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Clarkes Hotel

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athens, greece
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely Hotel, rooms big, we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to suite. The Hotel is located at the end of the mall, so great for going out for a troll and seeing the shops or to eat at one of the many restaurants located at the mall.

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atlanta, usa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are cosy and tastefully decorated in Raj colonial style. The customer service is superlative and friendly and the hotel itself is a peaceful atmospheric respite from the busy Mall Road of Simla. Beautiful architecture lovingly maintained.

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

Chapel Row
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived over the busy Easter weekend. Met with refreshments and taken to a lovely suite, where they took care of all of the check in formalities. The hotel has a real colonial and intimate feel to it. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel which was extremely relazing and peaceful. Lovely menu to choose from and flexibility on...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest hotel in Shimla. Very well maintained and beautifully kept one. Rooms are lavish and very cosy. We went for Christmas eve and the property was decorated very nicely. Buffet breakfast was excellent. Hotel staff was also very polite and courteous. Wonderful stay!

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location: The hotel is location right at the end of the Mall.  Approach: The hotel can be approached either from the parking space near the High Court or from the Lift of Mall Road. The Parking space access is nearer, however one needs to take flights of stairs which can be a challenging work for old aged person or people...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, The Clarkes hotel is a Grand Heritage Hotel situated at the Mall Road since 1898 and we thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver...

rosslare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely experience staying in Clarkes hotel The staff were amazing and so kind and attentive . Service was certainly with a smile . Our room was spacious ,nicely decorated and very clean . I could not fault our room . We only eat dinner once in the hotel but the meal was nice. The only down side...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, The Clarkes hotel is a Grand Heritage Hotel situated at the Mall Road since 1898 and we thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver...

Santa Sofia, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to stay for few days and since my arrival everything was without any issues. Staff is really professional and friendly. The hotel has amazing view that captures the most of Shimla. Inside the hotel has British design and the rooms are well maintained. Bathrooms are perfect. Food is according to my taste. Chefs and the rest...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is at the right location, its on the mall road. The staff is really kind and helpful...Everthing was taken care of, excellent service, hope they continue this. Food was also good. Great hotel, would definitely stay here whenever we visit a Shimla.

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed a wonderful stay at Clarke's Hotel in Shimla. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, with plenty of windows (with insect screens) that you could open for fresh air - fabulous. Bathroom was good too with a lovely shower that didn't run hot & cold at random. Customer service was outstanding from checkin. The duty manager came...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. I do agree with the fact that coming from a city to Shimla one would require tranquility and the view. The infrastructure development and industrialization at times have a flip side to it, the...

Fareham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clarkes was the last hotel we stayed at before returning to Delhi. It was definitely the best! The rooms were spacious, comfortable and had everything you needed, including a fully working and efficient shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times and in the dining room, not only was the breakfast excellent but the staff were both...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. I do agree with the fact that coming from a city to Shimla one would require tranquility and the view. The infrastructure development and industrialization at times have a flip side to it, the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Shimla Mall Road, Clarkes Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. This Heritage hotel has recently been upgraded to Grand Heritage category and is one of the oldest hotels in Shimla. Clarkes is known for its architecture dating from the colonial era. The hotel is within walking distance of Shimla attractions - Gaiety Theatre, Groton Castle, Museum, Rothney Castle, Viceregal Lodge, Churches and other Colonial era buildings. Clarkes Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of yesteryear, with modern conveniences of today. The hotel maintains the highest levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class. Clarkes Hotel is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarkes Hotel

Address: The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Price Range: $122 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clarkes Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Shimla Clarkes Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#2 Business Hotel in Shimla
#8 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
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“Rooms at the back to have a view of Shimla”
CKIM, yesterday | Read review
“Room 21, a suite was very comfortable and spacious.”
RamblinBoyCannock, Mar 10, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors facing the mall road are quieter.”
ahuja_puneet, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“Better to have room to the back of hotel due to dog noise at front”
245janej, Feb 28, 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view over the town.”
richardsL9200YS, Feb 28, 2017 | Read review
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