A very Homely atmosphere. Definitely recommended
on May 22, 2018
We booked three rooms at Anand Homestay near Jubbarhatti (Shimla) airport for one night as we had an early morning flight to catch and our hotel was far from the airport. Their listing was found on some of the travel websites, but the dates had not been opened when we checked. So we directly called Mr. M.G. Sharma and he confirmed our booking over whatsapp after payment of the booking amount. So full marks for ease of booking.
Secondly, when we went there, Mr. Sharma gave us precise directions and hence it was easy to find. Maybe slightly difficult to locate on the way out from the airport or in the darkness, so 4/5 for ease of location. But the location itself is beautiful, an absolute virgin spot, just off the airport road. It is only a 5 min drive to the airport. So again, full marks for the location.
Although it is a homestay, the owners do not stay in the same property. So we had our privacy, yet the comfort of having a senior couple around. Their own house is just around the corner and Mr. & Mrs. Sharma, who are really friendly and welcoming, come over to help you settle in and to provide your food and other requirements. Their presence makes you feel at home at this property. Mr. Sharma himself dropped us to the airport in his car.
The rooms are comfortable and clean with adequate furniture and furnishings & attached bathrooms with hot water. The kitchen and store are downstairs and Mr. & Mrs. Sharma looked after us really well. Having said that, they are also ok with the guests using the facilities on their own.
The listing of the property is currently by the name “Anand Homestay”, but Mr. Sharma mentioned that in future it may be changed to “Silver Oak”. Currently the signboard at the point where the road bifurcates from airport road has both the names. Just thought of mentioning the new name, so that travelers do not miss out on this good homestay.
True Home Stay Experience
on Dec 25, 2015
I wanted to visit Shimla but avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. This was the perfect balance, day trips in the city and tranquility of a nice small village the rest of the time. The Sharma family really made me feel like I was in my home; the famous Indian hospitality at its best. Thank you again to Mr. Sharma for a truly enjoyable stay. I hope to return.
on Jan 6, 2015
“Yes, Indeed it was a very pleasant stay, very comfortable and friendly behaviour. I will surely like like to visit again. Cheers!” “Sharma uncle ji and his family members are very nice person. Being in a place like home they treated me like there son. I will make another visit for sure.”