Ever wanted to stay in an old house from the colonial times? Well, pack your bags and head over to Mussourie and book a stay at Hotel Raghushree. This colonial house turned into a hotel is one of the most beautiful properties in the hill station that guarantees a comfortable and memorable stay.
What Is It?
The infrastructure of Hotel Raghushree consists of a pair of two 100-year old English-style family homes that have now been converted into a heritage hotel. Spread across a 3-acre property, the property still has most of its original tiles, woodwork, and flooring. The building has a colonial look and feel, that is really difficult to reconstruct in the present times. The two wings of the hotel are Raghu Niwas and Madho Bhavan. Other than this, the premises boast of massive gardens and private deodar forests.
Where Is It?
Located in Mussourie, the property is located a little outside the main city. Away from the hustle bustle and the tourist crowd, it is strategically located in close proximity of everything. The Mussourie Mall Road is just 1.3 km away, while the Camel’s Back Road is 1.4 km. The nearest hotel to the property would be Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
The two wings of the hotel are well serviced and have all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Raghu Niwas has suites, which are perfect for a family of four. While Madho Bhawan has two bedroom sets and single rooms perfect for small groups and solo travelers. The rooms are fully equipped with television, geysers, and if required, a heater can be brought in on request. Some rooms also have a sitting area, while others have a common lounge area.
The hotel offers in-room dining as well as self-catering. They do not have a separate restaurant that is a part of the infrastructure. The common lounge area has a dining area where guests can order from the in-house dining menu. The guests staying in Raghu Niwas have access to a fully equipped kitchen on each floor. These kitchens are a shared facility between two suites. As for the in-room dining, there are full-service menus available for you to order from. All you have to do is place your order three-hours in advance, and delicious home-cooked meals will be delivered to your doorsteps.
While there aren’t a lot of activities that are conducted by the hotel, they still try to help you make the best of your time while there. They give you the perfect time to unwind and get a digital detox where you can reconnect with nature and your co-travelers like the old days. You can set your chairs in the garden during the evening and enjoy an uninterrupted view of the Doon Valley, or take a short walk up the small hill next to the hotel leading to a dense pine forest at a 5 minute’s distance. Breath in the fresh air and stop to smell the flowers.
Relive the days gone by, by putting aside your cell phones an indulging in some good old board games. After all there is nothing that brings people together like a good competition.
Make sure that you book your choice of room in advance as this is the peak season and booking might not be available. You can make your bookings through there website. The bookings for single rooms in Madho Bhawan begin at Rs 5499, while the Deluxe Suits are priced at Rs 9999. As for Raghu Niwas, you can book the entire house for Rs 13,999.
Address: Hotel Raghushree, Above Masonic Lodge, Picture Palace Taxi Stand, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Price: Madho Bhawan Single Room- Rs 5499
Madho Bhawan Deluxe Suits- Rs 9,999
Raghu Niwas entire house – Rs 13,999