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Snow King Retreat
Ranked #95 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
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“Nice place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

The location is the biggest positive and the negative. If you just want to chill and relax on a hilltop with picturesque locales around, this is the place for you. There's not much to explore inside the resort though the amenities are decent enough. The tariffs are slightly on the higher side but this is the place to go during the season when you do not find any accommodation anywhere in Shimla.

The staff is good and courteous and the cottages/rooms are good.

The best thing is that you'd find a vacancy here even during the peak season when everything is full. In fact do not mistake the road to the Fagu top as a Horse Riding track :), just keep going on the rough track and you'd discover the resort at the top :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Best thing about Snow King retreat is it's location. Whatever you pay for this resort 70% worth is of climate. It's on the Fagu top and from there it seems you are at the top of Himalaya. View from the resort was awesome and clouds are all around us. We have not seen sun for 2 days. Icing on the cake is that it's all lush green in and around the resort. Actually it is surrounded by forest and there is no residents around it. Silence is such that you don't have to put your phone on ear to talk. So this is about surrounding and climate, which is the major highlight of the resort. Let's come to other aspect of resorts.

1. Room: Rooms are not lavish and are strictly o.k. So do not accept much from rooms. They use DTH, which don't work at all as it mostly remains cloudy thru out. Hot water is badly needed and they have geysers so that's not the problem. Sleep is comfortable but it's a fact that rooms are not par with price they are seeking. But again it doesn't make sense to sit in room either in such a climate.

2.Food: At first when I enter the resort we are the lone guest. Everyone seems to be in sleeping mode so I was afraid for the freshness of breakfast we have ordered. It took 1hr for them to bring Omlettes and Pranthas. But they are freshly cooked and tastes good too. Main course is also very good. But you don't expect choice of dishes as location is remote and you have to request in advance if you want them to cook something specific.

3.In house Entertainment: They have play room with pool table, carrom board, 3 or 4 game machines and striker game(All are paid). Than open playing area where they have toy train, ball pool and some rides for children. They also provide you with cricket kit and Badminton set on request. They have discotheque which is good but don't expect an expert DJ. They arrange Karoake night where you can test your singing skill( We enjoyed it the most) and they also allow you to take your own liquor in bar. Revolving restaurant is also there but it don't add anything to your fun. All this if you utilise do make your holiday a worth.

Negative: Location is too remote and 1.5 KM of path to resort is a forest property which is very bad. Even tyre of our Innova got puncture and we have to request the pick from resort. In night if emergency arise it's not easy to leave for the main town as road is bad and without light. So bring the stock of medicine with you. Actually I requested for thermometer at 7:00 P.M. for which they refused as it's not possible to leave the area at this time. But they do provide it in 1 hr from the house keeping stock.

Positive: Location is remote but peaceful and climate is amazing as height is 9000 ft which is 2000 ft more than Shimla. Staff is very good and cooperative. In fact they give it their best on your request but they have limitation due to remoteness of location.

Conclusion: Can spend 1 night here if you visit Shimla. Climate, view and peace itself is worthy enough.

Room Tip: Try huts I haven't seen them but they said it's better than rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Snow King Retreat,Its having very Nice Location ie Fagu top shimla,Very nice view from the top,here Nature was very cool very nice to visit because it is away from crowd & very much relaxing place.Excellent room, Room Service,Food was also very delicious.The attraction of resort is Revolving Resturant,Dj & Karoke.There are many things to play for children nice playing area,toy train etc

Room Tip: cane hut is too good
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

An Ok destination. Location is good but all other aspects need a lot of improvement especially housekeeping, room service etc.
The attendants and stewards are kind but overworked.
Food available from a fixed menu, very limited choice but well cooked and tasty.
I would rate it as an OK destination.

Room Tip: The pics posted on the internet does not give an exact picture of the rooms
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Very nice location to visit. If you want to have a feel of nature then Snow King Resort is the best place to visit which is far from all the daily crowds and tensions. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the holidays in this marvelous resort with delicious resort and what a revolving restaurant they have which you never found anywhere in himachal.

Room Tip: Log HUt/ Forest View/ Honeymoon Suite
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Snow King Retreat

Property: Snow King Retreat
Address: Fagu Top Shimla | Near Kufri, Shimla 171209, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,559 - ₹ 14,062
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow King Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snow King Retreat is a picturesque and beautiful Retreat situated at a great location of Fagu Hill Top at 9000 ' (MSL) Adjoining dense forest, which makes the head swim and the heart pound against the quiet of the forest. Just 4.6 kms from Kufri on Narkanda Road and gets MAXIMUM HEAVY SNOW during season as compared with surrounding areas, including Kufri since the resort is higher than Kufri.Peace and freedom of nature is guaranteed at Snow King Retreat located at Highest Hill of Himachal. The beauty of Snow King Retreat is based primarily on its cool mountain air, its abundance of luxuriant vegetation and its peace and tranquility. Our Mountview Conference hall is well equipped with Multimedia Projector and can accommodate up to 100 Delegates. Guests at Snow King Retreat enjoy a high level of services and comfortable accommodation at affordable rates that makes this one of the most popular retreat in its class. We provide different accommodations Log Hut, Cane Hut, Bamboo Hut, Family Suits, Deluxe Rooms, Super Deluxe Rooms, Honeymoon Rooms. ... more   less 
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