Maini's Hill Cottages

Maini's Hill Cottages

A view of the deck and the snow covered Himalayan peaks.
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Second bedroom on upper floor.
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Outdoor dining area, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers, facing the snow-covered peaks.
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Maini’s Hill Cottages offer a perfect haven for serenity seekers. Enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas and rejuvenate in the pure, invigorating air at 7500 feet. Stroll through picturesque countryside paths or wander around our stepped orchards. In winter, delight in the snowfall that blankets the landscape. Located near Dhanachuli/Mukteshwar in Nainital, we are a 2.5-hour drive from Kathgodam. Experience Kumaon Like a Local Our home features two duplex cottages, each with: Living Room: Mountain views, fireplace. Bedrooms with Clean, Comfortable Beds: Master bedroom, cozy upstairs bedroom, extra room. Bathrooms: Modern amenities, one on each floor. Sitting Area/Deck: Valley and mountain views. Outdoor Dining Area: Near the kitchen, surrounded by fruit trees. Food: Prepared in our home kitchen - healthy, tasty, organic. Garden: Fenced, with fruit and forest trees. Parking: Secure, close to the cottages.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Mini golf
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hindi, Ukrainian
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Piyush Kothari wrote a review Sept 2023
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I along with my wife and daughter had stayed at Maini's Hill Cottages for three nights. The cottage is located on a mountain at a beautiful location and has breathtaking views of Himalayas and snow covered peaks line.
Place:
The cottage remembers one of old English style cottages on mountains which have old hard wood furniture, raised wooden ceilings, beautiful fireplace in the living room, big rooms with wooden panels on wall and floor, beautiful carpets etc. The interiors of the cottage are very tastefully done. The owner of the property has maintained premium quality modern facilities inside the cottage. The problem, in general, with the homestays is of cleanliness and hygiene but at Maini's Cottages the property is managed so nicely that one can easily compare it with any five star hotel room. This especially includes bed linens, blanket, towels, bathroom toiletries etc. The property has beautiful orchards of apple, pear, plum, apricot etc. The garden and lawns are beautifully maintained where one can spend hours and hours lying on grass and reading books.
Food:
Initially, we were having apprehensions in respect of quality and variety of food at the homestay. But, at Maini’s cottages we were amazed to see that the Chef has prepared so many variety of food which also includes pasta, Russian salad, mutton biryani, local kumaoni cuisine, garlic bread, noddles etc. We were having our six yrs daughter with us and making her feed was a big problem but here the owner was so kind that whenever our daughter demanded any food item they provided her immediately with warmth and smile. We loved the taste and quality of food and found that the owner himself guides his Kitchen team in respect of food to ensure the taste and quality.
Management:
The owner of the property deserves lot of praises. He is a gentleman with deep intellect. I still remember our in depth discussions on various fields including philosophies, science, farming and nature. The staff is very courteous and warm and they made all the efforts to make our stay as much comfortable as possible. The owner guided us to many local places which are literally hidden gems in mountains.
Suggestion:
The Maini’s Cottages is a place for people who are looking for a place full of peace, serenity, calmness with beautiful mountain views and without compromising on the quality of food, comfort and luxury.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Team Maini's Hill Cottages, General Manager at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 22 Sept 2023
Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great meeting you all. We look forward to your next visit.
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Nishith M wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a destination in itself! Located in a peaceful environment, away from all the touristy hustle. There is ample space to relax outdoors and for children to play while enjoying the beautiful views of the Himalayas. Clean indoors and delicious food makes Maini's Hill Cottages a perfect location to spend some quality time with your friends and family. Looking forward to visiting this place again soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Team Maini's Hill Cottages, General Manager at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 26 Apr 2023
Thanks. Always fun to host you and your lovely family.
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Aditi Katiyar wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Maini's Hill Cottages is a heavenly place in Uttarakhand.
I visited with my husband.In this Covid19 crisis we were really looking for a trip to someplace safe,hygienic without compromising the fun and trust me this place didn't fail at all.It was more than our expectations.And the reason behind that it's run by the most humble passionate person Dr Shivam Maini.He personally look into all the guest needs.
Cottages are super clean with all the basic amenities and luxuries you can think of.
Meals served are scrumptious and chef took special care to all our needs.
Staff is very polite and always at our disposal.
The best part was we were at our ease during this whole time of our stay...one can easily rome around the beautiful garden,pluck and eat the organic fruits directly from the trees, laze under the sun,have photography session and yeah not to mention it has Minigolf.
It was so much fun playing the minigolf.Dr Shivam personally taught us the rules.
Cottages have breathtaking views of snow capped mountains peaks.
Would like to visit this place again and would recommend to anyone who is looking for an amazing trip to Uttarakhand with super comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Thanks a lot. It was wonderful hosting you at our place. Do plan another visit sometime soon.
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Pulkit Singh wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is located in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains and orchards. Here, you’ll get the perfect combination of luxury and wilderness. All you have to do is pack your bags and reach this place, rest all is taken care of.
Dr. Shivam is an excellent host, one of the best I’ve ever met. He has a passion for hospitality which is clearly evident by every inch of this place. He has put a lot of thought into building this entire villa and formulating the entire experience for the guests. Food was extraordinarily amazing and the entire staff was super friendly.
We were a group of 10 boys and we can be a bit hard to deal with, but Dr. Shivam and his people catered to us in every way possible and the entire experience was beyond our expectations.
I highly recommend this place to everyone who is planning for a family trip, friends get together, any sort of gathering for relaxation, detoxification or simple leisure.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from maini-live, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 15 Jan 2020
You all were a great group. We were impressed by the bond you all shared.It was fun hosting you all. We look forward to your next visit.
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Vinod Singh wrote a review Jul 2023
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for ten days in the month of June 23 with extended family, There are two cottages and we were occupying both of them fully. In addition part of our group was staying at a near by place but all 21 of us were at times eating at Maini's. The host Dr Shivam is fantastic, a totally righteous person doing the right thing at all times, never to get flustered among a boisterous and demanding gang of 21 people including 4 high energy kids.He made all our reasonable/unreasonable demands look like common place and full filled them with complete equanimity. Every meal curated by him was a delight. His biryani's and sandalwood chicken were to die for. The cottages were very well maintained and every nook and corner was working like a clockwork. I can go on and on but suffice it to say we had an awesome time at Maini's amidst lush green orchards, mini gol golf course and fabulous view.
A gentle suggestion- when both the cottages are full the housekeeping is stretched to the fullest and Dr Shivam may like to consider adding additional help.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Both cottages are identical but the dining area is one level below, which the owners were...
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Response from Team Maini's Hill Cottages, General Manager at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 10 Jul 2023
Thanks for the review. We loved meeting you all. Yes, we also plan to add more people to our team when we have such large groups in future. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Aashima wrote a review Oct 2020
Kanpur, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place has been made so beautifully and is so well kept. "No" word is not in the dictionary of Maini Uncle and the staff, everything you can dream of will be made available and in the best possible manner. Cottages are comfortable, food is delicious(great variety, must try the sweets), bonfire, barbecue all amenities are there. For your entertainment there are a lot of books and games along with the cutest Golf grounds spread out across the property. The view is spectacular, the snow peaks right in front of the property, and you don't want to miss the crazy starry nights. The sky is filled with stars at night. All care is taken with respect to COVID as well, everything felt safe and really amazing!

Overall , a must visit for a mountain lover like me!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Thanks a lot. You all were a great group.
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Apurvi m wrote a review Apr 2021
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When you wake up to the sounds of birds, sunlight kissing every nook and corner that the eye can see and a cup of hot pahadi chai (food is THE most special attraction) you know you can build a dream.
The cottages are located in a serene and picturesque environment with an expansive layout that calls you to take a walk and sit beneath a tree with a book. The host is super warm and welcoming and so is the staff. One tip: let the host know of what you can or can't eat and let them whip up a surprise. They are the most delectable surprises you can imagine.
Fancy a game: pick up some golf clubs and enjoy a walk through the landscape as you go about putting the ball. Or pick up monopoly or Jenga.
They have everything you need for an amazing vacation but nothing if you can't let go off the digital shenanigans.

A must visit for anyone and everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 6 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review. It was great hosting you both.
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Hari B wrote a review Sept 2020
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Dr Shivam, 

Thank you so much for the wonderful break you gave us at Maini's Hill cottages. 

We absolutely loved the beautiful place and the warm hospitality. I was personally impressed with the way you've built the place. I've stayed in some of the best five star resorts in India and abroad, and I can tell you, yours can give each one of them, a run for their money. Moreover, the privacy and customised services your resort offers, can't be provided by these big hotel chain resorts...

I would also like to appreciate your efforts in maintaining the natural habitat for the local flora and fauna and using renewable energy as much as possible. 

I would love to come back to the heaven soon...

Thank you so much once again,

Hari S. Boolchandani
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 27 Sept 2020
Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great hosting you and learning from you. Look forward to your next visit.
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Sheetal D wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the cottage , on 29 th dec 21, there are so many Colors to this beautiful place that 200 words are less ! Firstly the cottage is beautifully built with a fireplace , clean with all the required amenities, since the pandemic was still going on , we had least interaction with any of the management staff which was good .Secondly , if u truly want to connect with nature and urself , the forest trail , the beautiful sunsets n sunrises seen over the breathtaking mountain peaks was a once in a life time sight …. Thirdly the cuisine n dining was unique and awesome , nothing was on a repeat , absolutely delicious, a platter of variety was displayed even at -5 degrees! The home made apricot jelly should never be missed ! The cottage has a mini golf ⛳️, if Ud like to try any of your golf skills ! Lastly Dr Maini will make sure .. that whatever ur needs are …that will be provided so that ur holiday is just perfect ! We loved the place the company the serenity .. can’t wait to be back during summers …
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you. It was lovely hosting you all. Next time, we will provide you with even more of our jams and chutneys.
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Brij M wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our recent stay at Maini’s Hill Cottages has been the highlight of our Indian vacation. These cottages are located in a picturesque setting with panoramic views of snow capped mountains. The grounds are well maintained with lots of flowers and fruit trees. The place is very quiet and peaceful.

The cottages are roomy and well equipped. The beds are comfortable and other furnishings are all high-class. The bathrooms are neat and equipped with amenities that you normally find only in expensive hotels.

The host was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was remarkably good. They have excellent kitchen staff that is very accommodating of your tastes and needs. They use fresh locally grown herbs and vegetables. Each meal was prepared fresh and tasted so delicious that we often ended up overeating.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Team Maini's Hill Cottages, General Manager at Maini's Hill Cottages
Responded 11 Mar 2024
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Nata Dol, India66 contributions9 helpful votes
Mini-Golf is complimentary to all the guests who stay with us. During winters, due to frost and snow, the mini-golf course remains closed.
Yashendra Singh wrote a tip Jan 2024
New Delhi, India33 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great host, tasty food and no TV for distraction "
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Vinod Singh wrote a tip Jul 2023
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India132 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both cottages are identical but the dining area is one level below, which the owners were thinking of relocating above at cottage level. Che"
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Vaibhav B wrote a tip Aug 2021
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both Cottages provide great vies of the Himalayas, choose either"
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A.S wrote a tip Apr 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms upstairs are the best, you get to see the stars at night and the Himalaya ranges in the morning."
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Shussa wrote a tip Sept 2020
New Delhi, India209 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ANY ROOM ….. Ground Floor has restricted view but the 1st floor Attic room is MARVELOUS"
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2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maini's Hill Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Maini's Hill Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mukteshwar Temple (8.0 km), Mukteshwar Dham (8.0 km), and Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maini's Hill Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Maini's Hill Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Maini's Hill Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Maini's Hill Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maini's Hill Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chandi mati, Nirvana Organic Kitchen, and Restaurant at The Birdcage.
Is Maini's Hill Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Nata Dol.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maini's Hill Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Hindi, and Ukrainian.