The Asia Dawn is in Kacchi ghati area which is three-km from main Shimla city. I stayed at twice here and here is my reviews. (I stayed twice because of company)
1) The location is not so good to stay
2) The hotel is too old and looks haunted
3) Service is exellent
4) Food is avarage
5) Rooms are bad.
Think twice before staying here
Asia the dawn is a decent property in Shimla for a no nonsense hotel room that is neat, clean and warm. Meals are OK. The highlight of this hotel is a caring general manager Kamal Dewan who goes out of his way to add a warm, caring touch.
We visited this hotel on our trip to Simla in Dec 15. The room alloed to us was foul smelling with open bathroom like literally open on a terrace. We immediately requested change. The other room was a bit better in the corridor. Only curtains could hide the window from people wandering around. We felt very unsafe but as we were travelling with a group we were safe. Couples .. please avoid this place. Food was horrible as well. Not cooked properly. Everything was oily n bland. Breakfast was ok. But dinner was not. Staff was ok. Bathroom fittings were dirty n old. Curtains in the bathroom were filthy. Not recommended.
We called the hotel on our way and he gave us price Rs X plus taxes, but on final billing they increased the rate by One thousand plus taxes.
Hotel was fine, rooms spacious but property is not maintained well.
Dinner was forced Buffet (No ala carte) and was double expensive according to the quality they served.
Breakfast was fine.
Staff was good.
Telephone and switches had issues.
Overall it was just an "adjustment" experience.
It is an average hotel, location is not near the town. Single lift, old fitouts, less views, very low open space, restaurant is also not that great... overall average hotel..parking not available......