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“Good hotel and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Kaal

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The Kaal
Ranked #10 of 74 Hotels in Leh
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
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108 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good hotel and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

It is a great hotel with amazing service. The rooms are cozy and comfy. The hotel could have been better located as it is a 20-30min walk to the city centre. Frequent power cuts at odd times are irritating.
The service and the food more than makes up for all the bad qualities. I would definitely go to the hotel again.

Room Tip: Three suites in the hotel are the best rooms with amazing interiors.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed at hotel kaal on june 15th .it was a traditonal and a very pleasant stay in leh .. We selected the place basis reviews on tripadvisor and the decision proved to be correct. Whenever we return to leh ladakh next, we are sure to stay here again....It’s a outstanding place both for couples and for families with kids.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

average hotel - all services provided can be rated average at best! the staff is courteous (like most of ladakhis) and has good intentions, but unfortunately their actions do not match their intentions. It took me 2 days (in a 3 day stay) and 5-6 discussions with the hotel manager to get the TV/satellite reception in my room to get working, ditto for telephone in room.

Food was specially bad, catering mostly to the gujju tourist crowd. As a tourist when I travel, i like to taste some local cuisine and in this hotel, they did not even seem to have momos in any of their set meals. breakfast was pathetic too but i survived on omlettes which they were kind enough to custom make for me.

My advise for fellow travellers would be to avoid this hotel and look for others in the middle of or closer to main market. In any case, most hotels in Leh look and feel alike, mostly all are managed by crews from himachal or jammu/srinagar who shuttle between Goa and Leh every 6 months.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

If you are looking for a good location in Leh, then you could look at Kaal. Far from the hustle-bustle of the town, this offers living in serene environment. View from the rooms is also great - you can see snow-clad mountains & the airport.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank srini05
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2010

It has nice wood architect ,good food because we were only two of us staying there, taken closed care, first night was a nightmare with screaming dogs.
hotel is too far from the town, every taxi ride cost me 100$rupee .

  • Stayed June 2009
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2 Thank hoesmither
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Additional Information about The Kaal

Property: The Kaal
Address: | Skara, Leh 194101, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Leh
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,137 - ₹ 6,529
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kaal 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Kaal is situated in Skara Leh, only 1.5 kilometers away from the main market area and 1 km away from the airport . It is constructed keeping in mind the boutique concept in Indian hospitality with a perfect blend of Tibetan tradition and contemporary amenities in the hotel. The hotel has a view of the mountain ranges and lush green agriculture fields. Situated in the heart of the ancient city of Leh, The kaal is a luxurious but reasonably priced hotel which is located in a calm green garden area with a splendid view of the Himalayan Mountains. The kaal ladakh also embodies best of local traditions architecture as well as luxurious accommodation to create a unique experience . It is a complete holiday hotel with all modern facilities. We cater to the needs of all travelers, offering exceptional service and unforgetable hospitality one desires for a perfect and a memorable stay in ladakh. ... more   less 
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