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Shining Star Resort

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Khajjiar 176321 India
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#4 of 11 hotels in Khajjiar
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This cute and cozy property is in the midst of an Oak (Deodar) forest and an apple orchard. It presents a panoramic view of the milky white Himalayan peaks almost throughout the year. Feel the essence of heaven on earth and enjoy the glimpses of nature in the north Indian hill stream wherein there exists a charming venture of natural Shining Star Resort KHAJJIAR.
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Free parking
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Free internet
Public wifi
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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English, Hindi
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Manas Bhatnagar wrote a review Jan 2020
Ames, Iowa7 contributions2 helpful votes
Though I can't totally blame them for the conditions given the height at which the resort is located but they didn't even have a decent heater which could warm the room at -3 C. Hot water was available only from 7 to 11 in the morning. Food was pathetic and the service even worse.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings! You were very well aware of the bad weather conditions at the time of your stay. We provided you with a big pillar style heater. If you required more heaters, you could have placed the request on the reception. We would also like to correct you that hot water is available 24x7 at our property. 7-11 is the time when the water is supplied via Solar Panel system. For rest of the time period, hot water is always there. You were also free to choose another property at that day because we did inform that we are currently short of staff as they were busy attending to people who were affected by snow. You just wanted to have a cheap stay that day and agreed to stay with us and the fact that you took our time to write such a review is not appreciated. For us the comfort of the guest is of utmost priority. Warm regards, Team SSR
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Saleem Ahmed wrote a review Dec 2019
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Stayed in over 100+ hotels in my life but this is by far the worst check in experience ever!!!! Read on. So we drive to this resort after a 15 hour drive from Shimla...a 13 member large family (3 couples, 6 kids in the 2-15 yrs bracket, 1 senior citizen)..our nightmare started the min we reached within 500 mtrs of this lousy resort. The approach road was extremely dangerous and unmotorable, more so as we were in a 16 seater tempo. Upon checking in at 130am on a freezing Xmas night the sleepy disinterested front office person flatly refused to give portable room heaters. He said nothing can be done now, come back in the morning.This was despite us having given specific instructions prior to travel asking for heaters given it’s peak winter here. We had to literally beg n plead. Somehow managed to get 2 heaters. Other 2 rooms slept without heaters. In the room there was no soap, no coffee or tea satchet. Even roadside dhabas have better basic amenities.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AmitS5916, Public Relations Manager at Shining Star Resort
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Dear Sir, Greetings from Hotel Shining Star, Khajjiar! We regret the inconvenience caused to you at the time of check-in. Let me reply to everything you pointed out one by one: 1. The Hotel is situated in the forest area and as per the rules of the forest department, we have to turn off the excessive lighting and music by 10PM around the Resort. Hence, calling it lousy is a bit harsh. 2. The approach road is also under the forest area and we being a commercial property aren't allowed to make any changes to it. It is an un-metalled forest road only which also got affected due to extreme snowfall during the duration of your stay. However, our team manually cleared the pathway for all the vehicles approaching the Hotel. Your driver on the contrary was very scared to drive on that 500 mtr terrain which again I emphasize, was completely safe for both small cars or even tempo travellers like yours. You may take this fact into consideration as well. 3. Your group arrived at 2:30 in the late night (not 1:30), our team on the night duty immediately helped you with your check-in. The owners personally were awake to make sure everything went coordinated. At that time of the night, it's not right to expect someone to be all loud and cheerful. 4. Your agent did not inform us about the heater requirements for your group at all. Had the agent informed us in advance, we would have given you the heaters. Once you asked us about the heaters, we did arrange the heaters for you which were available. Rest others were already being used by other guests. Nonetheless, to make up for that, we did give you extra blankets for the night. Would request you to please tell about your needs to your agent or the hotel property in advance anywhere you go next time. A little transparency goes a long way for both, the client as well as the host. You also forgot to mention that, we gave you more heaters the next day for your stay but you chose to check out despite of us giving you more options and amenities as required by you. 5. Sir, there were 2 soaps each kept in the washrooms along with shampoos as well. Tea and coffee sachets are provided on customer's demand. Hot water kettle is provided in every room. Henceforth, comparing our Hotel property to dhabas is again uncalled for and exaggerated because last time we checked, dhabas do not provide super deluxe accommodation or soaps or separate tea/ coffee sachets on complimentary basis. It is very unfortunate that we did not stand out as good as one of the 100+ hotels' you have stayed at before us. We will make sure to make you feel welcomed if you choose to visit us again! Warm regards, Team SSR
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Tejinder S wrote a review Sep 2019
11 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed at this Resort (Although it is not a big Property) with my family. The place, staff and food ... everything was really good. Along with the nature, it was a nice experience to stay. I recommend the travellers to directly book the room... and not through any portal.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from AmitS5916, Public Relations Manager at Shining Star Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Looking forward to host you again! Warm regards, Team SSR.
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Priyanka Sharma wrote a review Jun 2019
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It was a wonderful stay. The location, staff, food, services were excellent. Especially Mr. Suresh and his service was awesome. Would love to visit the place again. Thanks to Mr. Arpit too for the hospitality.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AmitS5916, Public Relations Manager at Shining Star Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Dear Ma'am, Greetings! It is so great to hear from you here. We are glad that you loved your stay with us. Please do visit us again. Consider this as your own home away from home. Warm regards, Team SSR.
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Rahul@hotelreview wrote a review Jun 2019
Ghaziabad, India5 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited in June 2019 with family. First of all location is just 5 to 10 minute walking distance from mini Switzerland, which is quite convinient. USP of the hotel are rooms, all rooms are sunrise facing so once you wake up in the morning you can view mesmerising sun rise from room and balcony. Staff are quite helpful in all aspects. The thing which I most liked is the food, tasty and healthy food at least someone is there able to provide taste of North Indian or punjabi style food. So next time if anyone plan to visit khajjiar, just try to stay there to feel superb hospitality. Once again great job done by Mr. Arpit and Mr. Suresh by converting our dinner in to next day Lunch as we got late to reach hotel in short notice.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AmitS5916, Public Relations Manager at Shining Star Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings! Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you loved your stay with us and you were one of the best guests that we have hosted this year. Kindly do visit us again. It was really great to have a positive bunch of people around. Warm regards, Team SSR.
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PRICE RANGE
US$35 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshChamba DistrictKhajjiar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shining Star Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Shining Star Resort?
Nearby attractions include Dainkund Peak (4.0 km), Khajjiar Lake (6.4 km), and Laxmi Narayan Temple (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shining Star Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shining Star Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Shining Star Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shining Star Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shiva Cafe, CFC Eat and Treat, and Napoli Restaurant.
Is Shining Star Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Khajjiar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shining Star Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Shining Star Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Panch Pandav Tree (3.0 km) and Paneo (0.5 km).
Does Shining Star Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.