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“Wonderful Rooms, Wonderful View, Wonderful Food and Wonderful Service”
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The Naini Retreat
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Nainital
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“Wonderful Rooms, Wonderful View, Wonderful Food and Wonderful Service”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed for 3 Nights and 4 days at the Lake View Room. The room was wonderful with a semi private verandah where you can relish the afternoon tea / coffee and if its not cold in the morning as well. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The rooms have 32" LCD, washrooms are very neat and clean. Rooms are provided with all basic amentities which you expect from a luxury hotel.

Food was great too. We had Breakfast + Dinner Plan. Breakfast always had around 8-10 options in Indian / Cotinental food. Included corn flakes / oats, juice, coffee / tea, Bread / Toast, 2-3 Indian dishes, 1-2 continental, types of eggs and omlettes. Dinner too had plenty of opotions. Both of us were veggies and we always had an otion of 4-5 vegetables + Dal + Roti + Rice + 2-3 Desserts in the Dinner. Everything was pretty delicious.

Service was top class. Restaurant staff was pretty ettentive and courteous. Staff politely and warmly exchanged conversations. It was good to chat with them. Other Service was pretty neat too.

Cleanliness was top class which I had observed in some other hotels. Lobby,. Rooms, Restaurant evrything was very neat.

Location is picturesque and we clicked ennumerous snaps.

Prices are reasonable in comparison with simillar hotels.

Room service and cleaning was very efficient and neat.

Hotel provides pick up and drop to hotel at any number of times during day time (prior to 7.30 pm)

Now Some minus points:

1. Rooms have heaters but they are not very powerful and do not do justice to the size of rooms. It take mor times for rooms to get warm due to this.

2. From gate to lobby, its a long distance.particularly when climbing so not recommended for elders with knee problems.

3. Hotel is far from the mall. If you want to be nearer to lake, there are some better options.

4. Lake view rooms do not provide a lake view unless you get out of room in the verandah. The lake view from there is not breathtaking either.

But all in all it was a wonderful experience and suited our requirements. We enjoyed our stay utmost and will definitely go back again if we ever go back to Nainital.

Room Tip: Better Try Garden View rooms since the cost addition for a lake view room is not that justified. If...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. Your generous indication of our performance will remain a source of inspiration to our staff We look forward to welcoming you back to The Naini Retreat , Nainital

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A.S.Mehta
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Naini Retreat is a beautiful hotel in a picturesque location. We stayed for 4 nights and received excellent attention the whole time. The restaurant staff were attentive and friendly, the food delicious, room service, porters and housekeeping were prompt, friendly and efficient and the reception staff ready to assist at all times. The location was good for us as we could do lots of walking and also make good use of the hotel's courtesy bus when we didn't want to walk back from the Mall Road.
Would definitely recommend the Naini Retreat as the place to stay in Nainital.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. Your generous indication of our performance will remain a source of inspiration to our staff
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Naini Retreat , Nainital

warm regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

"The Naini Retreat" is a 4-star heritage property which was earlier vacation home of Maharaja of Pilibhit. It still maintains its old world charm. Situated on the hilltop above Naini lake, it provides an excellent view. We (4 couples & 2 kids) visited Mussoorie in March first week for 2 days. Rooms are excellent and staff is very hospitable. Being away from the Mall road, there is pickup & drop facility till the market. On the day we checked out, by afternoon we were stuck on Mall road, due to snowing. Hotel manager Mr. Mehta arranged for quick pickup for us back to hotel. In all its an excellent heritage property to stay in Nainital.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. Your generous indication of our performance will remain a source of inspiration to our staff

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Naini Retreat , Nainital

Warm regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

First I would like to Thank you for your best hospitality and assistance specially Mr. Ranjeet from Front Desk.

And now for the time we spent at your resort, it was best value for money, decent and well mannered staff, good ambience of hotel, good taste of food, 100% satisfactory service.Little away from Mall Road but your shuttle service made it acceptable location.

And moreover we will definitely plan our next visit very soon at your resort and services.

Till then good bye and good luck.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. Your generous indication of our performance will remain a source of inspiration to our staff
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Naini Retreat , Nainital

warm regards
A.S.Mehta
Resort Manager
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Naini retreat is an excellent place to stay in Nainital. Staff is very nice. Excellent job by Dipesh, Ranjeeth and Prem at Front Desk with whom we could talk most of the times. We highly recommend its good for family stay and enjoy the moments being at Naini retreat.

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Mehtaa, Resort Manager at The Naini Retreat, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Dear Madam
Greetings From The Naini Retreat , Nainital

First of all, let me thank you for your valuble time & encouraging feedback to let us know about your satisfaction on TripAdvisor .

Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon at the Naini Retreat , nainital


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Additional Information about The Naini Retreat

Property: The Naini Retreat
Address: Ayarpatta Slopes, | Mallital,, Nainital 263001, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nainital
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nainital
#2 Spa Hotel in Nainital
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nainital
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,488 - ₹ 15,181
Hotel Class:4 star — The Naini Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wrapped in quiet Himalayas, Nainital is one of India's most elite hill stations. Once the residence of Maharaja of Pilibhit, The Naini Retreat, one of the finest hotels in Nainital, has a majestic building exuding an Old World Charm that houses the most modern luxuries one could ask for. The hotel is one of the finest hotels in Nainital. Furnished with all the modern day amenities, the Hotel blends the world of hospitality with exceptional services for each of its guests. ... more   less 
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