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The Royal Hotel

Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #19 of 45 hotels in Nainital
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location best food best stayed in room number 54 best room very event full best place to stay I stayed with my family they enjoyed the best over here will surely be back to nanital next year and stay best to stay as nature beauty is best veiw from here.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

we stayed as a family the key features ( Jun 2014) Plus>> Ample space for parking Very Big rooms Awesome food ( Must have lunch and dinner) around 200 M from main mall road Okay rates, slightly over prices because of tourist season Flip side Upkeep of room and linens No panoramic views of mountain and lake rooms are really... More

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New Delhi, India
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stay in the hotel was reasonably comfortable. The property is easily accessible to Mall road and the lake. Management and staff were very courteous and helpful. Room service was very good. The hotel also has ample parking space, which is otherwise not easily available in Nainital during the peak season. Since the property is quite old, it requires proper upkeep... More

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Hotel had a good, large property but the rooms were truly in a dilapidated condition. We had originally booked 2 Double Rooms but they were truly atrocious and the management was co-operative enough to shift us at no extra cost to a Double Room Suite which was spacious and included a mini-kitchen. However, the Suite was also in a... More

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Noida, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed in last week of May 2014 and the owner looked after us very well. Only hotel in Nainital which can provide a kitchen that came in handy for our toddler and 3 year old. Rooms are spacious with loads of parking space. Not on the mall road but one way taxi costs Rs 100 from the mall. Overall great... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went to nainital in the first week of June. The weather was decent. Evenings were pleasant, however the afternoons were quite warm. Got a nice room in Royal Hotel. The owners were helpful and the staff were ready to help whenever needed. Rooms were comfortable and cozy. The food was also good. Room service was a bit slow and the... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed in Royal hotel in May 2014. The hotel is in a very bad shape. The owner just knows how to make money. The rooms are dark and shabby with no proper cleaning and dusting done. The carpet on the floor, the doormats are all so smelly and ugly looking that it seems that they have not been cleaned... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked this hotel our friends in nanital. Stayed for 3nights last winters. Nice clean spacious rooms. The hotel is a 100 yr old building well maintained. The owners are a middle aged couple who are always around to address any problem and help. Thanks you MR and MRs Punvani.

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Ghaziabad, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Good Hotel with more than 12 feet ceiling, made up of wood... one of the oldest hotels and made of wood.. Good room service and cleanliness..Close to market and 10 mins walk from the Mall Road... Good ambiance...

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Lucknow, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have been visiting Nainital very frequently and after my experience in Royal hotel it is my only choice. The location, view, service, rooms & food is remarkable. The parking space & places for extra curricular activities are plenty. The rooms are very comfortable & have grand space to enjoy with your family. A very interesting name of their bar... More

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Address: Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Since the very days when the the British arrived and settled in Nainital, the Royal Hotel has been a defining landmark of this quaint lake town. Established in 1906 by Colonel George Edward Bridge, an officer in the East India Company, the hotel was a hill retreat catering to officers, policy makers and nobility during the British Raj.After the colonial years however, the hotel was taken over by the Indian Government and subsequently sold to the Punvani family which runs it to this day. During the early post-colonial period, the hotel witnessed it’s Renaissance, when it was revived from the ghosthouse that it had become, and transformed into a disco/night club, Nainital’s first and only for a long time. While it may seem ironic, over the decades gone by, the Royal has undergone a complete metamorphosis, but maintains it’s nostalgic charm notwithstanding.After the decade of the swinging seventies, the hotel was renovated and expanded. Six new rooms were built and others renovated to meet modern standards. It was during this time that the Royal was the set for “Masoom”, the Shekhar Kapur directed classic. In addition, the hotel was officially recognized as a heritage hotel by the Indian Goverment. But perhaps, the greatest honour bestowed upon the hotel was it’s recognition in the book of the “Leading Hotels of the British Commonwealth”. To date, it is the only hotel in Nainital to have ever acheived this noteworthy distiction.From British noblemen to Indian businessmen, the Royal Hotel has been a home away from home for visitors since over a hundred years. With it’s quintessentially British architecture, when one walks the corridors at the Royal Hotel, it becomes abundantly evident that history and heritage is all around. Formidable bay windows, wood-burning fireplaces, stone walls, rustic walkways and impressive sculptures echo an old world charm that is seldom recreated in these modern times. It is no surprise then, that guests at the Royal Hotel often describe their stay as unique, nostalgic and unforgettable. ... more   less 
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