We stayed here for 4 nights and found the hotel to be a basic budget hotel. Since we booked better quality room, it was fine. However downside was there are no fans in rooms and at times it becomes suffocating due to lack of ventilation. Food in restaurant was basic, nothing great but bad part is unfriendly staff in restaurant. Other staff was ok. Room was large and bathroom was also fine. Cost of taxi to market was about Rs 300. There is a small lawn in the hotel which was fine. Hotel is also closer to Airport. Overall hotel is ok if you are on smaller budget.
Stayed for more than a week in The Kaal and had a great time.
All the staff people from the reception to the kitchen and room service were very courteous and helpful irrespective of any time fo the day.
They helped me out with the inner line permits and advised us on the nearby attractions.
Great food is provided by the kitchen staff, their dinner buffet is amazing.
Last but not the least, Stanzin, the owner, is a very nice and kind person, listens to your issue and gets things done accordingly.
Definitely recommended.! 👍🏽
This Hotel Kaal was booked by my Travel Agency, A very big name in Travel Industry of India, personally I would never ever have booked this hotel. I was suppose to stay for 4 nights but checked out after 2 nights and shifted to another hotel.The Deluxe Room was booked for me but on checking with hotel it was learnt that Hotel do not provide Tea Maker in Deluxe Rooms. I got the room uograded to suite room by paying Rs 1000 extra per night. Family room is very big of course.
The hotel is far from main market area and there is nothing nearby. Cab will cost 200 one way to go to city. While hotel is near to airport, cab will cost 250+ bucks for a 5 mins ride (may b 0.6 kms only) which is a blackmail.
Staff seemed not keen on providing any service. At 8 am in morning the room service refused to provide Bottle of water. My room was with MAP plan.
On the first day dinner was buffet but with very limited choice. Next day Morning the same was the case with breakfast which was just bland affair. On 2nd day there was no buffet dinner but a fixed veg thali with daal and sabji with chapati n boiled rice. No soup, no salad, no papads, no curd/raita, no nonveg dish and above all no sweet dish. We were being treated as forced persons to whom free food was to be served or one can say beggars. There was no one to listen to us we were just at the mercy of restaraunt waiter.
TV channels were very limited. No news channel except for DD.
In the name toiletries only soap and moisturizer was provided.
I travel a lot and might have stayed in 250 plus small and big hotels but never had such pathetic experience which I had at The Kaal Hotel.
We only spent a single night here on our way to Tsomoriri, but it proved to be the perfect rest stop. Very comfortable room with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We really enjoyed our tea in the front garden, where we were somehow shielded from the wind.
Hotel In serious need of maintenance. bathroom smelt disgusting and was dirty, basin broken and stuck together with sealant and was filthy around rim and cabinet underneath was damp and stinking. large areas of damp on walls and ceilings, electrics i consider dangerous. We tried two rooms of differing quality but both had issues. seems that it caters for quick passing trade and has not updated essential items in some time. one of our party had to stay in alternate hotel first night as his room was uninhabitable. We found another hotel for rest of stay in Leh.