DueNorth Saur Cottages , Kanatal
Saur Village Tehri-Garhwal Kanatal
Ranked 3 of 19 hotels in Kanatal
We didn’t face any problem to find the hotel. The staff’s were excellent. The room was neat and clean. The stay was comfortable. We had mountain view from the room. The food was very good both veg and non veg. The hotel was 17 kilometres away from market. The hotel had many facilities. Surrounding of the hotel was pleasant. Activities were not there in the hotel. The hotel organizes sightseeing and arranged vehicle for sightseeing trip. The hotel was value for money. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers.
At the very beginning, I want readers who are looking for a luxury, 5 star 'resort' should immediately look away from this review because the cottage can simply be described in 2 points 1. Home Stay 2. Eco Village Tourism Have been looking for a place & property which doesn't fall into the usual 'touristy' tag. Where you are not over bothered by other obnoxious guests. Where other guests share the same kind of interest, perhaps. My one of the very good friend suggested this place. Had a chat with Meghann, the estate manager and paid advance for 1 night in way back in Mar'15. Something or the other turned up and we couldn't visit till I decided that it was just enough. So, on 15th May, we started in the morning from Delhi and in no time reached the place. As soon as we reached the path leading to the Saur village I was just exhilarated just by the scene in front of me. Nestled between the mountains, was the Saur Village. The mountains were surprisingly green around this time of the year. We could see fields of golden and green wheat crop swaying around gently. The breeze was just enough to make you feel very comfortable though it was quite sunny. A trail leads from the road towards the property and I was more happy when I saw it. A perfectly restored village house. We were offered the main cottage which had 2 bedrooms, 1 dining. Even the washroom was very interesting as the rooms were on the raised platform the washroom was in the ground floor. Here, most of the big houses are built like this. People make their rooms on the raised platform and beneath it is used as storage. The cottages have the typical village setting. The roof is made up of chiselled stones and walls are made to look like of mud. Wood is used plentifully for support. There is another unit which is smaller than that which consists of 2 separate unit each having 2 bedrooms. The view from the cottage is just pure joy if you love nature. Everything in the surrounding made me feel like I belonged here and only here. Absolutely no sound of any traffic whatsoever. The only sound, which is pleasant to the ears are that of birds, goats, buffaloes and occasional sound made by the villagers (even that is soothing). The hosts are excellent. Meghann is a wonderful lady with whom we became friends. Dinesh, Abhishek and Sanjay are the staff who are highly courteous. Sajay is the cook and he can very well cook. He also does food carvings too! And you know what? The corianders, potatoes, green peas, mint leaves, cucumber are all sourced locally. The property even has it's own kitchen garden! You would never find such fresh and untreated (no fertilizer, no pesticide) vegetables in city.Our stay was short but it was memorable. Those who wants excitement, night party, should definitely stay away from such places as it's absolutely a laid back, nature loving environment. There is nothing to do except appreciate the beauty of the nature, do few treks. Oh yes, it's a paradise for photographers
Behavior of the staff member was friendly. I had some problem to reach the hotel. Rooms were neat and clean and all basic amenities were available like TV, geyser, etc. Mountain view was available from the room. I traveled there with my family for relaxation. Hotel was value for money and it is a recommendable hotel for tourists.
It was conveniently located. It was very beautiful property. It is outside the city. Hotel was amazing. Staff were very familier and very good. Room was very good, neat, clean and spacious. Stay in the room was comfertable. AC was not there and it was also not required. There was mountaine view from the room. No delay during check in and check out. Food quality was good. Non veg and veg both food was available. Totaly satisfied with each and everything. It was very good point for meditation.
Saur Cottage where family suite is self sufficient in itself with a seperate room for kids and dining hall. Service staff is prompt. It is surrounded by greenery and it has ample space in front of cottage to relax. It is on 10kms inside on Kanatal and Chamba route. For outdoor enthusiasts , other activities will also be arranged which are not part of stay. Our stay was pleasant with family and my kids enjoyed it. We did not opt for any outdoor activities.
If you are like us who wanted to spend some quality time with family, away from all the day-to-day running around, I would strongly recommend Saur Cottage at Kanatal. This year we wanted to visit a place which is quite, beautiful, and peaceful. And we found this wonderful place called Saur Cottage in Kanatal. This place was beyond what we had imagined it would be. We found no TV, facebook, emails, phones, or any of such distractions, as there is no connection from any of the networks (except for BSNL). If you truly want to find yourself, this is the place to visit. Every day we woke-up with the birds chirping. The staff was ready to serve us hot Tea early in the morning. A delicious, healthy, and out of pan breakfast was served by 8:30. Every meal was freshly made with most of the local ingredients. We had the day for ourselves to meditate, take a walk into the nature, or quietly read a book. A guide was there with us all the time to visit the villages around. The weather was lovely so we walked every day for hourâ€™s together, picking-up the local fruit and berries on the way. This place is photographerâ€™s / artists paradise. Some of the photographs which we had taken during our visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vijaynandula/sets/72157634002585328/ Vijay N.
Saur Cottages is a good concept and still at a developing stage. Some areas still need fine-tuning. But it provides a very good option for a quiet, reflective holiday - when you essentially want to be with yourself and your very close ones, and away from the madding crowd. At the same time, you are also able to see (and also be part of) a kind of life, that otherwise in one\'s hectic, urban daily life, one can only nostalgically miss or yearn for - a slow, quiet life, where one is closer to the elements and the nature. And you do all this in the comfortable belief that your material needs of staying away from home are well taken care of. In a sense, you return from Saur Cottages with a recouped energy and sense of go-ahead.
If you wish is experience the old word charm visit , this place is a must visit . The weather was pleasant . It a paradise for nature lovers and who want to get away from the city noise. The room were spacious and very comfortable.Food is simple and the staff is very nice and helpful . There is nothing much to do if your looking for some action and adventure Its a holiday which will make you feel rejuvenated after the relaxing stay
Songs of nature, sound of silence is in abundance here... the rooms are spacious and are well designed to give you comfort and pleasure. Food is simple and hence great. The staff is young, educated, energetic and friendly - we never felt we are away from home. The view from the rooms are excellent. The place is advisable for those who want to get away from the noise of the city, to relax with the family, do some little trekking. It takes you away from your world to a new experience which can only be internalised - it offers you so many things that capturing it with lens is just not possible. I would definitely go again.
DueNorth Saur Cottage is probably 1930s building, now resorted to give a modern day comfort, yet generates a feeling of you staying in a century old building. Located in a typical Himalayan Garhwali village, surrounded by scenic views of himalayan landscapes this is ideal getaway for those who looks for offbeat , nothing much to do weekend++ breaks.
DueNorth Saur Cottages is ranked #3 among the 19 hotels in Kanatal with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 2, 4-star Self Catering Villas in Kanatal. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 13 photos and 11 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Location and Food & Drink.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,700 to Rs 5,500 per night. 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. Group (50%) and Family (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 60% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 20% have rated the ambience as relaxing.
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.
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.
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