Shimla

Budget

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Hotel White
Lakkar Bazaar
+91 177 265-5276
Rs1200
500m NE of The Ridge

This hotel surprisingly offers clean and spacious rooms all done up in white at budget-friendly rates. Opt for their suite which also offers a balcony and great views of the valley.

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Dalziel
The Mall
9211709437
From Rs 400 upwards
10 minutes walk westwards from Scandal Point

Situated in a wooden heritage building. Laundry service and meals available.Food & water served unhygenic

Midrange

Midrange
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Honeymoon Inn
The Mall

This 20 room boutique hotel offers some great views.

Midrange
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Hotel Peterhoff
Chaura Maidan
+91 177 221-3335
Rs 2000-7000
45 minutes' walk westwards from Scandal Point

Nice, clean rooms with air-con, heaters, mini-bars and the usual mid-range amenities. Indifferent, uncaring staff, a common feature with government establishments. Owned and operated by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, a state government entity. Not to be confused with the historic wooden property of the same name Peterhoff which was once the residence of the British Viceroy of India and which stood in precisely the same spot until 1981, when it burned to the ground: the present structure is not its recreation and, despite the retention of the name, is devoid of all period accents or character. Its large, soulless expanses cast in poured concrete are nowadays a frequent venue for conventions and group meetings. An individual cannot hope for any personalized attention here; and food is absolutely terrible. Convenient location for those wishing to visit the Viceregal Lodge atop the Observatory Hill and the Himachal Pradesh Museum atop the Inverarm Hill, but otherwise considerably out-of-the-way with regard to town centre. Unforgettable views from the front lawn, ending abruptly in a precipice, are the only reminder of what this property could have been.

Midrange
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Woodville Palace
Raj Bhavan Road
+91 177 262-3919 or 262-4038
Rs 4,000
20 to 25 minutes' walk eastwards from Scandal Point

This converted palace was built in 1938 by the Maharaja of Jubbal a descendant of the original owner still lives on the premises, and is addressed by the staff as "maharaja". It has its own private woodlands, which provide an excellent place for a leisurely evening stroll. Immaculately maintained public spaces, full of 'atmosphere'; attentive service; food on the homely side rather than any haute cuisine, though.