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“Awesome property with view, location and overall ambiance”
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Elphinstone Hotel
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Nainital
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Moved to it after staying one day at another hotel and finding it right before beginning of Mall road..
Rooms are good..but a specific advice..if only a couple is going..and have plans of sight seeing whole day..you better choose rooms at ground floor..as rooms at 1st and 2nd floor just have an extra small room for chairs n table..n higher view of lake..for an extra 1000 bucks..but ground floor rooms have a big garden area itself (which is not actually ground floor..as hotel itself is at quite a higher altitude from street)..so who needs another 15 stairs n small balcony by paying extra ;)
I don't know about all staff, but i've got a very attentive and nice service staff dedicated..who took care of everything..
Food was fine..had only dinner there..Breakfast at nearby 'Chandni Chowk' restaurant..very nicely Delhi style created..
Overall suggestion..if you are looking for a luxury or Budget hotel..with perfect location..and can walk around 25 stairs (everytime you go out)..choose this one..in off season..don't even book online..go directly and get rooms at 2K, 2.5K and 3K rates..and rates may seem like a budget hotel..but you bet it is more than that... If you need super luxury hotels..then avoid it..

Room Tip: all rooms are Lake facing..in budget, garden area, don't need extra room..go for Ground floor..a...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

It is right in the beginning of The Mall, so all the fun is around you. 2nd and Top floor rooms give you a great view of the lake and you can spend an entire day there in Balcony without even coming out.

Rooms are just ok. Basic cleaning is taken care of. It is a relatively older property that has some usual smell of colonial era.

Service is average. Do not expect a royal treatment. Staff is honest but lazy.

With some very good Nainital restaurants in vicinity I never tried the hotel's in-house facility. Tea is good though.

Room Tip: Try for top floor for best views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

nice place to stay. staff was very helpful.
nice view of naini lake from hotel gallery.
can improve interior of room to make luxurious.

nice location. food ok . ATM and wine shop just beow the hotel...


  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

it was too good. near the bus stand (just 2 minutes walking distance). very good view from the hotel. all rooms lake view and mall road view. its on mall road and in front of the lake. for couple just book only normal room, for family book suit room, which is too big. our room on top floor, which had excellent view and too romantic. nearby lots of option for boating, restaurants, rickshaw stand, taxi, bus stand, I think one of the best hotel in nainital, mall road. the service is too good, staff also polite. good food. you can get breakfast, dinner on your room. everything is good. one more thing is made this hotel best, which is garden. i have never seen any garden hotel nearby this, like alka, classic, everest, etc.
go for it.
next time again

Room Tip: ground, first and second floor, all good
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

very well located, on the mall road, good huge rooms with enough space for a couple and kids. service is fast, but you would not get anything to eat after 10 PM. Staff is very helpful and polite. The hotel is well connected to other places of Nainital.

Room Tip: Take a suite, as it has large rooms and spacious
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We were there on 7 th and 8 th of June 2014. A suite (room num 23).The big plus for this hotel is the location , right on mall road and all rooms face the lake and the view is very refreshing. Huge balcony though it's a common balcony but still u can have your own space. Rooms are v dated they need renovation. The suites have 3 decent sized rooms linked together hence ample breathing space.perfect if it's a family. rooms and carpets both are frm the British era which would mean rooms are v huge and carpets are tooo old.Staff v cooperating and prompt. Food is ok. I would suggest to venture out for meals as there are a lot of good options on the mall itself. Overall v decent compared to wats available around.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We reached (2 couples) by car to the hotel approx 12 noon; during the check-in, our luggage was brought to our room and to our surprise, the bell boy was waiting for the tip and the restaurant waiter was waiting for order of food. We said we have travelled 5 hours, let us get fresh and we are staying for 3 nights, why so hurry for tip and order?
The soap provided was of the worst quality, a guest spending 3000 rupees per day will never use such soap, it is better not to give.
Only 1 Plug socket point was provided per room, do you expect a person to bring multi plug with him?
The hot water is provided only during 7 to 12 am.
The hotel is clean, restaurant provides good food. The view of the Naini Lake from the balcony is beautiful and right on the Mall Road gives you good approach to Market, Zoo, Cable ride, Boating, Cycle riksaw, bus depot, Nainadevi Temple etc.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
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Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Nainital
Price Range: £12 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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