Shimla Hotels

Kapil Hotel, Shimla

Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Radisson Jass Hotel, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

Ranked 27 of 642 hotels in Shimla

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26 Reviews | 2889 Readers

"Good Hotel, reasonably priced"

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"Value for money"

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9 Reviews | 6720 Readers

Courteous staff & parking space was not available

Posted 21 Jul, 2015

I went to this hotel with my family (Wife and 1 yr old daughter) as part of our Himachal Pradesh expedition with first stop at Shimla for 2 days. My experience was great with this hotel especially because of the courteous staff, excellent room service and room decor. It is a compact hotel with space well utilized. So please don't expect facilities like a resort with pool and gardens. Families with small kids can stay here without any worries. Amenities : 1. Linen was spotless and bed was super comfortable. 2. We got timely room service. 3. There was a separate shower area inside the bathroom. 4. Tea and coffee maker was provided. 5. Good decor and LCD TV with all channels provided.. 6. Very clean rooms with toiletries in bathroom with shower caps. 7. Adequate cabinets were provided for storing bags and hanging clothes. Parking is not available in this hotel and it is located in a narrow lane. However, Cars can be parked at a distance of 50 meters from the hotel at the premises of a government building. I had a driver with me so he took care of the parking. Parking is a problem not just with this hotel but in entire Shimla. However, roadside parking is seen is most parts of Shimla. Food options are many near this hotel. The food within the hotel was reasonable but was average in terms of taste. It was made with typical Himachali style which tends to be bland compared to south Indian food. You will get many food options in a distance of 100 meters from this hotel. View from this hotel is serene with valley view. However, there are many monkeys around so windows need to be closed all time. If I again go to this place, I would make prior arrangements for parking or hire a bike. Also I would ask for a room at the ground floor because the steps to climb 1st floor are a bit steep. Its tiring especially when are you back tired and want to crash on the bed.However, top floor have the advantage of a more scenic view. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you fancy sight seeing Shimla in a cost effective as well as comfortable manner. I would not spend too much time in this hotel as there are no games or extra circular activities but all that over weighs the excellent rooms and polite staff which delights you and feel special.

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110 Reviews | 67387 Readers

Awesome stay with nice balcony

Posted 7 Oct, 2015

The hotel is surely a good choice in Shimla. The food was awesome and also were decently priced. I opted for a Super Deluxe room which was spacious and comfortable. The Penthouse was also excellent which had a separate balcony. The valley view from the room is simply superb. The room service was quick and prompt.

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14 Reviews | 7233 Readers

The best place to stay in Shimla

Posted 16 Nov, 2015

We visited to Shimla on 16 Nov 2014 and enjoyed the stay with Hotel Kapil. This is THE BEST PLACE to stay. We found below best quality about the hotel and staff. We received warm and smiley welcome by staff after the long journey. Hotel is in heart of the market. Market, mall road are just ahead to 5 min walk from hotel. You can enjoy the walk from market to hotel after 10 PM also. Hotel is very neat and clean. The hotels rooms are big enough for couple and no need to worry for other things including your toiletries. This is really 4 star property. All staff members are very attentive in mid-night also and very polite. Staff is ready to help you and guide you as they helped us to get same quality hotel in Manali. For that I really wish to appreciate their support. Its worth to enjoy the stay with Kapil. Value for money!

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1 Review | 24 Readers

Good hotel which located at good place

Posted 31 Dec, 2014

The hotel was conveniently located. The location was awesome. The staff were cooperative, soft and very friendly in behaviour. The room was well maintained with all the appliances in good conditions. There was view from the room. The food quality was very good. The appearance of the hotel from outside was not good but inside was very good. There were no activities indoor and outdoor games. It was relaxation trip. The location of Shimla was very good. The hotel was value for money. I would like to recommend to others.

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1 Review | 129 Readers

Excellent hotel with tasty food

Posted 20 Dec, 2015

Although, a small hotel but with good facility and nice, clean rooms. We had a room in the ground floor near the reception with a beautiful view. There is 24 hrs hot water available. There is no restaurant so meals were served promptly in our rooms and were always delicious and the management and staff were always courteous and helpful. There is Wi-Fi but a bit slow. Overall, I would say food is tasty and stay is very comfortable.

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Kapil Hotel is ranked #27 among the 642 hotels in Shimla with an average rating of 5.8 out of 7. It is one of the 64, 3-star in Shimla. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 41 photos, 372 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Service, Room and Food & Drink. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,900 to Rs 3,500 per night. The hotel offer 15 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (53%) and Family (31%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 37% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 31% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Kapil Hotel is located at Circular Road which is approximately 2 Kms from Shimla railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Rothney Castle (1 Km), Christ Church (1 Km), Ridge (1 Km), The Mall (1 Km) and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service, Travel Assistance and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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