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Hotel Willow Banks

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Willow Banks was established in the year 1871, a landmark estate which spells history and exemplifies an era of gracious living. Originally owned by Arthur James Craddok, "Architect and Builder of Shimla," in a fitting tribute to his memory the building has been redesigned into a hotel, endowed with all modern amenities and comforts, effortlessly blending into the surrounding pine trees, landscapes and enhancing its beauty. The hotel is located on The Heritage Mall Road, a pleasant walking distance from the famous Ridge, Scandal point, Lakkar Bazaar, Gaiety Theater, Ancient Kali Bari & Jakhoo Temple, High Court, Secretariat, C.M. Residence and Raj Bhavan. Amidst the age old Deodar and Pine trees, Willow Banks Estate on the Mall Road overlooks the lush green valley, the majestic mountains and the complete well lit town of Shimla. The hotel is easily accessible from the High Court Parking and the Tourism Lift, making staying a convenient proposition for one and all. The charming walking trails of Shimla are a pleasant stone's throw away from the hotel. Whatever the purpose of your visit, relaxation away from the busy city life, exploring natural beauties that the town has to offer or pumping adventure trips, Hotel Willow Banks at Shimla guarantees to make your vacation worth remembering. The blend of extremes, modern facilities in a heritage estate and picturesque views at the Mall Road level, make Willow Banks arguably the best hotel in Shimla. Also rated by TripAdvisor as amongst the top 10 Jewel Hotels of India.
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It's an awesome hotel located at the Mall Road with an amazing cafe. Food and live music at cafe is mind blowing, even the view during night is breath taking. Every time i visit Shimla, i come here to enjoy the live music and food. Must visit for the live music lover.
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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow Banks
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially liked the view, food and live music at our cafe. Would love to host you again soon!
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Lovely property! Central location, brilliant view, amazing food joints. They have two in-house restaurants serving the most delicious food. The rooms are large , spacious and have a beautiful view of the hills. The hotel also has a spa which is well maintained with trained
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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow Banks
Responded 19 Aug 2018
Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Willow Banks and loved the rooms, view, food and spa. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Hotel Willow Banks, is just a 5 minute walk from the HP tourism lift and offers you an excellent stay with good service. they also have their in-house restaurant and spa services. The food is good and they have a lot of cuisines to choose from.
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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow Banks
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially liked the location, service, food and spa. Would love to host you again soon!
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If you plan to visit to Shimla, I must highly Recommend Willow banks, As the most Popular, Centrally located, Nice Rooms and amazing food. Ambiance: Beautifully designed and Cozy View : The View of sunset you can imagine Rooms: Nice Service : Warm Restaurant : the Best in
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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow Banks
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially liked the rooms, view, ambience and food. We truly appreciate all the kind words. Would love to host you again soon!
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Great room. Wonderful view. Easily accessible on Mall Road (you can use the lift if you dont like climbing stairs). Good food in a la carte restaurant. Great atmosphere in their annexed pub. Food was ok there however. Food a bit pricey when compared to other places but still
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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow Banks
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially liked the rooms and the location. As for your feedback on the food at our cafe, we will surely take the same on board for further improvement of our services. Would love to host you again soon!
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Shimla Central Car Parking is the largest and closest parking to our hotel and restaurants. Parking charge is Rs.200 per day for a small vehicle and Rs.250 per day for a large vehicle.
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Dear Guest, yes the Hotel has a tie up with the largest car parking in Shimla, Shimla Central. This is just 200m from the hotel. In case you are driving up and staying with us we can book a slot for you at this car park. We will send a porter to help you with your luggage from here to the hotel. The hotel's own lift is just 200m from the car park. The parking can accomodate over a 1000 cars. The parking and porter charges are extra to be paid.
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The hotel has its own lift. No need to use Government lift. You just have to climb few steps before arriving at that lift, but that's easy. Give a call to hotel when you reach, they will send the porters who will take you to their lift.
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When does snow fall occur
Post nov month but also depends on the weather conditions. In Dec & Jan for sure but roads are generally blocked due to heavy snowfall / traffic.
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"Take the rooms at the upper levels from where you can get the views of the mall road"
"premium room with a balcony for city view"
"# with balcony 3ed or 4th floor."
"comfortable rooms"
"Never opt for road facing room as it becomes very noisy after 6 am. "
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
willow banks hotelwillow banks shimla
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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