This place is like a beautiful dream
There is nothing like this hotel, maybe being right on the Ganges gives it a special feeling too -- they actually have their own ghat into the river, and nice balcony areas overlooking. The staff is over 1000% excellent, they are so kind and really look after you. The food there is incredible - being in Haridwar, it is vegetarian of course-- if they opened a franchise of their restaurant in new york or the bay area, people would be lined up, have to make reservations a month ahead. They also had live musicians in the evenings, performing bhajans. The hotel and the rooms are really beautiful, it is a stately old building-- a kind of palace. Very comfortable rooms. They have a spa and all sorts of massage, meditation, yoga and ayurvedic kinds of things available for very reasonable. The location is also excellent-- very near har ki pauri ghat, where they do a beautiful Ganga Aarti ceremony, and mansa devi temple, a thriving walkable market area just outside. We were quite sad to leave. One could easily spend at least a week here and rejuvenate, relax and recharge. Hope to come back here some day, it was truly lovely.