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Clarkes Hotel

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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.
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Unfortunately we stayed when the temperatures dropped to minus 8. The hotel tried to keep us warm but has insufficient heating and duvets that is too thin. Stops it being a 5 star as the rest is perfect ( staff, rooms, food, sitting room, location).
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Clarkes is an excellent hotel for a number of reasons. Its location is superb. It is on the pedestrianised Mall Road, but at the quiet end. Cars can only access a lower road, so your luggage is manhandled up a long stairway. Thankfully their staff do that! You can walk past
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Response from Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Dear Trip Advisor Member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver the best experiences and extremely grateful when these are being recognized. Your comments about all the services extended are truly cherished. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm Regards, Pooja Bhondekar pooja.bhondekar@clarkesshimla.com
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This is a traditional colonial hotel at the end of the Mall. The staff without exception are friendly, welcoming and extremely polite. They were kind enough to allow early check in when one of us was very poorly and offered to arrange a doctor to visit. The double room was
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Response from Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tripadvisor member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver the best experiences and extremely grateful when these are being recognized. Your comments about the arrival experience, room, food, staff and the services extended are truly cherished. I have also made note of the feedback given about the heating in the public areas. I’m certain we will be able to address this need completely whenever Clarkes hotel goes under renovation in future. I’m also working closely with our corporate director of engineering to get an energy efficient and safe system to warm up the hotel public areas till such time the necessary permissions come for this heritage property to undergo renovation. We will also look into the option of installing a lift from the parking during the renovation. We thank you once again for staying with us and sharing your valuable feedback. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure you of our best attention and service at all times. Warm Regards, Pooja Bhondekar pooja.bhondekar@clarkesshimla.com
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We stayed four nights at Clarkes and it was a wonderful experience. The staff, without exception, were incredibly helpful and welcoming - we were even offered hot water bottles every night. The room was great (we were upgraded to a suite - and they are amazing, so spacious and
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Response from Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Tripadvisor member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver the best experiences and extremely grateful when these are being recognized. Your comments about the staff , room, and the services extended are truly cherished. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm Regards, Pooja Bhondekar pooja.bhondekar@clarkesshimla.com
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Arrived here late on a cold night after the train from Kalka arrived late. Immediately we were greeted with a warm drink and a welcome from friendly hosts. We were upgraded to a large room with extremely spacious bedroom and a separate lounge with fireplace preserving the
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Response from Clarkes-Shimla, General Manager at Clarkes Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tripadvisor member, I am delighted to note that you have had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to be at your service. The team strives to deliver the best experiences and extremely grateful when these are being recognized. Your comments about the arrival experience, room, lounge bar, staff and the services extended are truly cherished. We look forward to welcome you back to Clarkes on your return to Shimla. Warm Regards, Pooja Bhondekar pooja.bhondekar@clarkesshimla.com
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What is the weather like in May
Dear Tripadvisor member, The temperature remains in between 15°C to 30°C in May. Mostly Dry with no rains.
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1. Do you serve gluten free food? 2. Is parking available including driver room ?
Dear Guest, We provide gluten free meals on requests. Parking is available for the self- driven cars, We can arrange for Driver accommodation in the nearby hotels at INR 1000 to 1500 per day.
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Hello...do you have any event on new year's eve
Dear Trip advisor member, We have a gala dinner priced at INR 3850 plus 28% taxes per person along with live music and DJ on 31st December, 2018. A prior reservation is needed for the same.
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Is there any pick up facility from station to your hotel
The hotel can arrange taxi service. It is better to talk to the hotel directly
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"No lifts and staircases have limited handrails so you may prefer a ground floor room."
"We had and amazing view, but most rooms face the same way. Excellent Wi-fi"
"Go For delux room"
"It appeared that all rooms enjoy a spectacular view and very quiet due to the design of the building."
"Higher floor, better views..."
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PRICE RANGE
US$101 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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shimla clarkes hotel
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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