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“Awesome Relaxation,,,”
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The Naini Retreat
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Nainital
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Awesome Relaxation,,,”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I have seen all of Garhwal region of Uttaranchal state. This was the first chance I got to visit Kumaon region. I was very much excited to visit Nainital too. Naini Retreat is just the right place to stay If you are looking for the best customer service. The food is a bit costly and you don't have much to devour unless you opt for buffet. However the food is great. The view of Naini Lake from the room I stayed in (110) is like a peek in heaven. The best part is the live performance in the evening in the fountain area with a bonfire by your side,,, man,,,,,,,, it was mind blowing. Everybody from security staff to reception was courteous (10 out of 10). Naini Retreat is a place where you will find lots of portraits of Rajas, Maharajas and other Royalties, wgich adds to its facade. A special thanks to Mr Prem Mehra, whom you will find at reception for his eagerness to assist guests and to Rohit, the night security guard who stood by me all the time I went to smoke a stick. A place to must stay in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, October 4, 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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Reviewed September 23, 2013

It was a wonderful stay at Naini retreat. Me and my husband thouroughly enjoyed every minute spent there. Spacious rooms, tasty food, friendly staff, what else one can expect from a hotel. On top of it, they have a nice garden where you can sit for hours and spend quality time with your loved ones and view from the garden is indeed the best. There is also a private area in the hotel,,where one can go and enjoy the splendid beauty of naini lake..On foot, the hotel is just 500 ms away from lake & the mall road..Overall,,it was a memorable experience and the best vacation.. Thank you Naini retreat for making it wonderful for us... Cheers!!

Room Tip: Garden view rooms are the best!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 26, 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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Reviewed September 14, 2013

After a very hazardous journey through very very heavy fog from Delhi to Garhmukhteshwar we finally managed to reach Naini Retreat late in the afternoon of a very cold and windy January. When I saw the stairs to reach down ( no lifts) to the Reception area I was having second thoughts about the choice that I had done as I do have a problem with my knee after a major accident. But after seeing the cleanliness of the reception area and the old world charm of the lobby and the dining area ( this property belongs to the Maharaja of Pilibhit) my mood lifted. The rooms were very neat and clean and so was the bathroom and the icing was the porch beside the window which allowed you lazy hours of watching the view. The courtyard having JIM's GRILL at one end and a very quaint and warm bar at the other makes for an excellent evening. The chef provides mouth watering dishes especially if you like non vegetarian food and a walk after a very heavy and satisfying dinner makes for an excellent stay. The very attentive service will linger in your mind for a long time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 20, 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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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Initially Checked in for 2 nights and later extended it for another day, checked in to a premium room, though the room may not be very big but are cozy for a couple. In case you have a child along better is to ask for an extra bed as the beds are queen size.

They have a nice bar and offers Sheesha too, in case you are a Sheesha lover.

In case you are travelling in group, the hotel even caters to your specific food requirements/DJ etc.

The staff is very courteous and chef is excellent. Had some very tasty food during my stay.

A little uphill from Naini Lake but the Hotel has a complimentary pick and drop service to the mall so you can relax with your car parked well within hotel campus, Also in case you are an fitness freak, its an 5 minutes walk downhill to the lake.

There is nothing which i did not like about the hotel.

One of the very good properties to spend your holidays in Nainital and is worth every penny spent.

Thanks for a great holiday.

Room Tip: The hill and lake facing rooms have a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 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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Noida, Haryana, India
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

After searching for 5-7 hotels in nanital.. we were totally stressed n clueless to take which hotel. But then we reached naini retreat which had all the things we were looking ... if u want a view of mountain n lake from your room balcony.. that is without doubt one of the best in town. Along if u get super cleanieness and hygenic rooms (which are very limited in nanital) .. this surely the perfect choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 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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Noida, India
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nainital is a perfect weekend gateway from Delhi NCR. And Naini Retreat is a perfect Hotel to stay! Beautiful architecture of the hotel is pleasant and it helps to relax and enjoy the weather of hills.The hotel is little far (approx 3.5 Kms) on the hills from Naini Lake. But hotel provides you free of cost cab for pick and drop at mall road / Naini lake. Which is great and very convenient!

Food - Their menu has limited dishes. Mostly they have continental. They should also add Chinese, North and South Indian dishes. They serve common dishes for breakfast. Which did not meet my expectation.

Hospitality and room services are very good. You can enjoy bonfire and live music every evening near the Bar area. Which add values to the overall experience!!

Next time - I would like to stay in some other hotel, because I do not want to compromise with food when I'm ready to pay INR 6,500 per night :)

Room Tip: Go for the ground floor rooms near the Bar area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 9, 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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Ghaziabad, India
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Initially afraid to plan trip in monsoon, listened to heart and proceeded to Nainital .En route Scenic roads and curves,nature was lavish all round.After Concrete Jungle of NCR,you seem to be in heaven with greenery all round.Reached Hotel and royal past of hotel engulfs you. Rooms are tidy with decent sized washrooms.But Bonus is Window with Couch on its side. I mean you can lay down lazily to njoy showers with sip of tea or just melt yourself in cozy Sunlight.View is typical postcard "green mountains with bunch of Clouds".although hotel is offset from mall road but small path down is handy with 5 min walk and moreover pick and drop service from mall road is useful.Now Food- You will savor food with excellent old age charm of restaurant.Everyone make sure that ur plate remains full and heart contended.Icing on cake was Evening Bonfire and live music to mellow your heart.I mean after 3 nights i lamented for more. Will be back soon for more...........

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, September 9, 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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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 Top resorts Hotel in Nainital
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nainital
#1 Family 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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