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Whistling Pines Resort
Ranked #89 of 123 Hotels in Shimla
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Staff is not co operative...they are not loyal to job.
When we spoke on phone with owner - replied loudly and shows no respect to the customer.
The rooms looked nothing like the pictures they present. The place was so bad that the Indian park benches would have been a better option.

Room Tip: I would not like to refer anybody to choose this hotel.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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9  Thank Yogesh M
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The hotel is faraway from the Simla town but none the less an ideal holidaying retreat.It provides romantic scenic beauty for the dwellers. The rooms are simple spacious clean & tidy. It provides the basic amenities to the travelers. The front desk reception is warm & cordial ,the house keeping services are fair enough. Mr Krishnakant is a warm & a jovial person & takes keen interest in the client satisfaction. Overall a peaceful & hospitable resort.

Room Tip: "All rooms are good choose any of them & you will feel like staying there for a longer:
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Manali860
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I was here with my family for a holiday and we were really happy to be at the resort. the rooms are simple but nice spacious and clean. The view from the room window was mesmerizing.
the food is really good veg as well as non veg. the best we had was the dal and the aalo gobhi this is amazing and thanks to the chef foe making this so special.
the staff is nice and courteous. the best ppart was that my kids enjoyed the place and the stay.
thanks to Mr. Surya and the entire team for making this a memorable trip.
our best wishes to the entire team.
best rgds
gaurav

Room Tip: if you are planning a quiet stay and need some quality time to spend with family this is the place t...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank GauravSeth2421
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I had stay here for 2 days, the room was average , if you going to satay there dont opt room no avaliable on 1st floor, because all 1st floor rooms was bad but if you opt 2,3,4th floor room it was perfect, About food- A super declious food with good variety iin veg and non veg... i enjoyed alot while eating,,,,,for food lover its worth place.do go there and enjoy food...The staffs are very good and very co=operative.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mgs2101
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Its the most abominable resort I have ever stayed at. Nothing as shown in pictures. Badly maintained and a joke when it comes to luxury. A small cake of lux and satchets of sunsilk shampoo for toiletries. Bad spread for breakfast. And in the middle of nowhere. Interior or exterior.. This place sucks big time!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Samir D
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Krishan_wpr, General Manager at Whistling Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Sir

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

We request you to kindly upload pictures of the hotel of the areas where you believe we have posted fake photos on our website rather than just try to defame the property with baseless allegations and callings us frauds.

We understand that you may have had an unexpected issue but we do not post fake pictures of the hotel anywhere. Also I would like to mention that the location of the hotel is in Mashobra on the Golf Course road which is clearly mentioned on our website and everywhere where the hotel is advertised. We are sorry to hear that you found the most scenic and beautiful area of Shimla to be a Nowhere.

Thanks and regards
Team Whistling Pines Resort

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

A beautiful and wonderful stay last week in Shimla at Whistling Pines Resort. The hotel has very warm and welcoming staff and the room was good and spacious. Bathroom was clean and so were the linen.
The food is very very good and you must try the butter chicken and the Tandoori chicken here. For vegetarians Dal Makhani is the best ever.
The view from the rooms is superb. Very well maintained and good location property. Spent good 3 days stay here.

Room Tip: Our deluxe room was wonderful.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We were staying at this property last weekend and had one of the worst experience ever. The rooms were unclean, the quilts provided stinked, unclean bathrooms, no exhaust fan in the bathroom, rude staff (the receptionist), food was pathetic, room service was very slow, phones did not work, very limited breakfast buffet options.

These guys did everything to ruin our vacation.

We had made an online booking and paid roughly 5000 per room per night (trust me you can get much better hotels/ resorts in the same amount). We wanted to check out of the hotel after 1st day and asked for a refund to which the owner blatantly refused.

My advise for all the travelers - please avoid this hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank GSareen
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Krishan_wpr, General Manager at Whistling Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Mam

Thank you for writing the review.

Let me start by saying that your room was booked for Rs 3500/- a night and not Rs 5000/-. Your husband was caught trespassing into the restricted areas of the hotel and when interrogated regarding the reason he started blaming the hotel and finding faults.

Of all the 8 rooms in your floor, the complaint for the common duct exhaust not being working was from you only whereas your husband was taken to the utility area to show the working exhaust system.

We understand that you may not have had the expected stay with us, but we have received threats through SMS from your husband that if the money is not refunded, you will be posting such reviews. We are sorry to inform you that we do not give refunds when guests stay at the hotel and later blackmail with bad reviews in case discounts and refunds are not given.

Thanks and regards
Team Whistling Pines Resort

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Additional Information about Whistling Pines Resort

Address: Mashobra | Naldehra Golf Course Road, Shimla 171012, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 123 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range: £29 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whistling Pines Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whistling Pines is a Boutique Resort nested atop the hillocks of Craignano situated 15 kms from the hustle bustle of Shimla Town. Offering the most fascinating and breathtaking views that will immediately transcend you to a different world of Imagination and Romance. The Resort also offers adrenaline boosts for its adventure loving guests by providing expert river rafting expeditions and Trek Tours of varied levels around Shimla. We have for you freshness and virginity of Pristine Nature, The first rays of the sun on your window sill to the subtle goodbye of the setting sun. Our wake up calls are given by many birds and sparrows and the sun greets the day. We look forward to having you with us to count the endless stars, to watch the moonrise above the apple orchards and to feel nature like you have never before. We are proud to welcome you to LUXURY IN THE SHADOW OF PINES! ... more   less 
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