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Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort, Dharamshala

Mohli, Near Norbulingka, Sidhpur-Khanyara Road, Dharamshala

Ranked 1 amongst 322 hotels in Dharamshala

5.5/7 90 Reviews
Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort,Dharamshala
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5.7 / 7
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5.4 / 7
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5.5 / 7
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5.5 / 7
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5.5 / 7
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Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort Reviews (90)


Mandi
3 Reviews | 36 Readers

"Amazing"

7.0/7
Posted 24 Jun

Outstanding ... Excellent ... Wow ... Wonderful experience. Best location, excellent quality of food, quick room service, staff available 24 x 7 and best hospitality .. Nice rooms good view of the valley and Dhauladar range. Special thanks to Entire Team .. For making our stay a memorable one.

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1 Review | 16 Readers

"The Sanctuary- Serenity, peacefulness & the brook"

6.1/7
Posted 12 Jun

SANCTUARY - STERLING RESORT AT Dharamshala Capt. Clapson Carvalho May 15th to 21st 2017 Guest Rooms 302 & 304 The Sanctuary, a Sterling Holidays Resort in Dharamshala, is on the Nor bowling institute Road. A quiet serene place with a brook, of melting snow from the mountains running behind the resort. The sound of the brook clearly audible at nights, calming the senses. The waters were cold and refreshing enough for a dip. On the front side is the road. Our stay at The Sanctuary felt like a home away from home, all because of the extremely friendly nature of all the staff at the Resort. To start with Chef Rajesh, very efficient Chef and very accommodating and friendly too. My son is fond of Chicken Schezwan Fried Rice, but the menu only had Chicken Fried Rice, Rajesh made the Schezwan sauce, so my son could have his favorite dish. F&B Manager Chetan, brings all his rich experience in Goa to his Cocktails and his Mocktails. He was very much restricted because of the non-availability of quite a lot of ingredients required for the Cocktails/Mocktails, very friendly and co-operative. The Restaurant 360C waiters Devraj and Rangeel always cheerful and friendly and made you feel at home. Housekeeping Manager Kamlesh, provided us with plastic chairs when we brought to his notice that the room did not have chairs to sit out in the balconies. His Assistant Ms Poonam too was very friendly and kept asking about our welfare. But the housekeeping staff though friendly again sometimes had to be told to replenish items in the room. The Front Office Incharge too was very friendly and co-operative. My wife had two sessions at the Wellness Spa. She was all praises for the lady masseuse Krishna. She had quite a lot of relief from the stiffness in her joints. My kids had a good time at the activity centre. The incharge there too was friendly and accommodating. They opted for embossed paintings and rock paintings. Besides they have a badminton court, TT, Carom, Chess, Pool and Air Hockey (the latter 2 being chargeable). One major drawback being the limited room inventory, as a result the Resort is overbooked. Later found out that this is a leased property and that Sterling is in the process of developing its own property closer to the airport which should be ready in a year or two. The second being a Corporate drawback, the menu being very measly. Expected a wide range of dishes on the menu for a Resort of Calibre. The menu was the same in the room and in the restaurant. Usually the restaurant one is more elaborate. Overall the menu (being standard at all the resorts) has to be drastically improved ASAP Thank you The friendliest staff of The Sanctuary for your good hospitality at Dharamshala. Capt. Clapson Carvalho and Family

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Posted by the Hotel Management

20th June 2017

Dear Sir/Mam,
Namaste!
Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala – The Sanctuary.
We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
It is always a joy to be the recipient of such detailed descriptions from our guests. We thank you for sharing your vivid details. This will help us know of our standards in a more intimate manner.
To begin with, we are delighted to learn that our resort’s serene ambience could add much joy to your stay. At Dharamshala – The Sanctuary we aim to ensure that our guests can enjoy the best of hospitality amidst the bounties of nature. We thank you for your kind words directed towards our staff members. They find great joy in pampering our guests in the typical Sterling way! We are especially glad that our younger aged guests had a merry time. It delights us to know that your wife’s spa experience left her rejuvenated and we hope that she takes good care of her joints.
Thank you for sharing with us the aspects we need to improve. We have shared it with the Resort Management Team to look especially enhance the gourmet experience.
It was a pleasure to host you. We await the opportunity to pamper you in the typical Sterling way!

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


21 Readers

"At its best! ""

7.0/7
Posted 30 May

A fantastic place to spend some nights. The team is amazing and extremely warm. Starting from the front office to the room service. Great location and perfectly done rooms. Neatness is maintained at every step. Have stayed twice in this hotel in 2 of my visits to Dharamshala and would definitely stick to this property in future if I happen to spend nights in Dharamshala. Strongly recommended.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

8th June 2017

Dear Sir/Ma'am,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala – The Sanctuary.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
It is always a delight to welcome our guests again. Thank you for choosing us as your ideal hospitality partner. We are grateful to you for your kind words directed to our staff members. They take great honour in welcoming guests in the typical Sterling way! Thank you for recommending us to fellow travellers.
We look forward to welcoming you again in our expansive range of resorts across India.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


25 Readers

"Great holidays with my family thanks to steering"

7.0/7
Posted 29 May

It's a small wonderful hotel. I have enjoyed with my family in sterling Dharamshala. Great food I have never had in my life. Great service in hotel Mr chetan f&b manager and chef Rajesh kudos to sterling Dharamshala, all staff thanks to all made my holiday memorable.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

8th June 2017

Dear Sir,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala – The Sanctuary.

We appreciate you for taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are delighted to learn that you had a memorable stay with us. At Sterling, we believe that our guests deserve a holidaying experience like no other and Dharamshala – The Sanctuary is no exception. Providing nothing but the best extends to our gourmet options and we are glad that our much loved culinary options were able to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. We are grateful to you for your kind words directed to our staff members.
We look forward to welcoming you again in our expansive range of resorts across India.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Chandigarh
25 Readers

"Its a great holidays"

6.5/7
Posted 28 May

I stayed with my friends for two days I have enjoyed a lot restaurant people are very nice food was excellent. Front office proper information about the places adventure activities person helped us a lot. We have take jeep safari it a very good place I recommended much visit this place. Thanks team sterling. It a wonderful holidays

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Posted by the Hotel Management

8th June 2017

Dear Sir,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala – The Sanctuary.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
It gives us great joy in knowing that your holidaying experience had the Sterling way of delight imprinted all over it. Our well trained staff members are the representatives of Sterling’s core beliefs – to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our guests feel welcomed and are taken care of. We are grateful to you for recommending us to fellow travellers.
It was a pleasure to host you. We await the opportunity to pamper you in the typical Sterling way!

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Ooty
31 Readers

"Owsam holidays"

6.9/7
Posted 28 May

Beautiful locations, views of Himalayas snow capped mountains, river flowing at the back. Amazing staff, great food served, sumptuous buffet breakfast with great coffee. Back rooms are better for river and mountains views, front rooms are good too, clean room and clean hotel. Perfect quite location away from the city. Easy to trek from here, great for walks. The massage treatment on top floor is excellent. Chef Rajesh main chef in Dharamshala is to good and lovely food in morning breakfast and dinner we had both meal in hotel because food is too good and f&b manager Mr Chetan is very nice and handle the guest very well in busy time in restraint kudos to sterling Dharamshala

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Posted by the Hotel Management

8th June 2017

Dear Sir,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala – The Sanctuary.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are pleased to know that you had a memorable stay. Our resort seeks to allow our guests an intimate experience with nature and its bounties. Providing the highest standard of hospitality and dishing out gourmet are aspects that we take great pride in and we are elated that you could make most out of them. We hope the spa experience left you rejuvenated and relaxed.
We would love to be your hospitality partner in your next endeavour.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Mumbai
2 Reviews | 23 Readers

"Good Hotel to Stay"

7.0/7
Posted 2 Feb

Stayed at this hotel for 4 night and it was good experience. Good service and noce food served at the restaurant and in room dining. Housekeeping was also good neat and clean room, good heating facilities. Indoor activities was also good. Over all it was good stay at this resort.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

17th February 2017

Dear Sir/Ma'am,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala - The Sanctuary.

We appreciate you for taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay with us. At Sterling we strive to offer the best of nature and hospitality to our guests. Ensuring that no stone is unturned to pamper our guests in the typical Sterling way and dishing out gourmet delights are some of the features that we take great pride in. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our in-house activities.

Please visit our website to know more about our expansive range of resorts. Looking forward to welcoming you again.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Mumbai
2 Reviews | 28 Readers

"Nice Place to relax With Family"

7.0/7
Posted 22 Dec, 2016

Stayed with my family and enjoyed our holidays. Staff is good and caring, nice food and service. Having good activities for children. Front office and housekeeping staff was good and always smile on their face which really I like the most. Thanks for your great hospitality and we will visit again in future.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

24th January 2017

Dear Sir/Ma\'am,

Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala - The Sanctuary.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.

We are grateful to you for your kind words, thank you! At our resort we aim to ensure that our guests are pampered in the typical Sterling Holidays way. Thank you for mentioning our staff members. Our well trained staff members are the ambassadors of Sterling’s core beliefs – to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our guests feel welcomed and are taken care of.

We would love to welcome you and your family in our resorts located across India.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team

Top Reviews of Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort


Ludhiana
4 Reviews | 298 Readers

"A wonderful stay for family & couples"

6.3/7
Posted 10 Sep, 2015

I went there in the first week of September-2015 with my wife on her birthday. Its is located on Khyanyara road on the way to Chamunda devi its a left from aroma bakery. It is located near a river flowing from the mountains and the location is awesome. Rooms were clean and properly maintained. Service is awesome. Mr. Manoj the chef over there was very helpful as my wife is celiac patient and she can't have gluten, so he prepared the food as per our demand. There was a activity hall in the basement of the resort pool, table tennis, karaoke, carom, badminton and a lot of fun activities also one can go at the backside of the resort near water flowing from mountains. The food quality is awesome. Also spa facility is available over there which I like the most and took the Swedish massage. Loved the place and service. Try to take the river view rooms as the view from there is very beautiful. Also they arrange different activities and tours on request. The part is they can make arrangements for birthdays and special occasions on have to make them inform prior visit. Also I have marked it on google maps so that it will be easy for people to find it.

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Kolkata
11 Reviews | 1122 Readers

"Wonderfully Serene Sanctuary for the Body & Soul"

6.3/7
Posted 31 Aug, 2015

There were 04 of us, My Mother, Cousin & Wife, in 02 Dbl Rooms for a four night vacation, in the Middle-of-June 2015. The location of the hotel is beautiful, with a 360 degree view of the mountains wrapped around on three sides and a gurgling mountain brook flowing on the other side. You could spend hours sitting on the balcony of the room Or gazing out through the French-Windows. It is serene and makes for beautiful walks in and around Norbulingka and a climb down to the brook. You have direct access to it from the hotel itself enjoy sitting around soaking in the surroundings. If you have the time and inclination, go to the terrace and watch the sunset it's lovely. We were there in the midst of the monsoons & the clouds would come floating down into the valley. An awesome feeling to be surrounded by that mist. The staff is very friendly & approachable and quick to help. But the Food & Bar service department really needs to pull up their socks. Not so much the food quality. But the variety. Not so much the eagerness of the service staff. But the time taken for the food to come onto your table! The food at the restaurant takes forever to be made. The first day when we checked in, we were ravenous but were made to wait for an hour for lunch. However, all the food is freshly made. From thereon, we would order our meals about 45 mins in advance, and go to the restaurant at the stipulated time. So we didn't have to wait. We really enjoyed our stay here. The place is clean & comfortable, good service, tea coffee makers in the room, etc. Although basic 3-star standards but well-maintained We quite enjoyed our stay here. Especially enjoyed the location, which made for serene, picturesque and peaceful walks around Norbulingka. Ask for the rooms at the back of the hotel that face the Mountain-River!

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Shimla
1 Review | 35 Readers

"Excellent Stay "

7.0/7
Posted 18 Nov, 2016

The hotel is suitable for family. The restaurant offers excellent menu. The staff are very helpful. Also I remember the restaurant team was too good. They make awesome dosas and a la carte is also good. One of the day we had been for sightseeing came back around 4 pm and the restaurant closes at 3 in spite of that they went out of the way to prepare hot lunch as I was not well to eat from outside. Every day the housekeeping in charge would make sure that we were comfortable and the chef made it a point to interact to find whether we were happy with the food. Our room was facing the river view. Good place to have a relaxed holiday. We meet with Resort General Manager and he guided us sight seeing for Karmapa Monastery and Norv Lanka Handicraft, my wife really love that. After that we visited McLeodganj and we visited Dalai lama temple and bhagsunag water fall. Once Again Special thanks Mr. Anurag Dhiman and his entire team for their hospitality and we will come back again.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

22nd November 2016

Dear Sir/Ma\'am,

Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala - The Sanctuary. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.

We are grateful to you for your kind words. We are ecstatic to learn that we could make your holiday comfortable and memorable. At Sterling, we believe that our guests deserve nothing but the best and at Dharamshala - The Sanctuary,we strive to deliver the same. Thank you for appreciating the efforts of our staff members who strive to ensure that no stone is unturned to pamper our guests in the typical Sterling way.

We would love to be your hospitality partner in your next endeavor.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Mandi
3 Reviews | 36 Readers

"Excellent hospitality great staff "

7.0/7
Posted 18 Nov, 2016

I had great experience at Sterling Dharamshala, to begin with the welcoming was so pleasing by the front desk staff Davender, room was superb in terms of its view and interiors. At restaurant service and food was excellent thanks to Chef. My room cleaning was perfect, Meet up with Mr Dhiman- Resort Manager, very customer centric gentleman and gentle and polite in interactions, I would like to thankful to him and the entire team of the hotel for making my trip a memorable. I will come back to stay again with my family.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

22nd November 2016

Dear Sir/Ma\'am,

Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Dharamshala - The Sanctuary. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.

We are grateful to you for your kind words, thank you! At our resort we aim to ensure that our guests are pampered in the typical Sterling Holidays way. Thank you for mentioning our staff members. Our well trained staff members are the representatives of Sterling’s core beliefs – to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our guests feel welcomed and are taken care of. We are delighted to know that our gourmet options were able to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Please visit our website to know about our exclusive membership offers and deals.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Bangalore
6 Reviews | 2878 Readers

"Beautiful location and amazing services"

7.0/7
Posted 23 Apr, 2015

Our stay at Dharamshala The Sanctuary Sterling Holiday Resort was very short. We did not find any trouble locating the resort. As usual the service provided by the resort management and staff is brilliant. No compromise on Quality of Service. The restaurant was well maintained and they are very cooperative. We loved one of the dishes prepared by the Chef. He himself visited our table and thanked us for liking his preparation.

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