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Amar Palace

The Ridge,, Shimla 171012, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The bottom line is avoid Shimla in the summertime. I paid over $30 for what was an average $20 room at best. The view was the only thing good about it. At least the room wasn't dirty. Amar Palace is basically located between Hotel Dreamland and Ashoka Hotel, high up behind Christ Church.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Not a good hotel to stay, It does not have any Restaurant n on hotel's website restaurant is mentioned. Poor service, rooms are not good, view is also not good. It is 1km uphill from mall road. Location is very poor.

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Jaipur, India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The approach road of the hotel is very bad. Cannot to by any conveyance near the hotel. You have to take your luggage on your own end. It is also situated at very high (top) in the jungle and in a corner cant reach easily.

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Goa Velha, India
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The hotel says it is a kilometer from the mall road, that is pretty accurate, except that it is a km uphill. The road to the place was covered in ice when we got there and it was lucky none of us slipped and cracked our skulls. The receptionist is a grumpy old man who is extremely rude and unhelpful.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a booking for 3 days in this hotel but we had to move out in the very next morning. Not very clean room and room service was also not good. We were told that it will take at least one hour if we order for any non-veg food. But in fact they took the same time even for... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This hotel is very good for view of Shimla, its changing weather, clouds, mountains from the window of Honey Moon Room. All rooms may not have that kind of view. Ridge and Mall Road are very closer. But the approach to hotel is by walk only, you need to walk about half Km and if its raining that time and... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Your trip can be spoiled by choosing a poor Hotel and our experience is the same. Major issues: -The hotel didn't even offer to pick us up (this is possible) and the walk to hotel was nearly 20-25mins walk uphill. With luggage it was very inconvenient. - They offered us a very inferior room. It was stinking and damp. It... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

the hotel very hight and shimla sightsheen arrangement hotel in high rates no suitable in family hotel service very poor no clean drink water and so far mall road the room very dusty i advise no go this hotel

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

the hotel location is close to prominent lake. our room was very specious and clean. bathroom toiletries also very good. food was ok. open restaurant was very good can see view beauty of nature. really value of money............

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel was at a huge height!!! We had to walk up the steep route for 20minutes to reach there. We had to hire Coolies to carry our luggage which itself cost us quite an amount. The hotel room service is very poor! There are much better hotels in Shimla as compared to the Amar palace. The rooms were too... More 

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