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“Luxury at its best!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Mall Shimla, Shimla 171001, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 98 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Luxury at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Marina, Shimla for 1 night. When we saw our room we were like 'wow' what a room. The interiors of the hotel are superb. I do not think there is any other hotel in Shimla so luxurious and posh. We stayed in superior room located on the 3rd floor. The view from the room was okay but the rooms are spacious and very tastefully done.

Buffet breakfast was very good.

This hotel is 10mins walk from the mall road so it is peacefully located away from the crowd though very near too.
It is located strategically in vip area near to high court and secretariat.

Has ample parking for cars which is a big advantage in a place like shimla. They have basement parking as well as upper level parking.

Rooms service was quick.

Only few things I would like to mention. We had to wait for atleast 45 mins to get our room as it was getting ready. We already had a conversation on phone before reaching the hotel to inform the hotel people about when we would be reaching. Still they took lot of time to give us the room.
Minibar was empty,bathroom slippers were missing.

Overall we had a very pleasant stay and definitely want to come back, relax and rejuvinate at the Marina Shimla.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed in The Marina for 4 days with my family amongst another. I have to say that everything about the Hotel displays Quality. Excellent Location, in terms of approachability to The Mall, and still away from the crowd. Very courteous staff, Excellent food, beautiful rooms, and wonderful architecture. I stayed there during mid-June, and it was extremely peaceful there, instead of all Shimla being full of crowd. Would definitely visit again.

Room Tip: All the rooms have the same view, although travellers should prefer a room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed here for 3 days with my wife. It's a newly built hotel with great interior. Recommended to all those who are foodies and who want to stay in city. Request for rooms in upper floor so that u get a good view of the valley .I have rated 4 because I did not get good view room. All over memorable experience.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A great position, and as the hotel is new, the facilities are all very good. Everything about the room was of excellent quality. I used the Business Centre, and the staff were very happy to oblige although it was late at night.
Dinner in their restaurant was outstanding. The "Mutton" (Goat) Biryani was exceptional, and I didn't have a better one in the following 3 weeks. Breakfast was average only.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Marina is a new hotel that is located a few yards away from the main mall road in Shimla. The location is quite good because one can just walk out of the hotel premises and onto the mall road, which has become really clean, no garbage dumped on the road, no traffic allowed and therefore no pollution. Only some authorized vehicles are allowed to go on this mall road. Marina hotel stands out in the contemporary furniture, fixtures in the bathroom and clean linen. Hotel staff is courteous, helpful and very polite. Mr. Devender Sharma, the manager, deserves special mention here for the cooperation provided to us during our stay in Marina.
I would definitely stay there again whenever i go to Shimla and would recommend to my friends as well.

Room Tip: We took a room on the third floor which i feel was the best. But can't really say for the other...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed in Marina for 3 nights in April 2014 to attend a wedding in the city. When you think about quality stay options in Shimla, the list is limited. This is a new property and definitely makes the cut. Great location with ample parking. 5 minutes walk to the Mall area which is a pedestrian only zone. Gorgeous rooms!! Small but very tastefully designed , affording some amazing views of the valley. Food quality was variable during our stay although mostly good. The continental/Italian dishes were better than the Indian style breakfast. All in all this is a great place. Have been recommending it to my friends and family!

Room Tip: valley view rooms definitely!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

one of the best place if you want to stay on mall road....new built property...clean and spacious rooms with all modern amenities.....finger licking food.....just yummm....the only thing the hotel lacks is kids activities...though they do have the kids play area but not sufficient....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Mall Shimla, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 98 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL MARINA, a luxury boutique hotel located amidst the lush green landscape of Shimla, is a unique property with a rich history. This hundred year old property was considered one of the most prestigious hotels during the British regime. ... more   less 
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