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Bull's Retreat

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Shivpuri Village Opp Petrol Pump Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri 249192 India See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

This so callled Retreat is actually located directly on a busy main road opposite a petrol station. When we visited in October 2018 we found the whole resort to be covered in a layer of thick dust and extremely noisy due to the major road...More

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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's RetreatResponded yesterday

Dear Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to review us. The road construction talking place is part of the the Char Dham Highway Development Project being undertaken by the central government.This is a massive project where 1100 KM of damaged Uttarakhand highways will be...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in this resort and specially enjoyed their food - the best we had during our stay inRishikesh. The staff was very polite and courteous. They also arranged for the rafting was with a reliable partner. The resort has a private...More

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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's RetreatResponded yesterday

Thank you Abbas for a lovely review. Bull's Retreat is owned and managed by MHE Adventures - the same folks you went rafting with:-). We are essentially an adventure travel company and Bull's Retreat is our active hideaway away from the bustle of the city....More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Booked through make my trip for 18th n 19th Aug . Reaching on 18th noon found place in horrible condition . Cement n briks everywhere . Worst place . They literally looted my money. No refunds . Bloody scoundrels .More

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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's RetreatResponded yesterday

Dear Mr. Pandey, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. I'm sorry you feel this way. I understand you came into the property on the morning of August-18th, took a few photos and left. Yes, our main gate was undergoing repairs -...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Happy to be at Bulls resort after busy New Delhi and Rishikesh. Very clean room and clean, pretty garden and staff werd very helpful, gentle and kind. Also thanks tot the lovely walks they made possible we had a really special time. Especially for people...More

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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's RetreatResponded yesterday

Thank you for the lovely review - deeply appreciated. The Ecerest Museum is Col Bull Kumar's passion and every piece there has been personally supervised by him! Do visit us again soon. Regards Akshay

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stayed in this resort for a family vacation. We took two cottages. Cottage size was good & they were clean. The resort staff was great and helpful. The resort had a couple of options for indoor activities. Food served was great and resort offered...More

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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's RetreatResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the suggestion - really appreciated. The reason we don't encourage in-room dining is because Bull's Retreat is surrounded by forest at the back. The whiff of food from your room would encourage wildlife to...More

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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. More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$ 46 - US$ 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Aaranyya by the Ganges
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Bull's Retreat Shivpuri, Uttarakhand
India > Uttarakhand > Tehri Garhwal District > Shivpuri
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9 October 2018|
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Response from JitenderC6 | Reviewed this property |
Not so far if u walk from hotel but not feasible as its a very small area where u can spend time and there are monkeys mayhem and not so safe walking and no proper road. If u wish to go need to step 1 km and half at least... More
12 June 2018|
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Response from Akshay K | Property representative |
Hello, There is enough parking available around the property - not inside it. Just wished to clarify. We have never had any parking problems. Look forward to having you over. Regards, Akshay
Megha J
23 April 2018|
Response from Saurabh A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you are looking for any specific Ganges location, otherwise rishikesh/shivpuri is located on sides of Ganges. You will have white sand beaches and rafting points close by this resort to touch and enjoy in water.
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"we choose super luxrry room and it was quite big and beautiful."
26 Jun 2018
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"We booked deluxe rooms they were quite spacious."
21 Jun 2018
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"One can ask for rooms on the ground floor if traveling with elderly people."
31 Mar 2018
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"Forests are small and cosy, preferred for small family or couples. Corner suits are larger."
19 Mar 2018
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