Sojourn By The Lake

Sojourn By The Lake

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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Sojourn By the Lake is a beautiful lake side boutique apartment hotel. With six tastefully decorated two bedroom suites, overlooking the lake we ensure that you have a memorable vacation with your loved ones.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
24-hour security
Concierge
Ironing service
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
Hindi

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Mandir Marg, Bhimtal 263136 India
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles305 reviews
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Sojourn By The Lake is lauded for its pristine cleanliness and charming atmosphere, making it a tranquil retreat as attested by numerous guests. The well-maintained rooms with breathtaking lake views are often highlighted, providing a serene escape for couples and families alike. The hotel's amenities, including the high-quality food and spacious rooms, receive high marks, contributing to its perceived value. Visitors frequently commend the friendly staff for their attentive service, further enhancing the hotel's allure. With its ideal location, Sojourn By The Lake stands out as a peaceful haven.
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Serene
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Sweta P wrote a review Mar 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is right beside the Bhimtal Lake and walking distance from eateries. The view from the rooms is serene and the highlight of visiting Bhimtal. The rooms are well maintained, though the actual rooms differ slightly from the photos on their website. The manager Mr Mahipal and his staff are extremely accommodating and respond to every request, including sudden requests for pakoras and tea. The food at the hotel is prepared by a small kitchen staff and is homely, but flavourful! The hotel does not have a lift (as it is clearly mentioned on the property listing) so if you are travelling with elderly guests, it would be best to check in with Mr Mahipal ahead of booking to ensure rooms on the ground or first floor are available.
Overall recommend staying here if you are travelling to Bhimtal, you will have a great experience with the service, views and is very economic!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Dear Sweta, Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experience at TripAdvisor. We are delighted to have been able to provide you with such an experience. Your generous appreciation of all the aspects of the hotel including location, service and food is very encouraging. Your feedback about the excellent service has been shared with the entire team who were delighted to note that their efforts have been so well appreciated. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back and to another opportunity to create more memories for you. Warmest Regards, Team ~ Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Priyanka wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 5 families, 4 member each family, each one booked 2 bed room suite, which is a complete apartment, location is awesome right on the lake, each apartment has a beautiful view of the lake, the trail in front of hotel takes you on a beautiful walk no rush at all, staff hospitality was home like, food was also reasonably good, we provided our menu for all 3 days in advance. Maintenance of the rooms could have been better but understandable during these tough times and hope they will take care of the upkeep.
Good Wifi
Board games were available for kids
Boating was on walk away distance
One of the apartment has kitchen also if you want to cook
We recommend, would like to stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 16 Sept 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. We do take pride in catering to our guest's needs in the best way we can. Hope to see you soon. Warmest Regards, Team - Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Shintoo D wrote a review May 2023
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mesmerizing view of Bhimtal lake from the balcony of the Hotel in a quiet set up away from the hustle and bustle of regular hill stations. Staff behaviour was very cordial and every need of guests was attended to politely. Food was good like home made. Mr Mahipal the manager was very helpful and friendly. Hotel can be the best in the area provided they arrange some event like live singing in the evening, bon fire etc. Other wise a very well maintained lake facing property worth all your money spent. I stayed in the light house variant of the suite on the first floor and even the manager vouches for this suite to be their best. Each suite has two good sized bedrooms with Double beds and attached wash rooms, a dining area and living room with balcony. Boat Stand is around 500 meters from the property. However boating is available at numerous points which are much closer. I would highly recommend this property because of it's sheer calmness, beautiful view and friendly staff .
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Adequate Parking space is available on the Road beneath the Hotel and is very safe as this is One...
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 18 Jun 2023
Dear Shintood, Thank you for sharing your feedback on this esteemed travel platform. We are delighted to know that you had a comforting stay at Sojourn, Bhimtal and that our hospitality and services impressed you. We do offer bonfire during winters and we are sure that you will have a chance to enjoy bonfire by the lake on your next visit in coming months. Our team leaves no stone unturned when it comes to taking care of our guests. We are glad to receive your heartening compliments on their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you and your family for another stay. Warmest Regards, Team ~ Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Ritesh.gupta24@gmail.com wrote a review Jun 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This has been the worst experience of my life, where I was shocked to see the behaviour of Mr. Mahipal Manager / owner of this property misbehaved with me and my wife in front of my kids and other guests. My wife got anxiety attack and kids were traumatised with the abusive and rude behaviour Mr. Mahipal.

He not only was loud but also threaten us to kick us out from hotel and instruct whole team not to provide any service in the room. All this reaction and humiliation just because we shared feedback on the service where we felt there was a little improvement required.
1. AC of one of the rooms was not working.
2. Couldn't enjoy the view from the room because the window blinds were not working.
3. Hand wash bottle in the bathroom was so untidy that one couldn't even touch it. No toilet rolls.
4. Cockroaches in the bathroom.
5. We were asked to pay for the drinking water.
6. There was no buffet hence we had to order food as per alacarte, when ordered the quantity was so less that one couldn't take a second service. Instead Mr. Mahipal humiliated us infront of other guests by highlighting that we made them food (chinese) that no other hotel would do. I have stayed in multiple properties and have had wonderful experience but have never seen such an unprofessional behaviour.

He was continuously arguing with us instead of accepting the feedback and work on it. He said i dont care about your reference and you can post anywhere you want to post any social media.
This is not one expects in return when you are paying a huge amount just to give your family a nice vacation where you expect a good hospitality and service.

We had checked in for 3 days from 22nd Jun to 25th Jun but due to such humiliating experience we had to check out a day prior.
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: nostalgic view , you will bored to see polluted lake
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Hi, You took the best route Ritesh, if you cant find anything negative just make a false stoy and post it. I am very glad that you posted your review here. Your review helps me communicate better to our readers and potential guests. Firstly, no one misbehaved with you / your wife or your kids. It was you and your wife who took turns to threaten Mr Mahipal with bad reviews all over the place in case he fails to accept all your unrealistic demands and wishes. *A.C was working fine in both the rooms and to our astonishment you did not bring this point in your 1 hour discussion with Mr Mahipal at the property. Why ? Because AC WAS WORKING FINE. *In your pro tip you have mentioned "you will be bored to see polluted lake" and now you are complaining that you couldn't enjoy the lake view from the room. What an irony! By the way, you did enjoy the view from the room as the BLINDS ARE WORKING FINE. * I cant believe that there were no toilet rolls in the washroom. In case you wanted them restocked you could have simply asked for it like you asked for free snacks, free water bottles, free ice cream and the list goes on and on. * There is no buffet system in our property. We made it loud and clear several times to you when you enquired for booking. And we did give you refill for the Chinese items as well. So there is no point lying here. Our staff went above and beyond in order to serve you and your family. But looks like you came with a different agenda all together. We have over 190 reviews here alone to establish our credibility. Who can say that for you? And also you conveniently forgot to mention that you literally ran away from the property with our keys and an outstanding amount that you still need to clear. And I am surprised that your demands are not yet over. Despite all the damages you did to the property, you are demanding from us 1 Lakh Rupees in order to cover your travel and luxury stay charges which you incurred after you literally ran away from here. You do not have time to reply to our follow up messages regarding the unpaid dues but you have ample time in your hands to post fake reviews on several websites just like you threatened us with. YOU ARE SOMETHING. I wish you good luck in life and let's hope we don't have to put up with more of your kind here. We are definitely better off without your business.
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Manmath M wrote a review Feb 2020
Noida, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After much research we found Sojourn Hotel to be the best premium hotel in Bhimtal. They have real high standards in cleanliness, service, facility & hospitality. The Manager Mr. Joshi and the attendant Deepak are very helpful and well trained in providing services.We had stayed in the hotel for 2 days on our anniversary in Jan 2020. During the stay the Sojourn team gave us souvenirs for our special day. We are really thankful to them for making us so special. The most prominent features of the hotel are -

1. It is right in front of the lake with a lovely view. The area is neat and clean & peaceful also
2. The rooms are like big apartments with two rooms, dining area, balcony etc. with all facilities. And the rooms were spotless clean.
3. They provide complimentary bicycle to ride which is unique in Bhimtal. And as the hotel is on a plain area around the lake, you can easily cycle around and go to market area for shopping.
4. The food they provided were mouth watering

However, I have two suggestions -
A. Although the facilities they provide are really A class, however the pricing range for the room is little high. If possible, the team should consider the same specially for returning customers / customers who had stayed there earlier.
B. They should advertise their hotel name on their bicycles. So whenever and where ever their customer rides the cycles, it would advertise their name. Prospective customers may get to know about such an unique facility (bicycle) provided by the hotel.

I wish All team members of Sojourn all the best.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are Lake facing and having Balcony
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Owner at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear Guest, I would like to thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at the "Sojourn By The Lake". I will share your comments with our whole team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience and showing your trust on us , and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kindest Regards, Team - Sojourn By The Lake
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Animesh Rawat wrote a review Sept 2020
Noida, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are planning to visit Bhimtal, I highly recommend Sojourn as the place to stay.

The hotel offers one of the best view of the lake and valley. Rooms are spacious and well furnished. Most importantly, it is not towards the main road which also runs along the lake, hence no traffic noise.

Our host Kuldeep Ji made us feel at home. He and the staff took care of each and everything for us. Food was delicious as well. Had a great time during our stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Owner at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear sir, Greetings from Sojourn By The Lake Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. It is indeed a true pleasure to read that you had a wonderful time with us. We hope that you will revisit soon and enjoy similarly, or perhaps more enhanced service experience in future. It was our pleasure to serve you! Warmest Regards, Team - Sojourn By The Lake
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Kamlesh K wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had memorable trip and very happy with the services provided by hotel, rooms were neat and cleaned, food was testy. We checked in and found that hotel is maintaining all hygiene standards and keeping all areas sanitized so from safety point of view also we were very happy. Once again thank you everyone for creating memories for us ❤️😊✌️.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 6 Dec 2020
Dear Kamlesh, It was our pleasure that you stayed with us on your vacation. We are thrilled to learn that you made great memories with us. That's right, we are religiously practising all safety and hygiene standards at Sojourn. Once again, we thank you for such kind words and we hope to see you soon! Warmest Regards, Team - Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Mohit wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to bhimtal on 17th July 2021 weekend for 3 days. We were 20 persons like 5 families. We were a bit skeptical about the safety and hygiene due to Corona. The day we landed at Sojourn we were completely blown over by the hospitality shown. Rooms were reasonably maintained but could have been better. Staff was well behaved and they never said no to anything.

Above all the location right on the lake side was the best part. All the rooms had a wonderful and beautiful view. You feel so good watching and adoring the view at all times even at night.

Kids also enjoyed as parents we felt safe for them as well. Overall an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 16 Sept 2021
Dear Mohit, Thank you for the kind words. It surely made our day. We are glad that you had an amazing and a memorable stay with us. We loved hosting you. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warmest Regards, Te - Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Sahil wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is awesome in terms of views and the food they provide is A1 quality. Overall it was a great experience and the staff was also very helpful. One should definitely try if someone is looking for apartment and it feels like home. These rooms are perfect for 2 couples and each room has its own grace and the view from balcony is very good. You can sit and have a coffee or tea as there is enough space to sit in the balcony and the room size is also good in size. Perfect place for family and couples.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Guest Services / Front Office at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 3 Jan 2024
Dear Sahil, It sounds like you had a fantastic time at Sojourn, Bhimtal ! From the incredible views to the high-quality food and accommodating staff, it seems like we checked all the boxes. Our Suites with their individual charm and balcony space, are perfect for couples or families seeking a cozy retreat. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience! Warmest Regards, Team ~ Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal
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Archisha Baranwal wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a superb stay at the hotel. Mr Mahipal turned out to be one of the most hospitable and friendly hosts I have come across. All of the staff was very attentive and helpful. We booked two suites and both of them had an amazing view of the lake with clean, comfortable rooms. The food here is very delicious. We had a buffet breakfast included with our stay and had ordered the dinner a la carte. The property might not be that huge but the beautiful rooms and polite hosts surely assure a very memorable, fun and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sojourn Bhimtal, Owner at Sojourn By The Lake
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear Guest, I would like to thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at the "Sojourn By The Lake". I will share your comments with our whole team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience and showing your trust on us , and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kindest Regards, Team - Sojourn By The Lake
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Roving23725376663 asked a question Jun 2024
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
is there a lift
Answer from Dhiraj Mittal
New Delhi, India12 contributions3 helpful votes
no
anmeet k asked a question Sept 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Are pets allowed
Answer from Sojourn B
Bhimtal, India23 contributions
We do not allow pets.
Answer from Sojourn B
Bhimtal, India23 contributions
Hi, There are daily buses and taxi from kathgodam to Bhimtal. However,hiring a taxi would be more convenient. You can get taxis from Haldwani taxi stand.
Maps02296554464 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Noida, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Must do advance booking. And also, good for bigger families"
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Navigator44101766590 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's exactly opposite the lake so grab the rooms when they appear as it gets sold out quick"
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Curiosity02034909968 wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The best location and hotel in bhimtal"
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Harshit S wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the topmost floor. The suites have a better view of the lake."
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NorthStar62326043109 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Its a great stay for large family and groups with children. Its is like an apartment with scenic view of the lake itself. Staff is courteo"
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PRICE RANGE
₹12,026 - ₹15,283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictBhimtal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sojourn By The Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Sojourn By The Lake?
Nearby attractions include Aquarium Island Café (0.4 km), Naukuchiatal Lake (2.8 km), and Bhimtal Lake (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sojourn By The Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sojourn By The Lake?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sojourn By The Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sojourn By The Lake?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sojourn By The Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pine Wood Restaurant, The Lake Hill Restaurant Café, and iHeart Cafe Himalayas.
Are there any historical sites close to Sojourn By The Lake?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Governor's House Raj Bhawan (11.6 km) and Jama Masjid Mosque (11.9 km).
Does Sojourn By The Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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