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“Quiet, relaxing, and off the beaten track”
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Writer's Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sirmour
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Writer's Hill is off the beaten track, quiet, and very relaxing. The view of the mountains is great. The staff is very helpful. Ramji, the cook, dishes out delicious food, and the rooms are tastefully decorated. You can sit under the trees and have breakfast in the morning watching the sun rise from behind the mountains, and have dinner at night under the stars. The staff will set up a bon fire for you, if you like.

The rooms have a library, which has great books, along with a library of DVDs. The TVs and DVD players could be better, but you're not really going there to watch TV, right?

The drive from Delhi was very nice, except after Kala Amb, from where the roads weren't in great condition. All in all, a very relaxing, quiet holiday, that we'd love to repeat!

Room Tip: The smallest room is also the one that's the most secluded. Choose that, if you're just a co...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The moment we entered through the stout black colored gates into the estate, we knew that it's going to be a different experience altogether. The skillfully decorated and nurtured stairs from the parking area to the cottages above the hill leads you to a smiling estate manager and staff/cook, and you instantaneously get a sense of familiarity and comfort. The cottages are huge and are very well equipped and you have a range of books and dvds to indulge your intellectual side. Once you are done, you have great food to satisfy your taste buds, cooked by Ramji, the cook, and his family. The food is simple, yet very delicious, and you would never regret an additional helping. An afternoon nap later, you are ready and afresh for the evening bonfire, under the star lit sky, accompanied with a little booze and the music of your choice, if you may, followed by another great meal. A night's sleep later, you can drive down to the river at the foot of the hill, and you can forget the noise of the city in the music of the gushing waters.

The biggest plus about this place is that it is completely secluded (yes, it is a plus) and is away from any hustle bustle to distract you from the beauty of the calmness of the place. Once inside the estate, you will hardly have any need to go outside, as the place in itself is self sufficient enough to cater to your requirements.

It's certainly a place which will always make you feel good about yourself that you have chosen to come for visit here. Have gone for a vacation after a long long while, and definitely loved it.

- Swarashree and Anirban

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

The staff is very helpful and there is a lot of personal attention. My family and relatives loved the food. And there was no guilt because you can burn off the extra calories by just walking around the place.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed in Writer's Hill for 4 nights on our way from Mandi to Rishikesh. THe place is an estate with 2 cottages with a breath taking view, run by a charming family who take care of all your needs. Since it's far away from any town, the deal includes 3 meals a day. The cook is excellent, his wife is very pleasant and the 2 kids (6+8) are lovely (don't forget to bring a toy with you...). Another English speaking guy helps with any other necessity, from booking train tickets to taking you to the close Renuka lake. The cottage is brightly clean and includes million books and DVDs. This is the best place in India to get some good rest.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

this is so my kind of place. there is nothing for miles around. all you can hear is the river. Food is good and load of books to read.

road to writershill is decent but it can get quite cold at night.

Son Singh

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Near Renuka Lake | Writer's Hill, Sirmour 173022, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Sirmaur District > Sirmour
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sirmour
Price Range: $308 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4

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