OUR GUEST REVIEWS
Feels like home!
This place is located a little ahead of Rishikesh main point. It is a dog friendly hotel, you can take your dogs at this hotel without any extra charges or any kind of hassle. The rooms are beautifully done and the location is to die for. The staffs were courteous and the food was divine. Cant wait to stay at this hotel the next time I am on a visit to Rishikesh.
Shristi, Jan 2018,
Five of us were en route to Sikkim and stopped in Delhi for an overnight side trip to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Judy Smith at Mercury handled all our logistics: airport pickup, airport hotel, driver to and from Agra, Agra hotel, local English-speaking guide, airport hotel back to Delhi and airport drop-off with check-in help. Every detail was perfect. No hassles at all. The hotels were clean, quiet and convenient -- just what we wanted. The price was extremely reasonable, about $250 a person. Judy seems to be on email at all hours of the day and responded amazingly quickly to all my enquiries. I highly recommend Judy and Mercury, and will definitely hire them the next time I'm in India.
Sir Harry Flashman
Reviewed 7 November 2015
New Delhi, Agra & Srinagar = WOW!
With only a week to commit to my first trip to India I wanted to hit some long-awaited highlights - namely the Taj Mahal & the houseboats in Srinagar - travelling solo for the most part meant I was extra-conscious of my safety. Judy Smith at Mercury Himalayan Explorations handled all the organising: Delhi airport pickup & hotel, driver around Delhi & to and from Agra, English-speaking guides etc etc. Everything went like clockwork. My nerves about going to Kashmir were assuaged & with good reason!So glad I braved it, significant security presence but nothing for a traveller to worry about!! I highly recommend Judy and Mercury, and will definitely hire them the next time I'm in India.
Reviewed 28 September 2017
All wonderful!!! Just said our goodbyes to Mr Parveen who did a superb job keeping us healthy safe and entertained!!! Thanks for a great trip!
Chris and Ricky Daly. June 2017
Markha Valley Trek
It’s always a pleasure staying at Bull’s Retreat, whether it’s a long stay or it’s a transit stay. The rooms and the overall atmosphere is excellent. The food quality is at its best…
Bull’s Retreat has become our favourite destination enroute Rishikesh and other Garhwal destinations.
Bull’s is doing a great service to its visitors.
Jasmeet, Jan 2018
It was with a lot of apprehension that I booked for the trek...kuari pass from chefna was a moderately challenging climb,and I was getting my kids for this kind of activity for the first time.Me and my wife are ardent trekkers ,but I was not sure of the kids reaction.
And so on day 1 ,the cribbing started...and never came back.For the next 7 days,I didn't hear a peep from the boys ,as they were pampered and entertained by Mahendra [our leader]and company.All of them including Dharam,Bhiru ,Kamal and even the khaccharwalas were outstanding humans first and great professionals later.Eating Chinese and burgers at 4000metres certainly helped the cause!
I felt well taken care of and the safety standards were excellent. I believe that you get what you pay for ...and this trip was"paisa vasool" in every way!
Thank you for a wonderful experience and hope to join you guys again on another adventure.
Reviewed 16 June 2017
Many thanks to Judy Smith and the team at MHE for organising a stupendous trip...
Shane and Leanne: Rajasthan, Mumbai, Goa and Kerala, Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Their tour's/ treks are well planned and managed by Col.Kumars team.He himself is a living legend, who led the first successful Indian expedition to Mount Everest and the Midway point on Siachen glacier is named after him as the 'Kumar Point'.
Have been fortunate to meet him many times and enjoyed his company and hospitality.
Lal Singh Yadav reviewed MHE - Adventure Holidays – 5 star
7 June 2017 ·
Bull's Retreat Fantastic! My first time with MHE and I know there will be many more. Thank you Akshay, Dilshad and the whole team for making it so much fun. This trip was adventure, excitement, tons of learning... filled with anecdotes and personal experiences ....all rolled into one... with a BIG warm and happy family. You really know how to make everyone comfortable and that makes a world of difference. C u soon
Ketki Angre reviewed MHE - Adventure Holidays – 5 star
31 January 2015
My best holiday in 2017
We made a plan to spend NYE2017/18 at Bull’s Retreat not knowing quite what to expect but sure that we’d have a good enough time.
Boy! Was I wrong!
We had a BRILLIANT time.
The place is beautifully situated, the rooms are so clean I had a feeling I could have eaten my meals off the floor, the owners are heavily invested in each of their guests having a memorable time without being intrusive, and the food.... the food is sublime.
From lazing on the hammock with my Kindle, to a fun game of badminton that turned into two solid hours of play, to kayaking off the beach, morning hikes up the mountain topped off with kahwa & cookies at the peak, cycling around on the mountain bikes they encourage you to use, the Ayurvedic massage arranged by the team at very short notice... the trip was both action-packed and deeply relaxing and all credit for this goes to the dedicated team that manages Bull’s Retreat.
My heartfelt thanks to Dilshad, Akshay, Sula bhai, Arif Bhai, Arjun, Gopal Bhaiyya and rest at Bill’s Retreat. You’ve got a lifelong guest in me.
Chandni, Jan 2018
Thankyou for planning this so perfectly. Had fun last evening... Cheers!!
Vikram, Oct 2017.
EBC via Gokyo Lakes
Tour of Amritsar, Agra and Delhi by train and road
An excellent organisation who really looked after us at every stage, from the initial planning to the trip its self. Thank you.
Reviewed 7 April 2016