When I arrived in Gunehar and found myself at Frank's 4rooms hotel, I was instantly struck by just how charming and beautifully created the property was. My partner and I got the upstairs room with the tub, a cozy bed, a balcony with a bed outside to read and watch the rains and passing clouds, and had the most comfortable stay we've ever had in India. Great value for money, the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the magical riverside, which is prettier than any Himachal Pradesh tourism photograph can claim. It's a 5 minute walk from 4tables - the cafe run by Frank and the fantastic Suman Didi, who make sure you feel right at home and are always well fed with their homemade bread, pizza nights, lasagne, and of course, delicious ghar ka khana. I definitely added a few kilos during my 3 day stay, and I have no complaints whatsoever :) It was also special to be included into the Gunehar family from the very start - be it for the smiling villagers who helped create this dream art village from obscurity and who invite you in for chai, to the birds chirping outside our window to wake us up every morning, to Frank's extremely entertaining and lovely son Aloke, who is a pleasure to speak to.
All in all, a must visit if you're anywhere in Himachal, especially near Bir/Billing and Dharamsala side. Don't miss out an opportunity to be here. It's as perfect as it gets!
Frank is an amazing host: laid-back and attentive and considerate all at once. He gave us our space to chill and lounge and hang around, but was always available on call to answer questions and provide things if needed. The room was comfy and cosy, and the seats outside our room had a nice view of the village and the surrounding hills. I love that 4rooms and 4tables feels like an organic part of the village that adds to it's charm rather than becoming a noisy distraction. The artwork on the village walls was lovely. And oh, Frank is a great cook! If you ask him which soup he will make in the evening, he will say, "we will see!" When a good cook takes you on a trip, go along...all the food was delicious! Definitely going back!
I visited 4 Rooms with two of my friends and I must say we had the most peaceful 2 days at Bir only because we stayed at 4rooms. Frank and his staff treated us with utmost hospitality with the most amazing meals (PS: The breakfast is to die for).
Frank hosted a small pizza party which turned out to be too much fun. The next morning we were supposed to leave Bir early morning, Frank actually packed yummy breakfast for us.
When in Bir, theres no place better than 4 rooms!
We stayed at the 4Rooms for a total of 2 days and we instantly regretted not staying longer. Bir is a beautiful place for people who are looking to get away from the crowds of popular places like Mclleodganj and Manali without missing out on the sights. We fell in love with the place the moment we set foot in this beautiful village. The stay at 4Rooms just amplified the experience. What Frank has done with 4Rooms and its restaurant, 4Tables is amazing. Driven by passion and a desire to help the villagers and the village, Frank has created a place that is organic in its taste and non-interfering in the environment. I would definitely recommend anyone going to Bir to stay at the 4Rooms.
Amazing hospitality, breathtaking surroundings. FEELS LIKE HOME !!
Frank - Amazing Human, A Great Host and Lovely Cook.
Suman Dee - Pleasing Personality always with a smile and welcomes all your requests with an open - heart.
A must visit for everyone who travels to BIR !!