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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Vatsalyam Home Stay was such a great experience. The whole family was so kind and charming. They took as for several walks and showed us the city. The food was delicious, the best we've ever had in india. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the huge terrace with an amazing view is the highlight.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights with the most wonderful family..Uncle and Aunty Jee,Asheesh and his lovely wife and beautiful daughter. The room and toilet was spacious,extremely clean with hot/cold water. We were there in Nov and I was cold,and a portable heater was made available. One of the evening at 9 pm and we were hungry and as requested Asheesh's...

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Thank deekoh50
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd visited Shimla recently with my family. The unanimous positive reviews on trip advisor about Vatsalyam and the fact that we wanted to pick a Homestay was the reason I chose it. And boy were the reviews right! To begin with the house was situated on the slope of a hill which ensured a stupendous view to the rest of...

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Thank Praganes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is perfectly located with a beautiful view of the forest. Very neat and clean rooms with a breathtaking view from the balcony. The hosts are very warm and welcoming and serve delicious home cooked meals!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed three nights. All the warm reviews are justified. From arranging for us to be met at Shimla station to helping us through India's currency problems Ashish was great. Room and terrace were great. We had two evening meals which were fab. Best of all though was the welcome and interest shown by the whole family and especially Ashish's...

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and we loved it! The rooms are great and feature everything you may wisch for your stay, but more important: the family welcomed us very warmly and was super helpful in everything - recommendations on what to do, organising cabs (the homestay is a bit far out, but good to reach by car and definetly...

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Kajang, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had booked Vatsalysam via Booking.com after reading the ever too good reviews. I have to say that the Sharda family is one awesome kind of people – extremely warm, extending such great hospitality. The rooms are neat, clean, comfortable and the views from the rooms are spell-bounding. Food was delicious and finger-licking good. It is a pity as we just...

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Thank Satwant B
Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was easily among our best homestay experiences anywhere in the world. Huge positives for this property include the location, the view and the hospitality of the Sharda Family. We would gladly recommend this property. It is located at a 15 minute drive from the city centre and has a lovely view of 5 out of the 7 hills of...

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Thank Dheeraj_Vashista
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The property is the Sharda family home which is reasonably located about 7-8 kms from Mall road junction away from the hustle and bustle of the main city with excellent views of the hills around Shimla as well as the local landmarks (Jakku temple, Viceregal lodge). Ashish had graciously arranged for our pick up from the train station While the...

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Vatsalyam, Owner at Vatsalyam Home Stay, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ramesh, It was really nice to have you with us at Vatsalyam. I also thank you for your kind words and for appreciating the effort put in by us in making you feel as members of our extended family. Your words of appreciation for the food would surely be conveyed to your hostess. Thanks once again. We would...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This place was the best place you could stay at in Shimla. The family are just amazing and sweet we really enjoyed their hospitality. The rooms were very modern with all amenities and the bathroom was super modern and really really clean, we loved it. Our room had access to the balcony which has breathtaking views and the location is...

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Vatsalyam, Owner at Vatsalyam Home Stay, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Navodak, It was really nice to have you with us during last week. I must thank you for your kind words for our hospitality and for appreciating the upkeep and maintenance of the property. This would surely be conveyed to the team involved for the same. We would love too have you with us again. Thanking you once...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Vatsalyam Home Stay

Address: Ragyan | Near Bharari, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: £47 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are equally nice and comfortable.They even have a family room,a bedroom with king sized bed and a separate small single room.”
 of 5 bubbles deekoh50, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent - awesome view of the forests”
 of 5 bubbles SatwantB_12, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are Two Family Rooms and Two Deluxe Rooms. Family room has a separate space and bed, whereas deluxe room has a single king size bed.”
 of 5 bubbles NairFBD, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Willow is superb; has a great large balcony facing the snow clad mountains pierced by tall pine and deodar trees.”
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