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Arif Castles Hotel
Ranked #13 of 51 Hotels in Nainital
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Arif castle is a good hotel with good view. Rooms are spacious and well maintained .They have very nice facility for the kids. Also they have their own transport to ferry you around the city, Food is good. Staff behavior is nice and they are ready to help to any extend. Overall i had a nice experience and will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Arif Castle is one of the best properties in Naintal - very spacious, clean, newly refurbished, excellent service !!! Its located in the heart of the city. The rooms are very spacious. They have a nice discotheque, Spa and a well equipped Gym as well. They have decent kids play area with good child proof playing equipment. They have jeeps available for you top get dropped and picked from anywhere in Nainital free of charge. This is very convenient and one doesnt need to walk the hills too much. The food is decent. They also have pool tables and Table tennis in the Soprts area. The view from the hotel is decent. Only thing missing is the swimming pool !

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Arif castle is a good hotel and will be a nice choice specially if you travelling with your family. The ambience is also very good and the rooms are well kept. The staff is courteous and the food is also good. It is a little expensive but if you dont have a very tight budget then it is a good option.

As far as the location is concerned, Arif castle is situated approx two kilometers from Naini Lake and the mall road. If you want to stay near the lake/ mall road then look from some other place.
This property is situated on the upper side of Nainital and is backed by some high range mountains. You will not get a good view from most of the rooms and please do not take the rooms just above the kitchen or the disco thek. Most of the rooms will open to a narrow view of the peaks. So please keep in mind that the views from the rooms are just OK.

But the good part is that they have a nice sitting area just outside the lobby area where you can not only enjoy the views of all nearby ranges but also bathe in the warm sun. The other good thing is that they provide free pick up and drop to the mall road and the service is really good. So if you want a mix of both mall road/Naini lake and the nearby ranges then it is definitely a good choice. Overall a very good and comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel is located a bit on the upper side, a slight away from the lake.
The hotel is easily approachable..
The ambience of the hotel is quite good.
It is spacious, has good fun zone for kids....kids enjoyed a lot there. The rooms in the ground floor are better than 1 st floor.
The staff is good. The meals were very well prepared and really tasty with good variety.
The disco was good and had kids entry too.. we had a lot of fun....DJ was good.
The pool and billiards room was well maintained with courteous staff.
We were also offered a good package by the GRE...
We also contacted Alka but the response was cold and rude....
Daily bonfire was organised at fire place where u could have dinner....
View of the mountains was quite good and landscaping was excellent. ...
Room service was prompt.
Overall a very good property to stay....better than Manu maharani as it is quite congested......
There was no bad experience at all.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

A classy hotels on top of the hills, a very old property yet well maintained. Services are good and the comp night at their Disco was simply mind blowing. Hats off to their Chef food was excellent spl their Breakfast spread. Its really worth staying here and the scenic beauty around keeps you busy all through.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night. It was a good experience, staff is polite. We took Tempo traveler so there was plenty of parking which is very difficult in Nainital. Disco and kids play area were good. It was raining so smell floor were smelling....found little expensive hotel probably it was peak season. Rooms are very small size even we requested to upgrade but they didn't and no space for extra bed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Enjoyed the syat here, nice rooms, nice food and good activities for Children, Round shape Disco room was great fun.

worth to stay if you visit Nainital... Just a little in interior from Mall road.
Not sure if they have Swimming pool, I guess no as i do not see it there... :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Jahangirabad | 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 51 Hotels in Nainital
Price Range: $74 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arif Castles Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arif Castles, NainitalArif Castles is a rich experience of hospitality, luxury & comfort. Situated 6500 feet above sea level and spread out on a sprawling 2.25 acre of land, Arif Castles promises to make your spirits soar high among sun & stars.Originally built in the year 1987, the property has been extensively renovated recently and is equipped with latest furnishing and interiors matching with best of the standards in the industry.Children activity room, billiards room and many opportunities for nature walks make Arif Castles an all season destination.The hotel is a few minutes away from the local bazaar and the ever bustling “Mall Road”. Complimentary shuttle services are provided at regular intervals up to down town. Car parking is assured for each and every guest of the hotel. ... more   less 
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