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“Where did all the people stay that reported this was a good economical hotel? Definately not here!”
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Hotel Akash
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in McLeod Ganj
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Where did all the people stay that reported this was a good economical hotel? Definately not here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

We make reservations by e-mail in advance and called two days ahead to reconfirm, only to arrive at 5:30 PM in a down pour of rain to discover our room had been given to someone else! Accommodations at another hotel were secured, through another person, for the first night and then I returned to stay at the Hotel Akash in their "deluxe" room for two nights. It was manageable as far as being clean by India standards and there was hot water. But, after meeting travelers in McLeod Ganj and visiting the Green Hotel and the Om Hotel I learned the Hotel Akash was definitely overpriced for what was offered! The lobby which looks lovely in the photograph was dark and depressing. The staff was no help in any way. The bathrooms had open vents to other rooms and to the passage between rooms. The noise was incredible - dogs and parties on the floor patio. One night I thought a dog was actually on the second floor by my room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I stayed here for one night in Mid April 2012, the hotel is around half a mile down on Jogiwara Road, from Main square. The hotel lobby was clean and so was the room on the ground floor where we stayed. The view of the snow mountains was great from the room and the roof top and that's the USP of this hotel. Cafe Arabica has been out of existence for long it seems.

The hotel had so many positive reviews and pics so I was hoping it to be buzzing with people and energy, but it looked very stranded. We saw the room one day in advance and paid 200 rs advance and decided to check in the next day.

The manager (who pretended to be the owner) was a dark kashmiri Indian with curly hair and really funny accent. He could barely speak english but tried to mimic all the countries' accents :)

I tried hard to keep myself from giggling while in front of him. But he was a nice chap, helpful in giving directions and advice.

Rooms were clean with clean toilets and running hot water. Linen was changed regularly so that's nice.

The only problem was with the guys smoking Pot as mentioned in one of the earlier reviews. Although its pretty much every where in McL, but seeing the pics of the hotel and its own website, almost convinced me I will find a lot of dopers here. But the one's I could find smoking a joint were the Manager and his helper, puffing the magic dragon, right below the NO SMOKING sign :)

No tea coffee that i could see. Water filter wasn't working either. Manager suggested to get it filled from any busy restaurant.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

The hotel manager is very hospitable and helpful. My stay was very comfortable. They have all amenities very close by, just ask. The location is great, very central. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

really good size airy, light rooms most with balcony's and with private bathroom. Clean and good value with really lovely staff. Good location as its just five minutes walk from the main square but out of the crazy noisy traffic. It also has an empty roof top terrace which really nice to sit in peace in the sunshine.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Jaipur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

The rooms were extremely dusty. Woke up every mornng stuffed. In the evenings the place was really boring as the owners and their friends smokes copious amount of pot in the commune area.
So, if you don't want to smell of pot pot, there was no where to go besides your room.
Boring and dusty

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Akash

Property: Hotel Akash
Address: Jogiwara Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala > McLeod Ganj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in McLeod Ganj
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,917 - ₹ 6,483
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Happy People, a cozy place and ahomelike atmosphere!All you need for a perfect andmemorable stay, you will find it here,at our little place with a big heart! ... more   less 
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