The property is beautifully appointed with each room having a story and a different style of interiors. The warmth and hospitality of the property starts from the check-in itself, and the staff are so warm and friendly, and helpful. Little touches like hot water bottles in the bed each evening, add a wonderful touch of hospitality.
The property is well-located and really close to most of the sights and sounds of McLeodganj. The restaurant is alright, serving indian, international and some tibetan fare. The views are unique, ranging from the monastery nearby to the distant snow capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range. All in all, I would def recommend it, and look forward to visiting again soon.
Hotel is 2min walking from the Dalai Lama Temple Complex and 5min walking from the centre of Mcloedganj. Location is very nice.
We reached there late at night so we had little difficulty in finding the hotel.
Rooms are spacious and big with a private balcony. We took the room on the highest floor which has unobstructed view.
All rooms have different themes - so there are unique and nice. Well furnished with all amenities.
As it was winter, every evening at turndown, they kept hot water bags on the beds which could be used to keep us warm. Room was equipped with heater too.
Food was good - breakfast limited as it wasnt tourist season. But the food was good.
Staff was very friendly and nice. From the reception, housekeeping to the restaurant staff - all were really great.
We spoke to the manager also, Mr. Dorgi - really sweet person and very helpful.
It's run by Tibetans and is one of their main source of income to run the Norbulingka Institute.
It will be considered as one of the premium hotels to stay at in Mcloedganj, room tariff compared to other hotels is high but i guess it's worth it.
The problem with this review is where to start. All the staff are utterly charming and helpful the room ours is called Wild is fantastic. Dinner or breakfast really amazing, if only we could stay longer.
This is a small friendly hotel. It has a wonderfully distinct Tibetan influence. The property is run by Tibetans and all money goes to the Norbulingka institute which funds projects for Tibetan refugees. Our room was a good size and had two small balconies. It was a bit too cold when we went to make use of them. The staff are very helpful. The restaurant is quite plain but the food is very good. We tried both Tibetan and Indian cuisine. You can bring your own alcohol if you want to.
Good location too!
This is a small hotel full of character sitting above the main area of the town, and opposite the Dailai Lama's temple and residence complex which we could see from our Mythical Creatures themed room. Each of them have different themes. It was cold in the evening when we visited in February so the hot water bottles in the beds with the turn down service was a welcome touch. We wore our coats in the dining room which was an experience in itself. The food was good, but we were reminded of Fawlty Towers with the service which was good humoured and hard to take offence at. It all added to the unique character of the hotel. We also felt very good at helping to support the Tibetan community in the area as the establishment was owned by the Norbulingka Institute - (google it !!). Only two things to be aware of - extensive steps to the main building and the noise of stray dogs fighting during the night. I used ear plugs, which were still not effective. The dogs thing seems to be a common problem in the town. Also there is a step slope up to the hotel entrance(100 yds) , which our car was not able to get to once due to traffic congestion, so be prepared for that before the stairs to the premises. Small steep roads and lots of cars !! We did see other places with no such issues, and higher floors above street level, where I guess the dogs noise would be less. But think what you'd be missing.