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.
All 45 Nainital hotels

The Royal Hotel

Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Hotel amenities
The Royal Hotel
Ranked #19 of 45 hotels in Nainital
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Nainital
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

40 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    13
    7
    9
    3
    8
See reviews for
21
10
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ghaziabad, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mathura, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Royal Hotel as the name suggests, everything is very royal about it. It is spread out like a palace with beautiful flowers, green plants, fabulous mountain views with a huge parking complex.Rooms are very large with high ceiling, nice wood work all over , fire place with chimney and spacious bathrooms. Hotel is very near to the main market Bara... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
delhi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had gone on a family holiday and we had the most awesome stay, we booked ourselves in 2 suites as we were a large family. I must state here that the rooms were spacious and very comfortable. It was like staying at a heritage old time charm. Felt like we were not staying at an Indian hotel and that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel a month back and i can tell you from a first hand experience that it was all worth it. Tucked away on one end of the bazar, royal hotel is a heritage property which still retains its old time charm. The hotel is a treat to stay out with large comfortable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Beautiful heritage property... Just walking distance from mall road. Perfect during the monsoon... The large courtyard is perfect to have a cup of hot royal made chai. Over all a lovely place to stay in...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Delhi, India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Location: About 10 min walking from Mall road which is hill area, where you get ample space of car parking. Duration: 2 nights and 3 days. Accommodation: The biggest positives of this hotel are a BIG room which does not mean that it will have good accommodation experience... 1) Dusty rooms with very very old furniture, 2) Sleep quality was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jodhpur, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Royal hotel is the best place to stay in Nainital. Our group total 05 Couples along with 08 childrens stayed in royal hotel for 7 days. There are many open spaces i.e. playing area and activities for childrens. Royal hotel is a lovely and wonderful place. such a wonderful experience and great tour with royal hotel. Mr Vivek M D... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gurgaon, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was my first trip to Nainital and we found great hotel,neat and clean, well maintanied, excellent service for family and great restaurant.The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the main shopping centre and from naini lake. so if you need an Oasis in the midst of nainital you will enjoy this hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to The Royal Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 45 hotels in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Royal Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added The Royal Hotel to your Saves list