We stayed here from 16th to 19th Feb, 2014 as a part of our honeymoon trip.
The most wonderful thing happened when we were about to reach Nainital from Kausani on the 16th – we were greeted with Snowfall. And by the time we reached the hotel, it got heavier. We quickly checked-in and got our luggage put in the room (Standard category) and started enjoying the beauty of the snowfall in the big front balcony on the 3rd floor of the hotel. It was an amazing experience that we will always cherish.
Talking about the hotel, it is located right in besides the Naini Lake on the Mall road which I guess is one of the reasons why many prefer this hotel. One can easily walk on the mall road, do shopping and enjoy “aloo-chat”, “masala sweet corn”, “ice-cream”, etc.
We had booked a Standard room (which I thought was a bit pricey) very nice, well furnished, decently spacious and cozy. The hotel being centrally heated, it felt like 30 °C in the room when the outside temperature was 3 °C! It was a good thought by the hotel to provide a switch to turn it off though. And we found it more comfortable to keep it off, especially while sleeping. The key advantage of the room was a big balcony (common to 4/5 rooms, but still great) from where we could enjoy the snow and take photographs of the lake and mountains. The views of the lake and surroundings are beautiful. A few trees in the front (near the lake) obstruct the view a bit, but it did not really bother us. In fact I thought the trees (which were then covered by snow) added to the beauty of the view. The view of mountains in the front, mainly to the right of the hotel, is beautiful.
Since there are a lot of options for food in Nainital, we had selected the hotel on room-only basis. also, for Pizza lovers, there is “Dominos” adjacent to the hotel. :)
Overall, it was a pleasant stay. Even though we did not need to interact with the hotel staff (except for water), we found that they were courteous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel on the lake side... one of the best locations in this lake town! ... more less