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“Nice highway hotel for a journey break”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Shivalik

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Hotel Shivalik
Ranked #2 of 7 Parwanoo B&B and Inns
New Delhi, India
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78 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Nice highway hotel for a journey break”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Stayed in the Suite room for a night while going up the hill. The hotel is placed right on the highway just after the Himachal entry barrier & so is a very convinient & reasonable place to break your journey while going further up the hills. The hotel is visible from the highway itself & to enter inside is a little bit of a problem as the hotel is on the right side of the road & so you have to cross the downside traffic which is chok a block most of the time.
The Suite was nice & warm & was carpetted that too looked clean. It had 2 section, one containing the sofas & the TV & the other containing the bed, the dressing table & the wardrobe. Must say that the room was quite spacious & well maintained for its price. The bed sheets & the blankets were also neat & clean & the towel was crisp white. The bathroom was also spacious & functional & the bathing space was in the form of an enclosure that was really nice.
Since we had reached there quite late in the night we made use of the room service to order our dinner. The room service guy was very warm & friendly & the food served was also very delicious. The chicken curry, the paneer pasanda & the naan were very edible though I would have liked the roti to be a little better. Had a satisfying meal nevertheless.
Cons:
1) The hotel is truly a highway hotel & so you would be having a little bit of difficulty in sleeping on account of the traffic on the road which is very audible in the room.
2) The hotel has lost a lot of its locational advantage on account of the newly opened Pinjore - Parwanoo bypass as it totally bypasses this property & goes right up to the timber trail & so people may not prefer it now for a night halt as it would mean crossing the whole of Parwanoo mess to reach the hotel & thereby negating the advantage of the bypass totally.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Hyderabad
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

We booked this place through Make My Trip. My first advise. Avoid booking this hotel through Make My Trip at any cost. Make My Trip charges a premium and the hotel owners give you the lousiest room to make their ends meet. The room we were given was horrible and depressing. The bed linens were soiled and shady and reminds you of hotels that rent rooms by the hour.
The floor times were cracked and outright dirty and disgusting.

I had to pay extra to upgrade to a room that had solied carpets and dusty furniture.

The only good thing about this hotel is that it is the closest to Kalka station in case you are planning to catch the Toy Train to Shimla. The food is also pretty decent.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Very badly maitained, mattresses were dirty, toilets stinking and though the rooms booked were of same category(Cozy Deluxe), but the actual rooms provided were of different sizes though the reception staff insisted that they were of same categoriy and the money was also charged as per booking.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

Parwanoo is a small villege turned industrial town just 2 km from Kalka. If you are driving to Shimla, you may probably not even notice this place. I went there on a business trip. It is a government run hotel, quite old but well maintained building. Like in any other govt run hotel, you can get service only if you give tips or if you are a high standing official. Any way the hotel is miles away from luxury, and because it is right on the busy kalka shimla highway, don't expect good sleep in peace.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

We had to stay overnight in Kalka to catch the Shivalik Deluxe express the next day early morning. We were looking for a decent hotel in Kalka / Parwanoo . Booked an AC deluxe room. But did not find it good enough, so requested the Manager for an upgrade and he helped. Though it was pricey, but better than the other one. However the rooms and toilets are desperately waiting for a makeover. Toilets were clean but not at all good. Food was good. Manager also arranged for a drop to Kalka station at very early hours.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

hotel shivalik has good location as well as their service, cleanliness and other hotel facilities. i would recommend for all who want to stay in chandigarh. good to stay in hotel shivalik view chandigarh . Amazing rooms, good atmosphere, good services, nice surrounding...best place visit around the hotel is sec 17 market.

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Property: Hotel Shivalik
Address: Shimla- Chandigarh National Highway | 3 Kms from Kalka City, Parwanoo 173220, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Solan District > Parwanoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Parwanoo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23

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