We had heard a lot about Mount Abbot but were disappointed. The place has a homely feel-- which is nice but was not well maintained. The bathrooms in the ground floor were smelly and even had cigarette butts (so not cleaned from a previous visitor-- ekes!!).
The Mandir on the 1st floor is a nice touch and the views form the rooms on the 1st floor is nice.
The place is powered by invertors which can’t cope if there is a breakdown. Which happened when we were there. No power supply for 24 hours. The invertor ran out in 6 hours and all night and most of next day there was no POWER. Which meant water stooped about 11am. After that u had to fill our own flush tanks with buckets (Not an ideal way to spend a vacation)
Get this--- after the 1st day they had no milk for the kids the next morning. By end of day one Biscuits had run out. And the evening PADOKAs were made of mustard oil as the OIL had finished. Now this doesn’t look like a place equipped to manage 4 families (That’s what they say). We were 2 families and they had 10 days notice for our booking. These are not excusable. Yes power supply can be hit but your ration supply.
The Drive up is tiresome (no one says that..) It’s a scenic drive and for most of the way the roads are good and empty so u really do enjoy the drive except for the driver as you cannot do beyond 35kmph and it’s a long drive up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Himalayan ranges, near Lohaghat, Abbott Mount is one of the few heritage cottages in this untouched picturesque area. Abbott Mount Lodge has been recently refurbished but retains its century old charm and is ideal for relaxation in the lap of nature. We are now taking bookings for people to come and experience the magic that monsoon brings to this charming estate. Walk amidst the clouds and lose yourself in the misty greenery....And truly find yourself again...Abbott Mount, the heaven on earth awaits..... Please note that this place has a self-service kitchen. You may bring your own rations and we can hire a cook for you. Or you may use the kitchen yourselves. This place is ideal for long & short stays. We charge you only for accommodation. Pre-Booking is required. Please do not expect to land there and avail accommodation. Water is sometimes in short supply, do check the availability of water with us before making a booking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbott Mount Cottage Lohaghat, Uttarakhand