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The Naini Retreat
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Nainital
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Best of both worlds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

"The Retreat" as it's aptly named is the perfect getaway place. What strikes you the minute you enter is that while it is right in the city ,the hotel overlooks the Naini Lake), the fact that it is over a few acres gives it the calm and peace if an out of city resort. That's why it's a place which gives the best of both worlds.

Other things that stand out are the view from the hotel which is quite simply breath-taking, the quaint British charm that flows out of the design of the hotel and its cottages, brilliant food and above all the hospitality of the staff.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking out time and posting a review of us on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our resort . We are delighted to know that you were really impressed with our resort , its view , services , food . I have shared your feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Resort .

Thanking you once again .

Regards
A.S.Mehta
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I spent 3d in the Naomi retreat and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The rooms were very nice and spacious.
The food was decent and enjoyable.
the retreat by car is a little far away and we were initially dissapointed about the distance from the mall road..but actually there is a walking path which is around a five min walk to the Masjid which is at the end of the mall road... so we used it!!

The only issue that I had was lack of wifi in the new rooms... and the fact that it was chargeable.. in this time of connectivity this is not done. The hotel was nice enough to try and get my room changed.. though I finally did not avail of it

If I do go to nanital again.. I would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Helpful?
1 Thank rajneeshsoni
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI comments about the property & hospitality . We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us. Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised service We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The place is an absolute paradise if you are looking for relaxation from the everyday hustle bustle of city life. It is located a little away from the main Mall road, however, they have car transfers to drop and pick guests up from the Mall road.

We have stayed here thrice since 1999, the quality has not deteriorated even one bit. The staff are extremely courteous and the food is delicious and suits everybody's taste buds. The ambience in the courtyard at night is to die for and the bonfire and other activities keep the guests busy.

All in all a great vacation destination.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nishant_Nigam
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI words for our property & hospitality . We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us. Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised service We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

This place is about half a mile down a very narrow nerve racking road off the main one as you enter town.
From the car park, you go down some 25 steps to reach the reception, where the staff are warm and friendly.
The whole place has a lovely old English charm about it.
The rooms are fairly large with tea/coffee facilities.
There is a patio area where there is live music at night.
To get a good view of Lake Nainital, you have to go up some steps towards the manager's bungalow where you'll find benches.
The buffet style reakfast is not served till 8 am as most of the staff live on the opposite side of the lake from the hotel. However,the staff obliged us on our 2 night stay and let us have simple coffee/eggs/toast earlier.
The room service dinner is excellent.
There is a free car transfer service all day to a point near the boating area/Mall Road.
As you have to go up and down steps all the time here, this hotel is not suitable for artheritis sufferers!
All in all, a great place for a stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EagleLondon
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI comments about our hospitality & Property . We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us. Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised service We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
09760090808
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

It’s been two years since i had taken a vacation that’s why I wanted to make it special for my family. After zeroing in on Nainital because of the excruciating heat in Delhi, I started my search for a hotel therein. This is my personal belief that if the hotel is nice and you are comfortable there, then the whole experience of a vacation goes on to the next level and everything looks nice.I finalized Naini Retreat after n number of email exchanges with Mr.Umesh who is hell lot of a great guy.I was frank enough to tell him that I was taking this break after two years and requested him to instruct his team to make it a memorable for my family(Me, my wife and my two kids aged 8 and 4). And folks what a fantastic job, he and his team did.I started at 7 in the morning from Delhi in my car and reached at 5.30 in the evening on 1st of June 13 after getting stuck in jam at rampur for almost 2.5 hours.The hotel staff was courteous enough to call me couple of times as to when i was reaching. Upon reaching the hotel the entire fatigue vanished when we checked into our suite which was a complete vow.The gentleman there, Mr.Sudheer, is such a nice person who answered my multiple queries wrt local sightseeing and helped me chalk out my itinerary for the next three days.The suite was excellent with jaguar fittings in the bathroom and 32" LCD with Tata Sky.The room service was prompt and very warm. Breakfast and Dinner were in the dining hall and I particularly noticed that almost all the waitors/servers were interacting with guests to ask if they would like to eat anything particular.They were really interested to know if the guests were comfortable.I also had a word with the head Chef, Mr.Suyal. In the evening, having a drink near the fountain in the cool weather listening to live music was amazing.This hotel isn’t on the mall road and that’s the only disadvantage some people may call it, but to me it was a bliss because it was away from the hussle/bussle of mall road.Also there was a shuttle service courtest hotel to and fro mall road which was very useful.I was a little apprehensive that 4 nights would be a little extra but believe me when we checking out, we really wanted to stay a little longer. I am surely going to go back in the near future.Thanks to Umesh and Sudheer.You guys rock !!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Rohit_Vats
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI comments about the property & hospitality , Services & food . We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us. Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised service We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
09760090808
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Bangalore
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20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

It was an amazing experience being here, we stayed here for 4 days 3 nights , it was heavenly feeling , ambiance, staff, location, facilities, everything was superb.. restaurant is playing live romantic music, candlelight dinner, nainital lake view from restaurant garden balcony.... awesome :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Suketu S
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI comments about our property & hospitality . We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us. Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised service We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
09760090808
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New Delhi, India
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161 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a nice hotel located a little away from the bustling Mall road with nice rooms, suites. The restaurant serves a nice buffet for breakfast and dinner - good food. They also have room service and staff are helpful. During winters they have a bonfire next to the eating area and Live singing (hindi songs) ... Amazing view of the valley and a great place to stay in Nainital.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HarryHSR
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest
Thanking you for your wonderfuI comments about the property , Services & food .
We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your feedback highly motivates us.
Our goal is to provide our guests with warm, efficient and personalised services .

We look forward to having you as our guest once again.
Kind regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
09760090808
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Property: The Naini Retreat
Address: Ayarpatta Slopes, | Mallital,, Nainital 263001, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Nainital
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nainital
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nainital
#1 Family Hotel in Nainital
#4 Best Value Hotel in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Naini Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wrapped in quiet Himalayas, Nainital is one of India's most elite hill stations. Once the residence of Maharaja of Pilibhit, The Naini Retreat, one of the finest hotels in Nainital, has a majestic building exuding an Old World Charm that houses the most modern luxuries one could ask for. The hotel is one of the finest hotels in Nainital. Furnished with all the modern day amenities, the Hotel blends the world of hospitality with exceptional services for each of its guests. ... more   less 
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