Firstly, scroll up and read the property description provided on this page - it's accurate and complete, and hence I won't repeat the facts but just write about our experience. On a tangential note, I choose to call this a homestay given that the owners have a section of the property to themselves and live there and engage with the guests, though it could be called a boutique hotel too. Location: a couple of kms up from the Naini Lake, far enough to feel secluded and quiet, and yet within walking distance of the Mall Road should you want to go into town. Walking away from the property in the opposite direction leads to some very nice trails, such as one that goes up to the China/ Naini peak (abut 2.5 hours round trip) or down to an old Christian cemetery (about 1 hour round trip). Strongly recommend doing these two at least. Walking into the town also turned out to be a very pleasant experience given the near-complete absence of tourists courtesy Covid - I have never seen Nainital look so empty and beautiful. Property: three buildings and a lush green lawn (to have your F&B in, or just to sit and read). Each building has a different character: Abbostsford House speaks to history and bygone glories, Apsley House is old-world-classiness-done-new at its best, and Wordsworth House is a little lost between the two. We stayed at the Apsley house, which is luxurious and gorgeous, and felt not too dissimilar to the glorious Imperial Hotel in Delhi in terms of the aesthetic of its interiors. Rooms: We had the yellow room on the second floor, which I think is the best one on the property (room layout, balcony, views, etc.) A special call out to the forceful hot water shower (a surprising rarity in these parts and a delight in this chilly weather) - that alone felt worth paying extra for! Outside of our room, shared with the room across (which fortuitously was empty), was one of the nicest libraries we have seen in a very long time, which will make you want to read even if you don't otherwise. Food: consistently good, across cuisines - from the regular homely North Indian fare through local Kumaoni food (get the excellent thali) to Western European (the aglio e olio is seriously god by any standards). Hospitality: the owner, Janhavi, was living there when we went, and was pleasant and gracious. The staff reflected her personality and we felt well taken care off. (Talking about Janhavi, do take out a couple of hours while you are there to read the very good graphic novel on the life of young Gandhi she has written.) Pricing: a trifle expensive, but we came away feeling it was money well spent. Overall, very strongly recommended. We will definitely go back sometime.