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“A beautiful hotel to stay in Shimla” 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 #9 of 99 Hotels in Shimla
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New Delhi, India
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575 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
“A beautiful hotel to stay in Shimla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Marina is a classy hotel while most people won't expect till they are there. I have stayed over 10 times here. The rooms are very very nice with a modern design and a balcony to each room. I have stayed on all floors. The best thing is the rooms are equipped with HD channels! Never seen this even in star hotels.
The hotel has a great bar which even offers erdinger beer! The restaurant is great and the breakfast is super. The food is also very nice.
Room service is good and all the staff from the reception to house keeping to the bar and to the restaurant are very courteous and friendly. Most of them are hotel management graduates. Parking is a super advantage in this hotel. Either you park on the upper deck or get it parked in the basement.
I will surely recommend anyone to stay here. You will actually be surprised on the amenities and the room.

Stayed November 2013
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a perfect example of how photos can fool us. Firstly, The approach of the hotel is not for faint hearted if you are driving yourself. On arrival at 1pm we were told that we will have to wait for 2 hrs since the rooms are not ready, When we showed the Make my Trip vouchers which clearly stated that the check in time is 12noon we were told that its make my trip's problem. On repeated request that we have elders and have travelled long distance we were given room. The hotel is severely understaffed and the one's that are there are arrogant and insensitive. They certainly needs lesson in customer service. Apart from the rooms there's nothing great about this property. It is Highly over priced and hyped property. No minibar - Ask the staff and they are clueless, You get 2 bananas in a banana shaped fruit basket very clever thinking ;) after lot of contemplation i realized that those were not for guest but for the monkey's who keeping coming on n off in the balcony. Over priced food and drinks, No late night meals as the kitchen staff does not pick calls after 10.30pm. Paid 41k for two rooms with food and drinks for 1 night. Absolutely waste of money :(

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

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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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: The Mall Shimla, Shimla 171001, India
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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
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Ranked #9 of 99 Hotels in Shimla
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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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