Prior to writing this review, I went back to read the reviews that provided average grade to this location. Though I can relate to some of the comments with respect to the aged restaurant and the old fashioned rooms, having been here I believe it was one of my best holidays I have ever had. The spa, the high level of service, the treks, the meditation to yoga, the vananda lessons, the pool, the treks and the hospitality is really second to none. My suggestion: pay in advance, forget about the pricey rate ( it is expensive to maintain such a property and the huge amount of employees that serve the guests), relax and enjoy all the activities. Have a full schedule. Five days can do the work. I give this place 5 starts with a total "Shanti".