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Kapil Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Jass Radisson | Lakkar Bazar, Shimla 171001, India   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Delhi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Best hotel in Shimla, can count in 4* category as we don't require swimming pool at Shimla.
Excellent service, nice n clean room, awesome interior, friendly staff, specially Mr. Prakash Ji.
will stay there again & again..

Room Tip: Walking distance of mall road, best for honeymooners
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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El Dorado Hills
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed for 4 days towards the end of June '12. All I can say is this is just an average kind of place to stay. Although I couldn’t shop around much in this range of hotels as we hadn’t done much of the planning, looking at their rates, one could argue that they are kind of on the higher side. One might be better of spending little bit more and getting a better hotel, or saving some by going down a notch.

Here are a few points based on our experience.

• Very sincere and hospitable owner - As people in India use the term quite frequently, Kunal is certainly the “USP” of the hotel.

• Nice and specious room with the clean bathroom. However, I wish they could spend a small amount on linens etc. The blankets etc are so old and look dirty. Kunal - we do have the pics if you need those :-)

• Decent room service and friendly staff. Food is just ok; bit expensive in my opinion (and no tandoori roti/naan).

• Not a great surroundings and not much to do inside the hotel; no restaurants etc nearby and room service stops at 10p.

• Other two managers seem to be more interested in selling you their taxi services (looks like they sort of own some taxis that hotel uses) and wouldn’t even mind giving you a non-ac car for a trip to Tatta-Pani, which could be as hot as Chandigarh or Delhi !

• (No) proximity to Ridge etc – This is where we got trapped into the reviews. It is not as close or as easy of a walk as people say. The road is long, and it is a pretty steep up-hill walk. Also, it is kind of dark and feel unsafe in the night. Moreover, there will be a lot of monkeys walking with you along the way! This could have been a deal breaker had we known abt it, though this might not be a big deal for young adults or if don’t have kids.

• I don’t understand why they wouldn’t offer a courtesy ride (to ridge/lakkar bazaar or as far as the car could go) to everyone by default. Upon our request, they did offer the ride to us, but they would charge 60-70 bucks for each trip. We certainly didn’t mind abt it as it is almost insignificant amount, but in order to avoid doing “nickel and dime” everything, these charges could easily be factored into the tariffs. Maybe this goes back the fact that there are two businesses going on under one roof.

In all, as I said, it is just a sort of ok kind of place; nothing like a “great memorable stay” kind of experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Can enjoy Shimla from the room all day, having amazing tea and food. The service is good, polite and helpful. They will take care for your tour and cab right from the reception.
The view with the sunset from the room is just amazing!
Also there is free wifi.
The hotel is in walking distance from the Mall Road (1 km) but they can arrange a cab to take you until Lakkar Bazar.

Room Tip: The downstair rooms are quite small.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patiala, Punjab, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

kapil hotel is a delight in itself.. though they don't bargain on the tariff but the rooms and services they provide is top class.. would love to visit again n again :)
it is also a 10 minutes walk away from the ridge.
do not get persuaded by the taxi valas at the bus stand, they give you horrible reviews about kapil hotel. but trust me.. you'll not regret a single penny

Room Tip: our room was 111.. it had a small bathroom
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a hotel worth staying in Shimla!! Lovely little place!! The room I stayed in was great!
Good sized, very comfortable room very neat and clean.
Very good standards in the room for the price.
A VERY CLEAN BATHROOM !! OH YES !! A VERY CLEAN BATHROOM!! Well lit with added natural light from the window.
Quick roomservice - faster than the star hotels.
Very good location - very close to the Mall road, Lakkar bazar( a 5 min walk), Auckland school and Chapslee school.
Safe and very helpful staff.
In case the power goes out (which is very rare in Shimla) a light comes on automaticly in the room.
Recommend to stay when in Shimla!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at shimla on a rainy day. We were staying at another hotel where everything was so damp the smell was unbearable. Reading tripadvisor we booked at Kapil on the same day. There the room was in good condition. We asked for some heating (extra cost but available) and some additional room services. The staff were always friendly, helpful and very polite. It was really a nice stay.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chandigarh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We chose the super dlx rooms, and found them comfortable and modern with a gr8 view of the valley....the food was tasty and appealing.....we took the cab to the lakkar bazar and walked to the mall (10 mins).....All in all a nice stay

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Jass Radisson | Lakkar Bazar, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kapil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a small budget hotel having 15 guest rooms, room service and site seeing arrangements only. Public Areas: The hotel does not have large public areas. In room facilities: The rooms do not have mini fridges. Only the Pent House suite has an attached balcony. 24 hours hot running water available in the washrooms. The rooms are not centrally heated, however we provide complimentary hot water bed bottles for the night and Heat Convector for Rs.200/- per day extra. Dining: We offer in-room dining only as the hotel does not have restaurant space. Both fixed meal plan Menu and Ala Carte menu options are available. Vegetarian and as well as Non-Vegetarian dishes are prepared in our own in house Kitchen. Room Service – 7:30am – 10pmBreakfast – 7:30am – 11:30pmLunch – 12:30pm – 3 pm. Dinner – 7 pm – 10pm ... more   less 
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