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Spars Lodge

Museum Road,, Shimla 171004, India
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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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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Himachal Museum is no great shakes, especially given that you have to do a really hard, steep climb to get to it, but I did discover two nice restaurants in the process. The first is the Peterhof, where I had a beer and French fries (you can find the review in Tripadvisor) and the other was Spars Lodge, where... More 

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Shimla, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The view, entrance and the location is worth every penny you spent to get there. Service is good too. Rooms are small but cozy and the woodwork is amazing. The walk from Chaura Maidan till this point is the real beauty.

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Jaipur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, it's expensive compared to the rest of India, but so is all the places in Shimla. Our room with a double bed (comfy) and a double-bed-sofa (not so comfy) were tidy and not so small. Shower and toilet was clean and ok. 2300 rs/night. The view from the room is to die for! The owner is very helpfull. He... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We arrived in Shimla around 8am from Delhi. The overnight bus ride was fairly comfortable. Not having made our hotel bookings, we decided to check out Spars Lodge, a budget hotel recommended by Lonely Planet. On alighting from the bus, we took a cab to the hotel which was situated off the main bazaar area, up a steep hill. The... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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
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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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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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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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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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