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“Comfortable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Elphinstone Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India   |  
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Ranked #18 of 44 Hotels in Nainital
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hotel Elphinstone is the first hotel in the Mall road from the check post. Top floor front rooms are with amazing lake view. This hotel is established by British but well maintained till date - one of the heritage hotel. Front gardens are too good. Lake facing rooms are smaller in size, but you will have comfortable stay. You will get hot water only in the morning 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. You have to climb total 75 stairs to reach top floor. Service is good. Food rate is little bit higher side. To get Bengali taste, try Mouchak restaurant or Chaudhary restaurant. These two restaurants are almost 1 km from the hotel. As this hotel is first in the Mall road, you have to walk more to reach Naina Devi Temple. You can get boat ride just in front of this hotel.

Room Tip: Try top floor rooms (no. 49 to 54) for better & interrupted view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lucknow, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

we checked in on 12th of march good side was...... hotel rates are reasonable.... lake side view is amazing....food rates was reasonable.......hotel rooms were clean.....staff were good
bad side was...... hight of the room were so high..... rest was perfect

Room Tip: don't go for top rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Gurgaon, India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Elphinstone Hotel is situated at the starting of the mall road and everything is available at the walking distance from hotel. The food was very hygenic. Hotel service and staff were excellent. It is lake side hotel with a very owesome view of the lake and mountains from the rooms. Hotel is very neat and clean. In my opinion a perfect hotel to spend holidays with your family.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The hotel is very beautiful with a nice garden, the building is white with wide veranda on every floor. The lake looks beautiful and one can get a very wide view of the lake from here. We saw beautiful birds from the veranda and the mountains look beautiful. the rooms are very big with attached drawing room and a study area overlooking the lake. It was amazing, the food was good, the staff was good but no room heater. The only negative point otherwise our stay would have been wonderful.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chandigarh, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

i have stayed their for five days, the best thing of the hotel is it provides awesome view of naini lake and their rooms are clean and well maintained ans as it is on mall road so every attraction point is very close . . .

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ghaziabad
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The hotel is situated right in the middle of the mall road with parking facility,it is a average budget hotel with a great location of the lake.the service is average and nice food.u can stay here if not looking for a rayal stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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india
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have been visiting Nainital since last ten years but this time we stayed in Elphinstone Hotel.It was suchh a pleasant ,comfortable and enjoyable stay.The service was excellent.Parking facility made it more convenient.Price was affordable for such a comfortable stay.My best wishes to the management.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 44 Hotels in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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