Wildflower Hall, In the Himalayas

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Chharabra

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Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas
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Fabulous experience

by TripAdvisor Member JickyGodolphin

Honestly, I don't know what some of these reviews are griping about. Wildflower Hall is one of the best places I've ever stayed. It's a stunning and beautifully maintained hotel in a spectacular location. The staff are unbelievably good, the food is wonderful, the facilities were everything I'd hoped for and more. In particular, the spa is superb, and I was impressed at the activities management.

The price, admittedly, is high - but I think it's more than justified by the brilliance of the experience. And it's expensive for India, but it's a bargain if you're coming from Europe or the US. A massage that would easily cost £75-£100 in London is about £30-£40.

The one thing to watch out for is the charge for using the hotel car, which is terribly expensive. You can get them to book you local taxis instead, but on the hairpin roads around Mashobra this usually means being driven in a very dilapidated old car at a very high speed. Not for the faint-hearted. The hotel car is a super-safe SUV stocked with luxury refreshments and driven by very competent uniformed drivers. It's much nicer, but you do pay a lot for the privilege.

I've been back to Wildflower Hall twice now and will certainly continue to return if I get the chance. It's one of the closest things to paradise I've ever experienced.

Bit of a disappointment

by TripAdvisor Member Nurette

It was great to arrive and get away from the heat of Delhi but was disappointed with the overall experience. Stayed 4 nights and there was very little to do from 6PM onwards, dinner in the same restaurant every night (food was very good) but would have preferred more variety. Activities were good during the day but you had to drive for miles to get there on some very hairy roads. Best bits: yoga in the morning, golf at the craziest course ever! Also had money stolen from purse (but I did not put it in the safe so I only have myself to blame!) Photos of the hotel are very flattering, the infinity pool & terrace were tiny. Overall it was OK - but I wouldn't say it was fantastic, had better experiences elsewhere.

Posh Fawlty Towers

by TripAdvisor Member AreAnyNamesNotTaken

OK, so my title is a bit unfair, as my stay at Wildflower was generally pleasant. However, as others point out, standards often fall woefully short of what is normally expected of a 5 star hotel. This place is also a long way behind the other Oberoi hotels that I have stayed in.
Like Manuel, the waiter in the famous sitcom, staff are charming and well-intentioned, but sadly rather incompetent. Both room service and restaurant service are painfully slow, despite the fact that the hotel didn't seem to be particularly busy and there were, on most days, more staff than diners in the restaurant (a fact that is disconcerting in itself, as they hover and pace around you as you eat). There was no service at all in the pool area during my stay. Also, phone calls (to front desk, etc) occasionally went unanswered.
The pool area was filthy with spilt drinks, the remnants of uncleared meals and discarded cleaning cloths. It was also badly in need of repairs, a process that seemed to have begun with the erection of an unsightly wooden barrier on the terrace, which disrupted the views. Also the nearby road (which, in reference to a previous comment, was neither visible nor audible from my room) makes it hard to relax on the terrace. The nearby gym is desperately outdated (I think they may have the prototype for the world's very first running machine) , and at least 2 of the machines were not working during our stay.
On the other hand, the restaurant was broadly satisfactory, the spa was very good, the bar and billiard room are very nice, and the overall experience was relaxing and comfortable. I doubt that I'd go back, but I certainly don't regret my stay.

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Address: Chharabra