Lost in time and tranquility
by subhankarnag on
Only after I reached I realized that the hotel is one of the first settlement in the mussorie region, Established in eighteen century. Although its a heritage property that doesnt mean that it is out of modern amenities. Please remember smoking is prohibited inside the hotel.
Lost in time and tranquiltiy, thats the feelings which will surrond you althroughout your stay. Food is yummy, delight for the continental food lovers. Emilys (restaurant) serves foods to remember. Never tried Indian food so cant vouch for the same.
When you are in landour you have no activity except enjoy the place and tranquility. Stroll around, An old church that shares its birth year with the hotel is just beside the hotel, so is char dukan (popular in Ruskin Bond Stories), a cafe, all close by to this hotel. There is a Tibetan restaurant, a bakery managed by the hotel are also good options.
If you enjoy, peace tranquility you are really going to like this place.
Peaceful, super-comfortable and welcoming
by Carys D on
Rokeby Manor is a beautiful heritage hotel, in a peaceful and serene spot above Mussoorie. I stayed for two weeks while learning Hindi at the local language school, which is just five minutes away. So I got to know the place pretty well!
My room was warm and comfortable, with everything you could need. The air conditioner made sure it was warm and cosy, and the bed was very comfortable. The best part was the view, which looked down over the valley and was absolutely stunning.
Other great parts of the hotel are the lounge, where I spent several contented hours doing my homework and watching cricket in front of the fire, the library which has an excellent selection of books and magazines with an India-focus and the restaurant - again great views.
The food at Rokeby is fantastic, with a breakfast buffet with a huge range from which to choose. The evening menu is also massive - I think I ate there most evenings without getting bored (and I don't think I actually finished a meal as portions are pretty huge and I'm pretty small).
Although the location, hotel, food and rooms are fantastic, what's really lovely about Rokeby is the staff. You're made to feel very welcome. Especially appreciated is a hot water bottle and box of handmade chocolates delivered to your room every evening! Special commendations must be made to:
* Priyanka on the front desk, who is always polite, welcoming and helpful.
* Pradeep the omelette master, who not only makes the best masala omelettes, but has a greeting and a huge, genuine smile for you every morning.
* Reuben the Duty Manager, who really understands customer experience and is clearly destined for great things in the hospitality industry.
Generally, all the staff can't do enough for you and they make Rokeby a really special place to stay - it well deserves its reputation.
You cannot miss staying here!
by mountainkarun on
We visited Rokeby along with family - wife, kids and both set of parents. Will certainly rate this as one of the best vacations we had. We were already out in the hills for 10 days prior to this, and this was our final stop before heading back to Bombay. A lovely decision, made even better with the experience that Rokeby & Landour relay. They are almost synonymous with each other.
I could speak about a lot of things about our 5 days there - a historical property, great value, fantastic food, wow location, etc etc. but you can read that in other reviews.
What made this special for us was the classic service of every single employee of theirs - be it from the gate keeper, to the reception, to the restaurant, to the room service - the staff had a way to make you feel at home. This was home!!
A small glimpse of that was expressed one day when we stepped out for a walk around the town (it is best experienced on foot)... We walked a few minutes and all of a sudden it started to rain heavily. With parents & kids en-suite, we were suddenly scampering and figuring how to find shelter. The rain was heavy. Just when i started to try to run back to get help (we had walked about 500 meters away already), Lo behold, I see a scooter drive up fast to us in the rain. Riding it, getting drenched himself, was the staff from the reception, a young gentleman ... Sandeep Semwal !! He had seen us leave 10 minutes earlier, noticed the rain and remembered we might not have umbrellas, and took it upon himself to find us and hand us a bunch of umbrellas that he brought along!!
This single incident probably best sum up the place for you... great warm hospitable place with loads of charm and proud exemplary service by folks like Sandeep.
To Sandeep & Teams, thank you for making this so special. We will be back again and again, for sure.
Rokeby Manor Hotel,Mussoorie : Lovely heritage building
by _drrashmi49 on
Staying at the Rhododendron suite at Rokeby Manor was a wonderful experience. The staff are very helpful. The food at Emily's is good as also their bakery situated at sister's bazaar. Many tourists staying elsewhere too make it a point to come here atleast for a meal. Their log inn cottage (3 bedroom hall kitchen with a personal chef is recommended for any group who need 3 rooms). However the rustic rooms are too small and may not appeal to many tourists.The hotel's location at Landour area of Mussoorie is very good
by Sumona01 on
Had heard so much about the place and decided to go for lunch. While the food was good, the service wasnt. Perhaps the restaurant favours their own guests. Giving the good rating only for the ambience and the food.