The story of Clarkes Hotel dates back to the 1920s, when Mr. Ernest Clarke arrived as Manager of the then Cecil Hotel. Both Mr. Clarke and his wife Gertrude had a keen eye for talent and took a great liking to the honesty and hard work of young Mohan Singh Oberoi, the front desk clerk at that time.
On returning to holiday in England, Mr. Clarke and his wife handed over the management of the hotel to Mr. Oberoi. During their absence, he made such a success of the hotel that they decided to sell it to him upon their permanent return to England. After five years’ continuous hard work, Mr. Oberoi became the sole and absolute owner of the hotel, and subsequently changed the name to Clarkes, in tribute to Mr. Ernest Clarke.
Clarkes is one of Shimla's oldest hotels, and was the launching pad for the extraordinary journey of triumph and accomplishment that marked the life of the legendary hotelier: Mr. Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi. Nowadays, Clarkes Hotel resembles a grand colonial bungalow, with all the elegance and grace of the British Imperial era. The 32 rooms and suites are tastefully appointed and some of them offer spectacular views of the mountains or Shimla.
The suites offer panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Shimla Valley. They feature an elegantly furnished king sized bedroom with an adjoining living room and a reading lobby.
These spacious rooms are furnished with a king sized bed and have an intimate seating arrangement. The rooms have either Mall Road views, or views of the Himalayas and the Shimla Valley.
Elegantly appointed, with twin bed, a writing table and a mini refrigerator, these rooms offer spectacular view of the Himalayas or Shimla.
These rooms are tastefully appointed, furnished with twin beds and equipped with all modern amenities. Superior rooms have no view.
Pets are not allowed.
Special diet menus (on request)
Restaurant (à la carte and buffet)
WiFi is available in all areas and costs INR 800 per 24 hours.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Luggage storage (Free!)
24-hour front desk
Daily maid service (Free!)
Trouser press (Additional charge)
Ironing service (Additional charge)
Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
Laundry (Additional charge)
Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
Designated smoking area
Safety deposit box (Free!)
Facilities for disabled guests
|The Ridge, Shimla||0.1 km|
|The Mall Road||0.2 km|
|Circular Road||0.2 km|
|Victory Tunnel||0.9 km|
|Jakhu Temple||1.0 km|
|Indian Institute of Advanced Study||3.1 km|
|Tara Devi Mandir||5.7 km|
|Chandigarh Airport||59.4 km|