Dharamshala Hotels

Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort, Dharamshala

Mohli, Near Norbulingka, Sidhpur-Khanyara Road, Dharamshala

Ranked 3 amongst 364 hotels in Dharamshala

5.5/7 100 Reviews
Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort,Dharamshala
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Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort Overview

Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort is ranked #3 among the 364 hotels in Dharamshala with an average rating of 5.5 out of 7. It is one of the 42, 3-star Resorts in Dharamshala. It is part of the "Sterling Holidays" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 29 photos and 100 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Front Office and Food & Drink. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,200 to Rs 4,500 per night. The hotel offer 26 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (42%) and Couple (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 46% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort is located at Sudher . Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (1 Km), Nyingmapa Monastery (1 Km), Tibet Museum (1 Km), Arya Samaj Mandir (1 Km) and Durga Mata Mandir (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator, Conference Hall and Doctor On Call. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

Reviews (100)

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Destination
5.7 / 7
Location
5.4 / 7
Appearance
5.5 / 7
Front Office
5.6 / 7
Service
5.5 / 7
Room
5.4 / 7
Food & Drink
5.5 / 7
Activities
5.4 / 7

Dharamshala-The Sanctuary- A Sterling Holiday Resort Reviews (100)


3 Reviews | 1 Reader

10 Reviews | 74 Readers

Mumbai
1 Review | 9 Readers

"Great service we love it "

7.0/7
Posted 28 Aug

great view great location ultimate food and service good staff what else do you need on a leasure trip with Family ???? I would always love to visit again to same place and the same hotel thank u sterling hotel ???? and resorts staff ......... ....... ......

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Ooty
1 Review | 13 Readers

"Good hotel to stay with family "

7.0/7
Posted 28 Aug

stayed at this hotel for 2night and it was good experiences. Good service and nice food served at the restaurant .restaurant manager chetan and chef Rajesh ready to serve any time if you reach after 4.00pm also they will serve you lunch but you all get instead of tandoori you will get home style phulka that is a good service best of luck of sterling ........................................................ ... .....

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Mandi
3 Reviews | 68 Readers

"Delicious Food and Amazing Experience "

7.0/7
Posted 25 Aug

Went to Sterling Dharamshala with my family . Good property with extremely polite and helpful staff.Rooms are beautiful neet and clean ,food ordered by us was delicious . Children enjoy the activities at resort.We also visit the international Cricket Stadium of Dharamshala , amazing view from there . Thanks to Entire Team of Sterling.

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Delhi
1 Review | 16 Readers

2 Reviews | 14 Readers

3 Reviews | 14 Readers

1 Review | 13 Readers

"Owsam hospitality"

7.0/7
Posted 28 Jul

This was a very refreshing well appeciated luxurious break in Dharamhsala with my family .Excellent standard of service, food, attention to detail By Mr. Chetan ( f$b Manager) chef Rajesh food are owsam special local food which gave us the wonderful kind of experience. It's spacious quality beautifully decorated interior set it apart from all others. The bedroom was very comfortable. If we returned to this destination we would certainly go here; it was so differently above the general standard of anything else we experienced and mad our holiday.good luck we are traveling to back Chandigarh will come back soon on December

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-08-08 19:05:01

Dear 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 humbled to be the recipients of such kind words; thank you! It is guests like you that motivate us to raise our standards higher every time. Our retrained 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.
Please visit our website to know more about our exclusive membership offers and deals. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team

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


1 Review | 31 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


Ludhiana
4 Reviews | 299 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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Mandi
4 Reviews | 68 Readers

"Delicious Food and Amazing Experience "

7.0/7
Posted 29 Aug

Went to Sterling Dharamshala with my family. Good property with extremely polite and helpful staff. Rooms are beautiful neat and clean, food ordered by us was delicious. Children enjoy the activities at resort. We also visit the international Cricket Stadium of Dharamshala, amazing view from there. Thanks to Entire Team of Sterling.

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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


Kolkata
11 Reviews | 1123 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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