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“Budget hotel for budget travellers, do not expect much of services.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Crystal Palace

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Hotel Crystal Palace
Ranked #42 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
235 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Budget hotel for budget travellers, do not expect much of services.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2011

Location of Hotel is nice, On the main road next to valley & just near to tourism lift at the foot of mall road.
The only advantage on hotel being on main road & not on mall road is u have cab ready in the lobby of hotel & need not rush around the pickup point rest all are the disadvantages of staying on main road hotel in Shimla, everytime u need to use tourism lift to go at mall road which again cost u & if u get late in night u need to use steps next to lift.
Room are not hygenic but seems okay if ur with ur friends, condition of toilets is wrost.
Staff is not trained enough & expect tip on room service.
Hotel charge huge on travel or sightseeing booking.
I just stayed in this hotel for a night as i reached little earlier & the hotel which i have booked for next day had not rooms on that night.
I recommend this hotel to bachelors or group of friend who just want to keep their lugagge or to get fresh & spend most time exploring the place.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Delhi
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2010

The trip to Mall Road revolves around the HP tourism LIFT. On one side of the lift is Combermere Hotel (Price Rs4500) on the other side is this tiny Hotel (Price Rs 1300). The Taxi Stand is next door. The bus stand and Railway station is within walking distance. Over all value for money.

Choose a room with Balcony towards the front, it may cost a couple of hundref rs more. The food is fine, reasonably priced. Otherwise there are many options on the Mall. They have a nice Swinging Chair, wher u can sit and relax in the nights and early morning.

Book the Taxi from the Taxi Stand next door (Rs 1100 for full day). Visit Kufri, Chail Palace, Naldhera. U can take a 3Km steep walk from the mall road to Jaku Temple. These are the only places to visit in and around Shimla.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Usable_Tips
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2009

Dreadful experience. Apart from helpful staff everything was absolutely awful. Cold, damp bedsheets and blankets, freezing cold room, damp walls, stained bath, horrible toilet, hot water system extremely inefficient. Room smelt mouldy and unaired. All in all a most dreadful experience.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank benjielarry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

I had a wonderful time , although dint expect the welcome drink there but still got one.
It was very simple - clean , tidy , spacious room with a view overlooking Shimla.
I stayed in the executive suite at a very very reasonable price with an excellent wi fi connectivity . That was a surprise too !!!
Otherwise it was good stay and with so less to pay was worth the value

  • Liked — Location, Price , View
  • Disliked — Advice to the owner to make bigger rooms
  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 Thank Protyush
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Additional Information about Hotel Crystal Palace

Property: Hotel Crystal Palace
Address: Hotel Crystal Palace Circular Road | Circular Road, near Lift, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,738 - ₹ 4,479
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Crystal Palace 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Hotel Crystal Palace Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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