We stayed on this property on 8th and 9th nov..must say..its one of the best properties in Sonmarg..just on the river. Lovely cosy rooms, huge bed, lovely food..kudos to their chef..he does a good job. And they also arranged some amazing Kashmiri music night in the evening and bonfire before dinner which adds a warm touch and makes your stay very memorable. Only would request them to supply hot water 24hours..not just till 10am in the morning or at night only. They should understand,guest are on a holiday, they may even want to rest and get up late and have a late bath. Rest everything is excellent..their staff is also very friendly . Totally recommend.
Lovely hotel with average sized but comfortable rooms. The bathroom was small and a little dingy. Hardly any counter space as the wash basin basically covered the area. The shower is the standard plastic cubicle with curved sliding doors which don’t close too well, so water tends to leak out during shower. We were 2 couples and the other couple got a room with dirty looking flooring around the toilet. A repair job was done badly with the glue looking blackish. Definitely not something you want to look at during a holiday! Fortunately, they were able to switch to another room. The hotel is about 20 km from Sonamarg. Takes about 30 mins to drive to the town. The Sindh river runs through the back of the hotel and breakfast was served in the garden just above the river. Very lovely setting. Breakfast comes with choice of eggs, cereals, Indian choices such as Puri & Channa gravy, sandwiches. Dinner, which was included in the package has limited choice, but very good. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Only 3 rooms look out towards the river (back of the hotel). This has the best view. So, if you can, insist while booking for one of these rooms. Unfortunately. Since we did not realize this, we got rooms facing the sides, with not much of a view. The bed was very comfortable though the pillows tend to be very soft.…
Villa Himalaya does not just have a pristine location, but the warmth of the people there is refreshing. They have the most hospitable environment and provide personalised care. The riverside villa is the definition of heaven on earth. I'd like to thank all the people who made this vacation one of the bests and Black Swan Journeys for planning this outstanding trip. Would definitely recommend everyone to make a trip here at least once!
Unlimited reasons to say this is one of the best property to stay in Sonmarg. Best river side panoramic view, amazing amazing food, fresh and palatable, friendly owner, cleanliness on top, trained receptionist to caretakers. Special thanks to Mr Shehzad. He was an amazing staff member thr. He took extreme care and pain to fulfill demands of not only our group, but everyone around. I can never forget a man this hardworking yet humble and sweet. NOTE: book your balcony room in advance for sure, coz this experience is something you shouldn't be missing. I fell in love with this place. If and whenever I am visiting Srinagar again, Villa Himalaya will be one of the reason.
The Villa Himalaya was absolutely magical. Excellent view of the mountains, river and very spacious rooms. The staff was very helpful, cooperative and friendly. The food was out of this world. They gave us a taste of all the authentic Kashmiri food. Hope to go there again to stay a little longer. Would highly recommend The Villa Himalaya.