"Good Service, Comfortable stay"
There isn't much to do in Ranikhet, and the hotel is located at some distance from the city, with very limited transport options. Great location to relax.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
08/21/14 Brahmjot S
Quite far from market, its feel like we are in jungle but the views, greenery, sites are fabulous, heritage property, but the receptionist was so rude, upset hospitality, food was ok ok. Staff was not sufficient. Will think thousand times to visit again.
"Best combination of location , food & property"
08/01/14 shuja k Meerut, India
Excellent heritage property slightly away from the main market. Lot of greenery and open space which i look for. Lot of games and swings to keep kids happy. Food was excellent even we didn't find food like this in nainital , both veg and non veg. Rooms are very neat , clean and airy
"Lovely abode amidst the Jungles of Ranikhet"
07/28/14 AnujGrover Mumbai, India
Booked this property after going through all the reviews right here on tripadvisor. I wasn't disappointed at all. The property sits beautifully amidst the forest area about 5 kms from Main ranikhet city/ market street. There's no hustle bustle, noise, vehicles or anything else that can distance you even a slight bit from nature. There's pin-drop silence, cleanliness, calmness, freshness in and around this little british-era property. All you can hear is birds chirping during the day, a water-fall nearby which one can only hear but never see and crickets making the loudest noise just when the sun fades away. The staff is extremely humble and helpful, food simply scrumptious. Rooms have a colonial feel. Wooden floors, ceilings, spiral stair-case, a huge dining room (not a restaurant), beautiful chandeliers and wall hangings, a small collection of books, fire-place, sit-outs, wrought-iron furniture, it's got everything to make u feel comfortable. Full of exotic flora and fauna within the property, it's a nature lovers paradise. Play area for kids, bycycles for hire (i did see 2 but unfortunately never had a chance to ride). The only hitch can be electricity outages (hotel does have a back up but might not work all the time) and insects (lots of them) can be scary for the faint hearted ! There's a few places of interest to see in Ranikhet. Jhula-devi temple (small religious wonder with thousands of bells hanging all around and within the temple), a wool & tweed factory run by local women and families of the armed forces, a lovely Museum run & maintained by the Kumaon Regiment & shown around by an enthusiastic Retired Major Arya, Chaubatia garden for fruit lovers and gorgeous golf-course also maintained by the Army. We did visit in the slack season so food service was a tad slow. Place order well in advance to avoid delays. Hotel staff always has many stories to tell, don't miss out. A lovely collection of stamps displayed in the Dining room. I save the best for the last. . . uncompromising, breathtaking and mesmerizing view of the Himalayas right from the door of the dining room & it's extended garden. The evening view of the mighty Himalayas during sunset just made me stand still for almost 2 hours and just soak in all the view and freshness this place had to offer.
"Lovely Property...Great Stay :)"
07/15/14 Parul_Aggarwal New Delhi, India
Ideal for a weekend get away. Well maintained heritage bungalow with all the modern comforts. Location is idyllic and the setting is serene. We just loved the four post big beds with curtains, fireplaces, huge windows, dark-wood furniture and wooden floors. Lawns are big enough to play, run and to organise bon-fires. Food was great, so was the service and hospitality.
"“Beautiful Hotel in the Raw Jungle of Ranikhet” --------Chevron Rosemount"
07/04/14 luvfortravel75 New Delhi, India
A Heritage bungalow converted into a Hotel. This is one of the best hotels of “Hotel deprived” Ranikhet. It’s situated right in the middle of jungle on Mall Road. Mall road of Ranikhet is different from Mall roads of other tourist places. This Mall road is devoid of any commercial or even residential activity. It’s just a simple road in the jungle with few isolated Bungalows alongside. We reached there at 9:30 am and they gave us the room despite the check in/checkout time being 10 am. Manager is a very nice person. As there is not much one can do in Ranikhet I would advise people to book a good hotel near jungle like this one and spend less hours in visiting points but more in enjoying the nature with long walks and listening to the sound of jungle and both of these can be done perfectly in this hotel. Pros and Cons: Pros: 1. Heritage Bungalow with pure old heritage feeling. 2. Situated in the middle of jungle. So just relax in the room and enjoy the sound of birds even from balcony. 3. A big compound surrounds the hotel which has a beautiful sitting area along with a play area for kids with several swings and a badminton court. One can have their meals here. 4. A recreation room with Table Tennis also present. 5. Its a heaven for bird watchers. Many varities of birds present in the hotel and in the jungle surrounding it. 6. Because of its location there is complete peaceful feeling in the hotel especially in early morning. 7. Food quality is good. There was a buffet and every item from breakfast to dinner was amazingly perfect. 8. Perfect for long walks and for those who want to get away from city. 9. A separate place has been provided for the drivers of vehicles. 10. Beautifully done garden with colourful flowers all around. 11. Non vegetarian food is prepared in this hotel. 12. The suite is a beautiful room but the stairs leading to it is very creepy and kids may find it difficult to climb. 13. Good WIFI network is available, password can be obtained from manager. Cons: 1. As it is situated in an isolated place do not expect a party type environment. 2. The road around the hotel is amazing for long walks. Lonely even in peak season and one can have awesome experience during that but because of the isolated atmosphere and jungle all around a little creepy feeling does seeps in as there are tigers also in the woods. So not advised to venture out in dark. 3. Even it is not a good idea to allow kids to play in the swings area of the hotel after dark as it is situated away from the hotel and at the edge of jungle. 4. There are no shops around the Hotel. One is solely dependent on the Hotel. 5. No medical facilities in and around hotel except for a basic first aid kit. 6. Take your own liquor and if you have forgotten it can be arranged but with less choice. 7. Because of its location insects might come inside rooms if door remained open with lights on at evening. 8. We stayed in room 102 (deluxe pine view), because it’s a heritage property the rooms need more maintenance. Rooms are made of good strong and old wood though beautifully done the wooden floor creeps while walking and is broken at few places which is covered by carpet. I would advise the management to repair that.
"Idyllic & Serene...just the perfect getaway to beat the summer heat"
06/29/14 Aqua666 Noida, India
For us a vist to Ranikhet is like being home. Chevron Rosemount nestled in the lap of the Himalayan foothills is just the kind of place one would like to be. Housed in a heritage buildings (Grant Bungalows) Rosemount exudes old world charm, warmth and cheer that simply takes over one's senses. The staff as always are courteous and willing to go the extra mile to make guest feel at home. A special word of praise for Mr Shiv the Resident Manager....polite, positive and cheerful...he leads a happy team.
"Beware of Ibibo booking for this hotel."
06/12/14 SunaliniK Noida, India
We just returned from Ranikhet. Before leaving we had booked this property through the Ibibo button next to the picture of Chevron Rosemount Hotel, Ranikhet. The prices displayed are misleading. The Ibibo icon says Rupees 2361 but the entire amount with taxes PLUS Ibibo's hidden fees etc comes to almost 4000 bucks a room. Ok, that is fine since there is a disclaimer about taxes, etc. which we all must read. HOWEVER, and this is the real fraud, the booking is not for Chevron Rosemount (a 4-star property) but for the Ranikhet Club, a 2-star property which is in another part of Ranikhet, and boasts none of the facilities of Rosemount. Only after the booking is completed and the money had gone through did we get a message saying thank you for booking the Ranikhet Club for so and so dates. We called Ranikhet Club to change the booking but the manager Mr Shailendra Singh was extremely unaccommodating. When we reached, we called him again because we were paying 4000 bucks for a dirty, small, hot room without even a ceiling fan in a reasonably dilapidated property. The bathrooms had not been cleaned since the last guest left, and sheets were dusty and most of the lights didnt work. Worse, there was a small kumbh mela of flies going on outside the rooms, making it impossible to eat or drink anything outside the room without the danger of swallowing a fly or two. The manager was unmoved this time as well, since the money was safely in his pocket by now. Now for the twist in the tale. Ultimately we ended up having a gorgeous holiday at the Ranikhet Club. Reasons: 1. The staff (all of four young men) were outstanding. Even with the limited resources they had, they strove to meet every demand from the patrons. They ran around from 6 am to midnight every single day we were there, making sure they could make our stay as comfortable as possible. they cleaned and aired out our rooms, gave us fresh sheets, drove the flies away as best as they could, brought us pretty much anything we needed. 2. The food was delicious. The talented and hardworking cook is equally adept at local Kumaoni, north Indian/Mughlai, Chinese and colonial/continental fare. Almost everything we ordered was great - simple but really tasty. Plus, breakfast and dinner were included in the room price, and we were free to order as many dishes from the a la carte menu. 3. The Club is a 19th century colonial heritage building, even if our rooms felt like the neglected outhouses. It has three lovely big living/lounge rooms with tall ceilings and windows looking out to the forests, meadows and grounds sweeping away into the wilderness and outdoor seating which is very pleasant for an evening drink (the flies seem to prefer an early bedtime). Guests are free to play lawn/table tennis, billiards or carrom by borrowing equipment - the staff are really easygoing about using all facilities, and will even play a game with you! 4. Ranikhet itself is bliss. Walking around this immaculate hill station with its pristine military cantonment roads, massive oaks and pines, grand churches and apple orchards is all you need to heal from the city. The Club is in a particularly quiet part of town if that suits you. By the third day all your senses have quietened down, and you never want to leave. 5. Again, the staff. By the end of our four day stay we felt it was home. I do hope the Chevron management realises what gems they have hired and pays these local boys well. So moral of the story is: Ranikhet Club is well worth it if you book directly through them or through Makemytrip (they told us this would be cheaper) and be prepared for not perfect, smallish, hot rooms. It's best to go after the season is over (July 7th onwards) when the hills will cool down and you wont feel the need for a fan or AC in the room. Best of all the prices should almost halve. The Club staff informed us they have also ordered fly-vanquishing machines. I am definitely going back, but not in the height of the summer, and certainly not through Ibibo. Tripadvisor should take note of Ibibo's or the Chevron Management's defrauding of customers.
"Wonderful experience - Made my holiday memorable"
06/09/14 Jessica23 Los Angeles
Was part of my tour - Ranikhet and Nainital. When we arrived, our rooms were ready and we were escorted to it by the manager. It was an amazing experience. The rooms were clean, the bathrooms huge and sparkling and the views spectacular. The staff was very attentive to our needs and immediately sent up loaded plates of tikkies and french fries when they heard that we had missed our lunch. Hot tea and coffee accompanied it along with a glass of milk for my little kid. The snack were so yummy, we asked for a second helping and it arrived within minutes. We had to pre-order our dinner and it was ready dot on the requested time. Again, it was simply delicious and the fresh mountain air had already made us so hungry that once again, we requested second helpings. The hotel has a clearing where they have installed swings and rides as well as net for badminton and a basketball hoop. All of us played badminton after years - the hotel provided the equipment. Morning, a delicious breakfast awaited us out in the garden, where we wanted to be served. We enjoyed delicious parathas and continental breakfast to the tunes of chirping birds and a cool breeze. Once again, personal attention from the staff made the experience even more memorable. Left with a huge smile, a promise to return and a good tip in their tip box. P.S: They have a policy of requesting guests to deposit tips in their tip box, which they empty at the end of the month and distribute equally among the staff. So, even those working in the background feel appreciated.
"Nice place to Relax"
06/04/14 dkr50 Bangalore
1. Beautifully located, well maintained exteriors, gardens, lawns etc 2. Nice views of snow-clad himalayas 3. Personalized service of food, breakfast, meals etc 4. Rooms are large but have peculiar smell, creaking flooring and can hear foot steps of upstairs customers 5. the not-so-good part is the bathroom - gets completely wet, no proper design, no bath curtain 6. Wi-fi of good quality but half the time the telephone connection is down
"Wonderful property in Ranikhet"
05/17/14 PadmaBalamukund Bangalore, India
A beautiful property in a lovely wooded area. Definitely recommend it for a quiet, peaceful getaway. It was lovely to wake up in the morning and see many different birds. The beautiful lawn with a nice view of the hills beyond made our breakfasts memorable. The staff is friendly and unobtrusive. Rooms are clean. We did not expect the room to have much plastic needing everyday replacement like the usual mineral water bottles/coffee/tea packs, and the hotel did not disappoint. They were not there. The bath essentials were in order. There is a small tv with local cable connection. Food is great. A play area for children and a table tennis room kept my son busy. Though the wooden floor creaks and it takes a little bit of time to get the insects out of our room at night, this hotel is the perfect little place to unwind.
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