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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had a memorable trip All elements were perfectly stitched together The food was relished very much They offered us many activities like zip line, wall climbing, mountain biking, treaking, Burma bridge, river rafting and many more The staff was really humble They helped us a lot The room was very good.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Mislead by the reviews, we booked this hotel. It wasn't value for money. The staff always had a frown. The rooms we booked were stinking so we paid extra and upgraded to the cottages. Those were good. But there's no room service. And this resort is in Shivpuri which is a long drive from Rishikesh. And there is no view...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I would have rated the hotel in negative had there been an option given. Why read on: 1) I was also enticed to book the hotel after reading the fudged reviews on TripAdvisor but my experience was completely a opposite. 2) Staff, specially the kitchen staff was ill mannered and care free. They would say yes to few things but...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super amazing staff, serene location, delicious food, lots of activities, clean rooms - Its the complete package you can ask for. We were 3 adults and 1 child (2years). None of us was bored even for a bit. We spent 2 nights at the resort and we had time of our life. Staff was super cooperative, especial thanks to the...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Saurabh, Thank you so very much fro the glowing review. I'am glad that you had a good stay at Bull's Retreat. We love having kids over and have designed our product offering around them. We hope to have to back with us soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened to come across Bull’s retreat online. After making bookings online for 2 nights and hiring an Innova, I was all set to have Holi weekend in Rishikesh with my family i.e. wife and two kids. I had booked a super deluxe room (which could accommodate 2 extra beds - although it becomes a little cramped). Upon arrival we...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear S Kumar Ji, Thank you so much the glowing review. I'am glad we were able to meet your expectations and give you some good memories. I hope to see you and your family again on an mheadventures holiday soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most relaxing vacation I have had. The hotel offered exactly what I was looking for. From being away from the hustle bustle to being surrounded by the lush green forest, it had everything. I want to thank the hotel staff for making our stay comfortable and relaxing. The food was delicious and the staff was hospitable. If...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Karishma, Thank you so much the glowing review. I'am glad we were able to meet your expectations and give you some good memories. I hope to see you and your family again on an mheadventures holiday soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and had the most memorable stay. Away from city hustle bustle it's truly one place you can relax and enjoy nature like never before. Rooms are spacious enough and cozy Lots of activities for kids and adults to enjoy together. 10 min walk to riverside and most amazing tasting food to make one feel at...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ankur, Thank you so much the glowing review. I'am glad we were able to offer you a good holiday. We love having kids around at Bull's and have designed our product offerings accordingly. I hope to see you and your family again on an mheadventures holiday soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the Oberoi, forget it. This is a place for people interested in the outdoors: the rooms are clean and of good standard, but hardly impressive or beautiful. So why come here? Three reasons: 1. The environment. Bull's retreat is located on a flat piece of land, nestled amongst the Himalayan hills. There are lounge chairs,...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Josh, Thank you so much for a glowing review. You have taken time to write this review in detail and we appreciate the same. We hope to see you again soon on an mheadventures holiday. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are the nicest people you will find anywhere! Whatever you want, they will sort it for you. The rooms are basic but really have everything you need. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and there is a lovely short walk down to the Ganges and a lovely beach. They organise rafting trips, treks in the Himalayas zip line across...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Teresa, Thank you so much for taking time to write a glowing review for us. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit 1st time by recommendation of our family friends , great place to be, a bit expensive but pocket friendly too. Love the atmosphere and kids activities like rock climbing, trampoline,flying fox & hammock.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sunny, Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. We hope to see you agin soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bull's Retreat (Originally Aaranyya by the Ganges) is named after its mentor Col. Narinder 'Bull' Kumar, one of India's most celebrated mountain climbers. The resort welcomes adventurers and pilgrims alike. Nestled amidst a lush forest and landscaped gardens on the Badrinath yatra route, it's just a 30 min drive from Rishikesh. Rafting and trekking for the adventurous, or yoga and mediation on the beach by the Ganga river just a 10 minute walk away, for the introspective - take your pick. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bull's Retreat

Address: Shivpuri Village Opp Petrol Pump | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Rishikesh > Shivpuri
Price Range: $67 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bull's Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Cottages are small in size, nicely decorated. Deluxe (Corner) rooms are large in size, ideal if you are with children.”
 of 5 bubbles 585saurabha, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the central lawn, except two at the end on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles SkumarM, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the cottages are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If in Shivpuri for rafting and other adventure sports, this is the place you should stay and take service from.”
 of 5 bubbles 967sujithn, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“why would you stay in the room, jut use to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 May 2016 | Read review
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