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“Good hotel with perfect location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Channi Raja

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Hotel Channi Raja
Certificate of Excellence
Delhi
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good hotel with perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this hotel in July 2014. The hotel is very good. Rooms are good. Hotel staff and owner are very co-operative and nice.

Prefer super delice lake view rooms.

The best part is the location of the Hotel. It is located almost in the middle of the mall road. Very close to Boat House club, the famous Bhutiya Market( Tibetan Market). Walking distance from Ropeway. Boating ticket counter is exactly in front of the hotel. And the best of all is no stairs, no elevation. You will find all the good hotels at an elevation on Mall Road. But this hotel has no stairs.

Food was awesome. They have their own Restaurant Giani. It is one of the best Veg Restaurants in Nainital.

Hotel owner is a very nice man. Very helpful.

Few things annoyed me, but those could be neglected as nothing is perfect in this world. Overall a very good experience. Will suggest to stay at this hotel.

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

It was a mix experience all together. we were 5 adults, it was our first visit to nainital for two nights. Its a beautiful hill station, enjoyable weather especially in the evenings. The lake is the only beauty of this hill station. we choose to stay at Hotel Channi Raja after viewing the Trip Advisor reviews for this property. we have booked this property priorly.
I will start with the good points:) first.
1. Location - on the main mall road, accessible to all things i.e ATM, restaurants, rope way, auto stand, rikshaw stand n above all lake facing.
2. Room Service - very nice room service till 11.00 P.M @ nite, food is very good overall.
3. Power backup - 24*7

Turn offs:(
1. No lift - our room was at 3rd floor, it was a task to climb all the way when you come after walking long n beautiful lake.
2. Back rooms without view - we had been given room no. 407 on the first night, it was smelly, there was no ventilation in that room, bathroom was also stinking. on continues request they had given us the family room 401 (after our first night sad stay) which was lake facing n pure ventilated room. so we were able to enjoy our last day in nainital.
3. Parking - Hotel does not provide parking of your own vehicle, we had to park at very far because of season n rush in the hill station.
4. Hot water - No hot water in the basin, hot water for bath is available morning 7 to 2.30 n after 7 p.m

Because of the heavy season there was a huge rush. Overall i recommend this hotel (only front rooms), if you really want to have the feel of this hill station.

Thanks,
Mukta

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Mukta A
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Pune
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114 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Good Things:
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- Its location is its USP. It's on the mall road & very close to the Ropeway, Naini Lake, Bhutia Market, restaurants, Auto stand & everything else that you need. Unlike some other hotels on the Mall road, it's NOT situated on a hill or at height because of which you have to walk a lot or climb a lot of stairs.

- The rooms are well thought of !! Interiors are nicely decorated with wooden designs. Very neat & clean rooms and bathrooms. Extra bed is present by default in Super Deluxe rooms but not in others. Service was also good.

- 24*7 Generator backup is there in the hotel.

- Along with the hotel, they have their own restaurant "Giyaani's". We had our dinner there & really liked the food.

- The owners are present in the hotel the whole day. So in case of any issues or if you need some info they are there to help you.

Problems:
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- There is no lift in the hotel. So could be difficult for old people - if they don't get Ground floor rooms.

- Warm water is available from 7 am to 14:30 pm & then from 19 pm onwards. In winters it should be available 24 hrs. However I missed to ask this.

Overall, considering all the the positive points, it's a True value for money Hotel & I'd love to stay there in my next visit as well.

Additional Info:
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- On checkout, if you need cab to Kathgodam railway station, then you will get them easily from Bus Stand in the morning ( from 5:30 / 6 am onwards ) - on shared basis or full cab. If you book from Hotel them they might charge you for return journey as well. You can take rickshaw till the bus stand & get the cab. This info was given to us by Hotel owner only.
Some cab drivers keep roaming on the mall road to get passengers. We were really lucky & got a cab as soon as we came out of the Hotel. He took Rs 300 till Kathgodam railway station (March-2014).

Room Tip: It'd be better not to take Mall Road facing rooms - as they could be disturbing because of conti...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Moksh_Tripper
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Pune, India
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I recently visited Nainital with family and my stay at this hotel was very pleasant. The best part is location of this hotel as this is close to the lake, rickshaw stand, ATM, ropeway and bhutia market.

Pros:
* The hotel rooms are very cozy and you don't feel the chill inside the rooms.
* The interiors are very beautiful.
* The bathroom are clean, spacious and very well maintained.
* Provision for hot water at the wash basin as well.
* Their in house restaurant Giyaani's food is delicious. We tried aalu mutter and rajma masala and loved it.

Cons:
* No lift in the hotel.
* Warm water from 0700 to 1400 hrs and in the evening from 1930 hrs to 2200 hrs.

Room Tip: Room on the front side are recommended.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BSArora
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Ludhiana, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The special thing about this hotel is its location, Right in the center of the mall road,all the hustle and bustle of the mall road was very near by, About Hotel rooms concern, they were very clean,Hotel staff was very polite and ready to help you at any point,as far as the food concern,when you step down the hotel building, there is veg. restaurant,food was really good and service. Naini lake view also i enjoyable part, when you wake in a morning there is a pleasant view of the Naini lake right in front of the Hotel.I advice people who want to stay at the center, this is a perfect option to stay here.

Room Tip: lower floor rooms are convenient to stay.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mohit87403
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
162 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

The hotel has been fantastic for family travel with kids and together. The rooms are attached as well as detached when no longer needed. The kids shall have fun as lake is in front of the hotel.
The restaurant was all right and room service is great.
The staff are very polite and helpful. The budget type hotel with all facilities

Room Tip: Ask for lake side view rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank IRSRAMKI
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Lucknow, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

On my recent visit to Nainital i happened to stay at this centrally located hotel very close to all the places one would want to visit in Nainital. the rooms were tastefully done with panoramic view of the hills and the lake, the staff was very friendly and had a caring attitude so did the owner who is available at the hotel almost through out the day(rarely happens) though there is limited parking but then main parking is not even five minutes away i would stongly suggest this place to all the people visiting Nainital if they are able to get a room as it stays almost full during the season hence prior booking is suggested and the drivers will have a decent accommodation too

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Raghvender
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Property: Hotel Channi Raja
Address: The Mall, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Nainital
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Channi Raja 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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