Clarkes Hotel

The Mall171001ShimlaIndia
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About Clarkes Hotel

Centrally located along Shimla's popular Mall Road, Clarkes Hotel blends old-world charm with modern facilities such as meeting and banqueting space and on-site dining.

A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is included in each room, as well as a writing desk and minibar. Guests will find a bath/shower combination and free toiletries in the en suite bathroom. A tea and coffee maker is also provided for added convenience.

The tour desk at Clarkes Hotel offers car rental services and tickets for day trips. Guests can also make use of the free on-site parking, Wi-Fi connection and laundry services.

The Dining Hall is open throughout the day, with Indian, Chinese and continental foods available for all meals. Guests can also enjoy a drink on the terrace or in the 18th-century Lounge Bar.

This hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of Scandal Point and the Ridge, the latter a popular venue for cultural celebrations.


The Mall, 171001, Shimla, India
Telephone: +91(177)2651010 | Fax: +91(177)2811321 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Spotlessly clean

The high standards kept by the housekeeping staff here impress guests when they first arrive and throughout their stay. The public areas are also reported as being kept spotlessly clean.

Warm and inviting environment

Guests thoroughly enjoy being able to interact with the staff and get assistance whenever they need it. The staff are clearly professionally trained and offer help with a smile. Guests love the environment that this attentive service helps to create.

Excellent location

This hotel is located on one of the main roads in Shimla, the pedestrianised Mall Road. Guests appreciate this central location, as there are several interesting attractions that are within walking distance. The Ridge is only 850 metres away and visited frequently by guests staying at this hotel.

Negative Reviews

Too many stairs to climb

Guests generally find the lack of an elevator at this hotel problematic, as there are a lot of stairs to climb. Guests also complained about the number of stairs that need to be climbed from the parking lot to the reception area.

Rooms can feel hot

Although guests find the rooms here are clean and charming in appearance, the lack of air conditioning can prove disappointing during warmer weather. Guests understand that the absence of this amenity is due to the heritage nature of the property but also feel that the hotel could do better than offering small table fans.

Disappointments at breakfast

Although an on-site breakfast is convenient, guests feel as though this hotel needs to improve the selection of food on offer, particularly in respect of Indian cuisine. Furthermore, guests who had opted out of including breakfast in their room rate soon regretted this as the cost seemed higher when paying separately.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 313 reviews