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Soulitude by the Riverside
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
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“Totally awesome place to spend lots of time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went there as part of a stay at their Himalayas property. Will probably opt to stay here the next time. Went with family including in law. And we came away wishing we had a place like this of our own. Very secluded. Getting there requires you to walk over rocks and a river for about 30mins. Guides carry your stuff. Get to a few acres big property where is no other construction. At the edge of a flowing river. Filled with farms growing everything from grains to strawberries - you can pick and carry as much as you want. And just seven rooms. Large sitout areas. Flanked on 2 sides by a vertical rock face about a couple thousand feet high. Rooms done in rustic style, but very very tasteful with a sense of fun - the rifle shaped umbrellas are very cool. Chill when you want to. Go for long long walks in the mountains when you want. A guide will come along if you want. The swimming pool formed by a waterfall is great. The highlight we saw in the day trip was Parital. Manoj, the manager is a great host - formerly with the Vanvilas, and also a horticulturist. So, great combo. Great with kids. And when you are done with a long tiring day, or want a break from relaxing, enjoy the incredibly tasty vegetables grown right there.

Room Tip: Room 4 - Poorna. the outdoor shower is a killer
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This was a great stay. The resort is what it says on the tin. It's secluded, near a river, with the most amazing view of the mountains.

The staff were great. Very courteous, always willing to serve. The farm around the hotel adds that extra dimension for those minded that way. It was great to eat fresh produce that the staff are very happy to help you pluck/dig.

The walks around the property are brilliant. You can climb the mountains around you. You can walk along the river and come across largely virgin lakes every twenty minutes. Freezing waters but good enough for a brief swim.

The food is very good. Great not to have a fixed menu.

The manager is willing to go more than the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable.

Would go there again.

Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited this resort with my family and friends in April. Honestly before reaching I was a little unsure if it was worth the 30 mins trek to reach it with my little daughter and all the luggage. But believe me it is worth every single second of it! The place is Beautifulllll, serene, calm and enjoyable. The staff is helpful especially the manager-Manoj who can appear from nowhere every time you need something. There's plenty to do in terms of trek, swim etc or nothing to do if you wish. Food is good. There is free wifi. Rooms are comfortable and elegant. There's a common room with books and games. Overall a very pleasurable experience . I would definitely like to visit again!

Room Tip: It is not suitable for people with mobility issues as it is a trek to reach there.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Fantastic food, great rooms, with the singing of the river to help dreaming, Soulitude is a little paradise in the nature. And the short walk on big boulders in the river to the little lake and waterfalls is worth the weekend... and much more. And Manoj is there to make sure your stay will remain as suspended in a dream. Looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

As the name says, this place is exactly by the riverside. You sit outside your room and just listen to the sounds of flowing water and chirping birds. Right into the lap of nature, away from city madness and pollution, you are there relaxing and enjoying. And Manoj takes care of all your needs and demands. Great hospitality.

Even before we reached the property, they called us a couple of times to make sure if we were on right path. On the 25 mins. walk to hotel, Manoj took care of our kids and helped crossing over the river. He also guided us to Parital (the one who goes there can only feel the excitement of that place). Lovely surprise.

Fresh organic vegetables, good food, great views, relaxation and time for your family. What else do you need!

The only minus point was visibility in the room. The lighting must be increased and there should be more space to keep the luggage (suitcase etc.)

Room Tip: We stayed in Poorna and Prafful. If you need open shower area, opt for Poorna/yukt And if you need b...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

"Soulitude by the Riverside". Name explains all.
Beautiful location, fresh air, peaceful and calm. Rooms are really nice, much higher than my expectation of "Village or Rustic Setting".
Washroom with a natural rock and artificial water flowing over it is just fantastic. You would love to spend a good amount of time in Toilet itself :-)
Fresh farm food, reminding my childhood, loved the self plucked Strawberries and walk through the mountain and Stones to reach Parital.
Everything was absolutely fantastic. A dream vacation home for people who are tired of City Life and Pollution"
Manoj you are a good host and Manish has done a wonderful job. Will surely visit again.

Room Tip: Choose Mukt (Suite) or Sahaj (Village Home) i.e. Go for the best of best.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

An adventurous walk of 30 min to reach the hotel. No words can define the experience we had. Mr. Manoj was an outstanding host. The food was delicious. Partial, a place worth dying for. Never imagined a place like this, not even in my dreams. Not enough for a day break. Mother nature please call us back.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Soulitude by the Riverside
Address: Village Chanfi, Nainital 263136, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Soulitude by the Riverside 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Kalsa river and located in the Chamfi village of Nainital district, this property is accessed by a 1.2km (30 min) trek along the river. Set in over 5 acres, it has 7 rooms & suites built in rustic Indian style with modern amenities. ... more   less 
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