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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Himalaya

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Hotel Himalaya
Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Nainital
Delhi
1 review
“Best place to stay in hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was really a Very good experience to stay at hotel Himalaya.The Hotel gives scenic views of the lake and has a very beautiful lawn and terrace sitting.The hotel staff was very cooperative.Hotel Himalaya offers a memorable dining experience to its guests.The hotel has a very beautiful structure and lots of greenery around.very good and clean food.The hotel was excellent with everything neat and tidy and pleasantly kept. Furniture and amenities in room were new and attractive.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Harsh C
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PavilionNainital, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for writing such encouraging words for our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our services. Looking forward to host your again.

Thanks,
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

An excellent place to stay and completly worth of money.....easy to approach as very near to Nainital bus stand with a superb lake view.....had a pleasant stay and enjoyed yumilicious food and to top it up the service quality really amazed me....would highly recommend....anyone visiting nainital should definately visit and and make their trip memorable.......

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank neha g
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PavilionNainital, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
A heartfelt "thank you" from the entire staff and management of Himalaya Hotel. we look forward to hosting you soon again.
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Gurgaon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Hotel Himalaya is a good place to spend your vacation. Location of the hotel is excellent. The place gives complete view of the entire lake. We had a relaxing stay. Very peaceful and awesome view. Good and helpful staff service. Good food at the restaurant. I specially liked the golf space, which was free of charge. I would love to go back and visit the place again. It was a good decision to select the place. Rooms were clean and spacious and gave a real nice view. I got value for my money. If you are looking for a hotel, then it’s the best option to go for. We had a memorable trip and the choice of the hotel made it better. If you are looking for a quiet and good place in Nainital, then this is the one. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family.

Room Tip: Select Lake facing rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank kanuG
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traveladdict36, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
A heartfelt "thank you" from the entire staff and management of Himalaya Hotel. we look forward to hosting you soon again.
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Amritsar, Punjab, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed in the hotel Himaliya from 7 July to 12 July in the room no C 1,C 2, and C 3 the view from the room is excellent. First of all I would like to share with u my experience about rooms. Rooms was old but well maintained. Cleanliness was good. We have taken MAP plan because we have few small chieldern s with us so it was not easy for us to go to mall road to eat food. The quality and quantity of food was very good and there was no limits for food. U can order anything they can fulfill ur need. We require hot water for our small baby daily but the hotel staff never denied any time. The hotel staff was very good specially Mr. Jeet Ji . He is old employ of the hotel I think he is star performer of the hotel. He has taken care of our family . Overall the hotel we can say Good value for money .we wish to come back again to this hotel .For improvement we can say improve few old rooms only otherwise we rate 4 out of 5 . We wish others to come there and enjoy ur holidays in calm atmosphere. Yogesh Sharma amritsar

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 Thank yogesh_aspira
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traveladdict36, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thanks for appreciating our hotel, we are glad you had a good stay at Himalaya Hotel. Our lake facing rooms enjoy one of the best view of the Nainital lake and the cottages specially add to the charm of staying in Nainital. We will be happy to be your host again in Nainital.

Thanks,
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Been there Last month for 3 days:
Pros:
1) Excellent view from top floor rooms.
2) Parking facility available.
3) Excellent location, just 1 min walk from main mall road market.
4) Clean rooms.

Cons:
1) Average Service, not poor.
2) Definitely need expert driving hands to park car in hotel's parking as it is on slope with a steep U-turn.
3) Average food, we only had breakfast. First they denied for providing food in rooms, but when we denied for buffet dinner and lunch, suddenly in 5 mins they started calling for order.
4) Some rooms definitely need renovation, don't know why the management is not looking into.

Overall a average experience, quite costly but better than cracky hotels on mall road who charge twice the market rate with poor service and poor property.
hotel pavilion is also from same chain of himalayas and is bit overpriced.

There are other better options but are costly.

Overall, a average experience, no complaints rather and not excited either.
Can be considered for a stay of 2-3 days.
Top floor rooms are best, renovated and awesome view.

Room Tip: Top floor room, 302 has the best lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Sanjay_Mangtani
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traveladdict36, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Sanjay,

Thanks for writing about us, your review has been very helpful for us. I hope you will consider staying at Himalaya Hotel again.
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I travelled to Nainital during March 2013 and I would like to share with you my experience of the hotel. Frankly speaking its an average hotel where one cannot expect too much. The Staff is not very active nor polite so If you want something you will definitely need to send in a few reminders (for sure!)

Anyhow, for the amount you pay I am sure anyone will be happy since the location and views are amazing. It is located right next to the Tallital Bus Stand which definitely scores points.Also the Lake view is amazing. We stayed in a deluxe room. There is limited time for Hot water so one needs to be careful about that and ask them in advance about the timings.

Regarding Food - Frankly speaking we did not get a chance to eat in the Hotel so cannot really comment. The next day we thought of having our breakfast there but no one told us what time the breakfast would be served. We kept checking with them a couple of times and also went upto the Dining area where it had to be served atleast thrice but again without any information. At that point we decided to check out the other hotels/ restaurant outside.

If you are going by your own car - In case you are driving on your own you will definitely need to ask for help. It is advisable to wait on the road and check with the front staff to ask for a driver. They will be more than helpful to park your car since there are chances of the car sliding backwards (its an uphill where the car will be parked so requires expertise). TIP - Carry the number of Front office since you will hate walking up all the way and then going down again. Its very very exhausting :(

Nearby Attractions - As mentioned before the location is superb and you would love to walk through the roads. On one side is the lake where you can do boating for a charge. on the other side you would find Hotels/ Restaurants and loads n loads of tour operators. So maybe on the very first day you see major things like the temple, Zoo etc you may like to travel to nearby places such as Ranikhet or Mukhteshwar. You may leave around 9 am and be back by evening

Overall Experience - I was satisfied with my experience not because of the property as such but its location. I think the hotel can be improved by providing some lessons to the staff on Customer Service and also on the cleanliness

Room Tip: Ask for the Lake facing rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Gurpreet K
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traveladdict36, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Gurpreet,

Thanks for writing in, thanks for the pointers for the front office staff, they have been noted and conveyed. Sometimes these things happen but its important for us to learn from them and improve ourselves, we at Himalaya Hotel are constantly improving. I hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Bhubaneswar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

very old heritage hotel, rooms average just renovated,location excellent not far from Mall Road.When u get down u have everything nearby.Room services good andstaffs were cordial .But since the climate are changing they should have one fan atleast inside rooms.Inside rooms sometimes we felt hot.But I must thank cleartrip /tripadvisor to guide me since I was going there for first time.I would recommend this hotel to all small family middle class visitors.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Chinmay S
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traveladdict36, General Manager at Hotel Himalaya, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for the continued support. We are proud and happy that Himalaya Hotel continues to provide wonderful experiences to our esteemed customers like yourselves. We also wish and hope that we will be able to continuously provide ever more in terms of service cost effectiveness and value for money. We are ever committed to provide a unique experience each time our guests visit us. Thank you.
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Property: Hotel Himalaya
Address: Near Bus Stand | Tallital, Nainital 236002, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Himalaya 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Himalaya Hotel is a landmark hotel in Nainital, running since 1918 it has been constantly refurbished. Himalaya now has two wings, the heritage wing which has very spacious Heritage Rooms and the new wing and cottages which has Dlx Lake Facing Rooms. Our view is unparalleled in Nainital and with services to match it is a good hotel at a good price. We also have Himalaya Mini Golf in the hotel premises, it is one of the complimentary services we provide to our guests apart from parking. ... more   less 
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