At the Metropole Hotel, the nights became intolerably noisy, as these newly rich kept up sustained drinking bouts for late hours. Since Shri Nathji’s room was next door, the disturbance caused him to leave the room and shift to another hotel. He moved to Grand Hotel on the Mall, and stayed there for one night. Perhaps it was to bless the Grand Hotel and its owner that Shri Nathji had stayed there for one night. Shri Nathji was always drawn to places and people, which deserved him in some mysterious, unseen way. Shri Nathji, thereafter, returned to the Metropole Hotel, where the revellers had left.
The Grand Hotel was build by the British in 1872 and this grand property was one on the first hotels in Nainital. Originally known as the Albion, the name was later changed to Moyo hotel and finally The Grand Hotel. The hotel has the advantage of being right in front of the lake. It is good place to stay, in front of lake, good scenery, large rooms, nice flower beds around and the charm of the British era. Spent your evening with a cup of hot tea in the balcony enjoying the view of the lake and the happening mall road. Ample parking space is another advantage. You have good food joints just next to the hotel. Not all hotels have their own parking space on the mall road.