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Opp Tourism Lift, Shimla 171001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 14/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#26 of 277 in Shimla
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Willow Banks was established in the year 1871, a landmark estate which spells history and exemplifies an era of gracious living. Originally owned by Arthur James Craddok, "Architect and Builder of Shimla," in a fitting tribute to his memory the building has been redesigned into a hotel, endowed with all modern amenities and comforts, effortlessly blending into the surrounding pine trees, landscapes and enhancing its beauty. The hotel is located on The Heritage Mall Road, a pleasant walking distance from the famous Ridge, Scandal point, Lakkar Bazaar, Gaiety Theater, Ancient Kali Bari & Jakhoo Temple, High Court, Secretariat, C.M. Residence and Raj Bhavan. Amidst the age old Deodar and Pine trees, Willow Banks Estate on the Mall Road overlooks the lush green valley, the majestic mountains and the complete well lit town of Shimla. The hotel is easily accessible from the High Court Parking and the Tourism Lift, making staying a convenient proposition for one and all. The charming walking trails of Shimla are a pleasant stone's throw away from the hotel. Whatever the purpose of your visit, relaxation away from the busy city life, exploring natural beauties that the town has to offer or pumping adventure trips, Hotel Willow Banks at Shimla guarantees to make your vacation worth remembering. The blend of extremes, modern facilities in a heritage estate and picturesque views at the Mall Road level, make Willow Banks arguably the best hotel in Shimla. Also rated by TripAdvisor as amongst the top 10 Jewel Hotels of India.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Car hire
Car park
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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PBANSAL wrote a review 19 May
Mumbai, India3 contributions
The hotel was great for our stay. The check in was smooth and room was ready when we arrived. Staff was very nice. Rooms had an old world charm - classic and simple yet lovely view and all latest facilities. The location was the best part, Its a big plus. You are in the main area yet you have a nice calm environment around. The food quality was very good and they were happy to even make things especially on request. I would strongly recommend you to consider this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Manoj Kumar wrote a review 10 May
New Delhi, India17 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently i visited this hotel in shimla. The hotel has very good, had lunch there. Staffs are very cooperative and friendly. I also had a full tour of the property. The hotel has all the facilities like pub, a swimming pool, and a garden. Overall good combination of this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Manorma wrote a review 5 May
Noida, India3 contributions
Wonderful stay. Loved the food and drinks. We stayed for at least 3 days and it was lovely. Room service is easy and fast. If you are looking for a hotel in Shimla. I will highly recommend it. Must visit with friends and family to spend a memorable time on weekend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Ajay Jadeja wrote a review Apr 2022
India3 contributions
Superb place to have the best time with friends and family.The place is neat and clean the service is fast and friendly staff.food quality is also good.location wise it's awesome.Best stay in Shimla. Recommended for family and friends as well
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Abhishek B wrote a review Mar 2022
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The stay was very comfortable and the staff was excellent. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting shimla. The room service was exceptional. It has a breathtaking view. They have a great cafe within the property.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Shivek K wrote a review Mar 2022
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The property is beautiful and the rooms are great.the food is delicious.the new brewery serves awesome draft beers the akasa spa is good.breakfastvspeead with live counters are good .especially the pav bhaji and pasta served in the morning were awesome.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Varun B wrote a review Mar 2022
Ludhiana, India5 contributions5 helpful votes
The best part of the Hotel is the location. The food is also very good. The rooms are small but comfortable. Our room had a standing balcony. The view from the hotel was very good. One could view the city from the room.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Manas wrote a review Mar 2022
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This is one of the best hotel in mall road. Very coordial staff. Mall road market is very near and walkable. Food quality is good. Breakfast options are ok but can be improved. Rooms are very spacious and good.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Anushree P wrote a review Mar 2022
82 contributions5 helpful votes
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Lovely property for your family and old alike. Wonderful vibe with buzzing cafe and an in-house brewery. The staff gave us a guided tour of the brewery and offered us tasting of all the beer. The rooms are nice. We stayed at the family suite. This was very comfortable and nice. It in fact also has a jucuzzi which was filled with rose petals when we checked in. The hotel room looked very hill resort like. They had sloping roofs and a wooden look to it. The room overlooked the hills and a superb view from here. The breakfast we booked in the package only and was quite elaborate. Indian, Chinese, South Indian, muffins and a lot of fresh bakery items. The staff was courteous and suggested good places around the city where we could visit and enjoy. The room service was slow and we had to call to remind them. The hotel is based in central part of shimla which is a very good highlight as one can access Mall Road and ridge quite easily. The hotel informed us about special in room guest discount at their salon and spa so we did visit there too. A nice foot massage and head massage was super relaxing. The trip was a good relaxing break and the hotel surely added to the experience. Decently priced for such a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks for your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel. Hope to serve you again soon!
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Jimmy Makkar wrote a review Feb 2022
16 contributions1 helpful vote
Great Location, Comfortable Rooms, Food is very good. They house several restaurants like Cafe Simla Times which offer a spectacular view of the Simla valley. Simla Brewing Co., Etc. All are great. The Beds, Sofas and Chairs were Comfortable and the rooms were well lit.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 28 Feb 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
willow banks hotel, willow banks shimla
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Willow Banks
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Willow Banks?
Nearby attractions include The Ridge (0.5 km), The Mall (0.4 km), and SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Willow Banks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Willow Banks?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Willow Banks?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Willow Banks?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Willow Banks?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Hut Cafe - Shimla, Cafe Simla Times, and Cafe Sol.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Willow Banks?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Willow Banks?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Willow Banks offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Willow Banks?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.