and away from the bustling City. The view from the rooms are great. The amenities are just awesome. The swimming pool was clean and good. The staff was very curtious and always ready to help. The ambience of hotel was also good. The buffets were good too. It's avery peaceful place to live in. I didn't wanted to leave the hotel as it's such a quiet place.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Lakshay M
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GauravRajP, Owner at The Exotica Dharamshala, responded to this review, January 31, 2017
Dear Mr. Lakshay

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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Panchkula, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank vanditchawla
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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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Dharmshala
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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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5 Thank GuptaVarun
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank 08TANAY12
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank naveenraheja
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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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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Sanhati
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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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