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Clarkes Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
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Ranked #11 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is at very good location and always choose rooms on second floor and mall facing.food is good and only issue is reaching at hotel. However,pls ensure your booking done in advance and do try toy train from Simla to kalka .jakhu temple ,advance studies and chail is must visiting. further,going to kullu , Simla can be a stop... More

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

firstly, there is no access to the hotel via any means of transport, only way to reah is stairs or upward climbing road, and u have the bear the porterage charges. next, lives upto the name of a grand heritage hotel with its british style construction and grandeur. rooms are well furnished, have satellite tv and are spacious. thanks to... 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 comment on quality of food was of great concern to me. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Clarkes Shimla is placed at a great place...just at the start of the Mall...the main attraction of Shimla!! Having personal parking space is always a great advantage in a crowded place like Shimla during the peak Season. The staff is very polite and the ambience of all the rooms is wonderful. The food is also quite good, although we did... 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 on quality of food, quality of housekeeping maintenance and check-out were... 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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