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Hotel Combermere

Opposite Tourism Lift, Shimla 171001 India
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#36 of 246 hotels in Shimla

Hotel Combermere is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Shimla, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Shimla Heritage Walk (1.5 mi) and Viceregal Lodge (2.1 mi), guests of Combermere Hotel Shimla can easily experience some of Shimla's most well known attractions.

Hotel Combermere is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Shimla. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid public parking available nearby.

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant, consider a visit to Cafe Simla Times, Indian Coffee House, or Ashiana & Goofa, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Hotel Combermere.

Should time allow, Jakhu Temple, The Mall, and The Ridge are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Shimla!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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devesh1967 wrote a review 19 Oct
New Delhi, India229 contributions15 helpful votes
First things first. It is probably the best located hotel in Shimla. They have their own lift which opens on the mall road. But the lift entrance from Cart Road is about 50 meters inside from the road, and entry is through the crowded public tourism lift passage. There is no point of alighting. So basically you have to get off from the vehicle on the road (Cart Road) itself, walk 50 mtrs / climb stairs through crowded municipal lift passage, and then reach the hotel lift. Parking is not available, although they help in parking at the municipal parking just opposite the hotel. This is a bit cumbersome and irritating. The rooms are neat and clean, service / housekeeping is good and responsive. "Luxury" rooms in new block are very small, with no balcony or view. Windows face the municipal lift and anyone can peep into your room from there. They have a good restaurant and bar, and another cafe (cafe Sol) and bar on top floor. Both are good. The restaurant is very small and expensive, although food is good. They do not reserve tables for their own guests, nor inform when table is available. In house guests also have to wait outside like everyone else, which is very irritating. Would request them to change this policy as I have not seen this anywhere that I have travelled. Even celebrated restaurants in hotels treat their own guests differently and take advance reservations for them. Tariff for lowest category of rooms (luxury) is about 7500/- ($100/-) per night (w/o bf) , which is quite steep for the quality of rooms and overall experience, which is at best average. Had it not been for the location, one could definitely give it a miss.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the public lift. There is no valley view, and no privacy.
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Scorpio P wrote a review 9 Oct
New Delhi, India1 contribution
We wanted to visit the restaurant but the security guard restricted and it's very difficult to visit from cart road to mall side. We can't fight to security guard even he called the reception and they also said after telling them that we are coming for dine.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Anil T wrote a review Jul 2021
Mumbai, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
It is the worst hotel u can visit, small rooms with bad Lenin , worst part is there restaurant ,v had to wait atleast an hour daily for staff to take our order , they were rude n totally mismanaged hotel, guests were made to wait as if they r asking food for free, worst experience ,avoid going here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rakesh Sharma, Sales at Hotel Combermere
Responded 9 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, Due to heavy tourist rush in shimla our all food outlets were packed. due to which delays happened. Not taking this as excuse But really feeling bad for this. Sincerest apologies for this.
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Ashish4787 wrote a review Jul 2021
New Delhi, Delhi, India56 contributions22 helpful votes
We booked Hotel Combermere after reading through the numerous reviews as we were going to shimla after 5 years to celebrate my birthday. The only pros/advantage of this hotel is its private lift to the mall. cons: We booked the junior suite room and expected it to be great but the view from the room was disappointing, there was no privacy at all and people walking through the bridge connecting the mall road and the public lift could simply peep into the room. We had to put on the curtains throughout our stay. The in room dining menu was ridiculously expensive and we largely refrained from ordering food from the menu however, since our 3 year old son traveling along we had to order food at times.At one instance, we requested the room service to prepare suji kheer for the kid but the request was bluntly refused. I personally visited the restaurant and requested the manager, Mr. Chauhan for the kheer but he very rudely refused my request and said that staff is very busy and my request cant be entertained, I asked him if he can do it after an hour or so.. He again refused and told me that sooji was not available in the hotel and it cant be made.We then requested him to make dal without any tadka but they somehow missed the intruction and made the dal with tadka and chillies. We tried calling the room service to make fresh dal but no one picked up the call after repetetive attempts. My son did not eat a single. I called them again the next morning with my request for the kheer but it was again refused. We requested for Khichdi to which they obliged but charged 350 bucks for a bowl of khichdi. Also, most of the staff members were not wearing the mask.We also faced issue with shower in the bathroom and had to call house keeping to fix the issue All in all the location of the hotel is great, bang on the mall road and room size is also decent but, attitude of the in room dining staff needs to be changed and they should should be a little empathic. You do not expect such experience after paying around 12.5k per night.We have never faced such behavior during our stays in the past.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not book suite rooms
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Response from Rakesh Sharma, Sales at Hotel Combermere
Responded 7 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, Feeling bad that your stay with us was not comfortable and got some issues. you just want to kook food for your baby yourself in hotel kitchen which is not permittable. Sorry but we will like to inform that Combermere is following covid protocol strictly and no staff member is allowed without masks . Inconvience highely regreeted and assure you that your concern about attitude noted and will be taken care of...
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Rashi wrote a review May 2021
9 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the best place to spend your time in shimla as they offer a great view and great services to the tourists. I'm completely happy with their service. would recommend everyone to look for this hotel if you search for a place to stay in shimla.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Rakesh Sharma, Sales at Hotel Combermere
Responded 2 Jun 2021
Dear Guest Glad to know that your stay with us was comfortable and you enjoyed our services
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Combermere
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Combermere?
Nearby attractions include The Ridge (0.4 km), The Mall (0.3 km), and Jakhoo Hill (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Combermere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Combermere?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Combermere?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Combermere?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wake and Bake, Honey Hut Cafe - Shimla, and Cafe Simla Times.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Combermere?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Combermere 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 Combermere?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Combermere?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (0.5 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (3.4 km), and Gurkha Gate (1.6 km).
Does Hotel Combermere have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.