Apple View Guesthouse Manali

appleview A backpacker’s delight, Apple Valley Guest House has been  a stopover for countless travelers visiting Manali and beyond. An introduction to Manali is incomplete without a mention of this cozy and warm guest house run by Rabet Ram Thakur and family. Lonely Planet describes this guest house as, A delightful village guesthouse in the peaceful orchards above the Club House, run by a friendly family who take pride in their neat and tidy rooms.

Apple View’s secluded garden is paved with flagstones of traditional local slate plus a grass area, surrounded by beds of roses and blooming flowers in summer. There is also a herb and vegetable garden that provides fresh produce for the kitchen. The garden is spacious with enough room for all the guests to sit comfortably and enjoy the peace of the Himalayan summer.

The guesthouse is set in an Old Manali apple orchard and consists of 8 rooms spread out over two floors. All rooms are for Rs. 250/ a night and have shared bathrooms with Western-style toilets. The shared bathroom and toilet are separate and are kept clean and odor free on a daily basis. Hot water for showers is provided via a large electrical geyser. The guesthouse has a very friendly seating area and a balcony on the first floor where you can chat with the other guests and enjoy the evening tea. Simple meals are available at very reasonable prices. A meal of veg curry, daal, rice, chapatis and pickle will only cost around Rs. 50/.

The guest house is small and intimate with only eight double rooms, and never feels crowded. Each room is spacious, light and airy, with large wood framed windows fitted with fly screens. Each room has a large double bed, lockable cupboard space, and table and chairs.

All linen is clean and fresh and blankets are provided at no charge, with more available on request if needed. All rooms are secure and lockable with either your own padlock or one provided. All rooms have functioning electrical outlets for recharging etc.

The view from the guesthouse roof is breathtaking. The panorama takes in the snowy peaks of Solang Nala to the North, the neighboring village of Vashisht across the river and the Himalayan foothills towards the Chandrakhani Pass to the South. If you want a relaxing spell in Manali wishing to get away from the grinding city life at an economical budget, this place is highly recommended.


From the Mall road take the road leading towards Loghuts. Further ahead the road on the left leads to the Loghut Road while the road on the right continues shortly to the Old Manali Bridge across the Manalsu Nala river. Once across the bridge, turns to the right and one would see the clubhouse easily.  A little more distance from the clubhouse (about 5 mins walking distance) would be the base of a slope where a few minutes walk up would be the guesthouse. A short walk up the slope is the guesthouse shaded by the apple orchard on a higher ground and quiet and free from the noisy street.

Location / Address Near Club House, Old Manali
Phone 01902 – 253899
Credit Cards Not accepted
Room Amenities Basic, No TV in rooms
Total units 8

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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  2. Apple View Guest House is more interested to give rooms to foreigners. They will immediately deny rooms to Indians. I had been trying to get a room from Rabbet Ram the owner in advance as 3-4 months but he told me to contact one month before arriving. When I called one month before, he told rooms are not available, so check when you arrive. I cannot take this risk as I do not want to waste my time searching for rooms on arrival. It is a shame that Apple Guest house denies rooms to Indians.

    Arun May 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm Reply

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