Amatra is truly a great resort. After the long journey from Delhi, it was heavenly to check into this place, right on the banks of Ganga. Sprawling garden, lots of sports activities including cricket nets, a small but nice swimming pool, archery, badminton et al. Ganga aarti in the evening was a pleasant experience. What I liked a lot about this place was the high level of cleanliness. Food was above average but the service was excellent. Room service too was very fast. The deluxe rooms in the villas were pretty large and good, with a huge terrace, but can be improved to give a better feel. However, above all, was the caring, cool, efficient, warm, smiling and cordial hostess...Neha Rawat, the manager at the property. Do connect with her when you go there. Amatra is great value for money.More
After spending more than a year indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we finally ventured out for a short weekend vacay. Owing to distances and the farmer protests at various places, we decided to go to Haridwar and Amatra stood out as the only viable choice due to its amazing location and facilities.
The resort is nestled in the quiet village of Shyampur, about 9 km away from Haridwar city. The access is via a narrow village road but once you're in the resort premises, its a totally different world. There are villas with all kinds of rooms. We booked a garden loft which includes a tiny integrated garden.
This allowed us to get a bonfire organized, which cost us 1200 bucks. This was totally worth the investment as the resort provided us with a ton of logs that provided a roaring fire for a good 4 - 5 hours into the night.
The service is decent and generally helpful. The restaurant, perched like a machaan provides decent food. The rooms are good but can do better with equipment maintenance. For instance, we noticed the Do not disturb switch is broken and the flush sometimes required an extra knock to stop the water flow after being used.
There are monkeys all over, owing to the location and the staff carry air guns to shoo them away. However, if you're outdoors, be aware of their presence.
The resort offers a ton of outdoor and indoor activities which is great if you're travelling with family or a large group. From cycles to ATVs, rock climbing, archery, croquet, badminton and many more activities, you're bound to keep busy and enjoy your stay.
The pool is excellent and often ends up becoming the preferred swimming pond for resident swans that grace the resort. Since the Ganges flows right next to the resort, you can venture out and not only enjoy its presence but can also take part in the ritual Ganga aarti organized every evening at sunset. The resort can also organize dedicated pooja activities upon extra payment.
Rooms have an oil radiator which proved extremely valuable to us and made the stay comfy.
Venturing out to the city is easy. The main highway allows you to enter Haridwar and from there one can go straight to Har ki Pauri car parking which takes about 5 minutes.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Amatra and would love to come back someday.
Very nice stay here for two nights in October 2020. We wanted to go for 'mundan' of my baby in a resort near Ganga ji which is a situated in a peaceful location and that's what Amatra is. Hotel staff arranged Pandit Ji and Barber on direct payment basis which solved my purpose. There are total 12 villas, each has one garden view room at ground floor and two rooms at first floor overlooking garden or Holy Ganga river. Some of the rooms have also got jacuzzi in balcony. Best villa to stay is villa number 7 followed by 6 and 5. Rest of the ones are away from river and doesn't provides the river view. River was crystal clear and had a direct connect with this resort. Resort has got multiple activites to do like badminton, archery, etc. Including pool overlooking the river. They have also kept done benches with tables overlooking the holy river wherein you can order and take your evening snacks. They also conduct Ganga Aarti every evening. Food here is awesome (I'm vegetation) and timings are also good.
The only two negatives were - 1) very narrow approach road for last 1 km as it enters a village (allows only one way traffic although it's rare) 2) monkeys are big menace here. You have to keep doors closed (spoils the enjoyment of terrace including jacuzzi)
Serene, green, peaceful with wide range of activities to do. They have movies by the Ganges. They have table tennis, pool table, archery, bicycles etc. You name it and they have it. Mind blowing food and very nice villas.
I am a frequent traveller these days. Stayed at this wonderful resort when visited the holy city of Haridwar.
Not a very big resort but beautifully landscaped. Right on the banks of Ganga ji. Perfect place to relax. Only drawback is that it's some half an hour drive from Har ki Pauri . Food quality is good, head chef Mr Rana personally take care of guests taste. Ms Neha at front desk is a gem for this resort.
Best thing about this resort is that every staff member tries to please you. Rarely one sees such team work.
Rooms are good. Wash room too.
Spread at breakfast not lavish but adequate. Pool water was not clean all the four days I stayed.
Will definitely come again .