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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Bhimtal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand

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Excellent - based on 57 reviews
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therachit
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cosy rooms, delicious food, warm service, breathtaking view”
Reviewed 29 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

The location is amazing, you can have a view of the Bhimtal lake right from your room. The rooms are spacious and clean, and every room has a balcony. Food is home cooked and is delicious. The whole property is very tastefully developed. They do have a lawn where you can sit and enjoy the view & weather. The approach of the property is a little challenging. It is located at a height (and hence the view) but the road till the property is narrow. Neha (the owner) was very courteous to have driven down to the main road and navigated us to the location. All in all a great place to spend time with your family.

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 May 2019
Thank you so much Rachit for your kind words. It was lovely to host your family at Magpie and even better getting to know all of you. I'm so pleased that we could ensure you had a good holiday. Will look forward to seeing you again.

Best

Neha
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Manish G
New Delhi, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Homestay that is better than any Hotel”
Reviewed 22 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

The place is at a height and gives a beautiful view of the lake and the surroundings. The rooms are at a distance from each other and one can get a good privacy. There are 2-3 well maintained gardens having swings and one could spend hours in them. The rooms are quite cosy and quiet and the only sounds one could hear are of the birds. The staff prepares such delicious food that we didn't really felt like eating outside. The host herself is very sweet, nature lover and a wildlife photographer. The photographs taken by her can be seen at the walls in the dining room. The people who wish for a relaxed stay, or the people who do not mind a steep walk for a few minutes, this place is just for u,

Date of stay: April 2019
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for the feedback Manish. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We will pass the feedback to the staff. Look forward to hosting you and your family again!

Team Magpie
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pagodaman...
Jim Corbett National Park, India
1 review
“Breathtaking view. One of the best in Bhimtal”
Reviewed 20 April 2019 for a stay in February 2019

Magpie Retreat is one of the best you can find in Bhimtal. I believe in small is beautiful concept and this place echoes my statement. All the rooms are tastefully done and very spacious with all the modern amenities. One can spend the entire day sitting in the balcony overlooking the Bhimtal lake. Food is good and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend friends and family to visit this place whenever visiting Bhimtal or even Nainital.

Date of stay: February 2019
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Apr 2019
Thanks so much for the feedback - We would love to host you again. Thank you for your compliments on the rooms and balcony. Morning tea doesn't taste better if not enjoyed on these balconies :-)

Team Magpie
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Alok M
Ranikhet, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden gem close to nature”
Reviewed 19 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

Magpie retreat is truly that - a retreat providing bliss. It is a little tricky to get to the place however once there the panoramic lake view and surrounding mountains more than make up for the journey up. In my opinion, it is probably the highest point you can stay at with a view of Bhimtal.
The staff is friendly and provides the required amenities in a timely manner. A craving for soup before dinner was addressed with yum tasting soup although it was not part of the menu.
I had a chance to look at all the rooms and each room has been planned differently and all the rooms have a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding hills. The rooms were spacious with tea/coffee supplies.
Ask the owner for birding and wildlife activities in the neighbouring area and you will find out many hidden spots not crowded with tourists. If you are the adventurous kinds, there is a trek to the Karkotak temple that is highly recommended. The trek through the oak forest is amazing and so are the views from the top. Parasailing and water sports are just down the track from the homestay.

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for the feedback Alok.

We are happy to see that you enjoy the treks from Magpie and birding.. Look forward to hosting you and your family again!

Team Magpie
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ManishG40...
1 review
“Fantastic place, Lovely host.”
Reviewed 18 April 2019 for a stay in March 2019

Magpie Retreat has a beautiful view of the lake. Perfect place for a relaxing holiday amongst breathtaking surroundings.Has a lovely balcony. It is well kept and neat. Well furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. cosy place to spend some quality time.

Date of stay: March 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Apr 2019
Thank you so much Manish. We look forward to hosting you again

Team Magpie
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