It was my first time in Manali and more significantly in Himachal Pradesh thus I wanted to stay somewhere peaceful and less hotel-like. Shobla Pine Royale is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for less of hotel and more of homestay experience. Its a small homestay like place, tucked away from the busy lanes of old manali market area, around 2kms inside and it makes it an alluring option to stay at.
Location and Rooms: Each of the rooms having its own balcony is one of the first reasons why I have chosen the property. When you are at a place like Manali, you will definitely want to sip hot chai or coffee and enjoy the nature at your own pace. The balcony here offers unhindered and undisturbed views of the pines and much more. I could literally hear the river gushing and winds blowing, birds chirping all day. My favorite moment here was sipping my coffee in the balcony, every evening after long day of sightseeing chores. Rooms are spacious enough with small sitting area both within the room and outside in the balcony. The rooms do come with a small kitchen area where you get your own induction, fridge and coffee amenities. So you can even cook up a meal if willing too. The washroom is by far the best, as per homestay standards.
Food and Service: Check-in is fuss free and food though not extraordinary but good enough. When at this place, do try there american pancakes and vegetable pakoda. Both are delicious.
Service personnel's are available at all time and the manager Deepak will assist you with your travel bookings not only within manali but also if you need inter-city cabs.
Price: I guess staying at such a place with own balcony and amidst nature yet only 2kms away from main old manali market area with own kitchenette and complimentary breakfast and lunch/dinner, all within INR 12000, is definitely a big gain.
Link of the Homestay: http://www.shoblapineroyale.com/
Enjoy the pictures of my stay and any queries about my stay here, ping me at my instagram profile. Instagram Handle: ritusree.andshedressesup