Where to stay in Kasauli

#1 Mar 3rd, 2008, 14:20
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Hey guys,

need some recommendations for a place to stay in Kasauli- we've heard about government bungalows- anyone has any idea how are these and how to book a stay there?

We are 3 friends, and looking for a charming, cultural, old-world staying experience- no fancy resorts- but no budget hotels either.

Ros Common is an option, but it's a 'hotel', where else can we go? (we don't have friends/relatives in the army ;-)

Cheers!
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#2 Mar 3rd, 2008, 14:24
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Ros common is by far the best place to stay in Kasauli.
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Hotel Alasia (Rs. 1650: 272008) is old and atmospheric.

Hotel Anchal (Rs. 400 - Rs. 1200: 272542) is located at the end of the lower mall. Anchal & it's competitor Gian provide options for budget travellers.

Above info. sourced from Outlook Traveller March 2008 issue. Do get hold of it for more info. on Kasauli.

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Thumbs up

Thanks a lot guys- I guess we might just stay in Ros/Alacia. But was wondering if any member has stayed in a quirky/non-obvious location in and around Kasauli...I'm looking for a bungalow, (atmospheric) lodge or any other place with a sense of history/culture.

or..general advice about finding these kind of places once we are there is also welcome.

Thanks again,
Rishi
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Kasauli is my favourite hill station.

Alasia is in a nice location and the rooms upstairs are very large (especially the first one up the stairs). However the decor is rather dirty and dated. I am suprised they have not bothered to decorate for more than 10 years.

Ros Common is further up the road from the Alasia. Again the decor is old and the rooms need repainting. However the food in this place is superb. Try their tandoori parote (stuffed chapatis)and they are simply awesome. Fantastic views at night from the garden area (front of hotel).

I have stayed in both the above hotels. The food at the Ros Common swings it for me.

There are a few other hotels like Maurice etc but I always found the Ros Common and Alasia to be the best after Kasuali Resort which is just outside Kasauli.

Gian is nothing special with no real views as it is on the other side.

A bit expensive for me but following may be of interest.
http://www.vacationhomerentals.com/v...oID-11553.html

also a bit out the way :

http://jadelodge.com/theproperty.htm
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i know exactly what u are talking about but other than homes..u wont really find something 100% accurate.

But ...check these links out....might be what you are looking for..

http://www.ashextourism.com/hotelsre...agegallery.htm

and

http://www.arounddelhi.com/cottages_hills.htm (look at the second listing...prob right up your alley but they want a 15 day min stay..so might not work out but never hurts to ask does it..)

Let me know how it pans out for you..
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ros commons or kasauli resort

Hell people, my first post here.
Shere, my question specifically to you since you have been to Kasauli many times. I am thinking of stooping over in Kasauli for a day when going from Chandigarh to Shimla in June, with my family.
Which would u recommend, ros commons to Kasauli resort, a couple fo thousand bucks isn't an object but how is the kasauli resort location wise to commons? since we are staying only for a day, we don't want to stay too far outside the town and make it a single excursion to the town, I want to get a "feel" of the laid back town if you know what i mean.
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Originally Posted by ofhumanbondage View Post Hell people, my first post here.
Shere, my question specifically to you since you have been to Kasauli many times. I am thinking of stooping over in Kasauli for a day when going from Chandigarh to Shimla in June, with my family.
Which would u recommend, ros commons to Kasauli resort, a couple fo thousand bucks isn't an object but how is the kasauli resort location wise to commons? since we are staying only for a day, we don't want to stay too far outside the town and make it a single excursion to the town, I want to get a "feel" of the laid back town if you know what i mean.
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Kasuali resort is not that far out of the centre. Probably a 5-10 minute walk. Similarly the walk from Ros Common to the centre is also a 5 minute walk.

I would have a look at both hotels. I was not travelling with family so as they say I was not bothered about hotels being A grade clean, this does not mean Ros Common is dirty, the rooms just need a lick of paint etc. The bathrooms etc are very clean (clean as they were 8 years ago).

Having stayed at Alasia and Ros Common I can tell you that the staff at Ros Common make your stay worthwhile and nothing beats sitting on the front garden terace in the morning eating tandoori parote (stuffed hcapatis)

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