What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast served with champagne
- All 15 villas feature a private terrace for stunning Himalayan mountain views
- The infinity pool has a beautiful backdrop
- Dine on traditional Nepalese dishes at the restaurant; cooking classes are also offered here
What To Know
- The resort lies on a working farm, which offers an insight into Nepalese life
- Fruit, cheese and milk are sourced from the farm and surrounding areas for breakfast
- Evenings may be a little quiet for some, through Pokhara (a 15-minute drive away) offers livelier nightlife
- The resort works with local charity Right4Children and acts as a training facility for 30 young adults each year
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
It’s easy to see why the owners decided to build Nepal’s first villa resort here. Set on a working farm and surrounded by rice paddies and forest, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, the site is spectacular. The designers worked with local materials and incorporated Nepalese art to create a luxe resort that never forgets where it is. All 15 villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace with mountain views and start at 861 square feet. They’re decked out with hardwood floors, elegant drapes, hot tubs and colorful Nepalase fabrics and rugs. Because of its size, the resort never feels crowded and allows you to enjoy genuine Nepalese friendliness from staff who end up on first name terms with guests. The infinity pool takes center stage and is surrounded by sun loungers and daybeds and the Club House is home to a restaurant that serves Nepalese dishes and a small spa, which works local products into its treatments.
In the Area
Pokhara is a serious adventure hub. Most visitors head here to explore the hills and mountains. The third largest city in Nepal has three of the world’s 10 highest mountains within a 30 mile radius. Beyond hiking and climbing, the resort can arrange gliding and white water rafting. Guests more interested in spiritual rather than the physical activities can seek enlightenment at one of the many meditation centers nearby. The Garden Yiga Chozin Buddhist Meditation Centre offers free introductory sessions and longer workshops and retreats.
How to Get There
Room service is very nice and location is very very good and over all very nice experience with hotel staff mean i cant exception that it will be lovely hotel and nice people really thank to all hotel staff
We were supposed to stay one night here but extended it to two. It is, as those who've done a bit of research would have realised, a fair bit more expensive than most places in and around Pokhara, however the service and amenities are wonderful and we found it to be well worthwhile in the context of a month-long camping and tea house trekking holiday (where our accommodation was much more simple!!!). It was the perfect place to relax away from the crazyness of the Lakeside area of Pokhara. I would advise people thinking about staying here to plan for some chill time rather than use it as a base to explore Pokhara, as it is remote (but by no means inaccessible). We stayed for my fiancee's birthday and the staff really went over and above for us many times. They even personally delivered our luggage by motorbike to the main Pokhara area when there were no taxis on the festival day and we had to leave. The pool and restaurant area are great to just spend a day in lying around, and I wish I'd discovered the yoga shala before check-out day. Highly recommend!
I had a wonderful stay at The Pavilions Himalayas. The room was amazing, the service friendly and food divine. I enjoyed a peaceful early morning walk around the fields and rivers and saw lots of birdlife including kingfishers. Opening the curtains to views of the mountains in the far distance was incredible.
We loved this resort so much we started looking up how to set up an eco lodge with the dream of living somewhere like this full time. They make it look effortless but I’m sure it would have taken a lot of hard work to make this place a reality.
The architecture and design of this place is stunning. There are apparently 14 lodges, but they blend into the landscape so well that I only counted 5. We were there in low season and arrived the day after the hotel was closed for their annual staff day so when we got there it seemed like we were the only ones there. Throughout our stay there were a few other groups but it felt like we had the place virtually to ourselves.
The owner, Douglas, comes down to the pool every afternoon with his daughter and his wife. He’s a very friendly guy and has a few extra offers up his sleeve which he sometimes suggests to guests based on what he thinks they will like. We liked that person touch.
We stayed in the Ratna lodge. It was huge and luxurious. The resort is only three years old and everything is in excellent condition. We were impressed with the eco credentials of this place and with the number of times they can recycle the water to make the most of every last drop. After travelling around Asia for the good part of two months, we really valued having drinkable tap water in the kitchenette and getting fresh yak milk each morning was a great touch.
The food here is amazing, well portioned and reasonably priced. The breakfasts were sumptuous and for us were an event in itself. The food is cooked to order and the wait staff are very attentive. Make sure you have the mushroom entree at least once when you are here as it will blow your mind it’s that good. A lot of ingredients for the dishes are produced onsite as the resort has a fully functioning farm and was actually built on the site of an existing farm.
The pool area is spectacular. It has magnificent view of the mountains and if you’re lucky the Annapurna Ranges will pop out from behind the clouds. We liked the water feature at the end of the pool. Unfortunately for us the pump for the spa wasn’t working when we were there. A family of pigeons seem to love the pool area and there are often a couple of pigeons hanging out poolside.
The resort seemed to anticipate our every need. They would bring out chilled water when you were sitting poolside and moments after I thought to myself that it was a shame that our room didn’t have more of a view there were staff outside out lodge trimming the tree. Are they mind readers? My husband even said that he thought it would be nice if it rained and then an instant later it started drizzling. Coincidence or magic? I’ll let you decide!
The common areas are beautiful. The lodges are nestled amongst rice paddies and at night there are fireflies that hover near the path to the restaurant. The restaurant area has these amazing swing lounges that I spent many enjoyable hours lounging in. They also have a yoga room with beautiful views over the mountains and they have a day spa if you feel like a bit of pampering.
They have free wifi in your rooms and in the restaurant and bar area. The wifi signal from the bar can sometimes be used poolside, but it’s a bit weak. There is no wifi in the yoga studio, so if you are wanting to use online yoga classes you will need to download them in advance. The tv has a good range of channels. There is also an iPod and speaker with a great range of songs. There is no air conditioning but the fans work really well.
The hotel runs on solar power and biofuel. There are some outages each day but they don’t last for long. When in your room be mindful not to run too many power hungry items at once. Also be sure to use the soap etc that they provide as you don’t want to release chemicals of normal soaps into the environment.
This resort does a lot to support the local community and a large part of their profits go back to community initiatives, so not only are you treating yourself when you come here but you can feel good in knowing a big chunk of the profits are going back to help the locals.
They do free transfers to and from town which was great as this hotel is difficult to get to otherwise. You might need to pay extra if you want to go to town during your stay, but why would you want to leave?
We stayed here for three days and came away feeling very relaxed and refreshed.
The property is the best one in Pokhara. Superb clean high end rooms. Only we couldn’t stay as we had to back , Mrs meena didn’t even charge us which is for the first time such a good experience. The property is little far from lake and road going to it is little rough. Superb property plan to stay next time.