We didn't have great first impressions of this hotel when we arrived. It looked a bit tired and well used and not really up to the standards of other Radissons we have stayed in. You also needed to be quite fit as the hotel is built into the side of a hill and getting to the restaurant involved quite a long walk down (and back up) innumerable staircases only some of which could be by-passed with an elevator.
However, the hotel did grow on us during our stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly and there were some very nice touches such as the laundry being returned beautifully packaged up. The evening buffet in the restaurant was also very nice and good value.
Overall, its not a special hotel but if you want somewhere reasonable in Shimla for a night or two it is fine.
One final point to beware. Shimla is very, very, hilly and to get to the town from this hotel (and probably from almost all the other hotels in the town) involved a stiff 15-20 minute uphill walk. We did enquire about using a taxi but were told that, because of the traffic restrictions in the town centre (one of the things, by the way, which I really liked about the place) this wouldn't really give us an advantage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at an altitude of 2200meters above mean sea level, amidst Cedar forests the Radisson Jass hotel has 59 well-appointed suites and guest rooms overlooking magnificent mountains, beautiful valleys and dense pine forests. The finest resort in Shimla with a recreation area featuring among other leisure facilities, our resort has an all day dining restaurant with a selection of Continental, Oriental and Indian specialties opening into a garden that overlooks the magnificent mountain ranges and valleys, bar with an Open deck terrace offers gorgeous views as well as a choice selection of wines and spirits and Round the clock dining offering selection of Indian, Oriental and Continental cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Shimla
- Shimla Radisson