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“An Average Hotel at Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Himalaya

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Hotel Himalaya
Ranked #10 of 47 Hotels in Nainital
Bangkok, Thailand
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“An Average Hotel at Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

This was my second stay at this hotel. I like the location but hotel's reception staff and services needs to be improve. Rooms are nice and spacious but need some more interior work. Hotel is located at very near to Tallital bus stand (other end of Mall road) and quite peaceful in compare to Mall Road hotels. Overall its a good hotel in average budget.

  • Stayed May 2012
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Booked Deluxe Lake View rooms for 2 nights in this hotel in peak summer season. Given the rush season, this was the option selected based on availability budget, location and lake view. The key part is the view of the lake from the room. Whether in the morning when you wake up or at night, the view makes up for all other amenities. Rooms are basic, food is standard, Its better go for the veg option and service was good. Rooms can be improved with better interiors and doors. Hot water was avilable only from 7 am to 11 am. But we did not mind as it was summer. The mini golf course was an added advantage. Its fun to play and have fun in the terraced mini golf , well manicured garden area with the view of the lake and hills in the back drop. Location is next to the bus stand and at the starting point of the mall road. The main hustle and bustle of the mall road and the shops are on the other side of the lake (15min walk). But the rickshaw stand is nearby and is economical. Boating can be availed near the hotel too. Te hotel can get a bit busy if a group is staying in. We took MAP package and booked through makemytrip.com. If you are staying in this hotel meal plan is better as the main mall road resturants are a bit of a walk. Overall a good hotel, price wise bit higher , but given the view, season, package and location....did not mind it too much.

Room Tip: Choose Deluxe Lake View room (good for couple and a child)
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Hotel Himalaya is very well located. The view of the Lake from the hotel is mind-blowing. The rates are slightly high though. However, the cleanliness and room service are commendable. The food is good.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

After reading reviews from Trip Advisor & Hotel website I decided to book this hotel for 4night during my stay at Nainital. I booked Lake View Room for 2nights & Heritage Suite for 2night.

About Location:
They say its at mall road but it is at starting point of mall road, the main mall road market & crowd is on the other side of 2kms Road ie at the end of mall road, You need to take cycle-Ricksaw everytime you need to go at mall road. The cycle-ricksaw do not operate from 7pm-9pm so if you get stuck on anyside you need to walk the entire mall road.
The hotel is located on steep which is approx 120 degree tilt & take huge energy to climb, so be careful & do some good exercise before you come to this hotel not for aged people.
The lake view is very good from hotel, which is the ONLY good part to stay in this hotel..

About Rooms:
The Lake View room has nice view but it is much smaller in size & so as the bathroom which is very small with poor drainage system finally I opted to shift at Haritage room.
The heritage room are big but has poor view with loose furniture mostly made of woods.
The curtain fitting were falling as they were very loosely stuck, the bed was noisy.
They claim but they do not have 24hrs hot water which is required in cold climate of Nainital, the hot water timings are 7am-10am.

About Food:
The food taste is very poor, their food taste is almost same with excess quality of salt, Garam Masala & Green Chillies. Do not dare to try chicken.

Management:
Not at all decent, These guys need to learn lot on service of guests.

Room Tip: Heritage rooms are big, lake view rooms are really small.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Staying in NCR, naitinal is a usual weekend getaway for us.
Everytime we drive down to Nainital. We always stay at Hotel Himalya. It has never been disappointing.

Location
The hotel is located right at the beginning of the mall road next to the bus stand. Cant think of a better location. The view makes it even better, there are 4 Rooms which are located seperate to the main hotel. They are right at the entrance. Those are what I prefer. I am not very clear, but they are in the range of #501 - #506. It gives you a secluded spot from the other rooms, a suberb view of the naini lake and enough open space for a outside room breakfast.

Food.
By virture I think all the places there serve yum food. This hotel is no different.
My fav. morning breakfast here has always been bread toast n tea with aloo paranta and egg bhurjee.

Rooms.
The rooms are priced in the range of 2000 to 2500 for a cpl.
Good room service, neat rooms with clean bathrooms.
Room service is responsive.


The best plus point of this hotel is the convenient parking space it offers.
Mind you, parking for a few days in Nainital can be steep. So this definetly adds to the advantage of the hotel.

And yes, for some idle time, you can try the mini golf course they have on level 1.

Over all, if you got a budget to stick to and stillw and quality. Blindly go for this palce.

Room Tip: Go for the rooms in the 501 - 506 category. They are seperately located close to the entry and with...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Himalaya

Property: Hotel Himalaya
Address: Near Bus Stand | Tallital, Nainital 236002, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Nainital
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,247 - ₹ 5,073
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Himalaya 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Himalaya Hotel is a landmark hotel in Nainital, running since 1918 it has been constantly refurbished. Himalaya now has two wings, the heritage wing which has very spacious Heritage Rooms and the new wing and cottages which has Dlx Lake Facing Rooms. Our view is unparalleled in Nainital and with services to match it is a good hotel at a good price. We also have Himalaya Mini Golf in the hotel premises, it is one of the complimentary services we provide to our guests apart from parking. ... more   less 
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