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Hotel Peterhoff Shimla
Ranked #9 of 139 Shimla B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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“Hotel Peterhoff run by HPTDC”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Recently I stayed there one night (March 25 2013) with my family. Rooms were very good and specious and staffs are also very co-operative. Restaurant was very good and clean. But only problem is the location bit away from the city, be ready to spend more for local travel as local travel is very expensive there. If you have your own can then this place is very good. But be careful if you book the car from Travel desk of this hotel. These are bit expensive as compared to outside. I booked one car from there for two days Day-1 (Shimla-Kufri-Fagu), Day-2 (Fagu-Kalka drop) via Shimla, Timber trail and Pinjor Graden and finally drop to Kalka station at night. Day one was good, but on day two after reaching near to Kalka, the cab driver said that he don't have permit for Haryana to enter Kalka. He started looking for another car and after a lot of argument with him we managed to get another car. So be careful if you hire a cab for Kalka dropping and get clarified if he has permit or not.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The great thing about the government run hotels is the it is devoid of sales angle. They do not pretend to be full, when they are not and their rates do not fluctuate with the traffic. Another great thing going for them is location, location, location. It all came true in Peterhoff, the old Scottish villa kind of building. We were a walk in customer and got VIP suite, which goes in with a living room followed by the room that you are to reside in. The rooms are more of a hall with a powder room and huge washroom. The lawns were overlooking the valley. The hotel was next one of the place to see in Shimla, that is the Governer's House. Detailed post is at http://www.saketsuryesh.net/2013/04/shimla-mountain-queen-travelogue.html

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed there for 1 night. Since some discounts were being offered in off season by HPTDC, we rented a regular room. When we reached there we requested management to give us a room with good view since there were hardly any guests there. But they simply refused!! So the room we got had a view of parking lot. Room was big and very spacious but not maintained properly. Room looked cold and big and the heater provided was just not enough. Good things about this hotel- awesome food!! The service was fast and very good. However, chinese and aloo paratha were not that great. Hotel is huge. I wish it was maintained well as its on awesome location and has great view. Its very convenient to travel to mall road if you don't have your own vehicle. You simply have to stop HRTC vehicle on main road just for Rs 10. So my suggestion never stay in regular room. Pay little more to get a good view!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chennai
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We had a enjoyable stay at Hotel Peterhoff run by HPTDC. Large lush green lawn in the front with a great view of the Shimla hillside was a treat. The restaurant food & room service was very good as we expected from a posh hotel. Take time to explore these and enjoy the walks down to Victory Tunnel and the Mall. Much recommended place to stay. Which we do not like is the followup from staff forcing us to hire vehicle local trip & sight seeing.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed at Peterhof last weekend. Being a heritage with so much of history makes it more appealing. Rooms allotted to us were very very spacious and the condition of the rooms was just average. We were told the suites are very good, though we cud not stay in them. However, Hotels' exterior grandeur is well maintained and gives the look of 5 star hotel. Food was above average and the same with room service. Central heating does not work, and the heater provided was not good enough. Linen requires a change, which i am sure even the hotel staff knows:). It is located away from hussle-bussle of Mall Road and yet is very close it. It has all other amenities for a pleasant stay....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Peterhoff in Shimla is very good destination to visit along with Family..Though it away from the city but very good location to stay. u can travel other places very easily and and move around Shimla as well. nice hotel. it manage by govt of HP so there might some compromise but not high.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Hotel Peterhoff is away from the maddening rush of Mall Road. Pick this without a second thought if you have your own transport. The property is huge, beautiful and the furniture is antique. The linen, towels, bedsheets were all good during our stay. The food is tasty at the hotel with good variety. They switch on the centralized heater only during peak winter. The VIP suite is a splurge can easily accomodate 3-4 people. If you have booked online and paid the base fare, be ready to cough up almost the same amount as taxes. Do not go fall for the pony ride at Khufri unless it is snowing. Avoid Khufri and instead visit Tattapani and try water rafting in Sutlej, it is total paisa vasool. A walk in the evening from Mall road to this property is blissful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Peterhoff Shimla
Address: Near Institute Of Advanced Studies | Code No- HPS 23, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #9 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17

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