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“Beautiful property, excellent views in a pristine setting”
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The Himalayan
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Himalayan for 6 nights in August. We chose it basis reviews on tripadvisor and were not disappointed.

We stayed in a cottage. Booked on Agoda.

The positives :

1. Luxury cottage - well appointed, with 2 rooms, a living room and a dining room with a kitchen.
2. Kitchen has full infrastructure. You need to buy provisions.
3. Swimming pool.
4. Library. All 3 of us borrowed a book each and completed it during the stay.
5. Orchards laden with apples and flowers. Green grass and nice benches to sit on and read or enjoy the setting.
6. Trampoline - daughter enjoyed it.
7. Mountain views
8. Excellent service. All staff are attentive and prompt. Even if any issue comes up they fix it fast.
9. Management and owners (I met Neeraj) are hands on and available to help the guests. They are generous by nature.
10. Location - 15-20 minutes walk to Mall Road. Close enough and yet away from the hustle. Easy proximity helps.

Negatives - could not find any. Okay maybe the wifi (which is free) is erratic. Nothing the management can do about it in the mountains !

In summary, if you you are looking for a relaxed comfortable stay this is a great place. Highly recommend the cottage as it has the best comforts and views. It also has the convenience of making your own cuppa or cooking something for a change.

Thoroughly enjoyed. Value for money stay, although cottage is not cheap. Best for families which needs 2 bed rooms.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Saurabh J
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Will keep review short

PROs
1. The property looks like castle. Maybe is one. Was very nice experience.
2. The rooms/bathrooms are large and clean.
3. Bathtub is large and kids place to enjoy
4. Food is good.
5. Nice roof. Went there to take snaps during sunrise.
6. Very near to temple used in Roja movie.
7. Nice fireplace and Majestic huge bed

CONs
1. Cost on higher side.
2. No activities or guidance from staff to suggest/plan your day.

Would visit here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floor
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Supreet b
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This Hotel is rather left behind in the 70s
The rooms are rather old from the 50s
With some makeup. But the service and the amnesties are all together making it a nice safe harbor to those that want to stay out of the crowd and have a car or driver to their disposal!
The food at dinner was very disappointing, mainly due to the limited variety!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank 435ramil
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If you've ever wanted to feel pampered in the lap of nature and been taken care of like a king, The Himalayan is the place to go.

The Himalayan defines grandeur. It is situated in the Manali area around Jhakhu temple and is a quick hike from the mainland Manali .

The Himalayan has cottages and Chambers which you can stay in, a pool to rejunevate, a board room for all those business meetings and an amazing restaurant and dungeon - their Church styled bar.
On top of it is the view of the mighty Himalyas which I'm sure you can never have enough of.

The service is quick and the staff is super polite.
The property is mostly pre booked so do ensure that you book in advance to be treated like a king.

In all, it's a true 5 star property and that too, a royal one.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
Thank gaurav22dec
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Ever since we discovered "The Himalayan" we have been going back regularly. One feels so comfortable that we hardly ever step out of the hotel. The atmosphere is very harmonious and all the rooms are gorgeous, beautifully furnished with clean bathrooms and great views.

The children really look forward to staying there, and are very happy jumping on the trampoline and playing table- tennis and swimming. Our son doesn't have a moment for us and is busy running around the property with his friends. We feel secure with children playing on their own with their friends as they are right outside the cottage and we can always see or hear them. My 8 year daughter says that she loves it as she gets to meet new people and makes friends. She finds it very peaceful to sit and draw & paint or read her books in the room or outside, by the pool.

The staff is polite and the service is efficient, and they are really good with the kids, always adding something for them and surprising them.

Room Tip: All the rooms and the cottages look onto the pool and sitting area, and the views are excellent.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank Dimple B
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It's somewhat difficult to digest but it was my 6th trip to this property and my 9th to Manali overall! Those are some more than even stakes if you ask me! I just can't get enough of this place. I used to come here before my marriage, then after my marriage, then after my first born ahh now after my second born! It pleases whether you are a lone traveler or a one with family! I just can't get over the wonderfully built rooms and overall infrastructure! I lived in a cottage with my toddlers and it was just like returning to your "grandma's cottage". With the old staff paying us a visit 2-3 times a day just to check on us to the chef asking for our "special requests"! The personal touch of this property is second to none! I hope the owners (who are a delight to chat up as well!) keep up with these standards! For me Manali is The Himalayan and vice versa! No other place for me to go!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Sameersharma1681
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Himalayan – A unique property in the lap of nature. This castle and cottages built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style in the midst of cherry, plum and apple trees is just a few minutes’ walk from the Manali City centre. If you ever dreamt of living in a castle like a king, your search ends here.

Rooms: Guest accommodations comprise 8 chambers in the Castle and 16 rooms in the cottages. We opted for a stay at one of the chambers which was on the second floor. We did not miss a modern-day lift, as it is a Castle after all. Each chamber offers a restful stay with breathtaking views from the window. All amenities expected from a full-service hotel are available in the chamber and others services are just a call away.

Activities: Recreational facilities on offer include a swimming pool, gym, table tennis, and trampoline, besides the top-notch pool table in The Dungeon bar. Massage is also available upon request.

The spiral staircase guides you to The Dungeon bar, 8 chambers, and the Gym. We checked into our chamber which was royal! Each chamber has a four-poster bed with floral cushions, artwork, and fireplace. The chamber has an en-suite marble bathroom with separate bathtub & shower cubicle. All chambers offer spectacular views of the pool in the garden and the Himalyan valley beyond. Besides these chambers, there are cottages surrounding the pool courtyard in the orchard garden area.

Food: The resort follows a farm-to-table concept where they serve fresh organic produce from their vast garden in numerous delectable dishes that they serve. The greens include and are not limited to Broccoli, Lettuce, and Parsley.

The Dungeon: The huge gothic style bar in the basement, designed thoughtfully in a rustic fashion, as cellars are meant to be. The kind of bars you have seen in famous American series “Vampire Diaries”. The Dungeon definitely reminds you of a church, but you will be forgiven for making a sin or two here, given that it is well-stocked will choicest liquor.

Board Room: This resort is not just restricted to friends, families, couples, but also extended to corporate travelers. They have a fully equipped boardroom with a library and makes for a perfect place for board meetings and brainstorming. Definitely a great place to discuss the next merger undisturbed.

Gymnasium: The Himalayan also has a gym on the premises, sufficiently equipped for getting in a got workout. Lots of light, ventilation and hardwood floor also lends the place perfect for Yoga.

The Parlour is painstakingly furnished and an ideal lounge area for quiet reflection.

After spending 3 days & 2 nights at The Himalayan, I was delighted with my choice. It was one of the best trips I have had in my history of travel, beginning with the breathtaking sight of the Himalayas and the magnificent stay at the resort. This was the stuff of memories which I will cherish throughout!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Himalayan

Address: Hadimba Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Manali
Price Range: $189 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Himalayan 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at an elevation of 2003 metres & built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style, The Himalayan is an exclusive boutique castle resort with an al fresco swimming pool overlooking Manali town. Tucked away in its own cul-de-sac amidst an apple & cherry orchard are 8 opulent guest Chambers in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 Duplex Cottages (each with 2 Bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, dining & drawing space with functional fire place). The Cottage kitchenettes are equipped with all modern amenities/appliances. All cottages have their own cosy gardens, balconies & mountain views. All rooms come with tea/coffee makers, in-room safes & bespoke bath amenities. Bar, Restaurant & In-room dining is available. Croquet, Trampoline & Table Tennis is provided for children & adults alike. Gymnasium is offered on the premises. Fully equipped Boardroom. An elaborate Spa will be added in the near future. ... more   less 
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