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Hotel River Retreat

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Front of property
1 bedroom, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible | 1 bedroom, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible | 1 bedroom, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Cottage, Accessible | View from room

Overview of Hotel River Retreat

Hotel River Retreat

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Dharamshala with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Village & Post Office Gaggal, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 176209

Guests rated this location 9.0/10 - Wonderful

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Kangra (DHM-Gaggal) - 2 min drive


  • Royal Hotel, Kangra - 9 min drive
  • Tea Garden - 10 min drive
  • Black Magic, Meclod Ganj, Dharamsala - 13 min drive
  • Melted Cheese Cafe - 11 min drive
  • Indian Coffee House - 12 min drive

About this property

Hotel River Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Dharamshala, Hotel River Retreat is only 1 mi (1.6 km) from the airport. Guests indulge in facials, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.


English, Hindi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 11:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness centre

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Spa services


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: INR 2000
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: INR 1000 (from 5 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately INR 250 for adults and INR 250 for children


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel River Retreat Dharamshala
River Retreat Dharamshala
Hotel River Retreat Hotel
Hotel River Retreat Dharamshala
Hotel River Retreat Hotel Dharamshala

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel River Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel River Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Hotel River Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel River Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel River Retreat?
You can check in from noon - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel River Retreat and nearby?
Hotel River Retreat has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel River Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Hotel River Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Sunil, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Satish, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Vwry avwrage .. and basic . Fascilties and amesities .. had to call servicebswveral times Tv channels were bot working Theybhad aoffer uonthhe propertu for banquet functions on all noghts that we stayed ans there was vwey loud music ..ther was played thankfullybstopped at - 10 Pm They sound proofing rooms Was very bad .. we could hear lod noose from outside , cars , dogs barking.. Foodbwas vwry basic , breakfast was very vwry bsic.. we left the hotel one noght earlierbthan planned For a price thar was five star ... we hot nothing . Also rbe spame rooms were availablw at 50% of the proce that we paid for when we booked thru yiu!
Avijit, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The view was very good from the room but the basic services were poor, not recommended at this price
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Kasey, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a wonderful stay. Property is still fairly new with modern fixtures (comfortable bed, nicely tiled bathroom, wooden floors and central heating/cooling, well operated elevator) and is maintained to an extremely clean level. The staff were very attentive, responsive and professional. Food served in their restaurant was hygienic and freshly prepared. I requested a Himachali dish and they prepared it for me - for which I was very grateful. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay within bounds of nature, a flowing river nearby with Dhauladar mountain range views. It is also conveniently centrally located to 10 minutes walking distance to nearby public transport for taking buses to destinations (for those feeling adventurous) and 5 minutes drive to Gaggal airport.
SoniR., 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its nice and decent hotel meets good standards. Nicely located next to scenic water flow Enjoyed the stay!!!
Ramesh, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helpful staff and clean
Staff are very friendly and helpful. My flight may cancel in the morning, staff help me to call airport and rearrange flight for me !!! Location is good if you want near the airport. Just one small thing, the food is not really tasty. I will stay again if I come back.
MAN WAI, 1-night trip
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