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“old & heritage property but horribly kept!”
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Mehar's
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Dalhousie
Mumbai, India
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“old & heritage property but horribly kept!”
Reviewed 27 August 2012

no doubt a budget place at the main centre of Dalhousie but it is in a real bad state! The property is huge with a lot of heritage value considering Subhas Chandra Bose stayed here. But guess they have really not looked after it since then!
The rooms and bathrooms are huge but be careful once you are in it. Do cross check for insects, lizards etc which would be residing at that place and might have their small family with them as well!

The door locks are just for show, if anyone just bangs once, the door might fall! ofcourse you can hear everything in the next room but be careful as from the cracks in the door, people might even be able to see you so use wisely the curtains provided!

i am not even going towards the food cause food can be arranged from wherever in Dalhousie so that should not be an issue.

the only reason I gave 1 star is for its heritage value and the fact that it hosted Netaji!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

This place is a total rip-off.... TOTAL!!
We stayed there in December 2011, considering a busy Christmas time booking was done well in advance. With half the tariff being paid in advance, even though our travel plan was getting hectic - we had to make it till there.

Considering we were on the road for more than 8 hours, this place was not worth as end of our tiresome journey. It has two wings - Super vintage and vintage; no kidding!!

To our surprise, despite being Christmas vacations there were hardly any guests beside us. First they took us to the super-vintage section. Here, rooms were smelly, dusty and seemed like not opened for eons. Next, they suggested staying in a charming room atop winding staircase. Even though the view was good, the room was crooked and floor was creaking.

At last they gave us a spacious room near the reception. We could actually hear word-to-word from their reception counter. As mentioned the room was spacious enough to accommodate us, but its bathroom requires a special mention. At the end of corridor with old plumbing system - modestly clean and sparsely giving warm water. All in all not a good experience.

As far as this hill station is considered; will suggest people to stay away during winters. We hardly came across any tourist. Lack of people resulted in lack of amenities. Like there were hardly any places open to eat, as this being low season.

If in search of good food, then would suggest Punjabi restaurant near Subhash chowk church. There are two of them, although we tried only one the next also seems pretty decent.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

The location is excellent with good space to wander around. This is a very old building, but with some charming rooms (there are also some terrible rooms, so make sure to book a deluxe room). I had made an advancereservation but was shocked to see a pathetic room (ground floor , near reception). When protested the Manager was willing to shift to another block with OK room. Persistance (and luck) helped, and we moved to a charming block (I donot remember the block number, we got the upstairs room), but this is the last block. I definitely think they can do a better maintenance (for the money we spent 1200/= day). If not the peak season the rate could be bargained. There is a restaurant, but the food is just OK, and we preferered to eat out. We (my wife and daughter) enjoyed sitting down in the benches provided in the open space, listening to the chiping of birds, cacophony of langurs and feeling the mist engulf us.

  • Liked — One block has a colonial charm
  • Disliked — bathrooms could definitley need some rennovation
  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mehar's

Property: Mehar's
Address: Near Gandhi Chowk, Dalhousie 176304, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Chamba District > Dalhousie
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Dalhousie
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,944 - ₹ 2,916
Hotel Class:2 star — Mehar's 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Mehar's Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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