Karma Vilas Resort

Picture Palace Road248179MussoorieIndia
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About Karma Vilas Resort

An attractive heritage property with 13 modern guest rooms, the Karma Vilas Resort offers a serene location in the pristine Mussoorie hillside, about ten minutes from the Mall Road entertainment and shopping district.

The guest rooms in the main bungalow are warmly decorated around original features such as exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling windows, while rooms in the cottage on site feature wall-to-wall pine and traditional Himalayan bukarti, or woodstoves. En-suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi are among their modern comforts.

The Karma Vilas Resort is a pet-friendly resort with a small garden, surrounded by six acres of lush forest. Free parking and a 24-hour front desk are also available on site.

Travellers are offered a choice of two eateries: Buraans, an intimate Indian restaurant, and the Woodbrick Cafe, which offers Italian cuisine and a stunning valley view.

Gun Hill is roughly three kilometres away, and the fascinating Soham Heritage & Art Centre is a very short walk. The lovely Bhatta Waterfall is within ten kilometres.


Picture Palace Road, 248179, Mussoorie, India

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

A beautiful, peaceful location

Few travellers are unmoved by the stunning view across the valley to be had from the terrace and from many guest rooms. Guests often describe the resort's woodsy setting as very peaceful, yet they also enjoy having the "hustle and bustle" of Mall Road just over a kilometre away. Healthy travellers enjoy the challenging trek to and from, while those who prefer to drive appreciate the free parking on site. Taxis are also an option. Guests also recommend visiting the Soham museum, a very short walk.

Courteous and cooperative staff

By and large, the staff are found to be polite, helpful, and welcoming. Guests appreciate that the team is available and attentive to their needs without being overbearing. The resort's four-legged staff member is widely praised for his friendly ways, too.

Delicious wood-fired pizza for dinner

The chef at the Italian cafe on site receives many compliments on the food, though guests are just as enthusiastic about the restaurant's atmosphere and lovely view. The food at the in-house Indian restaurant is also considered very tasty, with a good variety of choices.

Negative Reviews

Too much monkeying around

Guests note that monkeys are often seen on and around the property, and are cheeky enough to approach anyone eating outdoors.

Don't plan on midnight snacks

Hungry travellers have been dismayed to find the hotel does not offer 24-hour room service, and consider the restaurants' opening hours too limited.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 67 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
7.8 out of 10 based on 67 reviews