We visited this Resort in April 2016 on a weekend. It is located in Dhikuli near the main Jim Corbett national park.We had booked it online after seeing its pictures and reviews and I must say it was a treat for eyes. We checked into resort at 2pm after travelling by car. I was really amazed to see the beauty of the resort... So green and so rejuvenating. Spring was in full bloom with beautiful colourful flowers dotting the landscape of the resort.
The reception was also neat and clean though small in size. I was really amazed to see hanging on a reception wall, four time clocks of London, New York, Sydney and India. Its reception desk was painted in the leopard theme. The staff helped in quick check in and we got our Deluxe Suite room on the first floor of the resort building near the restaurant.
As we made our way to the suite I was mesmerised by the beauty of the resort, beautifully manicured gardens and lawns and stunningly colourful flowers. I instantly fell in love with the resort. Before checking into our room we decided to first have a look at the resort.
The resort was all green and I especially loved the mango trees in the resort. There was a small fireplace and a small fish pond in the garden near the cottages, but I could not see any fish in it. And also there was an open space barbecue corner in the resort.
There were some lovely cottages also in the resort which we wanted but could not book due to unavailability. And those who want have a feel of living on a tree there was a tree top cottage too.The entire resort was an epitome of nature's beauty
After strolling through the resort, we made our way to our suite. The suite was also spacious, very neat and clean. There was a small sitting place in the suite which had a L-shaped low height floor settee which was my favourite corner in the suite. The bathroom was neat and clean but I didn’t like its interiors especially those orange tiles.
Another thing I liked about the suite was that there was small attached terrace from where you could have a good view of the resort and the hills beyond it. I loved spending my time on a swing bench on the terrace.
The restaurant where we had our breakfast and dinner was also very beautiful and was housed in a thatched hut decorated with lovely orange flower climbers. Although I did not like the food there. It was just ok and I could not find any taste in it. However the waiting staff there was very good and helped us in every way possible.
On Saturday night there was a live music performance by a male singer in the garden area outside restaurant from 7pm to 9pm. The singer sang really well and I really regret I could not ask his name. Overall this performance added to the lovely mood there and was an icing on the cake.
Although few things I didn't like about the resort and want the resort staff to look into it. Leaving asides some flaws of the resort, the beauty of the resort weighed heavily on my mind. Overall my stay at this resort was wonderful.
Best things about this resort
• The Natural beauty of the resort that included the well manicured lawns and gardens, green trees and beautiful flowers.
• The live music performance on Saturday nights
• There are some lovely cottages available in the resort and also a tree top cottage.
Some shortcomings of the resort
• The suite in which we stayed had water in a jug and there was not even one complimentary mineral water bottle which was always free in usually all the hotels.
• Very few amenities were free in the suite bathroom which included only a soap, shampoo and a moisturiser.
• I would have really liked if the food in the restaurant was a little more tastier.
My overall score card for this hotel
Infrastructure and interiors: 4.5/5( maximum points to the gardens inside the resort)
Food in the In-house restaurants: 3.5/5
How much it cost me per night: 110 USD (7500 INR) for Deluxe Suite room with breakfast
Value for money: 4.0/5
It is located in the Dhikuli area of the Jim Corbett National Park, in the Uttarakhand state of India. Refer the map below: