The Nilaya

The Nilaya

Village Sadhora, Mashobra-Naldhera Road, Mashobra 177007 India
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A 4 Star Hotel , Nestled near the lush Shimla reserved forest, The Nilaya is a boutique hotel near Mashobra. Situated an hour away from the hustle-bustle of Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, the area retains the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Get enchanted by the snow-clad peaks in the winters, driving through clouds in the monsoon and take a much-needed break from hot summers in the plains.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Billiards
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Prashant J wrote a review Jul 2023
9 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we are a adventure expedition company, we booked the entire property, he stay was amazing, the service was great & staff is helpfull & supportive, they even entertained our special requests & went out of the way, special mention for Mr. Sharma & Mr. Thakur. Thanks for making it a success, Team Trailhunters4x4
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Bhupender Sharma, General Manager at The Nilaya
Responded 4 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Prashant Namashkar! , Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property! We're thrilled to hear that your adventure expedition with us was amazing and that you had a great experience. Providing excellent service and ensuring our guests' satisfaction are our top priorities, so we're delighted that our staff was helpful, supportive, and went out of their way to accommodate your special requests. We truly appreciate your special mention of me and Mr. Thakur. They will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to making your stay a success. It's feedback like yours that motivates us to continue providing exceptional experiences to all our guests. Once again, thank you for choosing our property for your adventure expedition. We would love to welcome you back in the future and create even more memorable experiences for you. Best regards, Bhupender Sharma
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T S wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India25 contributions13 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for three days ath the Nilaya and had an amazing time there.

The Nilaya offers a cozy, modern and luxurious stay and the views around it are spectacular.

The staff is very courteous, helpful and professionally trained and its noteworthy to mention Mr Neelam's (GM) warm hospitality towards the guests. Everything about Nilaya is so special and handpicked, from its interior to glass roof bar/ restaurant and paintings.

It’s very well thought, even the rooms are named with astute uniqueness.

The best part about this hotel is it’s small steps towards environment and sustainability like no usage of plastic water bottles, they offer glass bottles in every room and refill it with RO purified water as required. The only issue worth addressing is the Wifi speed and the Coverage inside the rooms.

Overall, it is a great budget- friendly, environment-friendly, luxurious, modern hotel which caters to everybody’s much needed rejuvenating stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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divya827 wrote a review May 2022
New Delhi, India54 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Every trip creates memories and a stay at the Nilaya created many special ones. Away from the hustle of life, in the lap of nature we had a great family stay with hill view, sunshine filling our aesthetically designed, clean, spacious and comfortable rooms with warmth and relaxation. The food was delectable and the ambience made us smile and hum with the chirping of birds. The staff was welcoming, polite and greatly supportive. Room service was excellent and cabs were also easily available. Garden, spa, attic, books, food, music, lights and the emerald canopy gave us one of the most peaceful and refreshing stays. The attic offers the most peaceful moments with an amazing view of mountain and valleys 360 degree which can be enjoyed with books, music or the various activities available. Guided walk under the starry sky, nature walk to the woods nearby and sunset view from the swings and seating area left us wanting to stay a little longer at this beautiful boutique hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hill side view rooms specially on the top floors will enhance the stay
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Response from Bhupender Sharma, General Manager at The Nilaya
Responded 6 Oct 2023
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at The Nilaya Resort Mashobra. At The Nilaya Resort Mashobra we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirits the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonates with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Bhupender Sharma
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Monty007 wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: Lovely Place.. Newly built Accommodation.. The view from the Rooms are wonderful!! The food is great..Right place to go in woods n relax yourself..

Cons: The rooms are directly under the open restaurant, during meal timings the noise from the furniture creeps in continuously. The acoustics inside the room can be improved or the furnitures can be given rubber felt/Pads to create lesser noise.
Also the guests were using speakers for partying. In hotels the sound levels of TVs are also restricted to create a calmer environment.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from laksh arora, Owner at The Nilaya
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Hello Mr. Monty! Thank you for sharing your review with us. We appreciate you highlighting the sound issue and are happy to share that almost all of the furniture now has felt pads. That little improvement reduced the sound and how! We generally inform guests to lower their speaker volume after 10pm in case they are using their own, might be that the staff missed it or the guests were not co-operating. Either way, we'll make sure that the team notes this point. We look forward to welcoming you again Best Laksh Arora The Nilay
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indiantraveller64 wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India90 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you look at the ambiance of the property then it rates at 4 star but there is literally no service. One of the owners was present on the property and it seems he had instructed the House Keeping staff to put basic necessities like a Bath mat also only when requested. Toiletries were also on demand. Breakfast timing was from 8-10.30 am but the breakfast was never ready before 8.30 am and at times only after 9 am.
Can't understand why have the timing as 8-10.30?? Day 1 Sambhar was over before even half of guests had finished breakfast, the chef added water to whatever sambhar was left and served, making it unpalatable.
Similarly if you asked for coffee or tea on the table, it would not be delivered even after 15 min. The tables in the dining area and the floor were dirty.

The property which is tastefully built is being let down by poor service and trying to do cost cutting at the expense of Guest Comfort and hygiene.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from laksh arora, Owner at The Nilaya
Responded 27 Oct 2022
Hello, First of all, I am sorry that you did not have a great experience and were let down by the service standards at The Nilaya. Please allow me to address all the points that you have mentioned and what we can possibly do to avoid a repetition of these experiences. Bath Mats - During the summer season, we were indeed running low on bath mats, they weren't removed due to cost-saving measures but as a standardization, till the stock arrived. Amenities - We do offer a full amenity kit on-demand, and place a dental and sanitary kit by default in every room. Right next to it we have mentioned that all other amenities (and a list of them all) can be delivered to your room on demand, 24 hours a day. Breakfast timing - I am sorry to hear that the team hasn't been following a strict timeline. You are absolutely right that 8am means 8 am set up for breakfast, and that refills and tea service should be prompt. In the past 1-2 months, we have been regularly doing audits of the breakfast to avoid such unfortunate issues. Owner's presence and cost-saving measures - Please trust me, coming from the horses' mouth, that this is not my intention. And definitely not the guidance and training are given to the team for service standards. There seems to be a gap within the team in which set protocols - specifically for breakfast are not being followed. I do apologize again for the bathmat issue while reasoning with you that the amenities are an additional service on demand, and we have been quite transparent with that. I am positive that this review will go a long way for us to make our team understand that such misses aren't acceptable, and I thank you for highlighting this. This only helps us do better. Thank you Laksh Arora
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Sanat Behal wrote a review Mar 2021
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I would have rated it less than 1 star, had the option been available.. we checked in on 3rd March and were forced to chk out on 4th march 2021..
Reason - wanted complete amount in advance, we opted for package with bfst n dinner. We were informed about unlimited food but when we ordered, hotel staff reacted in a worst possible way. Quality of food was pathetic and due to less occupancy, no food options were available. Hotel staff is very very arrogant.. so pls avoid this resort as many other and better options like Koti or Marigold Sarovar Portico etc.. just 2 mins away from Nilaya...
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shubha wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property, which is a few km away from Mashobra, offers a quiet and peaceful getaway for those who do not want to stay in the hustle and bustle of the main city area.
The Nilaya is a small but, modern and chic boutique hotel which has the best of amenities. The decor and vibe of the place is amazing as each of the rooms have been designed a little differently. The food served is delicious and the ambience of the restaurant as well the glass roof bar is beautiful. Apart from that, this property also houses a gaming area in it's attic where one would find all sorts of games from Xbox to a pool table to board games, catering to almost all age groups.
The things I liked the most are the nature walk during the day and stargazing session at night (if you're lucky to go during clear skies). The staff is so sweet and helpful and quick to service. You can ask them about anything relating to the places nearby and they will surely help you out. Another thing I liked was the director/owner's involvement to make sure every guest had a pleasant stay at their hotel.

In all, if you want to just chill and not go out of the hotel, this is the place to be. Would love to visit this place again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bhavya Malik wrote a review Dec 2020
Gurgaon District, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at The Nilaya was absolutely magical! The location of the hotel is perfect, away from the city with great views and perfect silence. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They made sure we got everything we needed. The attic is absolutely gorgeous, I miss curling up with a book and reading there for hours. The food was fantastic too. I worked from the hotel the entire time, and it was a comfortable experience with respect to the wifi, something I was super skeptical of while leaving for the hills. The Nilaya is one of the few pet friendly boutique hotels I've seen, and thanks to the policy our entire family could come along. If you're looking for a new location to wfh or want a small getaway from the city with your family, I think The Nilaya is perfect for you. Missing Mango and Litchi lots xx
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Shivi wrote a review Feb 2021
India110 contributions55 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived there on Jan 28, 2021 to have lunch and stay for the weekend. However, the manager refused to entertain our request for lunch as he was over pressed due to a kitty party whose guests had not even arrived! They couldn't even give us pasta/pizza/noodles & didn't have the basic courtesy of offering us water. Sheer disappointment. Ended up not staying & would not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from laksh arora, Owner at The Nilaya
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Hello! Apologies for the hassle that you had to go through at the reception. We are sorry that we could not accommodate a table for you at the restaurant since it was full. We run on reservations by guests and must honor their bookings. Reserving a table is encouraged for all our guests, it is afterall, the only way to ensure that everyone is happy. I have definitely highlighted to the team that in case a guest is turned away or has to wait for a table, water and basic tea and coffee should be offered to them. Apologies that it was not done, definitely a miss in service from our end. We are sure that enough time has passed and we would be happy to welcome you again. Our pasta/pizza are served as main courses, and we are sure you'd love them. Best Laksh Arora The Nilaya
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Kriti Dhingra wrote a review Jun 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Nilaya is one of Mashobra's most magnificent hotels, located at a high altitude. The entire stay experience was surreal. The location is surrounded by wild cedar trees, the essence of which soothes the soul. The aura of this site tugs at the heartstrings of romanticism. Away from the city so you get the much needed calmness and quality time with your loved ones.The team is welcoming and caring. Food is also amazing.A must visit property.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amit K asked a question Apr 2019
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India18 contributions4 helpful votes
How far is it from Mall road, Shimla. Are there any restaurants & market nearby if you want to have food outside.
Answer from Gaurav Arora
Ghaziabad, India15 contributions3 helpful votes
About 20km from Victory tunnel. No markets nearby, so better to get all meals included.
swarupv2018 wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we recovered our energy levels in such a lovely room. Seeing the sun set & night stars from the bed."
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David N wrote a tip Jan 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a long walk in the surrounding forest for birdwatchers or a trip to the apple growing centre for amazing scenery."
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DayTrip18045407154 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can ask the hotel to give you the contact of Pranav Garg for an amazing trip. He has knowledge of whole area."
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Getaway08778330867 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's away from the city so you can enjoy the walks as it's less crowded and less traffic on roads"
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Dream38770191673 wrote a tip Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask bartender Sanjay to prepare his best basil smacker "
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PRICE RANGE
RM 259 - RM 424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictMashobra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nilaya
Which popular attractions are close to The Nilaya?
Nearby attractions include Annandale Ground (7.9 km), Jakhu Hanuman Temple (7.1 km), and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Nilaya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Nilaya?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Nilaya?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Nilaya?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Nilaya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Amayaa, The Restaurant at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, and Hide Out Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Nilaya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Nilaya?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Nilaya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Nilaya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rashtrapati Niwas, Mashobra, Shimla (5.5 km), Kotkhai Palace (7.2 km), and Gurkha Gate (7.8 km).
Does The Nilaya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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