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Elphinstone Hotel

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Ahmedabad, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Liked the hotel! Beautiful view from the room-flowers in the open area just in front of the rooms, lake, mallroad! Try to get rooms that open in the garden. Have your morning tea there...a lovely experience which you will never forget! You will get a panoramic view of Nainital from there. The staff was attentive. Food, however, is not tasteful..in... More 

1 Thank colouryellow
New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I must say the only thing which can say positive about this hotel is "Location". situated on the mall road, lake view, but poor service, stinking blankets and dirty bad sheets, when I call to change the sheet they said" Mossam khraab hai to bhar sukhaya hai isliye ganda hai vase ganda nahi hai". and they did not even consider... More 

Thank vinayyadav208
Lucknow, India
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The property is quiet old at nainital, however being at mall road, it enjoys the regular tourist inflow. Nainital is never short of tourists, be it the localites flocking in with their partners' for weekend or for the families flying from the different parts of region in India, Nainital hotels are never short of tourists. This hotel enjoys its presence... More 

Thank ankit319812016
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I am sorry to write very poor service in this hotel.No food after 10 P.M,No hot water before 7 a:m,No service before 8 a:m.I left this hotel early in Morning without even taking a cup of tea.Parking of vehicle after so many request to care taker.No receptionist available after 9:00 PM.I have very bad expierience.For driver no space available.

3 Thank Pradeep J
Kolkata, India
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Heritage building with old furniture and decors very well maintained, very big rooms, good food and friendly staff, location is fantastic being just in front of the Lake and within the market place. The Hotel also have a big lawn with fabulous sitting arrangements...

Thank Anirban0302
Jaipur, India
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with family (approx 25 members) for 2 nights. Located on main Mall Road , good approach and good eating joints and shops near by. Nice view of the mountains and Naini lake from the hotel balcony. Bed linen quality is just ok and so is the condition of toilets. Also please do not plan to check in late evening... More 

Thank asheeshcalla2014
Kolkata, India
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Get yourself pampered - the rooms are as good as suites, good service, seclusion in middle of the Mall, old world charm, lake facing, warmth in service, good food and above all transparent and honest rates / prices even in spot booking.

Thank Vikram1971
Mumbai, India
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46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located at a good spot and a good height. Cuts out the noise from the mall road The views from the balconies are spectacular The decor NEEDS upgrades badly. Everything is really really old. You might feel like you're back in the 70s The staff, especially the owner is extremely unbelievably rude.

Thank Yashbohra1
New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The best part of this hotel is its location. Its a lake facing hotel and very near to Mall road. Very nice view from the room. Staffs are very cooperative and polite. The rooms and food is good that to economical. They also have 2 bedroom set for a family and its very spacious.

Thank RuchiraKhandelwal
New Delhi, India
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The views ( all the rooms are lake facing) and the location ( on the mall road yet high enough to cut out the noise ) of this property are excellent. Food is also good and having breakfast or tea in the balcony while looking over at lake is a nice experience. Cleanliness and decor can be improved but wouldn't... More 

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Additional Information about Elphinstone Hotel

Address: Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Price Range: ₹ 3,907 - ₹ 2,86,312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Take a room on top for a batter view”
 of 5 bubbles vinayyadav208, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lake facing, if you can climb upstairs, ask for the roof top rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ankit319812016, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms at upper floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles Anirban0302, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suites are better than double rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Souvik_Dutta, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on Upper floors provide a BETTER VIEW.”
 of 5 bubbles EricVaish, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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