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KMVN Tourist Rest House Snowview
Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Nainital
Jorhat, India
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The hotel looks OK, the staff does what they have to do, but that is about it. The beds sheets and pillow covers were not very clean, but all of that is good, the only thing that would not make me recommend this hotel is the other guests, they are totally disrespectful, kept their doors open with the TV on highest volume, or playing around till night

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

How would you feel if you were made to sleep in a huge room on a huge bed that has a history? A room with furniture and designs that date back to the 18th century? Would you be excited to share your room with history? If yes, then please stay at snowview KMVN when u visit Nainital..it is an old British Governor House and you would be amazed to see the furniture, decor, rooms and amenities...add to it lovely service and an amazing collection of food and drinks available at the bar...do check out the special garwali chicken suggested by the servicing staff there and do keep note of the rope way timing... cause rope way is the way to reach the hotel !!!! There is also an amusement park beside the hotel for children to enjoy..!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2011

The hotel is well maintained, good staff, the view point of the snow peaked Himalayan range is just nearby.
The downsides are average food, very bad location (it is like concrete jungle outside with the cable cart station just at the gate of the hotel), the area remains crowded because of the cable cart station and a so called children's amusement park and a make shift market area full of vandors. one of the 4 rooms is so small that it is not worth the tarrif (unfortunately all the rooms have the same tarriff). One more problem is that of communication with the mall road. U are dependent on the cable car for commuting with the mall road. The cable cart is costly and there is no service from dusk to dawn.

Overall the place is not worth the expenditure. Not a place to relax.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Greater Noida, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2011

if i go to nanital the only place i will stay is here...... special place in my heart...... i stayed here every year from 2007- 2010.... is saal nahi ja paya.... :(

incidently i got engaged here in 2008..... and that day there was a snowfall...... WOW na......

some of the best memories are from snowview... specially like the quietness here....

the bonfire place added is another WOW..... and the view beyond the hill top is awesome......

Room Tip: all rooms are good.....
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Tomich, Inverness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Amazing location at the top of the cable car. The area around here is a bit scruffy. The restaurant for the hotel is located across the road at the cable car station but the staff take your order and bring it to you - great when you have worked this out. The staff were really friendly and very helpful although we did face an amusing language barrier at times. Get up early am and walk to the view point for a view of the Himalaya.
If you stay in the room on the left when you go in then this is where the Dalai Lama stayed a short while ago.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2010

We spend 3 nights at SnowView and it was easily one of the best experiences I have had at any of the Hill Stations (talking about famous destinations only) in India. Rooms were big and spacious with wooden floor (one room had carpet), pretty decent overall. Television was pretty bad, but who goes to hills to watch TV (I hope ppl don't). Heater was not included in the room fare, but was provided for a nominal rent.
Location was very good, although view of Naini lake is hidden behind the trees. Just behind the hotel, and further up the road, view of Himalayas is breathtaking. Also, since the ropeway for tourists stops at 5-6 pm, it is very peaceful place between 5-6 pm and 9-10 am. During day hours, you wont be thr anyways, exploring other parts.
Food & Drinks: If you eat non-veg, then ask for chicken made with local herbs, they have 2-3 variety, which is just amazing. Don't ask for mutton, it is not very good, go with chicken dishes. Veg food was nothing to write home about.
Decent collection of drinks (hard) are available with most Indian and popular foreign brands available. Beer was not available though.
Bonefire: Another amazing thing was bonefire in the evening, you will have to pay Rs 300 for wood, but its worth it. Have dinner around the bonefire, its worth it.
To add to the excitement, there was a scare about Leopard in the area was going on when I visited. Although, didn't see any but one night, Leopard dragged a dog with it into the jungle one night.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2010

Stayed at KMVN Snowview on 25 and 26 April 2010 with my family of 3 with a three year old kid. This is a 150 year old Governer General's bungalow that has been converted to a hotel. They have retained the old architecture and material well, however have had to do some maintenance on this bungalow. It may be old but does not appear as such. Well painted and decorated, it is an awesome place. There are only 4 Super Deluxe rooms out there even tough KMVN website shows deluxe rooms at booking, however those deluxe rooms are for some other KMVN property downhill. I had chosen a superdeluxe room for which I paid Rs. 1950 per night. The rate included stay + bedtea + breakfast + dinner. Two rooms out of four were extremely spacious, enough to accomodate 5-6 people. One room was just fit for 2 members and the final one was fit for 4 members. My room had wooden flooring and wooden roof. Rest all three rooms had carpet and a ceiling. I quite liked the polished wooden appearance all around in my room. It had nice photos promoting the Kumaoun region and local culture. We reached at about 2 PM and reaching there was challenging. All roads look similar and there are not many signboards on the way. Constantly ask people at each corner else you can keep going up and down the hill as we did. One leading motor road is very narrow (for cars), however better than the other one which is very steep. On reaching, we ordered food and it took about 45 mins for them to serve. The reason is they do not have anything ready and they cook to order and served fresh. Dinner order is to be placed early as they have to get the stock and prepare. The staff plays multiple roles that of cook, attendant, waiter all roled into one, but they try to do justice to each role. Advise all to go for local Kumaouni cuisine. If you order Paneer or Alu paratha and expect it to be similar to what you get around Delhi, Chandigarh or even in Himachal then you will be a little disappointed. So go in for Kumaouni cuisine. I did not use the bar but on checking I thought it was well stocked. The staff (including the Bar) stay on the backside in the quarters so if you need anything, you can request them. You get one free return trip of Ropeway for each day of stay at Snowview. Ropeway fares are Rs. 100 for kids and Rs. 150 for adults for one hour stay at the Snowview amusement park. Snowview amusement park is next to the KMVN Snowview hotel. Snowview is actually a tourist place (mini amusement park) which has activities for kids and adults. Though there are not many activities, it is worth a visit. The ropeway brings you from the Market area to Snowview and back. KMVN Snowview is the only hotel there. In the night it becomes really quiet after all tourists leave at about 6 PM (last ropeway from Snowview). They don't return till about 9.30 AM when the ropeway starts. Also, this is the highest point in Nainital and it gets really cold out there. It snows every year; the only exception was winter 09-10, when it did not snow at all on Snowview. The staff is good, especially Sandeepji who manages things very well. This is recommended for those who want to stay in serene locality away from crowds and who want good luxury for cheap.

Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Property: KMVN Tourist Rest House Snowview
Address: Behind Cable Car Ropeway, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Nainital
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Number of rooms: 4

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