Had stayed at this property for 3 nights during my visit to Munsiyari in May 2013. It's an old property, a little dated but the property is ok. What makes up for the dated property is the staff. They are really helpful and very courteous. Considering Munsiyari is a small place there are very few options to eat, the fare served at the hotel is simple and delicious. When you are in Munsiyari don't forget to taste the potatoes grown locally. They are truly delicious. With a little upkeep this property will do well.
Resort is located near the old khandala ghat where you can enjoy the many beautiful scenic point like sun rise sunset,view of mumbai pune highway,monkey point,duck nose etc. Resort is so good with its greenery. Staff is very cooperative .
Nestled in this hilly region and full of snow all around this was a great place for all lovers of hills and that was a good enough reason for us to be there Food is decent but not great but the overall experience is definitely good.
Snow Capped Peaks Of Pancha Chulli looks mesmerising during Sunrise. Chilly winter morning relivs U with Golden Yellow colord snowy peaks infront of U as if U can touch then. Road to Munsiyari with snow around gives U a feel as if U r in Switzerland of India. For trekkers its a paradise. U feel like coming here time n again. Cant xpres all in words as its so pictrsque. Food may not b veey flashy but basics. U may love to hv local food too.
This is a small resort , well the only one other being run by the government. Firstly let's make only thing clear this is a very far away place and only for nature lovers, if u are looking for luxury ..sorry wrong place. I have been here twice .The staff was always very helpful ..I stll remember the hot maggi they made for me late at night or freshly baked bread in the morning. I had gone tracking to patni top and the staff did their best to help..hey even tracked along with me and made delicious parathas for the way. The view of the stars from the roof is just awesome at night ...wow , feels like one can touch the stars , actually I had my drinks on the roof top every night with nice hot pakoras from the kitchen. Lol .. I got a deluxe room .with a old black and white TV ..and watched old DD shows as there was no cable but who is there for TV ., with awesome snow covered peaks visible from the huge room window. Give me a reason and I would go there again ., very warm people and above all the most beautiful place ever.…
We reached Munsiyari after a long days drive from Pithoragarh. It was almost dusk & we missed out on checking the Kumaon Mandal run Hotel & instead drove straight to Zara Resort as the Wayfarer Resort on the way was best left by the way. Although the Hotel was empty (at this time of the year, they usually are), the manager was adamant that he would not give us more then 40% discount on the rack rates but as we were tired, we just checked in. Only ONE room in the entire hotel has a view of the magnificent Panchchuli mountains. We occupy 3 rooms & suddenly the hotel occupancy shoots up from zero to 30%!!! The manager instructs the skeletal staff to turn on the boiler so that we may get some hot water for a much needed shower. One hour & tons of buckets of cold water later, some hot water at last! The rooms are pathetic with threadbare carpets & plastic sheets hammered on to thin brick walls(???). No need for intercoms. Even a whisper can be heard in the next room. No wardrobes to hang your clothes in. The bathroom are gloomy, dirty & with plastic doors that look like thin sheets with an aluminium frame to hold them. But at least they provide us with room heaters & electric blankets. The food is ok types but then we are really hungry & can't complain. Beware! At this time of the year, only potatoes & lentils are available. Maybe one or two green veggies. In the morning, the passage outside the rooms are like small streams. The hot water geyser outside the only room "with a view" is leaking. The exposed wiring is reason enough to be scared. But no one from the hotel seems worried. Maintainance is pits! The staff isn't very friendly but at least they are not hostile. Thank *** for small mercies! We had all meals in the restaurant & can safely say the food was tolerable. Check out after 2 days & drive straight to the Kumaon Mandal run hotel. Beautiful Hotel, great rooms & fantastic view of the maountains from every room. The new wing has sit outs in every room to sit & watch the sunrise & sunset. Very friendly staff too. The older wing has large rooms with all modern amenities. The whole building has great character. How we regret not having stopped here first!!!!…
The hotel is a real dump but it was a place to sleep -- albeit in my clothes and travel sheet. For those who have been trekking for a week or more it must seem like a comfortable place to arrive at -- and you have your sleeping bag. The food was decent, the view was nice, there were photo ops from the roof. The town of Munsyari is some distance away so there are no shops nearby for purchases. The views to and from Munsyari are as spectacular as any in the Himalayan foothills.