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“Home away from home in the hills”
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Mashobra, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh

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Aditya70
Vadodara, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home away from home in the hills”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A nice cottage with homely environment to relax and chill out with family. Great hospitality provided by the couple Sundar and Shalu is worth mentioning. They took great care of our needs and were friendly and cooperative. We stayed for 3 nights and still cherish those memories of morning tea in the lawn gazing at the mountains & woods and barbeque nights.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Jun 2016
"Dear sir,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !
Best regards,
Pooja & Sunil
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Kimmi G
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tranquil experience..”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Amazing place, so beautiful that it seems you have entered one of the Enid blyton books or Ruskin bond adventures. The cottage is cozy and tastefully done. Luxuriously maintained by the owners. We were 4 adults and 2 infants who visited this lovely cottage in may for 2 nights. Every minute in the stay was worth the price. Caretakers of the cottage sunder and shalu were really nice and humble. Sunder Bhaiya has really good cooking skills and doesn't dissapoint in anything he makes. We had a bonfire and barbeque session one of the nights which was the highlight of the trip. Amazing vegetarian tikkas. The view from the property is so serene that we did not want to come back. This property is the ultimate beauty in natures hidden nest Mashobra. Book without apprehensions.

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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Dear sir, It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ImPassion...
Delhi
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply Magnificent...!”
Reviewed 6 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

One of the best home stay options I have seen. Right from the decor in each of the rooms, basic amenities, cleanliness, view, cooks (Sundar and his wife who served us delicious food), everything was top-notch.

Lots of books for the vivid readers to spend quality time amidst the hills. Mahasu House (another good property is next to it) but if you are a small group who requires three rooms, then don't care to search for any other option than the forest hill villa.

They also arranged a barbeque as per the menu provided by us. Everything was so good about this property. Loved it!!!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Dear sir, It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nishant20...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Weekend break - Forest Hill Villa”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I booked this property for my 6 guests. They superliked the villa, it's an amazing place to stay in or near Shimla. Special thanks to caretaker who was always helping. Will definitely recommend this property to my guests in furture. Thanks Mrs & Mr Ahluwalia !!!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Dear sir, It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RumanLond...
London
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An excellent place in the hills”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This a beautiful, spacious, comfortable villa just outside Mashobra with great views into the valley from both the living rooms and a terrace that catches the sun most of the day. There were nine of us looking for a relaxing break and we got exactly that. The caretaker, Sunder and his wife, Shaloo were excellent hosts, great cooks and catered for all our requirements with a smile.

Couple of things to watch out for:
Try and get there in daylight unless you know the area well. The villa is a 45 min to 1 hour drive from Shimla and 3 Kms from Mashobra along a narrow rocky road. However, it wasn't difficult to find if you follow the directions.
If looking for walks around the place and seeking advice from the locals, remember, for them a short climb is not the same as what you may think!! Having said that, for the adventurous, there are several beautiful walks starting from the doorstep of the villa.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Dear Mr.Nakai,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil"""
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shreya S
1 review
“A beautiful stay with impeccable hospitality!”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a wonderful time! Special thanks to the caretaker Sunderbhai and his family - they ensured we had a smooth holiday. The villa is absolutely lovely and the view is stunning, and their cooking and hospitality is amazing. We're definitely all going to come back again!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Dear Shreya,It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil""
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
nitin1976...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing is the word ”
Reviewed 23 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

It's a wonderful place well maintained fully equipped house with help and cook. The hospitality is out of the world. If somebody is looking for home away from home and wants relaxing time holiday just book it

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Dear Nitin, It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV. We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel. We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon ! Best regards, Pooja & Sunil""
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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