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Avijit Dutt
New Delhi, India

Himalayan Rhapsody

Review of Itmenaan Estate
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2023
It’s rare that one can say, “they really got that right”! Tucked into the hillside a score of miles away from Jageshwar, you drive 3 klicks through a rough unmade road and then climb down from the car park to the Estate. Roses of all hues in clusters welcome you. The chefs are excellent and the service superlative, goaded on by Amit K the GM. A sharp shower and the Nanda Devi showed herself, almost to reward you. With every last detail looked after and the delightful interiors done by the promoter's wife, it was really special. Thanks!
Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this review
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Hi OnlyAvijit,

It was wonderful to have you stay at Itmenaan Estate and thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

My team and I are delighted to know that you had an excellent stay with us and enjoyed the stay in its entirety - from its favorable location, spacious rooms, and most importantly our hospitable service.

We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the future. In the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

With our very best wishes,
Team Itmenaan.
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    Reviewed 7 May 2023

    Itmenaan has been beyond wonderful in experience for me! The locations (I stayed at Itmenaan Estate and Fredy’s) are gorgeous. Service and food customised and delivered with care and love.

    I am coming back in October. PS totally safe and supportive for solo travels. The managers on site Amit (Itmenaan Estate) and Anand (Fredy’s) saw to every detail and listened.

    Date of stay: May 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled solo
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    Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

    Hi KashmiraMody,

    Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Special thanks for highlighting the property, amenities.

    We'd be more than delighted to host you back at Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the near future. In the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

    With our very best wishes,
    Team Itmenaan.

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    Reviewed 28 April 2023

    This place is serene and peaceful. Loved staying in this beautiful estate with great ambiance and hospitality. The rooms were spacious. The surrounding nature with beautiful and colourful birds chirping is memorable and makes you feel happy. This is one such place I would surely visit frequently.

    Date of stay: April 2023
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    Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

    Hi Climber32442200637,

    Thank you so much for your brilliant review. It is heartening to note that you enjoyed all aspects of your sojourn at Itmenaan Estate.

    We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and our team took very good care of you, and loved the food. I have shared your feedback with the entire team; they are also happy to learn the same.

    Thank you for highlighting the property views, ambiance, rooms, and the surrounding.

    Itmenaan properties are a labour of love and a carefully curated offering, it is genuinely satisfying to see that discerning and evolved travelers such as you are observing and applauding the same.

    We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the near future. In the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

    With our very best wishes,
    Team Itmenaan.

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    Reviewed 27 April 2023

    My friend and I spent 3 nights at Thikalna estate and 3 nights at Itmenaan. It was a most exhilarating experience. The two estates offer differing experiences with 2 common elements - great food and excellent service.
    Itmenaan: the estate is in a beautiful location overlooking the valley with step cultivation as well as rolling hills as far as eye can see. On a clear day the ice capped peaks of Trishul, NandaDevi and adjoining peaks are rivetting. The rooms are extremely comfortable, the service is great and the food excellent. Guests must be aware that the resort is located on a hillside, so climbing up and down to and from dining area is a given. Amit is a superb manager! You can walk and hike peacefully in the surrounding hills - its very safe with very less traffic.
    Thikalna: this is a remote little cottage with 2 rooms perched on a ridge with 240 degree views that are breathtaking. The only sound is that of the wind. The views of the Himalayas are stupendous. The cottage is rustic but very cozy; 2 guys were sent ahead to welcome us - the chef is extremely talented and Govind made our stay extremely comfortable. A lot of walking/climbing is required so do be prepared! This place is a gem for those who love solitude, nature, walking and quiet contemplation. Though my last 2 days were solo, I felt safe and had a wonderful experience!

    Room tip: Both Thikalna and Itmenaan are unsuitable for senior citizens or those who are physically unfit. Climbing stairs along the hillside ....
    Date of stay: April 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

    Hi Priya,

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at Itmenaan Estate and Thikalna Himalayan Retreat. We are thrilled to hear that you found our properties to be excellent in every aspect, from the staff to the amenities, and especially the food.

    We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and our team took excellent care of you, loved the food and our selection of Excursions. I have shared your feedback with Amit, Govind, and our entire team and they too are happy to learn the same. Special thanks for mentioning the ice-capped view of the Himalayas, rustic architecture, and village walks.

    We'd be more than amused to host you back at Itmenaan Estate again. Keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

    With our very best wishes,
    Team Itmenaan.

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    Reviewed 5 March 2023

    It has been our absolute pleasure & delight to spend time at both Itmenaan Estates & Freddys Bungalow.
    Our guide/host Amit & all staff went above & beyond to welcome us, make us feel at home & give us a truly memorable experience.
    We chose to eat the local Kumanoi food which was delicious & so plentiful !!
    Accommodation was wonderful, with unique historical styles.
    So much to do & see. We asked to go birdwatching & our host arranged this for us.
    We were taken to local village homes & drank chai with local folk which was a very special time for us. Thank you so much for helping us to experience your beautiful areas of Binsar & Bhimtal.
    Mike & Mandy Cooke

    Date of stay: March 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

    Hi Mike and Mandy Cooke,

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at Itmenaan Estate and Fredy's Bungalow. We are thrilled to hear that you found the property to be excellent in every aspect, from the staff to the amenities, and especially the food.

    We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and our team took excellent care of you, loved the food and our selection of Excursions. I have shared your feedback with Amit, and our entire team and they too are happy to learn the same. Special thanks for mentioning the rustic architecture, Kumaoni cuisine, village walks, and the birding tour.

    We'd be more than amused to host you back at Itmenaan Estate again. Keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

    With our very best wishes,
    Team Itmenaan.

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    Reviewed 25 February 2023

    My wife and I stayed at Itmenaan, Chalnichinna for 4 nights and it's been the most delightful and amazing experience. The beautiful and captivating property and the surrounding Himalayan view just uplifts your soul. You can hear a calming and soothing silence here.

    The staff and kitchen defined hospitality and went beyond throughout our stay. The amazing food, most welcoming and accomodating nature of all the staff made it a truly delightful experience. Special thanks to Govindji he made us feel truly at home and conjured up any special requests like a charm!

    Please do let them know if you are fond of dogs, then they let them roam free around the property and do say hello to Jojo from us, he spent most of his time in our room!

    We stayed at more aggressively advertised "luxurious" (but totally lacking in hospitality) properties around the hills in Uttarakhand too and we checked out in less than a day, they come nowhere close to the beauty of Itmenaan nor in the welcome, warmth and hospitality of this fine place.

    Recommended room: Deodar Cottage!

    Date of stay: February 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2023

    Hi Viral169,

    It was wonderful to have you and your wife stay at Itmenaan Estate and thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

    My team and I are delighted to know that you had an excellent stay with us and enjoyed the stay in its entirety - from its ambiance to its tasty food, favorable location, comfortable rooms, and most importantly our hospitable service.

    Special thanks for highlighting our pet-friendliness. The team at Itmenaan lodges is humbled by your kind words of praise for them, we are indeed blessed to have a team that constantly strives to make all our guests feel at home as well as ensure safety and fun during all outdoor experiences.

    We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the near future. In the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news.

    With our very best wishes,
    Team Itmenaan.

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