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5 star hotel in Nainital

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Jane W, May 11, 2017.

  1. Jane W

    Jane W New Member

    My kids and I will be in India next month where we will be on the Golden Triangle tour. We have recently just found out about Nainital a hill station in Uttarakhand.

    We are very keen on visiting this destination as it seems very different from the rest of the places we are visiting and it is a cooler place to visit the places we are already visiting.

    I need to find a hotel in Nainital and need some help, so please can someone suggest a 5 star hotel in Nainital.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

    (Images from Sourabh, Dan, Schwiki and Ishrat)


    Nainital is also known as the Lake District of India owing to the number of lakes present in the region. Its picturesque beauty has captured even the hearts of the British, which is why Nainital was once the summer capital of the rulers. Now though, Nainital is a popular tourist destination in the country. With Indians, it's a respite, a haven, away from the heat and humidity of the cities. For the foreigners, it's the perfect getaway to enjoy the misty Himalayan views. And for many, a visit in Nainital warrants a stay in one the luxurious properties here. After all, when you're surrounded by such captivating beauty, why not indulge in the best way possible by staying in the very best hotels that the hill station has to offer? For that, this guide is for you, a collection of all the luxury hotels in Nainital and their rates.

    List of Luxury Hotels in Nainital

    1. Manu Maharani Hotel - The Manu Maharani Hotel is perhaps the best luxury property in the hill station. Located on the western bank of the Naini Lake, it offers the most serene view of the most popular lake of the hill station. The hotel has a pure white facade accentuated by the bright red main roofing and the turquoise roofing on the balconies. The reception area has a central chandelier piece that truly warrants attention. In addition, the colonial era style of design is quite striking, especially with the wooden elements and furnitures. The rooms and suites have the same design taken from the colonial era. The adorable draped curtains and wooden flooring are sure to transport you to the bygone era. The prime choices for accommodations are either the two-floor Duplex or the spacious Suite. There are also many options for dining, almost as if the hotel doesn't provide for any opportunities for guests to second-guess the property. There's Gardenia, a unique almost glass-house like restaurant, with wonderful surrounding greenery. The delectable dishes from both Indian and Continental cuisines would sure render your palate satisfied. The colonial-style restaurant, Panorama, delights in its assortment of authentic Indian cuisine dishes. This restaurant also serves delicious seafood dishes, a hard feat to achieve in the hill station. And to satisfy those with sweet tooth, a visit to the hotel's Cake Walk is also mandatory. For lounging and relaxing, Viceroy, is situated just adjacent to Panorama, which has collections of cocktails and liquor-based beverages for guests. Other facilities in the property are an on-site spa, Olive Spa, and a fitness centre, Gympact. There's an indoor games section where there are facilities for table tennis and billiards. For the little ones, there's a small children's play area with a few swings that they can enjoy. Internet is widely available in the hotel, free of charge for all staying guests, but signal won't be as strong due to its location. Other paid facilities such as a business centre, conference halls and travel desk are also available in the hotel.
    • Room Tariffs - Standard Room at Rs. 11,500/Night, Premium Room at Rs. 12,750/Night, Duplex Room at Rs. 17,750/Night and Suite at Rs. 22,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Heating, Flat-Screen Television, Balcony, Sitting Area, Work Desk with Chair, Closet, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Bed Room in Suites)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Indoor Games, Spa, Fitness Centre, Play Area, Internet, Business Centre, Conference Halls and Travel Desk
    • Address - Grassmere Estate, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 59 4223 7342
    Manu Maharani Hotel (Image from Booking)

    2. Naini Retreat - The Naini Retreat is another luxury property in Nainital. In contrast, it is located a bit further to the lake, on its western bank, just 1.6 kilometres away from the Naina Devi Temple. This is a heritage property, which used to be the abode of the Maharaja of Pilibhit. The old-world charm of the property is unmistakeable, even from the exteriors, which boast of a stone, regal facade. The property is set upon lush greenery, away from the lake, upon a hillock, that still provides for breathtaking views of the valley and sparkling water. The reception is alluring, with its simple chandelier and surrounding traditional furnitures. The rooms and suites aren't that spacious but do have interesting interiors. The flooring. doors, furnitures and ceiling are all wooden which provides for a more rustic accommodation experience. Want to truly live like royalty even for just a few days? Make sure you reserve for a room at the Maharaja Wing, the exact building where the aforementioned Maharaja stayed during his time in Nainital. The Gurney House, named after the home of Jim Corbett, is one of the two restaurants of the hotel. You can dine indoors or relish the lush greenery while dining outdoors, your choice. Choose from a variety of cuisines including Indian, Chinese and Continental. The Garden Cafe and Jim's Grill serves delicious Indian snacks and grilled dishes. Enjoy the outdoor setting which is hard to do when you're in the city. Stella is the on-site bar where you can groove to the latest hits or just enjoy a glass or two of wine. There's an on-site spa too that specialises not only in Ayurvedic treatments but also in Oriental and European treatments. Indoor games such as billiards and table tennis can also be enjoyed by staying guests. Other facilities such as a business centre, travel desk and baggage storage can be utilised by the guests for additional charges. WiFi can be accessed by all staying guests but signal can be weak in some areas.
    • Room Tariffs - Superior Room at Rs. 7,172/Night, Garden Room at Rs. 8,511/Night and Duplex Room at Rs. 9,467/Night
    • Room Amenities - Heating, Flat-Screen Television, Sitting Area, Work Desk with Chair and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Bed Room in Suites)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Spa, Indoor Games, Business Centre, Travel Desk, Baggage Storage, Internet and Parking
    • Address - Ayarpatta, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India
    • Contact Number - +91 95 5508 8000
    Naini Retreat (Image from Booking)

    3. Shervani Hilltop - Next we have the Shervani Hilltop, which is located in Kilbury Road, further to the north of the Naini Lake. It is one of the oldest hotels in Nainital, having been established in the early 20th century. Away from the chaos of the centre of the hill station, this is an oasis, your piece of tranquility without venturing too far out. Nestled amidst lush greenery and charming flowers during summer, the hotel has a charming white and yellow facade, accentuated by the green roofing. All the surrounding buildings are in the form of bungalows so there's this essence of coziness. The lobby is very simple yet classy, with the marble flooring and wooden accents. The rooms also exude elegance, especially with the hardwood flooring and traditional furniture sets. The most luxurious room option is the Presidential Suite, which has its own bed room and sitting area slash living room. Your taste buds won't be disappointed as well, with an array of dining experiences you can't miss. There's an on-site Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Garden Restaurant and Courtyard Bar. The Multi-Cuisine Restaurant offers Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines to guests, complete with a regal ambience of marble flooring and chandelier setting. The Garden Restaurant offers mainly grilled dishes such as Kebabs and marvels in its surrounding greenery setting. The Courtyard Bar is the best unwinding option for the adults, where they can enjoy wines, cocktails and spirits. Other facilities such as a spa, conference halls and business centre are also available in the hotel premises. An indoor games section with facilities for table tennis, billiards, chess, carom and many more games can also be used by staying guests. For the little ones, there's a toddlers room with lots of toys and games that they can enjoy. There are also facilities for outdoor games such as basketball and volleyball, as well as seasonal activities such as paragliding and kite flying. During evening time, there are live shows organised by the management which range from puppet shows, musical performances and classic dance performances. The on-site travel desk can arrange for nature trails or bird watching excursions too.
    • Room Tariffs - Premium Room at Rs. 14,813/Night and Presidential Suite at Rs. 18,960/Night
    • Room Amenities - Electric Fan, Flat-Screen Television, Sitting Area, Work Desk with Chair, Closet, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Bed Room in Suites)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games, Internet, Evening Entertainment, Travel Desk, Spa, Conference Halls and Business Centre
    • Address - Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 59 4223 3800
    Shervani Hilltop Hotel (Image from Booking)

    4. The Orchard at Peora Estates - About 58 kilometres away from the city centre of Nainital is The Orchard at Peora Estates. Its distance from the hill station might bother you but it is well worth every kilometre. If you're looking for a serene escape after a hectic day of sightseeing, this is the place to be. If you're looking for the best view of the Kumaon ranges, this is the place to be. With its elegant Tuscan architectural style, reminiscent of Italy, it's as if you're transported to a foreign country just by staying in this property. The best part? It is still cozy and homely, combining the beauty of home stays and luxury hotels in one. The property is set upon a low rise structure, surrounded by verdant greenery, you can even spot the organic gardens of the owner here. The rooms are exquisite, minimalistic in design but oozing with personalities. The little touches of elegance, the stained glass windows, the antique furnitures, the classic fireplace (in most rooms) and the heated flooring provide for a unique luxurious but still very homely experience. The bathrooms are unique in that you can gaze upon the azure skies or the sky-filled dark skies through its large window by the shower area. The dining experience here is also quite exuberant, with freshly picked produce from the gardens which would be cooked by the in-house chef into scrumptious dishes. Only fresh fishes caught from the nearby river are served to guests and similarly, only meats bought from local organic vendors would be served here. You can choose to dine in your room or in picturesque locations, under the stars or surrounded by lush greenery. There's an indoor games area as well where board games and puzzles can be used by guests. The travel desk provides not just for sightseeing but also for offbeat experiences such as trekking, nature trailing, bird watching or a village visit to Panchachuli. For an idyllic getaway that compliments your visit to Nainital, venture into The Orchard at Peora Estates.
    • Room Tariffs - Inspire at Rs. 15,500/Night, Imagine at Rs. 17,500/Night, Enchant at Rs. 19,500/Night and Royal Suite at Rs. 32,500/Night
    • Room Amenities - Fireplace (Except in Inspire), Heated Flooring, Lounge Chair, Work Desk with Chair, Balcony, Clothes Rack, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Gardens, Indoor Games, Library, Travel Desk and Internet
    • Address - Peora, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263138, India
    • Contact Number - +91 98 1018 8000
    The Orchard at Peora Estates (Image from Booking)


    These are all the luxury properties in Nainital, some are on the five-star category while others are on the four-star category. As you can see, the options for luxury stays in the hill station are not as varied. Further, their rates are definitely on the higher side. But if you choose any of these properties, you're bound to enjoy your stay in the hill station even more. Filled with the best facilities, opulent as they can be, yet still manages to be one with nature, these are the highest rated properties in Nainital as well. Good luck and I hope this helps you!