The Grand Dragon, Ladakh (Leh)
Old Road Sheynam, Leh Ladakh Leh
Phone Number +91-1982-257786 www.thegranddragonladakh.com
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The Grand Dragon is truly grand & it stands by its name. We arrived at the hotel around 6 pm September 16th after a very average visit from Nubra Valley. However we were not given any kind of grand welcome such as a welcome drink like in other hotels like The Khyber. Though the staff is friendly, welcoming & helpful all the time. We stayed in the Dragon Deluxe room. The room was spacious with a lovely view of the Leh Mountains & had free Wi-Fi. The room had all the amenities required like electric kettle, complimentary tasty biscuits (nankhatai), a plate full of mixed dry fruits & 2 bottles of mineral water. The room also provided us with 2 pairs of slippers though they were too large for female feet. The closet had a locker, hangers & was well lit. However, they could have had bath robes as it's cold in Leh. The bathroom was quite good with all basic amenities for routine use. The bathroom had a tub, a hand shower and bucket. It was difficult for my mom to sit down due to old age so I wish they could've provided a stool for more comfort. I was impressed with the breakfast more than the dinner. I was glad the buffet had a few traditional Ladakhi dishes like Yak cheese, dry apricots, Ladakhi bread (roti). To my surprise the hotel also provides complimentary high tea with a few snacks in the coffee shop which we enjoyed the next evening. I wish I was informed about this complimentary high tea the day we arrived, I don't know why the hotel doesn't do that. The hotel also has a good souvenir shop that sells local & Tibetan goods. All in all, my stay was pleasurable & I will remember it always. The USP of the hotel is that it provides breakfast at 6 am for tourists who leaves early for sightseeing. One thing I must add for tourists, especially women travellers who like to go out for a stroll in the evenings, that the street outside the hotel has no street lights or any kind of light, which is quite scary. When I mentioned this at the reception they hardly cared & said it was not their responsibility which I do not agree.
There are many hotels in Leh but we stayed at the Grand Dragon Ladakh in October 2009 for 2 nights as it was recommended by one of our friends in Chandigarh and being a only star hotel in Leh. We were four friends and our rooms were at the 3rd floor with a lovely back ground and snow covered mountains as well.
A very nice stay. The staff was tremendously helpful and courteous. The locals in the region are really genuine and you can feel their warmth. Totally untouched by the urban life. You can really witness humanity at its best. The rooms are really well done and warm.
It is one of the Major Property of Ladakh & considered to be the best. It has almost same feel of a 5* property in Cities been there during my business trip to Leh- Ladakh. The Rooms are big & Cozy with a modern feel while the exterior gives a typical Tibetan feel specially the windows. The food here is also very good.. It is one of the few properties in Ladakh which is open all year around irrespective of the season. During our visit we were lucky enough to meet the owner of the property.. Also there was bollywood movie crew staying there during our visit with names like sonu sood, sunny deol, J P Dutta, etc. Its Costly though but worth it.
Hotel location -excellent Heater - excellent Room - excellent Hotel staff - very polite and very co operative Reception - excellent, giving guidance for local attractions and history of Ladakh. Very rich culture maintained in hotel. Owner - excellent personality interacting with us very cooperative and very beautiful painting placed in hotels.
The Grand Dragon is ranked #1 among the 397 hotels in Ladakh (Leh) with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 43, 3-star in Ladakh (Leh). On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 36 photos and 147 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Room and Service. 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 6,500 to Rs 7,000 per night. The hotel offer 32 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. Couple (36%) and Family (35%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 33% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as adventurous.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Prayer Wheel (1 Km), Kigu Tak (1 Km), Phyang Monastery (1 Km), Likir Monastery (1 Km) and Samstanling Monastery (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 Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. 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.
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