Hotel Ananda Spa Hotel 5 star
Ananda in the himalayas- The Palace estate, Tehri Garhwal, ??????? ???, UT 249175, Inde Richikech, India -
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This little piece of paradise, in natural surroundings, and perched 3,280 feet up in the Himalayas, will enchant those who are seeking meditation and relaxation. Aside from the call of the peacocks and monkeys, no sound pollutes the atmosphere. From 5:30 am, a free activity programme is on offer: yoga, trekking, gymnastics, golf, dancing - everything you need to relax the mind and body!

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    Location 3.0 /10

    Located 161 miles to the north-east of Delhi, 3,280 feet up in the Himalayas, the Ananda Spa is only accessible by road, or by air, for the lucky few. By car, you stop in Richikech, 11 miles from the hotel, and by train (4h20 from Delhi) you stop in Haridwar, a town located 22 miles from the Ananda Spa. Once in Richikech, take a taxi, or inform the hotel, which will send a car to pick you up, although that is the more expensive option.

    Accommodation 9.70 /10

    The 76 rooms are spacious and fitted with a walk-in closet, a bathroom with bath and shower, and a large balcony. In the wardrobe, there is an outfit consisting of a long shirt and white trousers, which can be used by the residents during their stay. This comfortable set of clothes is worn by most clients during meals, but also for going for walks, which makes the Ananda seem like something of a sect. In the bathroom, the bath is placed in front of a bay window so that you can admire the superb view over the Ganges valley while enjoying a relaxing soak in the bath. To help you get those emotions back in balance, there is a well-stocked minibar and a DVD player for cinephiles.

    Overview 9.70 /10

    Although the welcome is in a palace, the rooms are more remote. You get there in an electric car along a small track, or by foot, if you are sporty. The rooms are housed in a 5-storey building, and you enter on the 5th floor. Yes, you are in the mountains! The rooms overlook the Ganges valley or the Himalayas. The higher up you are, the better the view. A pool, golf course and large spa form the core facilities of the hotel, which is set in wild nature.

    It has its own building. A haven of peace opens up to the residents. The welcome and the atmosphere are impeccable, and the staff are always on hand for the (sometimes very demanding) clientele. A relaxing experience. There are two spaces: one for men, one for women, with Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, pool and relaxation area facing the Ganges valley. Upstairs there is a large gymnastics room and, in one corner, a beauty salon where you can let your feet, nails and hands be pampered. The long corridors contain several massage booths. All have large windows overlooking vegetation and are very tastefully decorated. On offer are Thai massages, body scrubs, ayurvedic and European treatments, for couples or individuals, as well as hydrotherapy and jet room. In the midst of the corridors, a musician plays the flute - as if the massages were not enough on their own!

    Food and drink 9.70 /10

    The restaurant, one part of which is indoors while the other is on a wooden terrace up in the treetops, provides refined cuisine. The residents always have the option to take calory-free meals, while those who enjoy their food but are watching their figure can see from the menu how many calories are in each dish. Meals are offered a la carte or as part of a buffet, and the choice and quality of the food means we recommend the buffet, copious, allowing you to alternate international and Indian cuisines.

    To know

    The spa was named best spa in the world in 2005.
    Many celebrities come to recharge their batteries in this luxurious and highly trendy place.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, hammam, physiotherapy, stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aqua gym, aerobics, golf, dance, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath


    • The exceptional setting


    • The price of the taxi to get into town

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