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Alka The Lake Side Hotel
Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Nainital
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
“Worth it!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I usually don't get into writing reviews but i had to cause I had a wonderful experience in this hotel. The hotel has excellent service, good location, good food, very helpful staff and everything you would want in a hotel. The naini jheel's view from the hotel is amazing..best part is it is at mall road and very convenient to travel to any place from here. I stayed for 3 nights in Alka in mid December, 2012. I stayed on the 3rd floor. I would suggest go for 3rd or 4th floor rooms as they give you a much better view of the lake. The room is clean and tidy. Room servicing is very good. Bathrooms were clean. Hot water is their in washrooms as well. Outside the room you have a terrace which is very nicely setup..u can sit down have tea/refereshments etc. which i loved the most :P as it gives you a wonderful view of jheel and mountains. I havent been to any other hotel in nainital but i will still prefer this hotel the next time i visit. Thanks for the wonderful stay in Alka!! I am thankful and guys do consider it.

Room Tip: Go for rooms on 3rd or 4th floor...the view is much better..on lower floors view is blocked due to t...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my friends in the January 2011. This hotel enjoys a great view of Naini lake being located at the centre of the mall road. As the time when we stayed there is considered to be off season for Nainital, we were able to pull off some good discounts on the pricing. We opted for Luxury Woody Opulence rooms which were quite comfortable. Except for a peculiar smell that was present through out our stay in the room, rest of the things were fine. Though we generally had our meals outside only, but we found the quality of the food to be good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in Alka in February , and it was wonderful experience , lil costly but rooms are very good and location of hotel is wonderful , just come out of reception and you are in middle of mall road. Wonderful lake view from hotel . only this which can be improved is courtesy of staff and proper hot supply to rooms.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Alka, we took the family apartment on the ground floor which was just amazing fit for our family of 5.

Family room came with two spacious bedrooms and one beautiful living room. It was all wood finish and we loved it. Bathrooms were good and clean. Outside the room was big veranda which was setup beautifully with plants and sitting arrangement. We sat most of the time here sipping our morning tea with spectacular views of the lake. You are right on the mall road and it is fun, views are beautiful and we loved it.

Hotel has a nicely done lobby. There is an amazing terrace lawn as well where one can ask for their breakfast/lunch to be arranged.

Hotel staff was courteous and helpful, specially Bharat Singh who was very helpful and delighted us with providing good options for food. Ved was helpful for a really quick check-in and lastly Bhavna who did the booking for us.

If you really want to enjoy the best of Nainital and be close to action I would recommend this place. It is the best hotel in Nainital. Most importantly you don't have to climb up the hill to get to the hotel, it is right there on the mall, two steps and you are at the lobby. Hotel has got lifts as well but from the first floor.

Thanks for hospitality at Alka, we enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: Family rooms on ground floor are fun.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Hotel looks great from outside nice location but rooms are not too good according to its outer look rooms are very small and average on a very high cost. There are many good hotels like channi raja and welcome part much better rooms and low tarrif

  • Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Although the property is very good and location is superb but room size and double beds are a bit small. food is good but over priced. Best part was free wifi access and lift upto the fourth floor. Generally all rooms are lake facing.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Gr8 lake side view, gr8 location and super clean with good services. A full paise vasool stay and add all type of spices in your holidays.
In Nainital, most of the hotel situated around the l
Naini lake, and this hotel is best looking hotel among all and same applicable with interiors also.
So dont delay and think more, just book it

Happy holidays...Cheers!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Alka The Lake Side Hotel
Address: The Mall, Nainital., Nainital 263002, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #14 of 47 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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