We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Garden Valley Resort

Ranikhet Road | Village Nighlaat, Nainital 263132, India
Garden Valley Resort
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

tourist season in nainital.. hotels packed.. charging more than double the price.. already spent 2 days in nainital.. the main reason to choose this resort was .....AVAILABILITY OF THE ROOMS. and to an extent reviews on internet. after a 3 hour journey from nainital which normally taked 45 mins. we reached the resort at 8 pm..pitch dark.. no lights at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ghaziabad, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had heard many good things about this place but unfortunately none of them held true for us during our short (thankfully) stay. The property is picturesque and well maintained but the rooms are rather small and ill equipped (Phone and fan both were not working in the Suite). There is no privacy during the day because people come in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

the positives: 1. Nice tucked away place where you can hear the river 2. Delicious food even if its a tad expensive compared to the region's standards. (the soup and salad were the best; pastas and veggies were good but pizza tasted too local and would be rated the lowest among all dishes ) 3. heavenly lemonade the negatives: 1.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mumbai in India
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had read up all the reviews on Trip Advisor before going, thus was looking forward to the place.. Honestly on reaching we were very scared initially coz it was very remotely located and totally pitch dark.. But later on reaching and meeting the owners wife realised its not at all a hotel / resort but its actually a home stay..... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visited this place around first week of august 2013. On arriving we were well greeted and shown our booked cottage.. We did find our cottage bit small considering the amount it cost, but since it was raining and we did not come by our private vehicle..we decided to stay on..(This place is around 12-13 km from city)..we definitely loved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

ive been to akshays place couple of times. very private, practically in natures belly and the most authentic European culinary one can savour. as they do not take walk/ins one needs to make reservations atleast 24hrs prior. i recommend this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New delhi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Superb property...nestled in orchards n away from maddening rush of people in Nainital.. this is your perfect break if you are looking to spend some time close to nature, away from touristy traps.. there is a lot to do & see around.. Akshay & his staff is warm & welcoming and churns out amazing Italian & continental cuisines... They also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noida, India
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Run by Akshay, this is one of the better off beat destinations to stay around Nainital. It lies on Kathgodam Almora Road and best way to reach here is via Bhimtal. The Owner, Akshay is fine person and helped us book a cab from kathgodam station. As soon as you enter the resort you are greeted by huge Bell Flower... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have been meeting to write this review. Unfortunately got caught up, We were staying in the vicinity and per chance happened to meet Akhsay who owns and heads up Garden Valley Resort. he invited us to his Hotel and promised us a 7 course meal if we intimated him in advance, We took him up and landed at his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed here as 2 families with 2 little children. The place is tucked away on a hill slope. The good part first. It is truly beautiful. It is so green and they have a lovely little garden. But the best part of our stay was the food. I have never met anyone so passionate about serving excellent food to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (14)
Hotel & grounds (9)
View from room (3)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question