We stayed here for 2 Nights in late Oct'08 and were dissapointed, especially having heard good reviews about other Club Mahindra Properties (Goa etc.). On the positive side the staff is warm, friendly and helpful. The rooms are OK, clean and come with a spacious toilet. The resort is located about 9kms from Dharamshala city and about 15 kms from McLeodganj (where the Dalai Lama stays). The resort has a great view of the Dhaludhar mountain range and is closely located to Tapovan, Norbulingka and the Devi temple.
On the downside, it does not have an elevator, so elderly /infirm people may need to reserve a room on the Ground Floor in advance. The gardens are in urgent need of a facelift. The food, especially breakfast is very poor...usually cold and not very tasty. We had to vocally complain a few times to the Restaurant Manager, before we could get good, hot food. The decor is tacky and garish and probably needs a facelift too.
Inspite of these limitations, it is probably the best hotel in Dharamshala and thats what makes it unavoidable, which does not speak highly of whats on offer.
My suggestion would be to either look at staying at the Norbulingka Guest house, which is 2 kms down the road from this property oR at the Chonor House in McLeodgang, which is 200mts from the Dalai Lama temple. The former is in the Institute of the same name, with a very pretty Japanese garden, a small quaint yet very western food cafe, that serves some excellent items and above all is cheaper.
The latter is in McLeodgang, which has much more life and vibrancy, is cheaper and also at a much higher altitude...about 2000ft, as compared to Mahindra which is probably lower than 1200ft.
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- Also Known As:
- Club Mahindra Kangra Valley Hotel Dharamsala
- Hotel Mahindra Kangra Valley
- Resort Mahindra Kangra Valley
- Club Mahindra Dharamshala Dharamsala, Asia - India