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“Convenient with in convenience”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Blue Diamond

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Hotel Blue Diamond
Ranked #71 of 136 Shimla B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Convenient with in convenience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

The taxi takes 120 rupees to take you to this hotel from the Shimla Railway station. The hotel is approachable from the road and you don't need to lug your baggage a long way up, maximum 15 stairs. The reception checks you in. The rooms are good and I will say worth the money as it is a tourist spot and you should not really crib. Cleanliness is an issue. Not of the room, but of the bathrooms. The hotel people promise that the cleaner will come (but never arrives!!). But even then the bathrooms are not that unclean that you feel pukish when you enter them. A little bit of water throwing from a distance will make it usable within minutes. There is hot water all the time. And they provide room service as well though at exorbitant price.

The only major drawback of this hotel is its distance from mall. The mall is within walking distance. But first you need to climb a very steep and scary stair case to even reach the road from where you need to walk straight to reach the mall. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to people who have difficulty climbing stairs or such similar ailments. Youngsters and fir people can easily climb the stairs (with pauses in between if required). After having over come the stairs, the mall is a maximum 20 minutes walk (uphill and downhill) approx and according to your speed.

When the rush is too much for peak seasons and other options near the mall or on the mall are closed, this place is not bad at all!

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the road are quieter and cosier... But if you want good views, go for the ones whic...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We visited on 13 Aug 2011 to this hotel. Its approx 2 km from Mall road. Hotel is bit older with average interior, fittings and amenities. However, the cleanliness was good. Service was good and helpful behavior of staff. No restaurant but food available at room. Food quality was average. Hot water was available. It was good for one night stay for our family... Value for money @ Rs. 1100 per night...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

this hotel names "hotel blue diamond" gained advantage because it is located on road plane, however in shimla for everything you have to climb up by walk(only) for about 30 min.
for children and aged people it is difficult to climb up.

Apart from this shimla specific issue, this hotel is not worthy for the money we paid(Rs.1100/-per day), because of the following reasons:
1. The hotel is not worth enough for the money paid by me,
2. The rooms are not maintained properly means a fungus smell exists always, no floor mats provided,
3. Bedspreads and pillows are not of good quality,
4. Bath rooms doesn't have shower and not even good buckets and mugs provided,
5. The owner adopts power saving methods by switching off the geyser from outside,
6. We didn't get hot water at early morning around 6AM,

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Blue Diamond

Property: Hotel Blue Diamond
Address: Circular Road, Near Tara Hall School, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 136 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price range (per night): ₹ 800 - ₹ 1,600
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Blue Diamond 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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