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Prasada Bhawan, Above ATI, Oak Park Mallital, Nainital 236001 India
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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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Stephen W wrote a review Dec 2022
Oxted, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed several night in Apsley House, enjoying the spacious top floor room, the adjacent well stocked library and fireside, and the garden views. We loved the family history of the place, the friendly and interesting host, and the helpful staff. The location was quiet enough to escape the bustle of Nainital but close enough to be able to walk downhill to the lakeside. We visited in November and there was sufficient heating in our rooms to keep us comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vineith M wrote a review Jun 2022
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If one has read Jim Corbett and think about his younger days in the hills, this is the neighbourhood of his mum's and friends. Prasada family have done an excellent job to retell a story of a hunter turned naturalist who had his foundations here. Jhanavi is an excellent host, a good walker and the area around Abbotsford is spectacular through her storytelling walks. We had a short time but Jhanavi made sure I grasp what Nainital was discovered for! The Kumaoni meal I had has been one of my favourites, loved the presentation! Every piece in the bungalow is carefully presented to tell the yesteryears stories. Her team of Kumaoni boys take excellent care of the guests, I loved the little perches and spots around the garden where breakfast was served! Especially the Turkish eggs! For a naturalist, your ears and eyes are always busy in Abbotsford, snuggling into the Nainital's mountains, you could stare at the rocky tops from the garden and watch Gorals or Barking Deer, a Buzzard so on. The garden is busy with Laughing thrushes, woodpeckers, Treecreepers, Blue-throated Barbets and Scimitar babblers. The flowers are full of Himalayan butterflies nectaring. I've had a great time and surely come back to this naturalist's perch often in different seasons.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Abbotsford Heritage, Owner at Abbotsford
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you Vineet. It was a memorable day spent in our pond of a town. See you soon.
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Rahul Kishore wrote a review May 2022
New Delhi, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
I walked up to check the rooms and was met by an extremely brusque Mrs Aleem who was arrogant , pushy and after much persuasion agreed to show me the rooms she’s booking .They we’re new with the look of a heritage whereas the heritage one is the one the owners use and that’s not sold .Inhad lunch a measly chicken but the view was nice so I went back the next day to cafe chica .This lady actually asked me to vacate as I had just finished my measly chicken and cold coffee .I left , never to return ,It’s overpriced and the staff is terrible
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sunil2531955 wrote a review Jan 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
We. Loved. It.❣️ You literally have a personal valet Great food Beautifully done extremely comfortable rooms with spectacular bathrooms We rented two rooms in the second floor connected/ opening into a common lounge/ tv room/ library with a lovely working fireplace In effect, we had the whole floor to ourselves The location u is a gorgeous: green wrap all around Far away from Nainitals frenetic tourist rush Recommend v. Highly We are def going again! Sunil Mehra
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words.
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DGC Sekhri wrote a review Sep 2021
New Delhi, India42 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed at Abbotsford for 2 nights during a recent trip to the hills. It had been highly recommended to us by our close friends, and it exceeded our expectations. Apsley House is a wonderfully appointed 4 bedroom cottage within the estate and it was simply outstanding. It had great views, and the rooms were warm and extremely comfortable. The highlight of Apsley is the lounges between each two room cluster, and we spent several hours in the lounge during our brief stay. The entire estate has the indelible imprint of having been established and curated by the care and thought of its owner Jahnavi, and it really shows. Mrs Aleem runs the property impeccably, while also being extremely helpful. The food was excellent (I have reviewed Cafe Chica separately as well), and the service was top notch. Bharat in particular was outstanding. The estate is serene and spacious, so it's difficult to imagine that one is less than a minute or two from the High Court, or a 15 minute stroll from Mall Road. The three of us including my wife and 6 year old daughter had a memorable stay, and I highly recommend a visit to Abbotsford.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 27 Jun 2022
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Sudipto wrote a review Sep 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
One cannot miss the vibe and old world charm of Abbotsford no matter what. I had visited Abbotsford for the first time on a winter afternoon of 2015 and this place etched a mark on my conscience ever since. My second visit happened recently in 2021, after many moons, rains and snowfalls but I must admit, this place is still the reservoir of the same energy and timelessness. I stayed at the Wordsworth Suite with my darling mum and the unparalleled warmth was never experienced before. Mrs. Aleem beautifully manages the place and the staff and she ensured that our stay is not just comfortable but one where we feel absolutely at home. Would have loved to make acquaintance with Ms. J. Prasada but unfortunately our visits didn't coincide. Cannot wait to visit again and soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Jun 2022
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drrganesh wrote a review Sep 2021
New Delhi, India344 contributions90 helpful votes
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Stayed in Woodsworth villa in this property with family. Right since the time of check in the experience was brilliant! Mrs Aleem( manager) went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. Rooms were large with a wrap around balcony, a fireplace and bedrooms. Dinner menu was changed on a daily basis (kumaoni thali was brilliant!). Breakfast on the lawns was equally good. Away from the hustle and bustle of the mall road buy yet close enough to access the lake with a 15 minute walk. All in all, out of this world and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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kamaltripathi07 wrote a review Aug 2021
India74 contributions46 helpful votes
It’s a beautiful place away from the hustle bustle of the town. Beautifully restored heritage building with lovely greens all around. Mrs Alim the lady who runs the show is very polite and hospitable. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. The food is delicious!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MJP_India wrote a review Aug 2021
New Delhi, India5 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience at Abbotsford. It’s the perfect getaway in the Himalayas. Gorgeous heritage building, high quality rooms, delicious food, and a gracious hostess. The staff went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this boutique homestay for anyone visiting Nainital.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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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
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$170 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictNainital
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abbotsford
Which popular attractions are close to Abbotsford?
Nearby attractions include Himalayan Botanical Garden (1.1 km), Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram (0.7 km), and Church Of St John In The Wilderness (0.7 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 Cafe' Chica', The Cask Cafe & Bar, and Baker's Hut.
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.