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“Affordable room tariff and fairly good rooms”
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Hotel The Lotus
Ranked #5 of 14 Kalka B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you are a non fussy traveller who is ok with a small nice, clean and no frills this place is good enough for your stay. Small town with nothing much to do. Visit the temple as its the only place to see in this town.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I had stayed with my family in this hotels while changing train for 4-5 hours,the hotel starirs are like climbing hills,the rooms are dirty and unhygenic,you cant stay more time in room as toilets are smelly,they claim to be budget hotel eventhough its better to stay at railway lodge than this hotel,total wate of money.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

From telephonic booking to check out, We got one of the best service. The budget hotel near Kalka station perfect for early morning trains. The person named Kumar Saurabh realy impress me. With in half an hour he give me feedback about our booking status. He recommend a restaurant to us which has one of the best quality food we ever had. I seriously recommend this hotel for Early morning trains.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had a stay in this hotel as I had an early morning train to catch to Shimla. The hotel is cosest to the Railway Station .The rooms are clean and affordable.I had taken a premier room for 850 Rs. and it had all the basic facilities. All in all a decent stay close to railway station.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anirudh1212
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Location: Main road, close to train station – plus: walking distance to train station is 10 minutes, restaurant and internet café next door, minus: train station and road are loud at night.

Room: Small, not very clean room – bring a sleeping bag or inlet. Loud window and ceiling fan, no “real” AC – room in summer season either hot or loud, bathroom also tiny and rather unclean, bring your own toilet paper!

Service: No reception or any other visible service, but: reliable wake-up service. Cash only.

Value for money: Rather shabby room but very low rate – all in all reasonable, if you are prepared to rough it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Moritz F
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I had made a prior booking into the hotel and as I was expecting the town is very small and hotels even smaller but this hotel despite being small served my purpose just fine. The rooms are clean and nice.Food provided is of A-1 Quality . Overall I thought it would be hard to spend a night in Kalka but it was just fine.Visit the temple if you have time and please travel to Shimla by toy train. Its worth waking up in the morning .

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank SaveshN
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed at Hotel the Lotus for one night, in order to catch the early morning Shivalik Deluxe to Shimla.
We were first put in a room right on the top floor, a double but quite grim, with no windows, and a close and damp feeling and a bathroom shared with two floors and staff.
The manager did however upgrade us for a 50INR fee (we think we called his bluff when he originally showed us the room but offered 200INR for an upgrade) to a much nicer double with ensuite which was much lighter, with windows and was much cleaner.
We had informed the management that we were going to be leaving early in the morning to catch the train, but when we tried to leave we found we were locked in! We had to bang on doors and run up and down trying to find someone to let us out. On the top floor across from our room we found the staff quarters and finally, after a few trips up and down to get the right key, we made it out on time.
All in all not a bad stay at a reasonable hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Gary L
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Additional Information about Hotel The Lotus

Address: Railway Rd | Opp Tehsil Office, Kalka 133302, India
Location: India > Haryana > Panchkula District > Kalka
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kalka
Price Range: $10 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel The Lotus is situated 300 Metres from Railway Station. It is the most reliable staying place for your family with the safe and secure environment for over 10 years. ... more   less 

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