We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The best palce to stay in Gulmarg for a skiing holiday”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Gulmarg
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best palce to stay in Gulmarg for a skiing holiday”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

This was our second stay at Hotel Heevan. After our first stay in 2009 there was no other hotel in Gulmarg that we wanted to stay in. Our room was warm and very comfortable with western style bathroom and hot running water all the time, which is an exception in Gulmarg. The food was excellent and deserves the reputation for the best in Gulmarg. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, but Jay (Javid) was superb and nothing was too much trouble for him to organise. It will be a sad day for the hotel if he decides to work in Srinagar. The new lounge area with wood heater and pool table are a nice place to relax at the end of a hard day. Why would you stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
8 Thank FiandAdam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

648 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    309
    238
    66
    16
    19
See reviews for
348
124
4
16
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (198)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Vienna
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

We had a perfect stay in the Hotel!
Absolutely the best Food in gulmarg!!! We did enjoy each meal. The Service was really Perfect, the Roms were Big, well heated, cleaned every Day, the shower always with hot water, which was very Important After the skiing Day :-)
Big Compilent to the Whole Hotel staff - wie felt Not like in a Hotel, we felt like being at home! Thank you guy's for everything, next Time wie will Choose your Hotel again, that's for sure!
In was a Perfect stay in gulmarg!
See you next Time,
Sven, Didi, Philipp, Stefan & Claus from Austria

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Claus M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

I am from the United States and I had no idea about hotels in Gulmarg. I found the Hotel Heevan to be the best in Gulmarg.I traveled around to the other hotels visitng friends and saw what the others were like. This hotel had the best food and helpful staff. Should I return, I will come here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank JohnStokely
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I have stayed at the Heevan Retreat for the past 2 seasons now and am just as happy the 2nd time around as the first. I found this hotel to be the best option for a number of reasons, it is true ski in /out (if you know your way home through the trees) has great food, comfortable rooms, hot water, wifi and the service from the staff is always excellent. Definitely the best combined package in Gulmarg. This is review is held with Kashmir standards in mind, you should never travel to this part of the world and expect a western ski resort standard but still very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Tim W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Stayed for four nights on a ski trip up from Delhi. It's not five star but nothing is in this neck of the woods. It ticks all of the boxes you want for a lads weekend skiing hotel.

Positives
Clean
Warm (when the heating is on - Not all day though)
Hot water (As above - Not all day)
Electric Blankets
Rooms are reasonable size. Mine was a single and was fine. Friends had a doubles and was big (they didn't need to spoon!)
Staff are willing
Food was OK. I've had a lot worse in India.
Wi-Fi worked most of the time.

Negatives
It isn't ski-in/out, You can ski-out but it's down the street. Ski-in is really ski-near-and-climb!
Restaurant service was variable. One of the waiters was first class, the others so-so
They don't have an alcohol licence but you can bring your own.
TV in room but no cable box so didn't work. Friends had one. I suspect they have fewer cable boxes than rooms so give them out to whoever complains. I didn't. Was too tired

Skiing is first class though.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LondonAVB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We, group of 8, had a great weak in Heevan Retreat. Comfortable hotel and rooms, power 24/7, hot water, very friendly staff, delicious food and well situated. From the hotel the gondola can be reached on skis, same for the return to the hotel.
Cleaning of the rooms could be a improved a little but that's measured against european standards.
We would definitly recommend this hotel if you look for a place to stay in Gulmarg.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Fsiblesz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Great place to stay in Gulmarg. Javid is always at your becon call with great service. The water's hot, you can ski to and from the gondola and they even run the when generator when the power blacks out. Also one of the few places with free wi-fi.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank hongkonghero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Gulmarg
2.0 km away
The Vintage Gulmarg
The Vintage Gulmarg
#1 of 17 in Gulmarg
4.5 of 5 bubbles 837 reviews
0.6 km away
Hotel Hilltop
Hotel Hilltop
#7 of 17 in Gulmarg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 393 reviews
0.2 km away
Hotel Pine Spring
Hotel Pine Spring
#12 of 17 in Gulmarg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Welcome Hotel Gulmarg
Welcome Hotel Gulmarg
#8 of 17 in Gulmarg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 291 reviews
0.3 km away
Khaleel Palace
Khaleel Palace
#13 of 17 in Gulmarg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 140 reviews
42.8 km away
The Heritage By Heevan
The Heritage By Heevan
#21 of 132 in Srinagar
4.5 of 5 bubbles 127 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Heevan Retreat Gulmarg? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Heevan Retreat Gulmarg

Property: Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
Address: Near Gondola, Gulmarg 193403, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Baramulla District > Gulmarg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Gulmarg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Heevan Retreat Gulmarg 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Idyllic surroundings amidst the beautiful valley of Gulmarg, is Heevan Retreat. En route to Khilanmarg and five minutes from where Gondola Cable Car Corporation begins, Heevan Retreat offers scintillating views of Affarvat range of Mountains. Hotel has 35 centrally heated deluxe rooms and suites. All the rooms are spacious, exclusively furnished and fitted with CCTVs. Besides, a multi-cuisine restaurant serves appetizing food catering to varied tastes. Hotel also has Business Centre, Shopping Arcade, Conference and Banquet Hall. Uninterrupted power supply and 24 hour room service ensures you a comfortable stay. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Travelocity.ca so you can book your Heevan Retreat Gulmarg reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Heevan Retreat Gulmarg Hotel Gulmarg
Heevan Retreat Gulmarg Kashmir

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing