Good interiors, spacious bathroom & excellent service, this is what I will say if you ask me our overall experience at Rafica. After checking out 2 – 3 other hotels in Leh our driver Alibhai led us to this place whose owner was a friend of his. We were showed two rooms Normal Room (Ground Floor – Rs. 700) & Deluxe room (2 nd Floor – Rs. 1000). After seeing the rooms & hearing the specially discounted price we decided to increase our budget a little & opted for deluxe room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this place. The rooms are spacious with very good interiors. The wooden interiors keep the room warm even when the outside temperature is chilling. The bathroom is large & enough space is provided for keeping our things & luggage. Hotel staff is courteous & always smiling. We were very much satisfied with their service. They even helped us in getting innerline permits for Nubra Valley & Pangong Tso at a nominal charge. Even our rafting trip (From Chilling to Nimmu) was arranged by them at the same rate as other operators in the market charge. Since the hotel is located just off the main market road all the essential services like Internet Café, STD Booth, Travel agents, good restaurants are located at a walking distance. Overall we were more than satisfied with our stay at the place.
1] Room interiors are excellent. Wooden finish makes you feel warmer.
2] Service is good; staff is very courteous & always helpful.
3] Their Fresh Lime Soda (Salty) was amazing. We loved it.
4] Since we had to go to Nubra Valley for one night they offered us to keep our excess luggage in the same room we were staying & when we returned our things were there exactly as we had kept it.
1] Not exactly worst but the view from the window did not open to a fabulous view as you would expect to see when you are in such a beautiful place.
2] Sometimes we had to remind them to switch on the hot water supply, without which you cannot have bath in Leh especially during Mornings & evenings.