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Alka The Lake Side Hotel

The Mall, Nainital., Nainital 263002, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called them for hotel booking, and they hung up the phone and did not even take the call 4 or 5 times. Person on phone was very rude. While talking he hung up, and was not even able to speak well.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hotel rooms are good and little costly. Rooms were comfortable and clean. We ordered in-room service for our dinner. They gave uncooked food. When we complained, they didnt even acknowledge it. I would recommend having food outside at any restaurant. Bathrooms were small but clean.

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Ludhiana, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The hotel has good outside view but the rooms are notcomfartable and airy. Unnecessary partitions have spoiled the maximum usage of space. Further the food is not good very spicy, far from original flavours. Hygiene level of the blankets, towels was very poor. The persons at reception has no receptive attitude.

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Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I came down from village Pangot (district Nainital) a day after major flooding due to incessant rainfall occured in Nainital. I was told that all hotel were going empty as tourist thought better to get away from Nainital. Anyways, the Hotel staff didn't give me any discount. Location: The only thing I really liked about this hotel is it's location.... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I visited Nainital in last winter, it is the best hotel available on Mall Road. Location is perfect, interiors of hotel is superb, rooms are nice and spacious. Hotel staff is very cooperative and friendly, nice view of Naini lake from your room. I strongly recommend this hotel.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pros: 1) Location is superb, just beside the lake & on the mall road. 2) LOts of restaurants and other eating places are closely located. 3) Staffs are friendly and informative too. 4) You can enjoy amazinf lake view from room's balcony facing the lake 5)Rooms are decotative and comfortable 6) Value for money... paisa vasool hotel Cons: 1) We... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stayed in march 2015 for 5 days in alka . We booked a 2 bedroom suite on ground floor. Hotel has excellent food and location . Thought it was under maintenance with lots of disturbance . Recommend it to people going with family , as its right on mall road with great view of lake and boating station just across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stayed here from June 12, 2015 to June 15, 2015. Hotel is very comfortably located on The Mall and is well connected with all parts of Kumaon region. Top of all hotel cooked customized fooding including gluten free food on demand. We had a comfortable and memorable stay. Room attendant was extremely careful and dutiful.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent location, Good Service. Over priced but I guess its their season. No Parking. Stayed in House of Bamboo and had awesome view of lake. Food was also fine. Free WI-FI was helpful as 3G connection does not work.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was my HONEYMOON Hotel . So choose based on the location & its really worth. View of the lake from the hotel terrace was excellent . But the rooms are not up to the mark. Very small room on that price . Food was not so good. We have choose all different outside restaurant . Staffs are helpful but... More 

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