All things considered, I would rate this 3 out of 5, with a lot of improvement potential. The property is located in the middle of a peaceful valley, and I would defintely visit drive down to Naukuchiatal again whenever we plan to have another quiet family outing.
I celebrated my new years eve at Lake resort. The place is quite large, with accommodation spread across it, and the room size and view varies depending on which part of property you get room in. The property itself borders the naukuchiatal lake. The location is very very peaceful and an excellent getaway for stressed folks. Bhimtal and Nainital are also within driving distance, and make a good day trip from this location. Boating on this lake or the other two mentioned makes a fun family outing. for more adventurous types, there is paragliding facilities around 10 kms away. The staff is courteous and tries quite hard to take care of the guests. The restaurant is decent and food was good.
Not all rooms are lavishly equipped. Some rooms towards the start of the property are quite large, though the furniture in them was quite old. The view stated lake view, but all we could see were trees. The rooms in the main complex are smaller, but more cosy and had better furnishings. Also, felt that they were understaffed, specially in holiday peak season, when the entire hotel was occupied. The new years function was not so well managed for this reason, and they can do much better in this regard. In the restaurant, the variety was limited, and due to understaffing issues, only one or two tables were tended to. Mostly the food was cold when we went for dinner and there were long delays in the orders.