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AyurVAID Kalmatia
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Almora
Reviewed 13 March 2016

its a very neat and clean place. the staff is good and food above average. no tv so kids find it tough to stay here. they have a wonderful nature walk in the premisis. the rooms are ethnic and we felt hot in the rooms since we went in augest. from the room balcony we could actually see different birds and there was birds nest in our balcony which made a pleasant watch. all rooms are named after birds

Room Tip: avoid the rooms with a split level. they seemed claustrophobic to me
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dr Gautam U
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Kalmatia, Guest Relations Manager at AyurVAID Kalmatia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Dear Dr. Gautam U, Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences at AyurVAID, Kalmatia with us. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you enjoyed the stay and the healing experience offered. Your compliments about the staff, ambience and food mean a lot to us and we vow to keep improving. Thanks for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you again :) Regards, AyurVAID

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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Had a wonderful and peaceful weeklong stay. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and the food was fantastic. Very comfortable lodgings and beautiful scenery. Coordinating transportation was a snap and guided hikes nearby were wonderful.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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1  Thank Melyan D
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KalmatiaAyurVAID, General Manager at AyurVAID Kalmatia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Melyan,

Thank you very much. We too were delighted to have you staying with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm wishes,

Rajiv

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great retreat for individuals or small groups traveling together. We visited for 1 week in January and were treated royally by the staff. Although the 4 of us were the only visitors for most of the week, the staff attended to all of our needs. Each breakfast and dinner was unique, served in style and delicious. The dinners offered were indian, italian and french, all beginning with soup and ending with dessert.

The staff made numerous recommendations for daily visits, including treks in Binsar, visit to Jageshwar, Almora and Kousani Shawl Factory. They arranged the driver, packed a picnic lunch if requested and provided a local tour around the resort with a guide.

The rooms were lovely, with outstanding views of the valley and high mountains. Days in January were sunny and in the 60's with nights falling into the 30's or 40's. No problems here though since the staff had our wood burning stove roaring by 5 PM and placed hot water bottles in our beds while we were at dinner.

I highly recommend Kalmatia to India travelers. It offers both a respite from busy, chaotic india and interesting day trips for the full week.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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3  Thank Candice C
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KalmatiaAyurVAID, General Manager at AyurVAID Kalmatia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Ms. Candice,

Thank you so much for your heartwarming comments. We truly were delighted to serve you and to ensure that your stay was to your complete satisfaction.

Do stay in touch.

Warm wishes,

Rajiv

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

its been three long years since I visited Kalmatia. It's still as fresh in our memory like it happened yesterday. Who can forget the wonderful views of Nanda Devi, its massiff changing colours as the Sun makes its daily round, hiding behind the clouds from time to time only to emerge again displaying its awesome glory. The food was fantastic, the breakfast especially. Imagine sipping a hot cup of tea facing a snow-capped mountain glistening in the morning sun. We stayed in Owl, a quaint little cottage, perfect for our family of three.

The best part was the walk around the property, surrounded by deep valleys, bathed in crisp fresh mountain air that is Godsend for city folks like us. And finally who can forget the friendly and supportive staff, especially manager Narendra who was more like a friend and guide. Looking forward to more visits here.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank Essen2406
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KalmatiaAyurVAID, General Manager at AyurVAID Kalmatia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you so much. Indeed, it is the warmth of our guests that inspires us to serve you better. Very happy to know that your family and you had a fulfilling stay. Look forward to having you over at Kalmatia again soon.

Rajiv

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

8 or 10 cottages flowing down the mountainside and facing toward the Himalayas across the valley. A few miles outside of Almora. Wood stoves warming at night, spacious cottages, nice bathrooms, total cleanliness and fab views of the mountains when the weather clears. My cottage contained a sleeping area, a step down sitting room, the bath and a terrace. Situated at 7000 foot elevation. A separate lounge connected to the dining room with very good food (all meals included in the room cost). A variety of cuisines with new menus each noon and night. Lovely management (Narindra and Imogene) and friendly, hardworking staff. A walking trail and views on both sides of the ridge. 3 nights. One day driving to the sights to the north and second day driving to the sights to the south. Really worthwhile. Almora has a wondrous market street (no vehicles) which was friendly and almost magical walking under umbrellas in an unseasonable rain in March. Almora not a place for first timers but definitely a place for those who are drawn to India and looking for new adventures. Combine with Landsdowne and Hardiwar (too good to be true). Remnants of the Raj and the living Hindu Ganges. Delhi to Kathgodam by good overnight train (reserve the whole 4 berth compartment), then car and driver to Almora, Landsdowne and Hardiwar. Day train back to Delhi. Just a part of my last trip to India.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Richard2001ca
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Kalmatia, Guest Relations Manager at AyurVAID Kalmatia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Dear Richard, Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences at AyurVAID, Kalmatia with us. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you enjoyed the stay and the healing experience offered. Your compliments about the staff, ambience and food mean a lot to us and we vow to keep improving. Thanks for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you again :) Regards, AyurVAID

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Additional Information about AyurVAID Kalmatia

Address: Kasar Devi | Upper Binsar Road, Almora 263601, India (Formerly Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort)
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Almora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Almora
Price Range: ₹ 24,038 - ₹ 31,985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kalmatia Sangam, the preferred holiday destination in the Kumaon Himalayas is now AyurVAID Kalmatia, a classical Ayurveda healing destination managed by AyurVAID, pioneer & leader in precision Ayurveda for disease reversal and sustained wellbeing. The magical Kalmatia experience is now uniquely enhanced with the power of gentle and natural Ayurveda healing for body, mind and soul. Pure Ayurveda, uniquely personalised to suit your health needs, can now be experienced in the most salubrious of environs - Devbhoomi in the Himalayas. Delicious, healthy, vegetarian cuisine complemented with dinacharya (daily health routine) and with Ayurveda therapy that detoxifies, de-stresses, reverses disease and restores wellbeing. For families & friends who love the Himalayas, AyurVAID Kalmatia offers a Health Holiday experience customized for each member to correct emerging health risks and to enhance health while vacationing together. At AyurVAID Kalmatia, discover the pristine Kumaon Himalayas; rediscover your inner pure self in all its dimensions. Apart from this AyurVAID Kalmatia continues to be the paradise for tourists for all occasions--either for spiritual or wildlife or trekking or village walks or bird watching --- we have all under the most qualified guides who can take care of your requirement. A highly personalized, caring and service that match in the industry (as we stand first in TripAdvisor) awaits you at our beautiful location in the lap of Himalayan resort. Eight unique and tastefully furnished cottages offer you peace and serenity in the lap of nature. Enjoy a variety of cuisines at our 'Vegetarian Restaurant' where all our produce is homemade, including bread, cakes, jams and pickles. A paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, the resort is also an ideal starting point for many scenic walks and treks. Local English speaking guides are available, village treks with stays in traditional villages houses are also an option and we are well located for sightseeing trips to the famous Jageshwar Temple complex, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Katarmal Sun temple. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kalmatia Sangam Almora
Kalmatia Sangam Hotel Almora
AyurVAID Kalmatia Almora, Uttarakhand

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