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Review of HPTDC Log Huts

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HPTDC Log Huts
Ranked #16 of 324 Speciality Lodging in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stayed here for five days in June, had booked two huts (#1 & #2) as we were with the whole family. Firstly, the location is great - away from the busy town, and off in a secluded area. There is lots of greenery, a nice large lawn with chairs and a swing, and beautiful flowers and plenty of trees. The view of the mountains is also good.

The huts themselves are cozy and comfortable. Each hut has two bedrooms and two baths - both are comfortable and clean. There is also a nice living room with dining area, and a kitchenette. We often had dinner served in the hut, and the staff were very efficient in this regard. While some may feel the interior shows its age, it is nonetheless comfortable.

Some of the meals we had across the road, where they run an open air cafe/restuarant.

Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would love to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Went for a holiday to manali -orchard huts-was great could not be a better location ,dont think any other place i would have liked location wise.Only problem was the cottage was far way and too many steps needed to be climbed to reach there.Was with my in -laws who are old and frail, but the HP TDC team -Mr Kuldip Sharma and his team were very thoughtful and immediately shifted us to the nearby cottage the next day inspite of the rush season.

Further i found the service very responsive and any call would get immediate attention.

Finally as my in laws wanted to rest and continue their stay in manali we requested if our stay could be continued at manali log huts cottage,Mr Sharma when found that the cottage was available gave it for 2 days additional before we proceeded for Naggar

The breakfast and dinner too was excellent...good north Indian food.

One should only go for Manali log huts or orchard huts as the first preference..

Thank you very much Mr Kuldip Sharma and team for making the holiday memorable

Finally when we left ,we forgot 2 important CDs taken as momentos from Naggar Roerich museum.the Naggar Palace team and Mr Kuldip Sharma coordinated and My CDs were couriered to Mumbai.This was unbelievable....I am really grateful.It was not just hospitality ,it was Indian tradition of taking good care of your guests.

Thank you once again

Mrs Shah and Family

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank shahrs
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

The hut we stayed in had 2 bedrooms with 2 en-suits, living/dining room (with flat screen tv) and a kitchen.

The bedrooms are of a good size but are not exactly modern, however this just adds to the charm of the place! The bathrooms are more up to date and include shower with hot water etc.

The kitchen is very basic and not really up to UK standard but as we did not use this it was not a problem.

The huts are set away from each other with their own bit of greenery, meaning you have a lot of privacy and can enjoy a peaceful stay here.

We ordered room service of local cuisine which was top notch along with the service.

It does get quite cold here in the evenings but 1970’s style retro heaters are provided in the rooms.

The views from these huts are breathtaking and definitely worth the extra 5 minutes drive.

Overall this was a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quite place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Manali.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

I always loved HPTDC places. Most of the properties are colonial structures. At loghuts the premium huts (3 units) i guess are quite old and nicely designed.
The location has one of the best views of snowcapped mountains which one can see from the window of the living room.
Each hut has a private lawn and inside 2 bedrooms, a living room & a kitchen. The kitchen has a backdoor entry so if you choose to have a cook for you during your stay (a wise decision) you have the food cooked in your kitchen with out compromising your privacy.
Its a perfect place if you wish to spend most of your time relaxing in and around your room.

There are smaller huts as well, they seems to be build recently. don't know much about the inside.

This place is around 2 KM from the bus stand.Taxis can be arranged from the travel desk.

The staff is helpful with in the laid guidelines (remember its a govt hotel)

PS - in summer, if you wish to play in snow. Check if the snow is there at the ropeway @ solang vally and avoid the trip to Rohtang / Gulaba.

Room Tip: All teh 3 Huts are equally good.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Thank IDelta
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

A couple friend of mine and I went to Manali for a few days and we decided to stay here because we could get cottages here as opposed to hotel rooms. Best decision ever.
For one thing, we went in an off-peak season, so the place was not crowded. So, not only did we have our own cottage (with two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen), it felt like we had the entire area to ourselves. And the view was gorgeous -- there were snow-capped Himalayan peaks all around us, just outside our cottage. There was a nice wooden bench outside the hut where we would sit and read some days.
These cottages are maybe a 20-25 min walk from the main drag in Manali, and are up a hill. So, if you plan to walk everywhere, it can be a bit of a hike. We sometimes walked, and sometimes just took a cab from the city, which wasn't too expensive.
These guys have a kitchen of some kind so if you give them advance notice, they'll bring you meals. We had a couple of meals here, and they were simple, tasty, and we didn't set sick, so that was good. When my friends went for a hike, they even made us some packed lunch. Service was decent, but slow, so don't expect hotel-like facilities.
The feel was more rural, and slow, and very quiet.
Even though March is not the peak of the cold season, it can get pretty cold at night -- and they only had an electric rod room heater in each of our rooms. So we had to use a lot of blankets, and often slept in our sweaters and socks, to stay warm. That was probably the only drawback for me. I believe some of the bigger hotels in manali offer central heating.
Overall, however, I would definitely recommend it, but suggest being prepared for the cold (depending on when you go).
Oh, and be careful of the monkeys that sometimes decide to stop by!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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2  Thank bubblesanand
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Additional Information about HPTDC Log Huts

Address: Hptdc, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
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Ranked #16 of 324 Speciality Lodging in Manali
Price Range: ₹ 6,187 - ₹ 7,945 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12

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