on Oct 8, 2019
So it was late night, we got a last minute deal and it was amazing.
The tariff includes bonfire and breakfast. They would lit up a bonfire even if there is a single person. The food is super yummy.
Resort - it is beautiful, you can find so many angles, areas for beautiful clicks.
Staff - great and very hospitable. We met Aaina at the reception and she was very generous and sweet with us the whole time.
View - beautiful Narkanda view, you can have your breakfast out in the open with the view. The rooms have great view too with quite spacious balcony.
We stayed in the family suite which had two huge rooms with centre table great for snack and chill time.
Activities - They have a few rope activity at the hotel. They have a free pool table and also a camp trek thing which i think is paid so you can ask them over a call.
Hatu peak is the highest peak with 11000 ft and is a must visit in Narkanda and it is quite close to Tethys resort.
Overall lovely stay and hospitable culture. Must stay.
Beat up but best you can get
on Oct 3, 2019
Looks nice from outside but interior In need of TLC. Originally nice lodge.. good structure, high ceilings, but Could use some deep cleaning and maintenance.
Beautiful view over valley if you get a room in that side. Food was OK in restaurant.
Nice place to stay
on Sep 24, 2019
Great place for a stop over, excellent staff and wifi. Food was excellent. Rooms really nice with fantastic views. We stayed as part of a motorcycle tour group and it was fabulous. The fire at night was a great touch.
on Sep 23, 2019
Narkanda is abt 65km frm Shimla. Road is fine. It takes arnd 2.5 hrs frm Shimla. You will see a number of scenes on the way. 100s of trucks carrying apple will pass you. We booked Tethys Ski Resort at Narkanda. Easily approachable except last 500m which is a rough road. Good Hospitality. Good food. Bful property. I was told that Hatu Peak and Stokes Orchards are a must visit. Bt both of these are on opp directions and it takes 35-40 min to reach any of them. So we had to leave at 11am in the morning. Reached Stokes Orchard. The manager (Mr Ajay) and his asst were very cordial. They showed and told us abt a number of varieties of apple. Best time to visit is Aug-Sep. Its a must visit if ur fond of getting knowledge abt apple farming. Then we headed towards Hatu peak. It was a bit cloudy bt we had a trmendous view 360 degree of the Himalayas while on top of Hatu. The road is very narrow and rough. There is no eatery on Hatu so you need to carry ur own stuff. There is a resort named Agyaat Vaas near Hatu.. that is purely non recommended as the road is very rough and it is present at a lonely place. Do visit Hatu before it gets dark as the road is very bad. Bt the experience is worth.. i give 5* to Hatu, 4* to Stokes and 4* to Tethys resort. Narkanda doesnt have anythg else to visit.
Lovely Setting, So so Hotel
on Sep 15, 2019
I stayed just one night at Tethys Ski Resort and that night was “out of season” in September. The place was more or less deserted except for our small party. My room was quite large with a comfortable king bed, a couple of armchairs with a huge tree slice between them acting as a coffee table. There was also a desk and chair, a set of shelves that looked a bit like an oversized bookshelf and an open closet in the entrance hall. The bathroom was a good size with an individual hot water geyser. It looked either new or recently refurbished with the type of irritating modern sink that doesn’t have any surface space for toiletries and very nice tiling except that there was one tile missing at the door edge. The shower head leaked copiously around the sides – much more water cascaded out than flowed through the nozzles and the geyser although a good size was emptied in minutes and certainly before even a very efficient shower was completed. There was usual Indian problem of loads of light switches only a few of which actually turn something on. In this case there was a whole non-functional panel as well as more blank switches set at random within other panels. The room included a kettle with tea making supplies and a flat screen TV but no hairdryer. There was a spacious balcony with table and chairs that looked over the pretty, apple orchard strewn valley.
We ate dinner and breakfast in the dining room. The food was average. Not bad but not memorable either except for naan bread that was very, very good.
The resort had wifi but “it isn’t working”, in other words, they didn’t have wifi. I also could not get a cell phone network in my room but could get an intermittent weak signal in the dining room.
Overall, Tethys Ski Resort was fine for a night’s stay on the way through to the Kinner and Spiti valleys and the nice view made up for a lot.