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Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the place during Diwali 2013.
Ranikhet is a mesmerizing place. The hotel is in a quiet place. We stayed in a room beside the cottage. Since its a heritage hotel, don't expect new furnishing, newly painted walls or modern decor.
The garden has amazingly beautiful views of the mountain peaks on a clear day.
The food is good. The restaurant is the British raj types, a bit low-lit but, only decently clean.
The staff is not very helpful proactively but if you aggress, they will help. The cottage is very very cold so ask for extra quilt / blanket from the staff - as mentioned you will have to aggress a bit, not easy.

Overall, Ranikhet was splendid but I would try some other hotel next time.

p.s. Has an area / food for driver so at least your driver will be very happy

Room Tip: Speak up and assert your rights.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jatingrover
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Quite far from market, its feel like we are in jungle but the views, greenery, sites are fabulous, heritage property, but the receptionist was so rude, upset hospitality, food was ok ok. Staff was not sufficient. Will think thousand times to visit again.

Stayed: August 2014
4  Thank Brahmjot S
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent heritage property slightly away from the main market. Lot of greenery and open space which i look for.
Lot of games and swings to keep kids happy.
Food was excellent even we didn't find food like this in nainital , both veg and non veg.
Rooms are very neat , clean and airy

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank shuja k
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Booked this property after going through all the reviews right here on tripadvisor. I wasn't disappointed at all. The property sits beautifully amidst the forest area about 5 kms from Main ranikhet city/ market street. There's no hustle bustle, noise, vehicles or anything else that can distance you even a slight bit from nature. There's pin-drop silence, cleanliness, calmness, freshness in and around this little british-era property. All you can hear is birds chirping during the day, a water-fall nearby which one can only hear but never see and crickets making the loudest noise just when the sun fades away.
The staff is extremely humble and helpful, food simply scrumptious. Rooms have a colonial feel. Wooden floors, ceilings, spiral stair-case, a huge dining room (not a restaurant), beautiful chandeliers and wall hangings, a small collection of books, fire-place, sit-outs, wrought-iron furniture, it's got everything to make u feel comfortable. Full of exotic flora and fauna within the property, it's a nature lovers paradise. Play area for kids, bycycles for hire (i did see 2 but unfortunately never had a chance to ride). The only hitch can be electricity outages (hotel does have a back up but might not work all the time) and insects (lots of them) can be scary for the faint hearted !
There's a few places of interest to see in Ranikhet. Jhula-devi temple (small religious wonder with thousands of bells hanging all around and within the temple), a wool & tweed factory run by local women and families of the armed forces, a lovely Museum run & maintained by the Kumaon Regiment & shown around by an enthusiastic Retired Major Arya, Chaubatia garden for fruit lovers and gorgeous golf-course also maintained by the Army.
We did visit in the slack season so food service was a tad slow. Place order well in advance to avoid delays. Hotel staff always has many stories to tell, don't miss out. A lovely collection of stamps displayed in the Dining room. I save the best for the last. . . uncompromising, breathtaking and mesmerizing view of the Himalayas right from the door of the dining room & it's extended garden. The evening view of the mighty Himalayas during sunset just made me stand still for almost 2 hours and just soak in all the view and freshness this place had to offer.

Room Tip: Get a room on the floors above the reception in the main building. They do have a couple of rooms outside the main bungalow which seem to be built later and do not have the real old-world colonial charm to them. The rooms with a direct view of himalayas should be the choice!
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank AnujGrover
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ideal for a weekend get away. Well maintained heritage bungalow with all the modern comforts. Location is idyllic and the setting is serene. We just loved the four post big beds with curtains, fireplaces, huge windows, dark-wood furniture and wooden floors. Lawns are big enough to play, run and to organise bon-fires. Food was great, so was the service and hospitality.

Room Tip: pick a room on first floor with large windows
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Parul_Aggarwal
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