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We enjoyed our 5-day stay in Room No 201 at Bir Resort, a budget hotel in Bir Village, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India, during September 2-7, 2012. We would love to stay here again. We recommend the hotel for the following reasons:

Location  

  1. The resort amid a tea garden is on the main road leading to Upper Bir.
  2. The Bir Resort is within walking distance of Chowgan Chowk, Tibetan Colony and Paragliding Landing Site. 

Room layout 

  1. The room with good furniture layout has enough space to move around.
  2. Big wide windows on the opposite walls ensure plenty of sun light and fresh air.

Useful amenities 

  1. A fan and tube light
  2. A luggage holder
  3. A mirror in the room and bathroom
  4. A shower in bathroom
  5. Although the washbasin had a crack in it, the mixer was fully operational.
  6. A geyser in bathroom for 24 hour hot water supply
  7. Sofa chairs with a table to accommodate five people
  8. Double doors for the room and windows with screen: The mesh door and screen allows fresh air and sunlight to pass through whereas keep mosquitoes and other insects at the bay.
  9. Our Tata Photon+, wireless internet, worked well in the room.

 

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Maintenance

  1. Clean dry rug
  2. The floor slope in bathroom is perfect, ensuring no water logging.
  3. Fully operational flush, latches and electrical fittings
  4. Spick and span room, linen, dustbin, commode and bathroom
  5. Although there is no exhaust fan in the bathroom, it does not stink because of the wide ventilator.

Service 

  1. Regular garbage collection and room cleaning service
  2. Friendly, helpful and non-interfering manager who resides within the resort premises

Price

  1. The tariff is just INR 400 per night on twin sharing basis plus 10% tax. 

Only negative, which was not very annoying

Some seepage patches near the junction of the wall and the floor and the ceiling

Only inconvenience

The resort does not feature a restaurant. We would be happy if the resort also serves meals, especially dinner.

Contact information 

Manager: 91-9816604568

Website: http://www.birresorthotel.com/

 

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