1 star is for value for money you get for a family stay and due to misinformation by the owner when
1 star is for value for money you get for a family stay and due to misinformation by the owner when booking.. I had the misfortune of booking this on Eid 2018. I wanted to book a standard hut for family of 5. Was told to book Pharal cottage as it included extra annementies which should make it worthwhile the 30% extra. I was told the following 1) Buffet breakfast is included. Reality. NO its not. Yes you can order a egg and tea, but there was no buffet and they do say that they do buffet when There are enough people but not always 2) You get mountain bikes for free with kids bikes. Reality. NO You Cannot use them. There are TWO bikes and you are on main busy ROAD so unless you want to bike in the most crowded and narrow road with 100% chance of kids getting run over please avoid. As per Manger you can bike in the 50ft area of the car park. Which is full of cars... 3) You get TV in Pharal cottage and not in other cottages Reality. ALL cottages have TV. Why would you say that? 4) You get hot water Reality. NO you don't Only at 7pm and 7am 5) You get free WiFi Reality. Actually you do but speed varies to as low as 0.1 mb. Whatsapp doesn't work even at times. Other times it is slow but working. 6) You get free fishing Reality. ONE WORKING ROD. and yes you get fishing but you can get the same from ANYONE in the market. They don't have any special zone. You go near PTDC like anyone else. 1000 rupees benefit 7) You get high quality cottages Reality. Pharal cottage has seen its prime. It's not as bad as PTDC cottages but it's pretty basic. Doors don't lock. No HEATING. Wall paper peeling off. It's better than PTDC cottages but that's like saying I have car better than Suzuki. 8) It has Bon fire place included Reality. NO there is no private area. There is a common fire place and that is in the middle Not exactly a cottage specific fireplace It has no kid centric ANYTHING. The owner Mr Zaman kept saying kids will enjoy the place but frankly this is a couple or single person setup. Try to book PTDC. It's not well maintained rooms but you can enjoy the ambience. Or book any other place at 7k or so where one family can fit more in one room. Here rooms range 10k and above and you CANNOT fit more than 2 per room as all rooms are TINY. I have the Pharal Cottage and there is not space for an extra mattress even. Overall had it not been for the lies during booking I would have given it 3 Star for better bathrooms and Food quality (I think the food is 5 stars). But you add the sleazy salesman selling issue and this place is 1 star.