When we visited Manali in Feb 2011, we succeeded to find out the better stays within our budget. As I search on web prior to booking, I like the concept of the riverside stay and the will to stay there got boosted as we came to know that it's hardly within 100 mt from the Bus Station.
We like the room with stoney wall at one side and wooden balcony opening to the small garden which ends up along side of the river Beas. So we enjoyed the coffees, standing in the balcony viewing the snow falls in the green garden, the flowing river just near there and the tall mountain in front, beyond the river-valley.
The location of the hotel is so perfect that we could frequently visit to the main market.
The Hotel staff was good, cooperative and polite. We booked our cab there it self in the hotel where they have a small desk of the cab service. For the 3 days the cab service made us fully utilize our stay and get known to the devbhoomi.
Only a little problem we faced was the meal there which was not that much perfect but the breakfasts were good.