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Prasada Bhawan, Above ATI, Oak Park Mallital, Nainital 236001 India
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#3 of 214 Speciality lodging in Nainital
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Abbotsford Estate is the only boutique heritage home stay in Nainital. Its a 1876 property that offers a old world country homes experience with - Abbotsford House, Wordsworth Cottage and its premium wing at Apsley House within the Estate making it a 11 bedroom property tucked away in the quiet corner of Nainital. Featured in the Conde Nast Traveller Supplement for India in 2009 Abbotsford is host to a reputed literature festival - Himalayan Echoes, its also has Nainital's only alfreco dining experience called Cafe Chica with fabulous local, organic food, especially the "Kumaoni Thali" and the fantastic views of the mountains surrounded by walnut and oak trees, lotsof birds and butterflies in the lap of nature. Abbotsford is a perfect getaway for the nature lover, reader, artist, walker or just a foodie looking for peace and quiet from a city life. Come stay with us and enjoy the home of homes in Nainital.
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Mousumi Biswas wrote a review Jan 2021
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This heritage homestay was much more than what I expected. If you’re looking for peace and tranquility in the Himalayas, this is the perfect place to be, supplemented with delicious food at the Cafe Chica, special mention to the fabulous Kumaoni Thali and the sweet little pug Chica. You can just sit there in the lawn, doing nothing and enjoying the bright sun and the grand Himalayas or you can just bring out your creative side in this peaceful and serene surrounding. The interiors are also very tastefully done, oozing warmth and vibrance. Special thanks to Janhavi Prasad, whose warmth and hospitality made our stay definitely memorable. Look forward to visit the place soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kartikeya R wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India10 contributions2 helpful votes
Abbotsford is the most charming home stay ever! We were a group of friends and families who stayed over New Years for a week. The accommodation is superb (the photographs and the way it is, is identical and accurate), the food was elevated home-cooked style and the service was exemplary. To top it off, the entire property is bathed in sun all day so if you want to have a day just take a mat and lie down (like O did!). There’s no other place I would recommend if you visit Nainital (and it’s environs).
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Rahul wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India2 contributions
Picture this - on a cold December morning, you step out of your warm bed into a sunny garden for your breakfast. While you are stuffing your face with delicious food and soaking in the views of the beautiful snow clad mountains, there is a tiny doggo trying to snuggle between your legs. Life is still, beautiful and your mind has completely forgotten the hustle-bustle of the city that you have left behind. Each day at the Abbotsford was an epitome of relaxation enwrapped in luxury. We never thought we would be able to spend 7-8 days at Nainital, but at the end of the trip we were longing for more. The hosts were exceptionally gracious and welcomed us like family. Being locals themselves, they could offer many ideas on the activities we could engage in. Their immaculate hospitality coupled with their warmth of making us feel like family is what particularly made us feel the most comfortable. We had an absolutely perfect time at Abbotsford, more that what we expected. This place is strongly recommended for anyone who wants to just be, spend quality time alone or with a loved one(s) in the most picturesque home, which actually feels just like a home.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Diya K wrote a review Jan 2021
Delhi16 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed for a week at Apsley House with a bunch of friends in December-January. The place is the perfect combination of hotel luxury and homestay warmth. Its aesthetically beautiful with a fantastic collection of books in the library lounge which is warmed by a fire every evening. The bedding is warm and cosy. The bathrooms are heated with great shower pressure. The food is outstanding and the service super- like home but much better. There are lovely hikes to do around the property which they arrange for you with guides as required. This is a very special place in the hills!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Janhavi Prasada, Owner at Abbotsford
Responded 9 Jan 2021
thank you Diya! It was wonderful to have you as our guests! Come back soon.
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SS0877 wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India1 contribution
We stayed in Abbotsford in December 2020. We were a group of 9 adults and 5 children so we had the two cottages to ourselves. The location is stunning with a lot of space for the children to run around and play safely. The residence itself is a pleasant surprise for a hill home in the winter with electric blankets in the bed, heaters in the bathroom and oil heaters in the bedrooms. The two common lounges have heaters and a fire place too. So while in the evenings it can be very cold outside you’re very warm and toasty indoors. The showers have ample warm running water. The staff was very warm and accommodating of the needs and demands of a large group of 14. Multiple requests were accommodated. Food was very nice. Breakfast was always out in the bright sun and we got eggs to order and a different Indian add on, the aloo rissoles are a special mention! In the day you get continental from Cafe Chica and a lot of this food is yummy, did not get bored of lunch menu even in 7 days. The dinner was always Indian and really good. The spice levels were adjusted for the children easily. We had a fantastic New Year’s Eve spread of ham, lamb, roasted vegetables etc. Jahanvi the host is spectacular in a way of giving your own space but also letting you feel very welcomed into her beautiful home. There are a lot of activities that can be organised frik bird watching to golfing. It’s definitely a place I would highly recommend to friends and family. We had the most lovely getaway with friends and built memories forever.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Janhavi Prasada, Owner at Abbotsford
Responded 9 Jan 2021
Thank you Sonal. Our pleasure to have such a wonderful bunch of guests!
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IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictNainital
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abbotsford
Which popular attractions are close to Abbotsford?
Nearby attractions include Nainital Lake (2.6 km), Kainchi Dham Neem Karoli Baba Ashram (7.1 km), and Goddess Naina Devi (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Abbotsford?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Abbotsford?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abbotsford?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abbotsford?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zooby's Kitchen, Giannis Pure Veg, and Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop.
Are pets allowed at Abbotsford?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Abbotsford?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Governor's House Raj Bhawan (1.7 km).
Does Abbotsford have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.