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“Grand View - Five Star Comfort”
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Grand View Hotel
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Dalhousie
Certificate of Excellence
Delhi
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“Grand View - Five Star Comfort”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A lot has been said and almost everything has been mentioned in the previous reviews which even I considered before booking this gem of a Hotel at Dalhousie. And I second everything positive said about this Hotel and might just be repeating a few views already expressed by many.

The best part is I felt was to get taste of both the old world charm through the huge and superbly maintained dining hall and elder half of the Hotel and also modernistic rooms with all the five star comfort you need in the new wing of the Hotel. The views from the rooms at the newer wing of the hotel that are luxury rooms and royal suites are indeed mesmerising. It was a delight to enjoy the morning coffee at the sit outs (balcony) with fresh clean air and breath taking views,

Coming down to meals and buffet arrangements. It was indeed lavish. Not exotic but lavish. Being a non-vegan I thoroughly enjoyed meat and chicken served along with the veggie options served. But both me and my year old son were bigger fans of the desserts. Very nice and huge spread both at breakfast and dinner. Dinner tasted better though if I must mention.

Lastly the most important aspect of our stay, service. We had an infant with us so we were a little demanding at times. But all our demands were met with a wide smile and affirmation which kept us joyous all the time. The owners too themselves make a constant effort to do best they can by being available to accept conplaints, feedbacks and suggestions. IN all the service was prmopt, exact and fabulous in all other aspects too.

PS : A special note of thanks to Balwant (service boy at dining hall) who made an extra effort to ensure we are comfortable and that we have all we need available to us in time throughout our stay.

RS

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed 3 nights (Sep 12 - 14, 2013) in this hotel and was indeed very pleasantly surprised with the facilities and service provided. We arrived from Pathankot by road in early hours, however were attended to and our room was given to us. The room had all modern amenities and far exceeded our expectations. It also had a balcony and wonderful view of the valley. The service was excellent with staff attentive and helpful. Buffet breakfast and dinner had multiple dishes to chose from. We spent 3 wonderfully quite days in Dalhousie, away from the fast paced frenetic city life, close to nature. We recommend this hotel to any one who wishes to visit Dalhousie.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Certainly I will visit again. Their is nothing to see much in Dalhousie therefore this hotel is the only place for timepass and you can enjoy the luxury. Very nice place to stay, one of the finest hotel in that region.

Good food and Hospitality. Value for money.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Dalhousie, despite being an exceptionally beautiful place, has never seen interest by the large hotel chains in the country. So, unlike Shimla, Mussoorrie etc. one doesn't see names such as Taj, Oberoi, JayPee, present here. Given this, Grand View still proves to be a great hotel and stands out in a collection of other hotels that are mostly small, offering basic facilities.

The view from the hotel is awesome. It has lush beautiful gardens overlooking the mountains. The rooms in the luxury block, where we stayed were spacious, modern and comfortable. The bathrooms were great with modern fittings.

The food in the restaurant was decent and there is considerable variety available, both for breakfast and dinner. The service is warm and personal. The name of one of the stewards Naresh Kumar deserves a special mention.

The front office, manned by Madan Sharma, is efficient and very accommodative.

The hotel has free wi-fi service available. But, that is the only part which could do with improvement. The internet magically disappears at around 10 pm and reappears at around 10 am or so. The signal strength is usually acceptable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Amazing hotel. Super nice rooms with very nice interior. Amazing food options. The view outside the balcony is really amazing. (From Luxury Room). Also the heritage cottage house is super room to stay at. Candle light dinner they provide its also very nice. The owner him/her self-come to ask you about food and stay etc. @lunch/ Dinner.

Would surely like to visit again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Selected this hotel after reading reviews on trip advisor and it came out to be the perfect option. From check in to checkout it was smooth and easy. I simply walked in and luckily there were couple of rooms available, fixe tariffs made it very easy to select the room and we were in our room in 15 minutes. All tariff includes breakfast and dinner buffet, all cooked to perfection with lots of variety. Neat and clean rooms with awesome views. I am going to visit again and stay here for another holiday.

Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is easily the best hotel in Dalhousie. The property is well spread out with a lot of options for rooms. We stayed in the super deluxe rooms in the upper wings with gorgeous views of the mountains from the balcony.

The rooms come with central heating (Western-style electric wall-mounted heating and not the usual room heaters).

Rooms are clean, and exceptionally well maintained.

Restaurant is a bit far so be prepared to walk. Food is decent (We were here for the new years so maybe the ok-ish food had to do with that).

Its well worth its price and I will definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Grand View Hotel
Address: Near Dalhousie Club, Dalhousie 176304, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Chamba District > Dalhousie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Dalhousie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Founded in the early 19th Century, Grand View was the favorite getaway of the British Regalia. Spread in a 3 acre estate, Grand View Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dalhousie, a 5 minute walk from the Mall and very close to the Tourist Bureau and The Dalhousie Club. The Hotel offers Quality Service, Legendary Hospitality and attention at all times. The largest hotel in Dalhousie consisting of 53 rooms and suites, it is divided into three blocks – Imperial, Luxury and Economy. Nestling amidst the ranges of the Himalayas, the Colonial Architecture of the Imperial Block offers the perfect ambiance to rejuvenate your soul. The Imperial Block transports you to an era bye gone and at the same time, the grand elegant rooms and suites offer amenities for the modern day discerning traveller. The Luxury Block has given a new dimension to hospitality in Dalhousie where breath taking views and comfort combine in a way to give total customer satisfaction and make for a complete holiday.Dining in the majestic British Style Multi- cuisine “Tiffins” Restaurant is an enriching experience. Besides the largest Restaurant in Dalhousie we are also proud of “Summit”, the largest and only Centrally Heated Conference Hall in Dalhousie. The grandeur of the vast Terrace Lawns and the splendid and awe inspiring view from the Observation Deck gives one a semblance of a “Walk in the Clouds”. Grand View has a long history of catering to the best corporate clientele and have also played host to a number of celebrity clients and film stars. It would be our pleasure to add your name to the list of our esteemed clients. ... more   less 
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