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5 star hotels in Dalhousie

Discussion in 'Himachal Pradesh' started by Narayan, May 19, 2017.

  1. Narayan

    Narayan New Member

    I have been trying to find a 5 star in Dalhousie and have been unsuccessful. After spending some time searching I have finally decided to join the forum to get some help in finding 5 star hotels in Dalhousie.

    I will be taking my wife, kids and parents which is why I would like to choose a 5 star hotel.

    I would not be using any facilities from the hotel, so that is not something that needs to be looked into when giving suggestions.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Narayan, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    Dalhousie is a small hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. With its thick deodar and pine forests, misty mountain views and pleasant climate, Dalhousie is a charming getaway for those who want to escape the mundane city life. But that's not all, teeming with architectural beauties of the past, heritage sites that boast of a colonial charm, Dalhousie would also fulfil the history lover's cravings. There are a number of accommodation options in the hill station but luxury properties are not as many. There are no five-star hotels but you can find some luxury ones within the three-star and four-star range instead. That's what this guide is all about, a list of the best luxury properties in Dalhousie to make your stay more memorable.

    Luxury Hotels in Dalhousie

    1. Hotel Mount View & Spa - The Hotel Mount View & Spa is located on the centre of Dalhousie, just an eight-minute walk from the St. Patrick's Church. It is located just off the Dalhousie Khajjiar Road, quite away from the commercial areas so you can enjoy peace and serenity if you choose this property. The hotel has a pure white facade with green roofing. The surroundings are filled with lush greenery of well-manicured lawns. The reception has this old-world charm with the dated wallpaper covering the walls and antique-style furnitures. Even the rooms and suites exude traditional styles, with the hardwood flooring and the all-wooden furnishings. From the windows, you can enjoy the grand views of the surrounding mountains. The bathrooms are spacious with glass-enclosed area for showering. They have one on-site restaurant named The Kettle House, which serves Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisines. The ambience is eccentric, with lots of kettles on display around its walls, hence the name. For the music lovers, the management arranges for live musical performances, usually of local artists, in the restaurant every night as well. You can also visit Jingles, the on-site cafe, and Gazebo, the on-site open-air discotheque. Holly Bolly is their mini-theatre where movies are shown as per request of guests. For leisure, take advantage of the indoor games centre, spa, library, gym and kid's junction or play area. There's also a conference hall where special events or meetings can be held in. You can also avail of services of the travel desk while in the property. Internet can be accessed from the reception area and even the rooms for a limited time, thereafter you need to pay for a surcharge to use it.
    • Room Rates - Premier Room at Rs. 4,110/Night, Super Deluxe Room at Rs. 4,345/Night, Classic Suite at Rs. 4,632/Night, Saach Suite at Rs. 5,871/Night and Pir Panjal Suite at Rs. 6,928/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Work Desk, Sitting Area and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Cafe, Discotheque, Mini Theatre, Indoor Games Centre, Spa, Library, Gym, Kid's Junction, Conference Hall, Travel Desk, Parking and Internet
    • Address - Opposite Bus Stand, Club Road, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 9924 2120
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    Hotel Mount View & Spa (Image from Hotel Mount View & Spa)

    2. JK Clarks Exotica - JK Clarks Exotica is also located at the heart of Dalhousie, under two kilometres away from the St. Francis' Church. The property is spread across three storeys high, with a bright yellow facade that stands out amidst the eternally green forests in its location. The reception is vast, with tiled flooring and wooden accents, interiors are on the modern side. Rooms are also contemporary in design with wooden furnitures and flooring. The windows overlook the mountains of the hill station. The bathrooms have see-through wall panels so the insides are visible from the bedroom. Bridge is the name of their on-site restaurant which serves Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines dishes to guests. During night time, make sure you opt for the terrace dining area, where you are granted panoramic views of the mountains and valleys below. Illusion is their on-site bar where you can sample cocktails along with some light snacks. Facilities available in the property are parking, banquet hall, business centre, travel desk and luggage storage. The hotel also has a functional lift which can take guests into the higher floors especially the elderly ones or those with plenty of luggage. For internet, you can access it freely throughout the property without any charges.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Executive at Rs. 9,600/Night and Royal Suite at Rs. 14,080/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Work Desk and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Bar, Parking, Banquet Hall, Business Centre, Travel Desk, Luggage Storage, Parking, Lift and Internet
    • Address - Church Ballon Road, Near to Dalhousie Bustand, Chamba, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India
    • Contact Number - +91 97 3658 0484
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    JK Clarks Exotica (Image from JK Clarks Exotica)

    3. Indraprastha Resort - Next we have the Indraprastha Resort which is just an 11-minute walk to the Subhash Chowk. It is centrally located, close to the shops and restaurants in Dalhousie. The hotel has a simple facade of white and brown. The reception is impressive, with marble flooring and an atrium area where you can look up into the other floors amidst a central chandelier piece. Rooms and suites have minimalist but elegant interiors. The walls are white-washed, flooring is wooden and furnitures are on the old-fashioned style. From the windows, you can view the valleys and mountains, even the river from a distance. The bathroom has a glass-panelled wall on the room side but you can take down the covering if you're taking a bath. They also have an on-site restaurant which serves delicious local and international fares. You can opt for room packages that include some meals of the day but their rates would be higher. Leisure facilities such as a spa and fitness centre can also be found here. Other facilities such as a banquet hall, parking, elevator and luggage storage can also be availed here. Internet access is complimentary for staying guests but signal is not assured in all the rooms.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 3,393/Night, Super Deluxe Room at Rs. 4,450/Night, Suite at Rs. 5,977/Night and Maharaja Suite at Rs. 7,738/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Telephone, Minibar, Closet, Sitting Area, Work Desk and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Spa, Fitness Centre, Banquet Hall, Parking, Elevator, Luggage Storage and Internet
    • Address - Chamba Dalhousie Road, Near Bus Stand, Dalhousie, Moti Tiba, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India
    • Contact Number - +91 98 1022 9464
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    Indraprastha Resort (Image from Indraprastha Resort)

    4. Hotel Mongas - Hotel Mongas is just eight kilometres away from the Kalatop Forest of Dalhousie. It is a bit further from the centre but not as isolated that you cannot access restaurants and shops within the region. The hotel has a pure white facade with green accents. You can choose from a variety of accommodation options, Deluxe Room, Executive Room, The Attic and Family Suite. Almost all rooms and suites have wonderful views of the valleys and mountains. Some even have a private balcony with sitting area where you can enjoy the views while sipping tea or coffee. For families, the Family Suite is a good option as it comes with a master's bedroom and an adjoining bedroom where kids can stay in. For dining, the property has two attached restaurants that you can choose from. The Dining Hut is their multi-cuisine restaurant which also offers panoramic views of the mountains from certain areas. Meals served here are from the Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisines. Cafe Mongas is that perfect light meal restaurant and since its setup outdoors, you can enjoy the misty mountain views while dining. Other facilities such as a travel desk, shuttle transfer, parking, business centre and banquet hall can also be availed from the property. Internet can be accessed from any area of the hotel, you just need to obtain coupons from the reception to activate it on your device.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 2,750/Night, Executive Room at Rs. 3,200/Night, The Attic at Rs. 3,650/Night and Family Suite at Rs. 5,900/Night (Via Goibibo, Inclusive of Breakfast & Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Balcony, Telephone, Minibar, Closet, Sitting Area and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Travel Desk, Shuttle Transfer, Parking, Business Centre, Banquet Hall and Internet
    • Address - The Mall, Gandhi Chowk, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India
    • Contact Number - +91 94 1818 0000
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    Hotel Mongas (Image from Hotel Mongas)

    5. Snow Valley Resort - Last on this guide is the Snow Valley Resort, located in Moti Tiba, a short distance from both the St. Patrick's Church and St. Francis' Church. The property has a beige facade spread around four storeys high. The reception is basic, with just a wooden lobby table for guests to reserve their room in. Rooms are spacious with large windows overlooking the valleys and mountains. Interiors are very homely and cozy, with a certain air of sophistication to them. Furnitures and floors are made from wood as well. Bathrooms aren't remarkable but are well-maintained. There's an on-site restaurant which serves delicious Indian cuisine dishes. They also have regular buffet spreads that you can opt to take, breakfast buffet is usually included in the tariff already. Other facilities such as a fitness centre, travel desk, parking, conference hall and indoor games centre are also available in the property. Internet can be accessed from all areas of the hotel but signal is very weak.
    • Room Rates - Presidential Room at Rs. 2,596/Night, Maharaja Room at Rs. 3,056/Night and Maharaja Corner Room at Rs. 3,823/Night (Via Goibibo, Inclusive of Breakfast & Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Closet, Sitting Area and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Fitness Centre, Travel Desk, Parking, Conference Hall, Indoor Games Centre and Internet
    • Address - Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 9924 2700
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    Snow Valley Resort (Image from Snow Valley Resort)

    Conclusion

    This ends our guide on the best luxury properties in Dalhousie. Unfortunately, there are no five-star hotels in Dalhousie, at least as of the moment. Your next best options are three-star and four-star hotels which have complete facilities without the heavy price tag. The attractions in Dalhousie are generally far from the centre so you would still need to travel from your hotel to a preferred sightseeing attraction. But the hotels mentioned above are located close to commercial areas so you can access restaurants and shops very easily still. Good luck and I hope this helps you!

    :)