The property location is actually quite nice, away from noise of traffic etc. And the market is just half Km away. The staff (specially Pankaj) is courteous and coorperative.
But the unprofessional attitude of the owner ruined our experience.
- He charged us Rs 100 per day for cooking gas and utensils, even though he did not tell us anything about it while booking.
- We paid the entire amount in advance. When we said we can settle the balance (Rs 100 per day for gas) on last day, we were told that he dosen't trust his guests and we will HAVE to pay immidiately.
- When we complained about Internet issues or TV not working, he told us to raise complaint ourselves. When we protested, he said he has already filed complaint and that we are unnecessarily bothering him. Then he told us that we are to be blamed, as when we came in everything was working fine. :-|
The property is not well maintained, so dont be surprised to see broken locks, switches/lights not working, stinking kitchen etc.
The property offers one of the cheapest rates in the area, but guess you get based on how much you pay. (Itne paise me itna hi milaga) :(
i wish there were negative stars since me and my friends had to face a lot of hardships here. we were a group of 5 people and we had booked the entire place via air bnb which included the tents and 2.5 washrooms, what we came to know on arrival is that we will have 1 room, 1 living room, and 1 washroom since the host, zain's friends were there to party so they had occupied the 2 tents (which was technically ours). on bringing this up to him, he said he will be able to free 1 tent but we would be required to pay extra charge for that. the kitchen which was supposed to be exclusively ours was being used to cook food for the host's friends (who were staying there free of cost) as well. although the place in itself is gorgeous but due to the lack of space it was getting difficult. the owner should definitely fire this guy since he is misusing the place and will soon bring it to the ground.
Laidback place, relaxed surroundings, zero sound pollution, simple homely food, ideal place to take a break from city life and just absorb the mesmerising sound and silence of nature. I would always recommend this place and would visit it again. Thanks Zain for being a great company and chilled out conversations. Thank you for hosting me.
For people seeking peace and comfort in the hills, this place is paradise. This cottage is located at a 5 minute offroad distance from the main Sattal road. Zain is very helpful and took care of our needs, from getting the vehicle parked and getting our luggage to the cottage to the food and other requirements.
You'll be surprised by the remote feel of the place. Although only a short walk from the main road, it feels like you're well into the woods. It's surrounded by greenery and our only neighbours were birds.
The cottage is new but has been built in a very unique rustic style. What we saw in the photos was what we got. Spend the evening beside the fireplace and the morning breakfast in the outdoor seating area.
Totally recommend to people looking for a chic and comfortable place away from the usual concrete abominations that cover the hillsides these days.