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Stok Palace Heritage Hotel

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Built entirely by the Ladakhi craftsmen in 1820, the Stok Palace still continues to be a snug abode for the Namgyal dynasty. The Namgyal dynasty traces its origin to its founder –Lhachen Palgygon as early as 10th century. You are entering a historical property and the Palace stands 195 years old. The Stok Palace was opened to public in 1980 with blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and since it’s been over a decade and visitors continues to pour from all over the World. It encapsulates and reflects the lifestyle and history of Royalties set in the midst of the valley of Singey Sangpo which is known more popularly as Indus River.
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Ruchita S wrote a review Nov 2023
California18 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed at Chuli Bagh (an extension of the palace) for 3 nights and can not say enough great things about it. Here’s the breakdown- 1. Room - Chuli Bagh only has villas and we booked a 2 bedroom villa that had a little kitchenette as well. The whole place has a cabin-in-the-woods vibe and the view from the windows is just drop dead gorgeous. Both rooms had heating and the beds had electric warmers so the fact that it was 34°F at night wasn’t really a problem. All the villas are spread across so it always feels like you have the outside area all to yourself. 5/5 2. Food - I’d read a review that said the food was not the best and I can tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Everything from breakfast to lunch to high tea and of course dinner was delicious. The staff and the chef catered everything to our liking - Indian/Italian/American food and it was all just perfect. We also got to try famous Ladakhi momos made by the King’s chef! 5/5 3. Service - what an amazing bunch of people working at this property. There wasn’t anything they said no to! The room service was quick, the housekeeping was quick (every time we stepped out of the villa we came back to a freshly made bed!) and they arranged for airport transfer and also our day tours in Leh (PS: I was informed they also have their own travel company, so you might wanna talk to them before you make plans). 5/5 Shoutout to Jassi and Devender for being available 24/7 and ensuring our stay was extra wonderful! 4. Location - Stok Palace is 20mins drive to the airport and maybe 10mins to Leh downtown. It’s the perfect place if you want to come back to a peaceful stay while also being close to everything else! 5/5 It was just the amazing stay me and husband were hoping for. We also got a chance to interact with the king who btw is a standup guy! We’ve already made plans to go again with our families next year.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take some altitude meds -we took diamox. Give yourself a rest day. Do not over plan your trip!!
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Tmcl wrote a review Sept 2023
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The hospitality was impeccable. Even more amazing, however, was the opportunity to stay in this historic property and in the very rooms that have housed royalty. Situated in a spectacular setting. Rooms are fresh, clean and feature painted beams and period artifacts. Comfortable and stunning in equal measure.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Only a few rooms are made available each year. Book early.
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Trip22335776542 wrote a review Sept 2023
Italy1 contribution
After a hard journey across Spiti and Ladakh I spoiled myself with the Queen's Room. Excellent modern and confortable bed, amazing "terrazza" view over the valley and the peaks, clean and modern washroom. Food was excellent and in the morning I could attend the morning prayers chanted by the local monk. Mind your head when accessing the toilet: the perfect restoration of the Palace left intact the old boiseries ...including the height - it's part of the charme!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gilloudu13 wrote a review Aug 2023
Marseille, France81 contributions65 helpful votes
The place is very unique because it's not every day that you can stay in a 19th-century palace! The staff is very attentive and lovely. Dinner, served in a beautifully decorated vintage room on low tables, is excellent. If you have the chance, opt for a room facing the valley – the view is exceptional.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Compass54403994093 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Let me start out by saying, that this review should be viewed more as a recommendation for the hotel, than a complaint. I think it is important to always review the experience in the context of the actual price. We had been reviewing the very modern and fancy website of the hotel, where they promise that the welcome at the hotel “is the embodiment of everything Ladakhi”. We paid around 25.000 rupees for one night, which is more than the most expensive 5-star hotels in Delhi charge. As such, our expectations were high. The welcome was far from what was promised. We were met by a shut gate and two men that informed us, that the property museum was closed for renovation. We informed them that we had a reservation at the hotel, but they did not believe us. After some negotiation, they finally agreed to calling the hotel staff, and the gate was finally opened. When we entered, around 10 staff members rushed and struggled to find their uniforms, and we were then sent to our room. The room itself is charming, however the decorations, carpets and interior seemed cheap and there was no real theme. No modern amenities are provided, and there is no wifi. This is a historical property, we get it, but at 25.000 a night, you expect more than just the basics to be in place. The bathroom pretty much looks like any other mid-range hotel in India. We asked if it was possible to see a bit of the palace, to understand the history, and to maybe visit the temple prayer. The staff seemed surprised and baffled, but promised to follow up on it and return to us - they never did. Dinner was served at 7.30 and we had been looking forward to trying the “ancient Ladakhi food” which was advertised on the website. We were overwhelmed with the number of staff that left us with precious little time to communicate due to a constant bombardment of questions as to whether we wanted more of this and that. The intention was obviously good, but it was difficult to enjoy the experience, when interrupted continuously and having five waiters looking over your shoulder. The food tasted good, but was exactly the same as what we had been served in the very primitive mountain camp the day before, and we were offered nothing but water, which from a health perspective is obviously fine - but you know… The feast was done in about 25 minutes after which it became clear that we were supposed to leave. As it was 8.00 pm, and we had nothing else to do, we walked down to the palace’s other property, Chulli Bagh, hoping to get a drink there. Disappointed that this was not possible, and as we were a bit tea’d out, we spoiled ourselves with a black coffee, which definitely beat European prices. The bed was like sleeping on a rock - I suppose bed softness is a matter of preference, but we did not get a lot of sleep. Next morning we had breakfast in the palace cafe. There was no signs, like cutlery and maybe a little napkin, that indicated, that they were expecting us. We had the options of toast bread with butter, chapatti, omelette and fruit - that was it. The fruit had clearly been cut on the same board as the garlic, which gave it a rather unpleasant taste. After a quick breakfast, we ordered a car to Leh, as check-out is at 10.00. The hotel staff is very friendly, but clearly has no idea whatsoever on how to run a hotel. The hotel is in desperate need of a concept and a narrative - someone who knows how to enforce it. The point to this story is that if you charge like a five star hotel, you need to have a five-star concept. We appreciate the historic setting’s impact on the price, but that just doesn’t do the trick at that price.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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moandco2016 wrote a review Jul 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Stock Palace for 2 nights in July. It is a remarkable heritage palace carefully restored while maintaining traditional Ladakhi style and atmosphere. The staff are wonderful, helpful, efficient and friendly, the rooms are large, comfortable and clean. The food is good, we ate one evening in the palace, all traditional Ladakhi food beautifully cooked, one evening at the restaurant below which is owned and run by the palace with a more international menu. We met the King, who was friendly and charming, in all all a truly amazing place to stay in Ladakh.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trail35722092163 wrote a review Jul 2023
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This was an excellent experience I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the cold weather and wants to explore the world but I advise you to wear a thick layer jacket 🧥 to Leh to protect you from the cold and you need to visit the Buddha statue inside is a very nice temple and next to that is a place that sells snacks ice cream and chai
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Shoba G wrote a review Jul 2023
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This is a living heritage and the Namgyal family are the custodians of this heritage . The location itself is stunning and the rooms are carefully designed in keeping with the traditional styles with low dealing , and a studding view of the Stok range . A most comfortable stay seeped in history.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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savvy_dave wrote a review Jul 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1856 contributions951 helpful votes
We had one night in Stok Palace upon arrival in Leh and it was the perfect place to relax and acclimatize. Very warm welcome from Rinchen, a delightful lady who took very good care of us throughout our short stay. We stayed in tow standard suites which were warm and cosy and furnished beautifully with local textiles and wooden furniture. we were welcomed with tea, cookies and dried apricots. Beds were super comfy and bathrooms modern with hot water when required. It was lovely being able to wander around the palace, and share puja with the resident monk in the royal temple. As well as the wonderful service from Miss Rinchen and colleagues, the highlight was the food. It was the best we had in Ladakh. We particularly loved the special garlic soup, which is supposed to help combat altitude sickness. For us, one night was enough, but I would highly recommend a short stay in this atmospheric and very welcoming place.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Quest17687907242 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Very warm people, amazing welcome and an amazing stay. Green and beautiful gardens, surrounded by snow capped mountains. Best recommend for acclimatization. Heritage palace to be viewed with loads of history
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stok Palace Heritage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Namgyal Tsemo Monastery (0.3 km), Din Brothers Jewellers (0.4 km), and Leh Royal Palace (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sorriso Pizza & Meal Mastiyaan, Brazil Café Leh, and Neha Snacks.
Does Stok Palace Heritage Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Stok Palace Heritage Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Stok Palace Heritage Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort (1.9 km).