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Museum Road,, Shimla 171004, India
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Spars Lodge
Ranked #17 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Shimla
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights and were not impressed at all. We got the cheapest room they offer (1409 RS/$23 US - not cheap at all but same prices all over Shimla) and were given a room three floors downstairs from the front desk. The room itself was comfortable (terrible views though) but the bathroom was stinky and the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night before moving to the Oberoi as they were fully booked on our first night. The hotel is lovely, it has quaint wooden rooms that are quite warm considering how cold it is. Views are fantastic and staff are lovely. Room service is available as well as a restaurant downstairs that is heated. WiFi downstairs... More 

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Berkeley, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was having a bad experience in the hotel I reserved and decided to move to Spars Lodge. In the end I didn't, but I visited it and looked it over. I was in Dharamsala and Shimla in Dec. 2014 and it was freezing cold. Other hotels had tiny little space heaters, which barely took the chill off the room.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Overall a fantastic experience. Been there twice now, and each time, the hospitality, the food and ambience were incredible. Highly recommend this lodge for stay. Its the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

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New Delhi, India
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's taken me a while to get down to writing this review. We actually visited Spars in August 2013 with friends and we had an absolutely lovely time during our stay there. I was a little apprehensive about bookheing a room with them as the reviews ranged from great to downright ghastly. But I'm glad I did book. Spars is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Despite what some of the reviews on here say, we found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful during our stay. Like others, we did upgrade the room to one with a view from the one we had booked, but there was no mis-representation of what we were getting at any point. The food was very tasty, both breakfast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

There are definitely hotels in the area with better value for money. Bathroom was dirrty and old (even for Indian standards), hotel is quite far from the city centre and the owner is a grumpy man. Do not recommend this place!

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Worst place in terms of customer service. The manager is aggressive and impolite. They lure people making online bookings showing low prices for rooms but once you reach there, they will offer yhe worst possible room so that you are bound to upgrade

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256 reviews 256 reviews
79 hotel reviews
478 helpful votes 478 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Came here with my wife on 28 May, 2014 based on Lonely Planet recommendation. Arrived at hotel to find front door open but nobody on premises. Sat in lobby for 15-minutes until a disgruntled looking man and three young men suddenly appeared through the kitchen door. Asked for a double room. I was show two initially. One on the bottom... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Disinterested staff, rooms bad , even their best room 302 was below average.. very beautiful website but reality is different. Disapointed.. not recommended.. very far from mall road .. islolated and boring location

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Address: Museum Road,, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Spars Hotel Shimla

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