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“Ideal for a couple of nights in Shimla.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Combermere
Ranked #22 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ideal for a couple of nights in Shimla.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

The view from our room was far reaching and spectacular. The room and bathroom were clean and attractive, and the free wifi worked usually. Access to the lovely little town was easy. Room was chilly when the sun went in until the heating went on later in the evening, and dinner in the dining room had to be eaten with coats on. Some diners even wore wooly hats. The food there was good.The top floor cafe was warm and the food was good. Reception were very helpful, as were all the staff we met.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Sueandallan27
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nalda , India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Combermere is located at what I would call the best location in shimla. Its at the head of mall road, has its own lift to it ( one can go any number of times ), it’s close to the railway station, just 1 km and a half away and has some awesome views to offer. There are atleast 4 different view-points of Shimla valley from the hotel itself.

We were two couples and 2 children, booked a package from Antilog Vacations famous for himanchal tourism . We had got a good deal 30 k for 3d 3n breakfast dinner included, and we were upgraded to suites after a day .If we had tried everything by ourselves , it would have costed us more , so advisable to take a tour package.

Parking is bit congested but is problem of whole Shimla not just of this hotel.. The room had a spacious living room with a TV of its own and an adjoining bedroom with floor to roof views on the right. Bathroom was reasonably clean with a bathtub and separate shower closet. They also do not provide with individual heaters and their central heating is switched on only in the night time.

The restaurants are really nice, there is one on roof-top offering superb view of valley. They have all cuisines at offer Chinese, continental, Indian. We stuck to the north Indian fortay, my wife is z just obsessed with the Nan’s and the Dal’s and Paneer’s. Children had some Chinese, I found it decent to my taste. Cafe Sol provides one of best bakery products in Shimla. In addition to all this they have a really nice Bar, nice ambience, although we din’t spend much time there, we had children with us. There is also a gym, I din’t see it but my wife went there for a while. I can say we had our money worth.

A good services by our travel agent , cheap & reliable.Nice work by hotel staff as well.ATB in their future endeavours.

Room Tip: Hill facing rooms in this hotel are good
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Mahendra R
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

I went to Shimla with my spouse and 2.5 years daughter on September 2010. We stayed in Combermere Hotel. The Hotel has the best location in Shimla if you are travelling with your family...just in heart of the Shimla City near Lift and Mall. We went there in monsoons and it was heavily raining on that day. I have asked for a Airport pick up from Chandigarh Airport. They have provided a good quality Innova Car (have to pay for it). The Driver was good and he has inofrmed the hotel Reception when we reached near the hotel lift. It was really raining badly and I was worried how to take my daughter in the hotel. To my surprise when we reaced the parking lot 3 persons were standing with big umbrellas to take us to the hotel. The decor of the hotel was good. We stayed there in a Luxury Suit in th efirst floor. The suite was having a bed room and a living room. It was lean season so there were not many tourist inthe hotel. Room service was awesome in the hotel. they used to cook us a special khichri (not in the menu card) for my daughter (non spicy and home like).
Bakery is buiteful, it's so vibrant and lively....we used to spend lot of our time sitting there ideally with a Cake and few cup of coffee. Location of the hotel is beyond comparision. They have a private lift also to take you to Mall (main tourist attraction in Shimla).
Resuturant is also good and serves very good and tasty food (reasonable priced). The BAR was well stocked (though I have not used it). The hotel also offers all tyoe of compfort SPA, GYM etc...(I have not used them...I am not a fitness freak and don't like to use when I am travelling for vacation)
Overall a good and nice experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Sougata12
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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed in combermere twice the stay was good.Their Luxury Suite rooms are really good but the view from there is not good at all as they are on the lower floors,their penthouses have a really wonderful view and are spacious too,their Combermere Luxury rooms are decent enough but do not provide with electric kettle.They also do not provide with individual heaters and their central heating is switched on only in the night time.It has a lift of its own which connects it directly to the Mall road which is a big plus.the food is good and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: A room on the higher level will give a better view which is amazing at night
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Shrutiaz
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Hyderabad, India
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69 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

my pleasant stay began with the info that unlike many other hotels i need not walk too much to reach the main attraction of simla that is the MALL ROAD,this hotel had a pvt lift to take resident guest directly on mall road,the food was too yummy, we had a wonderful spa experience,a good entetainment fun at thier gaming zone, & danced all the way at thier pub disco.i would make sure each of my friend travelling simla try this hotel to feel heavenly

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Suniltitan
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Property: Hotel Combermere
Address: Opposite Tourism Lift, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Shimla
Price range (per night): $136 - $209
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Combermere 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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