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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sattal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand

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Krishnan...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A 7 Star Home with a Fantastic Host and Super Food n Views”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Was there for a week in Sattal at Jaws Homestay. The Location of the Home is a perfect Holiday Retreat in the Hills. All the rooms in the Home have fantastic views of the valley. The rooms are very tastefully done and are spacious, neat and clean, elegantly done up with a kitchenette and attached toilet with all toiletries.
The Upholstery, furnishings and Linen are excellent Quality.
Jaws is an excellent host and is a pleasure being with Him. He is a great Chef and will cook some amazing food be it Indian, Continental , Italian etc. Also enjoyed the Bon Fire in the Lawn with Drinks and Food in a chilley Evening.
Its a place where you can unwind and enjoy the Hills, Drinks, Food etc.

From Sattal you can also up to Binsar Himalayan range which is absultely Stunning.

I would Highly recommended for a 4-5 days gettaway from the day to day activities either with family or 4-5 friends group.

Cheers Jaws and Will try to be there in 6-8 Months time.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Mar 2017
Thanks Krishnan.....it was fantastic meeting with you guys and trust me i had as much fun as you did !!! It is a pleasure to have guests such as you where the atmosphere becomes so party like.....looking forward to your next visit. Cheers !!!
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Amrita S
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place with a fantastic view”
Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Great place. Jaws is a very friendly host and a superb chef. Do request him to cook for you. Its very well maintained , neat and clean.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VANDANAKR...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday Cottage, Sublime Views and Delectable Food”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My husband and I decided to ring in the New Year with a quick getaway from Delhi. We didn’t want to do hotels and definitely wanted to find a place of comfort, solitude, surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature. Of course, we also wanted good food, as good as home and gracious hosts. Luckily we stumbled upon (internet) this great hideaway/vacation home which had ALL the qualities (aka specs) we wanted. It was serendipity.

The property is very beautiful with an awesome view of the hills and Bhimtal Lake in the distance. It’s a sight to behold and you will want to soak in every moment of nature’s sprawling beauty.The whole place (including rooms, bathrooms and lawns) is spacious, well-kept and good quality furnishing and linen.

The owner/host, Jaws Kamath, is full of life and his hospitality is gracious. He is also passionate foodie and an excellent cook, serving a variety of delectable Indian (regional), Continental and Italian cuisine. (The food is so delicious, it can make one hungry even on a full stomach). Food is served in generous portions and is eaten amidst scintillating conversations and stories.

For the adventure enthusiasts, the place has activities nearby. We preferred to watch from our perch at the cottage lawn as we enjoyed the warm winter sun, the rolling hills, chilling breeze and the company of Dabbu (the dog).

Highly recommended for a getaway, either with family or friends or (better still) with both. Once will not be enough. You will come away rejuvenated and with great memories.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
Thanks for those wonderful words Vandana. The experience was mutual and will cherish those scintillating conversations. We will certainly look forward to your next visit. Cheers !!!!
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Akshaya N...
Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing home, with Amazing views, Great Food & Best Host”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in April 2014
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The location of Jaws at Sattal is fantastic. All the rooms in the homestay have fantastic views of the valley! The rooms are very tastefully done and the Host is a delight. Jaws is an excellent host and being with him is like being with one among your own group. He takes care of all your meals and adjusts according to your taste as well. The food, cooked by the host Jaws himself, is mindblowingly awesome! When you are not busy lazing around or being pampered silly, you can always walk to the nearby "tals"(lakes). The host also helps in making arrangements for your sight-seeing at reasonable costs.

Would recommend a minimum of 3 night stay here to experience the complete Jaws Hospitality!

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Liked best: The Host, The food, The accomodation
Liked least: Proximity to nearby shops, mostly always need a vehicle
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Sep 2016
Thanks Akshaya for those wonderful words of appreciation. Expecting a visit from you both very soon !!!
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RahulVish...
Noida, India
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Head to JawsAtSattal to destress, sample awesome food & soak in nature without missing out on worldly pleasures”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in June 2015
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I spent a long weekend in June 2015 here. It was an amazing trip. Every meal was very carefully cooked, felt like it was crafted. I am a vegetarian and don't eat quite a few items like paneer & mushrooms. The host is so passionate about cooking & his energy level is infectious. Every hour spent from morning till late night were filled with conversations, laughter interspersed with some sumptuous food.
Rooms are clean, bathrooms are very well maintained. Bedsheets, towels and napkins are of good quality.
View from the terrace is spell-binding. You can spend hours staring into the valley and onto the lake without getting bored.
The place is 7 hours from NCR & roads are in good condition. Do check closer to your travel dates from locals for any stretches to be mindful of.

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Liked best: Food, room cleanliness, views from the property, host
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Thank you Rahul. Your next trip is long overdue !! Hope to see you soon and enjoy the animated conversations along with copious amounts of the amber liquid !! Cheers !!!
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elem21
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ROYAL HOME STAY”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The property is very beautiful and has an awesome view. The owner is full of life and his hospitality is amazing. The food is to die for.
So if you are looking for a fun filled an relaxed holiday i suggest you try out JAWS.

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Liked best: hospitality
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Thanks Mahitha. Your next visit is very much due :)
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gypsykin
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazingly hospitable B&B in a spectacular setting near Sattal (Nainital)”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I have been to Jaws at Sattal every year since 2013, and have never been disappointed. Jaws is a gregarious and gracious host, a passionate foodie, excellent cook, and a great storyteller. His cottage is perched on a hillside with a view of Bhimtal in the distance, a few minutes drive or a 20 minute walk from Sattal.

The rooms are well maintained, spotlessly clean, and have premium linens and toiletries. Food is home made, by Jaws himself, a self taught chef who specializes in regional Indian cuisine, but also does some great continental dishes. Every evening, especially in the cooler months, he organizes a cozy campfire in his lawns under the stars, where you can bring your own drinks or share his never ending stock of rum and stories.

If you want to do more than relax and eat, then you can try some of the nearby adventure sports like paragliding (I prefer to watch from the comfort of my room), boating in Sattal or hiking in the nearby forests.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Sep 2016
Thanks for those inspirational words Kini Sa'b....will always cherish your visits !!!
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