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Elphinstone Hotel
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Elphinstone Hotel has huge rooms and even huge bathrooms (almost half the size of the room). The plus point was bang opposite the lake, giving excellent view of the lake. With kids aged 4 years it was also very safe for them even when they were playing outside the rooms on the ground floor. The service was prompt. Though it looks old from outside, that adds to the beauty. Worth the stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SachinParekh
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

I have stayed in this hotel in July 2011 (sorry for a delayed review) when it was not a peak season in nainital. However, Elphinstone hotel is undoubtedly the best located place in nainital. Its on the mall road and facing the naini lake. One can see the entire lake, surrounding hills, famous temple and a big part of mall road from this hotel. One of my friend who was working in nainital that time booked the room for me. I reached the room early in morning. that time the entire lake and mall road was filled with clouds and i could not even see that there is a beautiful lake in front of my room. But after taking a power nap and getting ready, when i opened my room window/ gate, my mouth wide opened to see the beautiful scene in front of me. My room was on the top floor and provided a awesome landscape view of the entire city. Market is at 5 minute distance. Room was good at the price they charged for the top floor rooms which are bit small. No complaints with service also. Can not comment on food as i took all my meals outside except tea/ coffee which were good and timely provided.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view room.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CATIWARIG
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

I found this hotel with big rooms and facing to Lake. The hotel is bit old type, but still very nice. One can avoid having food there and walk down to near by good restaurants. But the location and ancient British touch of the rooms are unbeatable.

Room Tip: Choose Corner upper floor rooms which are Lake Facing.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank amit2207
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I visited this place around 2009 June. Warm Services of the staff, good food. Spacious Rooms Balcony facing the lake. There could be a problem with the hot water one day. But overall it is an excellent hotel within your budget.

Room Tip: 1st & 2nd Floor with Balcony, spacious living room and a spacious bathroom.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SHTARAPORE_12
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The room turned out to be a suite, a large bedroom with a spacious bathroom and a dining room with sofas. Ours was on the top floor, with a great view of the lake. Service was always prompt and friendly, the rooms were clean. The furniture are old, but that seemed to add to the charm of the place.

My only complaint is that the quality of the food served was not very good at all. Even the eggs at breakfast were not done right, and the coffee was stale. It's best to eat outside.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Amitabha L
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