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Seclude Palampur
Ranked #4 of 23 Palampur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AVOID”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We had made the reservations 2 months in advance & while on our way to the place, when we called the property, the caretaker was not even aware of the booking. While the property can has only 3 double bedrooms & one 4 bedded room, apart from us another 10 were booked. The caretaker was helpless in this matter as the bookings are done in Delhi. We were ultimately given a room which was not as per booking & very small to accommodate an extra bed. When we called up Delhi, we were told to check out if we did not like what was given. Our checking out would have certainly resolved they issues with other travellers & we were determined to ensure that this did not happen.

The next day an entourage of 7 people checked in & also brought a pet dog. They refused to keep the pet outside & brought it in the room, which was next to our room on the first floor. Smell & hair were everywhere. No response from Delhi again.

The property is actually a bunglow & stairs to the upper floor are from the kitchen. The dog also peed in the kitchen. The caretaker could not prevent anything that was going on.

Power failure is a constant feature & the arrangement made is an inverter, which does not get power for adequate duration to even charge the batteries. This is actually a very serious issue, since the property is having all bedrooms facing east & another window on the west. The rooms become extremely hot with slate roof & no false ceiling. Simply unbearable.

In the 7 people entourage, 5 were jains. They practically took over as if it was their residence & started dictating terms to the caretaker, who prepared food & tried to improvise it for others.

The caretaker as an individual provides good service & is helpless in these things.

If there are large groups, the management should not make other bookings as it causes a lot of inconvenience to others. You won't even have a place to sit & chat

Exorbitant charges are levied for very simple food of Roti, Subzi, Dal & Rice & a soup. Rs. 300/- per person per meal.

The only positive aspect is that the place is located in a small village & away from the busy area.

Overall not worth the money because of sheer mismanagement & lack of rules coupled with arrogance.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

I'm sold! A perfect getaway and added to my travel favorite list. On vacation, I love staying in a bed&breakfast versus hotels. This place is great. A unique place to enjoy the seasons of Himachal Pradesh. The property has four bedrooms which are cozy, comfortable and clean. We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms with an amazing view of the mountains and a round bed for the children.... How fun! We had the entire place to ourselves which was great. We went in February and the evenings were cold. The rooms were heated by wood burning stoves which we liked. It was great sitting on the balcony in the morning and just looking at the mountain views. The mountains are so gorgeous. The innkeepers are genuinely nice and they made delicious meals. They were really patient with our kids and gave us a great time. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

As the name suggests its a place if you want to go for a relaxing.Its a home stay so don't fancy rooms .We went as a family 6 adults , 1 child and 1 pet dog for 15 days.
there are total 4 rooms and we booked 3, 1 was not occupied so we were king of the place.

1)care takers sansarchand and gopi are very good hosts.
2)rooms are clean , well lit with big windows
3)you are close to nature with nobody to bother you.
4) no tv in rooms , only 1 tv in big sitting so u enjoy as a group.
5)good library with interesting books.
6)home cooked food in a very clean kitchen as per your requirement.

we enjoyed a lot and has no complaints about this property . sansarchand even arranged a good born fire and barbe que for us.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank buddy08438
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Jammu City, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2011

seclude palampur is a perfect place if peace is what you are looking for.. the bungalow is a perfect example of luxury blended with sheer innocence of nature.. do visit this place for awesome home cooked meals by the caretaker, for the captivating views surrounding the bungalow and for blissful tranquility.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Seclude Palampur
Address: Chichian-Mathrehar Road | Chichian Nagari, Palampur 176059, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Palampur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Palampur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Seclude Palampur 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our four bedroom hamlet, built in the local style of architecture with wood n slate, is nestled in a valley with snow capped mountains on one side and fields all around. Each room has en-suite bathrooms, double beds, soft linen and amazing views. A large living room and open balconies act as common areas to unwind. Home-made food made with local produce, fresh fruits, milk and honey is served with simplicity and flavour. ... more   less 
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