The team of Travel and Leisure recently visited jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa in Mashobra and the experience was everything that one expects from a luxury spa resort situated in the hills. From serene views to delectable meals, great service and the best amenities, this resort lets you sit back in the lap of luxury while its guests become one with nature. Here is how this visit went for us.
The spa resort has a total of 28 rooms which are divided into four types and each of the rooms has a gorgeous hillside view from its private balcony. The types of rooms are-
- Deluxe room with private balcony
- Villas with private balcony
- Executive suite with private balcony
- Villa suite with private balcony
jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa possess everything that can make the stay of their guests comfortable in the mountains. From wifi in all rooms to a kid’s area for when the parents want to relax, there is a lot on offer. Other facilities include a spa, a heated infinity pool, a game room, an executive lounge, a bonfire dinner, and guided tours of the area nearby which include night safari, paragliding, and a picnic among other things.
The resort possesses a spa which is a must-try for every guest. Along with that, the property also uses top-notch toiletries to let its guests feel special. The hotel also provides for pick up and drop service. One more thing to note here is that the chef at the property catered to all our special dietary needs, and the dairy-free meals made for us were absolutely fantastic.
When it comes to check-in/check-out, the regular check-in time is 2:00 pm and the check-out time is 12:00 pm. The staff is extremely helpful and given the availability of the rooms they can oblige you with early or late check-ins as well. Pet owners must take note that jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa is not a pet-friendly property.
The mountains of Himachal Pradesh are synonyms for peace and calm. Travellers from across the world, to take a break from their mundane hustle and bustle, visit the mountains to get a much-needed vacation and connect with nature. And if you are also one of those ‘mountain people’ who dream about being woken up by the rays of the sun as soon as it comes out from behind the mountains, jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa, Mashobra is the place you need to be.
A slightly chilly wind combined with the warmth of the crisp sun makes Mashobra the ultimate destination for any nature lover. With greenery-laden mountains and clouds passing through the trees as the view, rejuvenation is a given and that is why this five-star luxury spa resort should be your go-to when in need of a vacation in the hills.
We recently had a chance to take a break at the luxury resort and it turned out to be exactly the getaway we were craving.
Upon reaching, we were greeted with a virgin version of Hot Toddy that had delicious undertones of Cinnamon making it the perfect drink for the slightly chilly weather and putting us in the festive spirit as well. That was the feel throughout out stay at the resort.
Food and dining
The resort has Sabor which is one of the best restaurants in Mashobra. From Indian to Thai and Chinese to American, you can get anything here and just because they serve everything doesn’t mean that the taste takes a back seat. Must-try items chilli chicken and green Thai curry. The best part – the kitchen is working 24/7.
There is also Kaafal which serves delectable coffee and tea. The open area with the view of the infinity pool and the mountains while enjoying a hot cuppa is what one must-experience here. Fresh pizzas are also made at Kaafal which is another major attraction.
The Air Bar at jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa lets you relax and unwind in the evening while serving some of the top-notch brands and some delicious cocktails along with some delicious finger food.
Surroundings and site visits
Mashobra is quite close to Shimla, Naldhera, Narkanda, Jakhoo Hill, State Museum, Viceral Lodge, Kufri and Fagu. The hotel also lets you plan the itinerary and offers options such as a night safari, a sunset picnic among the mountains, a bonfire dinner, paragliding and star gazing in Spiti Valley. Given that would take longer but the resort is up for the challenge.
The staff is also extremely helpful and accompanies the guests during all of their adventures to make sure things go smoothly.
How to reach?
The best way to reach this quaint little hill station is via road. The car ride from New Delhi takes about 10 hours.
If you are not a fan of road trips, Shimla is home to the Jubarhati airport which is 23 kms from main town.
Shimla is also quite known for the toy train that takes the scenic route from Kalka to town. There are also trains running daily and connecting Shimla to most of the metropolitan cities of India.
Shimla to Mashobra
Mashobra is just 21 km ahead of Shimla and the road trip takes about 30-40 minutes.
Nearest Airport – Shimla Airport (34.7 km) and Chandigarh International Airport (142 km)
Nearest Railway Station – Shimla Railway Station (19.7 km)
Nearby Bus Terminal – Local bus terminal (19.7 km)
Main and Feature Image Credit: jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Yes, the hotel allows free parking for its guests.
Answer: Extending the stay at a lower price depends upon the availability of the rooms.
Answer: The hotel staff obliges early check-in and check-out upon request.
Answer: That option is not available.
Answer: A discount depends upon the availability of the rooms and the dates of booking.
Answer: Yes, feature of paying at the hotel is available.
Answer: Yes, usage of the heated pool is included in the room charges.
Answer: The breakfast buffet is available at the Sabor restaurant.
Answer: Yes, the kitchen in jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa runs 24/7.