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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Nainital, Nainital District, Uttarakhand

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hellos123...
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
“Worth the visit.... :)”
Reviewed December 29, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Property- A very beautifully and tastefully done spacious villa with a nice view. Each and every detail is taken care of- be it outdoor seating with music or heating arrangements in the living room.

Service- The most outstanding service standards I have seen. The staff members (and even the owner -Manish) are very helpful and thoughtful. Right from helping with directions to the property to making sure your wine glasses are on the table before you arrive back from a long walk in the evening (even without you telling them :)))

Food- Not extraordinary but they will attempt to make anything and everything you would like to eat. Full marks for that. Try their South Indian food- quite good.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pallavi K
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So glad we picked crosswinds to celebrate our special day!”
Reviewed December 18, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed at the villa for 2 nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with 6 other close friends. We had seen pictures of the villa and knew it certainly is above average, but we were ecstatic to find out that the pictures dont even do justice to the real place, and neither will my words.
I have not one thing to complain about. The house - beyond beautiful. The staff - beyond hospitable and the owner - beyond welcoming. The meals offer many surprises! Barbecue dinner is a must!

Traveling group: Friends
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ShwetAdit...
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Escape or Connect.. This place has it all !!”
Reviewed November 13, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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4 couples (30 - 33 yrs), 3 children (2.5-3 yrs), 1 infant (3 months) and an entire luxury villa at our disposal (Since we booked 4 of the 6 rooms) for 2 N 3 D stay from 1st to 3rd Nov’14.

Location: The villa is a 30 min drive from Kathgodam Railway Stn in Gethia away from Nainital's hustle bustle. The primary attractions are all within a comfortable 30-40 mins drive – Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal, Mal Road, Nainital, Naina Devi Mandir.

Villa: It’s much better than the pictures used for advertising – well furnished, contemporary yet warm & spacious, very courteous & hospitable staff that far exceeded our expected level of service. A round of the entire villa will leave you in awe of the picturesque location, tastefully done interiors and the overall luxurious feel. The huge living area with ample sitting space, super good audio system with Bose speakers both inside & outside, 42” TV, a well-stocked library with books for all ages (including kids) and of all genres, Wi-Fi, 8 seater dining table and a common washroom. The outdoor sitting area has multiple sit out options for your any time adda session. It was really thoughtful of Manish (owner) to have added a swing & tent for the kids!! The kids will be right in front of your eyes and you can still enjoy the privacy.

Rooms: All the rooms have a comfortable double bed (one of my most important make or break aspect for reviewing any accommodation), light weight but super warm comforters, attached washrooms with quality toiletries, wardrobe, and a mini book shelf. All the 6 rooms have a good view of the location. The only discomfort was the extremely slippery shower area in the bathroom.

Food: Exceptionally delicious food and all credit to Mr. Bhagat & Manoj “the super cooks” who managed our demands really well. From the morning tea to the dinner desert, it was all just perfect. Do try the ‘local pahadi’ preparations.

Will definitely want to compliment Manish… It does feel like the place has been made with all of one’s heart with equal importance & attention to every minute detail... nothing to complain at all! Thank you Manish from all of us for a memorable experience etched in our hearts forever!

Some suggestions:
1. An improved collection of DVDs.
2. An electric kettle in the room & a hair dryer in the washroom.
3. Hot snacks may be included for the evenings.
4. A garden umbrella in the outdoor sitting area will help the guests soak in the daytime sun.

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Liked best: Location, Villa Ambiance, Food & Hospitality
Liked least: Our limited stay
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Kunal T
New Delhi, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Place”
Reviewed October 9, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A marvelous four day stay.Wonderful interiors, very good service & some excellent dining too.
will surely recommend it as a serene getaway.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Property very close to the highway
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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RichaMumb...
Mumbai
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great place for a family get together”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed at Crosswinds in 2014. The stay was simply brilliant.

The entire place was booked for us and hence we had great privacy and if we you are not looking to book at least 2 rooms, they wont block the place for you. We had used 3 rooms and the experience of having the whole place to ourselves was probably the single most high impact value.

Heart stealers for me:
1. Great selection of books. Lots of Kids books too.
2. Lovely bathrooms
3. lovely food and couteous staff
4. Great Music selection and not to forget the outdoor Bose speakers
5. Lots of sit outs for tea adda bazzi

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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musafir36...
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“comfy, homely yet luxurious”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

WE had a wonderful stay at crosswinds. The property is beautifully done , elegant yet not over the top, warm and homely. The staff is very hospitable . Execellent to unwind

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Liked best: the property is very well furnished, elegant ,spacy and warm
Liked least: non-availability of a coffee percolator
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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ankurniga...
Gurgaon, India
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you have a large group (upto 15), then this is where you want to be”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Situated 15 kms before Nainital (in Gethia), Manish has built a home away from home. If it's a resort you're looking for, then keep looking. If it's a plush home, complete with Onkyo sound system, Bose speakers (inside and outside), domestic help to cater to your whims, Jaguar / Kohler fittings in the bathrooms, awesome food, great library to pick books from and bask in the sun, 42" Television in the 1,000 square foot living area, and most of all, not wanting to worry about parking in Nainital and getting lost in the maze of people in season time, then this is exactly what you want.

It's a home away from home, and Manish and his crew have worked hard to make sure it remains just that. We were pleasantly surprised and extended our 3 day getaway to 5, simply because we loved it.

Takes about 30 minutes to get to Nainital and could be the anchor place even for Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal etc. which are all driveable (subah shaam type). Excellent food and the crew, led by Bhagat alongwith Bhardwaj and Manoj, are well trained and often will surprise you with their culinary skills (try and bhuna chicken and the south indian fare especially the saambhar).

We came back and the first thing I said to my wife was - let's go there again and take the larger family too. This is one place that we're definitely going back to.

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Liked best: The taste with which everything has been put in place
Liked least: No wifi connectivity. As an estate, it's small.
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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