Hotel Review: Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort in Shimla
Shimla is the summer capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Standing proudly as one of the most popular hill stations, this quaint place features panoramic views of lofty mountains, verdant green valleys, rich flora & fauna and colonial-style houses. Once a summer retreat of the British colony in India, Shimla displays a fusion of the Indo-colonial style of architecture through the numerous structures surrounding the region. Also, known as an ideal destination for honeymooners, Shimla offers many romantic places where the lovebirds can spend some quality time. Besides sightseeing locations, Shimla also features some great market places where one can shop and dine.
Visiting this hill station was really a great experience for me. I was in awe of the natural vistas, greeting smiles of the locals, the crowded street of Mall Road and the beautiful and cosy Gothic-style houses. Bringing about the Victorian charm, Shimla is certainly one of the best travel destinations that I have been to in my life so far. Since I was planning this trip for a long time, I made a Shimla itinerary beforehand. After searching for cosy hotels, I booked accommodation at Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort that happens to be one of the best hotels in Shimla. This 5-star resort is tucked away from the bustling crowd of the city near Kufri Fun World and Craignano Nature Park.
I had booked a Premier Valley View Room, which offers the lush green views of the sprawling valley. You can also choose from other types of rooms like Deluxe Garden View Twin, Premier Mountain View, Deluxe Suite and Long Kitchener Suite. The cosy and brilliantly designed rooms come with LCD TVs, minibars, DVD player, seating areas and spacious desk. All the rooms are well equipped with attached private bathrooms that feature stylish bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers are the other in-room facilities that Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort offers.
Let’s take a deeper look at this resort.
Cuisines and Dining
Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, boasts two in-house dining restaurants for the guests, namely Lutyens and The Cavalry Bar. Since the property is designed according to the colonial style of architecture, the dining places exhibit Coventry glass. The restaurants also feature beautiful chandeliers and offer lip-smacking dishes from the Indian, Continental and Asian cuisines. You can avail snacks from the coffee shops or can have a drink at the Cavalry Bar. Further, the buffet breakfasts at the resort will please your appetite after which you can head out to explore the city.
General amenities offered by the resort
The Gothic-style resort, maintained by the Oberoi Group, offers the guests a wide range of amenities, from basic to personalised ones. The resort promises to offer timely service to the patrons and successfully does that. At this place, you can avail yourself of luxurious services like spa treatments, concierge service and bonfire at the terrace on special requests. Their humble staff provides 24-hour room service for your anytime needs. Also, you can hit the state-of-art facility gym, chill in the indoor swimming pool or play a fun match at the tennis court.
Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort not only greets guests gone for a family staycation but also offers a place for business tie-ups. To make it ideal for corporate stays, the accommodation features a safe and home-like environment for solo travellers. It also offers business amenities like a well-appointed business centre with corporate spaces, free parking, as well as car rental services to pick up and drop VIPs and other guests from the airport.
As we have explored the facilities and features that can be availed at Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, here is a list of things that you should keep in mind while you are checking in the resort.
- When you visit Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, remember to carry government-issued photo identification, without which you won’t be allowed entry.
- Depending on the hotel policy, an extra person can be added during your stay.
- Special requests can be made at the reception on arrival or by calling room service.
- You can make the payment via credit cards and debit cards since cash is not accepted.
Now that you have a complete overview of Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, you can take your decision of booking a room here amongst hotels in Shimla. Honestly, the resort provided me with all the features that I had expected and even more. So, if you also want to feel the colonial vibe of Shimla, booking a stay with Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort is the best option.