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Aapo Aap Home Stay (Guest House)
Ranked #4 of 151 Shimla B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I spent four nights at Aapo App Homestay. Everything was excellent: the room, the food, Shevi's advice. Aapo Aap's location is a bit inconvenient; but you can hire a cab to down town Shimla for RS 300 (>$USD 6) one way. Shevi provides excellent advice on the tourist attractions around Shimla. I highly recommend Aapo Aap Homestay!

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Lovely clean accommodation and very well equipped rooms all tastefully decorated. Spacious rooms, which I didnt expect, and mine backed onto a huge verandah overlooking the Shimla hills. Very tranquil and beautiful setting a short taxi ride away from city centre and cultural attractions. Its a beautiful house and the family are very friendly. Shiva, the Director, really looks after you to make your stay memorable. Nothing too much trouble. Food and service excellent. Highly recommend. Good for solo travellers and families.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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9  Thank Paula110
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

I am sure this is the best place i have stayed for a while .. starting with the rooms - they are quite well furnished, spacious and clean. The owners are very friendly and the food is awesome.

The view outside is amazing and the best part is that they do have parking (parking is very limited in Shimla and any place which offers parking is like premium). The location is slightly tricky to find as Google maps shows it one level down ... but one trip and you will be good to find the second time. The location is slightly away from the Shimla city area (which suited us well, as i do not like the hustle / bustle of the city) and is in a very peaceful neighbourhood.

I will for sure consider a longer stay here

Room Tip: The owners have dogs and they are quite friendly ... just be aware and be sensitive of the owners, w...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Wonderful experience at this homestay - the house is absolutely amazing with stunning views of the scenery around Shimla, the rooms are enormous and very comfortable with all the appliances you could want: kettle, iron, hairdryer etc and a massive bathroom with hot water. Communal areas to chat with other guests and plenty of reading material to keep you entertained, plus satellite TV in the rooms. Dinner and breakast were both delicious and plentiful - a seemingly endless supply of coffee and chai! The owner, and everyone else who lives in the house, is incredibly friendly and helpful, and really made us feel welcome and at home. A really wonderful place to stay!
The only slight downside is that it's a good 20minute (and 300Rs) cab journey away from the centre of Shimla, so if you don't have a car you can end up spending a bit on getting around, but this is definitely worth it for the chance to stay in the beautiful, friendly Aapo Aap.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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8  Thank Lco11
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

From my point of view some of the reviews about Aapo Aap are a bit overdone. My stay there does not belong to my "lifetime treasures" - though I enjoyed it and I will remember it. You find comparable hospitality, views and food in other places of Shimla. But to my knowledge there is no other place as relaxed and calm in Shimla in this price range or below being closer to town.

Aapo Aap is not cheap, but worth the money. It is still close enough to get to the centre within a reasonable amount of time (though going there by public transport can not be judged as recreative). On the other hand it is far enough to escape from noise, dust and the hectic there. The owner is really doing everything thinkable to make your stay comfortable.

Being in Shimla, I would definitively choose this place again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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7  Thank Aotearo
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Address: | Aapo Aap Building, Near Sargheen Chowk, Panthaghati, Shimla 171013, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price Range: €20 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aapo Aap Home Stay (Guest House) 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aapo Aap Home Stay - a bed and breakfast accommodation, is part of the initiative taken by the Himachal Pradesh Government to promote rural tourism & stands duly registered with the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department. Distance from our homestay: Mall Road - 10 Km, Shimla Railway station & bus stand- 12 Km. Taxi charges Rs.400-600 For one side trip. Bus charges Rs.20-30 Per person for one way transfer. Free Wi-fi in the lounge & private rooms. Room service is not available. ... more   less 
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