We have stayed in this hotel twice. Once in October of 2009 and then again in October of 2010. This hotel has only accommodation and has very little F&B service for Breakfast alone. Lunch and Dinner are not served in the hotel as there is no restaurant attached to it. Both in 2009 and 2010, we took the large suite which was facing the valley and the views from this room were fantastic. The suite was quite large and there were large windows on the bedrooms. The view from the bed was good. Since this was an old hotel, the bathroom was also very large in the suite that we stayed. Attached to the bedroom was another living room with a Sofa and also a dining table and a balcony opening out from the living room coming to the bedroom side also. The living room also had a bathroom. In 2009 when I went to the same suite, there was carpeting on the floors and the maintenance was OK. But when I went back in 2010, the carpet was gone and there was wooden flooring in the same room.
The location of the hotel was fantastic. It was just a 5 minute walk to the Mall. Also for food, in 2010, we walked to a joint called Sitaram's (about 3 - 4 minutes walk from this hotel towards the mall). This place has the best Chola Bathure and we really feasted on them for lunch. In 2009, we stayed at this place only for 1 night, however in 2010, we stayed here for 2 nights.
The problems with this hotel were
1) No accessibility to this hotel thru vehicles. We had to get down at a road below and if you had heavy luggage, then you end up using the local porters to haul your luggage to the room, needless to say, the walk up to the hotel from the road below was also a steep climb which might be difficult if you have old people in your party
2) Monkeys... So many of them. They roam freely on the hotel propety and the hotel also advises to keep the room doors and windows locked at all times so that they do not enter the room.
- Also Known As:
- White Hotel Shimla
- Hotel White Shimla, Himachal Pradesh