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“A bit steep; But totally worth it” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Snow Hermitage Resort
Ranked #63 of 69 Hotels in Dharamsala
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A bit steep; But totally worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

The first thing you should know about this particular Resort is that it is in an isolated place away from Dharmshala... The Main Market is about 3 km away and Mc Leod Gunj is about 20 km away... So, if you do not have your own vehicle, re-consider staying here...

Now coming to all the good parts...
The service was outstanding. I reached quite late at night and the staff was up waiting to greet me. The manager is totally legit. The package was totally worth it...
I went on a family trip where money was not an issue. Putting it all together - We spent 20,000 on a Deluxe Suite for two with two extra beds put in... In this amount, we got the room and unlimited Room Service including Breakfast, Tea/Coffee/Juices, and Dinner... Food is not a problem as almost all the food up there is brilliant.
The place is Clean and people are really helpful and friendly. Moreover, It is isolated. Very quite. And the view from the rooms, astonishing... Packed in the Dhauladar Range... Dharmshala is definitely a place to go to...

Tips - Carry an umbrella. Warm clothes not required. Hoody does help in the constant rain though.
If you are going with family - get yourself a vehicle and do the touristy stuff... Won't get into the details of that...
If you are going on your own/with friends - make sure you trek... That is the bigger side to this destination. There are a number of Trekking Trails...

4 people trip where we lived like kings - a grand total of Rs. 50,000. That includes everything from the moment I took my car out from my complex in Delhi to when I parked it back in there... Oh, and Driver's accommodation and food was included...
Check out all the different packages. I Got the deluxe sweet for 4000 a night + 25% for every extra bed. So 6000 in total plus taxes... 7,500 per night round about... Room was more than big enough to keep four of us in...

Alcohol is not served in the hotels, but the chap will get whatever you want for you...

Have Fun,
And when I'm done with my travelogue for this trip - I'll post the link up with the photos and everything...

Regards,
Preet Tyagi...
[PS - I'm 21 years old, I had a completely sober trip with two aunts and my mother --- and I love it --- That says something]

http://www.snowhermitage.com/ --- my room was the one which is separately lined out bang in the centre... The two big windows together...

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2011

The hotel is approx 4 km from the the nearest market. If u dont have your vehicle it is a bit of a problem cause a rickshaw/taxi charges about 200 Rs to the station. It is away from the market and is a quite place and u get a glimpse of the Dhaludar ranges (covered with snow if in the winter season) from the hotel balcony. Also u can see the new Dharamshala cricket ground (thought a bit far) from the hotel. Even though we stayed in the hoetl when the IPL matches were being played the hotel was hardly occupied. The rooms were big, clean and the food was good thogh the spread was not big. They have a swimming pool but is not well maintained.If a person likes to stay at quiet places which are away from the hustle bustle then this is a good place and those who like a much more vibrant place should stay at Mclloyd gunj where there are a lot os shopping activities and hotels and is full of foreigners and tourists and is even cooler than Dharamshala.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank soniabadlani
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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139 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2010

The hotel is on the foothills of extended Dhauladhar range. It is far away from the din and bustle of the Dharamsala city. It is located on a hillock(?). From road level impressive flight of stairs go up the the reception and rooms. One can, however, alternatively use the lift and then walk straight to the reception through an open corridor that gives a beautiful panoramic view of the hills, valley and river all around. The swimming pool below and a small garden are attractive.
The room we stayed was cosy with a balcony to the east/south. The view of Dhauladhar (incidentally it was snow capped those days) and the valley was picturesque. On the western side, the colourful HPCA Cricket stadium and the undulated valley looked awesome.
The travel spots in and around included Norbulingka, Cricket stadium, a Tea Estate, Dharamsala town. The long walks in the morning and evening rejuvenated us.
The hotel has a good retaurant where we got the food we needed. The service standards are very good in terms of quality and quantity of food and timely servings. The rooms are well appointed and attendants are prompt.
All in all a very satisfactory experience which means we would like to visit this hotel again. Also, recommend others to visit.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
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Delhi
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

The hotel is located in beautiful valleys and very near to cricket stadium. the service quality is very good. the rooms are really nice and its value for money. One of very good option to stay .

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank anky2207
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Mumbai
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143 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

The Snow Hermitage Hotel on Khaniyara Road is one of the nicest places to stay in during a visit to Dharamsala rather than other crowded locations up in McLeodgunj.
The Hotel offers spacious rooms with wooden flooring providing the much needed warmth. The hallmark of this place are the stunning views of the snow clad Dhauladhar range from the balconies of each and every room. A breakfast in the small garden amongst chirrping birds can be organised by the ever helpful staff.Its a little off the main city, hence quieter though commuting may be a small problem.
All in all a happy experience.

  • Liked — Stunning views of the Dhauladhar range
  • Disliked — Distance and commuting from city
  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Docsport
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Additional Information about Snow Hermitage Resort

Property: Snow Hermitage Resort
Address: Khanniara Road, Kangra District, Dharamsala 176215, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 69 Hotels in Dharamsala
Price range (per night): $63 - $84
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow Hermitage Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Snow Hermitage Resort Dharamsala, Asia

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