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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

There are definitely hotels in the area with better value for money. Bathroom was dirrty and old (even for Indian standards), hotel is quite far from the city centre and the owner is a grumpy man. Do not recommend this place!

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Worst place in terms of customer service. The manager is aggressive and impolite. They lure people making online bookings showing low prices for rooms but once you reach there, they will offer yhe worst possible room so that you are bound to upgrade

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Came here with my wife on 28 May, 2014 based on Lonely Planet recommendation. Arrived at hotel to find front door open but nobody on premises. Sat in lobby for 15-minutes until a disgruntled looking man and three young men suddenly appeared through the kitchen door. Asked for a double room. I was show two initially. One on the bottom...

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Disinterested staff, rooms bad , even their best room 302 was below average.. very beautiful website but reality is different. Disapointed.. not recommended.. very far from mall road .. islolated and boring location

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chennai
Reviewed 16 May 2014

the best thing about this lodge is the views. as you wake up in the morning, you are greeted by pure joy and are transported to heaven literally. beautiful views from the rooms. the food and service may not be that good but it is definitely worth every paisa you spend to stay here, just for the views. the rooms...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Our first view in the morning - from the 'restaurant' - was of the sun peeping through to show us the glorious Himalayas. We felt more like we were staying in someone's home and eating in their dining room, it was really charming and cosy. Think homestay rather than 'hotel'. An easy walk to town and the staff happy to...

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Jaipur, India
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This place is a heaven within the heavenly city of Simla. Tucked away from the hustle bustle of the mall road it's conveniently located close to viceregal lodge and cart road for ease movement. All rooms have a great view of Taradevi and the whole valley so be prepared to wake up to some amazing views. Must try is the...

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fresh creek
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Great view, great staff, and a really genuine hotel combine to give you a real sense of India, especially with the monkeys right outside your window. Don't go expecting the best accommodation money can buy, but do go expecting staff to go out of their way. Really loved my time there.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Rooms are old and furniture and bath facilities are moldy and filthy. Stuff boys don't know how to clean (remains of last guests) and the manager (17 years in the hotel) is not there to supervise – the poor middle-aged guy still sleeps on the floor in the lobby and the rich old owners that live near-by, don't really care...

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is a typicla Indian hotel, average on everything. Rooms are OK, people are helpfull and a good view over the Valley. For a one night stay it is just a bit too long and too steep walk too the center of Shimla , where the shops , restaurants and sights are.

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Address: Museum Road,, Shimla 171004, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Price Range: €40 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Spars Hotel Shimla
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“Research better and take something near Mall road”
920dishab, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for view of mountains.”
dawesio, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“301 had better views and was more comfortable and had good shower - but more expensive”
joannen506, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“The suits are great.”
nagi7, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on upper floors are good”
saurabhbassi, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
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