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The Driftwood Ladakh

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Junior Suite -Mountain View | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Royal Pinewood Suite - Mountain View | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Junior Suite -Mountain View | Living area | -40-inch TV with satellite channels

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The Driftwood Ladakh

4.0 star property
Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Shey Palace

7.6/10 Good

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is ₹7,500
Price available on 04/04/2023
Shey Yokma, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, 194101
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Computer station
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk

Getting around

  • Leh (IXL-Kushok Bakula Rinpoche) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Chamba Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Rancho Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Julley Cafe - 17 min drive
  • Chicken - 17 min drive
  • Cafe Cloud - 9 min drive

About this property

The Driftwood Ladakh

A great choice for a stay in Leh, The Driftwood Ladakh features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 1500 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Dontha, which serves international cuisine. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 10 AM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 8 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free secured onsite extended parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Free offsite parking within 66 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Archery
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Shopping
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1300 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2017
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Hardwood flooring in room


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • -40-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


There are 3 hot springs open between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM.


Dontha - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately INR 750 for adults and INR 500 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 1500 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for INR 1000.0 per night


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Hot springs access available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Driftwood Ladakh Hotel Leh
Driftwood Ladakh Hotel
Driftwood Ladakh Leh
Driftwood Ladakh
The Driftwood Ladakh Leh
The Driftwood Ladakh Hotel
The Verda Driftwood Ladakh
The Driftwood Ladakh Hotel Leh

Frequently asked questions

Does The Driftwood Ladakh offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Driftwood Ladakh does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Driftwood Ladakh?
As of 21 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Driftwood Ladakh on 4 April 2023 start from ₹7,500, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Driftwood Ladakh?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Driftwood Ladakh?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Dog exercise areas and food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Driftwood Ladakh?
Yes, there's free self, valet, and extended parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Driftwood Ladakh?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is INR 1500 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Driftwood Ladakh?
You can check in from 10 AM - anytime. Check-out time is 8 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Driftwood Ladakh and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and archery. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy amenities like an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Driftwood Ladakh?
Yes, Dontha offers international cuisine.
What's the area around The Driftwood Ladakh like?
The Driftwood Ladakh is located a short 1-minute walk from Shey Palace.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Naveen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Divyesh, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The property location is not good and very far from city with no access to market or shops nearby. The property doesn’t have a lift and we had to climb up three storeys for room access. The room was big however the sitting area mattress was in a poor condition. The staff is friendly and helpful.
preetika, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

HYUNG KWAN, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Average experience
It might be due to the rush but there was no room service or housekeeping. The view from the junior suite is very good. The food is decent but there is no menu that you can order from.
3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not a great hotel for every one.
I booked it for my parents but there is no warm water available in many rooms. Water sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't at all. My parents had to request for water often. It's located far from city so you cannot visit city often unless you have your own car. Overall the stay was ok. Not recommendable to anyone besides someone who is out for trekking or hiking and is driving their own vehicle.
BHARAT, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful! just simply Wonderful!
Amazing Hosts. Wonderful place. We loved our visit and will have a long memory of Laddakh in our lives because of great hotel staff. Don't forget to ask for Dorjee driver for your taxi travel. One of the best driver I have every driven with (and you will need it because of rough terrain). I could trust him with my family in car on treacherous Himalayan roads and a whole bunch of aggressive drivers around.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The property is very comfortably located in Shey village away from the hustle of Leh. Thats what i liked the most. Since the property is new, they have to work a lot on the basic facilities and comfort for a kind of hotel that is located in an extreme altitude like conditions. Mostly it will serve travelers who may require far more greater comfort than what at present it is serving. Even the complimentary breakfast is mundane though they may fuse local cuisines which are more popular. The Manager is a wonderful person and very helpful. Logistics, travel operation guy was very helpful and good too. For that thanks to the hotel management.
Somit, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A lovely stay at the Driftwood
Short walk to the Shey Palace. Quiet place. Lovely experience.
Allen, 2-night trip
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