The Himalayan - Manali - Himachal Pradesh
The Himalayan’s fine blend of inimitability and characteristic eccentricity will find appeal with connoisseurs of tradition, looking for a difference. Like the gentleman who sports jauntily-coloured braces beneath his conservative tweed suit or harbours a penchant for embroidered silk pyjamas, The Himalayan is proud of its individuality but doesn’t scream it.
Interspersed around the swimming pool and orchard garden are eight exceptional cottages offering brilliant and unrivalled vistas of the spectacular Manali area. Each individual cottage comprises two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete with marble counters and shower cubicles, drawing room with an operational fireplace, dining area, as well as a kitchenette and individual balcony. The cottages are a seamless depiction of luxury and poise with immaculate polished hardwood floors and interiors replete with gracious furnishings. Spring mattresses, in-room safes and LCD televisions are de riguer in the bedrooms. A restored Victorian roll-top bath occupies a vantage position in the dressing area. The well thought-out kitchenette in the cottage comes with a stove burner, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, tea/coffee maker, cooking paraphernalia, chinaware, cutlery and glassware. Complimentary bath amenities are bespoke from natural plant extracts and essential oils are provided. The terraced nature of the property and informal garden, presents individual nooks around the cottages.
Classical architectural details abound throughout the cottage exteriors. The oiel de bouef, relieving arches with keystones, tuscan columns, oriel and bay windows, cavetto window sills, astragal mouldings framing the doors and fenestration are among the numerous elements adding allure to our charming cottages.
DUPLEX COTTAGE WITH 2 BEDROOMS
This well-appointed duplex cottage is placed in our informal orchard garden with a private sit-out. It comprises two bedrooms with hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms complete with marble counters and shower cubicles. Apart from the one bedroom on the ground floor, there is a drawing and a dining area with a kitchenette. The bedroom on the first floor comes with a private balcony offering brilliant mountain views. This room also has a writing desk and a restored Victorian roll-top bath in the dressing area.
Welcome drink upon arrival
Complimentary WI-FI Internet access in public areas
Complimentary use of Gymnasium
Bespoke bath amenities
Four complimentary mineral water bottles daily
Sofa cum bed in drawing room (use at an additional charge)
Essential cooking paraphernalia, chinaware, cutlery, glassware
Functional fireplace in drawing room (use at an additional charge)
Housekeeping once daily
Hair dryer upon request
Iron and Ironing board upon request
Passing through the flagstone-paved cul-de-sac, beyond urn-topped gateposts, you have crossed the threshold into our world. The scorching and dusty Indian cities seem like a distant past. The Castle’s Gothic façade, with its battlements and buttresses, looms startlingly before you.Stepping inside the vestibule leading to the hall, the visitor is greeted by meticulously restored antique furnishings and objets d’art complementing the Medieval arches and wood panelling. Light streams through the atrium glass onto the Pompeii inspired marble floor intensifying the drama further. The sheer splendour and superlative style is carried forward into the other public rooms exhibiting cast-iron fireplaces and hand-carved Gothic chimneypieces. The Parlour, Refectory dining room and the Conservatory on the premier étage overlooking the rambling gardens and pool are fine illustrations of good taste and workmanship. The elaborate clover trelliswork in The Parlour epitomises feminine sophistication. In contrast, a masculine sentiment is portrayed in the Refectory with its coffered wooden ceiling opening onto a magnificent vaulted veranda. The remarkable Turret on the east houses the spiral staircase leading up to the guest chambers and the subterranean Dungeon bar.
PREMIER CHAMBER IN THE CASTLE
This enormous room comes with hardwood floors and a large private balcony offering spectacular views. The room has an antique Four Poster bed and an antique armoire.
GRAND CHAMBER IN THE CASTLE
This large room comes with hardwood floors, an antique Four Poster bed and an antique armoire. The large en-suite marble bathroom has a separate shower cubicle as well as a full size bath. Address:
Hadimba Road Manali, Kullu Valley Himachal Pradesh 175131 INDIA,
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