Welcome to Reenam Hotel
At a distance of 1.5 km from the main market, Reenam promises that you will be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to be convenient. Most of its 34 well appointed rooms which include Family Suite rooms look out on to the spectacular snow capped Stok-Kangri Range and the Leh Palace and Tsemo Castle. Last year Reenam introduced Superior rooms on the 3rd Floor and has also installed Elevators for easier access and mobility for the guests.
The hotel has all the facilities to cater and comfort the discerning travellers. Thoughtfully laid out apporoach and central heating in all of the rooms ensure that this property can be your home away from home at any time of the year. Fresh ideas, new rooms and the ideal location of our property all come together in making your Ladakh experience a memorable one.
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Ecolodge with solar heating and an organic vegetable garden is a 6-minute walk from Sankar Monastery and 1.9 km from 17th-century Leh Palace. The relaxed, airy rooms with wood floors, exposed beam ceilings and mountain or palace views feature complimentary Wi-Fi, sitting areas and flat-screen TVs. A suite adds a seating area, and some units have furnished balconies. Children age 5 and under stay free with an adult. Breakfast is available for a fee. There's a casual restaurant/coffee shop serving international fare and vegetables from the on-site garden. Other amenities include a lobby lounge and garden lawns.
This was our base hotel for our 2 weeks in Leh. After a week, I started calling it home away from home. After reading some of the reviews, I can say that, people treat you based on how you treat them. The staff at the Reenam is the most hospitable, professional, friendly, dedicated staff I have encountered in the Ladakh region. The hotel itself tries it's best to meet world 3-star standard. It offered satellite cables with English shows, laundry service, a reliable elevator, transport (by appt), a Lavazza coffee shop (1/3 the Starbucks price in India) with freshly baked pastries daily. The view from the upper floors is world class.
We stayed at Reenam Hotel during the low travel season in Leh, a time when the hotel runs at much lower patronage than usual. Most hotels/homestays here actually close when summer is over and don't reopen until April/May the next year. We're lucky that Reenam Hotel was open during our visit. They made delicious Indian style food which we had for breakfast and dinner every day. In the mornings, the best place to get some sun is out in the courtyard where the owner himself spends time in. Mr. Tsering, a soft spoken but knowledgeable man, is usually always around and can be counted on to give recommendations for local travel and organising taxis.
Visiting during the low season of Leh, the owner was kind enough to accommodate 4 of us. The entire hotel only had up to 8 guests during our entire trip. We were welcomed with warm tea and biscuits by extremely friendly staff. Although there were only 3 staff working at the time they catered to all our needs. Breakfast and Dinner were all served on time and best of all it was deliciously cooked fresh warm food. Beds came with bed-warmers which was extremely helpful during this cold period.
Away from the main market, this hotel was established in 2012 and since then has been improving. Large rooms and decently equipped bathrooms are plus points. It is manned by limited but homely staff who seem to be ever present. Mr Lobzang Tsering the owner / manager is a one point solution to all problems of vehicle, travel etc. Wi-fi is available only in the lobby and younger people seemed upset with it. Meals are in the dining hall and is very frugal in choice and quality. Room cleaning takes place once in two-three days. Great place to be in for its location. Heaters in rooms ( central heating) are available only in winters.
Shanti Stupa is one of the magnificent Tibetan structures that has ever been built. The architecture and the beauty of this place are unexplainable. Shanti Stupa is a white-dome structure dedicated to Buddhism. This brilliant structure stands atop a steep hilltop at a dizzying height of 11,841 feet above sea level. This dominating altitude of the Stupa allows it to offer picturesque views of its beautiful surroundings and hence, draws the attention of thousands of tourists every year. Facing towards the Leh Palace, the stupa overlooks the entire vibrant and colourful city of Leh and offers panoramic views of the Changspa village too. The beauty of Shanti Stupa takes a level up at night, especially during the full moon night when it is naturally illuminated by the moonlight.
Alchi Monastery or Alchi Gompa is a Buddhist monastery, known more as a monastic complex (chos-khor) of temples in Alchi village in the Leh District, of the Indian state under the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council of Jammu and Kashmir. The complex comprises four separate settlements in the Alchi village in the lower Ladakh region with monuments dated to different periods. Of these four hamlets, Alchi monastery is said to be the oldest and most famous. It is administered by the Likir Monastery. Alchi is also part of the three villages (all in lower Ladakh region) which constitute the ‘Alchi group of monuments, the other two villages adjoining Alchi are the Mangyu and Sumda Chun. The monuments in these three villages are stated to be of "unique style and workmanship", but the Alchi monastic complex is the best known.
Khardung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan) is a mountain pass in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The local pronunciation is "Khardong La" or "Khardzong La" but, as with most names in Ladakh, the romanised spelling varies. The pass on the Ladakh Range is north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. The Siachen Glacier lies part way up the latter valley. Built in 1976, it was opened to public motor vehicles in 1988. Maintained by the Border Roads Organisation, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier.. The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft). Local summit signs and dozens of stores selling shirts in Leh incorrectly claim that its elevation is in the vicinity of 5,602 m (18,379 ft) and that it is the world's highest motorable pass.
The Leh Palace, also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar' is one of the most historically rich edifices that can be found in the country and is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Kashmir, in the town of Leh in India. This grand structure was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal as a royal palace, and the King and his family were the former residents of the majestic mansion. The Leh Palace is also one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories in all, and offers marvellous panoramic views of the entire town of Leh, as well as of the Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountains of the mighty Himalayan ranges, thereby giving the palace a strategic position.