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Bull's Retreat

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Greater Noida, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Bull's for the first time during our visit between 14th Apr-16th Apr'17. It was a great experience overall. They have an inhouse zipline, wall climbing activities, burma bridge, in addition to many others, that keep not just the children busy but parents too. The experience of rafting was totally mesmerizing!!! The instructors were very cordial and helpful....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hospitality, Nice outdoor area got all the activities like flying fox , wall climbing , Burma bridge , trampoline to keep you busy along With Basket ball court and other outdoor games, On Demand food - Amazingly Simple food served with lots of warmth and some amazing stories of adventure experience by Mr. Sultan. Perfect place for family, groups....

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Chyna, Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad that you had a great time at Bull's Retreat. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Warm regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Mumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been to bulls retreat with couple of my friends during the holi weekend :) Upon arrival , we were greeted by harshit who manages the place quite well ...check in was very smooth and we were guided into our rooms ... On seeing the room, I was amazed to see the interiors... It's a nice , cozy little cottage...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Pranali, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a long review. We are glad that you enjoyed Holi celebrations with us. The name of the river guide is Vicky and yes you got the Akoori correct. It is one of our signature dishes during breakfast. Col. (Bull) Kumar is the wind beneath our sails and...

new delhi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute family place. Lots of adventure activities on offer like Zip line Burmese Bridge..Parrarel Ropes And of course Rafting! Staff is knowledgeable,courteous and helpful. Cottages are done up beautifully. Nothing very fancy but tastefully done up and very comfortable. Place is full of families with very young children. Food is wholesome fresh and tasty. Of course when Dilshad cooks she...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Shakun, Thank you so much for taking time to put in a review. It was wonderful meeting you and your family at Bull's. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on being a homely but professional active hotel that provides fulfilling experiences to the entire family. We look forward to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Lodge a couple of weeks ago and it was a memorable experience. Even though located on the main road the atmosphere totally changes once you've entered the lodge's gates. It is a peaceful and relaxing place with a beautiful garden and the jungle at the back. The food was delicious and hearty. The rooms were well maintained...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Aditya Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our property. Please do visit us again soon. Akshay Kumar CEO

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the resort last weekend with my husband and 10 year old daughter.I would say i was a little disappointed in when i got down from my cab,the place was bang on main road.But once i entered the look totally changed as the resort has a small beautiful garden and a forest behind it.Its a small resort by all...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Manchand, Thank you for taking time to write such a long and detailed review. We are so glad that we were able to look after you and your family, specially your son. Our property was designed for active families and our staff is trained to cater to all your outdoor needs. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Delhi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If staying in Shivpuri, this is surely the best place. Had awesome experience. Rooms are clean and well kept, place is calm and relaxing, staff is very nice. The kashmiri chef serves awesome meals at the restaurant. I particularly liked the "Chicken Yakhni". They have bicycles,in-house zip line, rock climbing wall,trampolene,hammocks,basketball,badminton,bonfire,rafting crew,walking the ropes etc. So its really a good...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Hemant, Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. I'am glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a memorable trip All elements were perfectly stitched together The food was relished very much They offered us many activities like zip line, wall climbing, mountain biking, treaking, Burma bridge, river rafting and many more The staff was really humble They helped us a lot The room was very good.

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Rachna, for the kind words. We do hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mislead by the reviews, we booked this hotel. It wasn't value for money. The staff always had a frown. The rooms we booked were stinking so we paid extra and upgraded to the cottages. Those were good. But there's no room service. And this resort is in Shivpuri which is a long drive from Rishikesh. And there is no view...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Bhavya, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. Regarding the distance from Rishikesh, we actually go out of our way to state that we're 30 minutes away from Rishikesh - it is mentioned clearly on our website as well as in the hotel description on the TripAdvisor page. I'm sorry if you seemed to have missed...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would have rated the hotel in negative had there been an option given. Why read on: 1) I was also enticed to book the hotel after reading the fudged reviews on TripAdvisor but my experience was completely a opposite. 2) Staff, specially the kitchen staff was ill mannered and care free. They would say yes to few things but...

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sachin, Thank you taking the time to review us - we take all reviews in the spirit in which they're given, and hope to improve on our services by taking each of them seriously. However, I take offence to your remark about the "fudged reviews" and would request you to retract that statement. My staff works extremely hard to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bull's Retreat (Originally Aaranyya by the Ganges) is named after its mentor Col. Narinder 'Bull' Kumar, one of India's most celebrated mountain climbers. The resort welcomes adventurers and pilgrims alike. Nestled amidst a lush forest and landscaped gardens on the Badrinath yatra route, it's just a 30 min drive from Rishikesh. Rafting and trekking for the adventurous, or yoga and mediation on the beach by the Ganga river just a 10 minute walk away, for the introspective - take your pick. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bull's Retreat

Address: Shivpuri Village Opp Petrol Pump | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Tehri Garhwal District > Shivpuri
Price Range: ₹ 3,277 - ₹ 6,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bull's Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“super deluxe has no balcony or view”
Manchand, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cottages are small in size, nicely decorated. Deluxe (Corner) rooms are large in size, ideal if you are with children.”
585saurabha, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the central lawn, except two at the end on the first floor.”
SkumarM, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the cottages are beautiful”
, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If in Shivpuri for rafting and other adventure sports, this is the place you should stay and take service from.”
967sujithn, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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