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“Beautiful Holiday” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Himalayan

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The Himalayan
Ranked #2 of 131 Hotels in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful Holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Gorgeous and convenient location high up in new Manali, The Himayalan is a beautiful stone castle which took over a decade to build (told to us by the owner Nishat, who took excellent care of us).

My husband and I went here in the first week of July for 5 nights, stayed in the Classic as well as the Premier Room. Classic is smaller, but since we got the corner room we had the best view in the hotel of the mountain tops. Premier Room was extremely spacious and had a balcony overlooking the pool.

Rooms are rustic and are very clean, well maintained and same applies to the bathrooms. Bathrooms have a shower cubicle as well as a bathtub. The rooms don't have fans, but are available upon request. You don't really need them as weather is cool all year around. Must keep your windows closed towards the evening so to avoid mosquitoes. If you have an early check-in do mention that to the hotel prior to your arrival. Housekeeping and room service are very efficient. Indian food here is delicious! Breakfast is very average, you would rather go to the wonderful restaurants/cafes close by. Poolside is very nice to eat your meals by or unwind for a drink.

The hotel is relatively new, so everything is not functional. They have a massage room with a male and female masseuse, where I thoroughly enjoyed my massage, but my husband wasn't too happy with his. Book your massage much in advance as well.

Overall we had a great experience, and would definitely visit the property again, especially once it's entirely up and running! Thanks for the hospitality Nishat!

Room Tip: Premier Room No.1 has a balcony, gorgeous view and super spacious!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

My husband and I chose to spend two nights at this amazing hotel this week. As we are familiar with most of Manali, we were pleasantly surprised by a place that felt completely away from everything we had experienced of Manali town. The most impressive aspect of The Himalayan, aside from the natural beauty of the mountain setting, was the attention to detail. Every piece of furniture, every stone staircase, each window casing was well-planned and beautifully crafted. It reminded us of the bed and breakfasts we are accustomed to visiting in the US, though even more grand and luxurious.

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool, which was kept clean and fit beautifully into its flower garden and cottage environment. I will definitely come prepared for a swim next time!

To the owners: Thank you for a truly delightful stay and for your warm hospitality. We feel refreshed and ready to go back to work.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4, which had windows facing tall apple trees. We might go for room 1 next time, wh...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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21 Thank Charlene C
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

Unforgettable few days spent at The Himalayan Resort & Spa! Spectacular location, splendid views & warm & courteous service...One regret only, should have planned a longer stay. Kudos to the The Himalayan team!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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20 Thank Ravi S
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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

In addition to being, by far, the best property in Manali, my fiancee and I were very well looked after by Bobby and Nishat and their wives. They are fine folks who really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work and greetings from Vermont!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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20 Thank Danhee K
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Noida, India
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

The Himalayan is relatively new as not many locals know this place but offers amazing views and a great castle feel to your experience. Nishat, the owner takes personal interest in each guest, guiding you to a pleasant stay and sightseeing. Pros - Spic and span, great views, great property. Cons - Food, good to include Breakfast but nothing more. In case you are stuck beyond check out time (for a few hours) due to weather conditions in Manali, be prepared to spend full/ half day's tariff even if the rooms are unoccupied. But overall fantastic experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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20 Thank Ankitfrenz
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Additional Information about The Himalayan

Property: The Himalayan
Address: Hadimba Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 131 Hotels in Manali
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,084 - ₹ 13,630
Hotel Class:4 star — The Himalayan 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at an elevation of 2003 metres & built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style, The Himalayan is an exclusive boutique resort with an al fresco swimming pool overlooking Manali town. Tucked away in its own cul-de-sac amidst an apple & cherry orchard are 8 opulent guest rooms in the Castle (all with four-poster beds & antique armoires) and 8 cottages (each with 2 Bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, dining & drawing space with functional fire place). The Cottage kitchenettes are equipped with all modern amenities/appliances. All cottages have their own cosy gardens, balconies & mountain views. All rooms come with tea/coffee makers, in-room safes & bespoke bath amenities. Bar, Restaurant & In-room dining is available. Croquet, Trampoline & Table Tennis is provided for children & adults alike. Gymnasium is offered on the premises. Fully equipped Boardroom. An elaborate Spa will be added in the near future. ... more   less 
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