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“A pleasant family holiday!”
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Koti Resort
Ranked #23 of 117 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We stayed at Koti over the long Independence day weekend. It was a pleasant and relaxed break ... the property is situated some 20 km further ahead from Shimla and so is very peaceful and far from the crowds. The hills were a lovley lush green thanks to the rains and low clouds were floating by making the surroundings beautiful. The hotel's location is nice and picturesque with good views from the rooms. We stayed in the premier rooms which were very spacious. On the positives, the room was nice and the bathrooms were very clean and modern. They seem to have a good chef although the menu was largely basic, the food (Indian) was very tasty! The staff was quite helpful and would get us our food in the room if we could not go to the restaurant as it was cold and raining and we were travelling with an infant. On the flip side however, the resort needs much better maintenance. The property has a run down appearance with broken window panes in common areas not fixed and discarded furniture dumped in the grounds in open view. The curtain rods came down in our room and the bathroom jacuzzis did not work (as another reviewer mentioned, it is a bad idea to have them in the first place!). It looks as though this property was started off very nicely several years ago but not much money is being pumped back in to keep it up nicely ... that's a pity as it is a pretty little place!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

I booked this hotel after reading about it on this site. While most aspects have been rated as 4, you may wonder why I have given it an overall 3. To begin with, the hotel promises a heated indoor swimming pool, multiple games for kids. Well the pool was there but the water was in the 20s, not really hot. The games room had a badly maintained TT table and an old carrom board. There was nothing to keep the kids occupied really, even the TV though present, had channels which were mostly fuzzy. The restaurant/room service menu was extensive but most items on the kids menu were not available. The room had a jacuzzi but there were restrictions or water was not available - thus defeating the purpose (but these should not be there to begin with as they are wasteful indulgences in places like this where water availability is problematic. Some of these experiences could be attributed to the fact that we were amongst the only guests throughout our stay, although there are supposed to be more than 50 rooms.

The rooms were well equipped with good facilities and clean,fresh linen. The staff was extremely courteous, cheerful and friendly. The quality of food was very good and the chef must be complimented. Each dish was quite tasty and the helpings size was good too. The rates for the food were also quite reasonable.To make our stay better, the manager did offer to set up a bonfire for us with music on the last night before our check out.

In sum, the Resort is located far from most places and really enjoyable only in a group or if you are a couple wanting time to yourselves.

Room Tip: Good if travelling in a group
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

good location
virgin hill
pool
garden ends with the hill edge
nice bar
Spa
Cottages are fine

Always prefer Room No. 204 of Cottage. its superb

visit this place with no worries.

my balcony view was avesome

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank navinjazzy
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

To every one reading this..... I visited this property after being refered by a very good friend of mine. We were a extended Group of 5 Families in all 20 heads. Friends to make it short and sweet it was" A HOME AWAY FROM HOME". The property/ The Location my God is so so Apt for a perfect Family Holiday. It was a much better experience than staying in any five star property in Shimla. Their Serive - We were Pampered. Their Food- We put on 3 kgs in 5 days. The one Man who makes the difference is Mr. Ranbeer Arya (GM ) who ensured that all his guests were very very Comfortable. Thank you Mr. Arya. Be rest assured if I ever come back to Shimla it would be to KOTI. Cheers. You have a Great team and Team work WORKS. ( Mr. Bellani- Chennai)

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank rajesh_bellani
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

It was a beautiful trip planned by office..I was with other 25 colleages on this trip. I think no one can find such a beautiful and relaexed place in whole shimla. Room were excellent so clean so beautifull and best part was their bathrooms which many hotels or resrots forget to stress on them. There was bon fire with Dj in the evening. Buffet was excellent special part was non-veg. Once you enter the resort you will get to know yes this is the place i always wanted to relax. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Koti Resort

Address: Sadhora, P.O. Baldeyan | Mashobra - Naldehra Road, Shimla 171007, India
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Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
Price Range: ₹ 5,585 - ₹ 12,664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koti Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koti Resort is a magical hideaway in an extraordinary setting, just 30 minutes ahead of Shimla, on the Mashobra - Naldhera road. Located on a hilltop with the most spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, surrounded by forests & apple orchards, makes it the ideal retreat for a family holiday, a romantic honeymoon, or a corporate sojurn. The Resort consists of 54 rooms with all the amenities required to make our guests' stay luxurious and relaxed. Depending on their preferences, guests can use the Resort as a base to explore ancient villages and forest trails, or enjoy the lively Mall road of Shimla and the hidden churches and temples, or even try their hand at adventure sports, which can be arranged by our staff. ... more   less 
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