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Clarkes Hotel

#10 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
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Ranked #10 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is accessed by many steps so you need the porters that are there to carry your luggage...unfortunately we tried to carry our own as we were not sure the y were bona fide as they have nothing identifiable on them e.g badge..uniform etc., The room we were given had no views and we were upgraded to a lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because of it's age, you trade a little in terms of modern amenities for classic charm. That is the case here. There is no heat so instead you rely on space heaters which is a pain and the room never really felt warm enough. In the summer this would not be an issue but in the winter or in-between season,... More 

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Pune, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is located on mall road which means you can spend your day visiting places nearby but the evening can be spent on the mall road which is like a walking plaza (vehicles are not allowed). The hotel rooms and staff is really nice. Restaurant is bit overpriced compared to other places but the food quality is very good.

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south africa
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean and comfortable rooms. On the pathway to the Mall Road shopping area. Breakfast is not laid out like in other hotels. This is understood as it prevents wastage. It would be nice if there was a sort of menu pinned somewhere to inform hotel guests on what's available for breakfast. WIFI was not available while we were staying... More 

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Stamford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an overall adequate hotel - you have to pay for WiFi but this was not avaiiable while we were staying. Location was excellent, right in the heart of town. Clean, warm, tidy and spacious room. Staff very helpful. Food was buffet style and adequate but not special. Was a bit tired and could do with a bit of... More 

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Mhow, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is located on the iconic Mall Road and overlooks the valley below. A nice clean and comfortable hotel it maintains its heritage looks and appears to be the favourite with the foreign tourist. The hotel being located on the Mall road, does not have vehicular access and the tourist has to walk approx. 200 m up slope along... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I prefer hotels with character, which usually involves history as well: Clarkes (surprisingly with no apostrophe) offers all that. It is very well sited on the Mall - but for those with mobility problems please note that the road past the front door is pedestrianised, so one either has to climb steep steps, or use the municipal lift and walk... More 

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Kings Lynn, UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stay here and you can easily imagine life in days gone by. It is in excellent location at the end of The Mall, so is very convenient for visiting Shimla. It is quite an old hotel - it was actually the very first Oberoi owned hotel - but has been well maintained and in keeping with the style. the outside... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a cosy,warm place at a great location. The hotel is situated at the beginning of the mall road - convenient yet having a quiet corner of its own. Rooms are not big but adequate and warm. Staff is polite,cheerful and always there to help.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we chose this hotel over the sister (and more expensive ) Cecil because of its location and weren't disappointed. Easy access to The Mall, Markets and Monkey God Temple all within strolling distance as was Information centre and good local restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful but this period property is showing its age. the weather was cold and... More 

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