Willow Banks Hotel, Shimla

Near Tourism Lift The Mall Shimla

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Ranked 8 of 657 hotels in Shimla

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Soumi Saha

18 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Good ambiance"

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2 Reviews | 31 Readers

Awesome stay with superb facilities

Posted 18 Jan, 2016

Awesome hotel in Shimla. Rent of hotel stay is worth if you stay in willow bank. Awesome view, interior was superb and facilities was quite good. So I just say that if you stay in willow bank your all needs are fulfilled over there. Hotel is awesome and this is only i can say. Stay in willow bank is like heaven.

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3 Reviews | 922 Readers

Good location and spacious rooms

Posted 18 Feb, 2016

It was a fun filled trip with friends. The hotel made it more memorable. The location was quite easy to access. It is located on Mall Road. It has a nice cafe and during our visit, there was a gig going on. So it was like cherry on the cake. The room was spacious and the service was also good.

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2 Reviews | 268 Readers

Perfect location but delayed staff services

Posted 16 Apr, 2015

This hotel is 4 star with very good facilities, quick services and a very very good location. It is actually located on the Mall road and very close to the Ridge, Lakkad Bazaar and Mall Road market. One thing that everyone travelling here should know is that you cannot take your car to the hotel. You need to park your car down and go up to the hotel by the tourist lift and have your luggage carried by a coolie to the hotel. The hotel does not provide this facility of bringing the luggage. The hotel food is good but the service is delayed at times. We had a bad episode where our kids wanted milk and it was not sent at all as while shift change the order was not carried forward. But overall it's a great place to stay in Shimla.

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1 Review | 19 Readers

Awesome hotel for a great stay

Posted 5 Feb, 2016

Great hotel, fabulous service, booked it via OYO Rooms, very nice hotel. Rooms were very clean and comfortable with almirahs, Television, electric kettle to make tea/coffee, mini refrigerator. Housekeeping was flawless, one call and all your work gets done, very very nice. Also got high speed WiFi which is working great too. Very nice location on Mall Road itself. Food was tasty too from Indian to western, both foods were available. Had a great stay.

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5 Reviews | 61 Readers

Nice experience with good location

Posted 21 Mar, 2016

Shimla is really awesome, as it is known for mall road is famous for it's tourist attraction. Awesome view from Willow Bank specially at night. It is made by British Asian In 1876 as I remembered. Nice location indeed. It is just situated at mall road which is the main attraction for the tourists. Nice experience in Shimla at Hotel Willow Bank. I would love to visit again.

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Willow Banks Hotel is ranked #8 among the 657 hotels in Shimla with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 12, 4-star in Shimla. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 118 photos, 473 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Destination. 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 8,300 to Rs 9,300 per night. The hotel offer 45 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. Family (42%) and Couple (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 18% 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 July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Willow Banks Hotel is located at The Mall which is approximately 2 Kms from Shimla railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. St Mary's Church (1 Km), Christ Church (1 Km), The Mall (1 Km), Mahamai Temple (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. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and Travel Assistance. 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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