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5 Victory Tunnel Dingle Near Victory Tunnel, Shimla 171003 India
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#33 of 275 in Shimla
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Cardinal Royale Retreat – a renowned International Brand Luxury Hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Shimla - in one of the town’s most posh areas. Nestled amidst majestic mountain lines and surrounded by dense forests of Deodar trees, the hotel offers picturesque views from all rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Dr.Abhishek Ranga wrote a review Apr 2022
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The room was terrible and I was charged 7k per night when we entered the room the first thing we noticed is soiled bed sheets so we requested for change then we saw the bathroom was super dirty looked like it haven’t been cleaned from ages then dust was there on table. I called up the manager and he told that he can’t do much and we have to adjust in this room only. Seriously worst stay in Shimla and above that No feeling of regret to the manager.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
PANKAJ M K wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
I would like to express my commendation to Ms Meenu and all other staff deployed at ROYALE RETREAT, SHIMLA. Recently on 26th Feb 2022, I had a pleasant stay with my spouse at your hotel on the occasion of our marriage anniversary and was enticed to your hotel services because of the prompt services and courteous behaviour of Ms Meenu. I also appreciate her warm front desk services. As a front desk officer, she is well-informed about the guest's needs which had made our stay very comfortable. Once again I would like to thank the whole team of Royale Retreat for making our Shimla visit a memorable one. It was really a pleasant stay for us at a very well maintained hotel. I would definitely like to refer your hotel to my friends and relatives who are looking for a memorable stay at Shimla. My only suggestion is that complementary services should also be provided to the guests visiting on their special days. Thanks! M K PANKAJ NEW DELHI-110001
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor are preferable for a valley view.
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Midhun wrote a review Feb 2022
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It was my finest trip for sure. I was really very satisfied with the services and their hospitality was really appreciable. Hotel is at very good location and very astounding view of forest. It gets more relaxing with centralised heating. Food was really delicious , specially breakfast . Thanks Royale staff for making our stay comfortable. We will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Abhishek Das wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
I stayed for 2 nights. Comfortable stay, clean rooms and loaded with all the amenities you required. Food was great and delicious. Location of the property is covinient and all the prominent places are in walkable distance. They have terrace on 6th floor with nice view of valley and forest. They also have wide parking facility. Looking forward to visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
shubhi302 wrote a review Feb 2022
Panchkula, Haryana, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay with Royal retreat was OK. I expected it to be excellent but somewhere things did not turn out to be that good. I believe the hotel is run short on staff for which services got delay and staff's attitude was dull towards their guest maybe due to their work overload. The property is very well built, decor and rooms are very well designed. Can see owner had invested his both wealth and time in building the hotel. Just mentioning Pros and cons now Pro - Centrally heated rooms, restaurant and reception area which eases your stay in hill station. Less than a KM from Mall road and railway station Good management on car parking Provides nice buffet breakfast Provides efficient and prompt travel help. Provides - tea making kit, hair dryer and other basic amenities in room. Slippers and dentals kits on demand. Good coordination between staff using their walkie talkies. Luggage help from car parking to reception to guests room Check in and check out formalities does not take much time. Con - Things can not be that good if there is snowfall. All staff only have this line repeated - we had snowfall, hence late check-out, hence delay in services. From maintenance guy to front desk to restaurant people, they used this line only. We were provided the room by 4 pm (standard check in time - 2pm) because late check-out of previous day guests. Tea was served without milk as they couldn't procure milk due to snowfall. The guy with moustache (don't know his name) who was handling luggage was very mean to guest. Like he is doing favour to them. Making a room reservation was a big challenge to me as the reservation number was not much responsive. Had to call 5 times to confirm my reservation.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Can directly book hotel from front desk as online aggregators provides same room on higher prices
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$61 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royale Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Royale Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Annandale Ground (0.8 km), Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (0.3 km), and The Ridge (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royale Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royale Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royale Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royale Retreat?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royale Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant, Hide Out Cafe, and Wake and Bake.
Does Royale Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Royale Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royale Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royale Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royale Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Royale Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (0.7 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (2.4 km), and Gurkha Gate (0.6 km).