WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace, Mussoorie
Opp. Padmini Nivas, The Mall Road, Library, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
The overall experience was above average but not outstanding, quality of food being a major let down. It was largely offset by excellent service, very good rooms and great weather !! Kasmanda palace is a heritage property of the Welcomgroup at Mussoorie. Location is almost ideal, situated right on the mall road. I visited there during the 3 day weekend last month - 13th to 15th August, with my wife and 4 year old daughter. It seems the whole of delhi had descended in mussorie but we were lucky to beat the rush on the route by reaching there by 13th noon (most people reached by evening), having stayed at Dehradun the previous night. The resort is very well kept and gives a feeling of having been transported to a bygone era, with its many game trophies (you have many tiger skins, leopards, bisons, deers, etc.) and its ample collection of paintings and photographs of the british period. The rooms are quite good, large and airy. Ours in particular had an excellent window side view of the hills. The attached bathroom was again quite large and comfortable. The outdoors of the hotel was again quite good and one could take cool strolls any time around it or sit around small tables set up outside. There were some swings for the children as well
We stayed at the Kasmanda Palace for one night on November 3, 2011. There were very few guests at this small hotel while we were there, but I believe this was due to the time of year. This is a very old and historic hotel converted from a raja's summer palace. When it was retrofitted with modern plumbing and facilities, the designers did a great job of installing amenities without destroying the historic elements of the building. The photos on the walls of long-dead rajas and maharajas gave an atmosphere of the era of the princely states. Everything was highly polished and fixtures and utilities worked flawlessly. It is clear that a lot of work and attention goes into maintaining this hotel. I would caution potential guests that the Kasmanda Palace is high on a hill above the Mall Road. The Mall Road is closed at certain times to vehicle traffic which means that your car cannot get up to the hotel grounds. The solution is to phone the hotel just before you arrive to have the hotel staff meet you at the Mall Road guard station to bring you and your luggage up the hill. It is pretty steep to climb up with your bags, but the staff was very helpful in this regard. The hotel site has a beautiful view of the Doon Valley and you may be awakened by the chattering of monkeys on the roofs and in the gardens. The rooms are quite comfortable and interesting with very high ceilings and rather unique decor dating from the time of the British Raj. Food is served in a beautiful dining room which is a sort of "long gallery" at the back of the building. The food quality was excellent and the service was almost too attentive with at least 3 servers present at all times. When the weather is good, there are beautiful terraces and gardens surrounding the property, I am sure that tea and other meals can be taken there at the appropriate time of year. I was impressed that the hotel had a full staff despite the fact that there were very few guests. I prefer small, older hotels because of the sense of history they convey. If you feel the same, you will love the Kasmanda Palace. If you like glass and plastic, it is not the place for you. If and when I return to Musoorie, I will certainly stay again at this beautiful, well managed small hotel.
The Hotel is located at a great vantage position, overlooking the huge expanse of the Doon Valley. The rooms are well appointed with period furniture, the staff is graciuos, couteous and well informed. The food is good, but the choice is limited. The isolation from the hum of the Mal, inspite of being located on the Mal, is exhiliarating. A really enjoyable and comfortable stay
The rooms are spacious and the staffs, well, treat you no less than a king. The hotel is conveniently approachable from the famous Mall road yet is comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of the market place.
The overall hotel was good. The hotel was conveniently located and easy to travel and location was very enjoyable and very good. The service and staff was also very good and polite. The room allocated was good with all amenities. I was very comfortable with room but there was no view. The food was also provided and it was very good. There are not providing any other activity. They provide sufficient place for parking. The only suggestion is that they should change in furniture.
WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace is ranked #4 among the 382 hotels in Mussoorie with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 43, 3-star Heritage Hotels in Mussoorie. It is part of the "Welcom Heritage" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 66 photos, 156 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Room. 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 9,100 to Rs 9,600 per night. The hotel offer 23 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 (58%) and Couple (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 73% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 11% 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 Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace is located at The Mall Road . Camel's Back Road (1 Km), Christ Church (1 Km), Gun Hill (1 Km), The Mall (1 Km) and Jawahar Aquarium (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 Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and Parking Facility. 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.
HolidayIQ Traveller Kapil says, "The location of the hotel was extraordinary and the room was spacious and well-maintained. The poor parking facilities were provided at the hotel. The appearance of the hotel was good and can be still better. T Read More