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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed from 11/02/2017 till 13/02/2017. Booked a Deluxe room with a large bed, but was upgraded to a Suite room free-of-charge. As our flight got delayed we only arrived at the hotel very late in the evening, and the front office staff went an extra mile to do the check-in in the room with out further tiring us. Hotel also...

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Jamshedpur, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me & my family visited on 9th Feb . Reached early morning , provided us early check in . The property is superb , location is the best and on Mall Road. The food is delicious and they prepare as per your requirements. The front desk staff and very helpful & always ready to help their guest. Being 1st trip...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Best location on The Mall, great staff and service, comfortable and warm rooms. Loved having a hot water bottle put in our bed too! Very good breakfast. The only downside is cost of food and drink. Plenty of restaurants nearby at half the price. Stay here, eat out.

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Oxford
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting Shimla partly due to see the church where my great uncle was married in 1900. Clarkes Hotel was suggested to us and my husband and I were delighted to have spent three nights there. It was extremely cold during our stay and, although the hotel is pretty draughty (due mainly to its age!), the standalone radiators in...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clarkes Hotel was in a very good location, great views, in the centre of the markets and the square, but, unfortunately incredibly expensive with no frills. There is no free internet and when you did want to use the wifi it was outrageously expensive. Nowhere in my travels in India staying at upmarket hotels were we charged for internet as...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and were offered a warm glass of cider which was a delight. The check in was done in our room for comfort which was a major plus after traveling for so long. The Room was spacious with a lovely view . It's perfect location...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Clarkes, Shimla and for taking the time to post the review. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about the location, ambience, and staff. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Shimla. Warm regards, Amardeep Singh email: amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our second night of our two night stay in Shimla after the previous hotel being so bad. Service here was first class and in a beautiful heritage hotel, we were upgraded to a huge suite on the corner with amazing views. If you are offered a water tank (hot water bottle) when its cold outside then...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Clarkes, Shimla and for taking the time to post the review. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about the location, ambience, and staff. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Shimla. Warm regards, Amardeep Singh email: amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Clarke's Hotel for two nights in January this year and it was a wonderful experience. We arrived after a long journey on the Himalayan Queen and in temperatures of about minus 8 degrees. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and were very grateful for the glass of warm cider immediately offered to us in the bar as...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Clarkes, Shimla and for taking the time to post the review. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about the location, ambience, and staff. I have shared your compliments with all my entire team, whose efforts made this possible.I treasure such feedback from the guests. Thank you so much...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome from friendly and efficient staff began the Shimla experience. Clarkes Hotel takes great pride in not only being a heritage hotel since 1898 but basks in the award of 'Heritage Grand' status since 2012. The public areas are beautifully appointed and exude an air of luxurious hospitality. Enormous picture windows in our room allowed us to look...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm regards Amardeep Singh Email: Amardeep.singh@clarkesshimla.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. These guys are really big on service. Anything you need, they want to help! The room was top quality. The decor in the hotel was nice and it is situated in a very convenient place if shopping is your thing. We had dinner in the restaurant the first night. It was quite cold in...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Member, The Clarkes hotel is a Grand Heritage Hotel situated at the Mall Road since 1898 and we thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Shimla Mall Road, Clarkes Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. This Heritage hotel has recently been upgraded to Grand Heritage category and is one of the oldest hotels in Shimla. Clarkes is known for its architecture dating from the colonial era. The hotel is within walking distance of Shimla attractions - Gaiety Theatre, Groton Castle, Museum, Rothney Castle, Viceregal Lodge, Churches and other Colonial era buildings. Clarkes Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of yesteryear, with modern conveniences of today. The hotel maintains the highest levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class. Clarkes Hotel is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarkes Hotel

Address: The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: ₹ 7,045 - ₹ 35,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarkes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Shimla Clarkes Hotel
Clarkes Hotel Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#2 Business Hotel in Shimla
#8 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
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