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285 Nowrojee Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219 India
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#7 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in McLeod Ganj
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Serkong House offers 16 well furnished rooms with large windows and spacious balconies offering breathtaking view of the Dhauladhar range and the lush green Kangra valley. Each of our 16 rooms is beautifully decorated with all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable. Serkong House is run by Norbulingka Institute, a center for the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture in Dharamsala. All proceeds go to benefit the institute. Each room is accented by beautiful designs from the Norbulingka workshops, such as handmade lamps, bedspreads, and cushion covers.
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Elizabeth wrote a review Dec 2019
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This is perfectly situated for McLeod Gange close to Temple road . The food was very good , a wide variety and none of our large group got sick from eating here . I enjoyed some of the Tibetan dishes . Large spacious rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Ping wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore1418 contributions168 helpful votes
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I stayed in Serkong House for 5 nights during end of April 2019. The location is perfect! It is right off the main square with plenty of good restaurants & shops. Yet it is so peaceful and quiet once you are in the hotel grounds. An Oasis in the midst of chaos! I had the Top Floor Superior Room with Valley View and had lovely views from the room's balcony. The room is clean and beautifully decorated in modern Tibetan style. The hot water shower is great with plenty of hot water and strong water pressure. However, do note that there is no air-conditioning and I found it to be rather warm & stuffy during end April. Also, this property is run by the same folks at Norbulingka Institute, so they are able to arrange for excursions via Norbulingka as well.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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knoesenm wrote a review Apr 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa675 contributions221 helpful votes
My local travel agency arranged my stay here so I can’t take credit for great choice. There is no access to the hotel by car. Your driver will drop you in the main square and you will need to walk down about 20 meters to the entrance of the Serkong House property. Wheel luggage is fine here. There are ramps and steps. The entire area known as Little Lhasa is as laid back as any Tibetan. Don’t be surprised if you don’t find anyone at reception to check you in. Someone will call someone and in no time you will be in your room. The rooms are basic and beautifully decorated in Tibetan style. Bathrooms are basic but serves its purpose. If your stay includes breakfast, you will choose it from a menu which includes both Tibetan, Indian and Western choices. The staff members are all delightful and friendly. The views from here and it’s location is brilliant.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maria S wrote a review Jan 2019
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Serkong House is very conveniently located next to the so-called main square, where the taxi stand is and from where all main streets start from. It offers rooms with a market view or with a mountain view but regardless of the price category, all rooms are clean and cozy. The hotel belongs to the Norbulingka Institute that works to preserve Tibetan arts and crafts, which is reflected in the beautiful decoration of the rooms. The receptionist was very kind and helpful, and a heater was included in the price, unlike in many other hotels in McLeod. They also brought a hot water bottle to the room every evening to warm the bed. The only reason I don't give full 5 points is that breakfast was not included. Other than that, I highly recommend Serkong House if you want to stay in a slightly better hotel than the ones on the main street or on Bhagsu Rd but are not willing to pay for Norbulibgka's more luxurious hotel that is right next to HH Dalai Lama's temple, (which is not far from Serkobg House either...)
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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BeardedWanderer wrote a review Dec 2018
Crawley, United Kingdom83 contributions243 helpful votes
I really liked this hotel and we had a very pleasurable stay there. On arrival, our first impressions from the outside were grim. It's very close to the noisy square and down a rather gloomy, narrow street. However, on entering the hotel we were met by a warm and genuine welcome. Our room was at the back of the hotel with a fabulous view into the valley. Despite my earlier fears, the room was surprisingly quiet. It was absolutely spotless. The cleanliness was maintained to the highest standards throughout our stay. The a la carte Breakfast was good. We started with cerial; the porridge was particularly good. We then opted for poached eggs. We certainly left full and ready to explore Dharamshala. In the evenings it does get cold and the hotel is not well thermally insulated. However, the supplied electric fire helped. Before bedtime, hotwater bottles are brought round, which was both quaint and practical. We slept well. I do recommend this hotel as a true Tibetan base for exploring a beautiful part of India.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Victoria H wrote a review Nov 2018
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The managing director of Serkong House/Norbulingka Institute establishments, Tsultrim, and his staff are the most professional and dedicated team in Dharamsala. Our large delegation of 45 guests dined on the outside terrace October 25, 2018 and were treated to a delicious buffet dinner of Indian and Tibetan foods. He even arranged a sound system so we could make announcements and play music throughout the evening, with no time restraints or restrictions, in addition to fully reserving the restaurant for us to ensure all our needs were met. While I have not stayed at Serkong House due to the large group we were with, knowing the quality that the Norbulingka Institution stands for I would stay there if given the opportunity.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The restaurant terrace is a great spot for hosting a larger group dinner in McLeod Ganj.
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Jackie H wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia45 contributions34 helpful votes
Serkong House has it all. We were met by very friendly staff on arrival who showed us to our superb accommodation offering stunning views of the valley. Market View and Valley View rooms are available and highly recommend the Valley View rooms. We ate breakfast on the outside verandah each morning which again offered great views and terrific service from the restaurant staff. Central location and beautifully furnished. Don't stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Valley View rooms are worth the extra cost, upper levels.
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רוית ח wrote a review Sep 2018
9 contributions6 helpful votes
This charming hotel is very close to the center of the village. A minute walk and you pass from a noisy and noisy area to a quiet hotel overlooking a beautiful mountain landscape. We looked for a place of a relatively high standard and found a place where the rooms were very pleasant and courteous service.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take into account that it takes about 30 steps down the slope to reach the hotel itself and then...
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Rishi_wanderer wrote a review Jun 2018
Amritsar, India41 contributions11 helpful votes
We first visited Serkong House about 3 years ago - it had opened recently and as is usually the case with new hotels , it was warm , clean and the staff friendly and co-operative. Now , 3 years later we checked-in again - a family of three. It looked exactly as it had when it was new - spotless and welcoming. Their suite ( Room 308) is extremely spacious with a large balcony and a great view. Speecial thanks to Ms. Pema for managing our reservation flawlessly. Our luggage was kept securely at the hotel whilst we were away for trek. A great place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sally M wrote a review Jun 2018
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Serkong House is a peaceful and homely guest house just off the main square at the top of McLeod Ganj. Perfectly placed for visiting the sights and wandering about town. It has stunning views across the Kangra valley and the rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There is also an area in the property where Monks do their pujas every day which is like receiving blessings through the airwaves. A good place to be.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$39 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshKangra DistrictDharamsalaMcLeod Ganj
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serkong House
Which popular attractions are close to Serkong House?
Nearby attractions include Dalai Lama Temple Complex (0.3 km), Kalachakra Temple (0.3 km), and Tushita Meditation Centre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Serkong House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Serkong House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Serkong House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crepe Pancake Hut, Woeser Bakery, and Moonpeak Espresso.
Does Serkong House have airport transportation?
Yes, Serkong House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Serkong House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of McLeod Ganj.
Are there any historical sites close to Serkong House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boh Valley (15.2 km).