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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Springfields Shimla
A delightful and classy 'hotel' - but with real home comforts - in Shimla, less than 10 minutes drive from Shimla station. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - fabulous garden room, tastefully furnished with fab comfy bed and ample space, separate dressing room plus huge shower room. The view from our garden suite was breathtaking, right out on to the mountains - we sat out in the immaculately kept gardens just breathing in the fresh air and admiring the views. Although not a formal restaurant, meals/dinner can be ordered in advance and eaten in the dining room where breakfast is served - food all fine, not haute cuisine but tasty home cooking. If you are in Shimla it would be difficult to find a hotel that is as special as this little slice of mountain paradise.
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