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Navi Mumbai, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is being called heritage. That gives an excuse to the establishment, not to have any modern amenities. Food is not good. There is no Wi-Fi. Terribly cold even with rented heater. All the days we stayed in this hotel, we visited Manu Maharani for lunch and dinner.

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having picked on Nainital as our hill resort for a brief summer vacation, we were fortunate enough to have zeroed in on ROYAL HOTEL ,Mallital, for our stay in Nainital,while perusing through the websites of several other luxurious Hotels in Nainital,most of whom were rejected for lack of various facilities as required by us. Ideally located in the city's hub(... More 

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North Lakhimpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last month we visited Nainital and again the Royal Hotel..yes...no other property is comparable with this one... Comfortable big size rooms with British interior... Modern washrooms big size... Delicious food...excellent service...own parking... Jabardast aur shaandaar... Full marks.

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Ambala, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reached Naintal without advance booking, got a suite in this hotel for approx. Rs 9000/- for one day, but it was a nightmare. Its the worst hotel seen in my life although property is very good a bit old one but managed very poorly. Smelly rooms, water shortage, infarct there was no water, unresponsive staff. So would advise never stay... More 

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last year, couldn't find a place for a stay at other hotels, hence the best bargain was to settle up with a hotel with parking, as nainital during summers is flocked by adjoining city crowd and hence becomes over crowded creating an augmented demand thus creating mess for people who travel miles to reach here and are exorbitantly charged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

As it is my first visit to nainital with my family, i enjoyed my stay in the royal hotel because it provided us a peaceful and comfortable stay. I would like to recommend this hotel to my friends and relatives so that they could also enjoy the level of hospitality the hotel offers to their guests.

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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I went to this hotel and was not at all satisfied by the service,condition of the hotel. The room was smelly and they should be renovated immediately, the service was pathetic, the overall review is bad.

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We have visited Nainital second time and we have a pleasant and comfortable stay at Hotel Royal . The hotel staff arranged local sight seeing tours and tours for nearby destinations. Our thanks to shri Gopal Routela for arranging the local tours and making our journey comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

110 years old hotel "wow" what an heritage but seriously needs to work on in room services as in I checked into hotel but no towels in bathroom, smelling tea cups in the morning tea and few more..it's a great place but require to live up to its name

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Nice airy big rooms, ample of space! Almost like your 2nd home. Very supportive staff, good service. Electricity problem during bad weather, but then it gives you an opportunity to see the real beauty of the hotel and Nainital : Calm, serene and scenic views!!!

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  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 its 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 its 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 its 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 distinction. From British noblemen to Indian businessmen, the Royal Hotel has been a home away from home for visitors since over a hundred years. With its 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 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Price Range: $34 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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