Yesterday only i returned from Shimla (10/02/12). After reading the review in Trip adviser i choose Hotel Sunrise Villa for my honeymoon package.
I still amaze that how this hotel got 7th position in overall Shimla. On what basis this decided even i dont know, Last time when i visited Kerala i select the hotel based on Trip advisor rating only. But this time i think i made some mis-judgement.
First of all this is not a hotel, this a house changed to Hotel kind. We choose the Honeymoon site in the 3rd floor, as the name suggest, the hotel was located in the top of the hill (shoghi), u can see the sunrise. Room size was ample for a couple. But rest all is not that worth. There is no room heater facility, if you need the heater it ll cost you Rs.200/-.
Regarding the food, as it was included in our package, it was prepared by the owner's wife (with 1 additional guy), it was a home food. But if you thought of having variety of food with your own choice than this hotel was not the right one.
Next is your package travel to sight seeing, in hotel itself they provide the sight seeing package. For local ss & Kufri trip they are charge you around Rs.1800/- but this might be less in out side, Even they are not having the vehicles on their own, they are hiring the car from outsiders so they try to keep some margin.
In overall if you are not bother about your money, then pls dont choose this hotel as it is only for budget ppl.
Also in my return to Kalka, initially i planned in the Toy train as it took 6 hrs finally i decided to reach Kalka in Taxi. When i checked the Office Manager (Mr,Ankur) he charged me Rs.2000/- for a Indica but if check in outside they will charge you Rs.1800/- for Swift Dzire with some additional local SS. So pls check outside & choose the package.
My intention to write this comment is not to say fault about the hotel & facilities. But the feedback which is available in the net & the actual are completely different.
Pls think before you choose this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for a good hotel / resort stay in Shimla, visit Sunrise Villa, a mini resort for affordable, economical, homely yet luxurious stay in Shimla in the lap of nature away from the congested city. Facilities include: drive-in-parking, lush green lawns, fruit trees, flower beds, peaceful surroundings with neat and clean environment and rooms, home-made hygienically prepared buffet vegetarian meals served across the dining table in the dining room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Villa Hotel Shimla
- Sunrise Hotel Shimla
- Sunrise Villa Shimla, Himachal Pradesh