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“A Pleasant Experience”
Review of The Naini Retreat

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The Naini Retreat
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Nainital
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good Ambiance
Good Food
Good Location
Courteous Staff
What else do you want!

Only scope of improvement is the food.....which could have been delicious, if thought of.....it was enjoyable in there group hotel at Corbett.....with almost similar menu......

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us. We value your feedback , we will forward your specific feedback to our Management for their perusal.


The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
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Indore, India
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Though the hotel is situated at in interior from the city i.e. some 2 km distance from Lake side, but hotel is very neat and clean, very natural view. Lake view is excellent from top. Rear side lawn campus is awesome

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anish524
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us.

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Naini Retreat is situated a few kilometers from the mall road, near "The Hive". We stayed n the off season so got a good discount. Some good things about the hotel:

1. We stayed in the duplex room, with mountain view. rooms were excellent and comfortable.
2. There is a sofa besides the window, you can sit there and have a drink and enjoy the view of the mountains or the rain
3. Service is prompt, staff is courteous and well dressed
4. They provide pick and drop to the mall road till 7 PM, post which you need to have your own arrangement
5. There is a bonfire in the evening in the lobby, with live music(though the singer and the band is quite cheesy)
6. They always had warm running water

Things to Improve:

1. Food is quite ordinary, whether its the breakfast buffet or dinner, also who does not serve Tandoori Paranthas in a hill station? They either have chola bhatura or Tawa parantha. which is is not very good. South Indian in the breakfast menu was just about ok.

2. There isn't a lot to do in Nainital when it rains. A selection of English movies and DVD player should be made available to guests when they are stuck in the room, I don't think guests will mind paying for it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us. We value your feedback , we will forward your specific feedback to our Management for their perusal.


The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Similar to an old country club the Naini Retreat was a pleasant small hotel away from a busy road and fantastic for walking to places too.
The rooms were a little small and various buckets in the bathroom for some reason.....
There were a few power cuts but you are up in the sticks so expected this.
Food was reasonable and because of the area it got a little chilly in the evenings and staff would come around with hot water bottles which gave it a homely touch.
The views from the hotel looked over the lake and it was beautiful and with all the paths to walk I loved the place.
The hotel did lack atmosphere and the bar was dead in the evening hence the fact the walk in to the town, prices were reasonable.
I would say there is probably nicer accommodation room wise, because it is fairly basic, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Also the food was fairly basic but you are in the middle of the mountains and the town and scenery make up for this.

Nanital it's self felt safe and after dark appeared to be fine to walk around, the town is a buzz of shoppers, the hotel has a steep but short cut to the town from its location and there was an amazing little stall that served chai to prepare you for the walk back up the steep path, in the end I was sad to leave Nainital and would love to return, I felt comfortable here and relaxed.

Room Tip: No pool if that is what you are after and rooms small
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us. We value your feedback , we will forward your specific feedback to our Management for their perusal.


The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
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Gurgaon
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Enjoyed my trip, would like to go again.it was my first couple trip. Hotel booked one day bac and I got the best deal from cleartrip
Again would like to go again and will book tickets from cleartrip. ?.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us.

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
Report response as inappropriate
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Delhi
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed last week. It was excellent stay. It is truly value for money. Excellent facility & Hospitality is best. The view from garden area is very good. You can enjoy your evening with Kishore song with bonfire.

Room Tip: Choose Duplex if you are travelling with Kids.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us.

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ghaziabad, India
1 review
Reviewed August 29, 2013

"The Naini Retreat" is a heritage property which was earlier vacation home of Maharaja of Pilibhit.The location is excellent overlooking the Naini lake.The view from this hotel is absolutely incredible.The staff is courteous and friendly and we found the food to be surprisingly delicious.
The rooms are very nicely done and provide a very great view of the valley.One can also enjoy live music along with bonfire in the evening.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank akshatmansingh
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Leisure Hotels Ltd!

At the outset we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at on your recent trip to Uttarakhand. We appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write to us.

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 24 years and we are proud that today Leisure Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand with properties in 15 locations.

If given the chance, we will like to host you again at any of our properties.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Guest Relation Officer, Leisure Hotels Ltd.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Nainital
#1 Family Hotel in Nainital
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nainital
#2 Spa 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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