The Place With THE VIEW
on Sep 18, 2017
Manali can be a little bewildering. Especially when it comes to choosing a hotel. You’ll find everything from 300 rupees “rooms” to stately stone mansions with rent upwards of 10,000. And there are a thousand others in between, mushroomed all over the town, on the mall, along the alleyway, facing the bazaar and if you’re lucky enough, by the river. And then there is this beauty.
Shobla Pine Royale is on Goshal Road, away from the din of the bazaar and unruly tourists. A couple of kilometers from the clubhouse, perched on a cliff and tucked inside apple orchards, the hotel offers an unmatched view of the mountains. Take the corner rooms and you’ll have a 270 degree view right from the bed (the other rooms offer views just as good from the balcony). Beas flows right below the cliff, through pine forests and you’ll see four waterfalls on the mountain wall across the river, facing the hotel.
The rooms are spacious with big windows, has a sitting area, a minifridge, a large wardrobe and the bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is modern with running hot water and has a nice shower cubicle. There is an induction cooktop in every room, so we asked the hotel manager for pots and heated our food at all odd hours. And free internet with good speed.
The sitting area at the reception is very large, with comfortable sofas and chairs and a fire place at one corner. They also have a decent collection of books, from Tintin and Asterix to Coetzee, which you can borrow and read.
The people at the hotel are extremely cordial and helpful. The housekeeping boys ran around to make sure we were comfortable. They arranged a nice bonfire and snacks in the lawn one of the evenings. The chef, Anil Sharma cooked some very tasty home-styled food (try the dal tadka and chicken curry). The hotel also arranged a vehicle for our sight-seeing. You can also rent skiing equipment from the hotel.
So if you want a quiet time in Manali, in a room with THE VIEW, this is the place to stay. We’re coming back again, already booked our rooms.
Beautiful place tucked away in nature
on Aug 21, 2017
We are Family of four. we stayed one night at Shobla Pine Royale en route to Leh, Laddakh. We reached in night and host Bhaveek was super helpful in communicating the directions and organizing a rather late dinner for us. His staff is courteous and helpful.
The place is beautiful, cozy, comfortable, clean and equipped with all the amenities. The view from the balcony is breathtaking.
We took a rather long stroll in the beautiful surroundings, there are some good restaurants close to this place and though its tucked away in peaceful location, its pretty close to market area.
Special mention to Host who was kind enough to refund our second night, as due to some glitch Rohtang pass permits we had to leave the place a night earlier, very rare to find such generous hosts. thank you Bhaveek :)
would highly recommend this place to anyone who would want to spend some quality time in nature.
on Aug 16, 2017
The view from the room was the best part about the cottage. The room was huge with an attached seating area and a balcony. The room was tastefully done up with a comfortable bed and clean linen.
The food was tasty and the service prompt. The cottage was easily accessible to the main market yet offered peace and solitude.
Will definitely recommend for a wonderful stay.
Peaceful, calming, extremely safe
on Jul 21, 2017
Had a great 2 day stay at shobla pine. The hotel is located in a quiet place in old manali. Being a solo female traveller, i was initially apprehensive about it. But the hotel is extremely safe and staff is very courteous. Will definitely be going again soon!
Quiet and serene set up amidst a sleepy town of Old Manali
on Jul 11, 2017
Shobhla Pine Royale: This Cottage hotel houses about 8 rooms with a small dining area, people in search of peace and some me time,in my first look at it i found a lonely cottage on a rickety road which was far away from all the city hustle bustle( which is crowded during this time of the year).The rooms and lobby area is neat and nicely done , there is a kitchen a dining area and some play area with choices of scrabble, ludo , chess , business king and other indoor games.
we loved the ambience and weather however some services that really need an upgrade are the hotel should have an emergency service , we were stuck at the mall road and there was no public transport to carry us that far due to its seclusion from the city , we walked on dark roads for miles to reach back to hotel post our day excursion that made it risky and couldn't like the place much post that. Bathrooms have insects like insects,Scorpios and Spider.
The good part about the hotel is the staff is friendly and manages your expectation for food nicely as the breakfast is customised and done as per your needs.
Downside : There are no good eateries around the place so you have to be reliant on the hotel for food and other amenities. for people not travelling with their own vehicle it may be a task to reach to the hotel as it is literally cut off from the city and is away from the main city.
As a final verdict , i may never chose to visit this place again as there are little less i could get from this place , if you chose the place it will be completely your choice and risk that you may own up for yourself.
Guess this is what is called a true verdict