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Alka The Lake Side Hotel

The Mall, Nainital., Nainital 263002, India
Alka The Lake Side Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this Hotel for one night (9th May). As compared to other Hotels on Mall Road, this seems to be one of the best. It is very beautifully built, have a great View of the Lake But on the other hand has a lot of cons as well. To summarize our experience, please read the below points :-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alka Hotel was the perfect break we required from our busy student life. The location lives upto the expectations. The hotel is right on the mall road with lake facing rooms. Food is OK, there are plenty of other better options available on the mall road. Overall a nice decent place to stay with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Alka Hotel during our visit to Nainital. And I must say that it was a joyful stay at the hotel. Hotel: Hotel is located on the Mall Road bang on the Naini lake. All rooms are facing the lake. Hotel is going under renovation. But the changes that were already done looked nice. Being... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel represents dichotomy - the rooms have been renovated with nice wall papers, good furniture, but the bathrooms are shouting for some work. The room was done over with a lot of care but the doors were not touched (one wonders why?). The hotel could have spent some more to change the doors and replace them with new doors.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Alka Hotel was the perfect break we needed from our busy professional lives. The location lives upto the expectations we stayed in the Mogul room which is big and can accommodate 4 persons. The hotel is right on the mall road with lake facing rooms. Food is OK, there are plenty of other better options available on the mall road.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The hotel is placed perfectly on the mall . But the rooms are not up to the mark . We had a Luxury Suite and nothing in the room looked luxurious. The bathrooms are a let down the door to the bathroom look like doors to a cellar.And they are smelly . The staff is courteous. But the standards of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good place to stay if you want to be on the Mall. Reasonably spacious and clean rooms. Good view of the Lake from the room. Staffs are helpful and the food is good. Wifi connected although the signals are not always good. Centrally heating and lift are added advantage. I will like to recommend the hotel to my friends

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was there in December 2014 to celebrate the New Year... Conveniently located on the Mall Road....Awesome location...Not so big rooms; but , OK... Centrally heated and proper supply of hot water in the washrooms..(very useful as our stay was during the winter season)... Lifts available to make access easy for the higher floors... The staff over there were courteous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went to this hotel with my wife during december end, to celebrate new year in nainital. This was my second visit to nainital. To be brief, following are the positives about this hotel : 1. Located on mall road with awesome lake view 2. centrally heated rooms (which is a must if you going during winters) 3. very clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

my favourite place in nainital. very decent ,neat and clean rooms.excellent view from rooms. but I would like the bathrooms to be updated as they are wearing out. But centrally heated , location very good, excellent food and service.

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