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Reviewed 18 October 2020

we 4 families stayed for 3 days. Its a serene location with chirping of birds welcoming you in the morning. Wonderful view of mighty Himalayas. Being in right time (moon phase) had the chance to see and photograph Milky ways in night. Nice food as per ur choice, mini golf course is added bonus. Good place for Families and young couples as well.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Thank you sir. It was fun hosting you all and especially enjoying photography with you.

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Reviewed 27 September 2020

First time I really dont want to write a review for a trip / place / hospitality / food / fun / nature etc. etc.
The reason ... I would not be able to do justice by words to the place / to the beauty / to the people who made it / to the locale / to the WORLD of dreams .....
Hats off Dr. Shivam Maini ... you made this place HEAVEN by HEART .... Loved the concept of NOT PLAYING WITH NATURE ..... The details that you kept for NATURE ... lights, sounds, trails all taking in account of NOT disturbing / troubling / abusing NATURE.
The Cottages are what I would have loved to make a House like .... The furniture . fittings, etc are all praiseworthy. The sit out ares .... The Deck .... The Log House .... The Apple Eatout ..... the Lawns and above all the most facinitating MINI GOLF COURSE .... Out of this world ......
The Only advise to people going there ..... LEAVE YOUR WORLD HERE
enjoy the HEAVEN by HEART.
Sorry didnt do justice as I had said .... Thanks Dr Maini , thank you Pawan ... All Staff , Thank you the beautiful Himalaya view .... Thank you the serenity atound .... Thank you thr little FOX , thank you the quiteness .... Thank you EVERY THING @ Maini's Hill Cottages ---- NATADOL .... Almora .... Uttrakhand

Room tip: ANY ROOM ….. Ground Floor has restricted view but the 1st floor Attic room is MARVELOUS
Date of stay: September 2020
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Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Lovely review. Almost poetic. Thanks a lot.

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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile


Dear Dr Shivam, 

Thank you so much for the wonderful break you gave us at Maini's Hill cottages. 

We absolutely loved the beautiful place and the warm hospitality. I was personally impressed with the way you've built the place. I've stayed in some of the best five star resorts in India and abroad, and I can tell you, yours can give each one of them, a run for their money. Moreover, the privacy and customised services your resort offers, can't be provided by these big hotel chain resorts...

I would also like to appreciate your efforts in maintaining the natural habitat for the local flora and fauna and using renewable energy as much as possible. 

I would love to come back to the heaven soon...

Thank you so much once again,

Hari S. Boolchandani 

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great hosting you and learning from you. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2020

The Maini's Hill Cottages is a heavenly place in Uttarakhand.
I visited with my husband.In this Covid19 crisis we were really looking for a trip to someplace safe,hygienic without compromising the fun and trust me this place didn't fail at all.It was more than our expectations.And the reason behind that it's run by the most humble passionate person Dr Shivam Maini.He personally look into all the guest needs.
Cottages are super clean with all the basic amenities and luxuries you can think of.
Meals served are scrumptious and chef took special care to all our needs.
Staff is very polite and always at our disposal.
The best part was we were at our ease during this whole time of our stay...one can easily rome around the beautiful garden,pluck and eat the organic fruits directly from the trees, laze under the sun,have photography session and yeah not to mention it has Minigolf.
It was so much fun playing the minigolf.Dr Shivam personally taught us the rules.
Cottages have breathtaking views of snow capped mountains peaks.
Would like to visit this place again and would recommend to anyone who is looking for an amazing trip to Uttarakhand with super comfortable stay.

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Thanks a lot. It was wonderful hosting you at our place. Do plan another visit sometime soon.

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Reviewed 8 August 2020

We stayed for our anniversary celebration, and within a few hours, we got a succinct hunch that this was going to be our best vacation. With an air of relaxation and ease all around, there are so many great things about Maini's Cottages. The silence of hills is meditative. The vibe of the place is subtle, pristine and rejuvenating.

A high standard of cleanliness is maintained inside. All areas are spacious and endowed with facilities for a comfortable homely stay. I enjoyed meditations and reading on a cushion in one of the attic bedrooms. Looking outside the window, the glimpse of snow-clad peaks was cherishable.

The meals served are sumptuous and palatable. The chefs and staff are willing to provide as best an experience as possible. We tried both regular Indian and local cuisines and were not disappointed even once. Our requests in regards to meals were met with the utmost care. Organic pickles and fresh herbs added newer dimensions to flavours.

The garden is a delicate balance of wilderness and cultivation. For lovers of plants, there is so much to learn. The host, Dr Shivam, knows well how to live with nature. He has an in-depth knowledge that is so easy to overlook due to his humility. Caterpillars, Himalayan birds, apples, pears, dandelions; and the list is endless. Symbiosis is maintained, and it feels like a thriving ecosystem here. As an add-on, there is a mini-golf with nine greens!

The fruits taste natural and wholesome. We had some best apples and pears of the season during the stay. There is so much to explore and exprience here. Dr Shivam suggested us a few treks in the nearby hills, which we sadly could not go for. But then, there is always a next time!

Room tip: Attic bedroom has view of snow-clad Himalayan peaks
Date of stay: August 2020
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Shivam Maini, Owner at Maini's Hill Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2020

Thanks a lot. It was wonderful hosting you. We did have a great time. Do come over again.

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