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!
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