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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

5.0 Excellent 1643 Reviews
It's over hyped!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Though the location Of the property is their USP,but the staff definitely miss the warmth which we were showered upon by the oberoi Cecil guys.
They must visit Cecil for a crash course👍
Apart from the service,the property and the outdoor Jacuzzi was lovely 🥇

Excellent short trip to Shimla in wildflower Hall
Reviewed 1 day ago

The short break I took in December was worth the time in every possible way.. You should not miss the strawberry trail; nature walk with Aseem, extremely knowledgeable guide.. very friendly and well mannered, honest and educated staff, including housekeeping.. to name one Atul, tingling your tongue delicacies with chef like Harish and chief chef.. we enjoyed throughout the stay with visit to Shimla and Kufri.. memorable for life..

Best Service and better views
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have no second thoughts in saying Wildflower hall second name should be luxury with wonderful service. Me and my wife choose to stay with them for our second anniversary.

The entire staff left no stone unturned to ensure that we were provided with the best of everything. To mention Ms Poornima took care of each and every small thing for making our anniversary perfect. The romantic dinner planned by her team was beyond words.
Me Vinod served us excellent food and took care that our evenings special.
The house keeping department mr Vinay and Manoj decorated the room and took care of every small thing.
The best thing about the property is, it’s away from the hustle and bustle and the thing that makes you fall in love is the indoor heated pool and the outdoor heated jacuzzi.
Would love to come back

Thanks

Nice
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was wonderful experience, I visited last month of December 2018 ,had lot of fun with my family members. I also suggest to all that they should visit once , I was great and enjoy able place . Will visit again sooon

Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights at Wildflower Hall towards the end of our holiday to Northern India. Undoubtedly one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in thanks to the excellent service and general ambience. All the staff, from the general manager down, made us feel very welcome and they are clearly proud of their fine hotel. We were fortunate to have a valley view room and fine,clear weather so we had great views of the Himalayas.