9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Loved ev'rything there
"it was amazing to see the hospitality and homely atmosphere extended to us at Apple Country. the place was one of the top most at Manali with a great scenic view. Rooms were cosy and food was par excellence."
- Travel date: Wed 3rd of December 2008
"I stayed in the hotel during July ,08. I really loved this place.The ambiance was too good.Its location is perfect,among the highest hotels in Manali.The best part about it was the food served there(veg).
Tariff is a little bit high,but I got a better deal on one of the travel sites. Altogether, it was a beautiful place.I love Manali"
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of November 2008
Not so good as expected
"1. Hotel is very far from Mall Area.
2. Room (Honeymoon Suite) is good but price is very high.
3. Don't accept any package (something like 2 nights 3 days / 3 night 4 days) from Hotel. Because they will chage a very high rate but will not satisfy you at all with their services.
4. Room service is poor. If you are in a package and you wish to take the dinner in room, they will not serve the dinner in room. You have to go to their restaurent to take it."
- Travel date: Thu 4th of September 2008
very ordinary hotel
"sad hotel......not a premium property....went by tripadvisor.com no 1 ranking......its a very average hotel which is for average holiday goer. no great views, not very clen hotel, away from market area.....taxis dont come easily....etc. dining area very small, waiters dont smile......old carpeted small crampy rooms. the hotel or reception staff or manager dont bother about your overall holiday experience. I Am quite sad by staying here. In manali the best hotel to stay are ambassador, holiday inn for premium ......or even club mahindra for value for money range,
QUALITY TOURISTS avoid APPLE COUNTRY as they are looking for new suckers everytime"
- Travel date: Fri 20th of June 2008
not as great as the reviews!
"we stayed at this hotel for a couple of days. we expected a lot more than what we got!! we selected this hotel as it had the best review and the pictures looked great! though it did have some good scenearies it is located on top of a hill and there are many hotels cluterred around it. they do not have a big garden as they make us believe on the pictures.
all the waiters were very polite and helpful. but one of the manangers at the reception needed to be trained more on customer service.
the food was good and it did have some variety. but it will be a problem if you are a non -veg..
the rooms are not at all worth the price you pay for.. it is very ordinary and nothing great! though it is very clean..
thorugh out the trip we kept thinking that we should have stayed at a more nicer hotel for the price we were paying!!
overall i was not impressed with the place.."
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of April 2008
Problem if you are a Non vegetarian
"My wife and I stayed for 4 night at the end of March 2008.. We booked the hotel after seeing their website and also reading the reviews in Trip Advisor. The hotel has great views, but I was a bit disappointed with the room. It could have been cleaner.
You would love the food if you are a vegetarian, but if you are a Non-Veg like me then you have had it.. But my wife being a vegetarian loved it.. Nothing to complaint about the service as all the staff are very helpful and attentive.
The hotel is situated at the highest point of the log hut area â so the views are nice but it also has a downside to it. You have to have a vehicle to get out of the hotel as climbing back the hill could be quite difficult.."
- Travel date: Thu 17th of April 2008
Just loved it
"Amazing place to stay..should stay here for atleast 10 days..if u really wanna relax!!The stay is wonderful with snow cladded mountains surrounding you. The hot piping veg - food, the discotheque, room heating system & the bath - tub!! The service is also very good. and its not too far from the Manali city (hardly 2km). The best part is u dont need to bargain with the auto guys and the Himachal pradesh tourism office is also in the heart of the city. The guide "Subhash" (from HPTDC) was an amazing person. He took great interest in showing us the places.
Apple country resort has its own website, but u need to negotiate a little to get the right prices!! Overall - I am planning to go back by next year!!!"
- Travel date: Mon 10th of March 2008
"We enjoyed our stay at this hotel immensely. The rooms were spacious, clean, and the views are amazing - snowcapped peaks glistening in the early morning sunshine.
Manali was one of the highlights of our travel around India.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was good.
All in all, good value for money."
- Travel date: Thu 19th of July 2007
Good resort. Great views out the window.
"Very good hotel in the best location in Manali.
It is located at top of Manali town in Loghuts area. The location allows great views out the window. When you wake up you get to see wonderful snow capped peaks and mountains.
Rooms are spacious and well maintained. However we had some problem with the central heating. So they changed our room and still the heating was not great. They gave us a blow heater to heat the room.
Room service and staff are very helpful and courteous.
Nice and clean hotel. Good value for money."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of December 2006