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Clarkes Hotel

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Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Currently the town has been out of running water at a lot of places so having stayed where we had a great working shower was wonderful. The downside is that they are not very accommodating to our staff and refused to let our driver bathe or use the restroom. We value human rights, so after learning of this in the...

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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. We do appreciate hearing from our guest, as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services. It is feedback from esteemed guests like...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't fault the hotel in any way. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was spacious and well equipped. The location ideal for strolling through the pedestrianised Mall area. The dining room was superb as was the breakfast

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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

North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. My room /suite was the size of a small house! Service was fantastic including the provision of hot water bottles when it cold. Perfect location on the Mall - just a lovely place

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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

Reviewed 14 March 2017

a true holiday experience , this hotel is a luxury in the city of shimla the best part is location of the hotel on mall road and the comfortableness of the rooms plus everything was on point. no problem faced during stay , a memorable stay and a great hotel, I will prefer this hotel to everyone

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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

Cannock
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My wife and I recently spent three nights at Clarkes. It is well located on Mall Road and has a splendid outlook over the town and to the Himalayas. We received a very warm welcome. All aspects of the hotel were bright, cheerful and well maintained. We were upgraded to a suite (room 21) and found it to be spacious...

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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...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The restaurant was very nicely appointed with views over Shimla although if you're walking from the shops, there are many steps to climb. The service was attentive, the food was excellent and the coconut rice pudding was heavenly.

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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...

Ambala, India
Reviewed 8 March 2017

In the shadow of beautiful hills, this is a good place where we have enjoyed a lot with my family. the quality of food is very good. the quality of service is also nice. A good place to travel with family. Enjoyed a lot

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

Dear Trip Advisor Member, 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 the...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Checked in on 2nd n upgraded to room no 41 thnx . MOST URGENT LIFT/ ESCLATOR OR GOLF BUGGY REQUIRED FROM CAR PARK TO RECEPTION . The hotel has its own charm but needs a renovation . Bfast ok ok prices of food are moderate but d room in dining service very quick . Staff will not accept any tips...

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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...

Faridabad, India
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The hotel is comfortably placed at the Mall road. It is good for people who want to stay away from traffic and enjoy the mall road walk without using a vehicle. The staff was courteous and helpful. Our rooms were big, one floor above the mall road. The food was good and room service was quick.

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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 1 March 2017

A lovely small historical hotel, comfortable offering everything you need in a brilliant location on Mall Road. A bit drafty but hot water bottles for chilly nights. Heating apparently to be improved when renovated next year. Restaurant good and service friendly and excellent.

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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

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  • Free Parking
  • 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 District > Shimla
Price Range: ₹ 7,321 - ₹ 35,374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clarkes Hotel 5*
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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“Room 21, a suite was very comfortable and spacious.”
RamblinBoyCannock, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors facing the mall road are quieter.”
ahuja_puneet, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Better to have room to the back of hotel due to dog noise at front”
245janej, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view over the town.”
richardsL9200YS, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had adjoining rooms which were very nice.”
jadejaguar1, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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