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The Naini Retreat
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Nainital
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2014

good Accommodation with supportive staff natural and photogenic views away from commercialized nainitall Whenever plan for nainitall naini retreat can be a good option comparatively good property in a good price

Room Tip: Rooms with garden view and on higher floor have more privacy
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guest ( Mr Nishant ) ,

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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Room was average looking at the rates they charge. Food was also average :). Go for a la carte.
But customer service is good. And views from the hotel is very good and at night it looks great to see the mountains with lights.

Good point is they provide complimentary ride to the lake and back. We stayed here for 3 nights. And this service was helpful.

There are lot of hotels near the Naini lake. You can go for them since from this hotel, naini lake is slightly visible. Food options are none nearby.

They have live music in the evening which was nice.

Overall my experience was good. But I expected it to be a better looking at the rates they charged us.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank SwetaSamota
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 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. I have shared your Feedback with my team it has been noted .

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the good fortune of staying at the Naini Retreat recently in July as part of the art of living advance course. I found the place aesthetically brilliant, food awesome and the view fantastic. The most remarkable feature of the property was the complete absence of mosquitoes and slush, which despite the torrential rains made movement very easy. The staff was very polite and courteous and attuned to our needs. I found the ambience of the place very appealing and the vibes positive and good.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Anju672014
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guest ( Ms Anju ) ,

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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us


The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited Nainital for 4 nights for a Silence retreat at Naini Retreat- an amazing old world heritage property, probably the most quiet and mind blowing location in Nainital. The luxurious rooms have breathtaking views of the Naini lake and the Himalayas, and are well equipped with modern amenities. The hotel staff is welcoming and made our stay memorable. The buffets are excellent, and our big group enjoyed the stay to the fullest. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank SANJEEV138
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guests ( Entire Group Members ) ,

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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us


The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stayed here for 4 Nights in July 2014. The place was whao from the word go. We reached Kathgodam at 12 noon Drove in Taxi to the place. took around 1.5 hrs. The place is little steep up from the Mall. Belonging to Royalties of Bareilly in UP, the pace was their summer retreat, built in 1925. Bigger part now converted into a hotel under the umbrella of Leisure Hotels group. The place though old has been maintained tastefully. Rooms are having ample daylight and even clouds in in the rainy July, wooden dinning room, photos of British Indian soldiers of diff regiments adorning the walls.. Creepers on the walls, fountain in the courtyard, beautiful garden all add up to the serenity of the place. Food was quite tasty and authentic. North Indian, continental, south Indian all was just awesome. Staff is very quite, prompt and ready to help. They just smile and carry on and the best part is that all are working here for quite, some time.

All rooms have a sit in couch near the window which can double up as a bed for not too tall person. Walk down the mountain to the mall is 10 minutes away but the route is not clean being outside the hotel and is best avoided. They have a prompt ferry service on call to the reception.

A small boutique has good collection of gift items.

More activities in the evening could be a good addition. Over all a good experience.

Room Tip: All rooms are garden facing. ground floor rooms opening in the garden are good No 106, 107 etc.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank KaberaaNDELHI
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

After lot of research we finally booked this hotel through Ibibo (got 25% off) for 3 nights. We were 5 couples (with kids) and this was a perfect place for a peaceful vacation. Deluxe rooms are pretty spacious, in fact bigger than superior room (which has a better interior). Food quality was decent but very limited variety, needs improvement on the menu (they had khichdi and jackfruit in buffet dinner). You get a beautiful view of the lake and the place is quite serene. The hotel staff is really helpful, I had an early morning check out and they offered to pack my breakfast for the journey. Evenings they do some fun activities along with bonfire which is good for adults but need to have some engagement activities for kids as well (play room). Wifi was only available in common area near reception, should be there in rooms as well. They do have pick and drop upto Mall Road. Over all had a wonderful stay and would love to go there again.

Room Tip: Hotel has lot of stairs, so be careful while choosing your room. Avoid hustle bustle of Mall Road an...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Utsav24
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guests ( Entire Group ) ,

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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had an amazing stay at The Naini Retreat. The staff was extremely cordial and helpful in all aspects. They organized a specil dinner for us with a spectacular view of the Naini Lake. It was a brilliant first evening. The breakfast is a superb spread. In addition, the lake and Boat house club are 5 mins walk from the hotel. People who enjoy treks / walking in the mountains, can take a trip up to tiffi top, the climb starts from the gate of the hotel. One of the best stays that we had !

Room Tip: Take the room with a sit out !
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Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Akhilrajseth
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guest - Mr Seth ) ,

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. I have shared your great words with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us

The philosophy of “total guest orientation & satisfaction” has been the guiding force behind the organization’s growth in the last 25 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,
Me & My Entire Team
The Naini Retreat ( Nainital )

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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
#1 Spa Hotel in Nainital
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nainital
Price Range: $77 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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