I was quite concerned about the hotel's recent reviews on the website. The Clarkes is a heritage hotel and the first purchase for the prestigious Oberoi group. I have been returning to the hotel over a period of 20 years and couldn't believe some of the negative reviews. Although I think subtle upgrades to upholstery and the bathrooms are due, the staff are impeccable and lovely, the food and service excellent with rooms that are charming and cosy. The hotel is authentic (as opposed to the nearby, not very clean Combermere) and old. Those who fail to realise this and claim it is over priced are clearly unable to grasp the heritage of the hotel. The price, for what you are getting, as well as it's ideal location are a bargain! If you want cheaper or more modern, by all means take your bad taste or budget elsewhere! I'm sticking to the Clarkes and thanks for another lovely stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shimla Clarkes Hotel