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“Hotel Anamica, a horrible experience” 1 of 5 stars
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Anamika Hotel
Sher Ka Danda, Nainital 263001, India   |  
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Ranked #29 of 43 Hotels in Nainital
Meerut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hotel Anamica, a horrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel boasts about it being a 3 star hotel but in my opinion, it is a 5 star hotel but take is as negative 5 stars. The corridore stinks a lot. The hotels exclaims about the lake view but the trees surrounding thehotel make it impossible. Blankets and bedsheets stink. While going to bed a cockroach was lying under the pillow. They say that it is situated on the upper mall road but believe me that there is no upper mall road in Nainital, one has to climb up hundreds of stairs and reach the heighest hotel-the great hotel anamica. The hotel does not offers any parking, I hadnto park my car on a steep road and prayed to god that my car would not roll down. The beds were too weak to bear our our weight, they were shaking as if an earthquake was strucking the hotel. It was the most horrible hotel , I have ever stayed at.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I visited Nainital on 30th June 2012 and unfortunately, the group members had already booked rooms in Hotel Anamika (http://www.anamikahotelnainital.com). It is one of the WORST hotels i have ever come across. Why ??? The reasons are given below:

1. Exorbitant rates !! : The rate of the Standard room was 1800 ... ... and the room was filthy at its best ... the gallery in which the standard rooms were built, was stinking with a strange smell.

2. False promises : Although the hotel boasts about providing a superior view of Naini lake, the big trees surrounding the hotel make it impossible for anybody to have a good look at the lake

3. Accessibility: The hotel is situated at a high place on the mall road and the road is too steep and narrow. On top of that, the cars parked on the road make it very difficult for other cars to reach to the hotel.

4. No facility for parking: The hotel does not provide any facility for parking the vehicles. .. one has to park on the steep road and pray that the car would not roll down.

5. Worst food : Although i only had the breakfast at the hotel restaurant, it was more than i can bear. The food was tasteless, the oil used to prepare the food was of very inferior quality and there was a strange smell coming from the food because of the low quality oil was used. There is one more strange rule i.e. you can not order the food in your room. you have to climb down to the cafeteria if you want to have breakfast/lunch/dinner.

6. Unkempt toilets: The condition of toilets was the worst. There was dust on the floor, Jet on the commode was broken and the heater gave up after 5 minutes of switching it on. there was a small spark in the wire and then BOOM .. !!! .. and the heater died on us.

apart from these, there were several more issues like slow service, no arrangements for the drivers to sleep. Although Hotel manager said that driver can sleep in the staff room, when i went to check the staff room, it was stinking so badly that i started feeling dizzy only after spending 1 minute in that staff room.

Management of the hotel is not helpful at all. Some of the drivers asked the management to provide the blankets at least if they can not provide the rooms, and the manager started abusing the drivers. there was a small fight and chaos for some time following the fight.

All in all, i would give 1/10 rating to this hotel and would not recommend anybody to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was by far the worst hotel in our 2012-2013 trip and one of the most horrendous hotel that I've been unfortunate enough to stay in.

1) Urine stains on the bed sheet and comforter! The room was very dirty as well. Half of the light fixtures did not work.

2) Management and staff were the most unprofessional people in hospitality industry I've seen. They were rude and used abusive language.

3) There are no heaters in the room and they charge 250 extra per day for a heater that barely works.

4) Located on a hill so you'll have to climb more than 100 stairs to get there or arrange for a car which will cost you. And there is no view as it is all blocked by trees.

Do yourself a favour and avoid this overpriced landfill and get a hotel on mall road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Dear All PLEASE NEVER GO TO THIS HOTEL, this hotel is a ZERO rated hotel and most horrible hotel I have ever seen. Some of the problems and difficulties which I have faced is mentioned below:-

1. The person who is looking operational areas of the hotel but he didn't even know how to talk to a visitor.
2. Please don't go to this hotel as the booking is done in New Delhi and you will be getting the worst hotel at Nainital.
3. We were given pick & drop facility from Kathgodam to Hotel but when we were on the way to Nainital it was told that we should call some transport guy to book the cab ourself.
4. The room were dirty and the bed sheet were not clean and for that we were charged Rs 2000 PER DAY
5. There will be NO DROP facility from hotel to Mall Road and for picking up every time u have to call at hotel to number of person and above that you will get a reply “we don’t have an aeroplane”
6. Dogs will be wondering in the corridor of the hotels even in the morning and afternoon.
7. Hospitality guys were used to shout at 11 P.M in midnight
8. This is the first hotel with no MENU CARD for you.
9. You might be told to shift from one room to another just because of a stupid reason of the intercom not working in the hotel.
10. AFTER ALL THESE PROBLEMS YOU WILL GET THE WORST REPLY FROM OPERATIONAL MANAGER THAT "YOU SHOULD HAVE TO COME TO THIS HOTEL"

I again humbly request you please do not go to this hotel and rest is you own decision. Instead of booking you should book a hotel after reaching Nainital as you will be getting a lot of options over there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A appreciation shared by our client, that they have a very good experience with Hotel Anamika Nainital & the Food, Room Service, Staff, Hotel Location & the Cost was really the good. We really appreciate the response given while finalizing the Package. We really want people to visit this hotel so that you should yourself feel the experience.... Good place for a weekend........

From: Manish Sharma

Room Tip: Prefer to take Super deluxe rooms with Valley facing balcony.......
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I booked via internet since I had never been to Naintal, my mistake, as there are many nicer hotels available for the same price, also so I did not realize that the road to the Anamika is not a safe walk after dark for ladies as it is very dark and isolated. Also, unless you like drinking parties you might find, as I did, the stay not suitable. I am grateful to the staff for giving me another room in the evening so that I could escape the loud vulgar party taking place on my same floor. The cleanliness of the rooms was terrible, I am not even sure I got clean sheets or towels :( On the good side, the staff were very willing to do their best to help and their attitude saved my peace of mind.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Ahmedabad, India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Dear Friends
Please never book this hotel when u visit nainital
this hotel is most dirty and most fraudulant hotel in nainital
in this hotel even no facility of mineral bottle and food is very dirty
this hotel is located in much high range where u reach will tired, because it is built up with using 100 steps when u enter this hotel u will frustrated and never feel well
the inner side of the room is very dirty and not cleaned
there is no facility of hot water and gizzers are not working
so please never book this hotel otherwise u will repent

Room Tip: there is no facility of good rooms ...once more i advice that never and never and never and never NE...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sher Ka Danda, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital
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Ranked #29 of 43 Hotels in Nainital
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Number of rooms: 18
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