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Reviewed December 31, 2013

One line for Naini Retreat: "The best hotel that you can find in Nainital".
If you are looking for a hotel and you find this hotel available, go for it.
The Bar, dinner and breakfast were good. Lunch was Okay, and could be improved.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

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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Reviewed December 30, 2013

If anyone wants to open a hotel or for that matter a restaurant the 2 main things which they need to learn from Naini Retreat is their food and the hospitality.

I traveled with my wife to Nainital early this year. Though the luxury options are limited in Nainital, I chose to stay at The Naini Retreat. The hotel is closer to the Naini Lake, however is a little hard to find, as you need to take a lot of twists and turns to go up a hill to reach there. Once you get into the hotel, its paradise, the scenic view is apparently great. The staff is friendly and no matter where you are or what you do, you get a royal treatment. The room which we had taken was a lake facing room. The facilities within the room were amazing, it was the most comfortable room which we could get. The food, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, was simply excellent. The buffet platter was with so much variety, one could just look on in amusement, that only if we had 2 tummys to gulp it down. The hotel being close to the Naini lake had a breathtaking view, of both the lake and the hotel premises which always gave us a homely feeling. Oh and one more thing, they had a fire place at night to beat the cold... which made us speechless...

A special note to all the staff within the hotel, be it the reception or the restaurant staff, they do their job with dignity and without a sign of irritation making sure every guest is happy and they come back again...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nik_2517_13
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

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 December 28, 2013

After some research we decided to book naini retreat for our stay in nainital. We (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed there for 3 nights. We took the garden facing rooms. While we were headed from the railway station to the hotel , it looked like it will take eternity to cross the mall road( the traffic just stopped for an hour). But when we reached the hotel, it was an awesome experience from the word go. Its a very well kept property with good sized rooms. The view of the lake is amazing. You can sit on one the benches and just keep enjoying the valley view and the lake. Its just above the temple and one can hear all the activity in the valley. Its at a height where its neither too cold or warm in summers. Just apt getaway from the heat of delhi. The common garden area is very beautiful and the kids had a lot of fun running around.The food was good and so was the service. They also provide a free pickup and drop to the mall road . The staff is very accommodating and courteous. One thing I would suggest the hotel is to organize some evening activities for families. Overall, a great stay at a great place.

Room Tip: pick up a garden view room.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sash123
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

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 December 26, 2013

I had gone for a relaxing leisure trip with my wife and 4 yrs old son. The service and food is excellent with quality service.
The hotel is on the down hill road from Manu Maharani. The road is very narrow and needs maintenance. You have to descend about 20 to 25 stairs to reach the reception/ front office area. The rooms are situated on the lobby level and also levels below and above. Rooms are very nicely done. We stayed in room 311 which is a duplex suit. Service is excellent and the staff is very courteous.
Food is excellent with a verity of dishes in all meals. We had breakfast and dinner during our 3 nights stay there. The food is non spicy and just like home made without much oil. Even my son enjoyed the food as it was non spicy (you can get the dish spiced up on request).
As we had gone with the driver, we needed some arrangement for his stay as well. Hotel does not offer any stay facility for the drivers. In fact they charge money for providing blanket for the drivers (Rs 50 per night). Also there is just one toilet for the drivers to use and there is no provision for taking bath for the drivers. Also there are no shops or eating joints near by the hotel where the driver can eat. Drivers have to go to the market area for bath and eating.

Overall an excellent place for family stay.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of the lake. Do confirm the room is lake facing or not.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

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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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just a one night stay but cosy room, great food ,helpful staff

Bit overlooked on court yard room ground floor but not busy and fab views over lake
Bathroom fine and hot water

Walked down to the town only to find they have courtesy bus ! Doh.

Nice little shop for ladies clothes bit different and not expensive

Room Tip: If staying more than one night non ground level would be better Multi level to entrance and loads of stairs so if this is a problem perhaps best avoided
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David W
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vibhas184, Guest Relations Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 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.

Report response as inappropriate
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