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The Royal Hotel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 1 night . The royal hotel all staff very friendly. Nice view to lake. Good room. Nice location. Good behavior staff. Good value for money. Nice restaurant and delicious food . We will come back again.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel loooks Amazing!! Its got a royal feel to it as the property is yearrrss old. It was my first visit to Nainital and we chose this hotel to stay in as the other hotels were not as special as this one. Owner of this place was a very frank and amazing guy, gave us a good discount as...

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Thank RoHan M
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hii Hotel Name is Royal which is now no more as there is nothing like this. As per information 30% occupancy is booked by corporate so management is not bothered regarding expenses. Funny after you order staff will source material from market and make the food and breakfast after this.

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1Thank Mohit K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Located at market place. Price are high if compare to other nearby hotels, but size of rooms and bathrooms are good. Building is very old. There is nothing which you can say Luxurious. Garden view is very good and well maintained. At marriage season, this hotel can be night mare for you, specially when you are with your family and...

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2Thank bs3009
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Royal was one of the most comfortable stays, the best part being that it is very near to nainital. You dont need to climb up to reach the hotel. The rooms are nice and well-ventilated, with an additional small kitchen. The staff is friendly. Only missed the regular wi-fi ,

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I along with my family visited Nanital in July 2016 and stayed in this hotel. The room was Suite which costed us around 7000/- per night but our experience with the Hotel was really pathetic. Room service was terrible and the management too was on the same lines. The overall experience was poor.

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2Thank Brajesh824
Lucknow, India
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Located at a walking distance from the lake side . The hotel is an old building but well renovated.Our hotel rooms were large. I was expecting smaller rooms typical of many hill station hotels. Luxurious; nicer than expected! Big bathrooms. The hotel staff was friendly and eager to please. The included breakfast was good; we were seated with a nice...

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1Thank aslam1232015
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent hotel of this class.old property and kept extremely clean. Hotel was booked solid, but we got our reservation in just in time. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout the stay. From the kind, courteous staff, to the meticulous, comfortable rooms and common areas, my stay was absolutely perfect.Room was nice, spacious and clean . Car park was available...

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Thank rehana k
Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The hotel is being called heritage. That gives an excuse to the establishment, not to have any modern amenities. Food is not good. There is no Wi-Fi. Terribly cold even with rented heater. All the days we stayed in this hotel, we visited Manu Maharani for lunch and dinner.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Having picked on Nainital as our hill resort for a brief summer vacation, we were fortunate enough to have zeroed in on ROYAL HOTEL ,Mallital, for our stay in Nainital,while perusing through the websites of several other luxurious Hotels in Nainital,most of whom were rejected for lack of various facilities as required by us. Ideally located in the city's hub(...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since the very days when the the British arrived and settled in Nainital, the Royal Hotel has been a defining landmark of this quaint lake town. Established in 1906 by Colonel George Edward Bridge, an officer in the East India Company, the hotel was a hill retreat catering to officers, policy makers and nobility during the British Raj. After the colonial years however, the hotel was taken over by the Indian Government and subsequently sold to the Punvani family which runs it to this day. During the early post-colonial period, the hotel witnessed its renaissance, when it was revived from the ghosthouse that it had become, and transformed into a disco/night club, Nainital’s first and only for a long time. While it may seem ironic, over the decades gone by, the Royal has undergone a complete metamorphosis, but maintains its nostalgic charm notwithstanding. After the decade of the swinging seventies, the hotel was renovated and expanded. Six new rooms were built and others renovated to meet modern standards. It was during this time that the Royal was the set for “Masoom,” the Shekhar Kapur directed classic. In addition, the hotel was officially recognized as a heritage hotel by the Indian Goverment. But perhaps the greatest honour bestowed upon the hotel was its recognition in the book of the “Leading Hotels of the British Commonwealth.” To date, it is the only hotel in Nainital to have ever acheived this noteworthy distinction. From British noblemen to Indian businessmen, the Royal Hotel has been a home away from home for visitors since over a hundred years. With its quintessentially British architecture, when one walks the corridors at the Royal Hotel it becomes abundantly evident that history and heritage is all around. Formidable bay windows, wood-burning fireplaces, stone walls, rustic walkways and impressive sculptures echo an old world charm that is seldom recreated in these modern times. It is no surprise then, that guests at the Royal Hotel often describe their stay as unique, nostalgic and unforgettable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Price Range: ₹ 4,069 - ₹ 10,076 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Choose any all are same.”
mohitk74, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“At marriage season, this hotel can be night mare for you, specially when you are with your family and you need to rest”
  • dressing area
  • good space with basic interior
  • bath tub but not in use
bs3009, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the front on first floor have better view.”
qahead123, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are equally good”
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