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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We stayed at the Alka hotel when we found that our booked accommodation at the Panorama hotel was dreadful. Do not stay at the Panorama under any circumstance.
The Alka is large hotel about halfway down the Mall. It is reasonably expensive.
It is several stories high and luckily there is a lift although you do have to walk up a flight of steep steps to get to it. We chose a standard room and a suite for our party of three. Both rooms had seating outside from which one can enjoy a morning coffee or a snack in the evening while watching the passing parade within the hotel courtyard or on the Mall below. Some views of the lake can be had, although most are obscured by the trees. There is a pool table on the fourth floor.
The rooms were relatively dark with a myriad of confusing switches to be operated to turn on the various appliances and lighting. As with Indian TVs. a number of remote controls came into play and were difficult and annoying to operate.
The suite consisted of a bedroom, large ensuite which had seen better days and a small anteroom with three overstuffed and uncomfortable chairs. A coffee table completed the furniture.

The bathroom, although large could have done with a good renovation. The outlet for the shower was a small rathole in the corner and the shower screen was broken in two places. There was no where to hang towels to dry. However, a small stand was available for use among the five or so rooms on that floor. Insufficient toilet paper was provided and the toilet seat moved. The oversized tap over the basin was installed poorly. It leaned and shook when you turned it on.
Each floor had its own - dining area - which may be pleasant to sit out on in summer. However the mosquitos would put paid to any such pleasure.
We did not eat at the restaurant as it charged 18% GST when restaurants down the road only charged 2%.
The waiting area was pleasant and the desk staff tried to be helpful however their command of English was poor. wifi was available but a new log in was required each day.
There were frequent power cuts which meant the hotel generator (next to our room) cut in and was noisy. I imagine that the frequency of power cuts would increase during summer.
There is no heating in the room which would mean the rooms (already chilly) would be freezing in winter or the shoulder months.
The key tags are large and clumsy and make locking the door frustrating.
Although a pleasant location, the Alka is away from Mallital and some of the better eateries, ie Shakleys. Dominos is next door together with a number of shacks selling street food.
Few foreigners visit Nainital as there is nothing of importance to see there. All the pristine mountain beauty that was there 40+ years ago has been destroyed by greedy overdevelopment. Every hillside is a rubbish tip.

Room Tip: Suites are on level 2 and standard rooms on level 3. Avoid rooms next to the generator.
  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Rasputin21
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

One of my friend recently stayed in this hotel as she was on her solo trip. One of the hotel staff came inside her room without her permission. She even lodged a complaint to the owner but no action.

Shame, that we talk about women safety but women can’t even travel solo.

Stayed: February 2018, traveled solo
10  Thank Wildlifelover07
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This place is home to me....i have studied here and I have spent my wonder years at this place....i am simply in love with everything this place has to offer....i have never missed a single year from the year 1996 that I did not visit nainital...so that what it means to me...

The food...the market place...boat house club n ma sscool....this place is beautiful....

Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
2  Thank deadmeet
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

the hotel is average
but best is d location
it has d best location
you can stay near 2 lake on mall
best location
its all about location
this hotel you can choose if you want spend time on mall
so choose it
overall ok

Room Tip: location room
  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank MAYANKBIGDELHIFOODIE
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Alka’s very name very correctly zeros-in upon a primary attraction - its location -right next to the Naini lake: It’s also on the Mall Road though, a factor fraught with mixed-blessings !

Do pick your room according to what your preferences / priorities are & the property, fortunately, is well equipped to handle a broad spectrum.

In the hospitality business for over half-a-century, now Alka is currently handled by the third-generation of the family & the property shows the results of a hands-on management. It has been modernised with central heating, a 24-hour food/pantry service & pretty much all one could expect or demand for such a place.

Having visited at least half-a-dozen different hotels in Naini Tal over the last few years, Alka easily comes out on top: not the least, I think, thanks to the pro-active and seven-days-a-week active presence, on the premises, of its current head-honcho, Ved. Do seek him out if you happen to visit for Ved’s a great help & not just about the property itself but a good source of information & tips for your stay in Naini as well as its surrounding areas.

Enjoy !

Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
Thank FromKalaw
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