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What We Love

  • Sweeping Himalayan views and an incredibly remote location
  • Professional holistic and Ayurvedic spa treatments
  • The feeling you’re starring in a fairy tale and the Wildflower is your castle
  • Outdoor mountaintop Jacuzzi
  • Self-guided walks through the lush foothills and dark pine forest
  • Combine with a stay at Oberoi Cecil in Shimla

What To Know

  • Roughly 45 minutes from Shimla and 90 minutes from the airport
  • The hotel is open year-round, but certain facilities and activities are seasonal
  • Snow covers the region in the winter months. Great if you like skiing!
  • Smoking rooms are available
  • Kids 12 and under are not permitted
  • A mandatory Christmas Eve Dinner (Dec 24) and New Year's Eve Dinner (Dec 31) will be charged at $91 per meal, per person, plus taxes

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

It’s a twisting, turning 90-minute drive along mountain roads from the Shimla airport to Wildflower Hall, but it’s well worth it. Perched at 8,250 feet in the foothills of the Himalayas, Oberoi Hotels’ iconic resort was once the residence of Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief of the colonial British Army. Though the place has been completely rebuilt since Kitchener’s time, the regal/residential vibe remains.

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In fair weather there’s croquet, archery and afternoon tea on the lawn; in winter, a skating rink and heated indoor pool. The year-round draws, though, are the panoramic mountain vistas, which are best enjoyed from the main restaurant terrace, accompanied by cup of masala chai. In high season there are three operating eateries, including the elegant garden-side Lutyens for traditional Indian fare, and the central restaurant (simply called the Restaurant), which has a menu of refined Asian and continental dishes. The latter also offers a must-try thali, or sampler, of regional Himachal specialties.

Local ingredients are also employed by the spa, which focuses on traditional Asian and Ayurvedic therapies (overseen by an on-staff Ayurvedic doctor). Standout services include the Spirit of Ayurveda, a two-and-a-half-hour session that starts with relaxing inhalation therapy, continues with dry brushing and face massage, and ends with a cedar-infused bath in a tub that looks out on the mountains.

For those who want to be more active, the front desk stocks detailed maps for self-guided trail walks through the surrounding pine forests, while trained guides and botanical experts are on staff to lead more intense hikes or take you mountain biking or river rafting along the thrilling Sutlej River.

How to Get There

Wildflower Hall, In the Himalayas
Mashobra
Shimla, 171012 India

Reviews

Best place to stay
Naveen K

This resort is an excellent facility away from the hustle-bustle of Shimla. The surroundings are picturesque. The staff is well mannered and courteous. We were in the garden facing room. The view from both the garden facing and valley facing rooms is good. There are lots of activities like the trail and board room. The swimming pool is all-weather and the open-air jacuzzi is an exciting experience. The food is delicious but the alcohol is expensive. The only thing you have to ensure is that you need to have a means of transportation in case you want to visit the ridge.

Fabulous resort
markff2017

This is an absolutely fabulous resort that takes you back in time, but yet has modern day amenities! We were greeted the very first night very professionally from Himanshu and the entire staff at the front desk! Sheetal and The front office manager were also very welcoming and professional! The entire wait staff at breakfast and dinner went out of their way to be very professional! Ujjwal is the leader of wait staff and has a very very optimistic attitude about how he treats the clients! Honestly we could name everyone as caring about us including the housekeeping staff.

Excellent
drhvj

The hotel is fantastic. Very beautiful location.
Hospitality is fantastic. The usual Oberoi superb service.
Staff is very courteous. Particular mention to Prashant Trivedi.
There is a nice Private dining area that u can book if u have a special occasion.
We could watch cricket matches on big screen.
Jacuzzi is outdoor and overlooking the beautiful valley.
Its a 20min drive from the Main mall road.
Awesome
Dr. Hiral Jerajani