Mahey Retreat

Hotel in Leh

The Mahey has fabulous mountain views from all 17 rooms and from its spacious lawn. But beware: despite the expert marketing, stylish logos and fashionable lamps, you're essentially paying hotel prices for guesthouse-style accommodation. Mahey really comes into its own in winter when it's one of very few places to have running water and heating throughout the property. Ample parking.

Bathrooms are very ordinary, and silk-effect Chinese fabrics on bedheads are obviously hard to clean. Ladakhi fringes painted around the upper walls are clumsily overpainted in places and some cupboards are made of cheap veneer more typical of ₹600 rupee homestays.