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Clarkes Hotel

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Nayland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Having arrived in Shimla, and having climbed the 30 or so steps from the hotel car park, and having caught my breath, I was able to take in the old world charm that this colonial era hotel oozes! I was pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised to be upgraded to a suite, which made my stay even more pleasant. This is another...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. Your comments have been well noted in regards of internet service. We will...

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very good hotel and the staff is so.courteous.It's on the onset of the mall road making it an apt location.very happy with their hospitality and the staff at the dinning room are very pleasant and always ready to serve. Everyday at the breakfast time their head would go around each and every table asking guest if they were enjoying their...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. Your comments have been well noted regarding the buffet spread. We will take...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Our three night stay in this hotel was excellent ... And very peaceful. The hotel provided a good standard of accommodation and was well maintained. Staff members were courteous and helpful. The walk up the steps from cart road might be difficult for the less abled but there are porters to help with luggage. Food in the restaurant was fresh...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Clarke’s Hotel, Shimla. We thank you your valuable comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay, it was a pleasure to have been of service to you. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed at this hotel for two nights whilst travelling north. The hotel certainly takes you back to the time of the Raj. We were actually upgraded to a suite and it was very nice indeed, clean and comfortable with all the facilities you could need. All the staff were very nice indeed and extremely helpful. The restaurant was very...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. Your comments have been well noted. We will take this into considerations. I...

Dibrugarh, India
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were in Shimla last month and stayed at The Clarkes. It was a great stay and a wonderful experience staying with them. After a warm welcome, they were very generous to upgrade our room. It was the best part of the trip. We loved the room and in was spotless clean. Very comfortable bed. The staff is very friendly...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant two days at Clarkes in Simla. The hotel has retained its original old style look & is conveniently located on the Mall. Very well maintained rooms, courteous room service & excellent breakfast spread. Our complements to the Chef. Well worth visiting again. Thanks to the staff for their assistance.

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I have conveyed your generous compliments to our staff. I once again thank...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a nice hotel to stay in - colonial in style and apparently the very first Oberoi Hotel in the world. There is a lot to like about the hotel with service good and its outlook spectacular but access is a little difficult as the road outside is pedestrianised (no bad thing) and the car park is a long...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. Your comments have been well noted. Please accept our sincere apologies for the...

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with extremely courteous service and a wonderful ambience The chef was very accommodating and prepared dishes to our request We visited the Clark for 3 meals and every meal was enjoyable The waiters were very nice and all out to please us

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I have conveyed your generous compliments to our staff. I once again thank...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The welcoming at Clarks Shimla of the Oberoi Group is the place where it all began and the people have maintained that standard very well , under the mentorship of Mr Bhatia . The front office Team of Ishann and Shikha really welcomes every guest well. It would accommodate the room depending on the type you would like , It...

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Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I have conveyed your generous compliments to Shikha, Ishan and Jeewan. It has...

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Best hotel near mall road. Quite and calm hotel. You can feel reason why this is heritage hotel. Classic feeling with wood structure. Staff remind you of 19th century service. You can get view of entire Shimla from rooms. Want to live royal life for few days then you must visit here.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your time and posting your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn from your feedback that your visit to our hotel was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you were to your satisfaction. I once again thank you for your kind words. My team and I...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Shimla Mall Road, Clarkes Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. This Heritage hotel has recently been upgraded to Grand Heritage category and is one of the oldest hotels in Shimla. Clarkes is known for its architecture dating from the colonial era. The hotel is within walking distance of Shimla attractions - Gaiety Theatre, Groton Castle, Museum, Rothney Castle, Viceregal Lodge, Churches and other Colonial era buildings. Clarkes Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of yesteryear, with modern conveniences of today. The hotel maintains the highest levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class. Clarkes Hotel is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarkes Hotel

Address: The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Price Range: $151 - $726 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clarkes Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Shimla Clarkes Hotel
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#2 Business Hotel in Shimla
#2 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#8 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
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“Room 21, a suite was very comfortable and spacious.”
RamblinBoyCannock, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors facing the mall road are quieter.”
ahuja_puneet, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Better to have room to the back of hotel due to dog noise at front”
245janej, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view over the town.”
richardsL9200YS, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had adjoining rooms which were very nice.”
jadejaguar1, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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