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“Really enjoyed our vacation at Alka” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alka The Lake Side Hotel

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The Mall, Nainital., Nainital 263002, India   |  
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Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Nainital
Kolkata
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“Really enjoyed our vacation at Alka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Hotel Alka is located right on the Mall road between Mallital and Tallital - a little closer to Tallital. There is a boat stand just accross the Mall road. The view of the lake is fantastic from the hotel balconies. The room and bathroom were clean. The food in the restaurant and room service were fine. The hotel also has a snack bar in the basement - accessible from the road. Only negative that I think of is that rooms was small and cramped.

  • Liked — Location and the view
  • Disliked — cramped room
  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

I stayed in Hotel Alka, Nainital on 18 Apr 09, hoping to stay two nights before check in. My program spoils when I met with some 50+ manager on reception. His surname includes "wani" (like lalwani, I do not remember, I'd rather say I do not want to remember). This stone faced Mumbai guy does not know how to welcome guests or may be he gets bore of his job and just doing formality. I changed my mind on reception desk not to stay in this hotel next night so next morning I switched to other hotel. Just like to convey message to owner/management that this guys rough attitude is damaging your hotels prestige.
Furthermore, rooms were not clean and staff was bad. Room service was also very bad. Order of one cup of coffee took 30 mins only after reminding them.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

I had researched about the hotel on the net and although the proce was little more (Rs 4000+) had booked this hotel.From outside it looked pretty nice but the rooms were very dirty,theye were cockroaches all around teh room.The bathrooms were unclean and on teh top of that the hotel staff was bad.They charged us 500 rs for keeping our luggages.Despite charging exhorbiatntly the hotel didnt had the basic cleanliness and we had a very bad experience staying the hotel

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

We went to Nainital in December end. We wanted to stay close to the Naini Lake and believe me that Alka Hotel is the best hotel which is Lake facing with all the types of rooms from Economical to Maharaja style.
Some good points:
We found the hotel neat and clean.
Ambiance is really good.
Room service is good.
Centrally Heated.
Wi-Fi as well free internet service for the guests which is really good to have for checking the emails at odd times.
Although this hotel is little expensive as compared to other hotels on the Mall road but really worth its value.

Cheers,
Harpreet

  • Liked — Ambiance
  • Disliked — Cleaniness
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Alka The Lake Side Hotel

Address: The Mall, Nainital., Nainital 263002, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury hotel on the lake side... one of the best locations in this lake town! ... more   less 

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