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Skara, Leh 194101 India
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#22 of 163 hotels in Leh
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Hotel Kaal is situated in Skara Leh, only 1.5 kilometers away from the main market area and 1 km away from the airport . It is constructed keeping in mind the boutique concept in Indian hospitality with a perfect blend of Tibetan tradition and contemporary amenities in the hotel. The hotel has a view of the mountain ranges and lush green agriculture fields. Situated in the heart of the ancient city of Leh, The kaal is a luxurious but reasonably priced hotel which is located in a calm green garden area with a splendid view of the Himalayan Mountains. The kaal ladakh also embodies best of local traditions architecture as well as luxurious accommodation to create a unique experience . It is a complete holiday hotel with all modern facilities. We cater to the needs of all travelers, offering exceptional service and unforgetable hospitality one desires for a perfect and a memorable stay in ladakh.
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Vish S wrote a review Jun 2022
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1) Windows viewing wall just 4 feet apart. 2) Stinky old restaurant and corridor 3) Lounge area seats old and uncomfortable 4) half of the property needs renovation. They are building new rooms and not taking care of the old ones. 5) We were 15 people in group. Travelled 8 days in ladakh. Almost same food all places roti sabji dal chawal. Requested the restaurant manager to include khichdi (1 simple thing) in buffet. But NO. We dont have khichdi. 6) While checkout 8 staff people were roaming around my car for TIP. Good: 1) Nice breakfast and dinner buffet spread. 2) Quick room service. 3) Easy checkout.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Sourav wrote a review Jun 2022
Kerala, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
I came to Leh for buisness/leisure and had a relaxing getaway in this atmosphere.The service and food at the hotel were remarkable.The hotel's location near to the airport is a definite thumbs up.I would highly recommend to experience the beauty of the Kaal.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lakshman Mukherjee wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This review is for Stanzin Sonam and entire Kaal team..the hospitality we have received was wonderful and the food there is delicious and u will be spoilt of choices. We have taken the entire Ladakh package of 9days through Stanzin and it was one of our best experience as it was designed so meticulously. Also at last moment we had to make changes in our plan of comin bck to Leh from Pangong early as one of our family member was having breathing issues, which also Stanzin adjusted and accomodated at the last moment which I am sure no other travel agent would have done. Thanks Stanzin for making our tour memorable. All my best wishes to you and your entire team.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amaresh wrote a review Jun 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
If I had to talk about The Kaal, I will have to talk about the Hospitality, Breathtaking Views, Food and location. All the staffs are very cooperating and always extending their helping hands wherever required. They will arrange everything for you at a minimum price. Most importantly, you will meet Stanzin Sonam who is an athlete and always be at your service. Sonam will explain you all the Do's and Don'ts which will help you to plan your trip safely. I will rate them 9 on 10 for their hospitality. I have deducted 1 mark because they don't have any elevator in their premises which may create trouble for elder people. All the very best to Sonam, Anu and team .....
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mehak kapoor wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The rooms were clean and very comfortable, and the staff was amazing. Not only the staff but the hotel owner too went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable and memorable. They were always friendly and asked how our stay was going every time we walked in the door. They also were able to recommend places to go and all the other important things that we needed as well. The hotel exceeded my expectations as it provided us with high-quality service, delicious food, and rooms with scenic views for such a great deal! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting here.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Aarushi Walia wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Good rooms, spacious bathrooms and running hot water along with a very accommodating and sweet staff. The food at the buffet was just amazing. You will get to choose from different varieties of options. Not only the staff but owner too is very humble and accommodating. I had visited with my girl gang and not even for second we felt unsafe or uncomfortable. All in all, had a very comfortable stay at The Kaal. Looking forward to stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Heena yogi wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
I had a good experience at the hotel kaal. The rooms were very clean , and the staff at the property are all incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice. Specific appreciation to Stanzin sonam for his humbleness. Thanks for making our visit to leh so much better.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Dinesh G wrote a review May 2022
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We went for a week-long tour in May 2022 and our itinerary in Leh, Nubra, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri was set with The Kaal and we had the best of times. Never faced any delays, and the service was top-notch. The staff was quick to smile and help. The view is great, with a cozy cottage-like feeling. Ladakh is a beautiful place with beautiful people, I hope it stays like that forever. Definitely plan to visit again, and will again book with The Kaal.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sakshi wrote a review Apr 2022
Jaipur, India1 contribution
Where to start I am highly impressed with the kind of service I received from starting to end of my trip to Leh. Food excellent, accommodation excellent and travelling around leh with the taxi services provided excellent. Must recommended. Proper timing for heater was informed at the time of checkin and everything was conveyed beforehand to avoid any misunderstanding. A detailed review I will try and share on my YouTube channel. Sakshi Dwivedi Sowhatsuptoday Travel and food influencer
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Discuss and share your preference with the owner so they can guide you accordingly
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Kunal J wrote a review Jan 2022
Bhopal District, India16 contributions14 helpful votes
After landing leh we planned to immediately travel to Nubra valley via Khardungla which is definitely a stupid idea, as one needs to acclamatize at least for a day. But as the weather got worse we had to come back rushing to leh from Khardungla pass in a few hours only. We checked in at The kaal and were greeted by Mr Stenzil who was a lovely man and seeing our ill managed touristic plan immediately gave us a room to check in. The room was very cozy, clean, with clean bathrooms and the quilts were warm exactly as required. Considering my detoriating health because of my not so heroic act of travelling to Much higher altitudes just after landing Leh and without getting acclamatized, I really wanted a hot shower bath but there was no electricity in Leh at the time of checkin. Mr Stenzil on seeing my worsening condition arranged his team to heat the boilers with burning woodenlogs and after a long shower only I could breath and feel normal. “Acclamatization if not done properly can cause serious health concerns and it can be difficult to bring you back to base sometimes so please don’t try that risk and listen to locals.” Would highly recommend stay. In such high mountains a clean property with a good service is exceptional and I would definitely stay here next time. Also the plus part that the hotel gave us many hot water bags to keep us warm as there was no electricity. They did not make us sleep in the cold and that is all required from a hotel in such extreme conditions.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kaal
Which popular attractions are close to The Kaal?
Nearby attractions include Khardung La (2.2 km), Hall of Fame (2.7 km), and De Pashmina Emporium (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kaal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Kaal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kaal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kaal?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tibetan Kitchen, Chopsticks Noodle Bar, and Bon Appetit.
Does The Kaal have airport transportation?
Yes, The Kaal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Kaal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Leh.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Kaal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kaal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort (0.7 km).
Does The Kaal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.