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Whistling Pines Resort
Ranked #79 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Delhi
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location, Good Service, Peaceful Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I stayed for 2 nights recently and I enjoyed my stay. There is a beautiful small garden overlooking the valley and the location is beautiful. The rooms aren't the key highlight of the hotel, my bath was not clean and had to request cleaning. The shower didn't work still. They have billiards and TT but poorly maintained. The staff is cordial and welcoming. The food is average. I would only want to say to the management that they have a beautiful property but they are not maintaining it as well as it should be maintained. Overall, I enjoyed my stay.
Thanks.

Room Tip: Well, the top floor if you get one, the view would be better. Mine was on the ground floor, perhaps...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

I can think of nothing positive to say about this hotel. It is very bad value for money, the rooms are dirty, bathroom and towels disgusting, stains on the bedding, carpet and walls are filthy and the food is almost inedible. Worse still is the sleeping area for the drivers in a dirty barn with only mats on the floor as if they were animals-our driver preferred to sleep in the car. I hope to never repeat this experience again, especially at the high price charged for such a substandard hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Mohali, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Average Hotel with good food.
Internet works in lobby area.
Location is good, good sight seeing possible when roaming around this location.
Room was not very clean, hotel staff was cooperative and kids have some green area to play around.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Navi Mumbai, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We went here in April 2014. The hotel is clean and cordial in its services. Very good layout of rooms and best value for money. The most distinct difference between this and others is its cordial behavior of staff and reception. Food is good and buffet spread is quite splendid. We are just missing the peace and calm we felt at Whistling Pines Resort. We want to visit again as soon as we get a chance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Vadodara, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Dear All Tourists

My title deliberately mentioned with "PUN" as you will find this place much far from Lift Shimala Mall road not only that if you have escaped from your home discipline you will find the one waiting for you like boarding school or a Gurukul,
every thing is available at a specified time and you have to plan your sight seeing etc accordingly or if your schedule is time bound than skip hot water bath as you can get that around 7,30 am
skip complimentary break fast which really good to very good but available after 8.30 am or may be 9 am, if you have stayed back forget about good lunch on time

location is very peaceful but one has to maintain lot of rules and regulation your car drivers are treated like a third class citizens food for them is in major case is left over from guests buffet left overs, my driver was educated and from a well to do family of Delhi he protested and was kept hungry for days together.

so go with self driving and if you want to enjoy discipline as stated above.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank SUNNY1958416
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Pune, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Whistling Pines Resort

Property: 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 #79 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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