Situated in the Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is a beautiful hill If you are planning a trip with family or a group of friends, you can look for affordable 5 star hotels in Gulmarg or resorts in Gulmarg and experience a luxurious trip.
It lies at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level and boasts of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, evergreen valleys and deep ravines. Check HolidayIQ for information on the best time of the year to visit this divine place, so that you can plan your trip in advance and get good 5 star hotel deals in Gulmarg
Gulmarg Ski Area is the most popular ski area of the region and attracts many national and international tourists. In addition to skiing, visitors can also engage in snowboarding, tobogganing, snow scooters and snow bobbing. It offers spectacular views the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
HolidayIQ provides you with a list of good 5 star hotels in Gulmarg which include Highland Park Hotel, Hill Top Hotel, Royal Park Hotel, The Vintage and Pine Palace Platinum.HolidayIQ’s easy to use interface makes 5star hotel booking in Gulmarg an easy task.
Alpathar Lake, located at a distance of 13km, is the most beautiful lake in Gulmarg. It stays frozen during winters and is a splendid sight to behold. Get a great view of the picturesque landscape from many of the 3 star hotels and five star hotels in Gulmarg.
Displaying mountaineering equipment and modern warfare that were used by the Indian Army during successful expeditions, the Kanchenjungha Museum is also a popular tourist attraction.
You can find the best 5 star hotels in Gulmarg that are located close to the main tourist spots through HolidayIQ.
In Five-star hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
All rooms (100%) should have Air-Conditioners
Suites - Minimum 2% of room block with a minimum of 1
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 45 square feet
Some rooms should have bathtubs
Hair Dryers should be available in rooms
Safe keeping should be available in rooms
Minibar / Fridge is mandatory in rooms
Heating and cooling to be provided in public areas and temperature should be between 20 to 28 degree celsius
Grade A cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-24 hr coffee shop / all day diner, one specialty restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Grade B cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-coffee shop open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., one speciality restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Note: The Ministry of Tourism may review and revise the cities falling under the Grade 'A' & Grade 'B' from time to time.
Grade A: Delhi*, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad.
*Delhi would include the hotels falling in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
Grade B: Cities in the rest of the country excluding Grade 'A' cities.
There should be a bar present at the hotel premises.
In the kitchen, wet garbage area to be air-conditioned.
Percentage of supervisory staff should be minimum 80% and hotels of Five-star category should have formally qualified Heads of Departments.
Percentage of skilled staff should be minimum 60%. The supervisory or the skilled staff may have training or skill certification as follows:
i. Degree / diploma from Central or state IHM's / FCI's or from NCHMCT affiliated IHM's or from other reputed Hospitality schools.
ii. Skill training certificate issued under the guidelines and scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
Staff restrooms (Separate for male and female employees with bunk beds, well-lighted and ventilated), Staff locker rooms and dining area are mandatory.
Inhouse Dry- cleaning / Laundry services are mandatory.
Iron and Iron Board should be available in the room.
Paid Transportation on call - Guest should be able to travel from hotel.
Shoe cleaning service facility to be provided for in house guests.
Newspapers should be available in the rooms.
Shop / kiosk - Five-star hotels to have one utility and one souvenir shop. 4 Star to have
minimum one utility shop.
There should be bookshop available.
For Five-star category, it would be 'Necessary' to have an X-Ray Machine at the guest entrance for screening of baggage. Manual checks may be conducted for staff and suppliers at designated entry points
There should be Under belly scanners to screen vehicles.
Each bedroom door fitted with lock and key, viewport / peephole & internal securing device. A safety chain / wishbone latch is acceptable in place of viewport / peephole.
A telephone for incoming & outgoing calls in the room is Mandatory. Five-star hotels should have direct dialing and STD/ ISD facilities.
In room internet connection / dataport is mandatory in Five-star hotels and there should be Wi- Fi wherever possible.
There should be a business center for business meetings. This should be a dedicated area.
(This provision may be relaxed for resort destinations, tourist and pilgrimage centres).
Swimming pool is mandatory for Five-star hotels. This can be relaxed for hill destinations. Mandatory that trained Lifeguard to be available. Board containing do’s & dont's, no diving sign, pool depth etc. should be displayed at a strategic location in the pool area.
Conference Facilities are mandatory for Five-star hotels
No words to describe experience of staying at Khyber. Mesmerising views, extremely courteous and kind staff, good food but at high price. Khyber scores for its location, facilities and courteous staff. Food is average and that too at high price, this is the area probably they could improvise. Rest all is good with Khyber but at high price.
We visited Gulmarg in December 2013 and it had just snowed a few days back thus hosting snow capped mountains all around us. The Khyber Himalayan Resort is a very newly established 5 star luxury property in Gulmarg. Some of its sections like spa, cottages are still under construction. Its location gives it all the advantage Gulmarg has to offer and coupled with the exotic rooms and services, this is the place to stay when in Gulmarg. There is a restaurant Cloves within the hotel premises with all sorts of local and usual cuisines. We tried the naduri (lotus stem) and liked it for a new taste! There is a tea coffee lounge and separate smoking lounge as well. The rooms are lavish and overlook the mountain peaks (in our case capped with snow and thus making it mesmerizing).The pool was closed since the weather was bitterly cold. But they plan to have hot water pool inaugurated by next year. We had planned to stay in the resort for one night and booked a premier room for our stay. We were overwhelmed by a complimentary room upgrade and now had our own private balcony and a sunken tub with beautiful view of the valley. The whole experience was so beautiful, we extended it for 2 nights and loved every moment. A definite place to relax, let go of worries and sink deep in the beautiful valley.
Wow, say it location, ambience, hospitality and food etc. Although difficult to get reservation- as it is highly booked and sold out most of the time. I was bit lucky to get one night stay. The check-in and reception was very smooth. Got a very warm welcome. One of the best - say the only best one in Gulmarg. Strongly recommend for all. Hats off to all staff! Nothing more to stay. Simply speechless. I will visit again in winters!
The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg has a very beautiful location. Gulmarg is one of the best places to visit in. I like the fresh food and meals of this hotel. Rooms service in this hotel is also very good, all essential services like TV are fitted in this hotel. There are also arrangements of heating as Gulmarg is a very cold place. It's weather is so enjoyable.
The Place, the property & the people are a must experience, in one's life.
Avoid any dish having Lamb (Mutton Rogan Josh etc) & check spicy notes on dishes.
In room, check electricals, specially hanging light in front of Heater blower, the swinging. (It creates rain drop sounds but hits like a hammer in mid night) which messed our entire 1st night, till 3 am until fixed.