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“Probably Best Hotel to stay in Shimla”

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Hotel Peterhoff Shimla
Ranked #14 of 136 Shimla B&B and Inns
Mumbai, India
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66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Probably Best Hotel to stay in Shimla”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

I stayed with my family for a few days in 2005 at Hotel Peterhoff Shimla. Probably the best location in Shimla and food was fantastic and reasonably priced. Walkable to the Mall etc if I remember and the view is just unforgettably beautiful from the hilltop. Owned by HP tourism, they really make you want to go back sometime again.

Overall you can expect a very good experience. (Unless a whole lot has changed since 2005)

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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

The Peterhoff enjoys the best and most peaceful location in Shimla, away from the hustle and bustle, on a quiet ridge overlooking the valley.

The rooms are large and spacious with big picture windows. A lush green lawn welcomes visitors at the front of the hotel and there is more than adequate parking at the rear.

Service is prompt and courteous. The menu offers standard north Indian and Indian Chinese fare, whatever we tried was very tasty. The hotel also has a bar.

Furry monkeys and colourful Himalayan birds frequent the lawn.

The Ridge and Mall are a pleasant twenty minute walk away on one side and the stately Vice Regal Lodge is a short walk from the back entrance of the hotel. A rather run down little Himalayan aviary is just outside the back gate for anyone who is interested.

The Peterhoff is close to some of the finest forested walks in Shimla - to the Glen and to Annandale, far removed from the bustle of the Ridge.

This is a premier HPTDC property and rates are on the higher side compared to their other hotels. HPTDC offers a Privilege Card with substantial discounts on accommodation and F&B. This is worth considering if your stay at the Peterhoff and other HPTDC hotels is of more than a few days duration.

The best part of staying the Peterhoff is that one forgets the overbuilt urban conurbation that Shimla has now become. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

I stayed at Peterhoff along with family and kids in the second week of April. The weather was a bit nippy and the hotel great. The rooms were airy and clean. The food was actually great. Was a bit skeptical about the place after reading some adverse remarks, but found the place to my liking. The hotel is centrally located with a great view of the valley.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2010

Where do I start :
- Bedsheets weren't clean
- Showers weren't functional (leaking)
- Service manager had a terrible attitude
- Food mediocre

This place might have been a great hotel at some time but bad management has ruined it. They haven't been able to preserve the heritage and on top of that their laid back & callous attitude makes me hate this place.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2010

Best place to stay in Shimla, with all amenities and specially food and the staff of the hotel. the parking is free. hotel location is excellent. the ambience of the hotel as well as the room is also awesome

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Peterhoff Shimla

Property: Hotel Peterhoff Shimla
Address: Near Institute Of Advanced Studies | Code No- HPS 23, Shimla 171004, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 136 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,800 - ₹ 5,500
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Hotel Peterhoff Shimla Himachal Pradesh

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