OMG !!! My experience with chevrons was superb ,they were polite and so good like they treat you as a family .Neat and clean rooms .This a old fancy hotel and this hotel has very different and postive vibes .I have been to chevrons twice and it was wonderful both of the times.Early morning sunrise view is amazing.We booked this hotel on half board and was worth taking it as food was very tasty.I would definitely come here again as its my favourite in nainital.
Its more of a hostel than a hotel.
Positives : breakfast, dinner part of the package, shuttle from hotel to the mall road,
Negatives: Lack of basic amenities like water in bathroom, room heater, View of lake is blocked by syntex tanks everywhere,
Nice old world property, cozy and warm rooms, service is also very personal. I have noticed this in their Ranikhet property as well. This property is in middle of habitation which means you get to hear a lot of noise that comes from such sources for example, loud TV if someone is upto it or incessant dogs barking. Not a lot of noise that is, but if you are finicky about it, it will bother you. Otherwise, they have a good enough lawn, tiny bit of view of the lake. They do offer shuttle service to the mall which is very handy. Staying with young and naughty kids is not advisable as they do have have a fenced lawn. Food was very good, service as I mentioned is good.
Lots of photo opportunities within the hotel as it is fairly old hill architecture, go look!!
Reaching this hotel could be a little tricky because of the traffic restrictions in Nainital AND the super steep ascent to the hotel. If you are not a good driver and your car tyres lack tread, I wont suggest driving upto the hotel. Instead, you can park at the lake (there is a huge parking structure) and then summon the hotel shuttle.
This Hotel is located at a height and that's a big plus point, you have unrestricted view of the lake as well as the mountains around the hill station.
The hotel itself has an old English charm, that's uniquely British, wooden flooring and wooden balcony add to the old era look.
The hotel has pick up and drop facility from the main parking area and are available round the clock.
The rooms are well spaced out ,and the best rooms are in the cottages behind the main hotel building.
We visited Nainital recently and stayed at Chevron Fairhavens.
First about the route to Nainital:
We followed Google maps and it guided us through the Delhi-Gazhiabad-Hapur-Moradabad-Kaladungi-Nainital route. This route is not a very pleasant one as we faced lot of jams near Hapur due to the on road construction. Also, on the way we had to pass through numerous small hamlets in UP which were congested. However, post Kaladungi, the scenic beauty compensated for all that.
Now about Chevron:
This resort is well located with the Naini lake only a few meters away. We had wonderful lake view from all the 3 rooms on the first floor.
They provided complimentary pick up and drop to and from the lake side.
Food was good however appeared a bit overpriced.
Rooms are furnished and provide a British era charm as most furniture appeared to be well kept antiques.
The garden is well kept and the view of the lake from there is mesmerizing.
The resort is located at an extremely steep incline from the main road. Both our vehicles got stuck and slided backwards which was enough to terrify us (just to mention, all of us were experienced drivers and have driven on difficult hill terrain earlier). One of the hotel drivers later came and rescued us.If you are driving yourself, do make sure to call them in advance and ask for the driver to take your car till the hotel.
Room facilities were not in good shape. Geasers, electric points frequently went out of order.
Cable TV in all the rooms was not working.
The property is good if you like heritage stays.
Boating in Naini jheel was the best part. Last but not the least, do remember to get Baalmithai from Mamus (estd 1940) from the market near the hotel.