Nestled amidst the deodhar and pine trees of Landour in Mussoorie, Rokeby Manor, a 19th century mansion stands true to its British influence with stone walls, brick arches, wooden flooring and much more. Overlooking the town of Mussoorie, the winding roads, the distant hills and the deep valleys, Rokeby Manor is an apt place to enjoy your holidays amidst the colonial charm. Restored into a heritage hotel, what impresses is its secluded location, the rustic charm and the warm hospitality.
The colonial retreat offers rooms with views which can definitely make you arise early despite the chill weather. Be it the plush log cabin or the cosy rooms with captivating views, Rokeby Manor knows how to warm up their guests with a host of modern facilities. The stone-walled reception with wooden panels, the Victorian fireplaces and the wooden stairwell speaks volumes of its British heritage. Emily's, the dining area on the first floor serves delicious continental and Indian dishes to go along with the lovely vistas to peep through the glass windows. The garden area outside the rooms is an ideal place to sip hot tea in the evening as the sun goes down the horizon.
|Lobby decked up for Christmas|
|Chicken Stroganoff at Emily's|
|Log cabin and garden|
|View of Mussoorie from the garden|
Rokeby also offers luxury residences apart from its suites, though not within the same premises. Pine Tree Lodge, Bothwell Bank Cottage, Bothwell Bank house and Shamrock are a few of them. Tucked away in various corners of Landour, these private residences come with two and three bedrooms, hall and balconies that offer lovely vistas. Along with these comes a fully functional kitchen and a butler to help you satiate your hunger. These are recommended for larger families who would love to spend their holidays together.
|Pine Tree Lodge|
|Pine Tree Lodge|
|Bothwell Bank House|
|Bothwell Bank House|
|Bothwell Bank Cottage|
Landour is an ideal place for long walks through the steep roads and tall trees. When your tired legs need a rest, head to the Little Salon & Spa Shed to revitalise yourself. They provide a host of services such as massages, scrubs, pedicures and more.
|Little Salon & Spa Shed|
A short walk down the road leads to Rokeby's Swiss restaurant, The Stray Dog- Stubli. Known for its continental spreads, it has a warm ambiance with wooden interiors. Above Stubli, The Stray Dog: Ale House with its quaint charm of archaic British pubs is apt to unwind your evenings.
|The Stray Dog: Stubli|
|The Stray Dog: Ale House|
At Sister's bazaar, walk into Landour bake house which offers a variety of confectionery and baked items to go with some hot coffee. Their Clock Tower Cafe in Mussoorie town with its quirky posters is known for its sizzlers.
|Landour bake house|
|Clock Tower Cafe|
|Kung Pao Chicken sizzler|
Apart from its comfortable rooms and delicious cuisines, Rokeby also offers numerous activities from nature trails to scenic drives to adventure activities to make your visit a memorable one.
If in Mussoorie or Landour, Rokeby Manor is the place to be in to transport yourself back to the colonial serenity of British Raj era. Rokeby Manor is a part of Mars Hospitality which is promoted by Mr. Sanjay Narang.
How to reach:
Landour is 6 KMS away from Mussoorie.
While coming from New Delhi, take NH-58 via Meerut to reach Dehradun which is 35 KMS away from Mussoorie.
The closest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun which is a 2 hour drive from Rokeby.
The closest railway station is at Dehradun, 38 KMS away.
Rokeby can arrange for pick up from Dehradun if informed in advance.
P.S.- I was hosted by Rokeby Manor and Residences, however, opinions are my own.
I loved them too!ReplyDelete
Am sure you had a nice time. :)Delete
Beautifully done up. It's got so much style yet looks very homely. Surely a place to fall in love with.ReplyDelete
Love the sights, Nomad.
Hey, and Merry Christmas. :)
Thank you, Divya. Wish you too a wonderful Christmas time.Delete
Such a lovely place, thank you for sharing this blog.ReplyDelete