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HPTDC Hotel Holiday Home
Ranked #30 of 115 Hotels in Shimla
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very average hotel which you would use as a place to spend the night in. They have a small garden and a coffee shop - both are decent looking. We didn't eat here so no comments on food though it wasn't cheap. Rooms had stained walls, carpets, sofas, very old wooden doors and windows and a shower that sprayed water all around. Guess it depends on the room you pick - we saw three rooms in the price range of 2800, 3700 & 4500. The higher the price the newer the fittings etc. Room and bathroom were clean though.

Overall a decent, reliable place to stay that is 10 mins walk from the lift to the mall.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Little far from the MALL lift. I went for a family holiday. HPTDC staffs are very cordial at the MALL office but not at this hotel. Food quality is OK. It is a pain if your dates coincide with any of the local marriage party - you would find yourself placed in a Bazar.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Last time I was there at this lovely hotel, it was in 2010. Being an HPTDC hotel, its located on a prime property like all HPTDC hotels are. So you get the best views plus very comfortable accomodation. I have always found the staff at these government-run state hotels very courteous and efficient. They are also kept very clean and best of all, if you go off-season, they are very very affordable. Only problem is that the in-house food could be better, much better. I had a wonderful view of the main town of Simla from my room. Will go there again!

Room Tip: Pick any room with a view, you wont be disappointed
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a nice hotel from HPTDC. just half kilometer from the main lift of Shimla. The rooms in the new wing of this hotel are very good and worth the price. The food is very good and their restaurant is one of the famous in Shimla. They have plenty of parking available. Nice hotel for a small and family vacation.Would recomend to book this in advance and bargain for discounts.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is HPTDC property. Rooms are spacious. Decor is old. Convenient location for short stay. Lift is just 5 mins walk from here. I stayed here two nights with family. We liberally used lifts for approaching mall road / ridge.

Room Tip: Best place to stay at Shimla at reasonable prices.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Best place to stay when you are in Shimla. The hotel is a HPTDC property and one of the best hotel of Himachal Tourism. You can get parking for your vehicle, which happens to be a problem in that area. Ridge is walking distance from the hotel. You just need to walk for 5 minutes up to Lift and then you can take the Elevators to Ridge. Food quality is excellent.

Room Tip: Take a room with view of Ridge.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is HPTDC property. Rooms are spacious. Decor is old. Convinent location for short stay. Lift is just 5 mins walk from here. I stayed here one night with family. We liberally used lifts for approaching mall road / ridge. I found rooms require better decor and ventilation. I had somewhat suffocating and not so memorable stay over here. Good for a short stay like one night etc.. If you are staying for longer i prefer to suggest another HPTDC property which is actually good almost double the tariff compared to here. Just a tip - Remember shimla is a costly town to saty.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about HPTDC Hotel Holiday Home

Address: Circular Road, Near High Court | near Lift, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #30 of 115 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range: $55 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Home is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. The hotel is situated on the Circular Road near Lift. The Hotel facilities are - drive in, parking within premises, multi-cuisine restaurant and bar, coffee shop, room service, laundry. The rooms are tastefully done with attached baths. The hotel is conveniently located from the city center. ... more   less 

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