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Private Room, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kotgarh, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh

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anand4323
Gurgaon
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A beautiful home managed by the most beautiful people”
Reviewed June 25, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have stayed at Holiday Rentals all over the world except in our country, India that is. It was a mix of excitement and trepidation that we embarked upon this one trip.
It is tucked in the midst of Cherry and Apple Orchards, off the beaten path and thankfully so.
The Property :
Newly made, still getting ready on the outside but completely finished on the inside. Interiors, top class. Bed, Linen, toilets, indoor areas , at par with the best anywhere.
There is a huge terrace looking over some beautiful valley view, the highlight of this home.
The food :
Lip smacking, diverse, expansive, gourmet, all rolled into one. You could ask for anything of your choice and the chances are that they will be able to not only fulfil it but better your expectations.
The Service :
Full marks to Chameli and her team, they are such a fine set of attendants , never tiring, always smiling, eager to please, they almost anticipate your needs and are there with whatever just when you are thinking about asking for it.
Finally, the best part of this home ( it's unjust to call it anything but a home, that's how much we
felt at home.
Vinay ji is one of the finest hosts I have ever met, he is so full of charm, grace and his hospitality is something we are not likely to forget ever, we seem to have found a friend for life in him.
He sits with you, plans your days, to the extent that he is happy accompanying you to your mini-excursions, taking you out to vantage spots, packing picnic lunches and all.
Fond memories of Pradeep ji and his graceful and elegant wife, such lovely hosts. There faces sort of light whenever you ask for anything of them.
This place is real find, a gem of a place.

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Liked best: Hospitality
Liked least: Weather at this time of the year is a little too warm.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
30 Jun 2016
Thank you Anand ji for your beautiful review about Grandma Stokes BnB it was very nice to have you and your family Veenu ,Rohan and Esha with us we never felt one bit we were hosting guests it felt as if I had met a old friend of mine after a long time looking forward to your next visit in the near future regards Vinay
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Kun P
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed June 2, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A home away from home is what we can call this place ...

Wonderful place with very clean and beautiful interior.Very good service and some excellent dining too.... I would strongly recommend this place to all those people who wants to stay away from hustle and bustle of big cities.....

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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thank you Kun for your beautiful review about Grandma Stokes BnB and your love for nature and animals it was very nice to have you all with us looking forward to see you in winter's during snow fall regards Vinay
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mickavi
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Grandma Stokes..”
Reviewed May 21, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Great place, great hosts! You want to have a real relaxing holiday? Go there, and do nothing, except for sit in the terraces, and enjoy 180 deg view of the mountains, or go short or long walks, in real serenity. Visit this ideally for 3 days or more, to really let this sink in. The interiors are very tastefully done, and the all inclusive package is worth the miles you travel. And it is very very reasonable. The road to this exclusivity is quite good; all metalled. And if you visit in fruit season, enjoy real feel and taste of cherries, apples and peaches growing in their orchards. See them picking, plucking and packing the real fruits from this heartland of himachal fruits. Its a REAL home away from home, no cliches here. And the hosts, who are not typical hoteliers but ancestral horticulturists, are real gems. They are great hosts. Its the best homestay, one can ever imagine in this region. Most of you would feel like going again, that is for sure.

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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thank you Mickavi for your beautiful review about Grandma Stokes BnB it was very nice to have you and Kavita with us and your beautiful talk's with the other guests which made you so lovable looking forward to seeing you again regards Vinay
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biplab230...
New Delhi, India
1 review
“The most memorable vacation..”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Vacations are always refreshing, but this was more than refreshing! Like every time we come back and relive and cherish the beautiful moments, the place, the culture, the food, the people and the FUN, but for this place, our overwhelming experience begins with Vinay Ji and Veena Ji (the proud owner of this mesmerizing property) and ended with them.. Never met such humble and down to earth people in my life ever... They completed this vacation by adding so much memories.. Fantastic Host, beautifully maintained the place and the best part was "Home cooked Food" (courtesy Chameli Didi) with REAL FEELING of at HOME.. this was our 1st trip with our 20 months old daughter and we feel even a 5 or 7 star hotel wouldn't have given such comfort...
Absolutely breathtaking place in the middle of Nature far-far away from the materialistic world, right place to just chill, relax and give yourself a place to rejuvenate..
We will definitely come back to place to not only get such lovely time again but for Vinay Ji and Veena Ji for sure..

You both are just amazing and doing a fantastic work.. See you very soon..

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Liked best: Everything from the beautiful property to the best host ever
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
5 Jun 2016
Thank you Biplab and Shipra for the beautiful review about Grandma Stokes BnB we really missed Brishti after you all left it was very nice to have you all and felt as if you were part of our family looking forward to seeing you soon regards Veena and Vinay
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Raman S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Honestly Amazing!!!”
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Honestly Amazing!!!

The best way to describe our stay, or define the property, or the hospitality of Vinay or the view of Himalayas or the TT match with scary smashes… etc… etc.. etc It was Honestly Amazing!!! Very rarely you find a perfect blend of an awesome property away from this commercial world with all amenities and world class friendly service…

I would really recommend this place to all…

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Well! I wanted to stay more but had to come back, else everything was awesome
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
5 Jun 2016
Thank you Raman for your nice review about Grandma Stokes BnB looking forward to seeing you again regards Vinay
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lofthouse...
Noida, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed January 22, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Although a bit off the highway, definetly worth the short detour, for the location, the property, the owners and the comfort offered here. A new set up with spacious rooms and large terraces/balconies with magnificent views of the valley. If you are looking for a quiet time to recharge your batteries from your ovwerworked lives,like we were, then this is the perfect place and strongly recommended. The warmth of the hosts is exceptional.Definetly going back again soon.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: the location and the hospitality of the hosts
Liked least: wifi connectivity was a bit slow and could be improved
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • 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
3 Jun 2016
Thank you Ashish and Stefanie for your beautiful words about Grandma Stokes BnB it was a pleasure have you with us looking forward to seeing you again regards Vinay
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