It seemed like the only good option for a night's stay. We visited in October so staying in a camp wasn't a good idea anyway, with the chilly weather and cold winds. We were 4 friends and booked the family cottage which had 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The hotel is very close to the lake and the view is beautiful.
It gets very very cold at night. They should provide room heaters or at least electric blankets. The rooms are very shabby and the linen could do with improvement. The bathroom was clean enough and we even got enough hot water for a shower. No soap etc is provided.
The food (buffet dinner) at their little restaurant was hot and tasty. The people who manage the property are sweet and polite.
There are other small eateries beside the lake area, you just have to climb down a little.
We had booked our rooms in the month of June itself but later found out that we could've got a better deal had we just reached there and bargained for a good rate because as it is early October is off season and the 4 of us were the only people in the entire hotel. We paid Rs.6300 for a family cottage! Not worth the money paid!
Pangong Tso/Spangmik is COLD all year round, especially from dusk to dawn. I would not recommend staying in camps, but rather in a brick-and-mortar lodging. It keeps off the cold and you can be cozy with a good night's sleep. This resort is one of the better ones at the lake, with reasonably good amenities and good food.
They provide adequate blankets and there is no disturbance around, since it's at the starting point of the lake. This resort overlooks the lake and you get a gorgeous view from their dining hall. We had planned our visit to Pangong on a full moon night in Sept, and the view of the shimmering moonlight on the lake's waters, from the dining room as we had our dinner, was marvelous. They serve only vegetarian and have a good spread of soup, veggies/mushrooms, daal, a rice preparation and dessert.
They have electricity for barely a few hours in the evening, starting 7 pm. So you may get hot water etc only around that hour (which is actually also due to their solar energy panels).
Our local guide who accompanied us had carried a good stock of firewood in our SUV from Leh, so we had a good time lighting a bonfire in the hotel's compound and sitting around it watching the lake, simultaneously keeping warm.
Spangmik has become so commercialized after the runaway success of the bollywood blockbuster "3 Idiots" that the entire stretch of the lake is dotted with camps, and some resorts and loads of restaurants.....but responsible tourism in these places is what is necessary and mandatory.
If you are expecting Luxury, and super good rooms, then this one isn't for you! We stayed only for one night so thought it wasn't bad. A basic room with a good bed to have a good night sleep after 6 long hours of traveling. Food is alright, nothing great.
But yes the view of the Pangong as you come out of the room is beautiful. The light goes off from 11 pm, and comes only the next day on the evening. All in all its just about fine for a one night stay.
This hotel has been highly overrated than it is. It is located on on a higher ground hence have to climb up a little to get there. Had to pass through a stinking place to get into the hotel. Rooms are nothing great. Visited on 15.10.16, and they were charging Rs 2000/- for one night which was not worth a single penny. No dinner and breakfast included. All accomodations in Pangong were closing, so they were trying to make more profit possible. On recommendation of Mr Tsewang went to PANGONG HOLIDAY COTTAGES. These guys were also closing but we requested for one night's stay and they agreed. Got two rooms at Rs 2500 with dinner and breakfast. They arranged lunch for us which was really very thoughtful of them. Got plenty of hot water in buckets whenever we asked them with smile on their face all the time. They took great care of us and went ahead of their way to make us feel comfortable. Dinner was stupendous, piping hot and they served in generous amount. The dining hall had a fire place which kept us very warm. Gave us extra blankets at night so that we dont feel the chill. Breakfast was soup, puris, alu sabji, poha, coffee. These guys are so sweet, humble and helpful. Thank you so much PANGONG HOLIDAY COTTAGES. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB YET YOU ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES.
Seeing is believing , God gifts to human race if they can understand the pace , we should worship and respect the nature so that our future generation also see the beauty of nature . Too good and chilling place our Mother Earth have bestowed on us . So it's important to take care of these places with utmost respect .