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Hotel White
Ranked #34 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic views and beautifully appointed rooms. ...”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Hotel white is 5mins away from the mall area. Large spacious room with a lovely balcony overlooking the valley... the service was friendly and warm.
Fairly priced, centrally located, clean and tidy, smiling faces .... what more does I need in a serene place like shimla!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The hotel, close to the mall delivers what it promises.Truly close to the mall is the main advantage. Also, the hotel has a great panoramic view of a valley ahead. The rooms are big, neat and maintained. The staff (esp.Mr Thakur, the manager) are cordial and offer to help. Isn't cut throat expensive, but not the cheapest (you get rooms for Rs. 600/700 as well in Shimla), but the rooms are worthy of the value. Overall, very pleased.

I took photos before leaving the hotel. They match with the hotel's album.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony, keep an eye on the monkeys!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangalore
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The hotel as the name suggests is white. Its located close to lakkar bazar/mall road and that was the main reason we chose the place. The other being its pocket friendly. We were not so pleased with the room but were definitely happy to be placed in the ones with the balcony. The view is excellent.

The staff is not very friendly but not rude as well. Do not have them arrange a cab for you if required as you will end up paying almost thrice the actual price. Food is quite average. So overall you can stay in this hotel for its location and balcony view. For everything else it just ok.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We (may wife and me) went to Shimla during Oct, 2013 and stayed in this Hotel for 2 days. The room was very big (compared to others) and clean with a beautiful view of the city from the balcony side. They doesn't have any restaurant, but one can get the service spending some higher price. They'll bring from some outside restaurants. Location wise it is very near to the ridge. One can get 24 hrs hot water (there was a geyser in our toilet). Staffs were good. Overall it was a good experience for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

The hotel was a pain in my Dhui..I was verry happy while entering the hotel for all that we get in case of peopple see me to meet and the case of the main was that this servic ewas not very good in the class of make th tripadvisor is good site but hotel was not good at all we in the meanwhime where having smthing out of the order in the main please note that we all are mant to be blocked by all os us

Room Tip: The hotel was a pain in my Dhui..
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

If one goes by the reviews at Trip Advisor, the hotel comes at the top! And that's the reason we booked it for an overnight stay while en route to Manali. To begin with we were at surprise to reach the property and find that hotel has no car access. As I had lots of luggage I called up the hotel for help, and gentleman at reception refused to provide any porter and asked us to manage on our own! Thankfully I found few local youth to help me! The rooms were clean and linen and bathrooms were spotless, but they were hardly of much use and there was no running water whole night! Attempts to wake up the sleeping man on the reception resulted in not much action.

Even in the morning there was a constant follow up required just to get running and hot water! To top it there is only limited room service. I was surprised to see an Excellence Award certificate from Tripadvisor on the reception wall, and was wondering if hotel was indeed great in the past!

Alas! On basis of what I saw and experienced, I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone travelling with family

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Bangalore, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Everything in this hotel is clean and white. The furniture, doors & windows, wooden flooring have a very colonial feel to it. More like a colonial British budget business hotel. This is one no frills reasonably priced hotel, reasonably priced only because of its proximity to the Mall area, otherwise you don't get much for the price you pay. Visited in early season period of end May 2013 and place was almost booked. Booking in advance is advised. Most important is to book the valley facing rooms which have a good view of the town in the valley and are a little premium priced but worth it. Food is not served, but some snacks, tea, coffee etc is served. They have no restaurant but plenty of options just outside on the street.

Room Tip: Valley view rooms only, street facing rooms are claustrophobic.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel White

Property: Hotel White
Address: Lakkar Bazar, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel White 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
White Hotel Shimla

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