Top 7 Heritage Hotels In Nainital, India - Updated 2021

heritage hotels in nainital

Often called the Lake District of India, Nainital is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station in Northern India, and is known to attract tourists from all over the world. Boasting of amazing picture-postcard scenery, unique and lovely handicrafts manufactured by a thriving cottage industry, the glittering waters of the Naini lake, and warm and friendly locals who are very welcoming of travellers, Nainital is a holiday resort destination enjoyed by all kinds of travellers. So whether you are looking for a unique honeymoon destination, backpacking across India or travelling with your little ones, Nainital is sure to charm you and create memories to last a lifetime. One of the most charming things about this hill station is the range of beautiful historic heritage hotels that give you a glimpse into the past while also providing you with all the modern amenities that make your stay feel very luxurious. So let us dive into the world of heritage hotels in Nainital, India, and know more as we go.

1. The Naini Retreat by Leisure Hotels (from USD 127)

Nestled between the hilly slopes of Ayarpatta, this opulent and majestic hotel provides stunning panoramic views of the mountains and lakeside. Located conveniently close to the Nainital mall and Kathgodam Railway Station, the Naini Retreat offers a range of luxurious amenities such as airport shuttle service, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, spa lounge and relaxation facilities, steam room, foot bath, outdoor fireplace, and much more. There is an outdoor barbecue service where you can enjoy delicious meals with your family. Each opulent room comes with wooden flooring, heating facilities, private bathrooms, tea and coffee making amenities, and flatscreen television. Your rooms open onto large bay windows that offer panoramic views of the hillside. When you are hungry, you can dine at their in-house cafe and bar, or fine-dining restaurant.

The Naini Retreat, Nainital by Leisure Hotels

Wifi Available

Address: Ayarpetta Slopes, Mallital
Accommodates: 3

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2. Hotel Balrampur House

This lovely bungalow converted into a hotel features cosy wooden interiors, warm and homely lighting and decor and a host of modern amenities that will make your stay very relaxed and luxurious. Live like royalty as you get a 24-hour front desk and concierge service, room service, free WiFi, a family room to relax in, beautiful rooms with stunning views of the hills, free car parking, and more. Stroll through the huge lawn outside the hotel, in the evening, enjoying the hillside breeze, then retreat into your own room that comes with a private ensuite bathroom and other amenities like a comfortable double bed, safety deposit box, comfortable ambient lighting and wooden flooring, and laundry service. This hotel also has its own on-site restaurant where you can dine comfortably, that serves delicious Indian cuisine.

Hotel Balrampur House

Address: Mallital, Uttranchal, High Court Road, Nainital, India, 263001

3. WelcomHeritage Ashdale (from USD 197)

This hotel will entice you the minute you step foot into it, with its superior amenities and beautiful infrastructure. The old building is conveniently located near the High Court Road and Echo Cave Gardens, and the hotel offers a range of different rooms that come with a variety of incredible amenities that will make you feel like royalty. Enjoy luxurious amenities such as free WiFi, room service, laundry and daily housekeeping service, concierge, airport shuttle, facilities for differently abled guests, and an on-site restaurant for you to leisurely dine in. Your room offers amenities such as coffee/tea maker, a work desk, refrigerator with a minibar, complimentary add-ons such as slippers and linen, and satellite television. For your recreation, the hotel also has a game room, a garden, and ticket services.

WelcomHeritage Ashdale

Address: High Court Road, Mallital, High Court Road, Nainital, India, 263002

4. The Palace Belvedere Hotel

Have you ever wanted to stay in a palace? The Palace Belvedere Hotel lets you do exactly that! Located in a beautiful summer palace belonging to the opulent Awagarh royal family, this hotel is today a heritage hotel attracting guests from around the world. It is conveniently located close to a golf course, a ropeway and the Snow View point. Enter into a rustic and charming lobby decorated with animal skin and wooden flooring and furniture, and enjoy hotel amenities such as free WiFi, a garden, spa and massage facilities, a 24-hour front desk and tour desk, room service, dry cleaning service, free airport shuttle and on-site parking. Your rooms come with safety deposit boxes, laptop-friendly desk, flat-screen television, and a private bathroom. The hotel organises fun activities such as bonfire nights and musical nights.

The Palace Belvedere Hotel

Address: Awagarh Estate, Mallital, Mall Road, Nainital, India, 263001

5. Chevron Fairhavens, Nainital

Stay in a beautiful and luxurious yet quaint old building that has been converted into a hotel, as you find modern amenities and provisions meet old-school charm. This hotel comes with a 24-hour front desk, room service, free WiFi, continental or buffet breakfast every morning, a beautiful garden to picnic or stroll about in complete with lawn chairs, and finally, an in-house restaurant that serves you lip-smacking Indian cuisine. There is also a well-decorated family room with French decor where you can relax with a board game or a book. Your rooms too, are equipped with flatscreen televisions, wooden flooring and decor, a lovely private bathroom, and more. You can avail an extra bed if you have a child staying in the same room.

Chevron Fairhavens, Nainital

Address: Next to Head Post Office Mallital, Nainital

6. Himalaya Hotel

This hotel is located in a charming old building with great decor and stunning views of the Naini Lake, and the hills and valleys. Elegant and opulent decor lend this place a very cosy and old-school feel, while the amenities provided are sure to take care of most of your needs so you don’t miss home. With hotel amenities included such as laundry service, meeting and banquet facilities in case you are planning a special surprise, a birthday or anniversary party, a 24-hour front desk with extremely friendly and helpful staff, and a tour desk that does your travel arrangements and excursion bookings for you, this hotel ensures you have a comfortable stay. Dine in the on-site restaurant that offers a delicious range of local and international meals, then retreat into your private room that opens into a comfortable seating area with a sofa. With a large bed, a private bathroom with shower facilities and free bath amenities, room service, in-room breakfast service, free WiFi, and heating facilities, you are sure to have a great stay.

Himalaya Hotel

Address: Near Bus Stand,Tallital

7. The Pavilion (from USD 47)

Imagine staying in a beautiful mansion that opens onto incredible panoramic views of the hillside, which is exactly what The Pavilion aims to provide. Situated between the hills just a stone’s throw away from Naini Lake is this opulent yet modern hotel that provides beautiful furnishings, classic decor, an on-site restaurant that serves a range of delicious Indian meals, a 24-hour front desk, and banquet facilities for your parties. There is also a tour desk that does your travel booking and arrangements for you to get around the city, and car rentals and luggage storage service included. In addition, you can relax or picnic in the outdoor garden and terrace area, or engage in some indoor sports such as ping-pong or board games. Step into your room to find beautiful views from your window, cosy and classic wooden flooring, an attached seating area, a laptop-friendly work desk, flat-screen television and an attached ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water facilities 24 hours a day.

The Pavilion

Address: The Pavilion, Mallital, Nainital

The Lake District invites you

If you live in the tropical zone you will always find it uniquely inviting about colder places like hill stations. The prospect of curling up by a fireplace as you sip on some Kashmiri Kahwa tea is sure to be an unforgettable experience no matter how old you are. Staying in a heritage hotel just adds to this experience, as the ambience of these historic buildings exudes a certain disdain for our modern consumerist culture. So forget about the generic skyscraper hotels that you can find in almost any city, and book your stay in a heritage hotel to find yourself closer to a culture that is thousands of years old.

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