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Hotel Willow Banks

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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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Willow Banks was established in the year 1871, a landmark estate which spells history and exemplifies an era of gracious living. Originally owned by Arthur James Craddok, "Architect and Builder of Shimla," in a fitting tribute to his memory the building has been redesigned into a hotel, endowed with all modern amenities and comforts, effortlessly blending into the surrounding pine trees, landscapes and enhancing its beauty. The hotel is located on The Heritage Mall Road, a pleasant walking distance from the famous Ridge, Scandal point, Lakkar Bazaar, Gaiety Theater, Ancient Kali Bari & Jakhoo Temple, High Court, Secretariat, C.M. Residence and Raj Bhavan. Amidst the age old Deodar and Pine trees, Willow Banks Estate on the Mall Road overlooks the lush green valley, the majestic mountains and the complete well lit town of Shimla. The hotel is easily accessible from the High Court Parking and the Tourism Lift, making staying a convenient proposition for one and all. The charming walking trails of Shimla are a pleasant stone's throw away from the hotel. Whatever the purpose of your visit, relaxation away from the busy city life, exploring natural beauties that the town has to offer or pumping adventure trips, Hotel Willow Banks at Shimla guarantees to make your vacation worth remembering. The blend of extremes, modern facilities in a heritage estate and picturesque views at the Mall Road level, make Willow Banks arguably the best hotel in Shimla. Also rated by TripAdvisor as amongst the top 10 Jewel Hotels of India.
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All reviews premium room sanjay sharma cafe shimla tourism lift hotel is located small balcony room service convenient location high court parking hot water excellent location breakfast spread view from the balcony rooms are spacious main mall road travel desk valley facing
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a good place in terms of location. The Cafe SHIMLA Times....The inhouse coffee house is an excellent place. Beautiful interior....lovely creative decor. You can view the whole SHIMLA city sitting in the outdoor cafe. The room is average however but overall good experien...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely property! Central location, brilliant view, amazing food joints. They have two in-house restaurants serving the most delicious food. The rooms are large , spacious and have a beautiful view of the hills. The hotel also has a spa which is well maintained with trained...More

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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow BanksResponded August 19, 2018

Dear Guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Willow Banks and loved the rooms, view, food and spa. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for nights and had room with balcony which has the view of Mall Road and entire city . Sadly they don’t have buffet breakfast due to low occupancy but the food in room service was delicious . It’s on the Mall Road...More

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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow BanksResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thanks for your stay at Hotel Willow Banks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the room, view from balcony, location and our food. We hope to see you again soon1

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Willow Banks from October 24 to 27 with a group of South African ladies here and was very much pleased with the services and standard of the hotel. Everything went smoothly. The food is great, so as the room. The rooms have...More

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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow BanksResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thanks for your visit to Hotel Willow Banks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us and especially liked the rooms and view from there. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this property for 2 nights in October. The hotel is on the main Mall Road and hence scores very high in terms of location. You can just hop out in the morning for an early morning jog on the Mall road. Stay out...More

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Response from hs74k, Manager at Hotel Willow BanksResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thanks for your stay at Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our location, food and spa. As for the price we assure you we are in line with pricing of other 4 star...More

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Response from Khushdeep | Reviewed this property |
The hotel has its own lift. No need to use Government lift. You just have to climb few steps before arriving at that lift, but that's easy. Give a call to hotel when you reach, they will send the porters who will take you to... More
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Response from Tim_Globetrotter | Reviewed this property |
Post nov month but also depends on the weather conditions. In Dec & Jan for sure but roads are generally blocked due to heavy snowfall / traffic.
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"Take the rooms at the upper levels from where you can get the views of the mall road"
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"premium room with a balcony for city view"
Sep. 5, 2018
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"# with balcony 3ed or 4th floor."
Sep. 4, 2018
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"comfortable rooms"
Sep. 4, 2018
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US$72 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
willow banks hotelwillow banks shimla
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
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