How has this hotel rated in the past?
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Deepwoods Shimla
Travel Blogs from Shimla
We left McLeod Ganj at 10am which was a far more civilised time than the buses at 5am and 6am,
We had opted for the luxury of our own driver as this also gave us the option to stop whenever we wanted to for food/drinks/washroom/leg stretches/photographs.
Almost as soon as we left McLeod Ganj which mean dropping 500m, it stopped raining and the sun shone on us for the first time properly in days.
As we dropped lower and lower it got warmer ...
We arrived in Shimla pretty early in the morning about 6am to find the regional capital covered in cloud and rain, and bloody cold!
A short and expensive taxi ride later we were banging on hotel doors to wake them up, eventually one opened up and let us in. Very tired after the chilly night bus journey it was time for a nap. Accidentally, it was ...
... lodge. We knew it was up, up and up from the road. Shimla is steep with many shortcuts on steps and walking paths where cars can’t go, and the porter system has developed. We declined the porter’s offers and took a taxi to our lodge.
Spar’s staff met us as our taxi arrived and whisked our luggage away to our room, also a first in India. Taj Mahal was playing on the sound system in the cozy lodge. Not ...
... to the top). We didn't stay long and walked
back close behind a family carrying sticks to ward off monkeys.
Our hotel room happened to have a tv in it which had sports channels so
when it began to rain again, I have to confess that we shut ourselves in
to watch Wimbledon in the bright British sunshine while nursing gin and
tonics in our small hotel room with the rain drumming on the roof, it
... when the fog comes in :O( So it’s a massive hill to climb to get to it but was well worth it. It was formerly the Viceregal Lodge which was built in 1888- the first place to have electricity from a generator in England and a crazy sprinkler system which consisted of 24 tanks of water with like a sieve over it sealed with wax, so if fire broke out it would melt the wax and the water would be released – quite crazy to think this was over 100 years ago!! The ...