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“Best location in Nainital..!!!”
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Elphinstone Hotel
Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Nainital
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best location in Nainital..!!!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel in July 2011 (sorry for a delayed review) when it was not a peak season in nainital. However, Elphinstone hotel is undoubtedly the best located place in nainital. Its on the mall road and facing the naini lake. One can see the entire lake, surrounding hills, famous temple and a big part of mall road from this hotel. One of my friend who was working in nainital that time booked the room for me. I reached the room early in morning. that time the entire lake and mall road was filled with clouds and i could not even see that there is a beautiful lake in front of my room. But after taking a power nap and getting ready, when i opened my room window/ gate, my mouth wide opened to see the beautiful scene in front of me. My room was on the top floor and provided a awesome landscape view of the entire city. Market is at 5 minute distance. Room was good at the price they charged for the top floor rooms which are bit small. No complaints with service also. Can not comment on food as i took all my meals outside except tea/ coffee which were good and timely provided.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

I found this hotel with big rooms and facing to Lake. The hotel is bit old type, but still very nice. One can avoid having food there and walk down to near by good restaurants. But the location and ancient British touch of the rooms are unbeatable.

Room Tip: Choose Corner upper floor rooms which are Lake Facing.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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MUMBAI
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I visited this place around 2009 June. Warm Services of the staff, good food. Spacious Rooms Balcony facing the lake. There could be a problem with the hot water one day. But overall it is an excellent hotel within your budget.

Room Tip: 1st & 2nd Floor with Balcony, spacious living room and a spacious bathroom.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

The room turned out to be a suite, a large bedroom with a spacious bathroom and a dining room with sofas. Ours was on the top floor, with a great view of the lake. Service was always prompt and friendly, the rooms were clean. The furniture are old, but that seemed to add to the charm of the place.

My only complaint is that the quality of the food served was not very good at all. Even the eggs at breakfast were not done right, and the coffee was stale. It's best to eat outside.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The hotel is located right at the most happening location in Nainital...yes its located in Mall road and right infront of the Naini lake...Location is just perfect if you wanna enjoy the lake view...The rooms are really pretty big!!Though its not high end hotel still provides fulfills basic requirements..Service of the hotel is quite good...Hotel has travel desk as well to assist for arranging local sight seeing tours..But I feel this service is priced on higher side..so go to mall road where you will get the same tours in much cheaper price...Have a nice trip:-)

Room Tip: Opt for Deluxe rooms located on first floor for better lake view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Noida, India
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited this hotel along with our 2 children (< 7 yrs) from 29th Sept. till 1st Oct '13. This place is really wonderful from family perspective.

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1) The location of the hotel is excellent. 100 mtrs walking distance from bus stand. Rickshaw stand & boating stand is just adjacent to hotel. Restaurants are pretty closely by.
2) The hotel has a beautifully managed lawn outside the rooms, which gives plenty of play area for children to play. Kids really loved this area,
3) The tables kept in this lawn area, where you can enjoy your breakfast / lunch / dinner facing the lake and relishing the weather & scenic beauty of the lake
4) Few steps only to climb to reach the hotel, which is a great savior, when you return back after a hectic day. Also away from the noise of mall road.
5) Rooms are good, well maintained, spacious compared to small rooms of other hotels.
6) Staff pretty courteous & helpful.

I would say, its a complete value for room rent paid to hotel. Family will really enjoy at this place. Would definitely come back to the same hotel once again, whenever I return back.

Thanks,
Nitin

Room Tip: We stayed at room 6, which is excellent as lawn is right outside this room, and also saves climbing...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kolkata, INDIA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

En route to Himachal visited Nainital, Almora, Ranikhet. Stayed in the majestic Elphinstone, grand beauty with massive rooms. Simply awesome, scenic beauty eye boggling around you. Lake atmosphere simply splendid. Panoramic view all the ways from the hotel exterior, lawn.

Guys simply drop in and take a small trip around the place. Visit hilltop, explore the massive lake, the beauty of the atmosphere will make you simply lost in paradise.

Just drop in and enjoy.... Really.. Incredible India !!

Room Tip: Ask for the Lawn side rooms, coz its simply awesome and fresh air with splendid front view of the la...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Elphinstone Hotel
Address: Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
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Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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