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“Charm, Quiet, and Kindness”
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Carltons Plaisance
Ranked #49 of 74 Hotels in Mussoorie
Decorah, Iowa, United States
1 review
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“Charm, Quiet, and Kindness”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I have visited Mussoorie twice and will be doing so again in a month. The only place I considered contacting for lodging this time was the Carlton Plaisance.

Look elsewhere if you are seeking an anonymous, bland business hotel with a perfunctory staff. The Plaisance is a haven, a refuge from India's noise and congestion, set off from Happy Valley Road in a quiet garden, with views of the mountains. Yes, the building is an old manor with some of the quirks of such an historic building, but for all but the least imaginative that is its greatest charm. It is filled with remnants of the Raj and the great era of India's Hill Stations, and to eat dinner in the atmospheric dining room surrounded by photos of generations of the Singh family is to be accorded a very intimate glimpse of Indian history. I myself have only visited in March or early April and one of my fondest memories is sitting in the garden as the morning sun began taking the chill out of the air, sipping tea and eating toast with the most delicious marmalade I have ever enjoyed.

The hotel is removed from the bustle of Mussoorie, but I always enjoyed the short stroll into town. For those who cannot make the walk or are in a hurry, it is only a very inexpensive taxi ride.

If you are very lucky, perhaps Mrs. Anu Singh will be there when you visit. An elegant and cosmopolitan hostess, she respects your privacy and yet is there for you when you are in need of advice or just some good conversation. She also is quick to help you change currency, arrange trains, etc. A telling example of her kindness: A friend and I had the unfortunate luck of reacting unpleasantly to some Dehradun restaurant food, as can happen to Westerners sometimes when visiting India. For the day and a half we were ill, Mrs. Singh would look in on us from time to time and bring us her special kitchari to nurse us back to health.

I cannot recommend the Carlton Plaisance too highly.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

great location, good food, interesting company and nice rooms. What else does one want in a hotel? We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Carlton Plaisance is not a hotel. It’s an experience. A rare leaf you find in nursery of your life, you treasure it. You put it in a glass bottle, you cork it. An old vintage wine that leaves perpetual residue on your tongue. One savors it gradually, bit by bit, in time.

You don’t look for hot line at Cartlon, you communicate. You don’t scan through the menu, you tell them what you want to eat.

Yes, it is not clinical. Yes, it is not tawdry or seemingly ostentatious. Yes, it is desperately not garnished and embellished with latest gadgets & the gears. But then the originals don’t have to.

This Elizabethan, Victorian structure is not just 200 years old in body. Carlton Plaisance has a soul. I have made it my second home. Whether I am in transit or not; if I am in Mussorie, you know where to find me.

Rakesh Dogra
Newzealand & Delhi

Room Tip: Front suites have majestic view of Himalayas.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Old world charm and new world hospitality meet. Excellent service. I really enjoyed my stay there. Wish I had more time to stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

It was a nice 'chill off' away from sizzling New Delhi and the staff was friendly and caring while the food was exotic. I should say however, the rooms 7 and 8 were cozy while 9 was unacceptable and needs refurbishing. It would be a great hit for bird watching especially in winter.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Carltons Plaisance
Address: Happy Valley Road | Near the L.B.S.N.A Academy, Mussoorie 248179, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Dehradun District > Mussoorie
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #49 of 74 Hotels in Mussoorie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Carltons Plaisance 2*
Number of rooms: 12

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