Very nice place, has good view of mountains. This hotel is on main road and good parking. Nice dining place and rooms. This place has no electricity for day but they run generator in evening from 6 pm to 10 pm so that you can charge your phones and batteries. Bad connectivity for mobile phones here. Rooms are good with good mountain view and terrace. Food quality is good and both veg and non-veg food is served. Lots of birds available in front and nearby of the hotel.
We had a 'jumbo' team, comprising 28 students of my Department plus we the six teachers and staff to stay here during September, 2017. Our journey to Chopta with such voluptuous team couldn't be so planned and comfortable except that person - Mr. Rajib Bajoria, the manager of Hotel Snow View. He (1) provided rooms in his hotel; (2) helped arranging bus that transported us from Haridwar to Chopta at the cost which I couldn't find after perpetual negotiation to different travel agents at Haridwar or Dehradun; (3) made plan for local sight seeing as our visit to Chopta was not only meant for trekking to Tungnath or Deoriatal rather we went with one more project to collect soil and biomass sample from sub-alpine grasslands. This hotel is located at Pothibasa ('Pothi' means 'birds' in Garhwal dialect and 'basa' means 'residence' - that means the 'residence of birds') which is at the fringe of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. The place is 12 km before Chopta, in between Ukhimath and Chopta. There is no electricity. The hotel supplies power via generator up to 10 pm. Then they will give you solar lantern for your room to use at night. It is awesome to feel the tranquillity of the hills from the hotel room/lounge without electricity and mobile network signals. All rooms are east facing. The sounds of nearby falls, chirping of unknown birds and first beam of sun beyond the eastern hills through your window curtain will make you open your eyes in the morning. Rooms are just ok. It is big, clean, well furnished with all amenities you should expect at an altitude of 8500 ft. They serve you tasty foods which is cooked by fuel woods. No LPG is available here. Moreover, the thing which have made me crazy about Pradipji and his team that at night he will say 'Mishra ji, when will you take tea in the morning?' If you say 'around 6', you should remain 110% assured that you will see the hot tea is ready at 5:59. So, if you want hot water from electric water heater in bathrooms (they give you hot water from their kitchen with buckets as and when you require), TV in your room, WIFI connectivity and other metro-like comfort this hotel is not for you. Here you can avail discipline, tasty foods, heart full behaviour, spectacular natural beauty from all rooms, flavour of the mountains and ever-ending sound of the cascade.
It was indeed a real adventure to tour alone on Public Transport to Ukhimath from Kotdwar to Pauri to Srinagar to Rudraprayag & Kund, an unusual route will attract an avid tourist. From Kund, one should avail vehicles en route to Ukhimath & Chopta. Ukhimath is the winter abode of Lord Kedarnath. Small Hotels, GMVN TRH & Bharat Sebasram Sangha are palces to stay. Ukhimath was devastated in Aug,2010 flood with number of Sanyasis went missing or dead. BSS runs a school & I had the pleasure to meet Mr Asish Chakraborti, a Physics teacher at BSS School. Next morning I traveled to Chopta & it was 24th Oct,2012 & to Tunganath when it was real real cold but free from landsldes or natural calmities. Returned to Chopta & had night stay Hotelo Snow View. Next morning we reached Gopeshwar where a 30ft tall Trident (Trishul) is preserved by ASI. From Gopeshwr we reached Chamoli & then to Joshimath & finally Baikunthdham at 6PM.
while visiting Tungnath, me and my friend reached Chopta and since he was not feeling well, we decided to skip that day and take rest on chopta but after heavy searching could not find any nice place to stay, most of the rooms are small, not clean and not properly ventilated. so we decided to move back and find any good place on the way down towards ukhimath. while driving we saw this hotel and enquired and they showed us the room, we immediately decided to stay there. the rooms and toilet are clean, service very prompt, nice view, its in middle of the jungle so lot of trees around. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, there will not any mobile signal availability and power. they will give you genset electricity between 1900 to 2230 and solar lamp afterwards. great thing about this place is the owner and staff, they are really helpful, understands the client need and are prompt on the service. I am only looking for a quality of service in any restaurant or hotel and they will beat your expectation. Room charges were affordable at that time but may depend on the rush and season.
only thing is its right on the road and you might get vehicle noise if you are a late riser since vehicle movement starts early in uttrakhand and stops at evening.
great service and neat and clean place. nothing more required. stay there without any issue.
This small Hotel is located in Pothibasa, 20 Kms towards Chopta from Ukhimath just by the roadside but suffienitly away from any village or town with the peak of Chandrashila ( covered in snow in winters, hence "snow view" ) visible from the rooms. The staff is friendly and hospitable. Ask them and they'll arrange hot water in the morning / evening and scrumptious indian homely food. Sure to have a pleasent stay at this place. There is a trek path that goes towards the valley in front of the hotel, do check it out for beautful greens along the way.