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Himdev Hotel
Ranked #94 of 113 Hotels in Shimla
Reviewed November 14, 2011

This hotel looks quite grand from the outside. However the rooms are terrible. Dirty and smelly. Bathroom had mould on the ceiling, and ceiling was falling down. The room was unheated, heat provided by a one bar electric fire from the 1970s, that sparked in a most dangerous manner. The breakfast was the worst food i have eaten in India. Avoid!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

The Quality Inn Himadev is not a four star hotel by anyone’s standards, it is best classed as a budget hotel. It is not in Shimla but a 10 minute taxi ride from the railway station. On the plus side,though, we were made very welcome by the extremely courteous staff, in fact, nothing was too much trouble even to the point of finding us an electric fire ( ancient but effective) as it was rather chilly in the rooms in the evenings and early mornings. Our room was huge with a sofa and armchairs as well as everything else you would expect.Unfortunately there is only hot water early mornings and late evenings
The restaurant is particularly good with a good choice of excellent local dishes and a more limited choice of non-indian food. The breakfast was good, the restaurant manager was very helpful and arranged for us to have anything we wanted such as omelettes,scrambled egg and hot buttered toast
In general the hotel was care-worn and rather shabby but had a great atmosphere and the staff went out of their way to look after us, even allowing me to use their own business computer to access the internet as the wifi was not working. I would happily recommend this place to any travellers who do not want to stay in one of the higher priced places in the town. .

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank marmaliser
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Worst hotel I've ever stayed in my entire trip to India. The rooms are not maintained properly. The walls are mouldy and there's mouldy smell. The bathrooms are in bad conditions. The walls outside are stained. The food is bad. Tour agents should just stop booking clients into this hotel. Very very disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank asiatraveller77
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

Rooms are dirty. Service is very poor, irritating and tariff is abnormal to the facilities available. Food is not good.Even drinking water supply to rooms are not attended properly.Bed & pillow covers are dirty with bad smell. Beds are saggy and damaged.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

The haunted worst and bad hotel to choose and stay. Please don't ever choose or recommended to any one .Room just stink, curtain are dirty seems never been dryclined , hospitality by staff specially senior manager is very poor, Regard.To know more ---------.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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6  Thank j_chetan76
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Please don't ever choose or recommend to any one.any bad word is less for the pathetic hotel. The manager is rude , GM is idiot I would say they don't know how to treat customer and behave. Worst staff. No control on them they do what ever they wanted to do.... Please. Contact me if you wanted to more on below number --------

  • Stayed: August 2011
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2  Thank j_chetan76
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in Shimla. It is outside the caity - in fact quite far away (must be about 5 kms). The hotel is old, the rooms smell, the bathrooms even more so. The food is very, very average. You do not have a choice of food in the restaurant - you have to eat what they serve you as a buffet. I was cursing my admin guys for booking me here. There is nothing around the hotel, if you venture out to take a walk. I have stayed at other Quality Inn properties, but this seems to be the worst. Avoid this at all costs.

Room Tip: No idea - possibly you need to ask for a good room, it is also pricey.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Debabrata19
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Additional Information about Himdev Hotel

Address: Kachi Ghati, Shimla 171010, India (Formerly Quality Inn Himdev)
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #94 of 113 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range: $28 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Himdev Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Himdev Hotel Shimla
Quality Inn Shimla
Shimla Quality Inn

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