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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Room service
- Conference facilities
- Smoking rooms available
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClarkes Hotel Shimla
Nice, adequate, convenient, efficient but lacking in character. The outside looks good but the interior refurbishment has been done with no sensitivity for the style of the original. Staff, food and comfort are good. I just wish they had kept more original decor.
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Two streets away from Delhi station and the porters start knocking on the car window - they know its quicker to walk than for the car to negotiate the station forecourt. Porter with official badge unloads car at entrance without asking then mumbles something about 1000 rupees - I refer him to my son who applies the assertive style of a vetran Delhi …
... galleries of dolls, stamps, miniature paintings and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi. Further along the ridge we came to the grand Victorian Viceregal lodge former summer home to the British government. In 1947 Mountbatten, Nehru and Jinnah held talks here in the run up to Independence and Partition. We took a tour around the grand panelled interior, the state rooms hung with photos of ...
... a good english breakfast and wonderful pitta bread and hummus.
One day whilst out looking for a shop to get our train ticket out of here, the heavens opened and the thunder was deafening (remember we were already in the clouds). So we took shelter in this little building that was asking a 50 rupee (50p) entrance fee. It turned out to be the Gaiety Theatre which has been fully restored back to its Victorian Gothic glory of ...
... at a food court in the gardens. No-one speaks a word of English so we point at some things that look like potato cakes, freshly cooked on the griddle and hope for the best. Our plate arrives and looks nothing like what we ordered, but in fact the potato cakes are on the plate but heavily disguised under curry and dahl. We gingerly taste it - absolutely delicious, although perhaps a tad spicy for this time in the morning? Next stop Kalka where we set off on a train ride on ...
Mr ……… hospitably offered us tea, then insisted we stay on for lunch. We politely declined lunch as it would not have been fair to impose so much. Mr …….. had already been more than kind and made our visit to Pangana extra special.
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