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#12 of 160 hotels in Shimla
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Clarkes Hotel will be closed from 1st December, 2023 for maintenance. The reopening date of the hotel will be finalised once the extent of maintenance and rehabilitation required is ascertained and the execution schedule finalised. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back.

We recommend The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla for your stay in Shimla.

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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.

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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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24-hour security
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Divyansh M wrote a review 2 Apr
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Great view ,friendly staff and excellent service.The view of the mountain was also great.Buffet was also great.If you are a bird watcher then you can find many exotic bird species in the morning.all the inns are also very beautiful.Overall a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shishir G wrote a review Dec 2023
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the service and the food and the love that we received at the clarkes was absolutely outstanding and something that we will never forget the rest of our lives. it was an overwhelming and emotional experience especially the send off that we were given being the last guests of the hotel before they shut down for rennovation after 125 years. Chef Bhatia food was the next level and the best I have had.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Clarkes Shimla, Owner at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 4 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to welcome you both to our hotel. Thank you for this wonderful review that you have so graciously shared with the TripAdvisor community. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed your dining experience and your comments are shared with the team. Chef Rajkumar too is thrilled to have been recognised. It's reassuring to know that we were able to make your stay memorable. Your generous words of appreciation are a tremendous source of motivation for all of us. I genuinely thank you and feel honored to have you as our last guest before the hotel re-opens. Wishing you healthy times ahead and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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PeterHill_12 wrote a review Dec 2023
Salisbury, United Kingdom44 contributions25 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with amazing history. Full of character and eccentricity. Excellent staff and service. Internal decor etc was looking tired and dated - Definitely in need of its planned refurbishment and upgrade though
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, 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 the best experiences and are extremely grateful when they are recognised. Clarkes Hotel is a grand heritage property and one of Shimla's oldest hotels. We are now closed for maintenance from 1st December and will work on your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clarkes soon. Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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chriseli2015 wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
The professional and friendly staff gave us a hugely enjoyable stay. After the forthcoming renovation it should be a great hotel indeed.Shimla was such a welcome break after the noise and bustle of Delhi.
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Response from Clarkes Shimla, Owner at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 30 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Clarkes Hotel is a grand heritage property and one of Shimla's oldest hotels. Rightly mentioned by you being situated in this prime location gives our guests the advantage of taking refugee from the norm. Truly cherish your patronage and most eagerly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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kiranswift63 wrote a review Nov 2023
Shimla, India1 contribution
Fantastic location, beautiful, comfortable heritage hotel, outstanding staff and service from arrival to departure. Facilities and choice of food and drink excellent. Would not choose to stay anywhere else!
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Response from Clarkes Shimla, Owner at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 28 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am also very pleased to learn that our team has been able to ensure a comfortable stay for you. I hope we will continue to be a permanent feature in your and your family’s lives. Truly cherish your patronage and most eagerly look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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Martyn W wrote a review Nov 2023
Bath, United Kingdom121 contributions77 helpful votes
This historic hotel is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Shimla. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff very friendly and courteous, the food is excellent. Situated on the Mall, it is close to all the attractions of Shimla, but an oasis of calm and relaxation, It was lovely to watch the sun set, sipping drinks on the terrace.
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Response from Clarkes Shimla, Owner at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, 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 the best experiences and are extremely grateful when they are recognised. Your comments about the rooms, food, location, team and all the services extended are truly cherished. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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Dr Owen Roberts wrote a review Nov 2023
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom49 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed here after a 14 day trip around Ragistan staying in modern corporate cookie cutter hotels, so Clarke comes as a very welcome contrast with its old fashioned values and seice levels. We were especially impressed with the lounge bar waiter who worked his socks off with a genuine smile, and with the standard of food and service in the restaurant. Most enjoyable
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clarkes Shimla, Owner at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you liked our Grand Heritage Hotel and its vintage charm. I am delighted to learn that you had a good overall experience and left with a positive impression of Subhash – Bartendar. He is thrilled to have read about the feedback as well. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and assure you of memorable experiences each time you visit Clarkes Shimla. Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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ScotlandRosslea wrote a review Nov 2023
Scotland526 contributions155 helpful votes
This hotel provides you with everything you would ask for ......... quality accommodation, excellent service from friendly, highly professional staff combined with wonderful food. This Heritage property plays its part in the history of Shimla over the years. Well appointed large rooms with character. The Hotel is well located on the Mall Road and a short walk, albeit uphill, from The Ridge and all of Shimla's sights. The restaurant provides a welcome retreat from the biz of the Mall and Ridge ........ wonderful service provided by all staff and overseen by Sous Chef Rajkumar. Breakfast is a great start to your day sightseeing and the evening meal is excellent selection to meet all palates. Hopefully we will revisit Shimla at some point and The Clarkes Hotel will definitely be our preferred stopover.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review and feedback. We are delighted to know that the services and facilities offered at the hotel exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for your acknowledgment of our property's old charm. The team and I are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and our hospitality. At Clarkes, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discreet service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgment is always our greatest reward. Thank you once again for such a lovely review. Chef Rajkumar is thrilled to have read about the feedback as well. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon, Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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martyn582023 wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is an excellent hotel. Great character, position, and lovely staff. A wonderful place to stay. A great place to stay in order to explore Shimla and area. Close to the shops of the mall but a world away from the town once one is inside its doors.
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Clarkes Hotel is a grand heritage property and one of Shimla's oldest hotels. Rightly mentioned by you being situated in this prime location gives our guests the advantage of walking around with ease to explore the glorious past of the city. Truly cherish your patronage and most eagerly look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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Alan M wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had a 2 night stay here and the service from all of the staff was excellent. The food in the bar and the dining room was super, breakfast was amazing. Our room was huge and unique, rather than a bland chain hotel look.
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Responded 24 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to learn that you had a good overall experience and left with a positive impression of our team, room, food and services. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and assure you of memorable experiences each time you visit Clarkes Shimla. Warm Regards, Yuvraj Singh Negi Hotel Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarkes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Clarkes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla (0.1 km), Luturu Mahadev Temple (0.1 km), and Shawl Hut (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarkes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Clarkes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Clarkes Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clarkes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Amayaa, Cafe Simla Times, and Eighteen71- Cookhouse & Bar.
Does Clarkes Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Clarkes Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Clarkes Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Clarkes Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clarkes Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Clarkes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (0.5 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (3.3 km), and Gurkha Gate (1.5 km).