My first stop at Kaza was the charming Hotel Deyzor. A typical Tibetan structure with a cute verandah and bright yellow windows greeted me. After an arduous journey a comfortable space is what one looks for but this place was not just comfort, it had personality. Entering the hotel, one automatically gets transported to a magical world of artefacts collected from all over the word, it was a travellers paradise.
The menu looked elaborate and very diverse right for continental fare to local cuisine. I got adventurous and ordered a chicken CordonBleu. I was pleasantly surprised by the most scrumptious meal in my entire trip! The food was comparable to a fine dining restaurant in Mumbai or Delhi.
Unfortunately all the rooms were occupied and I had to spend the night elsewhere, but I made Dyzor my base for all the other adventures i was planning.
I met the owner, Karan, a beautiful man with his lovely girlfriend. Over dinner, Karan informed me that they had a cancelation and one of the rooms had freed up. I was extremely happy and was put up in a room called Manirang.
The room was large and comfortable with all the facilities one needs. I felt truly at home. From thereon Dyzor became something like an oasis for me, where i could rest, meditate, chant and plan my travels. Karan helped me out with the itinerary of the places i should travel to. It was really one of the best experiences in my 30days of summer road trip from Mumbai to Spiti.
We had breakfast at this hotel and the interior was really nicely done and had a different look .the menu was also quite different from the normal menus in most restaurants and it had a variety of food to choose from be it poha, alu paratha , cornflakes with fruits, baked eggs etc. I strongly suggest anyone visiting kaza should dropin here for there delicious food. I have also heard that the hotel is good for staying also though I was not lucky to get a room there.
The stay was truly experiential. Each corner of the hotel offers you too many interesting things to explore. The surrounding air will give you a home away from home feel.
Each room is named after the snow-capped mountains surrounding the Spiti valley. The room numbers are the heights of those mountains. This little anecdote must have given you the hint of what kind of experiential stay I am talking about. Believe me, there is much much more to absorb.
You will feel the touch of personal care and love in every drop of water and food they serve. The food is amazing. Karan(if he is there), the owner will tell you histories/ stories about Spiti. He can arrange cars for visiting the surrounding areas and villages. He will draw maps for you if you want to collect fossils from the open meadows of Langza village.
June end is the best time to visit Kaza and this is the BEST hotel in Kaza.
Firstly Kaza is heaven. Beautiful place. In such a height and remote terrain place, having a hotel like this itself is great. Best 3 qualities in this hotel :
1. Unbelievable good sumptuous food (can't imagine we had Sizzlers which is anytime comparable with any Metro city good restaurant).
2. Very clean hotel made with an idea of home feeling (photographs on all walls, corridors with small note for each, keeping antiques and books on self) and a sort of antique touch and feeling everywhere.
Could be better:
1. Arrangements of hot water (had geyser but works very late or were not working for sometimes, atleast in our room for first day)
2. Too much of posters / notes on restrictions, like writings
warnings messages everywhere for tourists - example : Not to touch things, not to behave like thieves, not to take soap from toilets or not to take books or photos or shoplift antique items from shelf which they have kept as show items or to decorate). Who on earth will travel thousands of miles to shoplift items from hotels. Common... It shows negativity on owners mind and how he thinks about their guests:) ... too much...
Otherwise good experience and hospitality.
Deyzor is an ideal space for those traveling to Kaaza. Every little aspect of this place, such as the staff, room decor, food, library, etc is well thought out and i would stay here each time i visit Kaaza.