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

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Anandini...
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“Serene, toddler friendly, tummy friendly, pet friendly nothing more one can ask for !”
Reviewed 21 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We went there for our anniversary with our one year old. I had heard so much about this place that my expectations were sky high. Must say they were met and how. As mom would know the baby's comfort is of utmost importance and this place is extremely kid friendly. They cooked special meals for the bub and the kiddo enjoyed the fresh air and greenery.

The food is so awesome that you will remember it for years to come. Jaws (the innkeeper As he calls himself) is a fantastic cook who makes the most delicious food. We came back 2 kgs heavier!

Finally the place, the cottage itself was neat,clean and and had well stocked pantry. the views from it were beautiful. Made me call in love with the place.

Please go for the views, the food, hidden lakes, beautiful mountains, the traditional kumaoni thali (courtesy the innkeeper who makes the experience of visiting kumaoni unforgettable) and the man himself and his stories by the campfire!

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Management Response
21 Mar 2018
It was a what a fantastic 3 days i spent with you guys. And especially that toddler of yours !!! She was such a doll.....nazzar na lag jaaye !!!!
Thanks so much Priyanka and AP for visiting. And many thanks for your appreciation. Would love to have you guys more often.
Cheers and God bless !!!
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apal s
Sattal, India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Not had such good food in pahar”
Reviewed 27 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

I was introduced to 'Jaws' through a friend. And I shall be ever so thankful to him.On two different occasions I had meals cooked by Jaws; and got blown away with it.
just to say "it was Excellent food" would be a huge understatement.

His biryani and rayita was cooked in his Manglorian style. It just melted when it went in the mouth. His next meal Salad... It was delightful !! Western style cheese with local veggies, was for sure another Jaw's 'work of art'.
What impressed me most was he enjoyed talking about food as much as he enjoys cooking. Jaw's food made me happy !!
Thank you

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Mar 2018
Hey Apal,
I'm overwhelmed by your "tareef" !!!
I just do what i love to do.....COOK !!!!
But thanks. This is such an ego booster. And you are always welcome to come over and over again.
Cheers !!!
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Samhita I
1 review
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“Spectacular Location + Food”
Reviewed 22 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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I came to JAWS along with my family this month, expecting a humble homestay that would provide decent food and a comfortable bed to sleep on.
Boy was I wrong.
From the moment we walked into JAWS we were greeted by the friendly and welcoming owner Mr Kaamath. My elderly grandparents, who were exhausted from the trip there, immediately took to the floral beauty of the place which complemented the breath-taking view of the Sattal valley. Although we had not asked for lunch in the itinerary, Mr Kaamath provided a wholesome meal within an hour on request.
The rooms were impeccably decorated, clean and every convenience was provided. Down to a mini-kitchen with a microwave and fridge, to toiletries and 24/7 hot water in the shower with good pressure.
And the food, oh the food. I would go back to this hidden treasure just for the food. Mr Kaamath is quite the versatile chef with expertise both in Indian and Continental cooking. He takes joy and pride into cooking for his guests.
I would be amiss if I did not give credit to his helper, Kamal, and the passionate gardener for making our stay so memorable.
For the price we paid, this homestay far exceeded our expectations. JAWS at Sattal brings the best of both worlds together- the convenience of a hotel room along with the warmth of a homestay, creating an experience that is a vacation by itself.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Sep 2017
Dear Samhita
Your kind words of appreciation means a lot for us at JawsAtSattal. Also, your honest feedback encourages us to strive for bettering ourselves in all spheres.
It was wonderful having you and your family over at JawsAtSattal....and a special kudos to your ever year young Grandparents !
Looking forward to have your here more !!!
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Saurabh T
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Surreal Experience of not only a picturesque location but also the company of Jaws !”
Reviewed 17 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Just to clarify, "Jaws" has nothing to do with Sharks, whales or anything close to that. Its the nick name of this amazing guy who is the owner/host of the amazing property. The property is located within a gated villa community called Sunny Lake. The view from here is simply mesmerizing. The accommodation is quite spacious and well kept. It has a beautiful private lawn with some chic outdoor furniture. But more than any of the above, it is the grand hospitality and the company of Jaws that you would cherish. This guy is a rockstar in the true sense of the word. He has this amazing ability of entertaining his guests with highly engrossing conversations. Besides, he is passionate chef and comes up with some amazing dishes. If you're looking for something more than just a great accommodation and awesome food, just visit Jaws at Saattal and believe me you'll come back happier than you could imagine. Everyone takes home a lot to cherish for a lifetime from Jaws at Saattal ! Just a piece of warning though - keep a day or two spare as you are most likely going to extend your stay here ;)

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Management Response
23 Aug 2017
Those are very kind words Saurabh......thanks a lot and it means a lot for us at JawsAtSattal !!!
Awaiting your next visit and hopefully should be a longer one.
Cheers !!!
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chappamom
Bangalore, India
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A tasteful "home away from home" up in the hills”
Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

JawsAtSattal is a tastefully decorated, peaceful home up in the hills. There's a garden, a view, great food that appears whenever you want it, and a host who lets you vacation exactly the way you want to.

The home itself is simple, tasteful, and comfortable. A beautiful and well-maintained garden overlooks a hilly vista, and was the perfect place for me to just sit and think, read, or listen to music. Inside, I was impressed by the high-quality bedlinen, spotlessly clean bathrooms, and the host's almost obsessive attention to detail.

Speaking of the host - you get exactly as much (or as little) company from him as you want. He's helpful but not obtrusive, knowledgeable about the area, and fun to be around. And boy, can he cook!

One of the issues I have with many homestays is the fact that you are expected to eat at specific times: usually, breakfast by 9am, dinner by 8pm. At JawsAtSattal, however, you are served whenever you feel hungry. Woke up late (the point of a holiday!) and want breakfast at 11am? No problem. Dinner at 11pm? Ditto. The host prepares the food himself (he should have been a chef, and I say this as a food writer.) He specializes in regional Indian cuisines, and takes genuine delight in your enjoyment of the food.

Great views, quietly elegant rooms, a fun host, fabulous food - and above all, the flexibility to holiday at your own pace. In other words - the perfect getaway.

Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jun 2017
Hey Suman.....thanks for your "from the heart" note. Guests' reviews are a great source of encouragement for us at JawsAtSattal. And your comment on the food part is definitely an ego booster - i know you are pretty critical on your food blog many a time. Thanks again and looking forward to more such impromptu visits from you !!!
Cheers !!!
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nakultute...
Noida, India
1 review
“Picturesque views, fabulous food, child friendly and full of warmth! Loved it!”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This place was highly recommended, and it exceeded our expectations. Waking up to the chirping birds, witnessing the rising sun and a spectacular sky - we had all the ingredients for a blissful morning, away from the heat of Delhi, at this place. The sumptuous breakfast along with great conversations with other people staying at the property was what makes for a perfect holiday! You can go on nature walks, and if you don't mind the long treks, walk upto the Sattal lake (it is quite a distance!). You can also plan day trips to Nainital, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal etc. Great place for children to run around, lay in the grass and watch the most spectacular birds that visit the property. We would certainly visit again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jun 2017
We are so glad that you and the family (especially your 4yr old ) enjoyed your stay. We are all geared up to your next visit.
Cheers
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Raghavend...
1 review
“You might be tempted to just hang in there forever”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

First of all, this is not one of your run-of-the-mill places for stay. It was a refreshing change to see someone running this out of sheer passion. We had ridiculous dietary requirements, but for the culinary ace in Jaws it was just another opportunity to display his wizardry. My children would surely have missed enjoying the magnificent views and surroundings had there been a TV in the room. Besides, every single day, we woke up to the glorious view of the customary twilight just before the sun rise. The warmth, personal touch and care that each one of us received was unparalleled. May God bless everybody involved at JawsAtSattal.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jun 2017
What a wonderful message you have left for us all at JawsAtSattal. Thanks very much Raghav.
I will always cherish those intense and insightful nocturnal "discourses" !!!! You are an unbelievably evolved soul and i feel lucky to have met you.
Cheers and God bless !!
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