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“A Royal Stay in Nainital” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in Nainital
Mumbai
1 review
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“A Royal Stay in Nainital”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2010

We stayed in the Royal Hotel, Nainital in Oct / Nov 2010 and were very impressed by the courtesy and warmth with which we were taken care of. The Hotel represents truly a heritage structure with palatial rooms and all comforts like hot water, room service, recreation and not to mention the traditional fire place, beside which you can relax and unwind. Surroundings are clean with lots of open space for kids to run around and well maintained beautiful flower plants.

Overall an excellent place to stay in Nainital. Located very near to Mallital with lots of parking and nice homely-made-to-order food. We found this place perfect to relax in the cool, calm & quiet ambience.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

The hotel has 49 well furnished rooms. This hotel is situated at an advantageous location overlooking the Kumaon hills. Well maintained rooms and garden makes the hotel more beautiful. The tailor made services and mouth watering cuisines makes our stay worthwhile. The well furnished rooms of the hotel are a traveler's delight. The rooms are spacious and are meticulously renovated keeping its heritage value intact. All modern facilities are catered to in the hotel. The hotel has an in house restaurant offering you a wide range of continental, Indian and Kumaoni dishes. The restaurant is well decorated and overlooks the garden. The conference room in Royal Hotel is well equipped and fitted with the latest automation technology which takes care of the business proceedings. Business services are available including secretarial services, photo copier and fax machine.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

I stayed in sweet which is nice.
Ambience resembles with historic buildings.
Good staff.
Slightly away from center attraction.
One has to walk towards mallital bara bazar to reach hotel.
Restraunt is ok.
Average to good budget hotel.

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2010

I went to Nainital this past January with some friends from college. The Royal Hotel was great because not only were the rooms big and comfortable, they had all the amenities I needed in the cold winter including fireplaces and electric blankets. Also, the food and service is great, and the view from my room were spectacular. If I ever plan a trip back, this is where I'll be going.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: Bara Bazar, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in Nainital
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,218 - ₹ 48,130
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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 
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