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“Not really up to scratch” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Classic
Shimla 171012, India   |  
Ranked #52 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Not really up to scratch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Yes we were tired after a long day from Delhi, and yes we were still finding our feet in India but the beds were hard, the pillows harder still and the sheets, towels and bedding were not as clean as they should be. I write with a little reservation because I have little to compare it to, but I do think that the price should be lower or the rooms a little cleaner. I don't want a tv or a kettle etc, just good, honest comfort

The chap was friendly enough and to be fair and honest, Shimla disappointed us, so perhaps our view of this place was a little biased. On the other hand, had we loved the hotel, perhaps Shimla would have been a little more appealing

The nail in coffin for us was the noisy traffic late into the evening and the dogs that barked and howled until past 3am.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we were very tired for the train journey and after getting off we were attacked by bunch of touts and their misleading information. we neglected them and went 500m uphill . the first hotel we got on the way to the mall. the location is great. after checking few rooms we took the rooms at downstairs. rooms were clean, view is awesome, bathrooms were reasonably clean too. but there is problem with monkeys. helpful manager helped us hiring a jeep for manali and other information. the hotel is close to dhaba, restaurants, shops and 15min walk. i would say this is a good budget hotel

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

The hotel is located between the city centre (the Mall) and train station. So, if you come by train and don`t want to take a taxi to get to the hotel, the location is fine (the Mall is several hundred meters uphill from the train station). The service was very nice, very helpful. The room was Ok, but for some reason it was very cold, much colder than outside (we travelled in October). A very nice view from the window:-)))

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Durban
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We selected this hotel through the Lonely Planet travel guide to India. The location was very close to all amenities, such as the railway station and attractions. The staff, from the cleaning staff to the management, were very friendly and helpful, and assisted us with arrangements for tours. They provided us with lovely refreshments, especially tea. Suitable arrangements for our laundry were made, despite some inclement weather. There was a very good restaurant nearby which served Indian and Chinese cuisine. The hotel was truly like a home away from home.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Noida
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Its and average hotel, located just where the mall road ends. So location wise it is good. If you are travelling with friends and want to saty near the mall, then you can stay here. But i will not recommend if anybody is coming with family. Its a budget hotel.

Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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Delhi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

we stay in the hotel for two days. the rooms is very dirty. they changer one day clothes in thee day. I thought nevar stay these tipe of Hotels again.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

The rooms were really humid and dirty....and in our room it was also raining inside. The monkeys are free to go around inside the hotel and they don't looks like happy to share the space with the guests. It is also a bit to far from the city centre....while many other hotels in the city are available...so why go there?

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Shimla 171012, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
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Ranked #52 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
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