Pros- 1. Good location 2. Polite staff 3. Rooms are clean Cons- 1. We saw some families enjoying drinks in open. Felt really bad. Being a government facility, there is very little that the caretakers in the property can do. Some families have put their table chairs outside their hut & were drinking & shouting. 2. Polite staff but services not as good as private facilities. Average food, average cleanliness, average service. 3. Some huts have common boundary walls. You can hear people from next hut. Not a pleasant experience.
If you are in Lansdowne, don't miss this place to stay. Being a government resort, i was big skeptical to select this place to stay as I was with my 2 small kids and hygiene was my biggest priority. But then I heard lot of good reviews about this place for which booking can only be done thru GMVNL website. Was long weekend, Booked super deluxe room for my family (2 adults and 2 kids) and it was a good spacious cottage with small living room and bedroom. Very well maintained , clean and super cool raw feel. Bathroom was also clean, not super clean like 3 star but well cleaned. Basic frills were available in this cottage, like a small fridge, heater, tolietries etc. Best part about this resort was location, drive is fine to this place. Right at tip n top point, and couple of other places nearby. But lansdowne is not known to be a tourist spot, it's just a relaxing place near to delhi, don't expect lot of tourist spot. Services is good, we shouldnt expect a five or 3 star service as this is just a occasional hill station, bit overall, good staff. Mr Purohit who is also manager of this resort, make sure for each basic and important things. Food is ok, and I have heard reviews saying it's average, but , my kids liked it since it was without any spices. But realistically, it was not that great and expensive too. In a nutshell, I stayed here for 2 nights and my basic requirement was to stay at one place to just recharge myself, sitting for hours in sunlight, reading and enjoy the landscape. Highly recommended place if u r in Lansdowne. …
The owner says ki bachelor's ko booking nahi dete.. kyuki family wale log disturb hote hain! We'll as a society thank you to everyone!! Bachelor's ko society n aise jagah se exclude krne k liye!! And hoping that youth of India progresses.. great job oldies :)
We stayed here for 2 nights checked many hotels but this is the only place to stay after entering lansdowne.. all the hotels are 5km before entering lansdownse since its an army base so no resort or homestays are allowed..Since GMVN is a govt. Property so that's the only property in main lansdowne..and it has the best view of Shivalik ranges since the place is situated above Tip n top which is the main attraction of lansdowne. Food is okay staff is very helpful they charge 500 for bonfire...overall an amazing place.
GMVN has this heritage property at Top of the hill in Lansdown, the nearest hill station to Delhi. It takes just 4 hrs from Delhi border to reach. Drive from Kotdwar onwards is scenic and a pleasure. once you reach Lansdown and Check in GMVN wooden swiss cottages its a wonderful experience. A minimum of 2 to 3 nights stay is recommended to enjoy the beauty of the forest, calmness, sounds of breeze, birds and trees. One can visit this place round the year.