This resort is now managed by Club Mahindra, and it was therefore disappointing to find it below par to their usual standard. It is located about 3 hours drive from Dehradun station and 1.5 hours drive from Mussoorie. The taxi fare from Dehradun to Kanatal was Rs 2000, and there is a pre-pay facility outside the station.
It is not advisable to undertake the drive to/from Mussoorie after a big meal, as the road is very windy and having done this trip four times during our stay we experienced varying degrees of travel sicknesss during every trip.
The resort is in a nice peaceful location opposite a pine forest, a walk through which offers beautiful views of the Himalayas on a clear day.
Quality of accommodation at the resort was good, however we did have problem with the availability of hot water at night. This remained unresolved despite making two complaints to the General Manager, who seemed to think that the problem was an old one and had been taken care of.
Staff at the resort can appear unresponsive, especially in the restaurant where repeated requests had to be made.
On the return trip back to Dehradun station the taxi was organised by the resort, fare was Rs 2500 (25% more than the inbound taxi fare), which seems comparatively excessive.
On the whole I would suggest that if you are looking for a frustration free holiday, avoid this in the short to medium term. These comments have also been passed on to Club Mahindra.......no response yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Club Mahindra Kanatal, a name for restoration, is a concept based spa resort located in the Himalayan vicinity. An insignia for absolute living, Club Mahindra Kanatal resort, with its exquisite range of spa therapies, christened as Rasayana, extends the essential ingredients for exploring the true self. In an encapsulation, Club Mahindra Kanatal resort is the most precise term for natural curing by way of sophisticated spa treatments. Guest is priority and thus all efforts are extended to enable a pleasant stay, thus attributing special focus to the culinary preferences of the residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kanatal Hotel Tehri
- Club Mahindra Kanatal India/New Tehri, Uttarakhand