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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sattal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand

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Saurabh T
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Surreal Experience of not only a picturesque location but also the company of Jaws !”
Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Just to clarify, "Jaws" has nothing to do with Sharks, whales or anything close to that. Its the nick name of this amazing guy who is the owner/host of the amazing property. The property is located within a gated villa community called Sunny Lake. The view from here is simply mesmerizing. The accommodation is quite spacious and well kept. It has a beautiful private lawn with some chic outdoor furniture. But more than any of the above, it is the grand hospitality and the company of Jaws that you would cherish. This guy is a rockstar in the true sense of the word. He has this amazing ability of entertaining his guests with highly engrossing conversations. Besides, he is passionate chef and comes up with some amazing dishes. If you're looking for something more than just a great accommodation and awesome food, just visit Jaws at Saattal and believe me you'll come back happier than you could imagine. Everyone takes home a lot to cherish for a lifetime from Jaws at Saattal ! Just a piece of warning though - keep a day or two spare as you are most likely going to extend your stay here ;)

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Aug 2017
Those are very kind words Saurabh......thanks a lot and it means a lot for us at JawsAtSattal !!!
Awaiting your next visit and hopefully should be a longer one.
Cheers !!!
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chappamom
Bangalore, India
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A tasteful "home away from home" up in the hills”
Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

JawsAtSattal is a tastefully decorated, peaceful home up in the hills. There's a garden, a view, great food that appears whenever you want it, and a host who lets you vacation exactly the way you want to.

The home itself is simple, tasteful, and comfortable. A beautiful and well-maintained garden overlooks a hilly vista, and was the perfect place for me to just sit and think, read, or listen to music. Inside, I was impressed by the high-quality bedlinen, spotlessly clean bathrooms, and the host's almost obsessive attention to detail.

Speaking of the host - you get exactly as much (or as little) company from him as you want. He's helpful but not obtrusive, knowledgeable about the area, and fun to be around. And boy, can he cook!

One of the issues I have with many homestays is the fact that you are expected to eat at specific times: usually, breakfast by 9am, dinner by 8pm. At JawsAtSattal, however, you are served whenever you feel hungry. Woke up late (the point of a holiday!) and want breakfast at 11am? No problem. Dinner at 11pm? Ditto. The host prepares the food himself (he should have been a chef, and I say this as a food writer.) He specializes in regional Indian cuisines, and takes genuine delight in your enjoyment of the food.

Great views, quietly elegant rooms, a fun host, fabulous food - and above all, the flexibility to holiday at your own pace. In other words - the perfect getaway.

Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jun 2017
Hey Suman.....thanks for your "from the heart" note. Guests' reviews are a great source of encouragement for us at JawsAtSattal. And your comment on the food part is definitely an ego booster - i know you are pretty critical on your food blog many a time. Thanks again and looking forward to more such impromptu visits from you !!!
Cheers !!!
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nakultute...
Noida, India
1 review
“Picturesque views, fabulous food, child friendly and full of warmth! Loved it!”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This place was highly recommended, and it exceeded our expectations. Waking up to the chirping birds, witnessing the rising sun and a spectacular sky - we had all the ingredients for a blissful morning, away from the heat of Delhi, at this place. The sumptuous breakfast along with great conversations with other people staying at the property was what makes for a perfect holiday! You can go on nature walks, and if you don't mind the long treks, walk upto the Sattal lake (it is quite a distance!). You can also plan day trips to Nainital, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal etc. Great place for children to run around, lay in the grass and watch the most spectacular birds that visit the property. We would certainly visit again!

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
16 Jun 2017
We are so glad that you and the family (especially your 4yr old ) enjoyed your stay. We are all geared up to your next visit.
Cheers
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Raghavend...
1 review
“You might be tempted to just hang in there forever”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

First of all, this is not one of your run-of-the-mill places for stay. It was a refreshing change to see someone running this out of sheer passion. We had ridiculous dietary requirements, but for the culinary ace in Jaws it was just another opportunity to display his wizardry. My children would surely have missed enjoying the magnificent views and surroundings had there been a TV in the room. Besides, every single day, we woke up to the glorious view of the customary twilight just before the sun rise. The warmth, personal touch and care that each one of us received was unparalleled. May God bless everybody involved at JawsAtSattal.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jun 2017
What a wonderful message you have left for us all at JawsAtSattal. Thanks very much Raghav.
I will always cherish those intense and insightful nocturnal "discourses" !!!! You are an unbelievably evolved soul and i feel lucky to have met you.
Cheers and God bless !!
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urbangips...
New Delhi, India
1 review
“Great location, friendly, helpful host and team...and fabulous food!”
Reviewed 11 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Got taken here by trusted friends and greatly enjoyed our stay. Met two young families there, one small kid each, very well-behaved. Everyone had come through personal recos. Can do nice day trips around to Bhimtal, Nainital, Mukteshwar etc, local cab easily arranged if no car. Thank God, no TV there and no noise. Seemed like a real refuge for mannerly, considerate people looking for a quiet, well-behaved sort of place where you can read, laze, sleep and wake up to fantastic home-made food, be it Mangalorean, Kashmiri, UP, Punjabi or Western, all magicked up by the host. Breakfast is included and you have to tell in advance if you'd like to have lunch/din as well. A unique feature is that they rustle up food 24/7, just like home, if you get up late. BYOB. I'd suggest you bring lots of books, ipad and some indoor board games and un-noisy toys for kiddies because it's a quiet B&B home stay place, not a typical 'hotel'. The rooms outside the main house have a fridge, micro and electric kettle for chai/coffee, fixings provided. Nice little lawns between the vine-wreathed, flower-edged cottages for evening gatherings, with a view of the hills and the stars. Totally clean linen and loos. Like to go again, that high quality of fresh home-made food and general cosiness+personal space was most unusual in my experience, the closest to 'a home of one's own' in the hills :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jun 2017
Thanks for your kind and encouraging words Renuka. Glad that you enjoyed the serenity and the layout of the property.
Hoping to have you over more often.
Cheers
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