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Clarkes Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
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Ranked #12 of 95 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here to see the famous old English Heritage Clarkes Hotel, the first hotel purchased by Mr. Oberoi and owned and managed by the hotel group of the same name. We only had tea with cookies. The old glamour has somewhat faded and the place needs some sort of a face lift. As a matter of fact the roof... More

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New Delhi, India
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Charm of the property is a big plus. Apart from history nothing else is worth paying for. We took a premier room and a suite which were decent in size almost similar to each other though suite cost more. Hotel is not managed properly... wooden furniture is not even polished carpets are dirty and beds aren't all that comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hotel rooms very clean, staff were helpful and professional, room service food was excellent. i stayed there month of august first week with my wife.(Highly recommend this hotel for the price and quality of stay) The break fast was unlimited like American break fast, continental, indain service is excellent . The location of hotel mall road easy to walk from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clarkes Hotel is located on the famous Mall road of Shimla. It has independent parking space down the hill, which is a big advantage considering the paucity of car parking space in Shimla. This heritage property is well managed and has the old world charm of the colonial British architecture attached to it, which has been retained to its maximum... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property's location at the edge of Mall road with parking facilities, is convenient and yet away from the crowd and noise. It is a heritage building with clean rooms and good food and great service. The room we stayed in, had windows alongside the entrance door towards the common passage; so, we had to close the curtains most of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This property is soaked in history yet visitors cherish convenience. located in an excellent position on the Mall road whereby the ridge, the hotspots and the tranquil, wooded roads towards Chhota Shimla are easily accessible. I had booked a suite at the property for a night. The management happily allowed a very early check in and an evening check-out. the... More

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Clarke’s Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay; it was a pleasure to have been of service to you. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First stayed here 12 years ago and if I come back to Shimla will stay here again. Very accommodating staff, central location, spacious suite rooms. Suitable for couples or families. Ask to see the various types of rooms to choose the right one for you as they do vary.

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Clarke’s Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay; it was a pleasure to have been of service to you. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I... More

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a terrible interpretation for a hotel. Imagine going to a B&B in Blackpool but with Indian flavour. Facts:- 1.0) No air conditioning the rooms 2.0) Windows that don't open properly 3.0) Monkeys hanging outside windows, so have to use meshed window, spoils what little view there was 4.0) No ventilation in bathroom 5.0) 2 electrical sockets only to... More

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New Delhi, India
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15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went to clrakes with my wife in july on my 5th anniversary and it was a wonderful stay. Hotel interior is like european culture, i felt like i am back in florence! Pros: 1. Free parking 2. Nice and educated staff. 3. Tasty food 4. My room was upgraded for free. 5. Special thanks to Shikha and all other... More

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I have conveyed your generous compliments to Shikha. It has been a tremendous... More

New Delhi, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the first Oberoi hotel which started the chain later after PRS Oberoi bought it on loan from a British couple. This hotel is very old and most of the staff are old. The rooms are nice and big and comfortable and cosy. I have stayed here couple of times. The staff are warm and friendly. Room service and... More

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused due to the parking... More

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Address: The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarkes Hotel 4*
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