So here I was again back to Kumaon hills. This time I decided to stay in Haldwani town visiting multiple places while making Haldwani as my base. Why did I choose Haldwani as the place to stay and not any other town has several reasons:
- Haldwani has good hotels that offer all the amenities provided by star hotels in any large town. I am used to these luxuries and for me, these are basic necessities. I can’t live without these.
- Haldwani is the only place in this area that has some nightlife. The rest of the towns go absolutely dead after 10 PM and I don’t like that.
- Haldwani has good call and internet connectivity. Though I am on my leisure trip, there are few works which are important and I need to attend to those regularly even while on travel. Staying back in one of these hill towns means losing out on connectivity at times and I don’t want to get trapped in that.
- With Haldwani as the base, I could explore multiple hill towns as all these towns are connected to Haldwani. The roads between these hill districts are really poor and would have posed challenges in traveling.
Once, I was sure to stay back in Haldwani, I started looking out for hotels. I checked several hotel booking portals and read reviews left by fellow travelers. I found Hotel Blue sapphire as the most highly recommended hotel on various portals like make my trip, trip advisor etc and decided to check out the place along with a few others which were rated well. I visited 5 star hotels in haldwani along with Hotel Blue Sapphire Haldwani and checked various amenities offered by these. I was pleasantly surprised to see the hotel quality in Haldwani. The hotels were clean and the rooms were well stuffed. Most had nice rooms with restaurants etc.
I , post my visit to all these hotels, decided to stay at Hotel Blue sapphire Haldwani. The reason was simple – it was the cleanest, has sufficient and safe place to park my car and my room had a view of Nainital hills, which was awesome in the nights. The hotel has a beautiful and well-stocked bar, which makes it easy to spend some time in the evening and get to speak to people from all over. I was surprised by the good quality of people I could interact with at the bar on most days. The whole atmosphere is quite relaxed. The food is delicious and has a wide variety to offer.