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Hotel Himalaya House
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Pahalgam
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The Netherlands
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“Great location right on the river with a scenic view”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This hotel sits right on the river (I think it's name is Lidder). It has an incredible unobstructed view of the river and the mountain hills around it. It also has a very beautiful well kept garden next to the river. The rooms are very clean although I observed some centipede like creatures crawling out of the wash basin. But I guess that can be due to the location in the hills. Restaurant is nice and reasonably priced. Service is good. Garden/room balcony is the best place to chill out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We met Gulzar, the owner, in town & he invited us to see his Guest House. What a pleasant surprise to see the green, beautifully manicured grounds. The grounds are made for relaxing with hammocks, a river flowing through and flowers blooming everywhere.The room was very clean and comfortable with a great view of the mountains. The staff was super friendly and made sure we were comfortable & happy. The food was fresh, delicious & reasonably priced. They also offer free wifi which is a big plus in this area. I would highly recommend Himalaya House.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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himalayafunandtours, Owner at Hotel Himalaya House, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback and your kind comments. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and found it very relaxing and we look forward to having you here again.
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

every thing is excellent rooms &service is very good amazing location mr Gulzar is very nice & friendly we spent two days we come again & lives only in himalaya best location in full kashmir my childern enjoy alot at garden

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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himalayafunandtours, Owner at Hotel Himalaya House, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Thanks for your feedback and your nice words. Our team is always glad to serve our guests and make their holidays pleasant and unforgettable.
We will expect your family back one day!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The location is perrrrrfect!! with the ice cold river water flowing through the front yard, cross the river and you would see a tall mountain with horses grazing. The first look was breath taking. But to top it all were greeted by Mohammad at the front desk, very well spoken courteous gentleman. He helped us with the itinerary to travel around and arranged the cab.

Overall a very relaxing stay!!

Room Tip: Choose the cottage if you are traveling in a group.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We spent nearly one week,enjoying the highest quality hospitality offered by ALL of the staff at Himalaya House, our Rooms was clean spacious with a fabulous view.we are very much looking forward to coming again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This resort has the best location and the garden! We (7 adults +2 infants) stayed for 3 nights in Cottage 1 with a Lidder river flowing right in front of the cottage. We also booked one dlx room in main building (Room 102) Views and the Garden is awesome!
The rooms in the cottage are bit old/old carpets/furniture but has the best location
The rooms in the main building are better than cottage rooms. Overall we had a nice relaxing stay. Manager Iqbal and chacha took good care of us, provided heaters etc. Latif(hiking guide) took us to a nice 4 km hike into the forest.
Veg food was ok but we ate mainly at Daani Pani (Veg restaurant at Mall road)

Room Tip: Cottage 1 is the best if you are booking for 4 or more
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I called the hotel the night before checking to see if they had any single rooms. I wanted to shift from my earlier hotel to this property due to the numerous reviews. I asked if the hotel can help me with a pickup they said they will send a car for INR 200, My old hotel was less than 1km from the Himalaya House. In any case since I agreed I paid without any issues. I asked the driver to stop in town which at max would be another 1km total so total travelled km came to 3. The driver never advised that he would charge more money. When I arrived at the hotel he asked for more money.I was very upset as I constantly found that nickle and diming is how people operate in Kashmir.

The hotel manager treid to explain the driver did not work for the hotel. One thing I can tell you is they all know each other very well so I didn't buy his explanation. In any case the hotel is OK very basic and the views and garden are good but you'll pretty much find that in all of the properties. It would have been nice if the hotel made the experience from the beginnging enjoyable.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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himalayafunandtours, Owner at Hotel Himalaya House, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thanks for your feedback. It is unfortunate that you felt your stay with us was marred by the episode with the taxi driver. We are trying to help our guests as much as we can but we wish to reiterate that the taxi driver is an independent operator and does not belong to us.
Being in the hotel business for more than 15 years, we operate on honest base and our mission is to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us.
In that spirit, we feel compelled to clarify that the distance from the Himalaya House to the previous hotel you stayed at was about 4.5km one way, not 1km. Thus, it’s about 9km both ways for INR 200 (about US$3.60).
We have investigated the incident and found out that after your request taxi driver took you to the ATM in town, which was out of the way, he agreed earlier, hence the additional INR 50 (about US$ 0.90).
It was unfortunate that the taxi driver did not explain the additional charge to you earlier, which is very important in a good client service.
While there are unscrupulous people in the tourism sector anywhere in the world, we hope you encounter more of the honest folks in your future travels. People who just wish to provide their best services and make an honest living.
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Property: Hotel Himalaya House
Address: Laripora, situated on the Lidder River, Pahalgam 192126, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Pahalgam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Pahalgam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Himalaya House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Himalaya House is a boutique hotel situated right on the River Lidder foreshore in Laripora, with beautiful views of the surrounding pine forests and mountains. Laripora is 5 minutes by taxi or a 20 minute walk into the centre of Pahalgam. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, cable TV and WiFi internet access are also available. Hammocks, beautiful garden and a deck overlooking the river are all available for guests to use.Here is where you can enjoy your meals by the stream, bask in the spectacular view of pine forests and mountains, and simply relax. You may wish join our guided walks or treks, led by experienced in-house guides, to experience Pahalgam's beauty up close.We are a family-run establishment that started welcoming guests in 1997. It is our sincere hope to share Pahalgam's unparalleled beauty with the world and for our guests to experience the true Kashmir culture. We are glad to say that many guests are now friends. We have since grown, and recently upgraded our rooms and facilities. But our mission remains the same - to ensure that our guests feel at home and have wonderful memories of their stay with us. To maintain this, it is our policy that alcohol is not served at our premises. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. ... more   less 
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