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“Great homestay” 5 of 5 stars
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Aapo Aap Home Stay
Aapo Aap Building, Near Sargheen Chowk | Lower Panthaghati, Shimla 171009, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 87 Shimla B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Great homestay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Wonderful experience at this homestay - the house is absolutely amazing with stunning views of the scenery around Shimla, the rooms are enormous and very comfortable with all the appliances you could want: kettle, iron, hairdryer etc and a massive bathroom with hot water. Communal areas to chat with other guests and plenty of reading material to keep you entertained, plus satellite TV in the rooms. Dinner and breakast were both delicious and plentiful - a seemingly endless supply of coffee and chai! The owner, and everyone else who lives in the house, is incredibly friendly and helpful, and really made us feel welcome and at home. A really wonderful place to stay!
The only slight downside is that it's a good 20minute (and 300Rs) cab journey away from the centre of Shimla, so if you don't have a car you can end up spending a bit on getting around, but this is definitely worth it for the chance to stay in the beautiful, friendly Aapo Aap.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

From my point of view some of the reviews about Aapo Aap are a bit overdone. My stay there does not belong to my "lifetime treasures" - though I enjoyed it and I will remember it. You find comparable hospitality, views and food in other places of Shimla. But to my knowledge there is no other place as relaxed and calm in Shimla in this price range or below being closer to town.

Aapo Aap is not cheap, but worth the money. It is still close enough to get to the centre within a reasonable amount of time (though going there by public transport can not be judged as recreative). On the other hand it is far enough to escape from noise, dust and the hectic there. The owner is really doing everything thinkable to make your stay comfortable.

Being in Shimla, I would definitively choose this place again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My sister recommended our stay at Aapo Aap Home Stay and it did not disappoint. It was an absolutely beautiful place to stay in Shimla! The atmosphere was friendly, peaceful and at the top of Indian hospitality. I will always have incredibly found memories of our short but lovely stay there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Think of Home Stay Think AAPO AAP At Shimla. Why ??

# A Perfect Receptive Host...In fact Family.
# A Perfect Dream Home mirrored in Reality.
# Only one Stay of its kind which gives above its Charge.
# Perfect home made tasty Food, its Serving & the ambiance where its being served.
# You want Peace..its here.
# You dislike intervention....Its here
# A location & view you want..Its from its ROOMS

Above All the Host is so down to earth & reasonable that you will get infected with their reception.....Shivi we know its hard to find a Generous person Like You!! Wish You all the success!!

Room Tip: All Rooms are Worth It!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

A group of 6 of us, with 2 children stayed at Aapo Aap on 06 Jun 12. It was one of the most memorable stays ever.

Aapo Aap is located in a very picturesque location, surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is a place where you can enjoy the warmth of a home and the comforts of a hotel. The hosts are very warm and welcoming people and the place is run like a tight ship.

The rooms are large, very spacious and very thoughtfully furnished. There is a large room where the hosts have provided books, travel guides and other reading material.

The food is homely and of excellent taste and quality. The service in the dining hall is prompt, attentive and would beat a restaurant's service.

The large terrace outside the rooms is a place where one can spend endless hours reading, listening to music or just watching the mountains.

Overall, it is a wonderful place where one could spend a few days in peace and great comfort.

Room Tip: Every room is excellent. If you plan to reach there close to lunch time, it would be better to have...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

If you are not hung up on close proximity of activity centres like shopping malls, night life, restaurants, cinema halls and such other urban pleasures and what you have in mind is a with peaceful and tranquil holiday in your mind. This is the place to be in.

This place is located a little away from the urban ghetto that this quaint township of Shimla has now become. If you have your own transportation, it is an added bonus and you can make Aapo aap as the base for further forays into the still not so crowded destinations further up in the Himalayas.

The hospitality is superb. The rooms are excellent. Well thought out, furnished and appointed with care. You have to stay here to experience the value of the acomnodation on offer and compare it with the pricing to take a gulp of disbelief for the sheer value for money proposition that this property offers.

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  • Stayed June 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 June 3, 2012 via mobile

Aapo Aap is a family home that has been converted to a B&Bull but it's an enormous place and doesn't feel like you're under the family's feet.

It's a little way out of town in a peaceful place with a meditation room available for guests to use. There are no nearby restaurants (it's a 25 minute taxi ride into town) but the dinner and breakfast are amazing. There are a variety of dishes and you eat your fill. You will be joined at meals by Shivi and/or his dad but they are both very interesting to talk to about life in India. This would not be so good if you wanted a romantic getaway.

The rooms are huge and comfortable. Our only complaint was that we heard a lot of noise from the family in the room next door watching tv. There is an adjoining door that let a lot of noise in. It would also help if the curtains in the bedroom were thicker to block more of the light that streams in over the balcony.

But these are quibbles. We would have no hesitation staying again with this very welcoming family.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Aapo Aap Building, Near Sargheen Chowk | Lower Panthaghati, Shimla 171009, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aapo Aap Home Stay - a family run homestay accommodation, is part of the initiative taken by the Himachal Pradesh Government to promote rural tourism & stands duly registered with the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department. Guest rooms are clean, spacious & sunny with open-able windows and are equipped with satellite TV, broadband internet connectivity (on request), hair dryer, tea/coffee making facility & attached balcony/terrace. All have clean private bathroom with wall mounted/hand shower, hot water geyser, modern toilet with western seat & bidet. All rooms come with fresh bed linen, fresh bath towels, quilts/blankets, toilet paper roll, bathing bar, shampoo, liquid hand soap. Meals are available on advance notice of atleast 6 hours. Distance from our homestay: Mall Road - 10 Km, Shimla Railway station & bus stand- 12 Km. Taxi charges Rs.400-600 For one side trip. Bus charges Rs.10-15 Per person for one way transfer. Shared taxi costs Rs.20 For one side trip. ... more   less 
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