Hotel River Retreat

Hotel River Retreat

Dharamshala-Kangra Highway Near Dharamshala Airport, Gaggal 176209 India
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LAP OF HIMALAYAS It is strategically located on the embankment of a stream, with abundant greenery and stunning mountain views. The calm surroundings frequented by the flock of seagulls, burbling sound of water and blowing cool breeze makes it an excellent destination for stress busting. The hotel is just one kilometer from Dharamshala Airport, a walking distance from bus drop at Gaggal.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Breakfast available
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Hindi
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Rajinder Narang wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India2,187 contributions237 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The River Retreat

Just 5 minutes away from Dharamshala airport on the bank of a river and offering a majestic view of the snow clad mountains and greenery all around the river retreat is a perfect place for a holiday for nature lovers

Getting there Dharamshala is well connected with Delhi by air also one flight each from Chandigarh and Jaipur is available
One can also take a train up to Pathankot and a 3 hour cab drive to the hotel
Volvo buses ply from various places for Dharamshala

The hotel is in Gagal around 13 Km from Dharamshala and at a lower height the temperature is 5 degrees more than Dharamshala was there in May early morning and evenings were pleasant being an air conditioned hotel afternoon were comfortable indoor the advantage of higher temperature is you can visit even in winters incidentally this area is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh

The owner Mr Raj Kapoor and his entire team is very courteous My wife is very particular about the room we stay in and to my surprise within two minutes of seeing the room she said ok this is good .Thanks to Mr Kapoor with whom I had conversation before booking and informed him about what type of accommodation we are looking for he assured me that he will give me an accommodation that my wife would love and he did it.

The Hotel offers rooms two bed room cottages and suites I stayed in a suite of the terrace it had two rooms one toilet cum wc and one wc next to the drawing room of the suite
Rooms are spacious clean and well maintained house keeping is good Thanks to Vinod and Atul they provide you two bottles of mineral water per day extra bottles cost around Rs 50 per litre.
Food. The restaurant is on the first floor it is spacious and well kept food is delicious and reasonably priced service is efficient thanks to all the boys in the team of Mr Narinder the restaurant manager specially Mr Rakesh we got the food as per our requirements buffet breakfast had a good variety and was delicious
Sight seeing There is a lot to see around but for all places you have to take a cab which hotel can arrange . One trip can be to nobulinka institute and tapovan another to Dharamshala and Naddi It was my third visit to Dharamshala and I had used the services of Mr Ravinder a very nice cab owner he has a fleet of cabs and lives very close to the hotel .

We used to spend the morning and evenings on the terrace and thoroughly enjoyed our trip we are looking forward to going back for a longer stay in November when Delhi is at the peak of pollution
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aayam Khanna wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at the River Retreat hotel will always remain memorable. It's as if all elements of hospitality,viz.,location, food, comfort, courteous staff came together miraculously in one place. Watching the Majhi river flow from the comfort of hotel chairs was bliss.Particularly impressive was their instinctive, yet un-obtrusive maitre'd, Pravesh, presiding over the guests' dining experience. Mr Raj Kapoor, the promoter of the hotel as I understand, deserves kudos.

Cheers,
Anil Khanna
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Safari38146894347 wrote a review May 2023
Hyderabad, India23 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh My God!!! This is a beautiful hotel to stay. Rooms are like a river facing 1bhk except kitchen as they have their own restaurant. Food is amazing especially buffet and complimentary breakfast. Breathtakingly beautiful view from balcony of room of swift flowing river. It is just 5 minutes from Kangra Airport. Rooms are clean and spacious. They also have cottages. Cleanliness can be bit better but the positive factors mentioned above are way beyond that, so you can overlook small negatives. Towels were not new. So better get your own towels or ask for new ones. That's the only negative point. Must visit hotel if you are in Kangra and a nature lover.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip43579269387 wrote a review Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
True value for money. Excellent location, beautiful stream close by, spacious, comfortable well maintained rooms, courteous and pleasant staff. Availability of terraces and banquet hall was a great advantage for our evening parties which was also managed by the hotel staff.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Consider using suites or cottages for big families/ groups
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Dev wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice property very near gaggal Airport with all amenities. Helping front desk, nice housekeeping, tasty food.Tourist places like library of Tibetan works and archives, dharamshala cricket stadium, triund, mcleodganj, bhagsu falls, bhagsu naag temple are not far away kangra devi temple is also very near.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NiViDeCasa VivendaNiViDe wrote a review Jan 2020
India170 contributions101 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The entrance of the property is exact opposite of the name choosen by the property. It looks like a shabby ghat used for bathing n washing .I wish the owner adds some Real pictures .You should be 100% confident about your property if you ask us to make advance payments.We decided not to check in .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gagandeep I wrote a review Dec 2018
New Delhi, India15 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern hotel with 4star luxury.. River side good parking space... Huge restaurant serve delicious food.. Upcoming with himachali food too ideal place for wedding n events n honeymoon too coz the have to garden view cottages.. 1km from Gaggal airport ..last but not least.. Close t OK dharamshala.. Chamunda.. Chintpuri.. Next time will family time here
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rivaa H, Manager at Hotel River Retreat
Responded 5 Jan 2019
Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind words. Please visit us again.
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Kush D wrote a review Jun 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed 1 night.
Service was exceptional from check in to check out and everything in between.
Beautiful and tastefully refurbished rooms along with fab breakfast.
Thoroughly recommend it, would return here without hesitation
Sadly, we only had one night here but would have loved to stay longer. We had a very comfort imaginable - real luxury stay.
This was the stuff of memories which I will cherish throughout!
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rivaa H, Manager at Hotel River Retreat
Responded 5 Jan 2019
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Preeta wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is located at the bank of Manji river stream. Beautiful view of river and mountains. The sound of the flowing water was calming. The staff was courteous. They did not offer buffet breakfast but a la carte. So it takes time. Only drawback, balcony was not well maintained. We had to keep standing for the view.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Priyanka wrote a review Mar 2019
16 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very beautiful hotel located by River side. River and mountain view from the balcony was soothing to the eyes. Restaurant was great in the hotel in terms of variety and taste. Bar was offering happy hours at a very reasonable price. Loved every bit of our stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Rivaa H, Manager at Hotel River Retreat
Responded 24 May 2019
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Trip43579269387 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Consider using suites or cottages for big families/ groups"
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GislaineB1969 wrote a tip Sept 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Riverside rooms of course !"
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Ram wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms in the second floor have a lovely view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains"
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Neeraj wrote a tip Jun 2019
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"riverside rooms are best"
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Trilochan A wrote a tip Nov 2018
New delhi16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is plush clean and comfortable and provide great view of river and mountains."
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,008 - ₹4,094 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshKangra DistrictGaggal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel River Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel River Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Kangra Fort (3.5 km), Bajreshwari Devi Temple (1.6 km), and Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel River Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel River Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel River Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel River Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Punjchin Gaggal, Kababshala, and Colliné Café.
Does Hotel River Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel River Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel River Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel River Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel River Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kangra Fort (3.5 km).
Is Hotel River Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.