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Clarkes Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
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Ranked #8 of 95 hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Lynne2908 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent location to explore Shimla. They upgraded us immediately into a suite, luxury! The furniture was original but functional! Service was excellent, food excellent, staff excellent ! Only downside is that access is via steep steps which are not well maintained so not disabled friendly!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clarkes Hotel, Shimla is just a little bit of history which is not to be missed. Very authentic in every way; fascinating and enjoyable. Good location for The Mall road and visiting everything which is Shimla, including The Cecil - where the absolutely best coffee is served in the whole of India. Would definitely recommend any visitor to Shimla... 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

Gurgaon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with a group of friends in March. What a stunning heritage hotel with impeccable levels of service. Superbly maintained with amazing views of the ridge. Superb location, within walking distance of the mall. Food and service in the restaurant was very good. Probably the best Laal Maas I have ever had. Mr. Bhatia and his team are doing a... 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

New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Sleep. Bed comfort was tremendous. No words... to express. Room size is good. Decor slightly old but good and can be better. Bathroom size was also good. Breakfast was with a great view. Food was 7/10. Hospitality was excellent. Very good staff. Ready to help.

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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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed here for 4 night in February, which was a very quiet time for the hotel. The hotel is clearly very old, and the facilities are in line with age of the hotel. The hotel is located right in the middle of Shimla, which is great for getting around this hill town. The food was basic while we were... 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. Your comments have been well noted regarding the food. We will take this... More

Shropshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely hotel, excellent service, clean comfortable rooms. Professional in all areas. This heritage hotel dates back to the days of the Raj. It is charming and quaint. A newspaper delivered to your room daily, a lounge with panoramic views, security at the door. For those with mobility issues this hotel does not have a lift due to it's heritage status.... 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 Clarkes Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments 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. Your generous indication of our performance will... More

Gloucestershire
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are looking for a 5* hotel, this is not for you. If you are looking for a hotel of old fashion charm, character and service, then this is for you. First and foremost, the quality of the staff, service and food is excellent. Although it's an Oberoi hotel, a Cecil! it's not. It may be from the 1890'sand... 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 Clarkes Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments 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. Your generous indication of our performance will... More

Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you are looking for a feeling of the British Raj, come to the Clarkes, the building, the food, the staff all throw you back in time. Fortunately the bath is not ancient. It sported the only shower in three weeks in India that did not run out of hot water, ever. The hotel is not big and pompous, but... 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 Clarkes Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments 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. Your generous indication of our performance will... More

Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The location of the hotel is perfect for a walk on the mall road and still very quiet. The building is from 1898 but has gone through major refurbishments, so that all modern amenities are available. Unfortunately, to my taste, some of the character has been lost in the process. The dining room just looks to new... but still much... 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 have noted your comments regarding the hotel maintenance will take this into considerations. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I look forward to... More

Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This hotel is great the service, location and cleanliness is wonderful in such an isolated location. It has an old world feel about it. The breakfast and the staff were wonderful. It was great having a G&T in the lounge watching the sun go down. Can highly recommend this hotel. An evening walk along the boulevard taking in the culture... 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 Clarkes Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments 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. Your generous indication of our performance will... More

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Additional Information about Clarkes Hotel

Also Known As:
Shimla Clarkes Hotel
Address: The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Shimla
#3 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#8 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#10 Family Hotel in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarkes Hotel 4*
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