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Soulitude by the Riverside

Village Chanfi Near Kalsa River Banks, Nainital 263136 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 142 hotels in Nainital
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Situated alongside the banks of the Kalsa River in Chanfi village (near Nainital), Soulitude, as the name suggests, provides complete solitude for the soul. Just watching the glacial stream gracefully move through the valley is mesmerising and with it you will flow into the world of Soulitude. The experience of just being at Soulitude with its organic farm, emerald green rock pools & waterfalls, exciting treks, good food and warm hospitality will rejuvenate your mind, body & soul. Soulitude has just the right ambience for rest, relaxation and fun. Soulitude is ideal for those looking to get away from the clutter of the city … to slow down … rejuvenate … and simply be! Soulitude by the Riverside offers a bouquet of 7 rustic-style rooms with all the luxuries of a fine luxury resort. We hope that the Soulitude experience will be one that you will cherish and want to come back for more !
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Vikas Yadav wrote a review 3 Jul
New Delhi, India7 contributions8 helpful votes
We returned after 9 years to Soulitude. We were really impressed by the accommodation, quality of service and the wonderful natural surroundings at Soulitude by Riverside Our stay was as lovey as our previous one at Soulitude . Rarely do you get a combination of all three aspects - Great Location, Impeccable Service and luxurious and comfortable accommodation Our special thanks to Kailash , Dinesh and the entire staff for making our stay a truly memorable one . Looking forward to returning soon . Thanks Manish for sharing this lovely piece of paradise with others. You can see the effort put in every aspect of this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: First Floor rooms
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Avantica wrote a review Oct 2020
New Delhi, India23 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Hi guys! We recently visited the resort first week of October. A group of 7 including a two year old kid. The nights do get chilly so make sure you pack something warm. Soulitude by the Riverside is one of my favourite resorts in India. It is unique in so many ways! A quiet peaceful getaway nestled in midst of the mountains. So artistically made! The attention to detail in the architecture and interiors is just phenomenal. Luxurious yet earthy. Kitsch yet Surreal. You can spend the entire day by the private waterfall. The service!!!! Is at par with some of the best resorts in the country. The food cooked is any foodie's delight. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It does not have 24hrs dining. But honestly it is not an issue with the scrumptious spread that is laid for every meal. The safety precautions set in place during covid are really commendable. Mr Manish the owner is a delight to interact with, always approachable and helpful. Mr Prithvi the GM is always at your beck and call to help you with anything. Mr Bhanu the manager is also a very fine gentleman and guided us through the trip and made sure we were all comfortable. I Highly recommended the resort. It is an absolutely unique experience. Specially for travelers who crave luxury and offbeat experiences. Safe Travels!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mahesh Punia wrote a review Jun 2021
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Overall a great vacation. The location is fantastic, especially for those love nature. Right on the river and in a valley with a 360 surround of hills. Nice hikes all around and one can enjoy the riverside. Experience with the reservation staff was way below par but the team at the property was excellent.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The 3 room cottage - 'Village Hut' is better than the suites.
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Raj renwa wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Here we disconnect from the world and connect with nature and your spouse. We understand ourselves in way that you get to know yourself more profoundly. Will visit you again 👌👌. Because who doesn't want to feel the power of positivity in the world
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dipen Nath wrote a review Jun 2021
Nainital District, India2067 contributions1571 helpful votes
From Bhimtal just 10 Km. on the way to Padampuri, located in Chaffi village, you can drive your car up-to Iron hanging bridge, then you need to trek for 2 Km through Kalsa river side to reach this beautiful place, the water is crystal clear and untouched place to enjoy, if you love nature and peaceful place to relax then this is best place to stay here. Bring sunglass, umbrella, hat, torch, medicine, sports shoes with good grip, and some dry foods and drinking water.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: 1st floor riverside rooms are best to stay with open balcony
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US$135 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictNainital
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soulitude by the Riverside
Which popular attractions are close to Soulitude by the Riverside?
Nearby attractions include Kainchi Dham Neem Karoli Baba Ashram (7.0 km), Naukuchiatal Lake (6.7 km), and Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Soulitude by the Riverside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Soulitude by the Riverside?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Soulitude by the Riverside?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Soulitude by the Riverside?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Kumaoni Farm Cafe - By Reservation Only, iHeart Cafe Himalayas, and Cafe By The Lake.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Soulitude by the Riverside?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Soulitude by the Riverside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Soulitude by the Riverside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Governor's House Raj Bhawan (12.6 km).
Does Soulitude by the Riverside have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.