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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was a fantastic property, well planned, excellent big rooms, breathtaking view, good AC, The Food was good and the gardens were well maintained. They boast of a temperature controlled swimming pool which I did not visit. Gardens were excellent, grass was cut and throughout well maintained

Loved the hotel. There is great attention to detail given in designing this hotel and it is well maintained. The staff is great. The food is the best in Kashmir beyond doubt. We forgot a few thing in the room and they were kind to send them to Srinagar.

The journey to this hotel from srinagar was very beautiful. Hotel is situated at mountain top surrounded by ice and beautiful mountains for a perfect view. Structure of the hotel is of wood which give the interior a very rich look. The rooms are very comfortable and cozy for a chilling weather. I loved the warm water pool with a beautiful glass view of mountains. Food was outstanding and hospitality was it's best. Perfect place for a family vacation. Enjoy.

friendly staff ! ausum food ! truely a himalayan resort !! the view from the room is very scenic and calm ! its just snow snow everywhere in the winters !! has a hot water swimming pool . the hotel has a controlled temperature which is the best part of the resort !

The property is straight out of the gorgeous ad in the Conde' Nast magazine. The hospitality in terms of the warmth with which the staff interacts with you is also world- class. But that's also the probelm area- when one pays for a luxury vacation one does not anticipate calling up the helpdesk for fixing the basics like room heating, bedding etc. Even though every call was met with promptness, we got tired of calling for essentials by the end! And the biggest let down is not being allowed to order beverages, (let alone liquor) at their gorgeous poolside.

We visited this property during winters when there was a snowfall. I would recommend to visit this property only during winters, has some breathtaking views especially from Himalayan view room. Though this property do has some 'cons' as well: Cons- 1. Free internet which hotel provide is like 2G speed internet. Its very slow in this 4G world. Although they do have option to upgrade the internet speed but you have to burn your pocket for that. 2. Hotel staff is uninformative. I would say not all but some staff is. 3. This is completely dry hotel. So make sure you carry alcohol along with you. Hotel does provide you space to sit for free but with chargeable sheesha service and snacks. 4. Though hotel location is fantastic and is near to everything you want to do in Gulmarg but still last 100m to reach hotel is like you are climbing a mountain. So whenever you want to go to hotel after completing any outdoor activity, you have to literally climb last 100m. (If you r willing to spend then private taxi can drop you to the hotel. They will charge Rs 200 for to drop literally for 15 seconds only) And some Pros- 1. Food. Hotel serves you very delicious food. One of the best I have ever had in any hotel 2. Interior. Almost entire hotel has wooden interior decoration which was quite a relief especially during winters. 3. Recreation room, Swimming pool and Gym - They will charge you for swimming costume but the location where swimming pool is quite amazing. In winter its hot water swimming pool 4. Hotel itself - Its best in Gulmarg. So if you want to spend money put into this one. In the end, hotel does provide airport pick-up and drop service from Srinagar. But its on a chargeable basis. On the whole, we enjoyed our stay in Khyber and will recommend to everyone despite some cons in this property.

The property was built tastefully with very good architecture. The service is very good, the hospitality is very good. in the room all basic amenities are there. the food is good and you can take any item of your choice.

It is indeed an ultimate luxury. Amazing property with a breathtaking view. We had one of the most memorable vacation, all thanks to the management for making our stay so comfortable. Special thanks to Mr. Saqib for pampering us all that while, from the towel art in the room to the surprise cake, everything was just perfect. We can't thank you enough. Looking forward to stay with you soon. Regards- Sugam Kapoor

The Khyber was what made our stay at Gulmarg breathtaking and beautiful. Unfortunately, there was an accident at Gondola while we were there and fortunately we werent on the Gondola that day. Even though we couldn't take the Gondola ride, which was the main attraction, our stay at Gulmarg was one of the most memorable ones... Starting with the location, its one of the most beautifully placed, to give the guests the breathtaking views of the pine trees. The resort itself is about 4 years old only, so the property looks beautiful with the wood exteriors perched on the mountain. The food was good, I would suggest to take a package which includes the meals as they have a good chef and clean meals. The service is great, people are very hospitable and kind. The only downside is the walk out of the property, which is quite a steep one up and down. There isnt much that you can do around gulmarg without either a vehicle or a pony. Even a meal at a local restaurant comes out to be very expensive and you need to haggle your way through with the vehicles and pony guys. Your own cars too arent of much use there, as you have to end up using the local guys only. The hotel guys also cant help much int his regard as they are all unionized. A definite must try at the hotel are 1- Swimming Pool - available free of cost for the guests, and is temperature controlled. A sure shot place for the family to enjoy even if its cold outside. You get swimming costumes to buy as well, in case you forget to carry. 2- Sauna/ Steam/ Jacuzzi - all available for the guests free of cost. Except the jacuzzi needs repair and replacement, atleast the one for the women. 3- Spa - Amazing specialists for spa massages, must must do when you are here. Lots of green area for the kids to run around and enjoy. I would definitely want to come back when it snows here...

Beautifully located near snow capped mountains this resort is a must go . Skiing available for almost 5 months . Very helpful and smiling staff and equally good cuisines . They have every thing you can think of for a leisure trip and of course loads of fresh air . Don't miss the spa . Resort doesn't promote alcohol . Being at a high altitude you will have to get acclimatised a little , hence stay for atleast 5 Nites . Do indulge in tracking and be more with nature . Lovely place !!

Pinnacle Site, Near Gondola Gulmarg Jammu and Kashmir

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa places you next to Gulmarg Golf Club and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Gulmarg Gondola. This 85-room, 5-star resort has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Nilnag Lake is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) from the resort, which is in the mountains.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 85 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. 40-inch plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Memory foam beds sport pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 4000 per vehicle one-way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Luxury Balcony Room- Gulmarg View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Balcony Room- Himalayan View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1168 reviews