Had a hard time deciding our Hotel at Shimla and this one was selected over Radisson Shimla because of pristine natural beauty visible from its rooms and from the grounds of its open air restaurant. This place lacks the finesse of Five Star properties but it more than makes up by its location and the never say no attitude of its staff. The best part is that you can actually walk into the beautiful views that you see from the room. Just a few minutes walk and you will find yourself deep inside thickly forested hills. Ask the reception and they will guide you to a trekking trail. Other adventure activities may not be available at all times so confirm before booking if that is your priority. The Bar is not operational till now, but they do provide ice in the room if informed in advance. Confirm this before booking or you can carry your own liquids like I do. This helps in case of unforeseen dry days or if the Bar is not functioning for any reason. Nice restaurant with amazing views. The Buffet spread is limited but adequate. The approach road is such that reaching and going out of the hotel is an adventure in itself. They have their own well trained drivers specifically for this purpose and provide one complimentary visit to Mall Road with most packages. Coordinate with them if you are driving yourself. This hotel is not wheelchair friendly and has no lift. We actually got a 12% discount on the best rates offered by the Hotel . Highly recommended for a different exciting experience for the family. Room Tip: The ground floor rooms have a nice place to sit out and offer good views. They are also the cheapest.